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Classic & modern short stories. Every story reveals a secret.

Are you a writer? Want to have your story read on an episode of Barn Burning? Contact us: BarnBurningPodcast@gmail.com.

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Classic & modern short stories. Every story reveals a secret.

Are you a writer? Want to have your story read on an episode of Barn Burning? Contact us: BarnBurningPodcast@gmail.com.

    6. Cannibalism in the Cars, by Mark Twain

    6. Cannibalism in the Cars, by Mark Twain

    Over a hundred years before George Romero, Mark Twain wrote a cutting satire of politics and politicians which is still delicious in its mordant humor.

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    • 31 min
    5. Araby, by James Joyce

    5. Araby, by James Joyce

    Today we talk about James Joyce’s classic short story, Araby, and the quest of a besotted young man. Sorry, no Irish accents.

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    • 22 min
    4. Rashomon, by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

    4. Rashomon, by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

    What happens to the unemployed & dispossessed when a country is blighted by natural disasters & plague?

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    • 26 min
    3. The Student, by Anton Chekhov

    3. The Student, by Anton Chekhov

    A seminary student warms himself by the fire of two widows and tells a biblical tale...

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    • 19 min
    2. The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allan Poe

    2. The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allan Poe

    “He had the eye of a vulture—a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees—very gradually—I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.”

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    • 23 min
    1. The Story of an Hour, Kate Chopin

    1. The Story of an Hour, Kate Chopin

    Welcome to Barn Burning, a podcast about short stories! Is Louise Mallard’s wedding bed like to be her death bed? How much of an emotional roller coaster can she endure in an hour?

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    • 13 min

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