Episodes

“The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” by Edgar Allen Poe

Ink and Ash is back! It’s the beginning of Season four, and we’re starting off with a bang – Edgar Allen Poe is today’s author, and he brings us...

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Livestream for the Cure Special: “Click Clack the Rattlebag,” by Neil Gaiman + Lovecraft, de Maupassant, and Bloch!

Long time no see! Season four is closer than it's ever been (production has started), but in the meantime we've got the annual Livestream for the Cure coming up this...

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“The Corpse Nephew,” by Taft McConkie and “The Man in the Moon,” by L. Frank Baum

This week on the season e finale of Stories of Yore and Yours, hear two fantastical tales – “The Corpse Nephew,” by listener Taft McConkie, and “The Man in...

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“The Hanging Stranger,” by Phillip K. Dick

An unknown man hangs in the middle of the town square, but the town barely notices. What does it mean? Why is he there? And what's that sound? Find...

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Christmas Fairy Tales with The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen

This week, enjoy some fairy tales based around the Christmas holiday – they may not be traditionally Christmassy as we think of it today, but they both have a...

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“The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm” and “Punch Brothers, Punch!” by Mark Twain

Today on the program, hear two stories from our old friend Mark Twain – first he tells of a man’s justified disdain for burglar alarms in “The McWilliamses and...

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“Three Thanksgiving Kisses,” by Edward Payson Roe

Happy Thanksgiving! Today is a bit of a stripped down episode, for reasons I’ll get into in the intro, so I’ll keep it short here in the description as...

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“The Veteran,” by Stephen Crane

Today in a special Veteran’s Day edition of Stories of Yore and Yours, hear what became of old Henry Fleming after The Red Badge of Courage! But not to...

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“Man Size in Marble,” by E. Nesbit – #AlltheHorror

This week on Stories of Yore and Yours, #AlltheHorror rolls on with a short story by Edith Nesbit. Those prone marble statues in the cathedral couldn’t be dangerous, right?...

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“Man Size in Marble” Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Promo Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Cheery Monday" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY () A Moment with the Searchlight Recipe Book: Wealthy...

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“The House of Silence,” by E. Nesbit – #AlltheHorror

Bonus episode! In this #AlltheHorror bonus content, you’ll hear the sixth installment of the Patreon exclusive series Simply Stories! Today, the story of a thief who has some inside...

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“The Romance of Certain Old Clothes,” by Henry James

Today, Henry James brings us the story of two sisters in colonial New England who both wish to marry the same man. What becomes of the sister who isn’t...

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“The Romance of Certain Old Clothes” Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: Paper Flakes  by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5695-paper-flakes- License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/     “The Romance of Certain Old...

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“The Minister’s Black Veil,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The local preacher, Mr. Hooper, refuses to show his face to his congregation, choosing instead to wear a black veil. What are his reasons? Will he show his face...

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“The Minister’s Black Veil” Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod A Moment with the Searchlight Recipe Book: Wealthy Life  by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5411-wealthy-life- License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Review Music:...

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“The Red Room” Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: Ethereal Journey by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6594-ethereal-journey License:   “The Red Room” Intro/Outro Music: The Ghost Castle by Frank Schröter Link:...

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“The Red Room,” by H.G. Wells

What horrors lurk within the walls of the red room? Find out in this episode, featuring H.G. Wells’s classic ghost story!   0:00 – What is this, who am...

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“A Star Trap,” by Bram Stoker and “The Hunters,” by Caroline Roberts

This week: Stories of Yore and Yours returns from hiatus with two stories! First you’ll hear about a very unique hunting trip, and then you’ll hear a story about...

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“The Hunters” and “A Star Trap” Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Promo Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Cheery Monday" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) “The Hunters” Intro/Outro...

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“The Diary of a Madman,” by Guy de Maupassant (in One Take)

Welcome to a special bonus mini-episode! On today's show I’ll be giving you all the latest updates on my upcoming appearance for the fourth annual Livestream for the Cure,...

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Lots of News, Some New Content, and a Poe Encore!

This week get a big update on free Patreon content, this year’s Livestream for the Cure, and how your reviews can help the fight against Covid-19! Oh…and there’s new...

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Encore: The Humor of Mark Twain and a New Segment!

This week, catch up on what's been going on and what's coming, and hear a new segment from the Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931! 1:24-5:02 - Intro...

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Encore: “Asleep in Armageddon,” by Ray Bradbury

Today on a special encore presentation of Stories of Yore and Yours, get an update on what's going on behind the scenes with this pesky hiatus, along with an...

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“A Kidnapped Santa Claus,” by L. Frank Baum

What? A Christmas episode posting in early January? Well, yeah. I messed up. I’ll tell you about it here and then I’ll bring you a story from the annals...

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“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” by Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce was an incredible wordsmith, and his most well-known story is a shining example of his use of language to take a reader on a journey. Sit down,...

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“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Emotional - Soft Inspiring Rising Orchestra" by Rafael Krux (https://www.orchestralis.net/) License: CC BY...

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“Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen” & “The Last Leaf,” by O. Henry

This week we’ll hear two stories from our good friend O. Henry in a Thanksgiving-themed episode! “Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen” is obviously right in the Thanksgiving wheelhouse, and  “The...

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“Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen” & “The Last Leaf” Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Promo Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Cheery Monday" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Review Music: Music from...

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“Crooked Souls,” by Dashiell Hammett

This week, hear the pioneer of hard-boiled detective fiction with one of his first published short stories! It’s a story of a kidnapping that may have more going on...

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Crooked Souls Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Promo Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Cheery Monday" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Review Music: Music from...

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“The Body Snatcher,” by Robert Louis Stevenson

This week on the final show of October, hear a tale that is based on horrifying true events! Supply and demand drive the economy, but what happens when the...

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“The Body Snatcher,” by Robert Louis Sevenson Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Promo Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Cheery Monday" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Review Music: Music from...

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Two Original Tales and a Ghost Story

Today on Stories of Yore and Yours, hear two original tales, including the origin of a certain carved gourd, from a couple of familiar names! On top of that,...

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Two Original Tales and a Ghost Story Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Promo Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Cheery Monday" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Review Music: Music from...

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“The Repairer of Reputations,” by Robert W. Chambers

You may already be familiar with The King in Yellow without even realizing it – the collection of short stories published over 130 years ago remains an influential work...

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“The Repairer of Reputations” Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Promo Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Cheery Monday" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Review Music: Music from...

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“The Thing on the Doorstep,” by H.P. Lovecraft

HP Lovecraft was unwittingly one of the fathers of a whole subgenre of horror stories – this one doesn’t fit directly in with his most well-known mythology, but it’s...

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“The Thing on the Doorstep” Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Promo Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Cheery Monday" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Review Music: Music from...

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“The Fall of the House of Usher,” by Edgar Allan Poe

Welcome to Season Three of Stories of Yore and Yours! This week, as we’ve done for the first two season premieres, we’ll hear from Edgar Allan Poe with his...

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Season 3 Episode 1 Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Promo Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Cheery Monday" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Review Music: Music from...

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Mini Episode: “A Man with Two Lives,” by Ambrose Bierce

Season 3 is on the way, but for now, enjoy this quick story by Ambrose Bierce along with what’s been going on since you last heard from the show!...

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Patreon Bonus Episode: “The Turn of the Screw,” Part One

On this special bonus episode, visit the infamous Bly Manor in the first installment of the patron-only series, “The Turn of the Screw,” by Henry James!   0:00 –...

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“The Lady or the Tiger?” and “The Discourager of Hesitancy,” by Frank R. Stockton

This week on the season finale of Stories of Yore and Yours, join Shawn in looking back on the past season and the show’s run thus far, plus a...

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Season 2 Episode 13 Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Angel Share" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)     “The Lady or the...

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Two More Original Submissions: “The 10th of May” and “Stargazing”

This week, don’t miss the last season two installment of original stories submitted by listeners! Today we’ve got two tales that on the surface seem like love stories, but...

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Season 2 Episode 12 Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: “Bass Meant Jazz,” by Kevin MacLeod     “The 10th of May”   Intro/Outro Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Sad Trio" by...

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“A Piece of Steak,” by Jack London

You might look at the title and think, “What?” Then you see that Jack London wrote it and you think, “Maybe he’s feeding steak to a dog of some...

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Season 2 Episode 11 Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: “Flutey Jazz,” by Kevin MacLeod     “A Piece of Steak”   Intro/Outro Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Immersed" by Kevin MacLeod...

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Season 2 Episode 10 Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Backbay Lounge” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)     “Just So...

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“The Signal Man,” by Charles Dickens, Plus Two Original Stories by K.S. Anglesey!

This week join Shawn in exploring three short stories that delve into the supernatural in very different ways, featuring two original works by K.S. Anglesey and “The Signal Man”...

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“The Tower of the Elephant,” by Robert E. Howard

Conan the Cimmerian seeks the "Heart of the Elephant." What is that, and will he succeed? Tune in this week to find out!!   0:00 – What is this,...

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Season 2 Episode 8 Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Master Disorder" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)     “The Tower of...

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“The Bet” and “A Defenseless Creature,” by Anton Chekhov

This week, join Shawn in experiencing two stories by Anton Chekhov, one of the most influential short story authors in literary history! Enjoy “The Bet” and “A Defenseless Creature!”...

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Season 2 Episode 7 Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: "Porch Swing Days - slower" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)     “The Bet”   Music: "Prelude...

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Two More Original Tales, Through the Eyes of Children

This week, we feature two original stories from the perspective of children. How close are you to your inner child? Listen to this episode and you just might find...

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Season 2 Episode 6 Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Somewhere Sunny" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)     “Winter...

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“The Inexperienced Ghost” and “The Magic Shop,” by H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells is mainly known for his science fiction work, and we’ll certainly feature his sci-fi in a future episode, but today join Shawn as he shines a light...

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Season 2 Episode 5 Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Kings of Tara" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)     “The...

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Two Mysteries from Masters of the Genre – Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle

This week, experience two stories from two masters of the crime and mystery genre. First, Agatha Christie brings us her first published short story featuring detective extraordinare Hercule Poirot,...

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Season 2 Episode 4 Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Almost New" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)     “The Million...

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Two Dark Original Stories by VP Morris and Splatter Saint

It’s time for this season’s first installment of original stories submitted by listeners! Don’t miss two stories from V.P. Morris and Splatter Saint, and let Shawn guide you into...

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Season 2 Episode 3 Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io: "White" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)    “Nature is Cruel But So...

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Stories from the American Old West: “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” and “The Girl Who Got Rattled”

This week, Stories of Yore and Yours visits the American West for tales from the California Gold Rush. Visit a town looking to rid itself of moral ne’er-do-wells in...

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Season 2 Episode 2 Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod   Review Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Breaktime" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY ()   Patreon Music Bed: Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Funky...

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“The Pit & the Pendulum,” by Edgar Allan Poe

In the Season 2 premiere, join host Shawn Ennis in visiting the horrors of the Inquisition through the mind of Edgar Allan Poe in his tale of suspense, terror,...

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Season 2 Episode 1 Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)     “The...

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One More Bonus Mini-Episode Before Season 2!

What’s going on in the land of Stories of Yore and Yours? It’s been almost two months since we’ve talked, so first of all…welcome back and thanks for downloading!...

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Bonus Mini Episode Credits

Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Nouvelle Noel" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)   “About Barbers”...

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Bonus Episode by Request – Irish Folklore

In this special between-seasons bonus episode, join Shawn Ennis and special guests Kayla (from Get Grimm) and The Narrator (from Mythical) for three pieces out of a volume called...

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A Very Special Episode of Stories of Yore and Yours

Tune in for a quick update on the present and future of Stories of Yore and Yours. The show isn't going anywhere, but there's big things on the horizon...

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Episode 27: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” by Washington Irving

Happy Halloween! In this Halloween special episode, experience the classic story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman – “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” by Washington Irving! You may...

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Episode 26: Four More Original Spooky Stories with Moxie Labouche, Augie Peterson, Iona Douglas, and John Bowie!

In the penultimate week of October, Stories of Yore and Yours brings you FOUR original spooky tales! This week, we’ll visit places as exotic as the deep sea, and...

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Episode 25: More October Spooks with “The Pale Man,” by Julius Long and “The Phantom Coach,” by Amelia B. Edwards

Week three of Stories of Yore and Yours's first October is here! This week, we'll hear yet another entry from the Weird Tales catalog with Julius Long's "The Pale...

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Episode 24: Two Original Horror Tales by M. Grant Kellermeyer and Moxie Labouche

This week, October’s scary stories continue with two original pieces! First up is the story by M. Grant Kellermeyer of a man who finds a cool old watch while...

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Episode 23: Five Stories by the Innovator of Cosmic Horror, H.P. Lovecraft

It’s the first week of October, and that means it’s time for some horror. We’re starting off with a doozy. This week, Shawn tackles one of the more complex...

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Episode 22: The Executioner Beckons in Robert Barr’s “The Hour and the Man”

This week, join Shawn Ennis and hear Robert Barr’s tale of a prince and a robber, and how deception isn’t always a one-way street.    0:00 – What is...

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Episode 21: Kathleen Norris and the Long Road to Happiness in “Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby”

In two weeks, we’ll kick off a slate of October shows that promise to offer all kinds of creeps, spooks, and scares. So this week, let’s have a feel-good...

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Episode 20: Ray Bradbury Gives a Glimpse Into the Abyss with “Asleep in Armageddon”

Ray Bradbury’s most well-known work is the novel Fahrenheit 451. But he wasn’t just a novelist. Ray Bradbury was an extremely prolific short story writer. The father of modern...

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Episode 19: The Everyday People and Twist Endings of O. Henry

Artist, author, one-time shepherd, widower, convicted embezzler…O. Henry was a lot of things, and his stories are an illustration of how everyday people can get themselves into – and...

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Episode 18: “The Necklace” & “Found on a Drowned Man,” by Guy de Maupassant

This week, join host Shawn Ennis as he narrates two short stories by a master of the genre, Guy de Maupassant! As a side note, these are the first...

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Episode 17: Stories from Reddit

This week, join host Shawn Ennis in discovering three authors with original sci-fi stories from the r/shortstories subreddit on Reddit.com! Don't miss "The Great Surface," "#NotAllGhosts," and "Subject C!" ...

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Episode 16: “The Empty House,” by Algernon Blackwood

For as long as there have been bumps in the night, there have been haunted house stories. This week, we’ve got a great one for you. If you’re not...

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Episode 15: “Tobermory” and “The Lumber Room,” by Saki

Remember when you were a kid, and you thought the adults were unreasonable and out to get you? What if you were right? And what if you could outsmart...

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Episode 14: “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are two of literature’s most beloved (and well-adapted) characters. But you don’t need Basil Rathbone or Benedict Cumberbatch to experience one of the original...

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Episode 13: “Far Below,” by Robert Barbour Johnson

This week, Stories of Yore and Yours gets…weird. Tune in this week to hear the story that was selected in 1953 as the best story ever to appear in...

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Episode 12: “Rip Van Winkle,” by Washington Irving

Chances are, you've heard of Rip Van Winkle. In fact, I'd bet you're familiar with the gist of the story. But you've never heard it like this! Don't miss...

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Episode 11: The Humor of Mark Twain

We've focused on a few dark stories over the course of this show, but this week, we're going with some lighter content by one of the best-known humorists in...

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Episode 11 Credits

Music: Intro/Outro Music: "Funkereffic," by Kevin MacLeod Review Music: "Foam Rubber," by Alexander Nakarada "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County" Music: "Silly Intro," by Alexander Nakarada Sound Effects:  "Impatient...

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Episode 10: Edgar Allan Poe, Master of Gothic Horror; Plus an Original Story!

You know "The Raven," and you know "The Tell-Tale Heart," and you may even know "The Masque of the Red Death." But you've never heard them like this. Don't...

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Episode Nine: “The Yellow Wallpaper,” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (w/Guest Narrator Moxie LaBouche)

This week, join host Shawn Ennis and Guest Narrator Moxie LaBouche in presenting the semi-autobiographical account of a woman's descent into madness!  Have you written a short story that...

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Episode Eight: “The Cat That Walked By Himself,” by Rudyard Kipling

Have you ever wondered why cats are...the way they are? Tune in this week and join host Shawn Ennis to hear Rudyard Kipling's take on the origin story of...

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Episode Seven: Kurt Vonnegut’s Happy Time Fun Hour

It's back to the dystopian future this week as host Shawn Ennis dives into a listener request and takes on two stories by Kurt Vonnegut. Don't miss the future...

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Episode 7 Credits

Huge thanks as always to FreePD.com for providing music for the show, and to freesound.org for providing several sound effects. Music:  Intro/Outro Music: "Funkereffic," by Kevin MacLeod Harrison Bergeron:...

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Episode Six: The Monkey’s Paw, by W.W. Jacobs

Be careful what you wish for... Join host Shawn Ennis in revisiting a classic horror story that has spawned countless adaptations and copycats, and hear it like you've never...

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Episode 6 Credits

Huge thanks as always to FreePD.com for providing music for the show, and to freesound.org for providing several sound effects. Music:  Intro/Outro Music: "Funkereffic," by Kevin MacLeod Story Intro/Outro:...

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Episode Five: The Horror of Ambrose Bierce

Former Civil War soldier Ambrose Bierce is one of the more intriguing figures in American literary history, but he's not as well-known in the mainstream as some of the...

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Episode Four: Beyond Philip K. Dick

This week, don't miss TWO stories by Philip K. Dick!  "Beyond the Door" is a tale reminding us that even a simple cuckoo clock can be more than it...

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