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!

Explain the Joke

February 1st, 2022

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Ken gets to read again, finally, as Emily has chosen story for him to read.  This week we return to long time favorite author H.G. Wells with a story called "Mr. Brishner's Treasure."

But first, your hosts take a few minutes to discuss their true passion: Puzzles!  No, not like cool puzzle boxes.  Not escape rooms.  Those pictures that someone cut into tiny pieces so that we have to put them back together just to see what they look like.

Except that we don't need to do that, because there's a picture of the puzzle already put together on the box cover.  And that picture doesn't have little cuts and divots all over, so it's actually a BETTER PICTURE than the puzzle!

I guess what I'm trying to say is that puzzles are pointless and you people are monsters.

Now, what were we talking about?  Oh, right, Ken reads a story, and he and Emily get side tracked by by the usual assortment of misunderstood words, forced innuendos, and TALKING ABOUT PUZZLES.

"Mr. Brishner's Treasure" was first published in April 1899 in the Strand Magazine.

Remember to tell five friends to check out Campfire Classics.

Also, the 2022 calendar featuring co-host Ken in Halloween animal ears is now available on our website!

And find Emily online using her social media handle @embosc

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

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