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Link Love: Another Dracula Story


Eric Kolinsky, host of the Imaginary Worlds podcast, lays out the origins of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The story, he argues, wasn't really based on Vlad the Impaler (Stoker hardly knew anything about him...). Instead, the character is based (perhaps) on the British actor Henry Irving and, of all things, Buffalo Bill. The podcast is 22 minutes long and totally worth a listen. (Click play on the Soundcloud embed or find it the Imaginary Worlds website.)