Marcopocast #3, in which Frank Marcopolos performs THE PURLOINED LETTER by Edgar Allan Poe and then presents a Theme Theory (with evidence!) as a part of his analysis of the story. There is also some music.

Timestamps for this podcast:

0:00 – Music and Introduction

5:13 – Audiobook Performance of THE PURLOINED LETTER by Edgar Allan Poe

51:08 – Analysis of the Story


Music acknowledgements:

TV Drama Version 2 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (

Music provided by oymaldonado and N-audioman via

And under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License.

The end music is “Medallion” by Das Phrogge, used by permission from the artist. “Body & Mind,” the album upon which this track can be found, can be purchased here:


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Frank Marcopolos founded "The Whirligig" literary magazine in 1999, which has been called "a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground." It has been said that "you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach." His long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as "thorough-goingly entertaining" and "highly readable...recalls the style of Michael Chabon or John Irving. A literary gem that should not be missed." A broadcasting-school graduate, his unique literary-audio work has been featured in movie trailers, scholastic environments, and on YouTube, with one of his audiobooks achieving over 100,000 "views" there.