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Bob's Short Story Hour is a podcast dedicated to telling stories written by both contemporary and classic authors in order to accomplish three things: preserve the art of storytelling, get a variety of new works out to the listeners featuring a variety of genres and authors, and to promote the works of little-known/up-and-coming independent authors. We also feature independent music. Visit www.bobsshortstoryhour.com to learn more about the show and for info on how to submit stories/music to ...
 
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Season 3, Episode 2: A boundary rests on the cusp of breach. Freedom meets fear in the skies. Agents without agency seek answers...Welcome, to Hidden Oaks! Episode Timing Index: - "On the Red Plains" - 00:45 - "Lift" - 07:00 - "The Message" - 23:35 Check out our website and merch store for updates and to get your own cool Hidden Oaks stuff! Thanks …
 
Episode 105 includes a Halloween Bonus story! "Sea Curse" by Robert E. Howard. Today's story is dedicated to Jon Cook of the Fado podcast. Check out Fado HERE Special thanks to Robin Sand for her fantastic portrayal of Moll Farrell. Episode art by John Sorenson - @Johnsorenson on Instagram Happy Halloween everyone, have a great night, and thanks fo…
 
Season 3, Episode 1: A community picks up the pieces, and each other; nature's harmony disperses; two notes linger, playing curses; a boy receives a ghastly visit...Welcome to Hidden Oaks! Episode Timing Index: - "Support Group" - 00:47 - "Soil and Flow" - 14:23 - "David" - 20:31 Check out our website and merch store for updates and to get your own…
 
Episode 104 includes our Halloween Special Feature Presentation! This year, with permission given by CASiana Enterprises, the literary estate of Clark Ashton Smith, we bring you "The Seven Geases". I had a lot of help this year from Owen Swerkstrom and Robin Sand (Hidden Oaks Podcast), Jon Cook (Fado Podcast), Michael Crosa (Jollyville Radio Podcas…
 
Episode 103 includes an incredible reading of "The Masque of the Red Death". This episode is part of a collaboration with the Lunatics Radio Hour Podcast for their History of E. A. Poe and Poe stories episodes. Go over to LRH to learn more about Poe and hear more stories! "The Masque of the red Death" begins at 00:53 Thanks for listening!…
 
Episode 102 includes an incredible reading of "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Robin Sand of the Hidden Oaks Podcast. This episode is part of a collaboration with the Lunatics Radio Hour Podcast for their History of E. A. Poe and Poe stories episodes. Go over to LRH to learn more about Poe and hear more stories! "The Tell-Tale Heart" begins at 01:43 Thanks…
 
Episode 101 includes my friend Collin Arnett and I visiting with Abby and Alan from the Lunatics Radio Hour Podcast on a recent trip out east. We chat about all manner of things, including some real-life paranormal experiences! Featured ad for another That's Not Canon podcast "Terror Australis" - find them HERE Thanks for listening everyone! Enjoy!…
 
Patrick, Robert, and Owen sit down to do an author's question and answer session. All the questions the writer's have for each other are discussed and more! Check out the website for our Merch Store which is open NOW with all kinds of cool gear, as well as updates on the release of Season 3, coming fall 2021! www.hiddenoakspodcast.com Hidden Oaks i…
 
WELCOME TO OUR 100th EPISODE!!! Thanks for supporting us for 100 everyone! We have a special project starting on today's show. I'll keep this short and sweet, and I hope you enjoy! The project rules: - Listen to this version of "The Split Stone Saga" or any of the future versions that will come out on BSSH - Take NO NOTES - Record yourself telling …
 
Episode 99 includes the second part of a ten-part series in which we embark on a journey through the 100 stories told within Giovanni Boccaccio's book "The Decameron". This series, just as the book, will be divided into the ten days of the frame story. Selected stories from each day will be read by various artists from multiple sources. Series dedi…
 
Episode 98 features the return of an old friend of the podcast. British Columbian author PW Bridgman relatively recently released a new book of short stories and flash fiction entitled "The Four-Faced Liar". It's a fantastic collection of stories, and even includes a re-publication of one of my favorite stories "But No, Nothing" which you can liste…
 
Patrick, Robert, and Owen sit down to do an author's question and answer session. All the questions the writer's have for each other are discussed and more! Stick around for Part 2 coming later this summer! Check out the website for our Merch Store opening soon, as well as updates on the release of Season 3, coming fall 2021! www.hiddenoakspodcast.…
 
Episode 97 includes the first part of a ten-part series in which we embark on a journey through the 100 stories told within Giovanni Boccaccio's book "The Decameron". This series, just as the book, will be divided into the ten days of the frame story. Selected stories from each day will be read by various artists from multiple sources. Series dedic…
 
Episode 96 features a recitation of the story "Death of the Kraken" by David H. Keller that I recorded to be featured on an upcoming Lunatics Library episode. As a complement to this episode of BSSH, tune over to episode 77 of Lunatics Radio Hour to hear some history behind the Kraken and other sea monsters in folklore and maritime superstition. "D…
 
Episode 95 leads off with a bunch of travel recommendations if you're in the Kentucky area from my recent trip, wrapping up with a real-life adventure that inspired me to read today's story. The show wraps up with a reading of "The Gateway of the Monster" a Thomas Carnacki, The Ghost-Finder story by William Hope Hodgson. Episode dedicated to Robin …
 
In Episode 92 I sit down and have a talk with Michael Crosa and Pilar Keprta from the Jollyville Radio podcast. We talk about everything from the origins of Jollyville, to why anyone would be up at 11:30 at night on a podcast while in the middle of their vacation, post-garbs and guerilla gardening, to being a part of the Pizza Rice Podcasting Colla…
 
In Episode 92 I sit down and have a chat with Jon Cook from the Fadó podcast. We talk about everything from oral storytelling, literature, voice acting, to being a part of the Pizza Rice Podcasting Collaborative, our influences and much much more. Enjoy our ramblings, and thanks for listening! Check out the Fadó podcast - HERE This is the second of…
 
Episode 90 includes a chat with Abby Brenker and Alan Kudan from the Lunatics Film Project and Lunatics Radio Hour Podcast. We talk about all kinds of things from Star Trek, to Horror Fiction, to the "Bob-iverse" and much much more. Enjoy our ramblings, and thanks for listening! Visit the Lunatics Project - HERE Check out the BSSH website for links…
 
In Episode 90 I had the absolute pleasure and honor of being joined by Daniele Bolelli. We skim through all kinds of topics, everything from his books, to infusing empathy into historical lessons, to finding purpose in life, and searching for common ground with others on controversial topics. It was a wonderful experience and I hope we get a chance…
 
In Episode 89 I present the Lunatics Library episode from the Lunatics Radio Hour Podcast. Abby and Alan blessed me with their invitation to read two stories on their show that corresponded to the previous week's pyromania/pyrokinesis episode. This episode features my reading of those two stories (and also some ridiculously nice compliments from th…
 
In Episode 88 I present the recent episode of the Lunatics Radio Hour on which I was featured as a guest. I joined Abby and Alan on their show and we discuss the history of pyromania and pyrokinesis in horror fiction. Check out Lunatics Radio Hour anywhere you listen to podcasts for fantastic deep dives into the history behind all kinds of horror, …
 
Episode 87 features a reading of the story "Higher Power" by DJ Swykert as well as a discussion about the principles of recovery where I'm joined again by John and Rose Benton. Some relevant texts mentioned in the show are included below, and if you are listening and have other helpful links or texts, please send them my way and I will add them to …
 
Episode 86 features three stories written by New York author Abby Brenker who is also the host of the Lunatics Radio Hour Podcast. Stories Timing Index: - "Something" - 02:50 - "The Man with an Axe" - 12:11 - "The Giant Eyeball" - 22:59 Thanks for listening everyone! Check out the Lunatics Radio Hour anywhere podcasts can be found. Check out www.bo…
 
Hey Listeners! We have another of multiple Bonus Short while you wait for the release of Season 3! "The Basement Window" by Patrick W. Marsh is a story told in the same world as Hidden Oaks. Stay tuned for more bonus episodes every few weeks until we release season 3! Thanks for listening everyone!By Patrick W. Marsh, Robert Daun, and Owen Swerkstrom
 
The Behind the Scenes discussion continues as part of the Hidden Oaks podcast team sits down for the rest of the commentary following release of season two of the show. Stay tuned for another Q&A episode before getting into season 3. If there's anything we didn't discuss in these episodes, or anything that you're dying to know about in terms of cre…
 
Welcome to 2021 listeners. We are starting off the year with a multi-part series following "The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin: Gentleman-Burglar" by Maurice Leblanc. Recommended by and dedicated to Troy Wands. This episode is part 1 of 9. "Chapter 1: The Arrest of Arsene Lupin" starts at 01:53 Happy 2021 listeners. Thanks for listening!…
 
Part of the Hidden Oaks podcast team sits down for a two-part behind the scenes discussion following release of season two of the show. The next part of this episode will be coming out within the next two weeks. We will also be doing another Q&A episode before getting into season 3. If there's anything we didn't discuss in these episodes, or anythi…
 
Episode 76 features a recitation of the story "Distorted Blame" by Jacob Cavanah. Book recommendation this episode: - "A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World" by Robert Bringhurst "Distorted Blame" starts at 06:47 Happy New Year everyone! Thank you for supporting the show for over 5 years and more than 75 episo…
 
In Episode 75 I sit down virtually with my friends John and Rose Benton and we chat about conspiracy theories, try to make sense of things, think of ways we can help promote truth and reality, as well as seek some positivity in it all. Another special episode that I wanted to include on this, the week of our 5th anniversary. Thank you for your 5 ye…
 
In Episode 74 I sit down virtually with my friends Ben Trapp and Kevin Spilker and we chat about our own stories, life right now, and try to make sense of the world as well as seek some positivity in it all. It's a fun episode that I wanted to include on this, the week of our 5th anniversary. Thank you for your 5 years of support, listeners. I appr…
 
Season 2, Episode 10 (Season Finale): The shattered agency begins to hide the unleashed horror; She begins to understand her newfound freedom; a gas station closes in the wake of calamity…Welcome to Hidden Oaks! Episode Timing Index: - "Fractions" - 00:50 - "To the Hunting Ground" - 16:14 - "Last Shift" - 32:35 Thank you for listening to Season 2 o…
 
Season 2, Episode 9: The new generation picks up the pieces of their family rites; a master plan rolls into motion; frustration swells in an innocent marked and watched…Welcome to Hidden Oaks! **PTSD trigger warning - there are some sudden instances of thunder and explosion sounds in this episode** Episode Timing Index: - "Descent" - 00:50 - "War" …
 
Episode 72 includes an interview with David Schwartz a composer and professor of sound recording and understanding music at Gulf Coast State College in Florida. Dave tells the story of the Vince Berman Trio and the tragic story of the band's last two years. Index for songs played in this episode (in order) from the album R & D by the Vince Berman T…
 
Season 2, Episode 8: Dreams and visions weigh heavily upon Eddie and Ellie; a betrayal comes to fruition; containment begins to end as the nightmare breaks free…Welcome to Hidden Oaks! Check out www.hiddenoakspodcast.com for our information on how to participate in our current contest! Episode Timing Index: - "Zipper" - 00:51 - "Double Agency" - 24…
 
Episode 71 includes a reading of "A Tough Tussle" written by Ambrose Bierce. Thank you to all veterans for your service to your country. Recommended Books this episode: - "The Guns of August" - by Barbara Tuchman - "The Black Count" - by Tom Reiss - "Hero of the Empire" - by Candice Millard - "Rubicon" - by Tom Holland "A Tough Tussle" starts at 7:…
 
Season 2, Episode 7: Father Witherow looks for help, as help looks for him; an evil grows bored and playful in an empty building; Alice listens closely as the bridge speaks to her one last time…Welcome to Hidden Oaks! Check out www.hiddenoakspodcast.com for our information on how to participate in our current contest! Episode Timing Index: - "Keep …
 
Hello Listeners! Today's episode takes a bit of a different track. I sit down with Chris Rampolla and we discuss the state of the world and wander through our own thoughts on various topics from society, COVID life, politics, and the rise of fascism. If you listen for the stories and don't like my random discussions - feel free to skip this episode…
 
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