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46D-Jason and Medea: Scorned

The end of the story of Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts. Things have been pretty easy for Jason. Medea solved all of his problems before he even knew he had them on the Argo, and [...]

46C-Jason: The Long Way Home

It finally comes time to fight the dragon, (hopefully) survive the return journey home, and have the showdown with Pelias. This is a big episode. If you've made it this far in the series, though, it [...]

46B-Jason and the Argonauts: MacGuffin

The quest for the golden fleece begins for the legendary heroes packed aboard the Argo. We find them making all haste for Colchis...except for all the times they stop to feast...and drink too much...and meet [...]

46A-Argonauts: Some Assembly Required

The beginning of the story of Jason and his legendary Argonauts doesn't start with Jason, but with Zeus being...well, Zeus, and kidnapping an unsuspecting woman. There is a dragon, a giant bronze robot, and court [...]

45-Rumpelstiltskin: Let’s Make a Deal

Three stories of people making deals. The first is from Japanese folklore, and it's about making the most of what you have...even when what you have is a dirty piece of straw and a fly [...]

44-Saint George: Here Be Dragons

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 [...]

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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).

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.

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