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A semi-regular podcast, featuring original stories, fantastic fables and curious tales by written and read by your host, Seymour Jacklin. Each episode is from 8-18 minutes long and takes the listener on an imaginative and thought provoking journey. Aimed at adults but very suitable for children, too.

A semi-regular podcast, featuring original stories, fantastic fables and curious tales by written and read by your host, Seymour Jacklin. Each episode is from 8-18 minutes long and takes the listener on an imaginative and thought provoking journey. Aimed at adults but very suitable for children, too.
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A semi-regular podcast, featuring original stories, fantastic fables and curious tales by written and read by your host, Seymour Jacklin. Each episode is from 8-18 minutes long and takes the listener on an imaginative and thought provoking journey. Aimed at adults but very suitable for children, too.

Language:

English


Episodes

Rehoming

11/19/2018
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In which some fascinating things are discovered about the secret lives of plants and other living things.

Duration:00:29:00

Water Cure

7/13/2018
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Inspired by a piece of music by Paul Morris (https://soundcloud.com/paul-morris-music-for-film) this story tells of a strange visit to an unusual shrink.

Duration:00:12:02

Mortal Uncoil

5/20/2018
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The strange last journey of an old man from this life.

Duration:00:14:35

Poor Butterfly

1/14/2018
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Two girls get away from it all in a borrowed Studebaker, and get diverted on their way to the coast.

Duration:00:14:12

My Journey

9/23/2015
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Episode 36 ... a little bit of autobiography: part of the story of the inception of 'Stories from the Borders of Sleep'.

Duration:00:15:11

The Night of the Nipperquins

9/1/2015
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Writting for the wedding of a friend, this story recounts the strangest wedding night of all time.

Duration:00:21:48

Hitting it Out of the Park

7/20/2015
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An episode dedicated to corporate daydreamers, opponents and proponents of boardroom bluster, meeting doodlers and anyone who has ever had to circle the waggons, eat their own dogfood or deploy blue-sky thinking - this is for you.

Duration:00:13:27

Thrice Buried

7/7/2015
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As in the King, so in the Kingdom. But how terrible, then, for the Kingdom if the King has lost the will to live...

Duration:00:31:43

Kalakut's Gift

7/1/2014
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This is a story about a little girl and a volcano and it's also about a grandfather and a fish, and a village and a rock ... and many other things if you listen carefully.

Duration:00:21:14

The Jellyfarglemarsh

7/13/2013
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Here we are, back after a long hiatus, kicking off a new season of fortnightly podcasts with episode 31 - a tale containing a lot of made-up words ...

Duration:00:13:02

Cantatur in Taberna

8/18/2012
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A cautionary tale about drinking in strange taverns.

Duration:00:21:37

Returning Student

7/30/2012
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Can there be learning without books? Can there be as much to ponder in a day of walking as in a term of studying? A student is forced to face these questions on his way home for the summer.

Duration:00:17:32

The Other Side of the Hedge by E.M. Forster

7/19/2012
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Occasionally on this podcast, we feature the work of another author from the public domain. This week we have a short story by the marvellous E.M Forster. Writing in the first half of the twentieth century, his romantic soul was troubled by the march of "so called" progress and his voice is still prophetic in our own times. Enjoy!

Duration:00:17:01

Iron and Wood

4/22/2012
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A woodcutter, a sailor, a lace maker, and a mysterious old woman ... sounds like a fairytale to me.

Duration:00:23:21

Michigan Water

3/5/2012
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It's December 1939, a hard winter in Harlem and pianist Jelly Roll Morton is plotting his return to fame. Tragically, in just over a year he would be dead.

Duration:00:08:08

The Wisdom of Things Found

2/20/2012
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If you listen to anything, animal, vegetable or mineral, in time it will disclose some secret wisdom to you that you are obligated to share with others. Here is a story about a man who knew all that he knew because of what the sea brought to him.

Duration:00:14:46

Fighting Lions

2/6/2012
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Welcome to "Stories from the Borders of Sleep" Episode 24. Rome ... Romantic? Oppressive? You decide, but just be aware that strange things might happen if you are at a loose end in the vicinity of the Colisseum.

Duration:00:09:41

The Ferryman

1/28/2012
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Turpin Whittington has a few problems: an unusual name, complete deafness in his left ear and an uncontrollable tendency to get lost in fairy-land but somehow he makes good.

Duration:00:22:48

The Unhappy Body by Lord Dunsany

1/21/2012
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Every once in a while, we have decided to unearth a short story from the public domain and to give it the "Borders of Sleep" treatment. Here's a curious tale originally published in 1910 by Lord Dunsany in a collection entitled A Dreamer's Tales. Enjoy!

Duration:00:10:17

Moving in Mysterious Ways

12/22/2011
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What lies beyond the chess board? A few chess pieces get to find out ...

Duration:00:16:36