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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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Episodes

Bonus Episode by Request - Irish Folklore

11/14/2018
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In this special between-seasons bonus episode, join Shawn Ennis and special guests Kayla (from Get Grimm) and The Narrator (from Mythical) for three pieces out of a volume called “Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry!” You’ll also hear about a couple of recent collaborations and the latest on Season 2 of Stories of Yore and Yours! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 5:40 – Kayla from Get Grimm introduces W.B. Yeats and “The Stolen Child” 9:37 – “The Stolen...

Duration:00:36:09

A Very Special Episode of Stories of Yore and Yours

11/2/2018
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Tune in for a quick update on the present and future of Stories of Yore and Yours. The show isn't going anywhere, but there's big things on the horizon as we move to a season format!

Duration:00:11:44

Episode 27: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," by Washington Irving

10/31/2018
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Happy Halloween! In this Halloween special episode, experience the classic story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman – “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” by Washington Irving! You may have read this one in school, or you may not have…but you haven’t heard it like this. Before you send the kids out trick-or-treating (or go yourself,) brush up on an old New York legend and close out the month with a great story! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 1:30 – A different...

Duration:01:08:42

Episode 26: Four More Original Spooky Stories with Moxie Labouche, Augie Peterson, Iona Douglas, and John Bowie!

10/24/2018
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In the penultimate week of October, Stories of Yore and Yours brings you FOUR original spooky tales! This week, we’ll visit places as exotic as the deep sea, and as seemingly mundane as your own backyard. But make no mistake – wherever we go, the cares will find us. Join host Shawn Ennis as he brings you stories from Moxie Labouche, Augie Peterson, Iona Douglas, and John Bowie! Moxie Labouche's Show: Your Brain on Facts Augie Peterson's Website/Podcast: The Short Stories of Augie...

Duration:00:43:29

Episode 25: More October Spooks with "The Pale Man," by Julius Long and "The Phantom Coach," by Amelia B. Edwards

10/17/2018
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Week three of Stories of Yore and Yours's first October is here! This week, we'll hear yet another entry from the Weird Tales catalog with Julius Long's "The Pale Man," and Amelia B. Edwards brings us the story of a man who takes quite an unexpected journey in just trying to get home to his wife during a snowstorm. 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 2:46 – Intro to this week’s authors and stories 6:14 – “The Pale Man,” by Julius Long 20:10 – “The Phantom Coach,”...

Duration:00:51:26

Episode 24: Two Original Horror Tales by M. Grant Kellermeyer and Moxie Labouche

10/10/2018
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This week, October’s scary stories continue with two original pieces! First up is the story by M. Grant Kellermeyer of a man who finds a cool old watch while strolling on the beach and takes it home. What could be wrong with something like that? The second story, by Moxie Labouche, is one where the less you know going in, the better. Don’t miss two scary stories by two excellent writers! M. Grant Kellermeyer’s website: https://www.oldstyletales.com/ Moxie Labouche’s podcast/website:...

Duration:00:51:42

Episode 23: Five Stories by the Innovator of Cosmic Horror, H.P. Lovecraft

10/3/2018
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It’s the first week of October, and that means it’s time for some horror. We’re starting off with a doozy. This week, Shawn tackles one of the more complex and controversial authors to be featured to this point on the show. Grab some headphones and settle in for H.P. Lovecraft like you’ve never heard him before! We’ll get into the man himself (including the racist elephant in the room,) the writings, and the influence he’s had on horror since his death 80 years ago. But that’s just the...

Duration:01:03:56

Episode 22: The Executioner Beckons in Robert Barr's "The Hour and the Man"

9/26/2018
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This week, join Shawn Ennis and hear Robert Barr’s tale of a prince and a robber, and how deception isn’t always a one-way street. 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 3:25 – Intro to Robert Barr and this week’s story 6:07 – “The Hour and the Man” 24:56 – Afterword/Closing the Show 25:41 – What’s coming next week? See you then! This week’s podcast partner: Varmints! Website: www.blazingcariboustudios.com/varmints Social Media: @varmintspodcast Have you...

Duration:00:26:38

Episode 21: Kathleen Norris and the Long Road to Happiness in "Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby"

9/19/2018
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In two weeks, we’ll kick off a slate of October shows that promise to offer all kinds of creeps, spooks, and scares. So this week, let’s have a feel-good story, shall we? Join host Shawn Ennis for Kathleen Norris’s tale of an unexpected, and somewhat circuitous path to happiness with “Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby!” 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 3:44 – Intro to Kathleen Norris and this week’s story 4:39 – “Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby” 30:01 – Afterword/Closing the...

Duration:00:31:25

Episode 20: Ray Bradbury Gives a Glimpse Into the Abyss with "Asleep in Armageddon"

9/12/2018
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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 deserted planet, that through a stroke of luck has a breathable atmosphere. But all is not as it seems. Join Shawn Ennis in experiencing this week’s story. Whether or not you’ve read “Asleep in Armageddon,” you’ve never heard it like...

Duration:00:39:09

Episode 19: The Everyday People and Twist Endings of O. Henry

9/5/2018
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Artist, author, one-time shepherd, widower, convicted embezzler…O. Henry was a lot of things, and his stories are an illustration of how everyday people can get themselves into – and sometimes out of – extraordinary jams. Don’t miss the wit and unpredictability of William Porter/O. Henry in this week’s episode of Stories of Yore and Yours, featuring “The Cop and the Anthem” and “A Retrieved Reformation,” by O. Henry! 0:00 – Let’s get the party started right 3:42 – Intro to O. Henry...

Duration:00:39:55

Episode 18: "The Necklace" & "Found on a Drowned Man," by Guy de Maupassant

8/29/2018
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This week, join host Shawn Ennis as he narrates two short stories by a master of the genre, Guy de Maupassant! As a side note, these are the first stories we’ve done on the show that were not originally published in English. How much French will you hear? Can Shawn even do a French accent? There’s only one way to find out… 0:00 – Let’s get this party started, shout-outs, review 4:46 – Intro to Guy de Maupassant and this week’s stories 9:32 – “The Necklace” 26:36 – “Found on a Drowned...

Duration:00:40:27

Episode 17: Stories from Reddit

8/22/2018
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This week, join host Shawn Ennis in discovering three authors with original sci-fi stories from the r/shortstories subreddit on Reddit.com! Don't miss "The Great Surface," "#NotAllGhosts," and "Subject C!" 0:00 – Intro, leave a review and contact the show! 2:40 – Intro to this week’s stories and authors 4:15 – “The Great Surface,” by Jevan Thompson 14:09 – “#NotAllGhosts,” by Denatured_Enzyme 23:33 – “Subject C,” by nyarlladnar 36:34 – Afterword/Closing the Show 37:19 – What’s...

Duration:00:37:59

Episode 16: "The Empty House," by Algernon Blackwood

8/15/2018
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For as long as there have been bumps in the night, there have been haunted house stories. This week, we’ve got a great one for you. If you’re not familiar with Algernon Blackwood, you’re getting quite the introduction with his timeless story, “The Empty House,” which tells the story of a house that is anything but. 0:00 – Intro, leave a review and contact the show! 1:50 – Intro to Algernon Blackwood and “The Empty House” 5:35 – “The Empty House,” by Algernon Blackwood 41:25 –...

Duration:00:42:41

Episode 15: "Tobermory" and "The Lumber Room," by Saki

8/8/2018
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Remember when you were a kid, and you thought the adults were unreasonable and out to get you? What if you were right? And what if you could outsmart them? H.H. Munro, otherwise known as Saki, has something to say about that. And he’s also here to take the haughty down a few notches, in this particular case using…a talking cat? Don’t miss this week’s episode to see exactly what we’re talking about! 0:00 – Intro & iTunes Review 1:07 – Leave your own review/submit your stories &...

Duration:00:34:42

Episode 14: "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

8/1/2018
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are two of literature’s most beloved (and well-adapted) characters. But you don’t need Basil Rathbone or Benedict Cumberbatch to experience one of the original short stories that catapulted Holmes and Watson into popular culture for over a century. Join host Shawn Ennis in enjoying the adventure that Arthur Conan Doyle called his favorite Holmes story, “The Adventure of the Speckled Band!” 0:00-1:07 – Intro & iTunes Review 1:08-2:01 – Contact the show,...

Duration:00:58:14

Episode 13: "Far Below," by Robert Barbour Johnson

7/25/2018
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This week, Stories of Yore and Yours gets…weird. Tune in this week to hear the story that was selected in 1953 as the best story ever to appear in early 20th century pulp magazine Weird Tales. You may never think of the subway the same way again… 0:00-1:08 – Intro & iTunes Review 1:09-1:59 – Contact the show, leave your own review, and submit your own story! 2:00-4:34 – Intro to Robert Barbour Johnson and “Far Below,” brief history of Weird Tales 4:35-32:24 – “Far Below,” by Robert...

Duration:00:33:59

Episode 12: "Rip Van Winkle," by Washington Irving

7/18/2018
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Chances are, you've heard of Rip Van Winkle. In fact, I'd bet you're familiar with the gist of the story. But you've never heard it like this! Don't miss the classic tale of sleeping through the Revolution by one of America's first short story authors, Washington Irving! 0:00-1:03 – Intro & iTunes Review 1:04-2:09 – Leave your own review, how to contact the show 2:10-5:05 – Intro to Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle 5:06-39:02 – “Rip Van Winkle,” by Washington Irving 39:03-39:58...

Duration:00:40:38

Episode 11: The Humor of Mark Twain

7/11/2018
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We've focused on a few dark stories over the course of this show, but this week, we're going with some lighter content by one of the best-known humorists in American literature. Join host Shawn Ennis for THREE short stories by the incomparable Mark Twain, including "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County," "The Story of the Good Little Boy," and "The Story of the Bad Little Boy." 0:00-0:51 - Intro/iTunes Review 0:52-1:23 - Leave your own review 1:24-5:02 - Intro to Mark Twain...

Duration:00:37:59

Episode 10: Edgar Allan Poe, Master of Gothic Horror; Plus an Original Story!

7/4/2018
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You know "The Raven," and you know "The Tell-Tale Heart," and you may even know "The Masque of the Red Death." But you've never heard them like this. Don't miss this week's episode where host Shawn Ennis tackles all three of these classic tales, plus an original vignette by Matthew MacNish! 0:00-0:53 - Intro & iTunes review 0:54-1:54 - Leave your own review! 1:55-3:16 - Intro to "Lake Argo" 3:17-6:16 - "Lake Argo," by Matthew MacNish 6:17-11:30 - Intro to this week's...

Duration:00:49:34