Dracula (feat. Joe Ruppel, History Nerd) : Episode 58

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula

What: Vlad rages against all kinda of things as revenge for losing his wife.
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins

Featuring guest co-host
Joe Ruppel Photo
Joe Ruppel, history nerd

Recommended and Related Media

Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Bram Stoker
Victorian vampire fiction! When men were men, and women were helpless and needed their virtue safeguarded by said men. This is where we got our major idea of the modern vampire. Good times.
Read it with your eyes Project Gutenberg | iTunes | Amazon
Read it with your ears Librivox | iTunes | Amazon

Dracula (1931)
Classic Lugosi Dracula.
Get the thing iTunes | Amazon

Show Notes

Bram Stoker's Dracula selfie w/ Joe Ruppel


We love Keanu. But that accent! Oy vey. And standing across from Gary Oldman, no less.


Vlad history lesson. Spikes in the butt. Motivations.

Elizabethan Sexuality

Promiscuity, puritanism. Syphilis. Bloooood.

Vampire Rules

How to vampire.

Eating/drinking Blood

Maasi blood drinking. Blood preparations in various world cuisines. Blood fetishes?

Science vs Supernaturalism

In the period and place.


The children of the night. What music they make.

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