Campfire Classics Podcast

Campfire Classics Podcast

A Literary Comedy podcast where we try to read those books that look good on your shelf...and laugh a lot along the way!

Episodes

July 10, 2024 83 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

This episode is full of uncomfortable sounds.

You've been warned.

Heather has selected a story called "The Man Who Could Imitate a Bee" for Ken to read. It's by a guy named Dick. Dick Connell. Jr.

She's also collected facts for a really frightening Creep Corner.

You've been warned twice.

Ken reads it with seriously, too many weird noises.

While he reads, your hosts discuss f...

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Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

We're back in form, like it or not!

This week's author is Alfred Bester, a new author to the show who's life was basically Leave it to Beaver. Ken has selected the story called "The Unseen Blushers". Heather gives a good read, but only after the most unsettling Creep Corner this podcast has shared.

Along the way, your hosts discuss water born syphilis, interesting caucasians...

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June 26, 2024 29 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Long time listeners will take one look at the run time of this episode and think "ah crap, another episode of just Ken reading to us."

And you're right. He reads an H. P. Lovecraft story called "The Moon-Bog" after making some whiney apology about "life is busy and we couldn't record a regular one this week."

No one cares, Ken! Do your job!!!

Anyway...it's a good creepy stor...

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June 19, 2024 92 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

If you like Creep Corner but find yourself thinking "I wish they talked about things that should scare me in real life," then this is the episode for you!

Once we get through that little amuse bouche, the episode starts in earnest. Heather has picked a story for Ken to read by a new author named Clark Ashton (when she pronounces it right) Smith. His story is...actually super...

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June 13, 2024 64 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Clown corner has taken a turn for the creepy, technical difficulties have led a strange release day, and Heather is reading two weeks in a row.  What is happening to this podcast!?!?

Actually, I can't lie, this is a good one. I mean, you know I think this show is ridiculous and pointless, but this episode? Yeah, it was a good one.

It's a story by a woman named Sonia Greene. ...

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June 5, 2024 90 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

It's like welcoming back and old friend who you've missed and as soon as they are back you remember that you actually hate them. That's right, it's the return of Clown Corner.

I'm sorry.

Once you get through that nonsense the episode get so much...longer. But, at least Ken has picked an interesting author. Dorothy Parker led a fascinating life which Ken summarizes far too qu...

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May 29, 2024 68 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

You know what, I'm not even going to complain about this episode. Your hosts do their job, the story is fun, so screw it. Just enjoy this one!

Heather's got a story for Ken to read from a new author named Jean Ingelow called "The Prince's Dream." It's a charming little parable. Really. 

As usual, side topics abound including how to fix time, the original source material for ...

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May 22, 2024 83 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Well, you asked for it...literally...and now you're gonna get it.

Heather's back, and she's reading, and it's chaos, and somehow Ken has decided he's just going to say intentionally stupid things...

I don't know what's going on anymore, but I don't think I like it.

Whatever.

Ken has selected a story for Heather to read. It's called "Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment." Yes, it wa...

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May 15, 2024 22 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Bahahahaha!

No, sorry, that laughter was not for how funny the episode was. I'm laughing at Ken for how sad and lonely he sounds. Teehee.  What a sucker...

Anyway, this week, Ken reads a story by a mysterious author, asks us no questions, demands no talking points and basically just gives us an excellent audiobook read of a very odd story. It's like he took it seriously or s...

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May 8, 2024 63 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

We're back!

Sorry, that sounded kind of like a threat, didn't it?  No, just, like, "Hello! We're here! It's story time!"

Ken has selected a story by an author new to the show. Born Alice Mary Norton, she legally changed her name to her primary pseudonym, Andre Norton. The Story is called "All Cats Are Gray," and it is a delightful little adventure without heavy topics or pol...

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May 1, 2024 88 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

I'm going to get straight to the point, something your hosts seem completely incapable of doing this week.

This story is actually fairly divisive. Like, Ken and Heather don't agree what the message was. So, listen to the end and let us know who you agree with!

That out of the way, the story is by an author who may or may not be a hammerhead shark named Lucas Malet. Spoilers,...

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April 24, 2024 70 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

I'm not even gonna pretend this one isn't cool. It starts with a bizarre little song from Heather and really just keeps going from there!

Okay, so, Ken has chosen a story for Heather to read by H.G. Wells, which is always a good time. It's called "The Stolen Body," and yes, it is every bit as ominous as it sounds.

Along the way, your hosts talk personal ghost stories, who la...

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April 17, 2024 90 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Cue music.

And... SING!

I wanna know what love is! I want you to show me! I wanna feel what love is! I know you can show me!

And... CUT!

Oh, hello, you're here for the podcast? Right, come on in. You're in the right place.

What are we doing?

Oh, yes!

This week, Heather found a story for Ken by an author that neither of them knew before and they really should be ashamed of t...

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April 10, 2024 61 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Remind me, was this one a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse, or an apocalypse. I always get those confused.

It probably doesn't matter. Though that earthquake was suspicious...

A podcast!!!

This week, Ken has picked out a story for Heather. Who wants to try to guess how many words she pronounces wrong this week? Here's a hint: you're wrong.

The story is called "Jerry Bundler," ...

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April 3, 2024 63 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

How was your week?

Mmmhmm..., that's interesting.

Yes, mine was fine, but now we're back to work!

This week, Heather has selected a story for Ken to read by Ambrose Bierce, who has made two previous appearances on the podcast both to rave reviews from people who give reviews to such things. Probaby.

The story is called "The Middle Toe of the Right Foot," which does seem a st...

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March 27, 2024 71 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Aaahhhh...

All is right with the world again. Ken and Heather are back to doing what they do best. Butchering great works of literature for your passing amusement.

This week Ken has a story for Heather called "The Compleat Criminal." Yes, it's really spelled that way. Yes, I think it's dumb, too.

But it was written by Edgar Wallace, who apparently wasn't a total moron, which...

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December 19, 2023 11 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

The regular hiatus continues, so this special just gives you a taste. An edu-taining appetizer to hold you until the next episode.

"Is There a Santa Claus" was first publish in 1897 in the New York paper The Sun.

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Remember to tell five friends to check out Campfire Classics.

Like, subscribe, leave a review.

Now sit back, light a fire ...

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December 12, 2023 32 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Ken is back this week with a fantasy epic form Mr. Baum!!

This Oz flavored Holiday Happening should fill you with cheer, and repentance, and envy...wait, that doesn't sound right, does it?

"A Kidnapped Santa Claus" was first publish in 1904 and has been called "one of Baum's most beautiful stories."

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Remember to tell five friends to c...

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December 5, 2023 22 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Ken is back this week, working all by his onesome, and bringing you some classic sci-fi from Ray Bradbury.

Your host reads, and I don't have the patience to go into it more than that, so just listen to it! It's a good story!

"A Little Journey" was published in the August 1951 edition of Galaxy Science Fiction. Extensive research has uncovered no copyright.

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November 28, 2023 51 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

This week is more literary than usual.

More in the sense of Ken reads a longer than usual story.

He's flying solo again this week (lord help us) so he's decided, in his infinite "wisdom", to read us an extra long story.

In fairness, it's a pretty good one.

Coming to you directly...no, that's actually not true. Coming to you INdirectly from Dame Agatha Christie!

The Kidnapped...

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