The Artists Behind the Legends

Have you ever read a novel, short story, poem, or narrative and then found yourself wondering about it's creator, their backstory, and what type of person could construct the piece of literature in your hands? 

Well, I know I have.

Being an avid book worm and all around knowledge-seeking nerd, I discovered one of my favorite things to do after completing either a series or a book that made me question life, reality, or morality as a whole, was to figure out who it was that crafted such a work. Everyone from the bizarre and twisted universe of Thompson to the devout and classic writings of Milton, Legacy investigates who these writers were and what sort of events impacted their lives and their writing, all to give you a bigger picture of context for your library. 

Just a forewarning: I am not choosing artists who had what I would deem as relatively ordinary existences. We are diving into the personal lives of people who I think are borderline on the crazy train, with experiences and stories that will shock you, awe you, make you laugh, and most importantly, maybe grasp a better understanding of what inspired their literature.

S:2 E:30 - Aldous Huxley

We are wrapping this season with none other than Mr. Aldous Huxley!

Huxley was an English writer and philosopher, perhaps best known for his novel Brave New World, though the author came to pen over fifty books in his life as well as an extremely wide range of essays, narratives, and poems. His works over the course of his life established Aldous as one of the most prominent intellectuals of his time, and he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times, and was elected the Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature (the senior literary organization in Britain) in 1862.


So beneath the writer, dreamer, and philosopher, just who was Aldous Huxley? Tune into season two's final episode to find out!

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A huge thank you to EVERYONE who has tuned in this season, as well as for season one.

In the last two years, we have expanded from under 100 listeners a week to over 800 per week, and I am so grateful for the listener support, suggestions, and feedback I get on a weekly basis.

This podcast would be here without you.

Next season's line up is already filling fast, so please, if you have any suggestions, shoot me an email or message and I promise I will do my best to cover that ground.

Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

We'll be back in August.


Want a preview of Legacy, Season 2?

Your charismatic, fast-talking, and sometimes crass host, Whiskey Emerson, is back, with more intriguing stories, cocktails, and laughs for the upcoming season.

This quick preview will give you the run down on what to expect from Legacy with the start of season 2, everything from digital and equipment upgrades to the brand new

Patreon page to support the podcast.

Season 2 Preview

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