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Jason started the Myths and Legends Podcast out of his love for reading/writing and training in English literature. In addition to history and world folklore, he's a fan of his wife and child, dachshunds, hiking, Batman, and cake (the dessert, but the band's ok, too).
Carissa joined Myths and Legends in 2017 at Episode 67B. She's a former audiologist and professor with a background in acoustics and digital sound. She loves her family, photography, tennis season, and foodie reality TV.
Ever wonder about the original stories behind King Arthur and his legendary knights, Robin Hood, or Aladdin?
Did you know that fairy tales weren't originally for children and are way more bizarre, ridiculous, and interesting than you ever thought possible?
Maybe you've heard of characters like Thor, Odin, and Hercules from modern movies- stories stretching back centuries. Well, the originals that inspired the adaptations are even better.
This show brings you folklore that has shaped our world. Some are incredibly popular stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories that might be new to you, but are definitely worth a listen.
These are stories of magic, kings, Vikings, dragons, knights, princesses, and wizards from a time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous, wonderful, and terrifying place.