70 episodes

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 syypodcast@gmail.com for consideration, and in the meantime, thanks for listening!

Ink and Ash: A Short Story Podcast Shawn Ennis

    • Fiction
    • 4.9 • 96 Ratings

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 syypodcast@gmail.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

    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?

    • 1 hr 8 min
    "The Corpse Nephew," by Taft McConkie and "The Man in the Moon," by L. Frank Baum

    "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!

    • 24 min
    "The Hanging Stranger," by Phillip K. Dick

    "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!"

    • 33 min
    Christmas Fairy Tales with The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen

    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!

    • 29 min
    "The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm" and "Punch Brothers, Punch!" by Mark Twain

    "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!”

    • 29 min
    "Three Thanksgiving Kisses," by Edward Payson Roe

    "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!”

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

Nick Haskins ,

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.

Jenn0458 ,

Diverse collection, engaging presenter

Enjoyable delivery of classic and lesser known works. Sometimes the intro runs a bit long, but they include interesting bits about the authors. Looking forward to season 4.

ditch351 ,

A great podcast for all reading types!

I discovered this cast, by chance about a year ago, and it has become my all time favorite story based podcast!
Not only does Ennis cover a wide array of genre and author but he did what i did not think possible... he read several short stories that were buried in the deapest resesses of my memory from high school! ... that sounds like a joke but its very true! And he brought them to life just as i remembered. Cannot more recommend such a quality show than this, soon to be rebranded labor of love.

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