Edgar Allan Poe’s stories are so familiar they’ve become part of our cultural wallpaper. A raven croaking “nevermore?” An enemy bricked up in a cellar? A heart beating under the floorboards? These images are the stuff of our collective nightmares, but Poe dreamed them all up first.
For Studio 360’s American Icons series, I produced this hour about Poe’s tales and the long shadow they’ve cast over popular culture. You can listen to the episode here or on Apple Podcasts.