Episode 26: Pilgrim at Little Piney Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard: Kindle, Audible (narrated by Tavia Gilbert), paperback formats Some books entertain you, some books distract you, and some…

Episode 25: True Poe

Works in this episode, in chronological order Berenice (1835) Politian (1836) William Wilson (1839) The Fall of the House of Usher (1839) The Mystery of…

Episode 24: The Bell Tale Heart

  Ranker: 15 Bizarre Facts About the Tragic Life of Edgar Allan Poe the burial site of Edgar Allan Poe, 519 West Fayette Street, Baltimore,…

Episode 23: Look at This Tangle of Thorns

American Library Association > Frequently Challenged Books > Infographics and Statistics   I was within and without simultaneously enchanted and repulsed by the inexhaustible variety…

Episode 22: Black Bread, Water and Horses

LiveScience: The Mystery of Kasper Hauser mental_floss: The Mysterious Life and Death of Kasper Hauser feral children The British Psychological Society: Mirror writing ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: Mirror…

Episode 21: Nine Days and Two Car Seats

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth
Susan Smith, Union, South Carolina My sources for this episode Beyond All Reason: My Life with Susan Smith by David Smith Violence As Seen Through…

Halloween Teaser

Episode 27 Teaser: mega episode coming Monday to usher in Halloween. My friends and I are bringing you a group episode full of urban legends,…

Episode 20: Green Foundlings: Fae or Nay?

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Paranormal
The Green Children of Woolpit: Books about the green children, and fae folk tradition: both folklore research and paranormal research Main sources for this episode…

Episode 19: The King’s Eclipse

  The King’s Eclipse: two works originally intended to be one, Gerald’s Game and Dolores Claiborne   A huge thank you to Bev Vincent, my King…

Episode 18: Yellow

“The Yellow-Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of the finest short stories written in the English language…hopefully done some justice as read by me.  …

Episode 17: Wolves and Hoods

Stories read in this episode “Le Petit Chaperon Rouge” by Charles Perrault: The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault “Little Red-Cap” by Jacob and Wilhelm…

Episode 16: I’ve Got Something in My Pocket

This entry is part 3 of 2 in the series Girl Scouting
On my honor I will try to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout…

Episode 19 Teaser

Lovelies, I am sorry, but I am not going to be recording and publishing until tomorrow. I almost had a syncope (POTS fainting) episode today–luckily…

Episode 15: Old School Brownies

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Girl Scouting
The Scottish Brownie, from Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales, by George Douglas, 1901: The Scottish Brownie formed a class of beings distinct in habit and…

Episode 14: Watching the Detectives

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series My Writing
And they were all rich. Rich in looks, rich in opportunity, rich in already wasted opportunities, rich in network, and rich in funds. And rich…

Episode 13: 20 Things About INFJMe

Book recommended in this episode: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (Audible edition from Amazon) Sponsor…

Episode 12: Driving, Dancing, and Pizza Hut

Book suggested for Audible: Yes Please by Amy Poehler link for free copy of Yes Please and a 30-day trial of Audible, the wonderful audiobook…

Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth
When I was eight I had a friend with a pirate’s smile —Cyndi Lauper, “Sally’s Pigeons” The missing and the murdered Alicia Showalter Reynolds: missing…