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“Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came” by Robert Browning

Source: LibriVox (mp3)Length: 13 minutesReader: Algy Pug The poem: In The White Company, Conan Doyle mentions the great knight Roland as the

“The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains” by Neil Gaiman

Source: Starship Sofa (mp3)Length: 54 min (starts at 12 min in of a 1.5 hr episode)Reader: Richie Smith The story:

“The Wine Breath” by John McGahern

Source: The New Yorker Fiction Podcast (mp3)Length: 39 minutesReader: Yiyun Li The story: Each year, The Reading Life hosts Irish Short

“The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst

Source: Miette’s Bedtime Story Podcast (mp3)Length: 39 minutesReader: Miette The story: When I first read this short story in early high school,

“Markheim” by Robert Louis Stevenson

Source: LibriVox (mp3)Length: 44 minutesReader: William Coon The story: In desperate need of money on Christmas Day, Markheim approaches a

“The Happy Prince” by Oscar Wilde

Source: Spoken Alexandria (mp3)Length: 25 minReader: Alex Wilson The story: Children’s stories are a convenient framework to present a fable about life in

“The Interior Castle” by Jean Stafford

Source: Miette’s bedtime podcast (mp3)Length: 1 hour, 1 minuteReader: Miette The story: In 1938, Stafford was seriously injured in a

“Pigeons from Hell” by Robert E. Howard

Source: Gremlin Radio (mp3)Length: 1 hrReader: various The story: Robert E. Howard is best known for his Conan the Barbarian

“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Source: Tell Tale Weekly (mp3)Length: 8 minutesReader: Alex Wilson The poem: “Nevermore.” This poem is probably already familiar to you,

“That Damned Thing” by Ambrose Bierce

  Source: Naxos Audiobooks (mp3)Length: 20 minutesReader: Johnathan Keeble The story: “Seeing is believing.” Unlike most other mammals, we primates