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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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    Music:

    "Imprinter" by Chad Crouch

    "Action" by Chad Crouch

    "Checkered Blue" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "New Crescente" by Blue Dot Sessions

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  • Robert Courtney was an upstanding Kansas City pharmacist and family man who was deeply devoted to his church. Courtney owned and operated two pharmacies and was perceived as an innovative businessman. His wealth was apparent to people in Kansas City in the 90’s— he lived in a $700,000 home and collected sports cars. It all came crashing down in 2001 when an oncologist discovered that Courtney had been diluting chemotherapy medications. She tipped off the FBI and the Courtney investigation became the FBI’s number one priority in 2001 up until 9/11. Courtney claimed that he started diluting the medication to pay a $600,000 IRS bill and to honor his pledge of $1 million to his church. But his greed, and the fact that he got away with it, led him to dilute more and more medications. In the end, over 98,000 prescriptions were diluted, over 4,000 patients were affected and almost 200 people died as a result. One of the most shocking aspects of this whole story is that it took 10 years for Courtney to get caught and if it weren't for one woman, he would still be working as a pharmacist today. How is that possible? We explore that question along with the even scarier question: Could this happen again?


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

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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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    Music:

    "New Skin" by Podington Bear

    "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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    Music:

    "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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    Music:

    "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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    Music:

    "Cumulous" by Chad Crouch

    "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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    Music:

    "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

    "Epic Journey" by Valentina Gribanova

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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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    Music:

    "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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    Music:

    "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?

    The post (disclaimer, and a detailed summary of the nine worlds): https://myths.link/222a

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    Music:
    "Her Caliber" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Gullwing Sailor" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Floating in Space" by Podington Bear
    "We Drive 3 Days" 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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    Music:
    "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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    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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  • 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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