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Ep. 913, The Wrong Shape, by G.K. Chesterton

The Classic Tales Podcast

Release Date: 03/15/2024

Ep. 921, A Voyage to Lilliput, Part 2 of 3, from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift show art Ep. 921, A Voyage to Lilliput, Part 2 of 3, from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

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How can Gulliver stop a war without any bloodshed? Jonathan Swift, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.  Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening.  The Vintage Episode for the week is “Leave It To Jeeves”, by P.G. Wodehouse. Be sure to check it out on Tuesday.  If you enjoy the show, please become a monthly supporter, and help us continue to highlight these amazing stories. Please go to and become a monthly supporter for as little as $5 a month. As a thank you gesture, we’ll send you a coupon code every month for $8 off any audiobook order. Give...

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Ep. 920, The Yellow Wallpaper VINTAGE, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman show art Ep. 920, The Yellow Wallpaper VINTAGE, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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What does our nervous heroine see in the yellow wallpaper, that no one else can?  Charlotte Perkins Gilman, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.  Welcome to this Vintage Episode of The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening.  A Vintage Episode is released every Tuesday. Please help us to continue producing amazing audiobooks by going to , and becoming a supporter. New content is still coming your way on Fridays.  Keep an ear open for our Kickstarter for The Golden Triangle – the sixth novel in the Arsène Lupin series. We’re getting ready with boxed sets,...

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Ep. 919, A Voyage to Lilliput, Part 1 of 3, from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift show art Ep. 919, A Voyage to Lilliput, Part 1 of 3, from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

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How can Lemuel Gulliver escape from the Lilliputians? They’re only six inches tall – should be a cinch, right? Jonathan Swift, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.  Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening.  The Vintage Episode for the week is “The Yellow Wallpaper”, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Be sure to check it out on Tuesday.  If you enjoy the show, please become a monthly supporter, and help us continue to highlight these amazing stories.  Please go to and become a monthly supporter for as little as $5 a month. As a thank you gesture,...

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Ep. 918, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, and A Horseman in the Sky, by Ambrose BierceVINTAGE show art Ep. 918, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, and A Horseman in the Sky, by Ambrose BierceVINTAGE

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What knavery occurred during the Civil War at Owl Creek Bridge? Ambrose Bierce, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.  Welcome to this Vintage Episode of The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening.  A Vintage Episode is released every Tuesday. Please help us to continue producing amazing audiobooks by going to , and becoming a supporter. New content is still coming your way on Fridays.  Keep an ear open for our Kickstarter for The Golden Triangle – the sixth novel in the Arsène Lupin series. We’re getting ready with boxed sets, special editions, and more! We’ll...

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Ep. 917, Green Tea, by Sheridan LeFanu show art Ep. 917, Green Tea, by Sheridan LeFanu

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Ep. 916, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, from The Arabian NightsVINTAGE show art Ep. 916, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, from The Arabian NightsVINTAGE

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Ep. 915, The Prussian Officer, by D.H. Lawrence show art Ep. 915, The Prussian Officer, by D.H. Lawrence

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Ep. 914, The Million-Pound Bank Note, by Mark Twain VINTAGE show art Ep. 914, The Million-Pound Bank Note, by Mark Twain VINTAGE

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An outrageously generous gift proves increasingly inconvenient, when no one has change for a million-pound bank note. Mark Twain, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.  Welcome to this Vintage Episode of The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening.  A Vintage Episode is released every Tuesday. Please help us to continue producing amazing audiobooks by going to , and becoming a supporter. New content is still coming your way on Fridays.  Keep an ear open for our Kickstarter for The Golden Triangle – the sixth novel in the Arsène Lupin series. We’re getting ready with...

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Ep. 913, The Wrong Shape, by G.K. Chesterton show art Ep. 913, The Wrong Shape, by G.K. Chesterton

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Can Father Brown solve a murder in a curious household? G.K. Chesterton, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.  Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. The Vintage Episode for the week is “The Million Pound Bank Note”, by Mark Twain. Be sure to check it out on Tuesday.  If you enjoy the show, please become a monthly supporter, and help us continue to highlight these amazing stories.  Please go to and become a monthly supporter for as little as $5 a month. As a thank you gesture, we’ll send you a coupon code every month for $8 off any audiobook...

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Ep. 912, The Man Upstairs, by P.G. Wodehouse VINTAGE show art Ep. 912, The Man Upstairs, by P.G. Wodehouse VINTAGE

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Annette Brougham can't get any composing done with all the racket from the apartment upstairs. But when she meets the handsome, pompous tenant, her humor only improves slightly. P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.  Welcome to this Vintage Episode of The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening.  A Vintage Episode is released every Tuesday. Please help us to continue producing amazing audiobooks by going to , and becoming a supporter. New content is still coming your way on Fridays.  Tomorrow is the Classic Tales Book Club! We’ll be meeting on Zoom on...

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Can Father Brown solve a murder in a curious household? G.K. Chesterton, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. 

Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening.

The Vintage Episode for the week is “The Million Pound Bank Note”, by Mark Twain. Be sure to check it out on Tuesday. 

If you enjoy the show, please become a monthly supporter, and help us continue to highlight these amazing stories. 

Please go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a monthly supporter for as little as $5 a month. As a thank you gesture, we’ll send you a coupon code every month for $8 off any audiobook order. Give more, and you get more! It’s a great way to help us keep producing sparkling audiobook content. 

Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a supporter today. 

The Classic Tales Book Club was so much fun! It was great getting to know you, and talking a little shop. I think next time we’ll have some giveaways, so keep your schedule clear for the second Wednesday in April. 

I’ve been having fun designing the specials for our Kickstarter for the next Arsène Lupin book – The Golden Triangle. Boxed sets, special editions, enamel pins – I’ve got a lot to do, and I want to get it all ready so we can hit the ground running. Keep an ear open for when we pull the trigger!  

G.K. Chesterton was a pioneer of the detective story. Many consider his creation of Father Brown the equivalent to, if not an improvement on, Sherlock Holmes. The window that a man of the cloth has to the dark secrets of crime is indeed fascinating and very effective in solving crime.

One thing I noticed in today’s story is Chesterton’s use of racism as a plot device. This story will land differently on twenty-first century ears than it did when it was written in 1911. I don’t want to say much about it other than there are some racially charged terms in the story today – just a heads up. 

And now, The Wrong Shape, by G.K. Chesterton.

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