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The greatest stories of classic lit...without actually having to read the books. 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.

The greatest stories of classic lit...without actually having to read the books. 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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The greatest stories of classic lit...without actually having to read the books. 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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English


Episodes

Sound and Fury (Part 2 of 2)

12/26/2017
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Last week, Macbeth killed his king, his friend, and more. If only he could stop there. Just a note, this is the season finale of Fictional. Stay subscribed, though, because we'll be back in six weeks with season two! Sponsor: Check out http://www.zola.com/fictional for an awesome way to do your wedding registry. Seriously, I wish we used it when we got married. Go to that link to get a $50 credit toward your registry. Music: "Entrance Shaft 11" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kallaloe" by Blue...

Duration: 00:37:41


Toil and Trouble (Part 1 of 2)

12/11/2017
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Macbeth is a story about ambition and violence. Given a prophecy that he will become king, Macbeth finds himself both drawn to and repulsed by the desire that grows within him. On one hand, he could do so much as king: his name would live on forever. On the other, he is a loyal, kind, and just man...and for him to become king, the current king, his cousin and the man he has fought for and killed for, would have to die. Sponsor: Hello Fresh is fantastic. When we sit down to eat a Hello...

Duration: 00:33:52


Therein Lies the Wub

11/27/2017
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A routine trip to Mars turns out to be anything but when a ship headed back to earth allows one last passenger aboard. That's...really all I can say about the story "Beyond lies the Wub" by Philip K. Dick. Few authors can boast the sci-fi pedigree of Philip K. Dick. Even if you've never read one of his books, you've heard one of his stories. Blade Runner, Total Recall, The Man in the High Castle, Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, and The Adjustment Bureau make up just some of the stories...

Duration: 00:34:36


Nightmares (Part 2 of 2)

11/13/2017
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Professor Angell is dead, but the story of Cthulhu is just beginning. As it turns out, Angell had an heir, and as the young man is sifting through his late uncle's possessions, he's about to find something that will change his world forever. Meanwhile, Captain Johansen returned to Sydney. The last we saw him, he was captain of a ship with seven friends. He'll return a sole survivor, forever changed by the horrors he witnessed. Today's episode was adapted from "The Call of Cthulhu" by H.P....

Duration: 00:45:21


Dead Cthulhu Waits Dreaming

10/30/2017
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An adaptation of perhaps the most famous story from one of the most important horror writers of the 20th century. H.P. Lovecraft has inspired writers from Neil Gaiman to Stephen King, and this dark tale of chthonic monsters, fanatical cultists, and a secret that has stayed hidden since the dawn of humanity is equal parts mystery and horror. Sponsor: Hello Fresh! I literally just had a meal from a Hello Fresh box and it was fantastic. To get $30 off your first box, go to...

Duration: 00:35:32


With a Whimper (Part 2 of 2)

10/16/2017
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Where we left our intrepid, overdressed traveller, he was taking a break from the heat in the ruins of humanity all around him, looking down into the cool darkness...when he saw red eyes open and stare back at him, hinting that there may be more lurking in the future of humanity than he thought. --- Sponsor: Check out http://www.audible.com/fictional for a free audiobook and a 30-day trial membership! --- Music: "Mknt" "Emmit Sprak" "Holo" "In-Passage" "Nervous Whisp" "Purple...

Duration: 00:39:24


Inspector Spacetime (Part 1 of 2)

10/3/2017
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"The Time Machine" is a book written by the father of science fiction, H.G. Wells. This is a book so famous that it actually coined the phrase "time machine" to refer to a machine that travels through time. It is a short but sprawling book, flinging mankind into the farthest future where we see how the consequences of our actions today can affect the world for millennia. It still holds up, too. It's a little more plot- and concept-heavy than today's novels, but it's a fascinating story...

Duration: 00:43:12


Race to the Bottom (Part 2)

9/18/2017
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If you were worried that we only have three circles left, well, don't worry. Dante must have felt the same way, because he sub-divides the last two circles into 12 circles, nearly double the number of circles that came before it. Anyway, it's as weird and as wonderful/horrific as last time, so if you liked that episode, listen to how everything ends up! --- Want to help us out? Go to http://www.podsurvey.com/fictional to take a really quick survey! --- Theme and select other music by...

Duration: 00:39:43


Burning Ring of Fire (Part 1)

9/4/2017
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Dante's Inferno is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri in the 1300s as the first part in a much longer work called "The Divine Comedy". It's not a comedy in the "ha ha" sense of the word, but comedy because it starts bad and ends well. Dante travels down through Hell, then up into Purgatory and finally Paradise. Hell, in my opinion, is the most interesting area because it's full of weird characters and crazy punishments. This episode is probably too fun for one that has two characters...

Duration: 00:33:11


The Devil went Down to Cornwall

8/22/2017
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Sherlock just wants to take a vacation and not be bothered by mysteries. Just kidding. Sherlock lives for mysteries. Lucky for him (and really only him), even when they get out London they can still manage to get in to a situation with a dead body or two. Want to really help out the show? Take a few minutes and leave a review in Apple Podcasts! Check it out at http://apple.fictional.fm ----- Music: Theme song and other music by Breakmaster Cylinder

Duration: 00:40:20


Give Him a Hand

8/21/2017
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The story of two old friends, one strange item that can grant your wildest dreams, and three wishes...but every desire has a cost. Want to leave a review? It really helps the show. Check out http://apple.fictional.fm Music: Theme song and other music by Breakmaster Cylinder "Visim" by Kai Engle "Scenery" by Kai Engle "Periculum" by Kai Engle "Daedalus" by Kai Engle

Duration: 00:29:23


Fictional Intro

8/11/2017
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This is all about our new show, Fictional. Brought to you by the same two people that make Myths and Legends, Fictional is looking at all things classic lit, diving in to awesome stories like you've never heard them before. ----- Theme song credit: the amazing Breakmaster Cylinder ----- To subscribe, follow these links: On Apple Podcasts: http://apple.fictional.fm On Stitcher: http://stitcher.fictional.fm On Google Play: http://google.fictional.fm Or paste...

Duration: 00:01:39