Depicting a Demagogue

Season Three of BRASS introduces a new character, Lord Trent, a dissolute aristocrat who’s catapulted to political prominence as part of the machinations of the Crime Minister. Before you protest that such a thing is too fantastical, let’s just say that despite current political events, there’s little new in the biographies and methods of demagogues. (Though yes, it’s perhaps true … Read More

BRASS: The Devil In Whitechapel Episode 1

Crooks and Nannies: Lord and Lady Brass pay a visit on a grieving widow, and find themselves drawn head-first into the mystery of a missing child. Cast List Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

BRASS Stacks 4: The Storyteller by Saki

For this episode, we return to the English master of the short sharp shock, Saki, and a delightfully mischievous narrative about the sort of tales children really enjoy, “The Storyteller.” Podcast (brass-stacks): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Steampunk Primer: Why Dirigibles, Anyway?

One of the iconic images of Steampunk is the dirigible airship, either rigid (a zeppelin), rounded (a blimp) or some imaginative variant. Along with top hats and corsets, these inflatable aircraft are part of the basic vocabulary of alternative 19th centuries—and that includes in BRASS, where the family returns to London in Episode 1 aboard such a ship, and are … Read More

BRASS Episode 10: Grave Matters

Gwendolyn faces a problem head-on, while her parents prepare to visit the Graveyard King. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

BRASS Episode 8: Untimely Discoveries

Cyril witnesses an unusual audition and Gwendolyn gets a tour of the back rooms of the Blackfire Club. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

BRASS Episode 6: Behind the Curtain

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Cyril is taken to the world of the theatre and meets Oscar Wilde, while a conversation takes place in a pitch-dark room. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

BRASS Episode 3: The Reception

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The Family are received by the Queen and Royal Consort and learn of the resurgence in London of the criminal underworld. Meanwhile Gwendolyn and Cyril meet the intriguing Lord Whitestone, and Crawford gets some news. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS