Ink and Ash is a seasonal, bi-weekly short story podcast. Host Shawn Ennis narrates classic short stories, using sound effects and music to bring them new life. The show also asks for listener submissions. Whether you’re an aspiring author or just write as a hobby, you can be a part of the show! Send your short story to email@example.com for consideration, and in the meantime, thanks for listening!
Livestream For the Cure Special: "The Black Cat" & "The Tell-Tale Heart," by Edgar Allan Poe and "Gabriel-Ernest" by SAKI
Today on a special bonus episode of Ink and Ash, hear last year’s Livestream 4 the Cure segment in preparation for this year’s 5Stream for the Cure! Don’t miss the Ink and Ash segment on Saturday night, May 22nd at 10pm Eastern. Stories and prizes – what more do you need?
"The Corpse Nephew," by Taft McConkie and "The Man in the Moon," by L. Frank Baum
This week on the season e finale of Stories of Yore and Yours, hear two fantastical tales – “The Corpse Nephew,” by listener Taft McConkie, and “The Man in the Moon,” by L. Frank Baum. The next episode you see on the main feed here will be under the new title of Ink and Ash – stay tuned!
"The Hanging Stranger," by Phillip K. Dick
An unknown man hangs in the middle of the town square, but the town barely notices. What does it mean? Why is he there? And what's that sound? Find out in Phillip K. Dick's "The Hanging Stranger!"
Christmas Fairy Tales with The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen
This week, enjoy some fairy tales based around the Christmas holiday – they may not be traditionally Christmassy as we think of it today, but they both have a central theme that brings home the reason we celebrate. That’s not even to mention lots of updates and a visit with the Searchlight Recipe Book!
"The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm" and "Punch Brothers, Punch!" by Mark Twain
Today on the program, hear two stories from our old friend Mark Twain – first he tells of a man’s justified disdain for burglar alarms in “The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm,” and then we hear of his experience with a troublesome earworm in “Punch, Brothers, Punch!”
"Three Thanksgiving Kisses," by Edward Payson Roe
Happy Thanksgiving! Today is a bit of a stripped down episode, for reasons I’ll get into in the intro, so I’ll keep it short here in the description as well. Thank you for listening, and enjoy Edward Payson Roe’s “Three Thanksgiving Kisses!”
Expressive voice, short and informative author introductions and the stories selected are worth listening to again and again.
Love the short story format…
I love hearing stories told by someone who loves language and can really read out loud.
Another reviewer wrote about their childhood experience of listening to a parent read to them before bedtime and how this podcast fills that void. I relate to this 100%. I still love the comfort and entertainment provided by being told a story.
While I love listening to stories, I require a low level of commitment regarding length and time of the piece. Life and attention span often interfere; interrupting the plot and prose.
5 stars for performance and material. Thank you for sharing your wonderful voice, classic as well as contemporary literature and your love of the written and spoken word.
The Velvety-est of Drizzles
Shawn is not just an amazing podcast host with an amazing voice, he's also an amazing human being as well. The stories are read with such a great energy and he's great to listen to, but he's also a wonderful person out there in the indie podcasting world. When people ask why indie podcasting is so great, I tell them it's because I've gotten to know people like Shawn Ennis. Keep up the great work, my friend. Proud to continue to be a patron as long as you continue to read stories.