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.
Jack London: The You You Are
Dr. Freddie Drummond is in a great position: a fulfilling job, a wonderful fiancée, and the respect of titans of industry. So...why is he going out at night, living a double life?
Today's story was based on "South of the Slot" by Jack London.
Time Enough at Last: One for the Books
Someday Henry Bemis is going to do it. Sometime he is going to go to that wonderful, glorious place and live the life of his dreams.
The place? Well, the public library, of course.
But...today is not that day.
Today's episode was inspired by "Time Enough at Last" by Lynn Venable.
Nikolai Gogol: Nose Goes
What happens when your nose leaves your face...and starts living a better life than you?
Today's episode was adapted from the story "The Nose" by Nikolai Gogol. You can find the full text here.
Looking for something else to listen to? Check out Best of the Worst! It used to be a segment on this show. Now it's a weekly mini-cast. https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe
Edgar Allan Poe: Comorbid
You receive a letter from an old friend. He isn't doing well. He invites you to visit him at his house. His house...that's eating him whole.
Today's episode was inspired by "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe.
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.
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Loved this show and have been waiting for its return for years. It’s far better than “Myths and Legends” and wish it would come back.
I love this podcast, BUT FOR GODS SAKE, YOU said you’d have a season finale 2 weeks after the last episode. ITS been 2 YEARS and zilch nothing radio silence and you did the same with scoundrel and best of the worst, I still give five stars because I love your podcasts, and I know you probably will never read this, but at least tell us something about the future of your other podcasts on myths and legends. Please I beg of you, I love your podcasts, but you used to do so much more, and it makes me sad that you no longer do that.
This is my go to podcast where ever I am