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
Love the show
I love all the shows that you guys do and i love listening to all of them.
Could you do more on Dante’s Inferno
BEST PODCAST EVER!!!!!!!!! well second, myths and legends is #1. Do more on Cthulhu.
Love and Loss
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! ❤️