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The Dead Poets Society Podcast

The Dead Poets Society Podcast

By Kyle W. Porter
Take a deep dive into the inner-sanctum of some of the greatest minds in literature. The only catch? They're all dead.

Every episode, host Edgar Allan Poe and his pet Raven, Usher, take a look at the life and times of a different dead poet and then invite them on the show for an interview that doesn't always go according to plan.

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Auld Lang Syne
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January 05, 2022
Episode #4---Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poe and Usher pour some libations out to enjoy the hooch and happiness of Edna St. Vincent Millay. They even get to meet her surprising entourage, and they're pretty sweet....  . Featuring Kate Eppers as Edna St. Vincent Millay
December 03, 2021
Episode #3---Ogden Nash
Poe and Usher get wrapped up in the wit and puzzling intellect of the master of light verse, Ogden Nash. Just how did he craft such whimsical verses? Well, it's quiet the riddle... Starring Killarney Traynor ( as Ogden Nash. . . Instagram: Dead_Poets_Society_Podcast Facebook: @deadpoetssocietypodcast
November 17, 2021
Episode #2---Allen Ginsberg
This time Poe and Usher sit down with the great iconoclast, Allen Gins-Quarter pound hamBERGer with cheese! (....and things get more than a little spacey). Starring Leila Toba as Allen Ginsberg
November 03, 2021
Season 4, Episode #1---Jack Kerouac
In this season opener, Poe and Usher return from being out "on the road" to interview Beatnik poet, daddy-o, Jack Kerouac.  Starring Terry Tamm as Jack Kerouac.  Join us, won't you? Instagram: Dead_Poets_Society_Podcast Facebook: @deadpoetssocietypodcast
October 20, 2021
Season 4 Trailer
Breaking free from the jaws of death, it's Season 4 of the Dead Poets Society Podcast!  This season is chock full wit and wisdom from all of your favorite poets, including: the original Dharma Bum, a poet who's a real scream, and an old friend addresses a new controversy.   You'll be bored nevermore on Season 4 of the Dead Poets Society Podcast! Coming Oct. 20th!  Instagram: Dead_Poets_Society_Podcast  Facebook: @deadpoetssocietypodcast
October 07, 2021
Thou Art the Man!
"I will now play the Oedipus to the Rattleborough enigma. I will expound to you- as I alone can- the secret of the enginery that effected the Rattleborough miracle- the one, the true, the admitted, the undisputed, the indisputable miracle, which put a definite end to infidelity among the Rattleburghers and converted to the orthodoxy of the grandames all the carnal-minded who had ventured to be sceptical before..." Featuring Shaughn Earle as Claudio. 
May 05, 2021
The Cask of Amontillado
"The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that gave utterance to a threat." Featuring Mark Prokes as Ernest Hemingway.
April 21, 2021
Episode #6---John Milton
Recovering from his wounded pride, Poe summons the great and "most learned of all English Poets", John Milton. (And also summons up an unexpected guest). Featuring Killarney Traynor ( as John Milton.
April 07, 2021
Episode #5---Sylvia Plath
After having his window repaired by Carl Sandburg, Poe takes an intimate look at the short life and times of fellow Bostonian, Sylvia Plath. Featuring Caroline Hawthorne (Twitter @carolthecomic and Instagram: caroline_e_hawthorne) as Sylvia Plath. And guest appearance by Jack Cappadona (
March 31, 2021
Episode #4---Shel Silverstein
Still suffering from a broken window, Poe braces the cold to interview the one-of-a-kind children's author, illustrator, songwriter, and playwright: Shel Silverstein (well, maybe not one of a kind).  Featuring Jack Cappadona ( and Lillian Kelly as Shel Silverstein. 
March 24, 2021
Episode #3---Oscar Wilde
Still recovering from his interview with Ernest Hemingway, Poe receives fashion advice from guru and master of the aesthetic Oscar Wilde and his special animal companions.  Featuring Leila Toba as Oscar Wilde, with special guest appearances by Shasha "The Madness" as Svetlana, and Jack Cappadona ( as Robert Frost. 
March 17, 2021
Episode #2---Ernest Hemingway
Poe comes back from the Pit of Despair to get some pearls of wisdom from tough guy author and real-life macho-macho-man: Ernest Hemingway.  Featuring Mark Prokes as Ernest Hemingway. 
March 10, 2021
Season 3, Episode 1---Dr. Seuss
Poe returns from the great beyond in a big way to interview everyone's favorite children's author: Dr. Seuss.  Featuring William Annand as Dr. Seuss and Jack Cappadona ( as W. B. Yeats. 
March 03, 2021
DPSP Season 3 Trailer
Celebrate the 'Day of the Dead' everyday on season 3 of the Dead Poets Society Podcast! This season features a recipe from the world's most famous children's author, fashion advice from the master of the aesthetic, and words of wisdom from the most interesting American writer of the 20th Century. It's time to Spring ahead with Season 3 of the Dead Poets Society Podcast! 
January 19, 2021
The Murders in Rue Morgue
"The mental features discoursed of as the analytical are, in themselves, but little susceptible of analysis...We know of them, among other things, that they are always to their possessor, when inordinately possessed, a source of the livest enjoyment." A special announcement just in time for the holidays from Inspector Clinton Kane.  Featuring: Jack Cappadona ( 
December 09, 2020
The Black Cat
"For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence." Poe presents a special encore performance of "The Black Cat".  Featuring Jack Cappadona ( as Robert Frost. 
November 25, 2020
Episode #6---John Donne
Poe gets deep in meditation with "Love's Deity" and "The Triple Fool" himself, John Donne. Well, maybe a little too deep? Featuring Jim Cannizzaro as John Donne.  And special guest Jack Cappadona ( as Robert Frost. 
November 11, 2020
Episode #5---Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poe tries to recover from his mishap with Robert Frost and his bovine companions and is met with a sudden surprise.  Featuring Madeleine Mason ( as Longfellow and Jack Cappadona ( as W. B. Yeats. 
November 03, 2020
All Hallows' Eve
"The children of the night, what sweet music they make."  This Halloween special is something to really sink your teeth into.  Featuring  Jack Cappadona ( as Jackula.
October 30, 2020
Episode #4---Robert Frost
Poe tries to recover after the whirlwind exit of Maya Angelou and summons to the show farmer, poet, and animal expert, Robert cold-as-ice-Frost.  Featuring Jack Cappadona ( as Robert Frost. 
October 28, 2020
Episode #3---Maya Angelou
In an effort to get more serious with the show's content, Poe and Usher welcome literary giant Oh-me-oh-my-oh-Maya Angelou to the show.  Featuring Hasi Rajao (Instagram: hasi_rajao) as Maya Angelou. 
October 21, 2020
Episode #2----Tupac Shakur
Poe and Usher get in real deep with the rose that grew from concrete, Tupac Shakur.  Featuring Shasha "The Madness" as Tupac.
October 14, 2020
Season 2, Episode 1---Ex-Wives & Lovers Speciale!
'Hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn' and in the opening episode of the new season of the Dead Poets Society Podcast, Poe discovers just how true that is.  Featuring Shasha "The Madness" as Sarah Elmira Royster Shelton, Mercedes Michelle,  ( and Instagram is @mercedesmichelle__) as Helen Whitman, and Caroline Hawthorne (Twitter @carolthecomic and Instagram is caroline_e_hawthorne) as Nancy Richmond. 
October 07, 2020
DPSP Season 2 Trailer
Rising from the grave, it's season two of the Dead Poets Society Podcast. This season there's something for everyone: a literary giant, a rose that sprang up from the concrete, and a surprise guest. Expect the unexpected on season two of the Dead Poets Society Podcast. Coming this fall!
August 28, 2020
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
"Of course I shall not pretend to consider it any matter for wonder, that the extraordinary case of M. Valdemar has excited discussion."
June 27, 2020
Episode #6---Robert Burns
Poe has a few bottles to take the sting out of Jane Austen's burn last week. Speaking of burns, Poe calls upon Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns as this week's guest.
May 15, 2020
Episode #5---Jane Austen
In an effort to get more diverse writers on the show, Poe calls upon novelist Jane Austen who has just come back from holiday.  *Featuring "The Shasha" as Jane Austen.
May 08, 2020
Episode #4----William Shakespeare
Poe returns from his out of body experience and tries to audition for one of Shakespeare's plays. 
May 01, 2020
Episode #3---Kahlil Gibran
Poe recovers from his heartache and gets himself deep into the mystical writings of Kahlil Gibran. Maybe a little too deep. 
April 24, 2020
Episode #2---Emily Dickinson
Poe and Usher take a look at the life and times of Emily, "the girl next door", Dickinson. 
April 17, 2020
Episode #1---Charles Bukowski
Poe interviews everyone's favorite mad, barfly poet, Charles Bukowski for the very first episode of the Dead Poets Society Podcast.
April 10, 2020
Dead Poets Society Podcast--Trailer
Introducing the Dead Poets Society Podcast. Take a deep dive into the inner-sanctum of some of the greatest minds in literature. The only catch? They're all dead.
April 01, 2020