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Stories of Yore and Yours

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Stories of Yore and Yours is a seasonal, bi-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 seasonal, bi-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 seasonal, bi-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

"The Hanging Stranger," by Phillip K. Dick

1/20/2021
An unknown man hangs in the middle of the town square, but the town barely notices. What does it mean? Why is he there? And what's that sound? Find out in Phillip K. Dick's "The Hanging Stranger!" 0:00 – Let’s start the show 1:20 – Intro to this week’s story 2:03 – “The Hanging Stranger” 32:14 – Afterword/Closing the Show – See you next time! 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:...

Duration:00:33:01

Christmas Fairy Tales with The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen

12/24/2020
This week, enjoy some fairy tales based around the Christmas holiday – they may not be traditionally Christmassy as we think of it today, but they both have a central theme that brings home the reason we celebrate. That’s not even to mention lots of updates and a visit with the Searchlight Recipe Book! 0:00 – The news, New Patron!, Apple Podcasts Review, this week’s Searchlight Recipe 5:19 – Intro to this week’s authors and stories 7:39 – “The Fir Tree,” by Hans Christian...

Duration:00:29:17

"The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm" and "Punch Brothers, Punch!" by Mark Twain

12/9/2020
Today on the program, hear two stories from our old friend Mark Twain – first he tells of a man’s justified disdain for burglar alarms in “The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm,” and then we hear of his experience with a troublesome earworm in “Punch, Brothers, Punch!” 0:00 – The news, New Patron!, Apple Podcasts Review 3:16 – Intro to this week’s stories 4:50 – “The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm” 18:16 – “Punch, Brothers, Punch!” 28:46 – Afterword/Closing the Show – See you...

Duration:00:29:36

"Three Thanksgiving Kisses," by Edward Payson Roe

11/25/2020
Happy Thanksgiving! Today is a bit of a stripped down episode, for reasons I’ll get into in the intro, so I’ll keep it short here in the description as well. Thank you for listening, and enjoy Edward Payson Roe’s “Three Thanksgiving Kisses!” There’s no timestamps this week, but trust me – the intro is short. 😊 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:...

Duration:00:39:07

"The Veteran," by Stephen Crane

11/11/2020
Today in a special Veteran’s Day edition of Stories of Yore and Yours, hear what became of old Henry Fleming after The Red Badge of Courage! But not to worry if you’ve never read the book – the story holds up just fine on its own. Happy Veteran’s Day and thank you to all those who served! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 1:08 – Intro to Stephen Crane and this week’s story 6:12 – “The Veteran” 16:30 – Afterword/Closing the Show 16:46 – What’s coming next week? See...

Duration:00:17:35

"Man Size in Marble," by E. Nesbit - #AlltheHorror

10/28/2020
This week on Stories of Yore and Yours, #AlltheHorror rolls on with a short story by Edith Nesbit. Those prone marble statues in the cathedral couldn’t be dangerous, right? Find out in today’s episode, with guest voices from Charlene with the Drinking and Screaming podcast, Dragon from Penance RPG, and our good friend Dan from Netflix N Swill! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 2:59 – A Moment with the Searchlight Recipe Book 4:57 – Intro to Edith Nesbit and this...

Duration:00:39:01

"The House of Silence," by E. Nesbit - #AlltheHorror

10/21/2020
Bonus episode! In this #AlltheHorror bonus content, you’ll hear the sixth installment of the Patreon exclusive series Simply Stories! Today, the story of a thief who has some inside information on a huge score, but the place has to be hit at night. But what kind of danger is the thief walking into? Find out in “The House of Silence,” by Edith Nesbit! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 3:17 – “The House of Silence,” by Edith Nesbit Become a patron of Stories of Yore...

Duration:00:26:33

"The Romance of Certain Old Clothes," by Henry James

10/14/2020
Today, Henry James brings us the story of two sisters in colonial New England who both wish to marry the same man. What becomes of the sister who isn’t chosen? That’s just the beginning of the story – find out what happens in “The Romance of Certain Old Clothes!” 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 1:43 – #AlltheHorror: How this show is involved 2:32 – Intro to Henry James and today’s story 5:49 – “The Romance of Certain Old Clothes” 49:47 – Afterword/Closing the...

Duration:00:50:44

"The Minister's Black Veil," by Nathaniel Hawthorne

9/30/2020
The local preacher, Mr. Hooper, refuses to show his face to his congregation, choosing instead to wear a black veil. What are his reasons? Will he show his face to anyone? Listen to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic short story and hear about “The Minister’s Black Veil!” 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 1:26 – News: What’s the podcast’s new name going to be? 3:43 – A Moment with the Searchlight Recipe Book 4:33 – Intro to Nathaniel Hawthorne and “The Minister’s Black...

Duration:00:42:39

"The Red Room," by H.G. Wells

9/16/2020
What horrors lurk within the walls of the red room? Find out in this episode, featuring H.G. Wells’s classic ghost story! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 0:34 – Apple Podcasts Review 0:53 – News, and the future of the show 4:32 – Intro to this week’s story 5:51 – “The Red Room” 29:55 – Afterword/Closing the Show 30:16 – What’s coming next week? See you then! Become a patron of Stories of Yore and Yours! Livestream 4 the Cure Segment:...

Duration:00:30:59

"A Star Trap," by Bram Stoker and "The Hunters," by Caroline Roberts

9/2/2020
This week: Stories of Yore and Yours returns from hiatus with two stories! First you’ll hear about a very unique hunting trip, and then you’ll hear a story about the dark side of the theater from a familiar name. Don’t miss “The Hunters” by Caroline Roberts and “A Star Trap” by Bram Stoker! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 1:35 – Introduction to this week’s authors and stories 6:53 – “The Hunters,” by Caroline Roberts 19:23 – “A Star Trap,” by Bram Stoker 44:17 –...

Duration:00:45:18

"The Diary of a Madman," by Guy de Maupassant (in One Take)

5/20/2020
Welcome to a special bonus mini-episode! On today's show I’ll be giving you all the latest updates on my upcoming appearance for the fourth annual Livestream for the Cure, and in preparation for that live show, I’m bringing you Guy de Maupassant’s story of a murderer whose deeds were discovered too late. But it’s not like any regular story, my friends. This one comes to you with no safety net. No do-overs, no punch-ins. Get ready for the livestream with a live-to-tape stream, and then join...

Duration:00:18:10

Lots of News, Some New Content, and a Poe Encore!

4/23/2020
This week get a big update on free Patreon content, this year’s Livestream for the Cure, and how your reviews can help the fight against Covid-19! Oh…and there’s new content plus a classic Edgar Allan Poe episode! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 7:17 – “Dead Man’s Hate,” by Robert E. Howard 11:01 – “Lake Argo,” by Matthew MacNish 19:10 – “The Tell-Tale Heart,” by Edgar Allan Poe 31:53 – “The Raven,” by Edgar Allan Poe 39:58 – “The Masque of the Red Death,” by...

Duration:00:57:16

Encore: The Humor of Mark Twain and a New Segment!

3/18/2020
This week, catch up on what's been going on and what's coming, and hear a new segment from the Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931! 1:24-5:02 - Intro to Mark Twain and this week's stories 5:03-7:29 - Mark Twain's intro to "The Jumping Frog" 7:30-19:37 - "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" 19:38-26:13 - "The Story of the Bad Little Boy" 26:14-35:06 - "The Story of the Good Little Boy" 35:07-35:59 - Afterword, Final note on "The Jumping Frog" 36:00-37:22 -...

Duration:00:45:14

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