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The Myths and Legends Podcast, as the name suggests, is a Podcast where host Jason Weiser re-tells various myths, legends, and fairy tales from around the world. Another feature is the Creature of the Week, where he describes various animals from folklore and occasionally gives a possible explanation for the creature's origin.

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  • All There in the Manual: Jason provides supplementary material for the episodes in their description on the website.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Very common In-Universe.
    • In episode 16, he believes that Vasilissa's doll doing all the work is actually Vasilissa doing them herself, via a Split Personality.
  • Agony of the Feet: In his episode about Mulan, he goes into graphic detail about the practice of foot binding, which can have this effect on feet.
  • Defiant to the End: In the episode about Doppelgangers, one person who saw their doppelganger tried to have it shot.
  • Designated Hero: In-Universe, he tends to call out the protagonist of a story when they do something questionable.
    • In one of the Arthur episodes, he calls out Uther Pendragon for more or less raping a woman.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: When he compares Vasilissa and her doll to Jack and Tyler Durden, he justifies spoiling the film by stating it was released years ago, so "the statute of limitations for spoilers has expired".
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  • No Pronunciation Guide: Jason is well aware that he tends to butcher the names of some of the characters.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Whenever a character is raped or tricked into having sex under false pretenses, Jason doesn't hesitate to call the perpetrator a monster for doing so. Zeus in particular gets it bad.
  • Running Gag:
    • When he asks people people to subscribe to his show, he notes it's "Less than the price of (a very unusual thing to buy)".
  • Surprise Creepy: The Boy Who Drew Cats starts off as a silly story that's Exactly What It Says on the Tin, but then the protagonist is almost killed by a rat demon and only saved by his cat drawings coming to life and eating said demon. Jason doesn't hesitate to lampshade this.
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