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50-Dracula: Bad Blood

By |2016-12-11T06:00:46+00:00November 15th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , |

Dracula Dracula isn't a creature from myths, legends, or folklore. The fictional vampire is a product of Bram Stoker. The name, though, stretches back centuries to a prince who ruled the kingdom called Wallachia, which borders the land with which he's most famously associated: Transylvania. We'll be talking all about the pseudo-legendary exploits of the real bloody [...]

44-Saint George: Here Be Dragons

By |2018-03-15T14:45:32+00:00September 13th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , |

The Episode Summary: Three and a half stories of monsters of the ancient world. We meet vile beasts that lurk in the forests, the murky deep, and the wide, desolate places of the world. We meet the baby, the Thor, and the saints that slay them. We meet bears that can be bribed with cake. Folklore [...]

43-Slavic Folklore: The Wasteland

By |2018-03-15T14:45:48+00:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Episode summary: A story of a super-powered Russian hero fighting the evil, also super-powered villain known as Nightingale the Robber. Nightingale can fly, kill with a scream, and lives in the shadows of his forest. The journey will take our hero from home, through multiple stays with Baba Yaga(s), and finally into a confrontation with the legendary [...]

41C-Lancelot: It’s Complicated

By |2016-08-28T13:08:33+00:00August 24th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Show summary: It's the conclusion of the Lancelot story, and we'll immediately pick up after last week's fairly cheap cliffhanger ending. He'll finally see the end of his quest... Either by plummeting to the choppy waters below...or by the lions on the other side of the sword...or the castle full of people who want to kill [...]

41A-Lancelot: The Stolen Child

By |2016-08-09T23:48:26+00:00August 9th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

Episode summary: We're back in the time of King Arthur, picking up right about where we stopped off last time (though you don't need to have heard last time to listen today). We'll be talking about the story of Lancelot - where this incredibly important character came from and why he's know as Lancelot of the Lake (spoiler [...]

34-Greek Mythology: Uphill Battle

By |2018-03-15T14:46:30+00:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: Articles, Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Two stories from Greek Mythology: first, it's the story of Sisyphus, who you might know from his interminable, crushing labor, but who actually really deserved that punishment because of how horrible he was. The second story is of good-guy-Bellerophon, Sisyphus's grandson, who is constantly having that football pulled out from under him just as he is [...]