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 14- Everything’s an Innuendo

September 22nd, 2020

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Welcome back to another installment! This week, Ken takes a swing at a spooky story, recommended to us by some new friends on the social media.  "What Was It? A Mystery" was written by Fitz James O'Brien, another man with a massive moustache (check out his picture on his Wikipedia page).  This week: Ken is bad at math, Heather wants to move in with a ghost, and will someone attempt a celebrity impersonation!?

"What Was It? A Mystery" was first published in 1859.

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

True Crimes and a Lie, Vol. 2!

September 18th, 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

September 15th, 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

September 12th, 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

September 8th, 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!

September 1st, 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

August 25th, 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

August 18th, 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

August 11th, 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

August 4th, 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

July 28th, 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. 

Episode 5- Stoke My Smoke Rocket!!

July 21st, 2020

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

 

For our fifth episode we read Part 2 of "A Scandal in Bohemia" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. We discuss the King of Pop, Holmes gets down and dirty, and of course #stokemysmokerocket

 

"A Scandal in Bohemia" was originally published on June 25th 1881 in The Strand Magazine. It is the first of fifty-six short stories published as a collection in 1892 called The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

 

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

Episode 4- Observe Your Steps and Get Yourself Wet!

July 21st, 2020

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

 

For our fourth episode we read Part 1 of "A Scandal in Bohemia" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Heather dives back into her German dialect work, New Jersey gains another celebrity, and we dream of playing dress up Billy Porter and The Rock. 

 

"A Scandal in Bohemia" was originally published on June 25th 1881 in The Strand Magazine. It is the first of fifty-six short stories published as a collection in 1892 called The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

 

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

Episode 3- The Impotent Professor

July 21st, 2020

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

 

For our third episode we read "The Star" by the father of Science Fiction, H.G. Wells. Fun Facts comin' at cha.  Is Pluto a still Planet!? And wow, this feels like it was written yesterday!

 

"The Star" was originally published in 1897 and is considered to be the birth of the modern "Apocalyptic Space" story. 

 

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

Episode 2- Tombs and Moustaches

July 21st, 2020

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

 

For our second episode we read a ghost story by Charles Dickens. Heather shows off her "talent" for accents, a new frozen treat is discovered, and...Vampires?

 

"To Be Read At Dusk" was originally published in Heath's Keepsake in 1852 

 

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

1- The First Episode: An Exclamatory Ejaculation

July 21st, 2020

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

 

In our premeire episode we read a classic Agatha Christie and learn some new words while Ken narrowly avoids having to attempt a South African dialect.

 

"The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb" was originally published on Sept. 26th 1923 in issue 1600 of The Sketch Magazine.

 

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

Teaser #4 Dumas and Balsamo!

July 20th, 2020

Here is a small taste of Balsamo The Magician by Alexander Dumas. Stay tuned for full episodes dropping on Tuesday July 21st at Noon Eastern!

Teaser #3 Kipling- His Wedded Wife

July 20th, 2020

A little sampling of His Wedded Wife by Rudyard Kipling to give a taste of what we are doing over here at Campfire Classics: A New Literary Podcast!

Teaser #2- Some Sherlock for ya!!

July 20th, 2020

Here's a little taste of what we are doing at Campfire Classics: A New Literary Comedy Podcast.  Enjoy a bit of this Sherlock Holmes story from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Teaser #1- A Little Agatha Christie

July 20th, 2020

The Adventure of the Western Star by Agatha Christie for a little teaser of what Campfire Classics is all about!

Testing Some Tag-lines!

July 20th, 2020

Campfire Classics: A Literary Comedy Podcast - Coming Soon!!

 

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

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