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Hollywood and Crime is a ground-breaking true crime series about the most infamous murders in Tinseltown history. In The Black Dahlia Serial Killers, host Tracy Pattin investigates the sensational unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short. Known as the Black Dahlia, Short was a star-struck young woman whose body was found completely severed at the waist in January 1947. Many remember her tragic story, yet few know that more than a dozen other women died in similar circumstances around that same time.
 
Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
 
In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends; Worst Week) and Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour).
 
When Elizabeth Short, also known as The Black Dahlia, was brutally killed in 1947, it gripped the entire country. More than 70 years later, it remains America's most infamous unsolved murder. Many believe Dr. George Hodel was the killer, thanks to an investigation by Hodel's own son. But murder is just part of the Hodel family story, one filled with horrifying secrets that ripple across generations. Now, through never-before-heard archival audio and first-time interviews, the Hodel family op ...
 
The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath...
 
Retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen dig deep into unsolved murders, unidentified remains and missing persons cases. Each week listeners ride shotgun as Holes and Jensen attempt to solve the crime using a variety of methods, from old-fashioned detective work to advanced technologies including familial DNA searches, social media geotargeting, and maybe most important—the skills of their listeners who send in tips and theories, becoming active mem ...
 
The high-art low-brow minds behind Bloomsday Literary bring you interviews with the creatives you should know, but don’t. Poets, novelists, memoirists, & short story writers join co-hosts Kate and Jessica as they take a respectful approach to investigating the writer’s art and an irreverent approach to getting the nitty-gritty on the hustle for publication and exposure. Most of us writers making a living by the pen occupy somewhere between the ubiquitous bestsellers and the people who want t ...
 
Crawlspace is a true crime show from the team behind Missing Maura Murray. Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their deep dives into missing persons cases, murders, robberies, and other mysteries. We also host one-off episodes with authors, criminologists, and media personalities. Cases: Erica Franolich's 1986 disappearance, Brianna Maitland's 2004 disappearance, the 1980 unsolved murder of Sheila Shepherd, Suitcase Jane Doe, Brandon Lawson's 2013 disappearance, the wrongful convictio ...
 
Crime never takes a day off, and neither does Parcast. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer’s birthday-- whatever the date, there’s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day’s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new ep ...
 
Five short stories by Lanoe Falconer which is the pseudonym of the English writer, Marie Elizabeth Hawker (1848 - 1908). Her works, though few, were well received. Never married, her health was precarious, preventing her from writing more, though she wished to. She died of tuberculosis, as did her brother. (Summary by David Wales)
 
I come across many interesting people, from indie artists, singer song writers, and entrepreneurs who all have something to share. I am uplifted by originality, the creative spirit, and folks who have the courage to take risks to try for something better. I love sharing their stories, and introducing interesting people to each other.
 
37 short pieces perfect for newer recorders. These one page Stories of (mostly) Wonderful Deeds were written for Little Folk to teach them about famous incidents in their history. Bonnie Prince Charlie, Nelson and Hardy, Bruce and the Spider, David Livingston, Canute, Sir Philip Sydney, and Elizabeth and Raleigh are just some of the well known people and incidents covered in short stories. (Summary by phil chenevert)
 
A slim volume podcast collection of eleven classic short stories read by Mike Bennett. This podcast features six stories from Saki (H.H. Munro), including Gabriel-Ernest, The Open Window, and Sredni Vashtar. Also included are tales from H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and a rarely-heard gem from Mark Twain, The Cannibalism in the Cars. These stories were originally recorded and presented on the Mike Bennett Sometimes podcast between 2008 and 2010.
 
This collection of eight one-act dramas features plays by Eugene O'Neill, George Bernard Shaw, John Galsworthy, Susan Glaspell, William Dean Howells and John Millington Synge. It also includes a dramatic reading of a short story by Frank Richard Stockton. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Before Breakfast read by: Elizabeth Klett, Pat Redstone The Buller-Podington Compact read by: Algy Pug, Lars Rolander, David Lawrence, mb, Elizabeth Klett, Levi Throckmorton The Dark Lady of the Sonnets read by: ...
 
AHMM introduces The Hitchcock Podcast Series. Each month we post a new reading of a favorite story from our archives, selected and introduced by the magazine's editor, Linda Landrigan. For over 60 years, AHMM has published the best in short crime fiction. This podcast series features stories by AHMM contributors, occasionally supplemented by interviews with the authors. Visit TheMysteryPlace.com for more stories, book reviews, subscription information, and more.
 
Cranford is set in a small market town populated largely by a number of respectable ladies. It tells of their secrets and foibles, their gossip and their romances as they face the challenges of dealing with new inhabitants to their society and innovations to their settled existence. It was first published between 1851 and 1853 as episodes in Charles Dickens’ Journal Household Words. Appended to this recording is a short sequel, The Cage at Cranford, written ten years later and published in t ...
 
The ABR Podcast is a new monthly series from Australian Book Review. Australian Book Review is an arts magazine published ten times a year in print and online. We publish essays, book reviews, interviews and creative writing as well as free arts commentary via the Arts Update section on our website. The ABR Podcast will feature extended interviews and major features from the magazine, such as essays, reviews, and short stories, recorded and discussed by their authors. Each episode will focus ...
 
Elizabeth Drew Stoddard, née Barstow was a United States poet and novelist. She is most widely known today as the author of The Morgesons (1862), her first of three novels. Her other two novels are Two Men (1865) and Temple House (1867). Stoddard was also a prolific writer of short stories, children's tales, poems, essays, travel writing, and journalism pieces. (Summary from Wikipedia)
 
Elbert Hubbard describes the homes of authors, poets, social reformers and other prestigious people, reflecting on how their surroundings may have influenced them. These short essays are part biography and part pontification of Hubbard's opinion of the subject and their oeuvre. In this volume he reflects on the lives of various powerful and influential women. Included are Elizabeth B. Browning, Madame Guyon, Harriet Martineau, Charlotte Bronte, Christina Rossetti, Rosa Bonheur, Madame De Sta ...
 
This book is composed of 24 short stories, published in 1918 by the Atlantic Monthly Press, and is the second collection of "modern short stories" edited by Charles Swain Thomas. They appeared in the Atlantic monthly magazine around the turn of the century and are written by various authors as follows: Mary Antin, Elizabeth Ashe, Kathleen Carman, Cornelia A. P. Comer, Mazo De La Roche, Annie Hamilton Donnell, James Edmund Dunning, Rebecca Hooper Eastman, William Addleman Ganoe, Lucy Huffaker ...
 
The Artist's Page is a podcast from the ArtistFirst Radio Network. It features a variety of guests, covering various topics. It particularly focuses on the subject of abusive behaviour, and narcissistic personality disorder. Debra is the author of The Artist's Page - a short story exploring the evidence for an Intelligent Designer of the creation of the universe.
 
History made interesting for young readers—This Country of Ours by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall provides a simple and easy to comprehend way of looking at the history of the United States. Arranged chronologically in seven long chapters, it presents events in a story form, making them memorable and very different from other formats. One of the challenges that writers of history face is about fleshing out the characters and making the bland repetition of dates and dynasties seem relevant to m ...
 
Round the Sofa (1859), is a book of stories by the lady that Charles Dickens called his “dear Scheherazade” due to her skill as a story teller. That Lady was Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell (North and South, Wives and Daughters, Cranford etc.). Mrs. Gaskell begins with Round the Sofa, a short story which she uses as a device to stitch together six previously published stories into a single work. It introduces us to a set of characters who take turns to recount stories to one another during their week ...
 
Poetry lovers and lovers themselves would certainly know and remember these lines: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.....” These and other sublime verses are contained in this collection of tender, mystical, philosophical poems Sonnets from the Portuguese, published originally in 1850. The poet herself was part of one of the most famous literary love-stories of all time – a saga filled with romance, danger and severe opposition from her family. Born into a prominent and extremely we ...
 
Welcome to the Pindrop podcast, the place to discover original stories. Spend time with master storytellers including Stephen Fry, William Boyd, Lionel Shriver, Gwendoline Christie, Will Self, Russell Tovey and many more. Discover new stories alongside interviews with Pin Drop founders Simon Oldfield and Elizabeth Day. /// “A dazzling anthology. I really believe in Pin Drop.” – Stephen Fry /// “Pin Drop is a wonderful and rare conception. The perfect antidote to the sound-bite culture.” – Wi ...
 
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Welcome to our final installment of our special summer series, F***ing Shakespeare’s Shorts, where we interviewed the very tired but always brilliant souls who had books coming out in the time of the pandemic. For this final shorts episode, we spoke with poet Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers who shares with us the beautiful queering of poetic form in her b…
 
Welcome to Crawlspace. In this episode Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna speak with Cheyna Roth, author of Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection. We spoke mostly about Elizabeth Short - the Black Dahlia. Follow Cheyna on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cheyna_R And check out her fantastic book: https://www.amazon.com/Cold-Cases-Collection-Unidentified-K…
 
Ok, so the black dahlia...this case goes up there with all of the other greats of unsolved mysteries but this case is perhaps arguably the most famous unsolved cases. Sources:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Dahliahttps://www.biography.com/crime-figure/black-dahliahttp://blackdahlia.web.unc.edu/the-investigation-begins/http://www.theblackdahliai…
 
Paul, Billy and Paul Haynes continue to discuss the Golden State Killer. Each giving credit to the science that brought about closure in the case but lay out ways they wish could have caught him sooner. Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad are bringing you a series of Fall Distractions. Each episode will feature people from the true crime or podcasti…
 
Welcome to Crawlspace. In this episode Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna speak with author Carolyn Smith-Morris about the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic and much more. Check out Carolyn's articles: https://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/addressing-epidemic-missing-murdered-indigenous-women-and-girls https://www.culturalsurvival.org/new…
 
This is the first case in Connecticut history that resulted in a murder charge, and there was nobody...i said that wrong, there was no, body. Tonights case is the Woodchip Murder. Not saying that for shock value, google it. If you do, the first thing that's gonna pop up is a wiki page of a woman named Helle Lorke Crafts and that's who we are talkin…
 
Paul and Billy finish their look into the Humboldt Five. They take a deeper look into the disappearances and deaths of Sheila Franks and Danielle Bertolini. Sheila was a single mother of two young children. Danielle was a transplant from Maine who came to Northern California and became entangled in the Emerald Triangle. Both met with someone sinist…
 
Sarah Wendell is here! That's right, the resident Smart Bitch who loves Trashy Books is on Heaving Bosoms! She introduces Melody to the wonders that is the Lords of the Satyr series with NICHOLAS by Elizabeth Amber. It's a Paranormal Historical Erotic Romance that is nuts. It's so bonkers. It's got such a problematic tapestry of consent issues that…
 
It's understandable that, with the onset of a global pandemic, commentators have looked to the past for comparisons. But Dr Seb Falk is concerned that with the easy headlines about the mortality rate or the economic damage, or even the positive transformations inspired by plagues of the past and particularly in his field, the Black Death of the med…
 
In this episode Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna chat with Rebekah Heath about her work and research. She was integral in helping to identify victims of Terry Rasmussen, or the Allentown Four from barrels in Bear Brook State Park in New Hampshire. An article on Rebekah: https://t.co/GR3Gh5avdO?amp=1 Check out BostonGreenHealth.com and use code CRA…
 
What harm can Psmith possibly do to Mr. Bickersdyke by simply correcting a publishing oversight? P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. With the pandemic still pounding at the door, we need your …
 
Guest host Hope Davis presents three improbable stories: in “The Orange,” by Benjamin Rosenbaum, a citrus fruit rules the world. The read is John Cameron Mitchell. In “The Man, The Restaurant, and the Eiffel Tower,” by Ben Loory, performed by Stana Katic, a father’s children conspire to make him happy. In “I, Gentile,” by David Gordon, performed by…
 
Paul and Billy welcome Michelle McNamara's researcher and citizen detective Paul Haynes. The three give their reactions to the sentencing of Joseph DeAngelo. They discuss details of the case which couldn't be talked about until after the Golden State Killer was sentenced. Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad are bringing you a series of Fall Distract…
 
Welcome to Crawlspace. In this episode Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna speak with Rebekah Sebastian of Die-alogue and Yellow Tape True Crime Trivia for a live conversation on cults, fake news, a false ufo sighting, and more. We're also later joined by Jillian Kuzma of Private Investigations For the Missing. Follow Rebekah on social media: https:/…
 
Roddy Doyle reads his story from the October 19, 2020, issue of the magazine. Doyle is the author of thirteen novels, including the Booker Prize-winning “Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha” and “The Dead Republic.” His most recent novel, “Love,” came out earlier this year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
7.60 Billion people on this earth, constantly sharing too much information. Much like the urban legend, and case we are going to talk about today. We are going to talk about the urban legend that was created right in front of millions if not billions of people around the world. A full blown birth of a creepypasta, delivered to the urban legend fami…
 
Billy and Paul begin their look into the Humboldt Five with this first part of a two part series. They delve into the missing person cases of Jennifer Wilmer, Karen Mitchell and Christine Walters. Each young woman disappeared near Humboldt County and hasn't been seen again. The circumstances swirl around the California Redwoods, marijuana, the Grat…
 
Hey HBs! We're here with Pestilence by Laura Thalassa. It's a romance between a regular-every-gal and one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The plague-y one. Big Content Warnings for plague, pandemic, sickness and death on the page, physical, emotional, and mental abuse, and descriptions of violence. Bonus Content: VOTE! Vote early! Drop off …
 
Will Psmith’s scheme to “cultivate” the irascible Mr. Bickersdyke possibly work? P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. With the pandemic still pounding at the door, we need your help more than e…
 
Guest host Kirsten Vangsness presents three stories about hard choices. In Jac Jemc’s “Trivial Pursuit,” a husband and wife run the gamut of odd couples while trying to construct a social life. Jordan Klepper kills it. Renee Jessica Tan offers a thought-provoking response to racial stereotyping, and a great father/daughter story, in “Baghead,” perf…
 
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