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STORIES TELLING STORIES is a podcast dedicated to exploring pop culture's unfinished stories

STORIES TELLING STORIES STORIES TELLING STORIES

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STORIES TELLING STORIES is a podcast dedicated to exploring pop culture's unfinished stories

    LOCKED IN A VACANCY ep14: "The Naked Lady" by Madison Smartt Bell

    LOCKED IN A VACANCY ep14: "The Naked Lady" by Madison Smartt Bell

    After a mid-season hiatus, LIAV returns with "The Naked Lady," a story by Madison Smartt Bell that tells a story of heartbreak and friendship, through the eyes of a good friend. While this story, and the collection in which it was published, was in celebration of southern voices, the themes it contains are universal and the reading will be presented with a distinctly northern flair…

    • 20 min
    LOCKED IN A VACANCY ep13: In Another Country by Ernest Hemmingway

    LOCKED IN A VACANCY ep13: In Another Country by Ernest Hemmingway

    "IN ANOTHER COUNTRY" is told through the eyes of an unnamed member of the Ambulance corps in Milan, Italy following World War 1, presumed to be from the perspective of Nick Adams, a character that author Ernest Hemmingway created to see the world through his own eyes. The story is short, but concise, and speaks of a myriad of issues of the time, some which have transcended time and are surprisingly relevant today…

    • 20 min
    LOCKED IN A VACANCY EP12: "So On He Fares" by George Moore

    LOCKED IN A VACANCY EP12: "So On He Fares" by George Moore

    George Moore was a novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist. Although his work is sometimes seen as outside the mainstream of both Irish and British literature, he is as often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist, influencing such authors as James Joyce, who we have also featured on this series. "So On He Fares" is the 10th chapter in a collection of short stories called "The Untilled Field" first published in 1903.

    • 32 min
    LOCKED IN A VACANCY ep11: "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield

    LOCKED IN A VACANCY ep11: "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield

    I know this is more in line with how I present STORIES TELLING STORIES than LOCKED IN A VACANCY but I found Katherine Mansfield’s brief story to be fascinating and worth sharing. While it’s true her life was short, she LIVED IT. In this episode, we examine her short story "Miss Brill" which is both beautiful and dreadfully sad...

    • 23 min
    LOCKED IN A VACANCY ep9: "A Painful Case" by James Joyce

    LOCKED IN A VACANCY ep9: "A Painful Case" by James Joyce

    One of the most influential authors of the 20th century, James Joyce was an author of Irish descent who helped define the modernist avant-garde movement, and is most fondly remembered for his novel "Ulysses" which is an artfully crafted retelling of Homer's Odyssey. But this week we take a deep dive into his lesser know work...

    • 30 min
    LOCKED IN A VACANCY ep8: "The Nightmare Box" by Chuck Palahniuk

    LOCKED IN A VACANCY ep8: "The Nightmare Box" by Chuck Palahniuk

    A modern master of gritty, modern, no-holds-barred literature, we take a look at a short story from the pacific north west's Chuck Palahniuk that often goes overlooked in his novel HAUNTED by its grotesque opener "Guts" but THE NIGHTMARE BOX stands on its own and invokes a different kind of fear in those who experience it....

    • 37 min

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Pengueehime ,

Something for Everyone

There are stories from things I know and love (like The Breakfast Club) also TV shows, movies, video games, all sorts of random pop-culture goodies. There’s bound to be one that you really like. It’s kind of like a roulette wheel that is spun and appears on a random thing that maybe you haven’t even thought about for years.
I haven’t gotten bored yet, and I have to say it’s always a fun ride!

Big Brother B ,

SO IT’S TREASON, THEN! 😂

You have a fantastic speaking voice! So smooth and even. Heard about your show in the underdogs FB group and I’m glad I checked it out. -Chris from More Gooder Than.

impact36inc ,

Great stuff!

Creative and ambitious yet succinct!

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