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“He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad!” The wonderful opening lines of this 1921 novel set the tone for the rest of this delightful story of an adventurer and romantic who dons several roles in his colorful life. Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini is an historical novel set in the turbulent times of the French Revolution. The plot describes Andre-Louis Moreau, a young lawyer adopted by his godfather who cannot reveal his parentage. Moreau inadvertently stumbles ...
 
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.
 
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Arséne Lupin declares it a mystery for babies. But when murder occurs on the open road, it seems everyone is stumped but him. Maurice Leblanc, 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. We really try make your suppo…
 
In our 230th episode, we're talking spine #268 and 269 in the Criterion Collection: Seijin Suzuki's YOUTH OF THE BEAST from 1963, and FIGHTING ELEGY from 1966.Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.com/releasesLike us on Facebook!www.facebook.com/criteri…
 
A copyist, a tailor, and an official each demonstrate the cracks in Tsarist Russian society. Nikolai Gogol, 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. We really try make your support worth your while. For a five-dol…
 
In our 229th episode, we're talking spine #267 in the Criterion Collection: Akira Kurosawa's KAGEMUSHA from 1980. As a time capsule, might be of note that this was recorded as shit went down at the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. But don't worry, we read listener email, talk about DS9 Season 5, MGS 2, and SUPER GHOULS N GHOSTS, too.Podcast's…
 
How will St. George get rid of the dragon in the cave? For, he’s not a proper dragon at all. Instead of rampaging and marauding about, this dragon writes poetry. Kenneth Grahame, 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 withou…
 
In our 228th episode, we're talking spine #266 in the Criterion Collection: Cecil B. DeMille's THE KING OF KINGS from 1927. The first TWO AND A QUARTER hours are your emails, Pixar/Dreamworks, DS9, Cate Blanchett, and when to wish one a Happy New Year.Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming bod…
 
All is revealed, and our mystery comes to a stunning conclusion. Dorothy Sayers, 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. We really try make your support worth your while. For a five dollar monthly donation, you g…
 
In our 227th episode, we're talking spine #265 in the Criterion Collection: Robert Altman's SHORT CUTS from 1993. Listener emails, another Mysterious Package to be opened, video game chatter, and DS9! Merry X-Mas!Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.co…
 
What proof is required to verify Lord Peter’s unthinkable discovery? Dorothy Sayers, 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. We really try make your support worth your while. For a five dollar monthly donation, y…
 
In our 226th episode, we're talking spine #261 in the Criterion Collection: Ingmar Bergman's FANNY & ALEXANDER from 1982 (specifically the 1984 television cut and MAKING OF FANNY & ALEXANDER from 1984). Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.com/releases…
 
What sends Lord Peter into a grim relapse of shell shock? Dorothy Sayers, 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. We really try to overdeliver and make your support worth your while. For a five dollar monthly don…
 
In our 225th episode, we're talking spine #32 in the Criterion LASERDISC Collection: George Sidney's SCARAMOUCHE from 1952. This is a breaking point, people.Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.com/releasesLike us on Facebook!www.facebook.com/criterion…
 
Why is Lord Peter becoming apprehensive, now that the clouds begin to thin for him? Dorothy Sayers, 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. We really try to overdeliver and make your support worth your while. For…
 
In our 224th episode, we're talking spine #260 in the Criterion Collection: Georges Franju's EYES WITHOUT A FACE from 1960.Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.com/releasesLike us on Facebook!www.facebook.com/criterioncreeps/Follow us on that Twitter!t…
 
Will Lord Percy discover that a nefarious villain actually owns the golden pince-nez? Dorothy Sayers, 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. I know many of you have had to cancel your subscriptions, and I apprec…
 
In our 223rd episode, we're talking spine #259 in the Criterion Collection: Catherine Breillat's FAT GIRL from 2001. We're joined by dear listener Aaron Lange who gets to sit through fellow dear listener emails about food and such, Jarrett settles the score on BAD GIRLS GO TO HELL, and just a bit of that DS9.You can check out Aaron Lange's comics h…
 
The dead man in the bath could be Mr. Levy, in fact, with him missing, it should be Mr. Levy – but it ain’t Mr. Levy. Dorothy Sayers, 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. I know many of you have had to cancel …
 
In our 222nd episode, we're talking spine #258 in the Criterion Collection: Robert Altman's TANNER '88 from 1988. First lots of emails from the listeners, we talk about some movies, and a touch of DS9.Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.com/releasesLi…
 
Mr. Thipps wakes up to discover a dead body in his bathtub, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez. So many questions. Dorothy Sayers, 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. I know we are all going through some…
 
In our 221st episode, we're talking spine #257 in the Criterion Collection: Robert Altman's SECRET HONOR from 1984. First lots of emails from the listeners, we talk about some movies, and a whole lot of ST: DS9. Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.com…
 
Can Psmith make things right when Mike, suffering keenly from bank fatigue, is called upon to abandon his post? 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. I know we are all going through some stuff r…
 
In our 220th episode, we're finishing talking spine #250 in the Criterion Collection: JOHN CASSAVETES: FILM FILMS Pt. 3, with OPENING NIGHT (1977) and A CONSTANT FORGE (2000). First we go through emails, finish talking about Creeptober viewing, and the return of DS9 talk, glory be.Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You ca…
 
When Mike comes gallantly to the rescue of old Mr. Waller, can Psmith save him when things get sticky? 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…
 
Here it is folks, the REAL end of 2020, nothing else after this matters. Pop in the fake vampire teeth, drink your Frankenberry juice, wrap yourselves in mummy cloth, and sit back and feel the spooks.Like us on Facebook!www.facebook.com/criterioncreeps/Follow us on that Twitter!twitter.com/criterioncreepsFollow us on Instagram!instagram.com/criteri…
 
The kindly Mr. Waller invites Psmith and Mike to hear him speak in the park on Sunday. Now, what could possibly go wrong? 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. Your monthly donations help to giv…
 
In our 219th episode, we're continue talking spine #250 in the Criterion Collection: JOHN CASSAVETES: FILM FILMS Pt. 2, with A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE (1974) and THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE (1976).. First we go through emails, and talk about things like soup. Then RJ talks about HUBIE HALLOWEEN, and Jarrett talks about KILLER SOFA.Podcast's i…
 
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 …
 
Ghoul School the Thirteenth. And just like that, the longest episode we have ever recorded. And special thanks (again!) to the sweet Ghoul School theme song for the Ghoul School by our very own dear listener Frank Solano.Like us on Facebook!www.facebook.com/criterioncreeps/Follow us on that Twitter!twitter.com/criterioncreepsFollow us on Instagram!…
 
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…
 
In our 218th episode, we're begin talking spine #250 in the Criterion Collection: JOHN CASSAVETES: FILM FILMS Pt. 1, with SHADOWS (1959) and FACES (1968). First we go through emails! Then Jarrett talks about this Bulgarian movie called THE GOAT HORN. Hot diggity. Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her bl…
 
What do cricket, banking, and London all have in common? Why, Psmith, of course! 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 nipping at our nose, we need your help more than ev…
 
In our 217th episode, we're talking spine #249 in the Criterion Collection: Gillo Pontecorvo's THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS from 1966. First we talk about Mysterious Packages, emails, DS9, a surprise notebook, and houses built by guys named Jack. Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work he…
 
Why does Sherlock Holmes declare that the person he is to meet is the worst man in London? Arthur Conan Doyle, 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 hissing in the wind, we need your hel…
 
In our 216th episode, we're talking spine #248 in the Criterion Collection: David Cronenberg's VIDEODROME from 1983. Joined by our Mystery Guest, we talk about all sorts of shit (Kaufman, SOCIAL DILEMMA, ANTIVIRAL, DS9) and maybe around almost two and a half hours in we talk about that Cronenberg movie. Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' b…
 
Why would the gardener be convinced Alix was going to London, when she hates London? Agatha Christie, 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 skulking outside the windows, we need your hel…
 
In our 215th episode, we're talking spine #247 in the Criterion Collection: Richard Linklater's SLACKER from 1990. We're joined by Criterion Patreon Co-Host Jared Berger, and we talk about ST: DS9 season two just a little, that new Charlie Kaufman, the original Star Wars trilogy, and maybe round that two mark talk about that Linklater.Podcast's int…
 
Can the steely mind of Ms. Loveday Brooke discover the murderer at Troyte’s Hill? Catherine Louisa Pirkins, 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 nipping at our heels, we need your help …
 
In our 214th episode, we're talking spine #246 in the Criterion Collection: Federico Fellini's I VITELLONI from 1953. First we go through listener emails for like an hour and a half where we wind up talking about X-Men characters and TMNT toys, then RJ finishes talking about ST: DS9 Season 1.Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry C…
 
How can Father Brown discover whether Archibald Ogilvie is missing, hiding, or dead? G.K. Chesterton, 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 nipping at our heels, we need your help more t…
 
In our 213th episode, we're talking spine #245 in the Criterion Collection: Marcel Carne's PORT Of SHADOWS from 1938. First we go through listener emails, then RJ begins his STAR TREK DS9 voyage.Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.com/releasesLike us …
 
The threat was real. You know how you wanted to spend the last days of summer? Listening to the months of RJ monologuing about watching STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION for the very first time compressed like a lump of coal in Superman's hand into a beautiful, multi-faceted diamond.Like us on Facebook!www.facebook.com/criterioncreeps/Follow us on tha…
 
Why is Arsène Lupin convinced that Mlle. Darcieux will be murdered tonight? Maurice Leblanc, 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 nipping at our heels, we need your help more than ever.…
 
In our 212th episode, we're talking STAGE & SPECTACLE: THREE FILMS BY JEAN RENOIR. Welcome to The Dumpening.Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.com/releasesLike us on Facebook!www.facebook.com/criterioncreeps/Follow us on that Twitter!twitter.com/crit…
 
Our epic adventure comes to its riveting conclusion. Raphael Sabatini, 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 nipping at our heels, we need your help more than ever. Thank you so much for…
 
In our 211th episode, we're talking Yasujiro Ozu's EARLY SUMMER from 1951. First we talk about all two of our listener emails, but make up for it for a big ol' ST: TNG Season 7 wrap up, and STAR TREK: GENERATIONS.Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.co…
 
Standing sword to sword with his enemy, will Andre-Louis finally have his revenge? Raphael Sabatini, 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 being what it is, with no end in sight, we need your …
 
In our 210th episode, we're talking Jean Renoir's THE LOWER DEPTHS from 1936, and Akira Kurosawa's THE LOWER DEPTHS from 1957. First RJ talks ST: TNG Season 7 Part 1, and AMERICAN PICKLE.Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.com/releasesLike us on Faceb…
 
With a new scheme underway, will Andre-Louis finally get his revenge on the tyrannical Marquis? Raphael Sabatini, 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 being what it is, with no end in sight, …
 
THE GOOD ONE! In our 209th episode (and happy 4th fucking anniversary to us), we're talking Jean-Luc Godard's A WOMAN IS A WOMAN from 1961. We're joined by Frank Solano and talk about all sorts of manner of general debasement and filth.Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: …
 
Can Andre-Louis be reconciled with is godfather, when his godfather blames him for the insurrection in France? Raphael Sabatini, 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 us giving away so much free material d…
 
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