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!

Episode 42- Nice Hat, Brah!

April 6th, 2021

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

It's the first week of April, but we know you're no fool!  How could we possibly know that you ask!?  Because you're here, listening to us.

This week's story comes from a new (to us) author that you probably read in school.  Or you're like Ken and Heather and you didn't.  Either way, Nathaniel Hawthorne is most famous today for having written The Scarlet Letter, but it's his short fiction we're interested in.  Specifically the story "The Minister's Black Veil".

The reading gets underway after some chat about holiday mascots and a brief Fozzie Bear impersonation.  Conversation topics to listen for include rope tugging, open communication, and and the Great Pyramid (scheme) of Literature.

"The Minister's Black Veil"was first published in 1836 in The Token and Atlantic Souvenir. It also appears in Twice-Told Tales, a collection of short stories by Hawthorne published in 1837.

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

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