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

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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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.

Email us at 5050artsproduction@gmail.com.

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."

Email us at 5050artsproduction@gmail.com.

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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November 21, 2023 23 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Christmas Creep begins next week, but for now we celebrate the birth of pie and mashed potatoes, or something like that.

Whatever.

Ken is going it alone this week, and he's got a holiday story ready for you from the always (sometimes) hilarious O. Henry!

The story is "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen" and Ken reads it...well, yeah, he reads it.

You'll a...

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November 14, 2023 63 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Whoa!  What happened! I had two whole weeks of feeling like life made sense, and now...

Oh, the show's back, that's what...

Ah well. This week your hosts cover a new author with...cute hairy buns...? That can't be right.

No! His name is Henry Cuyler Bunner. Heather has selected his story "The Nice People" for Ken to read. And I tell you what, he really does read some words.

...

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October 24, 2023 45 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

Our hosts are going old school this week.

A REAL campfire.

A familiar author.

A creepy story.

And NO editing.

That's right folks. This week is raw and unedited.

Ken gives Heather "The Tell-Tale Heart" by E. A. Poe.

While she reads, your hosts discuss signs that you might be a serial killer, things they like uncut, and invent a new word!

"The Tell-Tale Heart" was published in...

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October 17, 2023 66 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

How much could you learn about a person based on their most quoted movie or song?

What if that person were secretly a vampire?

These and many other questions have nothing to do with this week's story!

The story Heather picked for Ken this week is by a vampire... I mean author... who called herself May Sinclair... if that was her real name... which it wasn't...

The story is c...

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October 10, 2023 73 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

It's 1993!

And Scotch season.

And that's as much intro as you need.

Ken has selected a story this week by Arthur C. Clarke. The story is called The Pacifist, and that title is surprisingly spoiler free!

Heather reads well, which is, let's face it, kind of a prerequisite for being part of this podcast.  Though there is some confusion as to the difference between geology and g...

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October 3, 2023 56 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

It's October! Time for a Fest of some kind.

With food maybe? And something to drink?

Some kind of...October...Fest...

Nah. That's silly.

Heather has selected this week's story, and it comes to us from E.F. Benson, author of "The Room in the Tower", from Campfire Classics episode number 24 Dreams, Feasts, and Fire Island. Ken gives it a go, despite some unreasonably long sent...

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September 26, 2023 62 mins

Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!!

What do you think of when you think of Italy?

For many the answer is the Mario Brothers! Probably.

Anyway, I'm gonna say it is so that I can segue into this weeks author Luigi (like the video game plumber) Capuana!

Ken selected the story, which means you are going to be treated to Heather's dulcet voice as she reads a story that contains disappointinglu few foreign words.

Al...

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