Episodes
A story of fear, and dread. A story about dark histories, and darker deeds. A story about endurance, and determination. A story, about the power of the unknown. Presenting “The Empty House” – written by Algernon Blackwood, published in 1906. We are kicking off the spooky season with something pretty creepy, so I urge only adult listeners to proceed! ------- Should you wish to support Tales by the Fireside, please feel free to head to www.talesbythefireside.com/support, or tell your friends...
Published 10/22/22
Tonight, we have a story of ransoms and retribution. A story about kidnapping and regret. A story about Scouts and Horses and games. A story, about things not going quite the way you expect them to. Presenting “The Ransom of Red Chief” – written by O. Henry, published in 1907. ------- Should you wish to support Tales by the Fireside, please feel free to head to www.talesbythefireside.com/support, or tell your friends about the show, or rate and review! Everything you do and everyone you...
Published 10/11/22
Tonight, we have a story about stars and astrological coincidence, a story about worldwide observation and planetary danger. A story about disaster, and perspective. Presenting “The Star” by H. G. Wells, published in 1897. ------- Should you wish to support Tales by the Fireside, please feel free to head to www.talesbythefireside.com/support, or tell your friends about the show. Everything you do and everyone you tell, really does mean the world to me.  Support Tales by the Fireside and...
Published 09/26/22
Tonight, we have a story of war, and marriage. A story about great battles at land and at sea. A story about culture, and kingship. A story, about the unification of a nation. Presenting, part 2 of “Viking Tales” written by Jennie Hall. ------- Should you wish to support Tales by the Fireside, please feel free to head to www.talesbythefireside.com/support, or tell your friends about the show. Everything you do and everyone you tell, really does mean the world to me.  Support Tales by...
Published 09/19/22
Tonight, we have a story of haunted houses, and preoccupied travellers. A story of Odd Girls and Good friends. A story of hysteria, and ghostly goings on. Presenting Charles Dicken’s “The Haunted House”, as featured as part of the Lock and Key Library, edited by Julian Hawthorne.  It is great to be back, thank you so much for all of your support over the last year. ------- Should you wish to support Tales by the Fireside, please feel free to head to www.talesbythefireside.com/support,...
Published 09/13/22
Tonight, we have a small update about me, my life, and Tales by the Fireside. If you would like more little updates like this, please let me know! Thank you all, for being who you are x ---- Should you wish to support the show, please check out talesbythefireside.com/support  Support Tales by the Fireside and Get Bonus Content on Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 09/06/22
Tonight, we have a story of long-ships and spears, a story of thralls and kings, a story of thor and odin and going a-viking. A story of Iceland and Norway. Presenting part one of "Viking Tales", written by Jennie Hall, published in 1902. Please let me know what you think! Leave a rating or review, and subscribe to Tales By The Fireside. Should you wish to support the show, please check out talesbythefireside.com/support  Support Tales by the Fireside and Get Bonus Content on Patreon! See...
Published 10/27/21
Hello everyone A story of gods and goddesses, of poison and serpents, of the creation of the universe, and the destruction of mankind. A story of the mythology of the Ancient Egyptians, taken from their own texts and tombs. Presenting the first part of "Legends of the Gods" by E.A. Wallis Budge. Published in 1912. This is the 100th episode of Tales by the Fireside! Thank you all for your continued patience and I am sorry for the delay between this, and the last episode! Please let me know...
Published 10/23/21
Tonight, we have a story about voyaging across the sea and the perils therein. A story about serpents, pirates and diamonds. Of making a huge profit, sometimes out of skill and sometimes out of sheer luck. A story, about a famous seafarer Presenting, Sindbad The Sailor, by an unknown author. Please let me know what you think! Leave a rating or review, and subscribe to Tales By The Fireside. Should you wish to support the show, please check out talesbythefireside.com/support  Support Tales by...
Published 09/03/21
Tonight, we have a story of rivalry and deception. A story of mining desolate asteroids in the depths of space. A story of cats, but, ones unlike anything you have heard before. Presenting "Feline Red", written by Robert Sampson, published in 1954. Please let me know what you think! Leave a rating or review, and subscribe to Tales By The Fireside. Should you wish to support the show, please check out talesbythefireside.com/support  Support Tales by the Fireside and Get Bonus Content on...
Published 08/11/21
PATREON EXCLUSIVE EPSIODE A story about cards and cords. Of Slow moving boats and slow moving minds. Of taking passage on an old paddleboat down the Mississippi. Presenting "A Bully Boat and a Brag Captain", written by Sol Smith, published in 1906 I would like to sincerely thank you for supporting the show, and hope you enjoy this exclusive story. Support Tales by the Fireside and Get Bonus Content on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 08/08/21
Tonight we have a story of a girl, who just couldn't sleep. A story of bad sleeping habits, and helpful animals. A story of changing your routines to sleep better. Presenting "The Girl Who Dreamed of Sleep", written by Gemma Clatworthy.  You can purchase this wonderful little book for yourself on Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Who-Dreamed-Sleep-Child-ebook/dp/B08WR9S6G4  There are some truly valuable and useful sleep tips here, put into a form that really makes it easy to understand and adopt...
Published 08/08/21
A story of high society, and low behaviour. A story of young girls and young bucks, duelling with propriety and station. A story of one girl and her realising some very important truths about herself and her actions. Presenting "Josephine: A Woman With A Past", written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1930. Please let me know what you think! Leave a rating or review, and subscribe to Tales By The Fireside. Should you wish to support the show, please check out...
Published 08/05/21
Tonight, we have a story of evil stepmothers and poison apples. A story of dwarfs, and combs, and magic mirrors. A story of goodness, and of jealousy.  Presenting "Little Snow White" Written by an unknown author. Don't forget to leave a comment, like or review, and subscribe to the show. Should you wish to support the show, please check out www.talesbythefireside.com/support  Joe x See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/31/21
A story of fantasy and peril. A story of betrayal and hope and destiny. A story of one normal girl, and her quest to save many different worlds. A story, about love. Presenting "Kiera's Quest, Sacrifices" Written by Kristy Brown. You can pick up a copy of this story, and this talented authors other work on Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk/Kristy-Brown/e/B079YTT7Q2. This episode is sponsored by The Isbourne Wellbeing Charity - Find out more information here: www.isbourne.org Don't forget to leave a...
Published 07/30/21
Tonight, we have a story of an evil snake and his attempts to cause harm to a sweet little baby. A story of wolves, and tigers, and bears. A story about the inherent goodness of most animals. Presenting, The Jungle Baby, written by G.E. Farrow, published in 1905. Rate, review, or subscribe to Tales by the Fireside!   Support Tales by the Fireside! Check out: talesbythefireside.com/support  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/24/21
Tonight, we have a story of prophecy and destiny. A story of plastic princes and rings of crystal. A story of dreams, different worlds and teenage life. A story, about a strange connection between two very different people. Proudly presenting Part 1 of “Kiera’s Quest – Awakenings”, a fantastic fantasy story written by Kristy Brown. Pick up a copy of this enthralling story for yourself, or look at some of the authors other fine work, here: www.amazon.co.uk/Kristy-Brown/e/B079YTT7Q2 This...
Published 07/22/21
Tonight we have a story of giants, and a very famous giant slayer. A story of knights and ladies, captives and cookery, a story of trickery, of bravery, and of chivalry.  Presenting "Jack and the Giants", a story in the same vein as Jack and the Beanstalk, but without the beanstalk. And with many, many more giants. The author of this particular version is unknown, but this was published in 1851. In true "old fairy tale" style, there is a lot of sword swinging and head chopping and damsel...
Published 07/17/21
Tonight, we have another guided meditation episode. This one is designed to be listened to after we have had a day that hasn't gone particularly well for us, and we will take a look at accepting it for what it is, and then letting it go, together. This episode is brought to you by the Isbourne Wellbeing Charity. For more information, visit isbourne.org I hope you enjoy this guided meditation. Please let me know if you do by leaving a rating or review, and subscribing to the show. Support...
Published 07/14/21
Tonight, we have a set of short stories. Stories about ghosts and zombies. About Loch Ness Monsters and ghosts playing at midnight. About Big sisters and younger brothers and taking your pet dragon to the vet. Presenting the "Rhyming Stories Collection", each written by Michael Alexander. You can purchase this talented authors book on Amazon, here: www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=until+wishes+are+fulfilled Please leave a comment or review, and subscribe to the show! Support Tales by the Fireside:...
Published 07/10/21
Tonight, we have a story of the partnership of man and machine as we advance through our future. A story, of the end of one of those partners, and the progression and beauty of the journey we go on. Another look of the future, from the perspective of the past.  Presenting "The Last Evolution", written by John Wood Campbell Jr, published in 1932.  I must add that it does certainly have quite dark themes and tones, and as such, is strictly for older listeners. Please leave a comment or review,...
Published 07/07/21
Tonight, we have a story about the moon, and the stars, and the ocean and a wise wolf. A story about the journey of life, portrayed in a wonderful way. A story about a little girl who just did not know. Proudly presenting "Sadie, A Story About a Girl That Just Did Not Know", written by Andreah Barker.  Pick up a copy of the book here: www.sadietellsstories.ca/published-books Please leave a comment or review, and subscribe to the show! Support Tales by the Fireside:...
Published 07/06/21
A story of schoolmasters and spectres. Of whimsical stories contrasted with terrible rumours. Of rivals in love, of beauty in nature, and of terror in folklore. Proudly presenting "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving, as written in 1819. I first watched the Disney adaptation of this story as a young child, and I remember it as one of the scariest cartoon films I had seen up to that point. I admit that I went in to reading this story with some of that same childlike fear and...
Published 06/30/21
Tonight, our brave little kite returns to teach us all another lesson. A story of inclusion and of welcoming distant friends. A story that shows us that we should be nice to everyone, regardless of who they are, where they are from or what they look like. Presenting "Tahj the Brave Kite Speaks Up", written by Anna Digard.  If you enjoy this book, you can pick up a copy of it here: www.amazon.com/dp/B08L2892FW Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment, like or review and...
Published 06/26/21