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Stories of Yore and Yours

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Stories of Yore and Yours is a weekly short story podcast. Host Shawn Ennis narrates classic short stories, using sound effects and music to bring them new life. The show also asks for listener submissions. Whether you’re an aspiring author or just write as a hobby, you can be a part of the show! Send your short story to syypodcast@gmail.com for consideration, and in the meantime, thanks for listening!

Stories of Yore and Yours is a weekly short story podcast. Host Shawn Ennis narrates classic short stories, using sound effects and music to bring them new life. The show also asks for listener submissions. Whether you’re an aspiring author or just write as a hobby, you can be a part of the show! Send your short story to syypodcast@gmail.com for consideration, and in the meantime, thanks for listening!

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Stories of Yore and Yours is a weekly short story podcast. Host Shawn Ennis narrates classic short stories, using sound effects and music to bring them new life. The show also asks for listener submissions. Whether you’re an aspiring author or just write as a hobby, you can be a part of the show! Send your short story to syypodcast@gmail.com for consideration, and in the meantime, thanks for listening!

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@syypodcast

Language:

English


Episodes

Encore: "Asleep in Armageddon," by Ray Bradbury

2/19/2020
Today on a special encore presentation of Stories of Yore and Yours, get an update on what's going on behind the scenes with this pesky hiatus, along with an encore presentation of one of my favorite stories, "Asleep in Armageddon!" Ray Bradbury’s most well-known work is the novel Fahrenheit 451. But he wasn’t just a novelist. Ray Bradbury was an extremely prolific short story writer. The father of modern sci-fi/fantasy brings us a wild tale of a man who lands on what he thinks is a...

Duration:00:40:13

"A Kidnapped Santa Claus," by L. Frank Baum

1/1/2020
What? A Christmas episode posting in early January? Well, yeah. I messed up. I’ll tell you about it here and then I’ll bring you a story from the annals of Santa Claus lore. You won’t want to miss that! And yeah, you’ll hear about how I’m taking a short break, but the tease at the end of the show still stands for when I get back. I hope you all had a very happy holiday season, and stay tuned for what’s coming in 2020! 0:00 – Oops! This Christmas episode is very late. What is going on?...

Duration:00:31:14

"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," by Ambrose Bierce

12/11/2019
Ambrose Bierce was an incredible wordsmith, and his most well-known story is a shining example of his use of language to take a reader on a journey. Sit down, relax, be brought to the edge of your seat, and enjoy this presentation of “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge!” 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 2:55 – Introduction to this week’s story 5:51 – “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” 26:47 – Afterword/Closing the Show 27:06 – What’s coming next week? See you...

Duration:00:27:45

"Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen" & "The Last Leaf," by O. Henry

11/27/2019
This week we’ll hear two stories from our good friend O. Henry in a Thanksgiving-themed episode! “Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen” is obviously right in the Thanksgiving wheelhouse, and “The Last Leaf” fits right in with the theme as well. But don’t take my word for it – listen now! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 1:20 – Introduction to this week’s story 2:20 – “Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen” 13:38 – “The Last Leaf” 26:44 – Afterword/Closing the Show 28:15 –...

Duration:00:28:57

"Crooked Souls," by Dashiell Hammett

11/13/2019
This week, hear the pioneer of hard-boiled detective fiction with one of his first published short stories! It’s a story of a kidnapping that may have more going on under the surface than it seems…don’t miss “Crooked Souls!” 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 2:13 – Intro to Dashiell Hammett and this week’s story 6:11 – “Crooked Souls” 33:31 – Afterword/Closing the Show 33:51 – What’s coming next week? See you then! Become a patron of Stories of Yore and...

Duration:00:34:28

"The Body Snatcher," by Robert Louis Stevenson

10/30/2019
This week on the final show of October, hear a tale that is based on horrifying true events! Supply and demand drive the economy, but what happens when the demand for dead bodies is high, and the supply is limited? Find out this week! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 4:06 – Intro to Robert Louis Stevenson and “The Body Snatcher” 10:03 – “The Body Snatcher,” by Robert Louis Stevenson 50:14 – Afterword/Closing the Show 53:19 – What’s coming next time? See you...

Duration:00:54:38

Two Original Tales and a Ghost Story

10/23/2019
Today on Stories of Yore and Yours, hear two original tales, including the origin of a certain carved gourd, from a couple of familiar names! On top of that, we’ve got what might be the most interesting backstory for any author we’ve covered yet, along with a ghost story that he penned while living in Japan! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 1:22 – Introduction to this week’s authors and their stories 7:10 – “Buried,” by K.S. Anglesey 20:16 – “Jack of the Lantern,”...

Duration:00:39:13

"The Repairer of Reputations," by Robert W. Chambers

10/16/2019
You may already be familiar with The King in Yellow without even realizing it – the collection of short stories published over 130 years ago remains an influential work in modern pop culture. Today, hear the first story in the collection, “The Repairer of Reputations,” and discover Carcosa for yourself… 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 2:19 – Introduction to Robert W. Chambers and The King in Yellow 4:41 – “The Repairer of Reputations” 1:14:06 – Afterword/Closing...

Duration:01:16:52

"The Thing on the Doorstep," by H.P. Lovecraft

10/9/2019
HP Lovecraft was unwittingly one of the fathers of a whole subgenre of horror stories – this one doesn’t fit directly in with his most well-known mythology, but it’s a disturbing tale in its own right. Don’t miss “The Thing on the Doorstep!” 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 1:45 – Introduction to this week’s story 2:28 – “The Thing on the Doorstep” 1:04:42 – Afterword/Closing the Show 1:05:29 – What’s coming next week? See you then! Become a patron of Stories...

Duration:01:06:09

"The Fall of the House of Usher," by Edgar Allan Poe

10/2/2019
Welcome to Season Three of Stories of Yore and Yours! This week, as we’ve done for the first two season premieres, we’ll hear from Edgar Allan Poe with his classic story, “The Fall of the House of Usher!” 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 1:40 – Introduction to this week’s story 3:53 – “The Fall of the House of Usher” 48:05 – Afterword/Closing the Show 49:31 – What’s coming next week? See you then! Become a patron of Stories of Yore and Yours! Have you...

Duration:00:50:12

Mini Episode: "A Man with Two Lives," by Ambrose Bierce

8/26/2019
Season 3 is on the way, but for now, enjoy this quick story by Ambrose Bierce along with what’s been going on since you last heard from the show! Become a patron of Stories of Yore and Yours! Have you written a short story that you want to have read? Submit it to the show! Email: syypodcast@gmail.com Facebook: facebook.com/syypodcast Twitter: @syypodcast Instagram: @syypodcast

Duration:00:09:57

Patreon Bonus Episode: "The Turn of the Screw," Part One

7/3/2019
On this special bonus episode, visit the infamous Bly Manor in the first installment of the patron-only series, “The Turn of the Screw,” by Henry James! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 1:14 – Intro to Henry James and this week's story 6:42 – “The Turn of the Screw,” Part 1 53:41 – Afterword/Closing the Show Become a patron of Stories of Yore and Yours and hear the rest of the series! I was honored to be a guest on the most recent episode of The Exploress!...

Duration:00:55:06

"The Lady or the Tiger?" and "The Discourager of Hesitancy," by Frank R. Stockton

5/29/2019
This week on the season finale of Stories of Yore and Yours, join Shawn in looking back on the past season and the show’s run thus far, plus a look at what’s coming up, and of course you won’t want to miss Frank R. Stockton’s “The Lady or the Tiger?” and “The Discourager of Hesitancy”! Did you miss the Livestream for the Cure segment featuring SYY? Go to bit.ly/livesyy at the 11:50:00 mark, and you can still see it! And don’t forget to donate to the cause at...

Duration:00:45:26

Two More Original Submissions: "The 10th of May" and "Stargazing"

5/22/2019
This week, don’t miss the last season two installment of original stories submitted by listeners! Today we’ve got two tales that on the surface seem like love stories, but are they really? Listen to find out! PATREON PROMOTION: Sign up to be a patron of Stories of Yore and Yours between now and May 29th, and you’ll receive all the merchandise the show produces! (Laptop stickers, magnets, bookmarks) In addition, if we have 15 total patrons by that date, I’ll do at least one live reading...

Duration:00:33:56

"A Piece of Steak," by Jack London

5/15/2019
You might look at the title and think, “What?” Then you see that Jack London wrote it and you think, “Maybe he’s feeding steak to a dog of some sort?” Then I tell you it’s a boxing story, and you might say, “Those are a thing?” Well, they are a thing. But wait! It’s not just some story of a big boxing match. It’s actually not that at all. It’s much more than that. Give it a listen and let me know what you think! PATREON PROMOTION: Sign up to be a patron of Stories of Yore and Yours...

Duration:00:53:08

Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories - "How the Whale Got His Throat," "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin," "How the Camel Got His Hump," & "The Elephant's Child"

5/8/2019
Remember “The Cat that Walked By Himself” back in the eighth episode of Season One? Well Rudyard Kipling is back with more Just So Stories! Listen and hear, O Best Beloved, as I relate to you the origins of the camel’s hump, the rhino’s skin, the whale’s throat, and the elephant’s trunk in this week’s episode! PATREON PROMOTION: Sign up to be a patron of Stories of Yore and Yours at http://bit.ly/supportsyy between now and May 29th, and you’ll receive all the merchandise the show...

Duration:00:39:06

"The Signal Man," by Charles Dickens, Plus Two Original Stories by K.S. Anglesey!

5/1/2019
This week join Shawn in exploring three short stories that delve into the supernatural in very different ways, featuring two original works by K.S. Anglesey and “The Signal Man” by Charles Dickens! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 4:05 – Intro to K.S. Anglesey, Charles Dickens, and their stories 8:44 – “Saving Sasquatch,” by K.S. Anglesey 16:43 – “Your Application Has Been Processed,” by K.S. Anglesey 19:20 – “The Signal Man,” by Charles Dickens 46:40 –...

Duration:00:48:41

"The Tower of the Elephant," by Robert E. Howard

4/24/2019
Conan the Cimmerian seeks the "Heart of the Elephant." What is that, and will he succeed? Tune in this week to find out!! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 1:43 – Intro to Robert E. Howard by Rob from Interrupted Tales! 6:29 – Intro to “The Tower of the Elephant” 8:07 – “The Tower of the Elephant,” by Robert E. Howard 1:05:06 – Afterword/Closing the Show 1:06:20 – What’s coming next week? See you then! Become a patron of Stories of Yore and...

Duration:01:07:02

"The Bet" and "A Defenseless Creature," by Anton Chekhov

4/17/2019
This week, join Shawn in experiencing two stories by Anton Chekhov, one of the most influential short story authors in literary history! Enjoy “The Bet” and “A Defenseless Creature!” Who will win the bet that lasts for 15 years? Just who is the “defenseless creature?” Find out today! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 3:29 – Two guest appearances this week! 5:04 – Intro to Anton Chekhov and this week’s stories 10:07 – “The Bet” 26:59 – “A Defenseless...

Duration:00:39:33

Two More Original Tales, Through the Eyes of Children

4/10/2019
This week, we feature two original stories from the perspective of children. How close are you to your inner child? Listen to this episode and you just might find out… 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 3:04 – Intro to today’s authors and stories 6:08 – “Winter Sun,” by Scout Roux 26:42 – “A Religious Experience,” by Kayla Knight 28:56 – Afterword/Closing the Show 30:22 – What’s coming next week? See you then! Become a patron of Stories of Yore and...

Duration:00:31:04