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!

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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 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

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Episode 5

  • Episode 5: (03/23/2016)
    • "Under the Bridge" by Jeff Chapman
    • "Fairy Lake" by Patrick Marsh
      • You can find out more about Patrick Marsh and read his flash fiction on his website at: www.basementsaid.com
      • Patrick's books and artwork are available for sale by clicking HERE
    • "The Quest of Iranon" by H.P. Lovecraft
      • Many of H.P. Lovecraft's works are in the public domain. My favorite anthology of his writings can be purchased HERE or you can download his works for free at goodreads.com and feedbooks.com
Author Jeff Chapman

Author Jeff Chapman

Author Patrick Marsh

Author Patrick Marsh