Campfire Classics Podcast

A Literary Comedy podcast where we try to read those books that look good on your shelf…and laugh a lot along the way!

A Spoonful of Sugar

July 5th, 2022

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

This one gets weird right off the bat, with Heather deciding that being literary and funny isn't enough, this show also needs to be a paranormal political travelogue. It's a pretty wild opening that includes advice on finding some really horrifying stuff on the internet.  Ken does not approve.

Once we get to the story, chosen by Heather this week, we're back in familiar if unsettling territory as Ken reads a ghost story from M.R. James entitled "The Haunted Dolls House."

It's exactly the kind of beautifully written creep fest we've come to expect from Mr. James.  As the episode progresses Heather tries to sell you things I promise you don't want, Ken basically just whines about being uncomfortable a lot, and one of your hosts misses a really obvious "Elizabethan erection" joke.

"The Haunted Dolls House" was published in Empire Review in 1923. It was republished 2 years later in the anthology A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories.

Some of the haunted objects Heather talks about can be found here.

Info on M.R James can be found by listening to Episode 6 of this podcast!

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