Episode 366. Serpent of Venice

SERPENT COVERPocket of Dog Snogging returns! New York Times Best-Selling author Christopher Moore discusses his Shakespeare-inspired comic novels Fool (a retelling of King Lear from the jester’s point of view) and his latest The Serpent of Venice, which combines Othello, Merchant of Venice, Edgar Allan Poe, and a sea monster. Featuring the importance of jesters, different interpretations of Shakespearean roles, a little inside-baseball, shout-outs to the Goons, embarrassing brain farts, the possibilities of Pocket coming to the stage, an appreciation of Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, the joy of puzzles, the importance of timing, and proof that research is the fun part. (Length 22:53)

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