Fictional

Hosted ByJason Weiser & Carissa Weiser / Bardic

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.


All Episodes

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…

Philip K. Dick: Fallout

It’s the 1980s 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…

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…

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…

E.M. Forster: Bit Rot

Humanity is isolated for their own safety in their homes, but they settle in to communicate through world-wide messaging and video calls, and face-to-face, person-to-person interaction becomes rarer and rarer, to the point that it’s uncomfortable and…

Arsène Lupin: The Gentleman

The story of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief, begins with him sending a letter to a baron with the exact date and time he will rob the man. The baron immediately contacts the best detective in France. …oh and Arsène Lupin is actually in prison so…

Edgar Allan Poe: The Masquerade

A Halloween episode with two stories from the master of Gothic horror, Edgar Allan Poe.

The Pale Man: Room 201

A professor checks in to a rundown hotel for a long vacation and becomes obsessed with another resident – a pale man who moves from room to room.

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