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.
totally story time! this podcast is so amazing...
literally the ONLY problem I have with it... there's a serious lack of new episodes! please continue this podcast, don't let it die! it's way too good. this is just like myths and legends podcast, only even better because fictional stories, especially the genres chosen, are just better from a narrative perspective.
PS— do Call of the Wild and Treasure Island, please!
I love all of your podcasts!
This is a very entertaining and satisfying podcast. You’ll enjoy it as long as you can handle the lack of new episodes. It might help if Jason and Carissa dumped Scoundrel and BOTW and just focused on this podcast and myths and legends.