36 episodes

Classic lit with a modern tone, every other week.

From the creators of Myths and Legends, comes an altogether same-but-different podcast set in the world of classic lit. These are the stories of Dracula, The Time Machine, The Three Musketeers. They're stories written by Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and H.P. Lovecraft, but with a casual, modern tone. Listen as Jason and Carissa Weiser breathe new life into the classics and tell the stories of some of the greatest books ever written.

Fictional Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser / Bardic

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 5.2K Ratings

Classic lit with a modern tone, every other week.

From the creators of Myths and Legends, comes an altogether same-but-different podcast set in the world of classic lit. These are the stories of Dracula, The Time Machine, The Three Musketeers. They're stories written by Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and H.P. Lovecraft, but with a casual, modern tone. Listen as Jason and Carissa Weiser breathe new life into the classics and tell the stories of some of the greatest books ever written.

    Edgar Allan Poe: The Masquerade

    Edgar Allan Poe: The Masquerade

    A Halloween episode with two stories from the master of Gothic horror, Edgar Allan Poe.

    • 34 min
    Julius Long: Room 201

    Julius Long: Room 201

    A professor checks in to a rundown hotel for a long vacation and becomes obsessed with another resident - a pale man who moves from room to room.

    • 34 min
    Philip K. Dick: Inhuman

    Philip K. Dick: Inhuman

    Lester’s work has killed trillions, making way for humanity’s march across the galaxy. But, after a trip off-world and witnessing a dead planet firsthand, he’s now changed. Lester wants out.

    Will the government release their best scientist and, more importantly, did Lester even return from the wastes?

    • 32 min
    Sherlock Holmes: The League

    Sherlock Holmes: The League

    Even good news is bad news to Sherlock Holmes when the Red-Headed League comes to town.

    • 30 min
    Monte Cristo: Wait and Hope (part 6 of 6)

    Monte Cristo: Wait and Hope (part 6 of 6)

    The Count of Monte Cristo's revenge is complete

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Count of Monte Cristo: A Million Secrets (part 5 of 6)

    The Count of Monte Cristo: A Million Secrets (part 5 of 6)

    The Count of Monte Cristo moves his pieces into place. His revenge is coming.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
5.2K Ratings

5.2K Ratings

Saphyrr ,

Please come back

I am a long time listener of this and myths and legands. I wish you guys would focus more on this one, it was so good!

setphasers2kill ,

My favorite podcast of all time

Didn’t think anything could beat Myths & Legends...until Fictional came out. There, I said it. Seriously, Fictional is the greatest podcast ever created. Every story is solid but I especially love the sci-fi!!! More sci-fi please!!! Also, Jason has good gender politics. So many stories out there use misogynistic tropes but he makes these moments bearable by reading agency, intelligence, and complex motivations into the women characters, even when the original authors basically treat their women characters as pieces of meat or plot points for male character development. PLEASE COME BACK OR I WILL DIE WITHOUT THIS PODCAST

cupcake200111 ,

Come Back Please

This is truly one of the greatest podcasts out there. I have loved these episodes. Not only are they entertaining but they even helped with school work when I had to read some of these books. I really can not recommend this podcast enough. Just a suggestion. Could you do an episode on crime and punishment or do one of the Jane Austen novels. Do you have an idea when you will be able to produce more episodes?

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