Campfire Classics Podcast
Episode 23- Rather an Old Ass

Episode 23- Rather an Old Ass

November 24, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Movember is coming to a close as we prepare for Thanksgiving.  Poirot returns for one more adventure, this one entitled "The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor." Ken's moustache listens in as Heather gets her second try at the great Belgian detective.

See the moustache at movember.com/m/kensandberg

This week, Heather shows off her dance moves, Ken finally comes clean about his medical training, and seriously...what is a turnip faced watch!?

"The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor" was published in the magazine The Sketch in 1923 and can be found in the short story collection Poirot Investigates.

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

Episode 22- Bronchitis my Butt

Episode 22- Bronchitis my Butt

November 17, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Movember moustache tribute week number 3!  Hopefully you have not tired of M. Poirot.  Campfire Classics hasn't. This week's mystery is "The Million Dollar Bond Robbery." Ken takes the helm, reading this uncommonly silly adventure, and, of course, continues his moustache growth at movember.com/m/kensandberg.

This week's talking points include a real life mystery, finding an insult that isn't an insult, and a particular personal discomfort, which is discussed at length.

"The Million Dollar Bond Robbery" was published in the magazine The Sketch in 1923 and can be found in the short story collection Poirot Investigates.

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

Episode 21- Derelict in the Ditch

Episode 21- Derelict in the Ditch

November 10, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Week two of the Movember moustache tribute from Campfire Classics brings us another Poirot Mystery from Dame Christie.  This one is called "The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim", and Ken continues to raise money for Movember with his sad moustache which you can see at movember.com/m/kensandberg.

This week, Heather gets to take her first turn at the great Belgian detective and his French accent with...mixed success.  

Our hosts learn more about moustaches than anyone knew you could learn, cast a couple of new Poirot film adaptations, and try to figure out where The Big D has disappeared to.

"The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim" was published in the magazine The Sketch in 1923 and can be found in the short story collection Poirot Investigates.

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

Episode 20- Psycho Psychic or That Darn Cat

Episode 20- Psycho Psychic or That Darn Cat

November 3, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Week one of the Movember moustache tribute from Campfire Classics kicks off with a Poirot Mystery from the great Agatha Christie called "The Adventure of the Cheap Flat". Ken will be raising money for Movember, and you can check out his moustache progress or donate some money at movember.com/m/kensandberg.

This week, our co-hosts make unfounded accusations against left handed people, discuss the origins of the Mario Brothers, and start training to become international spies.

Also, did you vote yet?

"The Adventure of the Cheap Flat" was published in the magazine The Sketch in 1923 and can be found in the short story collection Poirot Investigates.

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

Edgar Allan Poe-nus Episode - Halloween 2020

Edgar Allan Poe-nus Episode - Halloween 2020

October 31, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Back in August, we read this story thinking it might be a good 10th episode.  Instead, it was upsetting.  So now you get to hear it for Halloween!

Trigger warning: This is a Poe horror story and the character is not nice to people or small animals.

So, today we're taking a swing at Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Black Cat. Along the way, we cast Hollywood's most believable psychopath, make WILD predictions about the ending based on nothing, and get a surprise visit from Hercule Poirot.

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

Episode 19- Rock ‘n’ Roll Reaper

Episode 19- Rock ‘n’ Roll Reaper

October 27, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Our final regular release in October 2020 is another spooky story.  This one comes to you from American Author Robert William Chambers.  The story "In the Court of the Dragon" leaves our hosts a little confused.  Okay, a lot confused, but it is incredibly engaging and comes from a collection called The King in Yellow.  During their attempt to understand this tale of terror our hosts discuss the quirks of cathedral architecture, learn that "voluntary" doesn't always mean what you think it does, and question just what type of music the devil would play.

And it all kicks off with an impromptu song.

If you already heard this week's True Crimes and a Lie, you can catch the story by jumping to 16:50.

"In the Court of the Dragon" was published in the collection The King in Yellow in 1895.

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

True Crimes and a Lie, Vol. 4

True Crimes and a Lie, Vol. 4

October 23, 2020

Here's a little sneak peek of the action coming up in the next Campfire Classics!  That's right, it's another True Crimes and a Lie! a gameshow within a podcast, where Heather tries to determine fact from fiction and Ken tries to come up with a snappy tagline.

Can you tell which story is fiction?  And can you guess the super subtle theme that holds these stories together?

 

Episode 18- A Comely Wench

Episode 18- A Comely Wench

October 20, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

This week we're promoting #comelywench.

The great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is most well known for authoring the most enduring detective of modern literature, Sherlock Holmes.  But Heather and Ken are shocked to learn in this episode that he wrote other characters, too!  We learn a little about Heather's first impression of Ken, look up a bunch of new words, and put out a call for your favorite haunted objects!

"The Leather Funnel" was first published in the June 1903 issue of The Stand Magazine.

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

Episode 17- Don’t Be a Bullying Seaman

Episode 17- Don’t Be a Bullying Seaman

October 13, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

And a belated Happy Birthday to Ken, who turned 36 (if we're counting quarantine birthdays) yesterday!

This week, Heather reads an unsettling seafaring story by British author, Victorian hunk, and erstwhile bodybuilder William Hope Hodgson. "The Voice in the Night" is an eerie journey, and our hosts compensate by finally learning what the poop deck is, coming up with euphemisms for "drunk, and trademarking a new burlesque entertainment style.

If you've already enjoyed this week's "True Crimes and a Lie", you can get to the story by jumping to the 13:27 mark.

"The Voice in the Night" has been adapted and reprinted many times, but was first published in the November 1907 edition of Blue Book Magazine.

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

True Crimes and a Lie, Vol. 3

True Crimes and a Lie, Vol. 3

October 9, 2020

Check out the newest installment of True Crimes and a Lie, A Gameshow within a Podcast all about telling true crime from fake crime.

Enjoy this now or as part of Campfire Classics' Episode 17.

And please write in and let us know if you have ideas for better taglines!

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