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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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    Episode post: https://myths.link/215

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    Music:

    "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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  • The Opportunist tells true stories of regular people who turn sinister simply by being opportunistic. How does an everyday person turn into a thief, a cult leader, or a scammer? Instead of portraying criminals as distinctly “other,” we explore our similarities and reveal the dark potential lurking inside of all of us. The Opportunist will launch with an episodic series on Sherry Shriner, a midwest mom and life-long church goer turned internet cult leader. The series follows Sherry as she gains thousands of followers online by promoting her own religion (a blend of biblical doomsday predictions and popular alien/reptilian conspiracy theories) and profits on selling spiritual weapons that defeat aliens and demons. As she rises to the status of infallible goddess, she leaves a trail of death and destruction in her wake. We speak with family & friends of deceased cult members, prosecutors, police officers, a high profile cult expert and more. Through thought-provoking interviews and investigative reporting, The Opportunist invites the listener along with us on a thrilling journey of discovery.

    Listen today at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-opportunist-podcast/id1551162705

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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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    Music:

    "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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    The episode post: https://myths.link/209c

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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.

    Episode post (with poem): https://myths.link/209b

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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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    Episode post (and disclaimer): https://myths.link/209a

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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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  • 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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    Music:

    "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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    Music:

    "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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    Music:

    "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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    Music:

    "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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    Music:

    "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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    “Sunset Stroll into the Wood” by Podington Bear

    “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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