BRASS STACKS 4: THE STORYTELLER BY SAKI

For this episode, we return to the English master of the short sharp shock, Saki, and a delightfully mischievous narrative about the sort of tales children really enjoy, “The Storyteller.” Podcast (brass-stacks): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

BRASS Stacks 3: The Mysterious Case of Miss V., by Virginia Woolf

The late 19th and early 20th century were the golden age of the ghost story. Some of the greatest tales of the supernatural were written at this time, including masterpieces by Sheridan Le Fanu, Algernon Blackwood and M.R. James, as well as short stories by such heavyweight novelists as Dickens,  George Eliot, and Henry James. A surprising name on this … Read More

BRASS Stacks 2: Tobermory by Saki

For our second BRASS Stacks, we are featuring one of the greatest short story writers of the pre-War years, H.H. Munro, who wrote as Saki. This brilliant journalist-turned-short story writer was one of the great wits of the Edwardian age. Orphaned at age 2, Munro was raised by his grandmother and a household of puritanical aunts. (In both his comic … Read More

EPISODE 20: THE END OF THE AFFAIR

As news of the approaching catastrophe spreads, our friends seek escape, while high above the melee, Lord Whitestone attempts a difficult negotiation. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

EPISODE 19: WAR ON ALL FRONTS

Ponder and Cyril have a conversation, unwanted guests are rather insistent, and Lord Whitestone performs an aeronautical feat. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

EPISODE 18: APPLES AND COPPERS

Lord Whitestone makes a purchase, the Brasses contemplate more extreme measures and Ponder Wright visits a street fair. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Episode 17: UNWANTED CALLERS

The enemies are at the door, and Gwendolyn and Cyril make a trip across the street as things get stickier. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

EPISODE 16: INSIDE VOICES

Lord Brass sends a distress call out through unconventional means, and Ponder Wright hears it. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Episode 15: The First Wave

The assault on the Brass home begins, and Mrs. Drake handles a difficult situation adroitly. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

EPISODE 14: Preparing for the Day

It’s a lovely September morning in London. But while the Brasses prepare for their day, something’s afoot on Babbage Street. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS