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Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser tell stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.

A lost prince, a magic TARDIS barrel, and a talking dog take us to Jötunheim and back in the story of Prince Ring from Icelandic folklore.

The creature is mouse deer who just wants to dance and hopefully not kill anyone.

A story from 1001 Nights about how to get rid of that annoying babysitter and what to do if your husbands keep getting killed (the answer is, apparently, to keep getting married).

The creature is the sea monk, neither a monk nor a sea creature, but a horrifying Cthulhu mash-up.

The stories of the creation from Roman/Greek mythology, the first werewolf, and Pygmalion, and also some Ares stuff because this is his week I guess.

The creature, the Bonnacon (or, as cultured people say, Bo-nacho), has fiery diarrhea. Insert spicy food/White Castle joke here.

Two stories about finding people who like you for you. Not because you wear a rice bowl on your head. Or because you spend way too much time looking in the mirror. It's the stories of the Black Rice Bowl and the Mirror from Kyoto, from Japanese folklore.

The creatures are real life magpies, chaos birds.

The story of a storyteller who can't think of a story to tell, and how a stranger solves that problem by getting him fired and taking him on wacky adventures with too many beheadings.

The creature is the Lou Carcolh. Brace yourself, snail links are coming.

How do you ensure your children grow up to be good people? You work with a fairy to design jewelry that stabs them, of course!

The creature this week is Lamia! She will pull out her own eyeballs and eat your children, but she also has a budding career in the movies?

A mother and son are surviving at the end of the world, while monsters prowl the wasteland all around. And now, one of them wants to leave.

The creature is the Kudan (件), a human-faced bovine who wants you to have its poster up in your home. A lot of posters, actually.

Three(ish) stories from the Korean peninsula about ghosts and goblins. Kind of. Some are actual ghosts and goblins (도깨비). Some are the ghosts of happier times and the lives we thought we wanted. Some goblins literally beat us up when they cheat at board games. There's a lot to learn this week.

The creature is the Kting Voar, a creature that definitely does not exist, but not for lack of being extremely normal and boring.

We're back in the stories of the Monkey King on the Journey to the West and we'll see that not everyone who is mean to you is a demon. They might be a murderous bandit! Also, try to make friends that can tell the difference between you and your evil doppelgänger.

The creature is the Kongamato, a (maybe?) actual dinosaur. It is truly terrible and annoying and bad, but only slightly murdery!

Two myths and a lie! Two stories this week are tales from world folklore. One is a tale created by us for this episode. Check out the poll in our Instagram stories or vote on the site if you're not on Instagram to let us know which one you think is the lie!

The story of Ketil Trout is about growing up and learning to be your own person. It's a coming-of-age tale with giant fights, dragon slaying, and outlaw who know way to many trout facts.

The creature, Nure-onna, is that woman down by the beach who is not-so-secretly also a quarter-mile-long snake.

Tales of everyone's favorite Olympian in charge of warfare, wisdom (& crafts!): Athena. Well, everyone's favorite except for anyone who has been led to a grisly adventurer fate by her. Or been turned into a monster by her. Or has adopted a snake from her. Or...

The creature is Hyena Man! He's way worse than the DC Comics supervillain that shares his name because he will literally eat children.

The story of Culhwch and Olwen is that of a thousand quests and why it's probably ok to name your baby after the place they were born...but maybe not if they were born in a literal pigsty.

The creature this week is the Hydrus, who is not the Lernian Hydra, of Heracles fame, but it does get a second act as a Biblical metaphor.

The story of Mirza, from Armenian folklore, and why it pays to be a heavy sleeper. Also, if you find your incredibly angry, stinky uncle chained up in a closet...it's probably best to leave him there. If you can.

The creature this week is Big Bird! If Big Bird ate corpses...

A knight learns that generosity for those in need is good. Generosity to the point where you're in a worse spot than those you're helping? Maybe it's time to make a budget. Also, why you should follow that very, very stinky man in the woods.

The creature is the Hobyah! Despite their fun sounding name, they're horrible. Their victims, sadly, are not much better.

Lord Long Legs is a spider daimyo with ruthless mantis samurai. Sazaye has an impenetrable shell that will always keep him safe. An eel grilling couple discovers a secret in their midst. Three stories collide on this week's episode.

The creature is why hydration might actually be hazardous to your health.

What happens when you mix chastity, violence, and absolutely zero private baths? The history of the Olympian Artemis...and a whole lot of problems.

The creature this week is the Heinzelmännchen, the little naked men who live in your walls.

A Halloween story about the specter bridegroom. A bridegroom. Who's also a specter...and the bride who's actually really ok with that.

The creature is a little piggy with soul. Your soul, to be exact.

The story of Frithiof and Ingeborg is rife with evil trolls, good trolls, sea witches, land witches, and how to move on when the tragedy of the past has changed you (into an actual troll).

The creatures this week are Havman and Havfrue, Danish mer-people who might mer-der you or just give you a nice mer-ssage to relax. Mer.

Viking is a Viking. His dad was either not very creative when it came to naming him, or had a very specific plan for his life. In his story we meet evil giants, awesome mythological dwarf dads, and the only Viking ball game that doesn't turn deadly...during the ball game. It kind of does immediately afterward, though.

The creature is Hogboy! It's a barrow-wight, and it's actually way more terrifying than it sounds.

For the god of healing, Apollo sure does a lot of the exact opposite. Born to a mother on the run from a giant snake, Apollo's life only gets more chaotic and destructive from there.

The creature is Half-Chick! He might be only half a chicken, but he's 100% enema. Yes, you just read that correctly.

Xuanzang, the monk leading the Monkey King, Pigsy, and Sandy on their journey to the west doesn't want to get married. The city full of women who want to marry him don't really care.

The creature is the Guyascutus, a deadly alligator. Imagine that. What an oddity.

Two stories from Indian folklore where we learn that you should always know your exact weight in mangos...because it might help you outrun those eight guys trying to murder you. Also, being a parent is difficult, especially when your clever ideas to punish your kids just make them more awesome.

The creature is the Gulon, from Sweden. It'll turn you into farts.

The story of Fatima is a long one with many twists and turns. There are genies, evil wizards, massive battles, and a world-wide trek to make sure evil pays for its crimes, but at the center is Fatima, a woman who won't back down no matter the opposition, and who always stands for what she knows is right.

The creature is a hairy naked man (another one!) but you actually might want to make this one your friend.

The epic story of Fatima, Dhat Al-Himma, the warrior woman, princess, mystic begins with the misadventures of her family line where they learn the perils of bad poetry, why you shouldn't marry genies, and it might be a bad thing to constantly rob your enemies when your bank account gets a little low.

The creature is Grootslang, a snake with diamond eyes that maybe has an elephant best friend.

You've heard of rock, paper, scissors, but have you heard of slug, frog, snake? That old man you're trying to rob who lives in the mountains by himself has. Hope you like everything being covered in slime.

Apparently these characters were reimagined for the manga/anime Naruto, but I haven't seen Naruto, so please don't sue me, people who own Naruto.

The creature is Jasconius. The island that will eat you.

Two stories from English folklore about the secrets we keep. The first is the story of the Monk of Leicester, Dan Hew, a man who has a few verses of poetry he wants to yell at the married women of the village. All the married women.

Humphrey Kynaston likes to party and has made it his life's goal to spend all his dad's money, a goal he'll be able to check off his todo list sooner than he thinks because he's terrible with money.

The creature is the Dobhar-Chu, a vicious otter who might just get his own true crime podcast.

Two stories from Yiddish folklore of taking a chance, making a change, going for a ride on a giant bird's wings, yelling at a classroom full of kids, and marrying a demon. Not necessarily in that order.

The creature is the Piskie, from Cornwall. It's hopefully wearing clothing!

What would you do if you could have anything you could imagine, but it would cost you everything you have?

That's not a choice Hans made, but one he was stuck with when his dad made a terrible deal for a wishing box.

The creature is why you should help out that unfortunate stranger with their laundry (but not really)

We're back in the story of the Monkey King with the Journey to the West, and we'll see Sun Wukong finally meet his match: a buffalo with a headband.

The creature of the week is the yamachichi, a creepy dude who loves morning breath. And also killing you.

The story of Finette Cendron is like a greatest hits of fairy tales. A tale of betrayal, sisters, ogres, bad poetry, and haircuts, we see three sisters brave the wilds and everything the fairy tale world can throw at them, to make things right.

The creature is Cutty Soams! He'll cut your soams...if he's not a secret Scooby-Doo villain.

Three brothers. One cousin...who they want to marry. It starts in a weird place this week. Three brothers are sent on a quest: the brother who brought back the strangest, coolest item would get to marry her.

A story with magic carpets, genies, fairies, and a man who can wrap his mustache around his head, we learn the value of communication, understanding, and not having people murdered.

The creature this week might not be a creature at all, but simply an elderly woman who doesn't want to be attacked with a knife.

Aphrodite is looking for love in all the wrong places. It's the story of where she came from, her side of her doomed marriage with Hephaestus, and how the love of her very, very long life was a tree baby.

The creature is Buffardello, a small, bearded fairy from Italy with many, many weird hobbies.

Two young men: a wildman determined to collect 1000 swords from defeated samurai, and a displaced son of a clan leader, who had spent his childhood on the run. Together, these two would find their place in the world, and change it in the process.

The creatures are the Keltémas and Kazna Peri, and they just might help you get rich...or lead you out into a snowstorm straight from the bath.

The story of Erec and Enide from Arthurian Legend is a good illustration of why you should try to work out your problems as a couple with empathy, understanding, and communication...and not through a deadly quest filled with pointless, brutal combat.

The creatures are the Elephant Men, the strange visitors you get when you're drinking whiskey with friends down by the river.

Just ask dad

Two Norwegian tales of asking dad. All seven of them. Who live in the same house. Or might not have a house to go back to, depending on the story. 

The creature is the orc! It is both different from the Lord of the Rings orc and very currently a problem!  

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Storage Soles: https://myths.link/storagesoles
Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership 
Billy B's version of the Orc: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orc_(Blake)
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Music: 

"Long Await" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Smooth Edges" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Tell What You Know" by Blue Dot Sessions

On his quest to help princess Ingigerd, Hrolf has become enslaved by the wily William, a con man who wants to be a prince. This episode, they'll come face-to-face with ghost kings, giant walruses, mythological dwarves, and the evil wizard that took down an entire kingdom.

The creature is Biron (びろ~ん)! He's a little gross and weird!

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Disclaimer: https://myths.link/321b

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Music:

"Our Ears, Deceivers" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Elegant Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions
"PlainGrey" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Aloscape 1" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Morning Bells" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Luper" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Ask the Sisters" by Blue Dot Sessions
This week, it's the Saga of Göngu-Hrolf, from Icelandic folklore. It starts with a king getting one, solitary, five-foot-long, apparently super attractive hair wrapped in a scarf...and only gets better from there. There are evil wizards belching (yes, belching) fire and poison, somber Vikings getting conned, and a deadly honeypot zombie trap for any heroes who might try to be heroes. It's a fun one. 

The creature is the Nunui, and you'll see why you want to wear shoes when gardening.  

Chicken arms: https://myths.link/armedchickens
Disclaimer (and author quote): https://myths.link/321a
Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership  

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Music:
"Our Lament" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Step in Step out" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Caverna" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Babble Babble Brook" by Blue Dot Sessions

The hero twins will rise...

...and then fall. The underworld calls, and the monsters of their past comes back to haunt them. 

The creature is the Obda, from Mari folklore. Yet another hairy naked man who lives in the forest. Who want to tickle you.  

Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
Alligator (warning, skinned alligator): https://myths.link/alligator  

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Music: 

"Caveman" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Pickers" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Huffalo" by Blue Dot Sessions

In the beginning, the gods apparently had an undo button.

And angry tortilla griddles that took out the first humans. Today, it's the beginning of the beginning in the Popol Vuh. We'll meet a macaw who thinks he's the son, a metal band lineup of underworld beings, and see the birth of the hero twins, who are destined to go up against the batman* 

*not that batman 

The creature is the Snallygaster, the answer to the age-old question of what happens when a Cthulhu bird gets drunk?

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Links! 

An excellent translation of the Popol Vuh: https://myths.link/popolvuh 

Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership  

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Can you beat fate?

Subramanya has learned something terrible about two people who are practically siblings to him. Can he use his deep wisdom to beat the life that's laid out before them?

The creature is maneki-neko, the waving cat, and we'll see how cats can be very lucky...if they can be bothered to help you in the first place.

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Links!
Disclaimer: https://myths.link/319
Source: https://myths.link/fate
Pooping clock: https://myths.link/sandclock
Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership

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Music

"Vienna Beat" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Plaque" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Mogul" by Blue Dot Sessions
"In the Box" by Blue Dot Sessions

Hephaestus has his day

Who is the smith god of Olympus? Why is he married to Aphrodite, and why can't he catch a break? This week, it's all about Hephaestus and his journey of self discovery where he (hopefully) doesn't fall off a mountain. Again.

The creature is the Sea Hare. It's a hare that lives in the sea and also is relentlessly vicious.

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Links

That disclaimer: https://myths.link/318
Membership, anyone? https://mythpodcast.com/membership

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Music

"Pink Skies" by Chad Crouch
"Soft Light" by Chad Crouch
"Evening Overture" by Chad Crouch
"Among the Reeds" by Chad Crouch
"Grand Caravan" by Blue Dot Sessions

We're back in the story of the Monkey King, and monkey finds a noble new calling: freeing enslaved monks. Does this noble calling include the ignoble murdering of his enemies and/or tricking them into drinking his urine? Yes. Yes it does. 

The creature is the Stcemqestcint, the stinky naked man watching you in the forest.  

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Extended cut and other membership stuff: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership 

I can't remember if I've mentioned this, but a PHENOMENAL source of the complete Monkey King story (Journey to the West) is this book translated by Anthony Yu: https://myths.link/journey  

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Music: 

"American Crow" by Chad Crouch
"Delmendra" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Black Cosmos Ring" by Chad Crouch
"Fuscia" by Chad Crouch
"Negentrophy" by Chad Crouch
"Operatives" by Chad Crouch

What happens when you see something you can't live without? A thing you desire so strongly that you can't stop thinking about it. Do you give up everything to try to get it? 

Maybe? But if what you're willing to give up is your child and the thing you desire is fruit from the garden...maybe rethink your priorities. It's the story of "The White Cat" by Madame d'Aulnoy, and in addition to questionable parenting, there are quests, dwarves that are just doing their job, evil fairies, and cat ballet. 

The creature this time is Adar Llwch Gwin, a pet that's probably too obedient

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Links:

Tomato Brave Weiser: https://myths.link/bigbeautifulboy

Disclaimer, source, and Tomato picture for the Instagram-averse: https://myths.link/316

Chilled Rabbit: https://myths.link/rabbitcorpse

Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership

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Music: 

"Feeling Fine" by Blue Dot Sessions
"On our own again" by Blue Dot Sessions

A story from Korean folklore about friendship, kindness, moving on, and why magicians are terrible actors. 

The creature is the Silver Lake Serpent, and it's not actually in Silver Lake, near Perry, NY, but hanging out in a nearby hotel.  

Links

Allll the stuff about the Silver Lake Serpent: https://myths.link/315
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The story from Greek mythology of how Hermes became an Olympian by killing a turtle and eating some barbecue.

The creatures are the heikegani (平家蟹), that angry crab that might just be a deceased samurai who has waited at the bottom of the sea for centuries...to snap at your toes a little.

Best of the Worst! https://villains.lol
Everything becomes a crab: https://myths.link/crabs
The show post with the disclaimer and crab pictures: https://myths.link/314

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Music
"Pintle" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Jillian Bridges" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Golden Grass" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Again in the Spring" by Blue Dot Sessions

We wrap of the stories of the dervishes (and the mysterious visitors to the party who are DEFINITELY NOT the caliph and Jafar) and then the hostess and her sisters find the tables have turned...because, yes of course, they have been threatening the life of their ruler, but more because...why were they beating those dogs and weeping?? 

The creature is Napf-Hans! A German version of the butter cat who is neither butter nor cat...but who loves cake and beer.  

Squirrel underpants! https://myths.link/squirrelunderpants
Best of the Worst! https://villains.lol/listen/
Disclaimer! https://myths.link/313b  

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A party no one can speak of under threat of death. Genie fights, wizard battles, and grocery shopping. Yes, we're back in One Thousand and One Nights. 

The creature is haakapainizi, a folksy grasshopper! Who is also a cannibal! 

The membership! https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership 

The Best of the Worst! https://villains.lol/listen 

Tiny Lobster Hands! https://myths.link/lobsterhands  

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Music: 

"The Records" by Blue Dot Sessions 

"Black Ballots" by Blue Dot Sessions 

"Union Hall" by Blue Dot Sessions

A Norwegian tale about why you should pay your employees a living wage (or at least not beat them and try to have them executed), or else you could end up in a never-ending dance party. 

The creature is why you should avoid home improvement projects like the plague...because you could be literally plagued with wood and earth imps. 

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Music:
"Chai Belltini" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Pedalrider" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Single Still" by Blue Dot Sessions
"The Yards" by Blue Dot Sessions

A Ronin (a masterless samurai) goes on a quest to find a stolen sword and restore the honor of his family's name, but, when it comes to pushing the limits of what is right in order to see his mission through, how far is too far? 

The creature is Rübezahl, a turnip counter, and we'll see why you shouldn't trust people who love vegetables. 

Best of the Worst! https://villains.lol/listen/ 

The disclaimer and source: https://myths.link/311  

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Music: 

"Gra Hovedvei" by Blue Dot Sessions 

The story of Sigrgarthr and the Maiden King, from Icelandic folklore has Viking male models, ruthless princesses, people shoving metal down their pants to make unbeatable weapons, dragons, trolls, witches, and monsters. There's a lot going on this week. 

The creature this week is the Pope Lick Monster, who shows that the most dangerous thing of all is our own superstition. And also being hit by trains. 

Show post and article: https://myths.link/310
Best of the Worst is back! https://villains.lol/listen  

Music:
"Caseco" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Garrucha" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Inspector F" by Blue Dot Sessions
"La Naranja Borriana" by Blue Dot Sessions

This week, there are three stories of people bargaining: with the devil, with that angry lady who owns too many cats, and with...rocks, and we'll see that the person you need...might be the one you least suspect. 

The creature this week is a forest creature who won't lope lazily past your out-of-focus camera...because he'll fly past. He's Batsquatch! 

Show post and Batsquatch article: https://myths.link/309
Best of the Worst is back! https://villains.lol/listen  

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Music:
"Jemma" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Mr. Mole and Son" by Blue Dot Sessions
"TwoPound" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Delicates" by Blue Dot Sessions

Stories of tricksters from the folklore of the Hopi, Northern Pueblo, and Algonquin people. Coyote makes an enemy when he steals Fox's best friend...and eats him. We meet Rabbit Boy and learn how to get a free ride from your worst enemy. Then, we see how that guy who keeps trying to bite your tail off...might not be your friend?

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Music:

"Villano" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Dust Digger" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Kalsted" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Capering" by Blue Dot Sessions

The story of why, no matter how good of an idea it sounds like after a few drinks, you shouldn't steal church bells and drop them into a nearby pond. You might awaken an ancient evil. Because of course you will. This is the tale of the Knucker.

The creature this week is Bunny Man! He throws axes at cars!

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The post with the disclaimer and pictures and all that: https://myths.link/307

Crayfish: https://myths.link/cray

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Music:

"Dim" by Chad Crouch


Two stories from Latin America folklore about people (and animals?) getting payback. The first is a story about why you shouldn't bite strangers. The second is about a man who can make the dead rise...but for a small fee will make sure that they stop.

The creature is the magician's monster from Castle Frankenstein, a living lesson of why you shouldn't brag about your elixir of life and then die a year later.

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Cat Butt Key Caps: https://myths.link/catbuttcaps

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Music:

"Drama Queen" by Podington Bear

"Dutiligi" by Podington Bear

"Haze" by Chad Crouch

"In My Head" by Podington Bear

"LA" by Podington Bear 

The story of the Bird of Sorrow, from Turkish folklore, has love, loss, gratitude, people messing up coffeehouses, genie girlfriends, and elaborate pranks involving not being able to take off your pants. It's a big week.

The creature is the neugle, a handsome little horse that gives Lil' Sebastian a run for his money.

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Music:

"Among the Reeds" by Podington Bear

"Caprese" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Chel Taza" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Enter on Bull Lake" by Podington Bear

"Nesting" by Podington Bear

"Confluence" by Podington Bear

Two stories from Celtic folklore of the things that lurk among us: witches that live in our home town, trolls that hold dance parties on the frozen wastes, and tiny, 1000-year-old fairy creatures who are buying drinks after work.

The creature this week is the Giant of Smeeth, who would really like you to watch your language, please.

***Slight correction***
I mention that it is 9th century Scotland in the first story. It's...probably not? The stories are just kind of vaguely Medieval or Early Modern and it likely takes place in the late Middle Ages since witchcraft wasn't a capital offense in England until the 1500s. 

The 9th century bit was part of a throwaway joke about margaritas at girl's night, but I thought it would be better to be more accurate.
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"The Ascent" by Chad Crouch

"Down and Around" by Chad Crouch

"October Shuffle" by Chad Crouch

"Filesharer's Lament" by Chad Crouch

"Running on Empty" by Chad Crouch

Two stories from Japan about samurai (and wannabe samurai) following their dreams. Too bad it takes fights with giant creatures and a little bit of murder to do so.

The creature this time is ao nyōbō, and she doesn't want you to stop by her beautiful, horribly dilapidated mansion.

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Music:
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"Silver Lanyard" by Blue Dot Sessions
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This week, we learn where you shouldn't kiss a rabbit (it's exactly where you think), and how a dance party can save a city.

The creature is B.O.B., the Beast of Blattenboro, and he's here to do two things: exsanguinate dogs and scare people...and there is a lot of dog blood to suck and people to scare, so it's going to be around for a while.

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Music:
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"Chrome and Wax" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Our Only Lark" by Blue Dot Sessions

The story of a family and the monsters that hunt them. The twist? These are monsters that they might know better than they realize.

The creature is snow snake! It's a snake that lives in the snow, and if you're thinking, "that's ridiculous, snakes are cold blooded!" Well, while you were thinking about that it bit you and you died. Congrats.

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An abbot spends Christmas surrounded by outlaws in the dark forest, so he can listen to mysterious, otherworldly music. A farm has a fun Christmas tradition where employees end up dead on Christmas morning. It must be the holidays in Swedish and Icelandic folklore.

The creature is draugr of the sea, Norse sea zombies, who are going to get in the way of your holiday mead run.

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"Dear Myrtle" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Gilly Wash" by Blue Dot Sessions

"La Naranja Borriana" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Ratesheet" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Steadfast" by Blue Dot Sessions

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The spies are coming. Governor Sim has gone too far and earned the attention of the king, who's sending people to see what's going on in Sim's district. The only thing? Sim is four steps ahead of the king and those spies don't know what they're walking into.

The creature is Western Europe's first vampire! And why you want to avoid mixing sorcery with your home improvement projects!

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"A Simple Shroud" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Keeping Up" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Talltell" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Vela Vela" by Blue Dot Sessions

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A home improvement project 800 years in the making that includes way too many wolves, rat parts, and beards. It's the story of the Tomten of Åbo Castle, from Finnish folklore.

The creatures are women with varying degrees of faces from British folklore. The one thing they have in common? Drunk, possibly concussed guys are the only people that have seen them.

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"Evidence Room" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Snowgarden" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Our Ears, Deceivers" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Onyx" by Blue Dot Sessions

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We're back in the story of the Monkey King as he and the crew continues their journey to the west. Xanzang, the monk, of course gets captured again, but this time, it's by the son of an old friend of Monkey's from back in his pillaging days! He figures things should go well. Because, of course, there is nothing children love more than being bossed around.

The creature is the L'esak, and it's why you shouldn't eat that delicious road bread, no matter how good it looks.

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"Delham Corner" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Burnam Street" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Dognell" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Lucius has been turned into a donkey after using the wrong body lotion. Then, he was kidnapped by bandits. Things are about to get a whole lot worse for Lucius.

The creature is the Korori (虎狼狸), who offers a new way to feel better after you get sick.

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Music:

"Taoudella" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Watercool Quiet" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Capilla" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Galaxy Shard" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Lucius’s lifelong dream, as of ten minutes ago, is learning how to do sorcery. Luckily, he’s not only in a city crawling with witches who are slicing bits off people’s faces to do their magic and bringing wineskins to life, but his hostess is a sorceress herself, and all he has to do is catch her in the act.

The creature is the Lizard Man, lover of sinking his claws into cars…and his teeth into some Filet-o-Fish sandwiches.



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The story of a merchant gets lost ducking out early from a funeral and who ends up sleeping in a graveyard…and that’s somehow the least scary thing that happens to him that year.

The creature is the Sirin, and they’ll only sing for you if you’re super happy and harmonious. So, kind of never.



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"Millworm" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Caravan" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Uncertain Ground" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Champman" by Blue Dot Sessions

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The story of Moremi Ajasoro from modern-day Nigeria has love, loss, and, of course, evil forest monsters.

The creature is the Van Meter Visitor, a dinosaur that was apparently stinking up the Old West.

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Two stories, two small things making enormous problems. We have "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Red Shoes". For two stories about young women learning and growing, they contain kind of a lot of dismemberment.

The creature is Striga! And she's the reason to put on that extra loaf of garlic bread and leave pig bones all over church.

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"Celestial Navigation" by Blue Dot Sessions

"In Passage" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Rabbit Hole" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Babble Babble Brook" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Fissure Forming" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Heavenstill" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Single Still" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Loopy" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Magic swords, Viking legends, dwarves, ice queens, and enchanted rose gardens, this story of Dietrich of Bern and the Dwarf King Laurin has a bit of everything.

The creature this week is the Samodivi, the reason why you should be going out to the club each night.

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"Lead Shroud" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Three stories of monsters from Japan. We have a tanuki, the monsters that lurk in the civilized places, and monsters that might be under your home right now.

The creature is a decapitated man who loves hugs.

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A story from Kashmir folklore about love, marriage, and murder. Kind of a lot of all those things, actually.

The creature is a Jaculus, the snake that will kill you with kindness. And its sharp javelin head.

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The story of Half's Heroes, from the Icelandic Sagas. If you don't like being burned alive...and also do absolutely nothing to avoid the completely avoidable fate of being burned alive...can you even call yourself a man?

The creature this week is the Ubigabi (姥ヶ火), the flaming head that's barreling toward you in the night.

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The Saga of Half and His Heroes from Icelandic folklore starts with Odin spitting in a family's ale and only gets stranger from there.

The creatures are the Ellyllon, the flower glove wearing, grocery-store-visting, fungus eaters.

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"Dusting" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Transit Chrysl" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Cicle DR Valga" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Drone Pine" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Pickers" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Chel Vela" by Blue Dot Sessions

 

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This week, it's the story of Stupid Ondal and the Princess Pyeonggang, where we see that it's Pyeonggang's birthday, and she can cry if she wants to. Oh, it's the next birthday, and she's still crying? Wait, three years down the road, and she hasn't stopped. Should someone find out what's wrong? The king just wants to threaten her with marriage to a guy he sees as terrible? Yeah, this should end well.

The creature is Lazy Laurence. He guards apple orchards. And also doesn't mind a little backwash.

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"Selena Leica" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Lady Marie" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Cornicob" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Tokutarō is not going to be tricked by fox monsters. He's just not.

Also, a dad has a big problem with the new pet cat.

Two stories from Japan about things not being what they seem (or things being exactly what they seem).

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"Plaid Shapes" by Blue Dot Sessions

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The story of Harap Alb (Povestea lui Harap Alb) from Romanian folklore has it all. Like, it really does try to jam as many fairy tale tropes in as possible, but it actually works. It's a fun story with a little bit of everything. Oh, and talking lettuce.

The creature is the Iwana bōzu (岩魚坊主) a priest who loves fish and has a seeeeecrettttt.

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"Kovir Straight Flat" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Zeriba Flats" by Blue Dot Sessions

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I mean, if you style your beard to a point so that it looks like an enormous bird's beak, you can't really fault an insult comedy pro princess for taking some shots at it. It's "King Thrushbeard" by the Grimm brothers.

The creature is a giant whose career path involves working for kings, hermits, and, oh yeah, the devil.

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We see if Victor can come out on top using the power of stories…for murder?

The creature is a tiny fish with fingers and teeth!

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“The Telling” by Blue Dot Sessions

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What happens when a lion and his prey become best friends? Or when a monkey starts messing around on a worksite? Or a weaver pretends to be a god to woo a princess? The Panchatantra happens. An eclectic, free-flowing anthology of short, funny, sometimes brutal stories that are meant to teach people wisdom...but might all be part of a long-con to gain control of a kingdom.

The creature is the Nasnas, and he is very bad at hide and seek. And will also melt your flesh.

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King Arthur and his best knight, Sir Gawain, have to answer the age-old question: what do women want? Oh, and if King Arthur doesn't find the definitive answer within a year, he'll be executed. Hijinks ensue.

The creature is Nalusa Falaya, an evil porcupine who will turn you into an unwitting sleeper agent against your own family.

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"Palms Down (No Cello)" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Two stories from the Grimm brothers with people going beyond death. On the first, it's a prince and princess who find love...after they swear a terrible and toxic oath to one another. On the second, if your guest sees ghost children in your house, maybe you should listen to them?

The creature is the Leyak, a witch who likes munching on some human entrails and turning into a monkey with golden teeth.

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Three stories from Korean folklore about family with terrible frog sons, angry imps beating guys with sticks until their arms get tired, and a mayor who just doesn't know when to quit.

The creature is the Leanhaum-Shee, and if someone wants to set you up on a date with an invisible person...maybe pass. And also run away as quickly as possible.

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"Pitho Magnus" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Elegant Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions

"It Must Be" by Michele Nobler

"Why" by bzur

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The story of Spotted Ali, from the Icelandic sagas, has werewolves, ogre battles, and witch curses. It also has parents doing the right thing (and then the wrong thing for way too much cash), enemies becoming friends if they can keep on doing enemy stuff, and why you should always be polite to people who help you out: you don't know which ones might be actual trolls.

The creature this week is the Kibaan, a chill hairy guy who will play music for you...providing you don't try to steal his child.

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"Bridgewalker" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Clouds at Castor Ridge" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Persimmon" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Ewa Valley" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Sals Piano Solo" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Tapoco Critter" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Onyx" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Zelus" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Two literary fairy tales from Irish writer Oscar Wilde. On the first, we'll see that even fireworks need spa days. Is that what wallowing in the mud with animals is? Probably, right?

On the second, it's a story of love. Cynical, brutal love.

The creature is the Joseung Saja (저승 사자), a dapper grim reaper who's all business.

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The story of the cook and the warlock, from 1001 Nights, where you see how a hot tub can change your entire life's course.

The creature is the Murghi-i-adami, a buff peacock with a lot to say.

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Music:

"Gothrd" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Hrse Hrse" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Still Nite" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Pglet Credits" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Shepman" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Shphrd" by Blue Dot Sessions

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An adaptation of a Swiss horror novella "The Black Spider" by author Jeremias Gotthelf (AKA Albert Bitzius), about a town with a knight problem, so they make a deal with a very suspicious man to help them in their time of need.

The creature is the Kanbari nyūdō, that creepy hairy guy watching you go to the bathroom on New Year's Eve.

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The disclaimer: https://myths.link/276

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Music:

All music by Blue Dot Sessions

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A prince, chased by seven evil wizard roommates, seeks help from a hermit. This leads him on a journey of discovery that entails ghosts, mythological creature kidnapping, and many, many blisters.

The creature is the Lioumere, and you'll see that clowns aren't just for children's birthday parties! They're also for doing dental work on dangerous ogresses.

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The strange, sad life of Bernarr Macfadden: https://myths.link/scoundrel

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Music:

"Arc Chamber" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Laser Focus" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Tango Rosino" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Taoudella" by Blue Dot Sessions

"TwoPound" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Two stories from Eastern Europe where we see why mythological water monsters aren't a great way to discipline your kids. On the second, if a wizard is mumbling something outside your house, you're in for a bad time unless you talk to a witch.

The creatures are the Devil's Dandy Dogs! They're not dandy, not the devil's, and they're barely dogs!

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Disclaimer: https://myths.link/274

Newts! The new PRX podcast I mentioned that has the Vodník, the Czech water monster in the first story. If you want to check it out: https://myths.link/newts

Man Glitter: https://myths.link/manglitter it's just sawdust.

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Music:

"Jubelio" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Broker" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Forgot His Jam" by Blue Dot Sessions

"In Time We Shall" by Blue Dot Sessions

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You would think, if you're the most wanted person in Britain, you would probably want to lie low for a little while and think that the all-too-happy-to-get-kidnapped abbot with the big bags of gold strolling through Sherwood forest might be an obvious trap.

The creature is why you don't want to eat a big meal and then go into battle.

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Links!

Scoundrel! Check out the story of Sarah Wilson: https://myths.link/scoundrel

Our membership! It still exists! https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership

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Music:

"Access Road" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Babble Babble Brook" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Ballade" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Cold Summers" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Slow Dial" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Tionesta" by Blue Dot Sessions

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The story of a young man who decided that he would do anything to live the life of his dreams...but how far is too far?

The creature is the Minata-Karaia, basically ents who snack on their armpit fruit.

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Mitos y Leyendas: https://myths.link/mitos

Best of the Worst, another show we have that's basically creature of the week but with comic book villains: https://myths.link/botw

Fictional is back, too! https://fictional.fm/subscribe

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Music:

"Hedgeliner" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Mr. Mole and Son" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Purple Light" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Plaid Shapes" by Blue Dot Sessions

 

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Sonoro and Nextpod (that’s Jason and Carissa Weiser!) present Mitos y Leyendas. The acclaimed podcast about mythology and worldwide folklore, now in Spanish. 

Listen, learn, and subscribe today on your favorite podcast platform to catch all the episodes every week. Available now!

To listen directly on Apple Podcasts: https://play.sonoropodcast.com/LFm7oyx7 

Nextpod.com 

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Three stories of people helping people from Korea, including helpful monsters, deadly Pictionary, and why you should shove strangers down hills.

The creature is the Glashtin, a creature with sticky hands, but in the murdery way and not the stealy way or ice creamy way.

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Sonoro and Nextpod (that's us!) present Mitos y Leyendas. It's this podcast, now in Spanish! Listen to the trailer and first TWO episodes now: https://play.sonoropodcast.com/LFm7oyx7

Check out this week's all-new Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel

And we are up to 25 episodes of best of the worst! https://nextpod.com/botw

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Music:

"Campfire Rounds" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Trod Along" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Marble Chase" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Kirkus Interlude" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Line Exchange" by Blue Dot Sessions

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This week, Olympus will fall. The reign of the Greek gods will come to an ignoble end to an enemy that has been lurking in the shadows the whole time. Hear how it all goes down in this definitely serious story about how the rule of the Olympians was usurped by something you see every day.

The creature is the Kickle Snifter! The reason why you should wash your beard! Or don't because who doesn't enjoy having a semi-parasitic friend around all the time?

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Links!

That disclaimer: https://myths.link/270

That new show, Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel

That other new show, Best of the Worst: https://nextpod.com/botw

The old show with new episodes, Fictional: https://fictional.fm

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Music:

"Enter the Room" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Heath" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Big River Run" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Slapstick" by Blue Dot Sessions

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A story from Hans Christian Andersen about becoming your best self…after that self completely separates from you and leaves you as merely a shadow.

The creature this time is the invincible bear monster your ghost grandpa warned you about.

Scoundrel: All new this week! https://myths.link/scoundrel

Fictional: All new tomorrow! https://fictional.fm/subscribe

Sponsors:

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Music:

"Apollo Dierdre" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Desmontes" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Lumber Down" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Jog to the Water" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Molly Molly" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Only Lara" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Slow Lane Lover" by Blue Dot Sessions

"PlainGrey" by Blue Dot Sessions

 

 

 



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Two stories from Norse myth. The first is about how you should just be you, even if people think you're a fool for doing so...actually, kind of especially if people think you are a fool for doing so.

The second is about why you shouldn't go to the bathroom alone at night: Norse toilet zombies.

The creature is the Mimick Dog, a dog that will mimic you and maybe put on plays.

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Sherlock Holmes on Fictional! https://fictional.fm/subscribe

Best of the Worst, our twice-weekly mini-cast with ridiculous super villains! https://www.nextpod.com/botw

and don't forget about Scoundrel: History's Forgotten villains: https://myths.link/scoundrel

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Music:

"Single Still" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Gene's Waltz" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Steamboater" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Dear Myrtle" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Timid Luxor" by Blue Dot Sessions

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A story of believing in yourself and finding your own way in the world...by imitating Pokemon and Hodor and wearing flashy suits from your best friend's stone safehouse. From a story from what's now Czech Republic and Slovakia, called "Prince Bayaya."

Coming to a garden near you, the creature is the Jidra, from Medieval Europe. You might think you're a fantastic gardener, what with growing a plant bigger than you are...but you might rethink that when the plant tries to eat you.

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Links!

Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel

Fictional will also be new on Thursday! https://fictional.fm/subscribe

As always, Best of the Worst is running twice a week now: https://myths.link/botw

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Music:

"Jon Don" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Gatinha Rosa" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Epic Victory" by Valentina Gribanova

"Lovers Hollow" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Rue Severine" by Blue Dot Sessions

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A story from One Thousand and One Nights of an incompetent dude, a genie that's more than happy to be used for evil, and how the best legal outcome is one that involves free honey cakes. This is also where we wrap up the framing narrative, and we see if Scheherazade's gambit, of keeping herself alive by telling her husband stories every night for the past 989 days, finally pays off.

The creature is Irusan, the Irish king of the cats, and he is tired of listening to your terrible poetry.

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Links!

Best of the Worst: Ridiculous heroes and villains from comic book history. Check it out https://myths.link/botw

Fictional has a surprise narrator this week (and some killer soundscaping) check it out here: https://fictional.fm/subscribe

Check out Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains, a show we host and make with Kast Media: https://myths.link/scoundrel

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Music:

"Arctic Draba" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Aloscape I" by Blue Dot Sessions

"In Other Times" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Trestle" by Blue Dot Sessions

"La Naranja Borriana" by Blue Dot Sessions

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A super-powered monkey from Chinese folklore meets more than he bargained for: a sloshing hollow gourd full of pus.

The creature is the Mikaribaba (箕借り婆) from Japanese folklore, a great reason not to shower (because she will literally gouge out your eyes).

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Scoundrel! New episode of Scoundrel this week. Check it out: https://myths.link/scoundrel

New episodes of Best of the Worst out, too. They're a lot of fun. https://myths.link/botw

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Five stories from Korean folklore all woven together to tell a grand narrative of the lives of normal people (and animals...and trees) on a mountainside in medieval Korea.

The creature is the Iara, from Brazil, a vampire mermaid who isn't thrilled to be a vampire mermaid but hey, it was the best her fish friends could do for her a the time.

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Best of the Worst! Check out our (other other) new podcast where we tell funny vignettes of ridiculous heroes and villains from comic book history. Check it out at https://myths.link/botw

Of course, there's also Fictional at https://fictional.fm/subscribe

and Scoundrel at https://myths.link/scoundrel both of which had new episodes out last week!

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Music:

"Bangolet" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Patched In" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Our Own Melody" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Peacoat" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Vernouillet" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Three stories of things worth more than gold from Slavic, Celtic, and Chinese folklore. Also, why you shouldn't eat gold (it will literally kill you), why you should dig into that road cake early on, and why you should remember where you put stuff before getting the authorities involved.

The creature is a cow's stomach with bone melting eyes! Who hates it when evil barons are evil!

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New Scoundrel out this week! Check it out at https://myths.link/scoundrel

New Fictional out tomorrow! Check it out at https://www.fictional.fm/subscribe

New Best of the Worst out twice this week! Check it out at https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe

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Three stories from Japan about love gone wrong. On the first, the fairest youth in all the land is set to marry the daughter of a rich noble. The problem? His father kind of oversold his looks... On the second, we'll see why moths and other nighttime bugs go toward the light, and on the third, a lovelorn samurai meets a woman from his past he thought was long gone.

The creature just wants you to chill out and stop trying to kill its friends...or else it will make you swell up in horrifying and painful places.

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Fictional this week is a prescient sci-fi tale of isolation and redemption. Check it out: https://fictional.fm/subscribe

Scoundrel was new last week, too! Check out the story of the original Great Gatsby: https://myths.link/scoundrel

Want to hear basically a creature of the week segment but with terrible villains from comic book history? Check out Best of the Worst, another show we secret-launched: https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe

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Music:

"Spinning Meter" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Cocktail Gig" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Two Pound" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Envelope" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Plate Grayscale" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Slow Line Stomp" by Blue Dot Sessions

 

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Two stories of King David's magic mirror. One actually involves a folklore version of the Biblical king facing off against an enemy from his past...and maybe turning into a balloon? The second involves a rabbi, a murderous sorcerer, and a magic battle dinner party.

The creature is what happens when you stay too long as a vampire. You turn into what's basically an angry George Costanza with seven goat tails.

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Links!

Scoundrel (new episode out today!): https://myths.link/scoundrel

Fictional (new episode out Thursday!): https://fictional.fm/subscribe

Best of the Worst (our new twice-weekly mini-cast we stealth-launched when we brought back Fictional): https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe

That terrible Alexander the Great thing: https://myths.link/261

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Music:

"Beeth" by Blue Dot Sessions

"La Naranja Borriana" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Idle Eyes" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Checkered Blue" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Heidrek the wise...was not actually all that wise. He took ownership of a cursed sword for one. He also got in a riddle battle with Odin, which is never a good idea. In fact, if you want to be wise, it might be a good idea to just look at Heidrek's life, and do the opposite.

The creature is the Kaibaan, and he's that guy hanging out with his guitar on the quad trying to meet girls. You can spot him because he's the size of a human baby.

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Links!

Fictional is back! https://www.fictional.fm/subscribe

Scoundrel is here! https://myths.link/scoundrel

Christopher Tolkien translation of today's story: https://myths.link/heidrek

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Music:

"Vinyl Eyes" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Chilvat" by Blue Dot Sessions

"KeoKeo" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Golden Grass" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie

"What Does Anybody Know About Anything?" by Chris Zabriskie

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From Jason and Carissa Weiser, the hosts of Myths and Legends, comes Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains. History consists of heroes and villains (and, I suppose everything in between)... but it's usually the villains who are the most interesting: Their flaws, their quirks, the voids in their hearts that force them to do the unthinkable. These are the characters that fascinate us, that pull us in, that compel us to watch and don’t let us look away. And these are the characters that Scoundrel: History’s Forgotten Villains is all about. Scoundrel, is a new bi-weekly anthology podcast from Kast Media and the award winning creators of Myths & Legends, that tells the stories of the rapscallions through time who were just a little more adept at hiding their evil from historians than others. By joining them on their treacherous journeys, we not only learn about what makes them tick, but more importantly, the times that created them. Sidney Gottlieb, George Remus, Hetty Green, Thomas Blood, James McClintock. They’ve all done horrible things...on varying scales. If there’s anything we can salvage from their misdeeds and incalculable human suffering, it’s the opportunity to use them to elucidate the times they’ve lived… so that we can better understand ourselves.

 

Listen anywhere you get podcasts:

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/scoundrel-historys-forgotten-villains/id1609801925

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3KRjtrNffxIZzCb6gGxPCN?si=2ae9d508ac5744e9 

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NEW SHOW NEW SHOW!

We have a new show out. We've partnered with Kast media to make a history podcast called Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains. Carissa and I host it and we really think you'll love it. Please check it out here: https://myths.link/scoundrel

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This story has a little bit of everything: genies, sorcerers, insecure kings, true love (with two practice marriages beforehand that the king insists do not count don't count those), and, of course, dancing houseplants. All of this set against the backdrop of two young people trying to find their place in the world after being abandoned by their parents.

The creatures this time love humans. Like, a lot. Which would be fine...if they weren't giants. We'll see how that works...spoiler: it doesn't.

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Links:

Our new site - it kind of gets buried this week with the Scoundrel launch, but Bardic is now Nextpod! We have some big announcements over there, so if you're interested in seeing whats going on, head to https://nextpod.com!

Shrek pooping toothpaste topper: https://myths.link/shrekpooping

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Two stories from Iceland.

On the first, Signy has a shot at the good life. Unfortunately, that shot involves camping out in a cave with giants, tone deaf swans, and magic flying beds. Oh, and some light kidnapping.

On the second the pastorage servant just wants to kiss that dead guy and does not care who knows it.

The creature is stuck between two dimensions, and they're going to take out their anger about that on you. With their club.

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Links:

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It's (almost) Valentine's Day, and we have two stories from Chinese folklore about love, loss, and marrying all sorts of things you shouldn't be marrying, like ghosts and livestock!

The creature is a sleazy alligator man who's looking for love* in all the wrong places**

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A story from India that's like a more awesome version of two different Grimm fairy tales. A woman is promised in marriage to a stranger and we learn that, yeah, that's actually a pretty terrible idea.

The creature is the reason why you don't want pigeons to pity you.

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A story from China where we see a young man embark on a dangerous journey for love that definitely isn't a knock-off version of "The Journey to the West" and/or "The Hobbit". Then, we learn how the world's first selfie resulted in kind of more death than you'd think.

The creature his a demon from Japan...who's working through a bad breakup.

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A story from Spanish folklore of three brothers, a crafting competition, a smelly Trojan parrot, and a lesson that it's never too late to start on the Hero's Journey. I mean, you might end up in jail, but it's still inspiring?

The creature this week is the Gohonga, a creature that will take your child, educate them, and return them as a forty-year-old

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Monkey has been fired. Sandy has been captured. Pigsy is fleeing in terror, and the monk is about to be cut to pieces by a room full of angry guys. Things are not going well.

The creature is a buff angry dude whose solution to everything is hitting it with a spiky club.

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We're back on the road on the Journey to the West and our heroes are starving. The solution? Some murders, some personnel changes, and human buns.

The creature is a devil fish, a not-so-friendly businessfish.

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Fighting your own fate: it's a theme nearly as old as human civilization. We'll hear two stories of people who both lament their fate...and see that they are profoundly bad at doing anything about it. The first has a sack maker with a one-hit wonder...and a friend who wants to help him change...and who's also a super-rich king. The second is about a man who goes to look for Chance to try to change his own lot in life...and discovers that he might just be his own worst enemy.

The creatures are the Namahage, from Japan! New Years monsters who want to help you...by scraping the nasty skin off your feet...

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Two stories of Christmas in Iceland. So that apparently means wizards and zombies?

The creature is the Cuegle! It's like a walking great white shark with terrible self-esteem

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Two stories of absolutely real and definitely not fake doctors! The first is a Grimm tale where a guy goes to medical school and opens a practice! Never mind that his medical school is just a white coat and a bone saw! The second is a bit more legit with one cure-all elixir that really does cure all...and it may or may not be yule ale.

The creatures are the buschfrauen! And they will hunt you to the ends of the earth if you mess with their pets or teach you great knitting techniques if you give them a place to stay.

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"A1 Rogue" by Podington Bear

"Forces" by Podington Bear

"All the Colors in the World" by Podington Bear

"Little Door" by Podington Bear

"Encounter" by Podington Bear

"In the Box" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Two stories from Giambattista Basile, Neapolitan writer, of angry sisters, busted Mario pipes, and she-bears that are only mad if you try to force them into marriage.

The creature is the wiffenpoof, who only wants to eat fancy cheeses and not get your chewing tobacco in his eyes.

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"Lamb and Wolf" by Podington Bear

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Two stories of sorcerer's apprentices. The first picks the wrong major at wizard school. The second finds a creative way into school...by becoming a dangerous sorcerer's BFF.

The creatures are the elle maids, definitely not suspicious women offering wine to strangers on the road.

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This week, it's the story from Argentina about Senorita Maldonado. We'll learn that sometimes the beasts of the woods might be better than your cruel, micromanaging boss.

The creature is a shapeshifting water monster who has one rule for her spouse. Just one. Think he can go without breaking it? Yeah, neither do I.

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The legendary story of Olga of Kiev, a 10th century queen who's always four steps ahead of her enemies.

For the creature of the week, when you're the dogai, you always have a sleeping bag handy. Because they're your ears.

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The story of a pirate princess from Jewish/Polish folklore, we'll see how many fiancees is too many fiancees (the answer, of course, is however many try to marry you at sword-point), and that you really, really don't want to mess with a team of pirate princesses.

The creature is a foot umbrella and yoga instructor that doesn't skip leg day.

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A story from Georgian folklore about a king who needs a cure for his condition, the prince who decided that cure was going to be his new pet, and all the problems that come from an animal blood eye wash so maybe don't do an animal blood eye wash.

If you give the creature of the week the moon, he's going to want the sun to go with it. Then, we're all pretty much doomed.

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Arthur has been kidnapped. Guinevere's evil twin is at large. The kingdom is thrown into chaos. Their hope rests with a bunch of knights putting others first and doing the right thing. Yeah, they're pretty much doomed.

The creature is a soft-bodied, vampire hunter with crazy black hair. Finally, a Halloween costume I can pull off.

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The story of Queen Guinevere as she goes from princess, to queen, to convict.

The creature is the Ciguapa, from Haitian and Dominican folklore, and you'll see that if you're asking which monsters to follow into the dark forest, you're kind of already making questionable decisions.

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The story of Zjermi, Handa, the dragon Kuchedra, and about a hundred naked armpit angels from Albania.

When it comes to the creature this week, look, we all need our "me" time, just don't transform your children into sleepy foxes to get it.

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In a story from the folklore of the Sorko people who lived along the Niger river in West Africa, a hippo is causing all sorts of trouble. I mean, hippos are dangerous, but ones that can sprout ovens on their back and shoot fire streams like some kind of final-evolution Pokemon mean this village needs a hero.

The creature is Babamik! She's a deranged murderer who had it all...until her daughter started dating.

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The conclusion of "A Heart of Stone" by Wilhelm Hauff, where we see what happens when Peter Munk, out of options after threatening the Little Glass Man, turns to the devil to help himself through dire circumstances.

The creature, the okuri-inu (送り犬) is a dog that might help you out when you need it most...because when it comes to killing you, this dog has dibs.

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A German fairy tale about striving, falling short, and then seeking help from dangerous mythological creatures to help you pick up the slack.

The creature is Azrail, the giant who is terrible at fighting.

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Three stories from the Grimm brothers of people helping someone out. Sometimes that goes well. Other times you end up with an indescribable urge to bury your nose in filth and hunt for truffles.

The creatures are three generations of sleazy Irish water creatures on a redemption arc.

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A story from India about what happens when a murder cult who turns intruders into dogs moves in across the river and why you should get as far away as possible...because of the murder cult that turns people into dogs.

The creature is Bolster the giant! He has fun festivals celebrating him (dying)!

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Odysseus confronts the suitors, and our long journey comes to its end.

The creatures (Bakwas and Dzunukwa) just want to make you a roommate in their strange, invisible house. Or kill you. Or both.

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Odysseus finally landed on Ithaca, but, with 120 angry, armed men in his house who want his wife and life, can he survive his homecoming?

The creatures are Black Annis and Gentle Annis. Black Annis is a pale blue and Gentle Annis wrecks boats.

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"Low Coal Camper" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Everybody" by Podington Bear

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This week, we're in French fairy tales with queen who prepared her daughter for the world a little too well, and to the queen's despair she doesn't want to marry, choosing to rely instead on her own strength and judgement. Oh, and also there are griffin fights, dragons, sphinxes, giant turkey chariots, evil fairies, and cat-riding mythological dwarves. It's a big week.

The creature is a toad full of hate. And also full of rainbow breath.

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"So it Goes" by Podington Bear

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"Warm Fingers" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Three stories from Korean folklore! On the first, a boy loves collecting stories, but no one really taught him proper story care, so they went the way of so many carnival goldfish. On the second, a young man protests his unfair (and kind of murdery) working conditions...by turning his boss's lunchbox into a toilet. On the third, there are people, there are cows, and no one can tell the two apart.

The creature is the ziz, and it wrecks cities by accident.

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"Tralaga" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Kvelden Trapp" by Blue Dot Sessions

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"Arizona Moon" by Podington Bear

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This week, there are two stories from the north. On the first, a young Danish man is doing the hero's journey thing...but it's not going well, and that leads to him taking a job working for an actual troll.

On the second story, from Iceland, we learn why, if a merman ends up in your net, you should pull an Elsa and just let it go.

The creature is a rock monster who goes up against the Slayer of Alien Gods.

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"Santo Apure" by Blue Dot Sessions

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We finish up our current run of King Arthur episodes with the most evil castle in the land having fallen...maybe. Some knights will learn that the threat might not be so far removed, and Lancelot meets the dastardly commander of the Dolorous Guard...who might actually be pretty terrible at his job of being terrible.

The creature is the Yech, a tiny shapeshifting cat in a top hat! Who wants to set you on fire!

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"Gallant Fantasie" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Two Boys and a Girl" by Podington Bear

"Vegimaine" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Selena Leica" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Hardsider" by Blue Dot Sessions

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We catch up with the strange knight in the white armor, the boy who doesn't know his own past, as he travels the realm, and we witness him come up against the cursed fortress known as the Dolorous Guard.

The creature is an old bearded dude who's like a male siren, which, if you're into murderous older fishermen, might be your thing?

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"Cymbal Patter" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Lumber Down" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Manaan" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Slow Dial" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Believe the Hype" by Sander Kalmeijer

"Crem Valle" by Blue Dot Sessions

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We're back in the world of King Arthur! It's been too long, and if you haven't heard our King Arthur stories (or it's been a while) then this is the perfect place to jump in. A beginner-friendly episode that kind of resets our timeline. I'm so excited to be getting back into the stories of Arthur and his knights because there are so many good ones still left to tell.

The creature is the hairy, greasy Yamataro (山童), your eternal reminder that, no matter how tempting it seems, to not sumo wrestle strangers on the road.

I'm not going to put the tooth link here because if you have to put on your website that you're following international law to the letter and on the lookout for human rights abuses you're kind of already in the wrong business.

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"ShadowPlay" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Robin decides that, you know what he needs? To walk directly into the home of his greatest enemies. Nothing bad can come from this. Nothing bad at all.

The creature is the Wolpertinger, a German chimera who might help you solve some problems...but at the expense of your soul.

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"Gambrel" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Glass Stopper" by Blue Dot Sessions

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"Bright and Blank" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Vdet" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Median Point" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Two stories from Ireland. On the first, Finn McCool, a giant Irish here, isn't scared! He totally isn't! He's just speed walking away from that guy he's been threatening for weeks who finally showed up at his shore after leaving an incorrect forwarding address.

The second is the story of a Leprechaun, and why you never want to take your eyes off the little guy.

The creatures are the wish hounds! They're surprisingly dark for creatures called "wish hounds."

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"Flutterbee" by Podington Bear

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"Daymaze" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Confrontation" by Podington Bear

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A story from the Brothers Grimm about an evil king and a bad penny of a kid who's apparently unkillable. Oh, and prophesied to marry his daughter.

The creature is a squirrel who wants to surprise you and shove psychotropic substances up your nose.

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"Palladian" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Waltz and Fury" by Blue Dot Sessions

"One Quiet Conversation" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Cabernet" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Sensitive" by Podington Bear

"Set the Tip Jar" by Blue Dot Sessions

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We're back in the story of the Monkey King and the Journey to the West. After picking up Sandy, the sand monster and final member of their party, the guys haven't seen a soul for two months. All that will change with a mysterious stop in the forest.

The creature is the Wilser dragon, where the only thing more dangerous than fighting it...is killing it.

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"Action" by Chad Crouch

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"New Crescente" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Two stories from the Italian writer Giovanni Francesco Straparola, who earns the title of one of the earliest fairy tale writers, putting tales down to paper in the 1500s. On the first, you'll learn that you can't con an honest man...and that you really shouldn't, because the honest man three con men do trick out of a mule comes back for vengeance...and beats the con men at their own game.

On the second story, three men are proudly lazy and make a bet to see who can be the laziest scoundrel. They all try to win...by failing.

The creature is a Bannick! He wants to watch you take a bath!

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"Caterpillar Brigade" by Podington Bear

"Cracked Nut Suite" by Podington Bear

"Re:Joyce" by Podington Bear

"Shapeshifters" by Podington Bear

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Two stories from Greek/Roman mythology this week with the (not remotely) love story of Apollo and Daphne as well as the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe, where we'll see that a wall can bring people together as well as keep them apart.

The creature is the Bakru, from Suriname, a mythological creature in the form of a child that stopped on the way to becoming a real boy and you can also hire him to burn down someone's house on Fiverr.

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"Sunset Stroll in the Wood" by Podington Bear

"Douglas Fir" by Chad Crouch

"The Speed of Life" by Podington Bear

"Helado" by Blue Dot Sessions

"OneEightFour" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Kallaloe" by Blue Dot Sessions

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This week, it's the story of Fortunatus, the man who, bet you could never guess from his name, was given an inexhaustible fortune, and how things kind of went off the rails for him and his kids.

The creature is Babi, from Egyptian mythology, who's as dedicated to your love life as he is to cracking you open like a coconut and feasting on your innards.

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"Pull Beyond" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Lamb Drop" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Heather" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Risers" by Chad Crouch

"More Sky" by Chad Crouch

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The Egyptian folktale of a young woman who's not messing around. After fleeing her home, she only sees one way to live free: become a monster that haunts the wild.

The creature is what happens when a jaguar and a human have a happy marriage...and a very unhappy mother-in-law.

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"Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie

"Valantis" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Kingfisher" by Chad Crouch

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This week, it's a story from Africa (more specifically the Nilamba people in northern Tanzania) about a hunt for a murderer that goes off the rails very quickly with talking animals...and giant, sad pumpkins.

The creature this week is a dancing horse. A big chunky ballerina boy who wants to give you a high five at 2100 RPM.

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"Lonely Warbler" by Chad Crouch

"Bird Language (Instrumental)" by Chad Crouch

"Elegant Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Besos and Abrazos" by Rolemusic

"Celestial Navigation" by Blue Dot Sessions

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There's a killer on the loose in Kyoto. Young women are disappearing from the streets, never to be heard from again. Minamoto no Raikō, the legendary samurai, knows that it isn't merely a serial killer, but the demons. After he and other samurai like him drove the demons away, the began amassing in the far-off, desolate regions of Japan, but now they have a new leader: Shuten Doji, the drunken demon, a creature as smart as he is deadly.

Raikō knows he can't face these oni alone, so he puts together a team of Japan's greatest warriors and together, just maybe, they'll have a chance.

The creature is Angoulaffre of the Broken Teeth, great great great great (^10) grandson of Goliath and actually a pretty good governor.

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"Tapoco" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Lunette Interlude" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Machination" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Systems" by Chad Crouch

"Cirrostratus" by Chad Crouch

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Three connected stories of samurai from medieval Japan. On the first, Kintaro, a buff eight-year-old, discovers his destiny. On the second, Watanabe no Tsuna, a samurai warrior in his prime fights a demon that's been terrorizing a gate in Kyoto, and on the third he's recruited by Minamoto no Raiko to follow a magical floating skull to a dilapidated haunted house. All these lead into next week, when the heroes will come together to fight the greatest demon in Japan's history: Shuten-dōji.

The creature is the aspidochelone! A napping turtle! Who might be the devil!

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"Vanagon" by Podington Bear

"Rumoi Night" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Orchard Lime" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Evidence Room" by Blue Dot Sessions

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A packed episode with Thor, Odin, mythological dwarves, sword arms, and Valhalla, all ending up with a beautiful double wedding...which ends somehow worse than the last time we visited a giant wedding on this podcast. We're finishing up the saga of Egil and Asmund.

The creature this time is little mucus boy, and if you're a villain, you don't want to get caught monologuing around this sticky, moist little hero.

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"Showers" by Podington Bear
"Dockers" by Podington Bear
"Molassas" by Podington Bear
"Roscoe" by Podington Bear
"Curious Process" by Podington Bear

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We’re back in the nine worlds of Norse myth where two Viking blood brothers are looking for princesses that have been kidnapped by legendary monsters. Their journey will take them beyond their world of Midgard, to Jotunheim, to see the ravages Thor has brought.

The creature this time is a kitty! Who wants to make a kitty-human hybrid for...reasons?

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"Gullwing Sailor" by Blue Dot Sessions
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This week, there are two stories about death and what comes next, from China and Scotland. On the first, a lonely fisherman meets an odd man down by the river with a strange plan for his life. On the second, a stablehand helps out two strangers who stop by his tavern for the night...and discovers a terrifying secret.

The creature is an epic hero with oiled pecs who is doing his best to keep everyone in the world alive.

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"Cloud Nine" by Podington Bear
"Dark Clouds" by Podington Bear
"Fading Prospects" by Podington Bear
"Eleven" by Broke for Free

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We're back in the Odyssey where Menelaus comes home, Telemachus leaves it, and Odysseus? Odysseus has been stuck in the same place for seven long years.

The creatures this week are the Agogwe, tiny hairy naked people who are really cool until they aren't.

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Music:
"Rotary Cog" by Blue Dot Sessions
"When in the West" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Hedgeliner" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Milkwood" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Box Canyon" by Podington Bear

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Three men grappling with the legacy, or curse, of their fathers. Menelaus loses everything and finds a life, but will his past come hunting for him? Telemachus lives each day in the shadow of the absence of his father, pushing back at the inevitable. Orestes knows what he must do to avenge his father, even if it means prolonging his family’s curse.

The creature is a tiny elephant who might just eat your brain?

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Music:
"Big River Run" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Darkened Treeline" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Sino de Cobre" by Blue Dot Sessions

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A story from the Pentamerone with a title so spoiler-y that I can't even say it here, but it's a fun, mildly horrifying tale of a relationship that just doesn't work out. And is also really gross.

The creatures this week are the little devil and angel on your shoulder, except one of them is a burly wildman and the other is a snake with a human head.

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Music:
"Capilla" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Surface Tension 1" by Podington Bear
"Felt Lining" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Surface Tension 3" by Podington Bear
"Cabernet" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Beeth" by Blue Dot Sessions
"At the Curb" by Podington Bear

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We resume our journey to the west right where we left off: the Tang monk has been kidnapped by demons, and it's up to Sun Wukong and Pigsy to save him...if they aren't too busy making tiny monkey babies out of Sun Wukong's fur, crying, and talking to fantasically bearded men to save him.
The creature this time is a monster skunk that isn't farting everyone to death! It's actually kind of way worse!

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Music:
"The Black Frame" by Rolemusic"
"Tiny Spoons" by Podington Bear
"Chrysalis" by Podington Bear
"Vernouillet" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Remsen" by Blue Dot Sessions
"The Crisper" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Chrysalis" by Podington Bear

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We’re back in the Mabinogion, where we’ll learn about the perils of bacon - and it’s not the cholesterol, but the magical wizard war that the first pigs ever brought to the world. Then, we’ll see why you shouldn’t lie to a wizard and how to be safe stepping out of the bath and onto your pet goat - just make sure no one is throwing spears at you.

The creature this week is a hatchet headed prankster! Who wants to headbutt you!

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Music:
"Aim is True" by Podington Bear
"Hedgehog Wallace" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Spunk Lit" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Throughput" by Blue Dot Sessions
"We Collect Shiny Things" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Two stories from Russia. On the first, we catch up with the famous witch, Baba Yaga, as we follow yet another young person who has been sent on an errand/to be eaten at the evil witch's walking hut. The second one is about a dragon slayer, Dobrynya, as he makes a wrong turn down in the city and keeps falling in love with a woman who wants nothing at all to do with him.

The creature is a tiny little old man with long hair who cries like a baby! And eats people!

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Music:

"Tach" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Cracked Nut Suite" by Podington Bear
"Black Kitty" by Rolemusic
"The Speed of Life" by Podington Bear
"Go to Sleep" by Podington Bear

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The story that inspired Shakespeare's Hamlet, the tale of Amleth, the prince of Denmark. A ton of death, some cryptic non-riddles, and copious amounts of poop smearing serve as the starting point for one of the greatest works in the English language.

The creature this week is a sad little bird from Hebrew folklore who just can't catch a break.

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"Drone Pine" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Boston Landing" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Jumbel" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Plum" by Podington Bear
"Uncertain Ground" by Podington Bear

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Two short stories from Japan. On the first, an old man is in a tree surrounded by demons and faced with a desperate choice. On the second, a man has a pet that his wife is not thrilled about, so she makes that known. With scissors.

The creature is a sad cow! Or a vampire! Either way you probably don't want to hang out with it.

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Music:
"In the Backroom" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Inamorata" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Alsace" by Podington Bear
"Seashore" by Podington Bear
"Wasto Theme" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Samara" by Podington Bear
"Clair De Lune (Pianet, Moog, and Brushes Arr.)" by Podington Bear

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We continue the saga of Reynard where the the classic trickster tries to do good in a world turned against him...and, by his actions, reveals a sinister truth about the world in which the story was written.

The creature is hatred! Who just wants love...and to not be turned into a jellyfish.

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"La Ingesa" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Fearfully Dashing" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Evidence Room" by Blue Dot Sessions

"So it Goes" by Podington Bear

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An awesome story about a young king who wants to do the impossible! And the ill-advised! And, frankly, makes a kind of stupid choice to go into the murder forest that took the lives of his father and six consecutive brothers.

Inside, a deeper, darker secret lurks, one that brings fairies, witches, sorcery, and...love?

The creature is a tall hairy man who takes issue with your dating choices...all while visiting half the town every night.

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Music:

"Lope and Shimmer" by Podington Bear

“Lemania” by Blue Dot Sessions

“McCarthy” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Apollo Diedre” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Just Watching” by Podington Bear


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The Aeneid, by Virgil, is one of the great world epics. Inspired by, and modeled after, the Odyssey, it's the story of Aeneas's journey from burning Troy to found the Roman empire, and all bleeding ground, sad Cyclopes, and bellybutton-wolves he encounters along the way.

The creature is the Camazotz, from Mayan mythology, and it's like Batman, only if a Batman was an actual bat and not only didn't have an aversion to killing, but was like super into decapitation all day every day.

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Music:

"Cabernet" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Last Legion" by Valentina Gribanova

"Velvet Ladder" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Silver Lanyard" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Viscaz" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Blood Meridian" by Lance Conrad

"A Place Beyond Belief" by Sander Kalmeijer

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The story of Dobrynya the dragon slayer from Russian folklore is the tale of a young man finding his heroic destiny, from magical hats to skinny dipping and dancing with baby dragons. Sorry, did I say dancing *with* baby dragons? I meant dancing *on* baby dragons.

The creature is the lavellan a plague-ridden mouse! Because we need more of that right now!

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Music:

"The Things We Save" by Podington Bear

"Crumbtown" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Senseless" by Podington Bear

"Tarnish" by Podington Bear

"Fern and Andy" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Retrograde" by Podington Bear

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Kjartan and Gudrun were always meant to be together, but when the former gets waylaid in a foreign kingdom with a beautiful princess, the latter needs to make other plans. Of course, she accepts the proposal of their mutual best friend, sparking a love triangle that could prove deadly.

The creature is a good dog! Who has to die!

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Music:

"Taoudella" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Um Pepino" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Feel the Tension" by Bobby Cole

"Broken" by Michael Vignola

"Undying" by Blue Dot Sessions


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Our winter Norse saga continues, with our protagonists celebrating Christmas in Norway...and also learning what Christmas is when the king basically puts a sword to their necks and tells them to convert or die.

We’ll also follow Gudrun on marriages 1 and 2, the first ending with a problematic wardrobe malfunction and the second with a meddling of (possible) sorcerers.

The creature is the Tomten, a forlorn little goblin who will either make sure you’re safe in bed...or bite you.

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"Jog into the Water" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Clay Pawn Shop" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Spare Change" by Lance Conrad

"Wax Paper Jewel" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Calisson" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Izeah" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Reel" by Adrian Berenguer

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A Norse saga in the truest sense of the word, this story follows one family through changing times of the Middle Ages. There are cursed swords, Viking love triangles, and why throwing stinky socks at a person whose only desire is to punch you in the face is a terrible idea.

The creature is the Yule goat, who hasn't been burned down yet! Maybe!


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Music:

"Down to the Wire" by Lance Conrad

"Voyage to America" by Lance Conrad

"Big River Run" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Idle Eyes" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Slapstick" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Unseen" by Michael Vignola

"Stumbling" by Michael Vignola

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3 years ago

What do you do after you hook the sun, dredge up islands for humanity, and bring fire to the world? How about settle down with a nice goddess, have some kids, and enjoy the simple life. Nevermind that your new spouse's evil ex is on the way...and he's a vicious, monstrous eel. You have nothing to worry about! You're Maui! You have a...fishhook? Ok maybe you do have something to worry about.

The creature is the family tension that leads to you turning someone into a vicious, blood-thirsty firefly.

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"Douglas Stairs" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Nuthatch" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Ewa Valley" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Flattered" by Blue Dot Sessions

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We're back in the tale of the Journey to the West, where we'll catch up with the pious monk, Xangzang, the Monkey King, Sun Wukong, and the incognito dragon horse, Yulong as they continue their trek to India. This week, they stop off on what they think is a side-quest - helping an old man whose daughter was kidnapped by a pig monster - but they might get more than they bargained for...and make a new friend.

The creature this week is the Milk Bird, your new source of milk that doesn't care about trivial details like birds not being mammals.

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"Lord Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Grimmail" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Escaping Forever" by Michael Vignola

"Caprese" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Lamb Drop" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Classical tension" by Neil Cross

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We're back in the Mabinogion, a collection of Welsh folklore, where we'll see what happens when the apocalypse comes and goes. The good news is that you survived! Yay! The bad news is that, since your servants have all disappeared, you'll now have to make your own bed. Bummer.

The creature this week is the Afanc, which is also from Wales, with a great reason why you don't want that angry lizard beaver monster to fall asleep in your lap.

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"Simple Melody" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Soothe" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Shapeshifters" by Podington Bear

"Mineral Still" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Hump" by Podington Bear

"Moodswing" by Podington Bear

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We're back, finishing up this leg of our journey in a packed episode with a witch, pigmen, more giants, Scylla, Charybdis, Hades, Tiresias, and, of course Hercules.

The creature is an evil, eyeless monster from South Africa and the reason you'll want to carry a 2-ton boulder with you everywhere you go.

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"Mensa" by Podington Bear

"Respiration" by Podington Bear

"An Opus in Bb" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Showers" by Podington Bear

"Warm Fingers" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Gilly Wash" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Campanula" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Fomant" by Podington Bear

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With monsters, witches, sirens, and cyclopes, the Odyssey is one of the landmarks of world literature and a classic for the ages. This is the start of Odysseus's long journey home from a war that he didn't want to join in the first place.

The creature is a big monster with one small request: all the water in the world forever.

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Music:

"PlainGrey" by Blue Dot Sessions

“Cavern” by Jahzzar

“Owls” by Jahzzar

"Boston Landing" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Zelus" by Blue Dot Sessions

“Play the Hook and Leave” by Steve Combs

“Domani – Tomorrow” by Emanuele Dentoni

“Be Nice” by Jahzzer

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We're back in Russian folklore for a fun story about a soldier with some biscuits who fights demons, heaven, and yes, death itself.

The creature is the valravn and I just can't get over how cool that name is.

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"The Louver” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Gentle Chase” by Podington Bear

“In My Head” by Podington Bear

“Poise” by Podington Bear

"Low Jack" by Podington Bear

“Lochley Fells” by Blue Dot Sessions

“March on Gumdrop Field” by Blue Dot Sessions

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Two stories from the Grimm brothers! On the first, a wolf wants to eat some kids, and is annoyed that he needs to do the smallest amount of effort to do so. On the second, a woman travels to a mysterious land, talks to some bread, and finds her strength.

The creature is a lonely monster with an awesome blue bonnet and flowing blonde hair...but you can't take a look at them because he's so ugly you'll die.

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“Fog Interlude” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Shields Up” by Blue Dot Sessions

“The Killjoy Brothers” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Mood Unit” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Dowdy” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Crumbtown” by Blue Dot Sessions

"Game Hens" by Blue Dot Sessions

“True Shape” by Blue Dot Sessions

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This week it is the very very spooky* Halloween episode about a terrifying** trek through the Greek underworld. It's definitely not a lighthearted romp where a Greek god makes a podcast, trick-or-treats as Hercules, and emcees a poetry competition. Nope. Not at all.

The creatures this week are bogeymen! I don't know why it's pronounced like that they don't boogie but they do eat children.

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"Thom Yorke at Home" by Podington Bear

"Elephants on Parade" by Podington Bear

"Broken Branch" by Podington Bear

"Frogs in Tuxes" by Podington Bear

"Broken Branch" by Podington Bear

"Hard Won" by Podington Bear

"Daydreamer" by Podington Bear

*It's not remotely spooky

** by "terrifying" we mean "kind of funny."

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We're back in the stories of 1001 nights, where Scheherazade has to tell bedtime stories to save her life. On the first, a man ruins a wedding reception and can't show his face in town again. The second starts with a murder, and then only gets darker.

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“Retrograde” by Podington Bear

“Two Boys and a Girl” by Podington Bear

"Wavy Glass" by Podington Bear

"Linen" by Podington Bear

“Minor Islands” by Podington Bear

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Returning to Irish legends, we tackle the wooing of Etain, a love story that goes up against witches turning people into puddles and flies, multiple angry spouses, and death itself.

The creature is a dangerous blanket! Don't sit on blankets with teeth!

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Music:

“Balti” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Our Fingers Cold” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Children of Lemuel” by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Summit" by Blue Dot Sessions

“Steadfast” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Encounter” by Podington Bear

“Refraction” by Podington Bear

"Passing Station 7" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Cicle Ariel" by Blue Dot Sessions

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A story from Japanese folklore of Princess Moonlight, from Japanese folklore, where a bamboo cutter finds one of those magical heaven babies in a bamboo stalk (you know, those extremely common glowing children found in plants) and it changes his life, and the whole empire, forever.

The creature this week is a dangerous Greek fox because the ancient Greek city of Thebes can't catch a break ever.

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Wolverine claws! https://myths.link/wolverine

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Music:

“Calm and Gentle and Touching Inspiration” by Denis Pavlov

“Cold Dust” by Jermaine Culbreath

“Borough” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Town Market” by Blue Dot Sessions

"Roadside Bunkhouse" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Dolly and Pad" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Robin Hood is back on the road and ready to make some quick cash, so of course, he's going to go undercover as a beggar an infiltrate a secret society. Meanwhile Little John poured himself into a friar costume to hit on strangers.

The creature is an iron-toothed rat who will eat your books.

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Music:

"Back Stairs" by Podington Bear

"Line Etching" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Colrain" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Lamprey" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Logjam" by Podington Bear

"All Out" by Podington Bear

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After a ball game goes wrong in the worst possible way, Viking best friends go on a quest to clear their names. A quest that involves poison vultures, evil priestess witches, kings that can transform into dragons, and stuffed animal cows.


The creature is the teakettler! A creature that just wants to be left alone and if you keep hassling it, it will get really steamed...in that it will shoot a jet of steam at you.


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Music:


"Black is the Color" by Podington Bear

“He went away” by Podington Bear

“Voyage to America” by Lance Conrad

“All the Pretty Horses” by Podington Bear

“Poor Wayfaring Stranger” by Podington Bear

“Peter Gray” by Podington Bear

“Dunes” by Podington Bear

"Pxl Cray" by Blue Dot Sessions

“Forecasting” by Podington Bear


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Fondue problems require fondue solutions (fondutions?): https://myths.link/fondue

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A reboot, of sorts, of Reynard the Fox, everyone's favorite brutal, amoral trickster. I found a much older, much more nuanced version of the fox's stories. Today, we meet his father, get an origin story, and see him trying to make things right in a society run by predators...or is he working a long con to eat all the animals in his charge? With Reynard, we never really know.


The creature this week is the Talasam, who will very politely ask you for a human sacrifice.

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Music:

"Forces" by Podington Bear

"Little Door" by Podington Bear

"Away Game" by Blue Dot Sessions

“Cach” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Her Caliber” by Blue Dot Sessions

"Cicle Gerano" by Blue Dot Sessions


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Dionysus was the god of wine from Greek myths and the last Olympian to earn a place on Mount Olympus. His story starts with him being born from Zeus's thigh...and then somehow gets stranger. He does make a lot of really fun, dangerously intense fans among the humans, though.

The creature is the Tenjoname! He's a helpful ghost who will clean your ceilings with his filthy tongue!

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Music:

“Shiny” by Podington Bear

“Um Pepino (Artos Mix)” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Silent Flock” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Tarnish” by Podington Bear

"Sylvestor" by Blue Dot Sessions

"KeoKeo" by Blue Dot Sessions

"KeoKeo (acoustic version)" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Extras:

A public domain version of the latter half of today's story: https://myths.link/bacchae

Good source on the Tenjoname: https://myths.link/tenjoname

Cardboard cutout of Guy Fieri: https://myths.link/fieri

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A completely new version of the Mulan legend, sourced from a story from the late middle ages, so even if you think you know the Mulan story, this version has twists and turns that make her big secret, that she's a woman pretending to be a man, the least of her worries.

The creature is the Manticore! It's terrifying, but not for the reasons that it should be terrifying!

The episode post (and horrifying pictures of the Manticore): https://myths.link/194

The earlier Mulan episode based off "The Ballad of Mulan": https://myths.link/4

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Music:

"Insatiable Toad" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Inside the Origami Violin" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Cocoon Transit" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Vibrant Canopy" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Moving Emotional Piano Hero Track" by Daniel Bordovsky

"Broken" by Michael Vignola

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We're on the road with the monk, Xuanzang, and Monkey King, Sun Wukong, as they start their Journey to the West... that is, if Sun Wukong is coming back from taking off in a huff (he is). Once he gets back, the trip won't be without problems, though, like river dragons, murderous monks, and bear ogre birthday parties.

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Music: "Blue" by Podington Bear "Messy Inkwell" by Blue Dot Sessions "Li Fonte" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lunette" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Gall" by Podington Bear "All the Colors in the World" by Podington Bear

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We return to the stories of the Monkey King and pick up at the end of his long imprisonment under a mountain, for trying to overthrow everyone and everything.

Meanwhile, a messenger from heaven is on the move, looking for a pilgrim to make a dangerous journey that will bring them into contact with demons, monsters, and companions to help him along the way...who might just be more dangerous than anything on the road.
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Music: “Follow Me” by Keith Anthony Holden 
"In Epic" by Valentina Gribanova 
"Lonely Drive Home" by Lance Conrad 
"Left on my own" by Judson Lee 
"A Horrible Piano" by Bobby Cole 
"Cracked Nut Suite" by Podington Bear 
"Calisson" by Blue Dot Sessions
An off-the-wall story from the Grimm Brothers about a young man who knew no fear...and why that was a massive problem for him.

The creature is a man who you don't want to high five. Mainly because he has eyeballs on his palms. Also mainly because he'll drink your bones with a straw.
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 Music: "The Consulate" by Blue Dot Sessions “Scary Sounds” by Bobby Cole “Storm Passing” by Podington Bear "Relinquish" by Podington Bear "Demon Dollhouse" by Bruce Zimmerman "Nervous Whisp" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sorrento" by Podington Bear

In this episode from Norse legends, we'll see that the worst breakups involve Thor breaking up the couple with his hammer and we'll see that even though Odin can shapeshift, that doesn't mean he skips the conditioner.

It's the Saga of King Gautrek, a story spanning generations of Viking warriors and their bizarre and dangerous interactions with the gods, giants, elves, and everything in between (but mostly just those three).

The creature this week likes to drill holes in your boat with its nose. Hope you don't mind awkward tickle sessions...

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Music: "Illa Villardo" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lens Flare" by Podington Bear "Paper Boat" by Podington Bear "Solemn Oath" by Podington Bear "Minor Islands" by Podington Bear "Flor Vjell" by Blue Dot Sessions "Samara" by Podington Bear "Threshold" by Podington Bear
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 A darkly funny take on the Ättestupa from the show "Norsemen" on Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwD7f5ZWhAk


In one story, a dragon is rampaging around the countryside unless he gets his favorite meal: teenage girls. In the other, a young woman trapped in an impossible situation meets a new friend who might just be able to save her: a parrot with a secret. Two stories with two very different heroines who share one defining characteristic: their unbreakable will to survive.

On the creature of the week, when it comes to making a deal with the devil, you could choose infinite wealth, power, or epic guitar skills...or you could do what the strix did and become a stinky owl monster.

Disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14475/190-chinese-folklore-fierce/
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Music: "Where it all happened" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dark Skies Above" by Bobby Cole "Lemon and Melon" by Blue Dot Sessions "Betty Dear" by Blue Dot Sessions "Topslides" by Blue Dot Sessions "Low Slopes" by Blue Dot Sessions "Really Scary Piano Music" by Bobby Cole "Artic Draba" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sincerely Yours" by Podington Bear
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Links: A discussion of gender and Confucianism as it relates to the first story today: https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/blog/corrections/li-chis-historiography-totally-wack

In the third and final part of our series on the Nibelungenlied, the hero of the story, Siegfried, is dead and his wife, the princess, has a score to settle. 

The creature this week is the strong toad, a super cool toad who can read your mind, but he's so nice and definitely not making me write this right now. 
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Music: "Prayer" by Enzo Orefice "Plasticity" by Blue Dot Sessions "Clockwork by Michele Nobler" "Kreis" by Luis Berra "Chain link" by Blue Dot Sessions "A Florentine Story" by Michele Nobler "Cicle Deserrat" by Blue Dot Sessions

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We pick up right where we left off last week: Gunther has tricked his way into marrying Brunhild, and Brunhild decided to give him a minor test of strength on their wedding night. He failed, and ended up naked and hog-tied, yelling out for help while dangling upside down from the rafters.

The creature is the Tsurube-otoshi (釣瓶落とし), from Japan, who will go head-to-head with you in the forest. Because its a giant head.
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Music:
"Two boys and a girl" by Podington Bear "Places" by Michael Vignola "Shapeshifters" by Podington Bear "Sad Goodbyes" by Mark Kueffner "Dark Time Ticking" by Robert Valenti “We are Nowhere” by Sander Kalmeijer "Sad Hymn" by Ceiri Torjussen

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The story starts out with one prince slaying a dragon and getting rich. It starts there. The wild ride of the Nibelungenlied has echoes of one of our most beloved stories, the Saga of the Volsungs, with it's over-the-top characters, the ridiculous situations, the betrayals, and, yes, dragon fights.

The creature is a dragon cat with poison breath.
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Music:
"Order of Entrance" by Blue Dot Sessions "Palladian" by Blue Dot Sessions "Highway 430" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ranch Hand" by Blue Dot Sessions "Elegant Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Searching for Hope" by Neil Cross "In the Box" by Blue Dot Sessions
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Youtube link:

The Stollenwurm: https://godofwar.fandom.com/wiki/Tatzelwurm

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Two stories from the bawdy, funny, and oftentimes deeply unsettling 17th century fairytale author Giambattista Basile, both of which have to do with pets. The first pet is a rooster, whose owner just can't bring himself to kill it. No judgement there. The second pet is a flea...the size of a lamb. 

The creature this week is a cat that's either evil and smells like a skunk dog, a hero who defeated a demon, or a hunter who needs a toothbrush. 
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Music: "Cake" by Podington Bear "Quatrefoil" by Podington Bear "Scaffoldings" by Podington Bear "Leafeaters" by Podington Bear "Go to Sleep" by Podington Bear "Lerennis" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sunbeam" by Blue Dot Sessions
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Agamemnon is coming home from the Trojan War. He has no idea what's waiting for him.

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Music: "Deadly recitation" by blue dot sessions "Leadin" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thin Passage" by Blue Dot Sessions "The PI Sleeps" by Blue Dot Sessions "Glimpse into a Dark Mind" by Lance Conrad

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A story from the Grimm brothers about three down-on-their-luck soldiers who get everything they could ever dream of and then do their absolutely best to lose it. The extended creature of the week is a fearsome critter from Colorado - a land whale called the Slide Rock Bolter who exclusively eats tourists who care about the environment.

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Music: "Little Door" by Podington Bear "Broken Branch" by Podington Bear "B7 Bomber" by Podington Bear "Blur and Coalesce" by Podington Bear "Moonglow" by Podington Bear
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The story of Eglė the Queen of Serpents, from Lithuanian folklore, about a young woman who is faced with an impossible choice: witness the destruction of her family...or marry a snake. 

The creature is a wet, inebriated chicken named skrat who will either make you rich or burn down your house or both of those things.
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Music: "Delamine" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tiny Bottles" by Blue Dot Sessions "Donnalee" by Blue Dot Sessions "At our Best Alone" by Blue Dot Sessions "Basketliner" by Blue Dot Sessions
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We return to the Robin Hood stories with a (mostly) standalone episode. Robin Hood and his merry men are throwing a dinner party! With food and wine! And robbery! 

The creature is a shirtless Jaguar man who can end the world anytime he feels like. 
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Music: "Pat-a-Pan Whistles and Drums" by Craig S. Elliott "The Gall" by Podington Bear "Miss You" by Podington Bear "Andante in e minor" by Matthew Fagan "The Consulate" by Blue Dot Sessions "Medieval Ritual" by Adrian Ellis
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The story of an ancient Indian king who goes on a fetch quest through an evil-looking cemetery and listens to the worst podcasts of all time...hosted by a ghoul he has slung over his shoulder, and if he doesn't pay attention, he could die.

The creature is a crow-grasshopper who will make you vomit (if it doesn't kill you with its flatulence)

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"Night Watch" by Blue Dot Sessions "I Recall" by Blue Dot Sessions "Soft Horror Piano Drone" by Bobby Cole "Relinquish" by Podington Bear "We're loosing time(sic)" by Gregory Tripi "Clay Pawn Shop" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dangerous Swing" by Blue Dot Sessions "Escaping Forever" by Michael Vignola
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Join Bulat the Brave Companion and Ivan Tsarevich (no, not that one) as they get a magical new horse, escape magical prison, and get in some magical fights. 

The creature is the shōkera, the slimy guy looking in your window right now. 

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Music: "Kaleidoscope" by Podington Bear "Exploring the Cave Mix Full" by Bobby Cole "Vanagon" by Podington Bear "Setting Pace" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kalsted" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Hero Within (No Drums)" by Bobby Cole "Holding Hands" by Podington Bear
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Branch two of the Mabinogion has the kings of Great Britain and Ireland (Bran and Matholwch, respectively) just wanting to bro out, but their nobles and family members will do anything to keep that from happening. Also, why is there never a sundae bar in the wine cellar?

Episode post: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14215/181b-mabinogion-with-friends-like-these/ 
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Music: "Last Winter" by Zac Nelson "Louver" by Blue Dot Sessions "Medieval Ritual" by Adrian Ellis "Talltell" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ghost in the Piano" by Emanuele Dentoni "Forgotten" by Keith Anthony Holden "The Ones You Know (Underscore Version)" by Will Van De Crommert
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King Pwyell just wants to go hunting in the dark forest alone. What's the worst that can happen? Huh? Forced to live for a year away from his people at the demand of an otherworldly king? Yeah, ok, that's kind of bad. 

It's the first branch of the Mabinogion, the original source for a few of the stories we've told on this podcast, like the very first story from this podcast, that of Yvain and the lady of the fountain. We're finally diving into this amazing work of Welsh folklore and over the next two weeks we'll be covering the first two branches.
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Music: “A quirky cue” by Jermaine Stegall “Serious Situation” by Bruce Zimmerman “Elephants on Parade” by Podington Bear “Aim is True” Podington Bear “Minor Islands” by Podington Bear “Boardwalk” by Podington Bear
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