47 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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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

    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.

    • 32 min
    Time Enough at Last: One for the Books

    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.
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    Today's episode was inspired by "Time Enough at Last" by Lynn Venable.

    • 27 min
    Nikolai Gogol: Nose Goes

    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.
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    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

    • 30 min
    Edgar Allan Poe: Comorbid

    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.
     

    • 43 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

Post prey Mama ,

Love this!

I have really enjoyed these retelling of some super boring old books, especially the Count of Monte Cristo {ahem} which hasn’t been completed yet. Favorite quote from this interpretation was describing Fernand as the “pale man bathed in rage sweat.” Keep up the great work.

da thor ,

Best podcast ever

I love it. Has just the right amount of pop culture references and hard facts from the story. My faves are the Sherlock Holmes episodes. Anyway thank you for everything and I love you. Take all the time you need, we all support you and love your work

myths lover ,

Love it

I love it so much!!

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