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62-Thor: Hammer Time

By | 2017-03-21T09:39:40+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Quite possibly the last episode on Norse mythology before we start on the epic showdown that is Ragnarok, this story has Thor earning a ridiculous facial feature and wetting himself in terror. Also, you shouldn't follow Loki into the wilderness, no matter how good the party he is telling you about sounds, and [...]

51-Loki: Them Apples

By | 2016-12-11T06:00:37+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Three stories of Loki, the infamous trickster from Norse mythology. Most of his hijinks are light-hearted, and end with him getting his comeuppance, but it comes in the form of being a bridesmaid at Thor's wedding or (as in this episode) an extremely uncomfortable game of tug-of-war. What happens when a trick gets taken too far? [...]

32-Tricksters: Wager

By | 2016-05-10T22:08:47+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Three stories of tricksters. We have Coyote from Native American mythology giving great gifts and racing a turtle. There's also Anansi the spider-man from West African folklore, who is trying to buy the stories of the world. We also catch up with our old friend Loki from Norse mythology, who just wants to give Thor's wife [...]

24-Thor: Whosoever Holds this Hammer

By | 2016-02-24T09:44:54+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Norse mythology, like all mythology, is strange. Thor's hammer is gone. It was stolen...or he just left it somewhere and forgot about it. To get it back, though, he's going to have to do something more difficult than fighting legions of giants. He's going to need to get married. And there's the origin of poetry, which [...]

9-Dogs and Wolves: Generations (Fenrir, The Black Dog, Dog King of Denmark, Gelert)

By | 2015-12-09T13:05:52+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Instead of one long story, this week I'm telling four stories about canines from folklore from all around the world. We'll go back to the Norse gods and goddesses where Loki will make more poor choices. Then I'll talk about the legend of the black dog of the UK and Ireland. There's the weird and hilarious [...]