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ABOUT THIS PODCAST

Words To That Effect: Stories of the Fiction that Shapes Popular Culture.
WTTE is a narrative storytelling show that explores the intriguing places where fiction, history, science, and popular culture intersect and inspire. From the Victorian past to utopian futures, dinosaurs to detectives, zombies to mummies, how does literature shape our understanding of popular culture? Find out more at wttepodcast.com (https://wttepodcast.com). Get in touch at [email protected]
English
40 episodes
since June 22, 2017

LATEST EPISODE

For most people today, the story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde has been reduced to a fairly straightforward allegory of the potential dark side within us all.  But if you read Robert Louis Stevenson’s original tale, a short 80-odd page novella, you immediately realise there is so much to this masterpiece of 19th century fiction. There are so many reasons the story has become embedded in popular culture. It has everything: dreams and reality, psychology and medicine, good and evil, degeneracy and criminality, sexuality and self-identity, blackmail, murder, addiction, religion. Have I missed anything? For more details, links, and transcripts head to wttepodcast.com Join the WTTE community and support the show on Patreon!
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