Episode 42

Episode 42: (10/18/2019)

  • “The Family of the Vourdalak” by Aleksey Tolstoy

  • For the English translation of this story used for the podcast visit: https://americanliterature.com/author/alexei-tolstoy/short-story/the-family-of-the-vourdalak

  • For another vampire work by Aleksey Tolstoy visit: https://www.amazon.com/Vampires-supernatural-Aleksey-Konstantinovich-Tolstoy/dp/B0006BYSQA/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=Aleksey+tolstoy&qid=1571310017&sr=8-10


Episode 41

  • Episode 41: (9/24/2019)

    • “The Wendigo” by Algernon Blackwood

    • The show is opened with the song “M’en Revenant de la Jolie Rochelle” or “C’est L’aviron” which is an old Canadian Voyageurs’ song.

    • A great compilation of Algernon Blackwood’s work that I recently purchased myself can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500677434/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Episode 40

  • Episode 40: (718/2019)

    • “August Heat” by W. F. Harvey

      • Dedicated to Jonathan Jaekle

    • “The Avenging Phonograph” by E. R. Punshon

      • Dedicated to Collin Arnett

    • “The Case of Lady Sannox” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

      • Dedicated to Robin Sand

    • I am not including any links to works by these authors today, partly because squarespace is being difficult, and partly because I believe you are all brilliant people who can find these works on your own just as I do. You hear the names and the stories, and you can search amazon or Barnes and Noble just as I do to find these great works. Look for some that fit your fancy and that fit in with your library. OR speaking of libraries, stop on down to your local library and borrow these books from them. They love your patronage, and while you’re there, you can find several of the other random services that libraries offer to the community that are all so great.

    • Thanks for listening everyone! Feel free to email/tweet/or facebook me at any time - let me know what you think, what you like/don’t like, and what you would like to hear more of. I appreciate all of you and would love to hear from more of you.

    • Have a good night!


Episode 37 - Part 3 of the "Catching Up Series"

  • Episode 37 - Catching Up Series: Part 3: (5/9/2019)

    • Featured story: “The Spider" by Hanns Heinz Ewers

    • For a cheap copy of the story “The Spider” click HERE

    • For the Frank Braun trilogy (book one is “The Sorceror’s Apprentice) also written by Hanns Heinz Ewers, click HERE

    • Enjoy everyone! Thanks for listening! Remember - I’m always open to listener suggestions! Pop on over to the submissions tab to find out how to get a hold of me! Thanks again ~ Bob

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Episode 35 - Part 1 of the "Catching Up Series"

  • Episode 35 - Catching Up Series: Part 1: (5/1/2019)

    • The Triumphant Return of BSSH!!! It has been several months since we have been away! I’m sorry, I’ve been busy with grad school and other things, but I haven’t gone away for good.

    • We have four episodes coming out rapid-fire for you fine listeners to get caught up with some content - or rather, for me to get caught up with getting you content. I have found some great stories for you all though and I hope you enjoy them!

    • “For the Blood is the Life” by F. Marion Crawford

The tower overlooking the grave.

The tower overlooking the grave.

Episode 34 - Someone You Dream Of

  • Episode 34 - Someone You Dream Of: (12/3/2018)

    • Short interview with friend Claire Cylkowski discussing the details of her upcoming trip to assist the Karnes Probono Project in Karnes Texas. Additional information about this project and how you can help can be found in the links below:

      • To donate to help the project, click HERE

      • To learn more about the Karnes Probono Project, click HERE

      • To learn more of the history of the National Lawyers Guild, click HERE

      • To learn more about RAICES, a nonprofit agency providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees in Texas, click HERE

    • What I Got” by musical guest Braden Canfield from his album “Seven Songs of Dying (and Another)”

      • To learn more about Braden Canfield, visit his website by clicking HERE

      • To purchase the album “Seven Songs of Dying (and Another) by Braden Canfield, click HERE

      • To purchase Braden’s previous album, click HERE

    • The Wishing Tree” by Stephen Young

      • To Learn more about Stephen, visit his website HERE

      • You can also follow Stephen on Twitter: @stewriting

    • Someone You Dream Of” by Stephen Young & The Union

      • To learn more about Stephen Young & The Union, visit their website by clicking HERE

    • Thanks for listening everyone!!!

Author and Musical Guest Stephen Young

Author and Musical Guest Stephen Young

Episode 33 - A Story About Us

  • Episode 32 - Matt’s Birthday Banter Episode: (11/25/2018)

    • Happy Birthday to special guest Matthew Hogan

    • We are joined by friends Clara and Chris and special call in guests Ben Trapp and Eli

    • Banter, Stories about us, A History of the Banana Republic, and a short story by Matt Hogan

Author Matt Hogan (Left) and Your Host (Right)

Author Matt Hogan (Left) and Your Host (Right)

Episode 30

  • Episode 30: (10/14/2018)

    • The Overlook" by Tom Combs

      • You can find out more about Tom Combs on his website at: www.tom-combs.com

      • Tom’s books in the Drake Cody series are available on Amazon by clicking HERE

      • Audiobooks will soon be available, narrated by Bob! from THIS SHOW! Nerve Damage is scheduled to be released near Christmas 2018! Updates to come soon.

    • The Boarded Window" by Ambrose Bierce

      • Ambrose Bierce’s stories are in the public domain and can be found in Barnes & Noble anthologies as well as through the Gutenberg project, Goodreads, and Feedbooks.com

    • Songs “The Simplest Things We Do” and “Day 2 of the Rest of My Life” by Braden Canfield from the album “Seven Songs of Dying (and another)”

      • More information about Braden, his music, and where his music can be purchased can be found on his website HERE

      • I was told “Seven Songs of Dying (and another)” was up for sale online, but I’m looking for it now and not seeing it. Please stay tuned for updates on how to purchase this music if you’re interested. Email me if I forget to mention it! Thanks!

      • Thanks for listening everyone. Enjoy!

Episode 29

  • Episode 29: (5/19/2018)
    • "Metal Myths" by Iona Douglas
      • Iona Douglas can be followed on her twitter page by clicking HERE
      • Iona has other stories that have been featured on podcasts and that are available in audio format
      • To listen to her story "Make it, Raine" also narrated by Rob Stuart-Hudson, click HERE
    • Guest voice actor Rob Stuart-Hudson
      • Rob is an actor, voice actor, and improvisor from the United Kingdom.
      • Rob can be followed on twitter by clicking HERE
      • Find Rob's facebook page with links to his other works by clicking HERE

Episode 28

  • Episode 28: (2/28/18)
    • A Baker's Wife bakery
      • They can be found at 4800 28th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN, 55406
      • Visit the shop's facebook page by clicking HERE
    • "The Ghosts" by Lord Dunsany
    • "The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost" by H. G. Wells
    • I recommend physical or ebook copies of authors/stories such as these be found through the Barnes & Noble Classics editions which can be found HERE
    • Both the stories you heard on this show can be found in this anthology along with many other ghost stories - HERE


Episode 27 (2nd Anniversary Special)

  • Episode 27 (Belated 2nd Anniversary Special!): (1/18/18)
    • "Glass Stones" by Matthew Hogan
    • "In an Absent Dream" by Marian Thorpe
      • You can learn more about Marian by visiting her website at marianlthorpe.com
      • Marian's books can be purchased in paperback or ebook format at amazon.com
      • Visit Marian's facebook page by clicking HERE
    • Songs "Gentle Sailor" and "I Spent Eternity in Target Yesterday" off the album Soul, Stone and Sundry by musical guest Braden Canfield
      • You can find out more about Braden and his music by visiting his website HERE
      • Braden's album Soul, Stone and Sundry can be purchased on cdbaby by clicking HERE
Author Marian Thorpe

Author Marian Thorpe

Soul, Stone and Sundry - Braden Canfield

Soul, Stone and Sundry - Braden Canfield

Episode 26 (2017 Halloween Special!!!)

  • Episode 26 (2017 Halloween Special!!!): (10/29/2017)
    • "The Toll House"  by W. W. Jacobs
    • To download the W. W. Jacobs short story compilation ebook entitled "Sailors' Knots" for free thanks to the Gutenberg project, click HERE
    • I was going to link to some good Barnes and Noble compilation of W. W. Jacobs stories, but I can't seem to find one. If any of you listeners knows of a more contemporary or full anthology of W. W. Jacobs works, please let me know - email bobsshortstoryhour@gmail.com
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Episode 25

  • Episode 25 (International Podcast Day Special!): (10/3/2017)
    • "The Passenger" (Excerpt from the book The Sailing Master Book II: The Long Passage) by Lee Henschel Jr.
    • "Sutter's Well" by Jeff Chapman
      • You can find out more about Jeff by visiting his website at
      • Jeff kindly sent me a copy of his book - The Black Blade: A Huckster Novel which is next up on my reading list. If you would like to read that book as well, it can be purchased HERE
      • Jeff's other books can be purchased through his website or on
    • Finally - I forgot to give out a thank you to the listeners who reached out to me over my summer hiatus. I have said on the show before that I don't often hear from the listeners - I haven't heard good or bad comments, gotten feedback on what I'm doing or not doing on the show, etc. However, I have to say, when you all reached out saying "Hey, we miss you! Do another show" or "Bob! We are all caught up, where did you go? Can you come back?" I was very touched. It meant a lot to me and it was the encouragement I needed to get back in the studio. Thanks everyone.
    • Kim G. - your story submissions will most likely be this years Halloween Special so - Stay Tuned!!!

Episode 24

  • Episode 24: (6/28/2017)
    • Updates about the show!
    • Book recommendations and updates regarding the brand new "Bob's Book Reviews" page.
    • We are now also available on stitcher - on demand radio (as well as nearly every other podcast source)
    • "The Facts in the Case of M. Hussman" by Jeff Chapman
Author Jeff Chapman

Author Jeff Chapman

Listen to Stitcher

Episode 22

  • Episode 22: (4/14/2017)
    • The Rhinelander, Wisconsin folklore tale of The Hodag, as related by Bob
    • "Kwik Encounters" Part II by Debra Geffen
      • To read Debra's wonderful blog including recipes, stories, history and more click HERE
    • "Diamond Lil" by Jerry Mevissen
      • To find Jerry's website, click HERE
      • To purchase Jerry's latest book "That Reminds Me" click HERE
      • To purchase the book "Broken Hart" (the book from which the stories have been featured on this show), click HERE
    • The songs "Hodag" and "Thunder God" off the album "Eaten by Crows" by musical guest Meat Raffle Road
      • To stream or download songs from or the whole album - click HERE
Musical Guest - Meat Raffle Road

Musical Guest - Meat Raffle Road

Actual original image of "The Hodag Capture" circa 1893

Actual original image of "The Hodag Capture" circa 1893

Author/Blogger/All-around awesome person - Debra Geffen

Author/Blogger/All-around awesome person - Debra Geffen

Episode 21

  • Episode 21: 03/13/2017
    • "The Egg" by Amelia Chambers
      • Visit Amelia's website by clicking HERE
    • Part IX of "The Peterson Laws" featuring Laws # 15 & 16 by Dr. Dave Peterson
      • For your own copy of The Peterson Laws, click HERE
    • "Kwik Encounters" Part I by Debra Geffen
      • To read Debra's wonderful blog including recipes, stories, history and more click HERE
    • Background music for The Peterson Laws - "Redemption Song" by musical guest Jocko MacNelly
      • Jocko's website - HERE
      • Jock's music sales - HERE
    • Songs "Gone All Wonder" and "Ursa Major" written and performed by musical guest Braden Canfield
      • Visit Braden's website HERE
      • And you can purchase his music HERE

Episode 19

  • Episode 19: (01/16/2017)
    • "The End" by Matthew Hogan
    • Part VII of "The Peterson Laws" (Laws #12 & 13) by Dr. David Peterson
      • To purchase a copy of "The Petereson Laws: The Rules of Life, Laughter and Emergency Medicine" click here: www.amazon.com
    • "The Old Man in the Hospital" by Van Allen
    • Background music for "The Peterson Laws": "Redemption Song" by Musical Guest Jocko MacNelly from Jocko's Yellow Album of Guitar Music
      • Jocko's website can be found HERE
      • His CD's can be purchased on the website or by clicking HERE
    • Songs "Western Skies" & "Blue Canadian Rockies" by Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh
      • Kyle's website can be found HERE
      • You can purchase any and all of Kyle's music on bandcamp.com by clicking HERE
Author Matthew Hogan (right) fishing in Alaska

Author Matthew Hogan (right) fishing in Alaska

Author Van Allen

Author Van Allen

Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh

Musical Guest Kyle Fosburgh

Jocko MacNelly's "Jocko's Yellow Album of Guitar Music"

Jocko MacNelly's "Jocko's Yellow Album of Guitar Music"