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 update: three-part season finale in July!
Tolstoy: The Long Way Home
Two men, a servant and his master, take a drive on a snowy evening. The experience will forever alter both of their lives.
Adapted from "Master and Man" by Leo Tolstoy.
If it sounds like it would be your thing, check out Mitos y Leyendas, Myths and Legends in Spanish! https://myths.link/mitos
Philip K. Dick: Fallout
It's the 2010s and nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union has forced humanity into bunkers, scorching the planet and leaving only the Leadys, the semi-sentient robot fighters, to continue to wage the war above against other Leadys.
The humans below, however, think that their Leadys might have other motives...
Adapted from "The Defenders" by Philip K. Dick.
Sherlock Holmes: Dealbreaker
We learn which crime Sherlock Holmes thinks is the absolute worst...and it's not what you think it is.
Also, the great detective tries his hand at crime himself. Once he crosses that line, will he be able to come back from it?
Check out Best of the Worst! https://www.nextpod.com/botw
Alexander Pushkin: A Sure Thing
A young woman working as a servant for a cruel countess falls in love with the man across the street. It seems like a fairy tale, but are there more sinister motivations at play?
Adapted from " The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin
The Most Dangerous Game: The Hunted
Sanger Rainsford, a big-game hunter, just wants to go home, but he finds himself on an island belonging to General Zaroff, a fellow hunter with twisted, unorthodox tastes.
Sanger refuses to go along with Zaroff, but what will last longer, Sanger's adherence to his principles...or his life?
Adapted by the Weisers from "The Most Dangerous Game"
Read the original: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/O._Henry_Memorial_Award_Prize_Stories_of_1924/The_Most_Dangerous_Game
Check out our other show, Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains, new this week! https://myths.link/scoundrel
And if you haven't heard, we turned Best of the Worst into its own twice-weekly mini cast. Subscribe here: https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe
Why do you hate fictional
This is a rockstar podcast, only problem is it seems to take a back seat to
Myths and legends, also good but not as good. Where is our three parter you said would be coming in July? Keep up the good work
If you enjoy listening to the same podcasts over and over, then this is a great podcast. If you like NEW content, then look elsewhere…… what a shame for such a great story teller!
Love this podcast!
So glad you’re back at it! Please tell me you’re thinking of continuing the Dante series. One of my absolute faves!