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
    • 4.8 • 100 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: "Click Clack the Rattlebag," by Neil Gaiman + Lovecraft, de Maupassant, and Bloch!

    Livestream for the Cure Special: "Click Clack the Rattlebag," by Neil Gaiman + Lovecraft, de Maupassant, and Bloch!

    Long time no see! Season four is closer than it's ever been (production has started), but in the meantime we've got the annual Livestream for the Cure coming up this Saturday, May 21st. In honor of that event, here is my segment from last year. My segment for this year's event will be Saturday night, 9:00pm Eastern time at twitch.tv/livestreamforthecure. 
    Don't miss this event and help us raise funds for a future immune to cancer!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    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?
    Want a video version of last year’s segment? Here’s the link!
    0:00 – The news, what’s up with season 4? What are we doing today?
    7:06 – Livestream 4 the Cure
    1:07:08 – Afterword/Closing the Show – See you next time!
     
    Become a patron of Ink and Ash!
     
    The 5th annual Livestream for the Cure airs from Wednesday, May 19th through Sunday, May 23rd on twitch.tv/livestreamforthecure – don’t miss it!
     
    Have you written a short story that you want to have read? Submit it to the show!
     
    Email: syypodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/InkandAshPod
    Twitter: @ InkandAshPod
    Instagram: @ InkandAshPod
     
    Subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts here!
     
    Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod

    • 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!
     
    0:00 – The news, State of the Show, What to expect during the offseason
    4:53 – Intro to this week’s authors and stories
    6:15 – “The Corpse Nephew,” by Taft McConkie
    14:45 – “The Man in the Moon,” by L. Frank Baum
    23:20 – Afterword/Closing the Show – See you next time!
     
    Become a patron of Stories of Yore and Yours!
     
    Taft McConkie’s website
     
    “The Mud Bird,” by Heidi and Taft McConkie
     
    “A Kidnapped Santa Claus,” by L. Frank Baum
     
    Have you written a short story that you want to have read? Submit it to the show!
     
    Email: syypodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/syypodcast
    Twitter: @syypodcast
    Instagram: @syypodcast
     
    Subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts here!
     
    Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod


    “The Corpse Nephew”
     
    Intro/Outro Music: Fantasy Theme  by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5427-fantasy-theme-
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
     
    Sound Effects:
     
    All sound effects were recorded in-studio, included in the public domain, or provided by https://www.soundeffectsplus.com/ 
     
    “The Man in the Moon”
     
    Intro/Outro Music: One Step Closer  by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5420-one-step-closer-
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
     
    Sound Effects:
     
    All sound effects were recorded in-studio, included in the public domain, or provided by https://www.soundeffectsplus.com/ 

    • 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!"
    0:00 – Let’s start the show
    1:20 – Intro to this week’s story
    2:03 – “The Hanging Stranger”
    32:14 – Afterword/Closing the Show – See you next time!
     
    Become a patron of Stories of Yore and Yours!
     
    Have you written a short story that you want to have read? Submit it to the show!
     
    Email: syypodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/syypodcast
    Twitter: @syypodcast
    Instagram: @syypodcast
     
    Subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts here!
     
    Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod


     
    “The Hanging Stranger”
     
    Intro/Outro Music:
    Sings In The Fields  by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5302-sings-in-the-fields-
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
     
    Sound Effects:
     
    All sound effects were recorded in-studio, included in the public domain, or provided by https://www.soundeffectsplus.com/

    • 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!
     
    0:00 – The news, New Patron!, Apple Podcasts Review, this week’s Searchlight Recipe
    5:19 – Intro to this week’s authors and stories
    7:39 – “The Fir Tree,” by Hans Christian Andersen
    24:36 – “The Elves and the Shoemaker,” by the Brothers Grimm
    28:00 – Afterword/Closing the Show – See you next time!
     
    Hear “The Brewery of Eggshells” and more here!
     
    Become a patron of Stories of Yore and Yours!
     
    Have you written a short story that you want to have read? Submit it to the show!
     
    Email: syypodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/syypodcast
    Twitter: @syypodcast
    Instagram: @syypodcast
     
    Subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts here!
     
    Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod
    Promo Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Cheery Monday" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    A Moment with the Searchlight Recipe Book:
    Wealthy Life  by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5411-wealthy-life-
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Review Music:
    Happy Indie Pop by WinnieTheMoog
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6777-happy-indie-pop
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
     
    “The Fir Tree”
     
    Intro/Outro Music:
    Nostalgic Cold by MusicLFiles
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7181-nostalgic-cold
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
     
    Sound Effects:
     All sound effects were recorded in-studio, included in the public domain, or provided by https://www.soundeffectsplus.com/ 
     
    “The Elves and the Shoemaker”
     
    Intro/Outro Music:
    The old clock shop by chilledmusic
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7101-the-old-clock-shop
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
     
    Sound Effects:
     All sound effects were recorded in-studio, included in the public domain, or provided by https://www.soundeffectsplus.com/

    • 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!”
     
    0:00 – The news, New Patron!, Apple Podcasts Review
    3:16 – Intro to this week’s stories
    4:50 – “The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm”
    18:16 – “Punch, Brothers, Punch!”
    28:46 – Afterword/Closing the Show – See you next time!
     
    Twain’s first episode
     
    “The Empty House,” by Algernon Blackwood
     
    Become a patron of Stories of Yore and Yours!
     
    Have you written a short story that you want to have read? Submit it to the show!
     
    Email: syypodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/syypodcast
    Twitter: @syypodcast
    Instagram: @syypodcast
     
    Subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts here!
     
    Credits:
    Intro/Outro Music: "Funkeriffic,” by Kevin MacLeod
    Review Music:
    Dreams Of War  by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5404-dreams-of-war-
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
     
    “The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm”
     
    Intro/Outro Music:
    Lurking Sloth by Alexander Nakarada
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4785-lurking-sloth
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
     
    Sound Effects:
     
    All sound effects were recorded in-studio, included in the public domain, or provided by https://www.soundeffectsplus.com/ 
     
    “Punch, Brothers, Punch!”
     
    Intro/Outro Music:
    Jazzi  by Frank Schröter
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6469-jazzi-
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
     
    Sound Effects:
     
    All sound effects were recorded in-studio, included in the public domain, or provided by https://www.soundeffectsplus.com/ 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

Claudia Cook ,

Love!

Love this show! This is great to listen to while I’m filing and shelving at work!

Rj Texas ,

Wonderful!

Expressive voice, short and informative author introductions and the stories selected are worth listening to again and again.

Mfindtner ,

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.

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