10.28.2014

Episode 270 - The Judge's House


In which Julie loses her voice and
we are very glad that Scott Danielson read us this story for Halloween.
Episode 270, The Judge's House
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for terrifying encounters with an evil painting, gamboling rats, strong tea, and fainting women.
  • The Judge's House by Bram Stoker is in the public domain.

10.23.2014

Episode 269: Wailing Well


In which we go camping and encounter a terrifying trio at the Wailing Well.
Episode 269, Wailing Well
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for hilarity and a terrifying encounter with ghosts, all suitable to be heard by a Boy Scout troop.
  • Wailing Well by M.R. James is in the public domain.
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10.14.2014

Episode 268: The Night Wire and The Toll-House


In which we sample some of the ghastly, ghostly goodness from The Big Book of Ghost Stories. 
Episode 268, Night Wire and Toll-House
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for ghastly fog and ghostly footsteps.
  • The Night Wire is shared under the Fair Use Act as a sample of the stories in The Big Book of Ghost Stories, ed. Otto Penzler. I strongly encourage you to purchase the book and enjoy all the stories in their entirety. Views to the contrary, please contact me (my email is in the sidebar).
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10.07.2014

Episode 267: Another Place


In which we drop into the village of Binscombe only to discover it is not at all what it seems
in our latest sampling of "tall tales told in taverns."
Episode 267, Another Place
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for weird tales with no violence.
  • This story is from Binscombe Tales by John Whitbourn. It is under copyright. This story is shared under the Fair Use Act as a sample of the stories in the collection. I strongly encourage you to purchas the book and enjoy all the stories in their entirety. Views to the contrary, please contact me (my email is in the sidebar).

9.26.2014

Episode 266: The Sea King


In which a vacation trip to Denmark turns into an encounter with gods older than recorded history for Brigadier Ffellowes in our latest sampling of "tall tales told in taverns."
Episode 266, The Sea King
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for monstrous gods and death by terror.
  • This story is from The Peculiar Exploits of Brigadier Ffellowes by Sterling Lanier. It is under copyright. This story is shared under the Fair Use Act as a sample of the stories in the collection. Views to the contrary, please contact me (my email is in the sidebar).
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9.17.2014

Episode 265: The People of the Mist, Finale


In which friendship, a newspaper, and a steam fish help our heroes home.
Episode 265, The People of the Mist, 40-Finale
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
  • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
  • South African slang
  • This story is in the public domain.
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9.09.2014

Episode 264: The People of the Mist, chapters 38-39


In which there are gemstones, treachery, insanity, and a rip-snorting roller coaster ride.
Episode 264, The People of the Mist, chapters 38-39
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
  • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
  • South African slang
  • This story is in the public domain.
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8.28.2014

Episode 263: The People of the Mist, chapters 36-37


In which Olfan is noble, Otter is clever, and Nam is treacherous.
As usual. While on the lam. Will our adventurers escape?
Episode 263, The People of the Mist, chapters 36-37
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
  • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
  • South African slang
  • This story is in the public domain.
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8.20.2014

Episode 262: The People of the Mist, chapters 34-35


In which Juanna is between a rock and a hard place ... and Olfan pays the price.
Episode 262, The People of the Mist, chapters 34-35
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
  • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
  • South African slang
  • This story is in the public domain.
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8.08.2014

Episode 261: The People of the Mist, chapters 32-33


In which Otter must fight and Leonard is tricked.
Episode 261, The People of the Mist, chapters 32-33
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
  • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
  • South African slang
  • This story is in the public domain.
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    7.22.2014

    Episode 260: The People of the Mist, chapters 30-31


    In which Soa surprises Leonard, the lovers surprise each other, and Otter is not surprised at all.
    Episode 260, The People of the Mist, chapters 30-31
    (download or listen via this link)

    Book Information
    • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
    • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
    • South African slang
    • This story is in the public domain.
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    7.09.2014

    Episode 259: The People of the Mist, chapters 28-29


    In which our band of adventurers face their accusers in a public trial.
    Episode 259, The People of the Mist, chapters 28-29
    (download or listen via this link)

    Book Information
    • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
    • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
    • South African slang
    • This story is in the public domain.
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    6.18.2014

    Episode 258: The People of the Mist, chapters 26-27


    In which there is a father-daughter reunion.
    And things go from bad to worse. Again.
    Episode 258, The People of the Mist, chapters 26-27
    (download or listen via this link)

    Book Information
    • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
    • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
    • South African slang
    • This story is in the public domain.
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    6.11.2014

    Episode 257: The People of the Mist, chapters 24-25


    In which the People of the Mist do not embrace a religion of love.
    And things go from bad to worse.
    Episode 257, The People of the Mist, chapters 24-25
    (download or listen via this link)

    Book Information
    • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
    • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
    • South African slang
    • This story is in the public domain.
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    5.28.2014

    Episode 256: People of the Mist, chapters 22-23


    In which Juana and Otter are venerated as gods and see what it means to worship The Snake.
    Episode 256, The People of the Mist, chapters 22-23
    (download or listen via this link)

    Book Information
    • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
    • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
    • South African slang
    • This story is in the public domain.
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    5.17.2014

    Episode 255: The People of the Mist, chapters 20-21


    In which Otter makes a big mistake and Soa 's history becomes a threat.
    Episode 255, The People of the Mist, chapters 20-21
    (download or listen via this link)

    Book Information
    • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
    • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
    • South African slang
    • This story is in the public domain.
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    5.06.2014

    Episode 254: The People of the Mist, chapters 18-19


    In which we wonder if we have entered the land of the giants.
    Episode 254, The People of the Mist, chapters 18-19
    (download or listen via this link)

    Book Information
    • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
    • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
    • South African slang
    • This story is in the public domain.
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    4.25.2014

    Episode 253: The People of the Mist, chapters 16-17


    In which we encounter Mavoom and discover the secrets of several longing hearts.
    Episode 253, The People of the Mist, chapters 16-17
    (download or listen via this link)

    Book Information
    • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
    • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
    • South African slang
    • This story is in the public domain.
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    4.15.2014

    Episode 252: The People of the Mist, chapters 14-15


    In which we get to the bottom of the Devil's Nest and the path of romance does not run true.
    Episode 252, The People of the Mist, chapters 14-15
    (download or listen via this link)

    Book Information
    • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
    • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
    • South African slang
    • This story is in the public domain.

    4.04.2014

    Episode 251: The People of the Mist, chapters 12-13


    In which we face the Yellow Devil, a slave auction, and a pair of beautiful eyes.
    Episode 251, The People of the Mist, chapters 12-13
    (download or listen via this link)

    Book Information
    • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
    • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
    • South African slang
    • This story is in the public domain.
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