44 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.

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    • 4.9 • 5.3K 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.

    Fictional update: three-part season finale in July!

    Fictional update: three-part season finale in July!

    • 44 sec
    Tolstoy: The Long Way Home

    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.
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    If it sounds like it would be your thing, check out Mitos y Leyendas, Myths and Legends in Spanish! https://myths.link/mitos
     

    • 42 min
    Philip K. Dick: Fallout

    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...
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    Adapted from "The Defenders" by Philip K. Dick.

    • 32 min
    Sherlock Holmes: Dealbreaker

    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?
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    Check out Best of the Worst! https://www.nextpod.com/botw
     

    • 32 min
    Alexander Pushkin: A Sure Thing

    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

    • 35 min
    The Most Dangerous Game: The Hunted

    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
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    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
     

    • 35 min

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I didn’t start listening to this podcast until recently despite being an avid Myths and Legends listener.... and now I’m all out of episodes with no new ones in sight. You can’t know how much you love something until it’s over. And I definitely love this podcast. 😂😂😂

Update: a few years later and I am definitely one of the people who won’t let this podcast die! It’s my favorite and every episode is a gift! ❤️

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