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

BRASS Stacks 3: The Mysterious Case of Miss V., by Virginia Woolf

The late 19th and early 20th century were the golden age of the ghost story. Some of the greatest tales of the supernatural were written at this time, including masterpieces by Sheridan Le Fanu, Algernon Blackwood and M.R. James, as well as short stories by such heavyweight novelists as Dickens,  George Eliot, and Henry James. A surprising name on this … Read More

BRASS Episode 19: War On All Fronts

Ponder and Cyril have a conversation, unwanted guests are rather insistent, and Lord Whitestone performs an aeronautical feat. Podcast: 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 18: Apples and Coppers

Lord Whitestone makes a purchase, the Brasses contemplate more extreme measures and Ponder Wright visits a street fair. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

BRASS Episode 17: Unwanted Callers

The enemies are at the door, and Gwendolyn and Cyril make a trip across the street as things get stickier. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

BRASS Episode 16: Inside Voices

Lord Brass sends a distress call out through unconventional means, and Ponder Wright hears it. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

BRASS Episode 15: The First Wave

The assault on the Brass home begins, and Mrs. Drake handles a difficult situation adroitly. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS