Campfire Classics Podcast
True Crimes and a Lie, Vol. 2!

True Crimes and a Lie, Vol. 2!

September 18, 2020

Bonus Mini Episode of our new Podcast within a Podcast Game Show- True Crimes and a Lie!!!

Ken reads the summary of three crimes, two are true crimes and one is a fictional crime from a book.

Play along with Heather to try and guess which two are true, and which one is a lie! Get it? True Crimes and a Lie!  

Enjoy!

Episode 13- Eat the Cake

Episode 13- Eat the Cake

September 15, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

This is a big one! TWO stories AND a new game that you can play along with at home.  We're reading stories by H.H. Munro, AKA Saki. How well do you  know true crime, Heather takes a crack at some French words, and little girls are terrifying.

"The Boar Pig" and "The Open Window" both appear in the 1914 short story collection Beasts and Super-Beasts.

So sit back, light a fire (or even a candle), grab a drink, and enjoy.

True Crimes and a Lie, a Gameshow Within a Podcast

True Crimes and a Lie, a Gameshow Within a Podcast

September 12, 2020

What's this!? This is strange!

Released as a bonus mini-episode, this is pulled straight from our upcoming episode, "Eat the Cake".

In our new Gameshow Within a Podcast, we play True Crimes and a Lie, where we read the summary of three crimes, and try to guess which ones are real, and which one is the plot of a mystery novel.

Enjoy!

Episode 12- Here Comes the Boom Boom

Episode 12- Here Comes the Boom Boom

September 8, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

We've got an outsourced recommendation this week! Ken tries, with mixed success, to read a well known story that somehow neither he nor Heather had read before, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce.  Heather has words for the Confederate flag, Harrison Ford makes an unexpected appearance, and our author might be a time traveling Vampire.

Originally published by The San Francisco Examiner on July 13, 1890, this story was later added to the collection Tales of Soldiers and Civilians.

So sit back, light a fire (or even a candle), grab a drink, and enjoy.

Episode 11- Don’t Go in the Moist Hole!

Episode 11- Don’t Go in the Moist Hole!

September 1, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Our 11th episode, and we're back home in NYC! This week, Heather tries to read an H.P. Lovecraft short called "The Tomb"!  We chat music mash-ups, yell at the book like it can hear us, and learn so many new words!

"The Tomb" was first published in the March 1922 issue of The Vagrant.

So sit back, light a fire (or even a candle), grab a drink, and enjoy.

Episode 10- Liza! Descending the Stairs

Episode 10- Liza! Descending the Stairs

August 25, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

For our 10th episode, we're going back to our favorite writer, the great Agatha Christie!  Once again, she has written a twisting, turning, and titillating little tale.  Would Agatha vape if she were alive today?  Is Poirot going to survive this ordeal? And what will make Hastings ejaculate this time? In Agatha we trust.

"The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge" was first published in 1923 and appears in the anthology Poirot Investigates.

So sit back, light a fire (or even a candle), grab a drink, and enjoy.

Episode 9- A Seaman and His Candlestick

Episode 9- A Seaman and His Candlestick

August 18, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

 

This week, we're recording from the deep woods of northern Minnesota.  "Blow Up With the Brig" is a haunting tale, told by Wilkie Collins, father of the modern English detective novel.  We fight off coyotes, write the summer's musical hit, and wax philosophical about the origin of violent seamen. 

"Blow Up With the Brig" is an early work from Wilkie Collins, originally published in 1859.

 

So sit back, light a fire (or even a candle), grab a drink, and enjoy.

Episode 8- Gibbles and Children Bits

Episode 8- Gibbles and Children Bits

August 11, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a new Literary Comedy Podcast!!

 

This week brings us round two with the great H.G. Wells.  This time the scope is not so interstellar as "The Star" (Episode 3), but "The Magic Shop" is equally engaging, and just as full of big words our hosts have to look up.  Ken's Mom calls him out, Mona Lisa turns out to be an Indian Guru, and...so many balls!

 

"The Magic Shop" first came to readers through the magazine Strand in 1903.

 

So sit back, light a fire (or even a candle), grab a drink, and enjoy

Episode 7- Hump Yourself 90 Miles

Episode 7- Hump Yourself 90 Miles

August 4, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a new Literary Comedy Podcast!!

 

Our seventh episode features an original improvised song, Dennis the Menace's unofficial origin story, and a cautionary tale to babysitters everywhere.

 

Written by O. Henry, "The Ransom of Red Chief" first appear in the July 6, 1907 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

 

So sit back, light a fire (or even a candle), grab a drink, and enjoy

Episode 6- Oblige Them be Blowed

Episode 6- Oblige Them be Blowed

July 28, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a new Literary Comedy Podcast!!

 

In our sixth installment, we read a ghost story from M.R. James called "Wailing Well."  Heather complains about the weather, Ken's dialect work is regionally suspicious, and the English Boy Scouts have some peculiar practices.

 

"Wailing Well" was written in 1927, published in 1928, and included in M.R. James' 1931 book Collected Ghost Stories. 

 

So sit back, light a fire (or even a candle), grab a drink, and enjoy. 

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