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The Classic Tales Podcast
The Classic Tales Podcast
B.J. Harrison

Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of... more

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Episodes

The Blue Hotel, by Stephen Crane VINTAGE

Why does a stay at the Palace Hotel mean trouble? Stephen Crane, today on The Classic Tales... more

16 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
England to America, by Margaret Prescott Montague

Do the English just not like Americans? Seriously, why won’t Chev’s family warm up to Skip? Margaret Prescott Montague,... more

12 Jul 2024 · 47 minutes
Paul's Case, by Willa Cather VINTAGE

Why does Paul feel like he just doesn’t fit in with this world? What will “not fitting in”... more

09 Jul 2024 · 58 minutes
The One Hundred Dollar Bill, by Booth Tarkington

Is money the root of all evil? Or does it change happiness to despair simply by existing? Booth Tarkington,... more

05 Jul 2024 · 47 minutes
The Minister's Black Veil, by Nathaniel HawthorneVINTAGE

Why does the Reverend Mr. Hooper mysteriously don a black veil and never take if off in public?... more

02 Jul 2024 · 37 minutes
A Friend of Napoleon, by Richard Connell

Papa Chibou loves his job as night watchman at the wax museum. But how will he cope when the... more

28 Jun 2024 · 49 minutes
The Kiss, by Anton Chekhov VINTAGE

After sampling a taste of the divine, will Ryabovich ever experience it again?  Anton Chekhov, today on... more

25 Jun 2024 · 50 minutes
Prelude, by Edgar Valentine Smith

Can Selina Jo ever figure out a way to get out of her backwoods life? Edgar Valentine Smith, today... more

21 Jun 2024 · 45 minutes
A Scandal in Bohemia, by Arthur Conan Doyle VINTAGE

Can Sherlock Holmes discover a way to save the honor of the masked stranger in his chambers?  Arthur... more

18 Jun 2024 · 54 minutes
Leave It to Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse

Can Jeeves scheme up a way for Corky’s uncle to approve of Corky’s fiancée? P.G. Wodehouse, today on The... more

14 Jun 2024 · 41 minutes
The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg, by Mark Twain VINTAGE

When an offended stranger seeks to corrupt the town, will the good citizens of Hadleyburg stand up to... more

11 Jun 2024 · 2 hours, 6 minutes
Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest, by P.G. Wodehouse

Will Jeeves rally round when the goggle-eyed Wilmot is foisted on Berty? P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales... more

07 Jun 2024 · 43 minutes
Ligeia, by Edgar Allan Poe VINTAGE

When the brilliant, raven-haired beauty Ligeia falls ill, will her genius be enough to help her recover?  Edgar... more

04 Jun 2024 · 47 minutes
Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg, by P.G. Wodehouse

How can Jeeves help wrangle Bicky’s uncle – the hard-boiled egg? P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. ... more

31 May 2024 · 43 minutes
A Slip Under the Microscope, by H.G. Wells VINTAGE

Hill makes a mistake in his critical biology exam. Should he fess up and take the consequences, or... more

28 May 2024 · 48 minutes
Helping Freddie, by P.G. Wodehouse

A seaside excursion is just the thing to mend a broken heart. Unless the lady in question is vacationing... more

24 May 2024 · 32 minutes
Bartleby, the Scrivener, by Herman Melville VINTAGE

The life of a scrivener is an existence resigned to the handwritten copying of law documents. One day... more

21 May 2024 · 1 hour, 40 minutes
The Aunt and the Sluggard, by P.G. Wodehouse

Rocky’s formidable aunt wants to experience New York through her nephew. But Rocky hates New York. Maybe Jeeves can... more

17 May 2024 · 56 minutes
The Canterville Ghost, by Oscar Wilde VINTAGE

These Americans. No respect for permanent bloodstains, rattling chains nor ancient legends. It’s like they don’t even believe... more

14 May 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Doing Clarence a Bit of Good, by P. G. Wodehouse

It is a fact universally known that the contract of “I’ll do absolutely anything for you” becomes null and... more

10 May 2024 · 35 minutes
Bernice Bobs Her Hair, by F. Scott Fitzgerald VINTAGE

To what lengths will Bernice go to fit in with her cousin’s friends? F. Scott Fitzgerald, today... more

07 May 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Rallying Round Old George, by P.G. Wodehouse

Monte Carlo is the worst/best place to go on a bender. Until you wake up in a park and... more

03 May 2024 · 37 minutes
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling VINTAGE

Can Rikki-Tikki-Tavi protect his family from the deadly cobras of India? Rudyard Kipling, today on The Classic... more

30 Apr 2024 · 40 minutes
Absent Treatment, by P. G. Wodehouse

Bobbie Cardew can’t remember anything – ever. Can Reggie rescue him from his household woes? P.G. Wodehouse, today on... more

26 Apr 2024 · 33 minutes
The Machine Stops, by E.M. Forster VINTAGE

The earth's surface is no longer habitable, and all humanity is sequestered beneath the ground, couched in isolation... more

23 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
A Voyage to Lilliput, Part 3 of 3, from Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift

With capital punishment in the offing, how can Gulliver escape the land of Lilliput?  Jonathan Swift, today on The... more

19 Apr 2024 · 55 minutes
Leave It to Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse VINTAGE

Can the artistic Corky court his bird-loving uncle to continue supporting him? Maybe Jeeves can help. P.G. Wodehouse,... more

16 Apr 2024 · 40 minutes
A Voyage to Lilliput, Part 2 of 3, from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

How can Gulliver stop a war without any bloodshed? Jonathan Swift, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.  Welcome... more

12 Apr 2024 · 45 minutes
The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman VINTAGE

What does our nervous heroine see in the yellow wallpaper, that no one else can?  Charlotte Perkins Gilman,... more

09 Apr 2024 · 41 minutes
A Voyage to Lilliput, Part 1 of 3, from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

How can Lemuel Gulliver escape from the Lilliputians? They’re only six inches tall – should be a cinch, right?... more

05 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, and A Horseman in the Sky, by Ambrose BierceVINTAGE

What knavery occurred during the Civil War at Owl Creek Bridge? Ambrose Bierce, today on The Classic... more

02 Apr 2024 · 49 minutes
Green Tea, by Sheridan LeFanu

Why is Reverend Jennings so distracted when he gives his sermons? Is it just because he’s partial to green... more

29 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, from The Arabian Nights

Can Ali Baba discover the secret words that open the den of the forty thieves? The Arabian Nights,... more

26 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
The Prussian Officer, by D. H. Lawrence

Why does the Prussian officer pick on his orderly so much? Seriously, what’s eating the guy? D.H. Lawrence, today... more

22 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
The Million-Pound Bank Note, by Mark Twain VINTAGE

An outrageously generous gift proves increasingly inconvenient, when no one has change for a million-pound bank note. Mark... more

19 Mar 2024 · 52 minutes
The Wrong Shape, by G.K. Chesterton

Can Father Brown solve a murder in a curious household? G.K. Chesterton, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.  ... more

15 Mar 2024 · 48 minutes
The Man Upstairs, by P.G. Wodehouse VINTAGE

Annette Brougham can't get any composing done with all the racket from the apartment upstairs. But when she... more

12 Mar 2024 · 37 minutes
Referent, by Ray Bradbury

Roby Morrison attends a very privileged boarding school. But when a spherical space ship lands, everything changes. Ray Bradbury,... more

08 Mar 2024 · 24 minutes
The Man Who Would Be King, by Rudyard Kipling VINTAGE

Adventurers Dravot and Carnehan have decided to take over a country. Not a big country, just a tiny... more

04 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Clouds of Witness, Part 9 of 9, by Dorothy Sayers

All is revealed. Buckle up. Dorothy Sayers, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.  Welcome to The Classic Tales... more

01 Mar 2024 · 58 minutes
The Body Snatcher, by Robert Louis Stevenson VINTAGE

Is an anatomy professor having murder done to secure his specimens? Robert Louis Stevenson, today on The Classic... more

27 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
Clouds of Witness, Part 8 of 9, by Dorothy Sayers

Peter runs off in a final mad dash to secure a secret testimony. But will it be enough to... more

23 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
The Blue Cross, by G.K. Chesterton VINTAGE

Why does Inspector Valentin, while following the track of the thief Flambeau, keep crossing paths with two argumentative... more

20 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
Clouds of Witness, Part 7 of 9, by Dorothy Sayers

How can Wimsey escape the sucking mud pits of Peter’s Pot?  Dorothy Sayers, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. ... more

16 Feb 2024 · 35 minutes
To Build a Fire, by Jack London VINTAGE

Every now and then, you need to build a fire in the Klondike. Should be a simple thing,... more

13 Feb 2024 · 48 minutes
Clouds of Witness, Part 6 of 9, by Dorothy Sayers

Now that they’ve secured the inflammatory Goyles, the case should be cut and dried, right?  Dorothy Sayers, today on... more

09 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge VINTAGE

With the slaying of an albatross, the Ancient Mariner brings a curse that opens the workings of another... more

06 Feb 2024 · 33 minutes
Clouds of Witness, Part 5 of 9, by Dorothy Sayers

What does Mary bring to light in her long-awaited confession?  Dorothy Sayers, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.  ... more

02 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, by F. Scott Fitzgerald VINTAGE

Benjamin Button begins life as a 70-year-old man, and then things start to get weird. F. Scott Fitzgerald,... more

30 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Clouds of Witness, Part 4 of 9, by Dorothy Sayers

What clue does Parker find in Paris that blows the case wide open? Dorothy Sayers, today on The Classic... more

26 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
The Happy Prince, and Other Tales, by Oscar Wilde VINTAGE

From his vantage point high above the city, the statue of the happy prince gives of himself in... more

23 Jan 2024 · 52 minutes
Clouds of Witness, Part 3 of 9, by Dorothy Sayers

The investigation leads Wimsey to a quaint Yorkshire farm. But why would the farmer set the dogs on him?... more

19 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The Captain of the Pole-Star, by Arthur Conan Doyle VINTAGE

While sailing in the Arctic the Pole-Star becomes trapped in ice. But when superstition begins to run rampant... more

16 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Clouds of Witness, Part 2 of 9, by Dorothy Sayers

Could a green-eyed cat be the clue that cracks the mystery?   Dorothy Sayers, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. ... more

12 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Offshore Pirate, by F. Scott Fitzgerald VINTAGE

Ardita Farnam has a feisty will and a fiery tongue. But when seven hulking musicians seize her yacht... more

09 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Clouds of Witness, Part 1 of 9, by Dorothy Sayers

Can Lord Peter Wimsey help when his brother is accused of murder? Because things aren’t looking good.  Dorothy Sayers,... more

05 Jan 2024 · 54 minutes
The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell VINTAGE

When big-game hunter Sanger Rainsford falls overboard and swims to an island with a bad reputation, the hunter quickly... more

02 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
The Caballero's Way, by O. Henry

The Cisco Kid’s days are numbered, now that they’ve located his sweetheart. How can they evade the Federales?  O.... more

29 Dec 2023 · 31 minutes
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, by Arthur Conan DoyleVINTAGE

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson deduce the whereabouts of a famous jewel based on a hat and a Christmas... more

26 Dec 2023 · 47 minutes
Christmas at Red Butte, by Lucy Maud Montgomery

A last-minute shopping excursion leads to a Christmas miracle in the country. Lucy Maud Montgomery, today on The Classic... more

22 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
A Christmas Carol, Part 3 of 3, by Charles Dickens

The Ghosts of Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. Neither pull any punches for Ebeneezer Scrooge. Charles Dickens,... more

19 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 47 minutes
The Intrusion of Jimmy, Part 7 of 7, by P.G. Wodehouse

All is revealed, and Jimmy shows his true mettle – while demonstrating his singular gift for intrusion. P.G. Wodehouse,... more

15 Dec 2023 · 57 minutes
A Christmas Carol, Part 2 of 3, by Charles Dickens VINTAGE

Perspective. That’s what Ebeneezer Scrooge needs, and a journey with a ghost can give it to him. Hopefully. Charles... more

12 Dec 2023 · 43 minutes
The Intrusion of Jimmy, Part 6 of 7, by P.G. Wodehouse

Ah, the things we’ll do when we’re driven to our limits. Burglary? For a Lord of the Realm? I’m... more

08 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
A Christmas Carol, Part 1 of 3, by Charles Dickens VINTAGE

Ebeneezer Scrooge rules his shop with an iron fist and a miserly glare. Perhaps a ghost or two can... more

05 Dec 2023 · 48 minutes
The Intrusion of Jimmy, Part 5 of 7, by P.G. Wodehouse

Safe and sound aboard a canoe on the lake, Jimmy can straiten things out with Molly. But how can... more

01 Dec 2023 · 55 minutes
The Intrusion of Jimmy, Part 4 of 7, by P.G. Wodehouse

Between the detectives, the suspicious father, and the upcoming theatricals, how is Jimmy to get closer to Molly? P.G.... more

24 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
The Intrusion of Jimmy, Part 3 of 7, by P.G. Wodehouse

How can Jimmy convince Molly’s pugnacious father that he is not, in fact, a professional burglar? P.G. Wodehouse, today... more

17 Nov 2023 · 51 minutes
The Intrusion of Jimmy, Part 2 of 7, by P.G. Wodehouse

A year of globe-trotting can’t cure Jimmy’s curious affliction. Will he ever get the remarkable girl from the steamer... more

10 Nov 2023 · 59 minutes
The Intrusion of Jimmy, Part 1 of 7, by P.G. Wodehouse

Everyone says that Jimmy is the same jolly chap as ever, even after coming into money. So why does... more

03 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
The Eyes, by Edith Wharton VINTAGE

Why does withholding Culwin make things worse by holding his tongue? Edith Wharton, today on The Classic Tales... more

01 Nov 2023 · 52 minutes
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving VINTAGE

Sleepy Hollow sounded like such a peaceful place to the gentle Ichabod Crane. Boy, was he in for a... more

30 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
The Haunters and the Haunted, by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Why is an unobtrusive, simple flat in the middle of London outrageously haunted? Edward Bulwer-Lytton, today on The Classic... more

27 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
The Mortal Immortal, by Mary Shelley VINTAGE

Dreaming of eternal tranquility, Winzy quaffs the elixir of immortality. But soon his tranquility turns to torture. Mary... more

25 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allan Poe VINTAGE

It was the dull, sightless, vulture's eye that shredded his final nerve. Edgar Allan Poe, today on The Classic... more

23 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
The Closed Cabinet, Part 3 of 3, by Anonymous

The mystery of the cursed room is solved, and all is revealed. Anonymous, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. ... more

20 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
The Ambitious Guest, by Nathaniel Hawthorne VINTAGE

Seeking shelter from the storm, a young traveler finds refuge in a cozy cottage nestled in the notch of... more

18 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
The Baron of Grogzwig, by Charles Dickens VINTAGE

After abandoning a life of dissipation, the baron settles down - but this version of simple domesticity isn’t what... more

16 Oct 2023 · 26 minutes
The Closed Cabinet, Part 2 of 3, by Anonymous

What does Evie discover when she finds the cursed, closed cabinet – open? Anonymous, today on The Classic Tales... more

13 Oct 2023 · 51 minutes
The Red-Headed League, by Arthur Conan Doyle VINTAGE

Jabez Wilson is exorbitantly paid to copy the Encyclopedia Britannica at a certain time and place every day. Is... more

11 Oct 2023 · 57 minutes
The Magic Shop, by H.G. Wells VINTAGE

Father and son enter a magic shop where the shopman is a genius at sleight of hand. But, as... more

09 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
The Closed Cabinet, Part 1 of 3, by Anonymous

A family secret, an ominous curse, and a mysterious cabinet equals a surplusage of horrors. No wonder the writer... more

06 Oct 2023 · 56 minutes
The Pit and the Pendulum, by Edgar Allan Poe VINTAGE

Enter the tormented mind of a prisoner in his quest for hope in a world of darkness. Edgar Allan... more

04 Oct 2023 · 43 minutes
The Lost Phoebe, by Theodore Dreiser

Everyone says Henry’s wife, Phoebe, has died. But to Henry, she’s still alive. Theodore Dreiser, today on The Classic... more

02 Oct 2023 · 45 minutes
A Wagner Matinee, by Willa Cather

Have 30 years dimmed the memory of music in Clark’s aunt? What will happen if it’s awakened? Willa Cather,... more

29 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
The Monkey's Paw, by W. W. Jacobs VINTAGE

Does a mummified monkey’s paw have supernatural powers? What happens when a careless wish puts it to the test?... more

27 Sep 2023 · 28 minutes
Rappaccini's Daughter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne VINTAGE

It’s the most glorious flower garden the world has ever known. But when a young student falls in love... more

25 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
The Wind in the Rose Bush, by Mary Wilkins Freeman

Why does the rose bush tremble, when there isn’t a hint of wind? Mary Wilkins Freeman, today on The... more

22 Sep 2023 · 41 minutes
Barbara of the House of Grebe, Part 2 of 2, by Thomas Hardy VINTAGE

How does Barbara cope with the loss of her handsome Edmond? Can Lord Uplandtowers use this to exact a... more

20 Sep 2023 · 35 minutes
Barbara of the House of Grebe, Part 1 of 2, by Thomas Hardy VINTAGE

When Barbara elopes with her penniless lover, it sets in motion a series of events culminating in tragedy. Thomas... more

18 Sep 2023 · 47 minutes
The Jolly Corner, Part 2 of 2, by Henry James

Why is Bryden’s doppelgänger curiously disfigured? Henry James, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.  Welcome to The Classic... more

15 Sep 2023 · 37 minutes
The Adventure of the Speckled Band, by Arthur Conan Doyle

Helen Stoner is terrified. Two years ago, her sister died after hearing strange noises in her room. Now... more

13 Sep 2023 · 58 minutes
The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allan Poe VINTAGE EPISODE

The bloody-minded Montresor leads the pompous Fortunato deep into the wine vaults and catacombs, crowning in a climax that... more

11 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
The Jolly Corner, Part 1 of 2, by Henry James

Is the spectral presence in Bryden’s home the ghost of his alter ego, or is he just seeing what... more

08 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
The Signal Man, by Charles Dickens

Why is a spectre haunting a lonely signal man in the small hours of the night? Charles Dickens, today... more

01 Sep 2023 · 35 minutes
Let's Get Together, by Isaac Asimov

Ten undetectable humanoids are loose in the United States, and if they get together, they will transform into a... more

25 Aug 2023 · 43 minutes
The Triumph of Night, by Edith Wharton

Why does Mr. Lavington insist that his nephew remain in the brutal winter of New England, defying the diagnoses... more

18 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
The Nice People, by Henry Cuyler Bunner

Why are Mr. and Mrs. Brede telling so many lies? They seem like such nice people. Henry Cuyler Bunner,... more

11 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
The Revolt of Mother, by Mary E Wilkins Freeman

How will mother respond when she learns that a new barn is being built where she’d been promised a... more

04 Aug 2023 · 42 minutes
Araby, by James Joyce

Will the joys of the Araby bazaar live up to the hype, or is this enthusiasm possibly misplaced? James... more

28 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
The Treasure in the Forest, by H.G. Wells

A cutthroat quest for buried treasure begs the question - is one life more sacred than another? H.G. Wells,... more

21 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
The Fortune-Teller, by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Are there really more things in heaven and earth than we can dream of? Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis,... more

14 Jul 2023 · 30 minutes
Tickets, Please, by D.H. Lawrence

Is a young man’s philandering ever really a victimless crime? D.H. Lawrence, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.  ... more

07 Jul 2023 · 37 minutes
The Derelict, by William Hope Hodgson

What gruesome mystery surrounds the two-hundred-year-old derelict? William Hope Hodgson, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.  Welcome to... more

30 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Riders of the Purple Sage, Part 12 of 12, by Zane Grey

Will Bess and Venters make it out of the valley with Tull’s men on their trail? Will Lassiter and... more

23 Jun 2023 · 50 minutes
Riders of the Purple Sage, Part 11 of 12, by Zane Grey

Why does Bess’s true identity shatter the worlds of Venters, Jane, and even Lassiter? Zane Grey, today on The... more

16 Jun 2023 · 46 minutes
Riders of the Purple Sage, Part 10 of 12, by Zane Grey

With Faye’s abduction, Lassiter’s about to show what he’s made of.  Zane Grey, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. ... more

09 Jun 2023 · 34 minutes
Riders of the Purple Sage, Part 9 of 12, by Zane Grey

When the townsfolk see Venters returning to town with Jane Withersteen’s stolen horses, they know somebody’s gonna die. Zane... more

02 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Riders of the Purple Sage, Part 8 of 12, by Zane Grey

Who are the shady horsemen Venters finds leading Jane Withersteen’s favorite horses? Zane Grey, today on The Classic Tales... more

26 May 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Riders of the Purple Sage, Part 7 of 12, by Zane Grey

Can Venters publicly call out Tull’s crimes without a serious backlash? Zane Grey, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. ... more

19 May 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Riders of the Purple Sage, Part 6 of 12, by Zane Grey

Can Jane Withersteen handle another devastating blow to her livelihood? How many hits can her trembling loyalty take? Zane... more

12 May 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Riders of the Purple Sage, Part 5 of 12, by Zane Grey

What will Lassiter do when Jane Withersteen’s true intentions are revealed? Zane Grey, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. ... more

05 May 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Riders of the Purple Sage, Part 4 of 12, by Zane Grey

Why does Venters want to save the cattle rustler he shot? How is he going to save anyone, with... more

28 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Riders of the Purple Sage, Part 3 of 12, by Zane Grey

Lassiter discovers another plot to sabotage Jane Withersteen’s cattle, and only he can stop it. Zane Grey, today on... more

21 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Riders of the Purple Sage, Part 2 of 12, by Zane Grey

Venters heads off to discover the cattle rustlers’ hideout in Deception Pass. But when he crosses paths with the... more

14 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Riders of the Purple Sage, Part 1 of 12, by Zane Grey

Jane Withersteen has a reputation for befriending the homeless outcast. So why are the town elders fuming mad? Zane... more

07 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
2 B R 0 2 B, by Kurt Vonnegut

With the world’s population perfectly regulated, what does it mean when Mrs. Wehling has triplets? Kurt Vonnegut, today on... more

31 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
The Square Pegs, by Ray Bradbury

In a world where delusions become reality, what is the standard for sanity? Ray Bradbury, today on The Classic... more

24 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
The Stainless Steel Rat, by Harry Harrison

What do you call a con man in an advanced world of rocket ships, concrete, and stainless steel? A... more

17 Mar 2023 · 55 minutes
Ukridge Rounds a Nasty Corner, by P.G. Wodehouse

How is Ukridge hoping to finagle his own wedding bells? PEPPO – the tonic that bucks you up! I... more

10 Mar 2023 · 52 minutes
The Exit of Battling Billson, by P.G. Wodehouse

What happens when you mix up Ukridge, Battling Billson, and a Welsh revival meeting? Let’s find out. P.G. Wodehouse,... more

03 Mar 2023 · 49 minutes
The Long Arm of Looney Coote, by P.G. Wodehouse

What’s the most substantial thing that Ukridge can bring to a political campaign? Hopefully not scandal – anything but... more

24 Feb 2023 · 56 minutes
No Wedding Bells For Him, by P.G. Wodehouse

How much harm can be done by taking a simple car ride with a chummy chauffeur? Well, if Ukridge... more

17 Feb 2023 · 58 minutes
Ukridge Sees Her Through, by P.G. Wodehouse

Can Ukridge deliver on a promise he made to save Doris’ fledgling dictation business? P.G. Wodehouse, today on The... more

10 Feb 2023 · 48 minutes
The Return of Battling Billson, by P.G. Wodehouse

Corky’s flat is invaded by an unknown woman whose stripling in tow is bent on seeing the sights of London... more

03 Feb 2023 · 52 minutes
First Aid for Dora, by P.G. Wodehouse

Dora has lost her position because of Ukridge’s gratuitous “help”. But Ukridge has a plan to make it right –... more

27 Jan 2023 · 48 minutes
The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Part 3 of 3, by Thornton Wilder

When Uncle Pio discovers his protégé, his life seems complete. But the protégé’s tragedy is only beginning. Thornton Wilder, today... more

20 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Part 2 of 3, by Thornton Wilder

Manuel and Esteban are identical twins that no one can tell apart – they even have their own language. It... more

13 Jan 2023 · 57 minutes
The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Part 1 of 3, by Thornton Wilder

Five people fall to their deaths when a bridge collapses in Peru. Can Brother Juniper discover the reason that these... more

06 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
The Case of the Missing Will, by Agatha Christie

Can Poirot discover the critical whereabouts of a missing will? It’s worth a fortune! Agatha Christie, today on The Classic... more

30 Dec 2022 ·
The Case of the Missing Will, by Agatha Christie

Can Poirot discover the critical whereabouts of a missing will? It’s worth a fortune! Agatha Christie, today on The Classic... more

30 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman, by Agatha Christie

A startling phone call leads to the discovery of a dead Italian nobleman. Can Poirot catch the killer? Agatha Christie,... more

23 Dec 2022 · 28 minutes
The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim, by Agatha Christie

The head of one the largest banks in England is missing! Can Poirot discover his whereabouts before it's too late?... more

16 Dec 2022 ·
The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim, by Agatha Christie

The head of one the largest banks in England is missing! Can Poirot discover his whereabouts before it's too late?... more

16 Dec 2022 · 35 minutes
The Kidnapped Prime Minister, by Agatha Christie

Yesterday the Prime Minster escaped an assassination attempt, and now he’s missing! Can Poirot find him? Agatha Christie, today on... more

09 Dec 2022 · 46 minutes
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery, by Agatha Christie

The theft of a million dollars in bonds puts the career of a promising young man in jeopardy. Can Poirot... more

02 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
The Adventure of the Hunter's Lodge, by Agatha Christie

A murder in Darbyshire demands that Poirot investigate. But how can the great detective do his deducing when he’s laid... more

25 Nov 2022 · 30 minutes
The Adventure of the Cheap Flat, by Agatha Christie

What could possibly be amiss by securing rent for a particularly cheap flat? I mean, it’s not haunted, is it?... more

18 Nov 2022 · 34 minutes
The Tragedy at Marsden Manor, by Agatha Christie

Everyone seems okay with a sudden death in the country, but Poirot senses that something is off. Agatha Christie, today... more

11 Nov 2022 · 34 minutes
The Western Star, by Agatha Christie

Cryptic letters threaten the theft of an ancient jewel, yet Poirot seems powerless to prevent the inevitable. Agatha Christie, today... more

04 Nov 2022 · 51 minutes
The Dead Smile, by F. Marion Crawford (with Bellarion sample)

Sir Hugh takes his secret to the grave with a vicious grin on his lips – a devious grin that... more

28 Oct 2022 · 2 hours, 14 minutes
The Wendigo, Part 2 of 2, by Algernon Blackwood

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The Superfluous Finger, by Jacques Futrelle
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Why does a woman demand that a surgeon amputate part of her finger? Jacques Futrelle, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome... more