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Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
 
Speculative fiction writer, long-term resident of Japan and Bram Stoker Award finalist Thersa Matsuura explores all that is weird from Japan—strange superstitions, folklore and folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks. These are little treasures she digs up while doing research for her writing. Also check out her Soothing Stories Podcast! Show notes and transcripts are available for most episodes at uncannyjapan.com
 
All too often we talk about fake news and alternative facts as if they are new concepts. In reality history itself is constructed, and thus constrained by its authors, we have as a society taken this as truth and unfortunately there is more to history that just the past.
 
Rashemen is a land steeped in superstition, ruled by witches and entrenched in snow. Berserkers reign and spirits roam the frozen wastes. Yllairies, Keilah, and Mépris all have their own reasons for journeying north, but they soon find they have something in common—they are pawns in a divine plot. Join the broads as they unravel the mysteries of Rashemen. The Broadswords is an all-women and non-binary actual play D&D podcast.
 
The most entertaining and enraging stories from mythology told casually, contemporarily, and (let's be honest) sarcastically. Greek and Roman gods did some pretty weird (and awful) things. This isn't your average storytelling podcast: Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology's (mis)treatment of women, the wild things the gods did, and the all around incredible minds of the ancient world. I mean, how did they come up with this stuff? Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in betwee ...
 
Jason Weiser tells 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 ...
 
SKELETON KEYS is a podcast dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of mythology and history in pop culture. Each episode is a skeleton key to unlock a particular artist, film, comic or other popular art through myth and history. Hosts, Torri Yates-Orr is an African American Historian and John Bucher is a Mythologist. Together, they take a look at the people, places, and events happening in culture in order to mine out a deeper meaning, having a ton of fun along the way.
 
Mosaic presents Living Myth, a podcast with Michael Meade, renowned mythologist and storyteller. Meade presents mythic stories that offer uniquely insightful and wise ways of understanding the current dilemmas of the world we live in. Living Myth proposes that genuine solutions to the complex and intractable problems of our world require both transcendent imagination and cohering, transformative narratives.
 
This Podcast is a wide net cast across the cosmos, sinking to the depths of Psyche, and reaching for the light in myth to see how heaven can be found here, now, while you are listening. It includes conversations with the most interesting of folks and solo shows with myself, Adam Sommer. If you enjoy astrology or magic or medicine, this is your show. If you enjoy the cosmos and all the mysterious ways it manifests in our lives, you have found the place. Enjoy www.HolestoHeavens.com
 
Emily and Vanessa are a couple of Registered Dietitians (RDs) who love wellness but hate the myths surrounding it. Make it your 2021 resolution to stay above junk science + diet culture. Let the ladies of Wellness Myths dig into the research for you! Listen in as they talk to each other and various experts who question trendy topics.
 
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This week on MYTH, it’s finally time to meet Odysseus’ long-abandoned son and see how things are going back on the home front. You’ll discover that wannabe stepdads are the worst, that absentee fathers make it hard to be well-adjusted, and that Athena is a master of disguise. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll see the lengths that some gods will go…
 
Between the latest online fads and the crazy media headlines, it’s easier more than ever to get confused about your health. If you want to make better decisions about your health so you can feel better and live longer, you’ve come to the right place. Sea Vegetables or “Seaweeds” are a big part of Asian diets. They are often considered generally hea…
 
Liv speaks with Aimee Hinds about the intricacies of Clytemnestra's story and how storytellers and reception over millennia has affected the understanding of this powerful Spartan woman. Follow Aimee Hinds on Twitter, here and check out her incredible Etsy shop here. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically…
 
Situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Europe, Cyprus is a popular destination for many tourists looking to enjoy the Mediterranean sun and an island lifestyle. Its natural advantages, however, also have attracted various powers throughout the millennia to occupy the island for its economic as well as strategic military value. To this day t…
 
This episode of Living Myth begins with a consideration of the old idea of two arcs that shape the course of human life. The first arc describes the process of growing up, stepping out and making a life in the common world. The second arc involves the inward path through which a person awakens to their inner life and develops a greater sense of bot…
 
Today we have The Tháttr of Nornagest, which can be found in the longer version of the Saga of Olaf Tryggvason, contained in the Flateyjarbók, a medieval Icelandic manuscript. Our adaption is from Nora Kershaw’s 1921 translation, based on Valdimar Asmundarson’s 1891 version. This tale has a host of legendary figures, as well as mythical, and it rev…
 
This episode is sponsored by Audible. Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, and they have over 100,000 titles available for download! Visit audibletrial.com/TheSkaldsCircle to begin your trial and download your free audiobook today! It's time to relax, grab a drink, pull up a chair by the hearth, and listen to…
 
The girls were skeptical about meal prepping. Wouldn’t it be too much work and they'd get bored eating the same thing every day? Enter this week's guest: registered dietitian Ashley Kitchens. She busts the myth that meal prep is all about bland foods and not about your satisfaction. She has you covered with time-saving tips for batch cooking, how t…
 
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. Th…
 
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. Th…
 
The Dynamic Duo of Jenna and Joe Sparks are back this week with their review of the latest issue of the World of Myth Magazine! Join them in their continuing journey traversing this amazing issue filled with fiction, poetry, and art. If you are a part of this issue, you won't want to miss their thoughts on your submission!…
 
Let me tell you why your toddler might cry at night and throw tantrums and what you can do to remedy. It could be a mythical parasite that lives in their spine. Any you might them, too. Show Notes and Transcript Available Visit the Uncanny Japan website to read the show notes and transcript. Credits Intro and outro music by Julyan Ray Matsuura…
 
Do not try to bend the spoon…first realize the truth…there is no spoon…then you will see it is not the spoon that bends, but merely yourself. Derek and Laurel are back discussing the 1999 Sci-fi masterpiece smash hit, The Matrix. How does the movie hold up and what new themes can be learned as we dissect Neo tumbling down the rabbit hole and landin…
 
This week we're going treasure hunting! Abbie talks about the famous Masquerade treasure hunt, a book full of clues that became a phenomenon.Kate talks about the Forrest Fenn treasure, was it real or not? Kate is a psychology graduate & Abbie is a demonologist. Together they talk about all things scary, strange and silly. Welcome to Myths, Magic an…
 
Today's episode we talk to Dr Murray Cook about his new book The Anvil of Scottish History: Stories of Stirling. We discuss what makes Stirling a place of deep history and how often this is overlooked. We also discuss excavations during covid and the benefits of being outdoors. You can find his book from where you purchase books or following this l…
 
Fly with me into this tapestry of tales, to mountains full of mythical beings. The winged horse Pegasus, the Muses, some gods, a centaur, the Chimaera, an anti-hero and a gadfly await you. This episode was written by Morag Cross. Directed and narrated by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound design by Geoff Chong. Starring Morag Cross as Hippe and the G…
 
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