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Mythsterhood of the Travelling Tales

By Anike, Jaz, and Koji
Welcome to Mythsterhood of the Travelling Tales. We welcome you to join us as we explore the mystical and magical. Season one will be a journey across the globe to search out dragons from every culture.
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26. Dragons of South America, Part I

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29. The Last of our Dragons
I regret to inform you this is the end... of season one.  I'm sorry, couldn't resist that one. Mythsterhood listener Joshua Boucher joined the three of us in our first ever live episode, in which we discussed everything expected and unexpected from this year full of dragons.  It's been quite the adventure and we wouldn't have made it this far without the support of our listeners, the members of our Discord community, and especially our patrons. Thank you Andrew and Lizzie, for your continued support, and an extra special thank you to new patron Bryan Soares. Knowing you appreciate our work means the world to us, and it's what keeps us going even when chaos reigns. The Mythsterhood of the Travelling Tales will be taking a bit of a break in between seasons, to prepare for next season, so it will be a bit longer until our next adventure, but we will be back and until then, the three of us wish you days like dragons greeting clouds. Later Mythsters! Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
27:25
October 14, 2021
28. Dragons of the African Diaspora
Hello Mythsters, And welcome to the last official episode of our first season. It has been quite the adventure, and we're a bit sad to see it come to an end. But we'll be back with a new season. This is what we console ourselves with (somewhat) as we take a look at our last bouquet of dragons. Want to talk dragons while we prepare for season two? Come find us on our Discord Server at https://discord.com/invite/G3PRfrU, Come and find @mythsterhood on Twitter, or shoot us an email at mythsterhood@gmail.com. With Anike being sick and life being a bit hectic for Koji and Jaz, we're running behind with the podcast transcripts, but this too will be made available on our website Mythsterhood.com as soon as we can get it done. Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
24:03
August 24, 2021
27. Dragons of South America, Part II
Hello hello mythsters, Welcome to episode 27, hosted by Jaz and Koji. Join us as we move along through South America and catch whiff of another bouquet of amazing dragons. Our usual custom episode artwork will have to wait a while, as Anike has been under the weather, but as soon as she feels a bit better, we will have another gorgeous dragon drawing for you. As always, you are most welcome to join us on Discord for more talk of dragons, as well as previews of Anike's episode artwork. To do so, just click the following link: https://discord.com/invite/G3PRfrU Other links mentioned: The website for my new podcast, Into the Looking Glass: https://lookingglasspoets.wordpress.com Koji's interview for the aforementioned podcast: https://anchor.fm/lookingglasspoets/episodes/2--Exploring-and-Reimagining-Archetypal-Stories-Through-Poetry-with-Koji-A--Dae-e12k4d5 As always, a full transcript will be made available on our website, mythsterhood.com as soon as we get it done. Later mythsters! Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
27:22
August 10, 2021
26. Dragons of South America, Part I
Hello hello mythsters, Welcome to episode 26, in which Anike return to the mic, and we move on towards South America and delve up some awesome dragons, as well as one with questionable dietary preferences. As always, you are most welcome to join us on Discord for more talk of dragons, as well as previews of Anike's episode artwork. To do so, just click the following link: https://discord.com/invite/G3PRfrU As always, a full transcript will be made available as soon as we get it done. Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
26:19
July 27, 2021
25. Dragons of North America, Part II
Hello hello, Mythsters, Jaz is back, and together with Koji, she dives into the second part of our journey through North America. And they also announce their plans for the end of season 1, and what the Mythsterhood of the Travelling Tales could do during our between-seasons break. Jaz announces a new project she's been working on as well. Links mentioned: Mythsterhood Discord community: https://discord.com/invite/G3PRfrU Find us on Twitter: @mythsterhood Or shoot us an email: mythsterhood@gmail.com Jaz's other podcast, Journals of a Journeyman Bard: https://anchor.fm/journeymanbard And her other, other podcast, Into the Looking Glass, the infamous new project centered on speculative poetry: https://anchor.fm/lookingglasspoets, or check out the website at lookingglasspoets.wordpress.com But all this housekeeping aside, the episode was both fun and bittersweet as it means the end of season one is drawing ever nearer. It's been such an adventure, and we've been glad to have you all with us. And before we get too sentimental, let's have some dragons! As always, a full transcript of the episode will be made available at mythsterhood.com as soon as we can finish it. Later mythsters! Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
27:36
July 05, 2021
24. Dragons of North America, Part I
Welcome to our first episode on the other side of the Atlantic. Your guides through all things draconic today are Anike and Koji. We are still working together on our season finale renga, which will allow you to be a part of our end of the season episode, as well as add another ticket with your name on it to our poster giveaway. If you'd like to take part, come and join our Discord community at https://discord.com/invite/G3PRfrU. This also means you get to be among the first to see sneak peaks of Anike's episode art, and weigh in on which creature we'll be looking into in season two! As always, a full transcript will be made available at www.mythsterhood.com as soon as we have it ready for you. See you there! Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
22:40
June 07, 2021
23. Dragons of the British Isles, Part III
Hello hello, mythsters, Opening the episode this week with a pre-emptive apology for listeners with sensitive ears. And we mean that quite literally. We had some technical issues, so this week's audio quality is not what we would like it to be, for which we'd like to apologise. But let's move on to the episode. This is the third part of our trip across the British Isles. We hope you enjoy the ride as much as we did. As always, we welcome anyone who wants to come and have a look at our Discord community either to hang out, or to take part in the ongoing poetry game that will end up being a part of our end-of-season episode! Click here to join. As always, the transcript will be made available on mythsterhood.com as soon as we have it finished. Sound effects provided by FreeSound.org. Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
21:30
May 28, 2021
22. Dragons of the British Isles, Part II
Hello hello, mythsters! Welcome to episode 22 of the Mythsterhood of the Travelling Tales, and the second of three episodes we will be spending in the British Isles. And the inaugural episode of our new and improved sound, with a brand spanking new mic for Anike. Links mentioned: Mythsterhood Discord community  Anike's blog post about her end-of-season artwork and the giveaway. Now let's get this dragon on the road! Sound effects provided by FreeSound.org. Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
24:31
May 17, 2021
21. Dragons of the British Isles, Part I
Hellooo, Mythsters! Welcome to episode 21 (can you believe it?!) where we travel to the British Isles and take a look at the dragons, worms, and serpents in that region. Be warned, there be dragonslayers again. But also some really awesome dragons! And a little something extra. Without further ado, let's get into it! Links mentioned: Mythsterhood Discord server Podchaser for the Mythsterhood Jabberwock Blog Posts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Mythster Dragon Poster Details Later, Mythsters! Sound effects provided by FreeSound.org. Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
30:26
April 27, 2021
20. Dragons of Scandinavia
Hello hello Mythsters, Episode twenty is the first one ever to bring on a surprise guest. We had a ton of fun, and hope to be able to do this kind of episode more often.  As Jaz is learning more about audio edits flexing her audio wiz muscles, you may hear a few other surprise elements. We hope you enjoy them!  We did have a few call backs to previous episodes: The Fire-Drake Who Slayed Beowulf Dragons of the Baltic Dragons of Turkey The Mother of Dragons And last but not least, if you too would like to be a part of our final episode, or just want to get sneak peeks at Anike's art or hang out with us, come and visit Mythsterhood of the Travelling Tales Discord server! But now, without further ado, let's see some dragons! Sound effects provided by FreeSound.org. Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
23:17
April 12, 2021
The End of the Season is Nigh
We want to celebrate the end of a year of dragons and fun together with all of you. A channel has been made for this purpose on our Mythsterhood server, and anyone who wants to join in on the festivities and be a part of the final episode of the season is welcome to come and see what's going on. Want to find out what this is all about? Click here come and visit our little corner of the internet! Later Mythsters!
01:40
April 06, 2021
19. Dragons of Central Europe
Hello hello, mythsters, For this episode, Anike and Jaz took a closer look at the dragons found in Central Europe. Of course our old pal, Saint George had to make another appearance, but we also found a few interesting stories that certainly debunk the popular Western take on dragons, as being flying, flamey virgin eaters. Outtakes this week are mostly made up of disruptions of canine origin, although Jaz's mush-for-brains certainly contributed as well. A full transcript will be made available on our website as soon as we finish it, as usual. But without further ado, onwards! Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
19:01
March 28, 2021
18. Dragons of the Mediterranean
Hello hello Mythsters, Welcome to the sunny Mediterranean region, where Jaz and Anike took a closer look at some of the dragons from Greece, Italy, and the Iberian peninsula, and boy, did they find some surprising stuff, alongside the Greek classics. As usual, a full transcript will be made available on our website as soon as we finish it. Let's have some dragons! Later Mythsters Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
24:32
March 10, 2021
17. Dragons of the Balkan
Welcome to episode 17, in which Koji and Anike begin that part of our journey that will take us deeper and deeper into Europe, and where we discover our first dragonrider. How awesome is that? As usual, of course, a full transcript will be made available on our website. So without further ado, let's dig in. Later Mythsters! Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
20:14
February 23, 2021
16. Dragons of Africa, Part II
Welcome to episode 16, and the second episode we'll be spending in Africa. The Southern part of Africa, to be precise. Anike's homeland! A full transcript will be made available as soon as we can get it finished. Now let's get this dragon on the road! Later Mythsters! Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
16:50
February 08, 2021
15. Dragons of Africa, Part I
Hello hello Mythsters, And welcome to our first regular episode of 2O21, in which the plan is to discuss those dragons found in the Northen half of the African continent. That turned out a bit ambitious, but more dragons will be discussed in next week's blog, of course. Links mentioned: Just one this week and that's the anthology in which Koji's award-longlisted story Soulshine was published, and which is available with a set-your-own-price deal. Click here to check it out! A full transcript of the show can, as always, be found at Mythsterhood.com along with more draconic goodness.  Now, let's get this dragon on the road! Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
23:26
January 21, 2021
14 and a half. Mythster Round Table
So, in honour of the halfway point, which we passed right after our exploration of Russian dragons in episode 12, we passed our halfway point in the destinations we settled on for season 1, we decided to have a chat about what this project has meant to us as well as answer some questions lovingly provided by the members of our Discord community. Content warning for giggles, but we did manage to keep side quests to a minimum. Now, without further ado, let's get to it! Later Mythsters! Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
45:57
January 11, 2021
14. Dragons of Turkey
Hello mythsters, And welcome to a very special episode: the first one in which all three of us are recording together. Much giggles ensued, as one might expect, and we had a lot of fun discussing a slice of dragon mythology of very special interest to Koji.  A full transcript will be made available at Mythsterhood.com of course. So, without further ado, let's bring on those dragons. Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
26:14
December 21, 2020
13. Dragons of Egypt
Hello, Mythsters, and welcome to the first episode of the second half of this season. We're only two weeks away from celebrating our six month anniversary of whispering in your ears every fortnight. This week, we visited sunny Egypt. As promised, we have, of course, some links for you: Come and visit us in our Discord Community, for sneak previews of each episode's art, as well as the chance to add your two cents for our celebratory bonus episode. And for our side quest, some more information about the mysterious Hatshepsut: The Exploress podcast, a femcentric history podcast and a regular on Jaz's podcatcher, did a two part episode on women who ruled Egypt. The resources list is also fairly extensive and absolutely worth a browse. And, as always, a full transcript will be made available on our website. But without further ado, we'll let you get on with the podcast and meet today's dragons! Later Mythsters! Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
23:11
December 07, 2020
Hello, Mythsters!
Anike and I just stopped by for a tiny little announcement: With our last episode, where we visited Russia, The Mythsterhood of the Travelling Tales has hit the halfway point in its first season! Can you believe it? Because we sure can't. Koji, Anike, and I wanted to celebrate this with a special episode in which the three us us have a chat and talk about what we've learned and how we look back on the last six or so months. And we wanted to give all of you a chance to ask us any questions you might have. A special channel has been created on our Mythsterhood Discord Community, especially for this purpose, so don't be a stranger! Later Mythsters! Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
02:03
December 05, 2020
12. Dragons of Russia
First of all, we are overjoyed to report that Anike's wayward arachnid has safely returned home! Secondly, we're in Russia, baby! Links mentioned: Zmey Gorynych, the adorable cartoon Zmey Gorynych, the folk metal band And now without further ado, on with the show! A full transcript, as well as more dragon awesomeness, is available at Mythsterhood.com, as usual. Later, Mythsters! Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
17:53
November 25, 2020
11. Dragons of the Middle East, Part II
Hello, mythsters far and wide!  Anike and I were super excited to dig into this second part of our Middle Eastern trip, and we do hope you enjoy it. The outtakes at the end of the episode are a clear testament to the degree of braindeadness with which I undertook the recording of this episode, but we still had tons of fun and giggles. (as we always do). But now, without further ado, let's get cracking! A full transcript, as well as more dragon awesomeness, is available at Mythsterhood.com, as usual. Later, Mythsters! Theme music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
19:30
November 11, 2020
10. Dragons of the Middle East, Part I
Hello hello, and welcome to milestone episode 10. Double digits! Since the Middle East is such a vast and varied region, we've decided to split this part of the world into two separate episodes. Anike was super excited to be back for the first part of our foray into the Middle East, so let's dig in right away! As always, a full transcript of the episode is available at Mythsterhood.com. Later Mythsters!
15:38
October 26, 2020
9. Dragons of Central Asia
Hello Mythsters! We made it to Central Asia, even though we suffered a few days' delay. This time, it is Jaz and Koji behind the microphones, as Anike is feeling a bit under the weather. We hope she feels better soon, but in the mean time, let's give Koji a warm mythster welcome for her podcast debut! If you'd like to come and have a chat with us, or get sneak peeks at Anike's epic artwork, visit the Mythsterhood Discord Server. Now, without further ado, let's dig in. Later Mythsters! Music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
19:04
October 15, 2020
8. Dragons of India
So, after many times hinting at all the myths with naga at their roots, we've finally made it to the birthplace of this illustrious creature: India! As promised in the episode, here are the links we mentioned: Jaz's poem Dragon's Lament Hybrid Fiction, issue six, containing Skin Deep, also by Jaz and of course, the link to the Mythsterhood Discord server, where you'll get a chance to help us decide on next season's topic, as well as sneak peeks at new artwork by Anike, among other things! There may, or may not, be the occasional dragon meme. Of course, a full transcript of the episode will, as always, be made available on our website, Mythsterhood.com. Later Mythsters! Music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
17:09
September 29, 2020
7. Dragons of China
It's so good to be back with our next episode, where we delve into the origin of Chinese dragons, and some of the creation myths from Chinese folklore. As promised in the episode, here is the link to the Fabulous Folklore's dragon episode. As always, we'd love to welcome you on our Mythsterhood Discord server, where you'll get sneak peeks at new artwork by Anike, among other things! Later Mythsters! Music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
15:14
September 15, 2020
6. Dragons of South East Asia, Part II
And we are back, with episode 6 of Mythsterhood of the Travelling Tales. We'll continue where we left off in episode 5, as South East Asia was note quite bite-sized enough to fit into a single episode. But mythsters, it was worth the wait. This time around, we meet more awesome dragons and learn of their amazing tales. Which was your favourite? As always, a full transcript is available if you scroll down and next week, a complementary blog post will follow, featuring even more awe-inspiring dragons. As promised in the episode, we would love to welcome you on our Mythsterhood Discord server, where you'll get sneak peeks at new artwork by Anike Kirsten, among other things! Later Mythsters! Music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
21:19
August 31, 2020
5. Dragons of South East Asia, Part I
Welcome to episode 5 of Mythsterhood of the Travelling Tales. Anike is back in business, and our paths wandered over to South East Asia. The one thing we could tell right off the bat, is that this region is too large and too varied to fit into one episode. But we don't mind spending two episodes in such amazing spots, do we, mythsters? As always, a full transcript is available on our website and next week, a complementary blog post will follow, featuring even more awe-inspiring dragons. Later Mythsters! Music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
21:16
August 17, 2020
4 and a half: What About the Kappa?
Hello hello mythsters. Today is a very sad day. Anike hasn’t been feeling well all week and will not be able to record with me.  That’s right. You're stuck with me. Your ears are at my mercy. I shall try to behave, but I can make no promises, of course. Since Anike didn’t want to miss out on all the fun we’ll be having in South East Asia, we agreed that I would do a bit of a bonus episode for you instead. If you joined us on our Japanese excursion, you may remember us mentioning the kappa. Now, since kappa are not actually dragons, we didn’t delve deeper in the episode, but we did do a side quest in the form of a Patreon exclusive post. Today, you get the audio version. Our way of apologising for the delay in our travels to South East Asia. As usual, a full transcript will be made available at www.Mythsterhood.com. Later Mythsters! Music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
09:15
August 03, 2020
4. Dragons of the Koreas
Welcome to episode 4 of Mythsterhood of the Travelling Tales. On the itinerary this time was the Koreas. A land we hear mentioned on the news a lot. But what do we really know about its mythological traditions? A full transcript is available on our website and next week, we'll have a complementary blog post for you as well, featuring even more awesome dragons. Later Mythsters! Music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
15:15
July 20, 2020
3. Dragons of Japan
Welcome to episode 3 of Mythsterhood of the Travelling Tales. This month, we hopped over to Japan. A land steeped in myth, folklore, magic, and dragons. A full transcript is available on our website and next week, we'll have a complementary blog post for you as well, featuring even more awesome dragons. Click here for a video of the  Kinryū-no-Mai or Golden Dragon Dance as mentioned in the podcast. Later Mythsters! Music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
15:02
July 06, 2020
2. Dragons of Australia
Welcome to episode two. Join us for a trip down under and a look at dragons in the longest uninterrupted religious tradition on earth. A full transcript and complementary blog post with extra information, are available on our website, Mythsterhood.com. Later, Mythsters! Music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
16:13
June 21, 2020
1. Dragons of the Pacific
In this episode, we've got a lot of ground to cover, so buckle up. A full transcript of the show, as well as a complementary blog post with extra information, can be found on our website, Mythsterhood.com.  Later, Mythsters! Music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
16:32
June 21, 2020
The Mythsterhood Introduction
Hello fellow travellers! Care to join us on a journey of exploration? We'll be looking at myths across the world, with a focus on dragons in this first season. The first episodes will be airing in ten days, on the summer solstice, so stay tuned! Click here for full transcript Music: Wanderer by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
07:56
June 11, 2020