Best Agatha podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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All About Agatha is a weekly podcast all about, well, Agatha. Agatha Christie, of course. The Queen of Crime, a real-life Dame of the British Empire and author of sixty-six mystery novels that spanned the Twentieth Century, defining a genre. Every month we revisit one of these novels in the order they were first published in the UK. Discussions range from plotting and interpretation to the impact of the beloved adaptations to an attempt at ranking them all. On the weeks in between, we take a ...
 
A universally beloved woman has been murdered. But who would have the heart to kill Agatha Webb? Would her husband do it for money matters? Or would it be the cook, who died at about the same time? Or would it be the rich and well-connected Mr. Fredrick, who ran away into the woods? This work is also for feminist fiction lovers. As the story starts right after the murder, we see how Miss Page, a servant at a rich house who is the sweetheart of the same Mr. Fredrick, wants to join the investi ...
 
Putting God First and the Holy Relationships that flow from Our First Love
 
Prayers from New Zealand, South Africa, and United States
 
Mystery Old Time Radio comes alive in those chilling tales of mystery as told by early radio. Each show takes you to the world of mystery storytelling that comes alive in the imagination of the mind.
 
Mystery Old Time Radio comes alive in those chilling tales of mystery as told by early radio. Each show takes you to the world of mystery storytelling that comes alive in the imagination of the mind.
 
Join Emily and Brooke as we recap the Amazon Prime miniseries based on the novels of Agatha Christie. There will be up to eight adaptations over the next four years, so we will have some extra time on our hands. Our first episode will cover the 2017 feature film adaption Murder on the Orient Express starting November 9 in the US. If you can't get enough of us, we are also doing a series looking at non-murder mystery television shows showcasing Christie tropes and techniques for an episode or ...
 
Join Emily and Brooke as they talk about Agatha Christie influenced episodes of non mystery TV shows. (Companion to our Amazon Prime/film Christie series recaps starting November 2017)
 
Lady Windermere's Fan: A Play About a Good Woman is a four act comedy by Oscar Wilde, published in 1893. As in some of his other comedies, Wilde satirizes the morals of Victorian society, and attitudes between the sexes.The action centres around a fan given to Lady Windermere as a present by her husband, and the ball held that evening to celebrate her 21st birthday. (Summary by Ruth Golding)Cast:Lady Windermere - Kristin HughesLord Windermere - Joe EarleyMrs. Erlynne - Elizabeth KlettLord Da ...
 
If you're in the mood for a cracking good classic murder mystery, The Middle of Things by JS Fletcher will certainly come up to expectations! Richard Viner is your average man on the street who stumbles upon a dead body in a dimly lit alley while taking his usual nightly stroll. When the police arrive, they conclude that this is a case of a robbery gone wrong, as the dead man's valuables are missing. However, as the case progresses, Viner discovers to his consternation, that the prime accuse ...
 
The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses. Realizing that one day his be ...
 
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Tommy & Tuppence are ba-ack, so you know what that means: time to start digging for buried treasure! No, really. Join us for this Christmas adventure in July as we discuss, among other topics, the vagaries of keeping potatoes from spoiling in warm climates, and whether or not Tommy and Tuppence are in fact smug marrieds.... (They are.)…
 
So much happening at the "Bells and Motley" (let's dare not forget those quotation marks). This is a Mysterious Mr. Quin story, so we shouldn't be surprised that things get loopy, fast. But did you ever think a Christie story would directly reference the year 2025? We sure didn't!
 
from Episcopal General Convention, Austin, TX, July 2018 It’s not new. In Genesis, Adam blames Eve and Eve blames the snake. Even 2000 years ago, we weren’t good about owning up to our failings or even our complicity when something goes wrong. Did we really think that God wouldn’t know the truth? It seems that our “defensiveness” has ramped up ...…
 
Murder is easy... if you're a small-town serial killer with a whole host of deep-seated issues. But is this decidedly thriller-like puzzle mystery of Christie's easy to read? Or enjoy?
 
We all know diamonds are a girl's best friend, but are they a distressed lady's best friend? Let us discuss. (Also: if you were thinking to yourself that the one thing this podcast is missing is Marilyn Monroe, then boy are you in luck.)
 
Hoo boy, this one's a bit of a doozy, in that the mystery is unfortunately light and our amateur detective is unfortunately creepy. Join us as we sing a song of sixpence... none the richer, that is. (No, but seriously: what *is* a milky twilight?)
 
It's time to romp once again with our alliterative detective duo, and oh, what a romp we have here. Particularly in the televised adaptation, which we discuss at some length as the "mystery" of this one is rather... simple, shall we say? But not quite as simple as our poor, besotted "victim" Montgomery Jones.…
 
It is in no way beginning to look a lot like Christmas, either in the real world or inside the pages of this novel. What it *is* looking a lot like is that rare creature, an honest-to-goodness Agatha Christie locked room mystery! Leave your crackers and crowns at home, but perhaps bring along a sponge or paper towel to help absorb the oodles of ...…
 
We were honored to speak with Christie scholar John Curran, whose books we reference so liberally on our podcast! Despite some sound quality issues, we think you’ll enjoy the insights and opinions he shared with us in a wide-ranging conversation about all things Christie.
 
Jon Meacham’s new book, The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels provides a condensed view of the history of the United States, chronicling the tougher times that we have endured. I enjoy reading history, and at my age, I’ve lived a lot of it! What strikes me in reading Meacham’s book is how our history has been distorted by the st ...…
 
At long last we complete our baker's dozen of stories within the Thirteen Problems, Christie's first collection of Miss Marple short stories. Get ready to go DEEP on issues of class--not quite as deep as our poor, pregnant (!) victim does in a river snaking through the woods of St. Mary Mead, but deep nonetheless. As we've come to learn by now, ...…
 
It was a big weekend for me. I had a 10-year anniversary yesterday and of course there was the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday! It was 10 years ago that I joined the Episcopal Church at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville. In 2008, it was Mother’s Day, Pentecost Sunday and the day that the Bishop laid hands on ...…
 
Well this one has a lot of Sturm und Drang for what we've come to expect from the Beresfords! But really, when a story includes *both* a box of poisoned chocolates and a suspected case of ptomaine (t)poisoning, should we really be all that surprised when someone's bed goes up in flames?
 
St. George's Gate at the visitor's entrance to Windsor Castle, England One year ago on May 23rd I was at Windsor Castle on a pilgrimage with my church tracing our Anglican roots. The photo is from the St. George’s Gate at the visitor’s entrance into the Castle. Last month on April 7th I attended an Episcopal Revival in Honduras, ¡Avivamiento! w ...…
 
There are mothers, and then there are MOTHERS. Mrs. Boynton definitely belongs in the latter category, as we explore in our latest novel, another "travelling" Christie--this one set in and around the Holy Lands, including an extended stay in Petra (Indiana Jones and affiliated grail hunting not included). Get out your Freud, your Jung, and of c ...…
 
That's right; do not adjust your screens; before she wrote her much more famous Death on the Nile, Christie wrote a short story featuring her "heart specialist" Parker Pyne on a trip up that same (in)famous river.... Join us as we plumb the depths of this neat little puzzle mystery, which features a glancing reference to a substance these two A ...…
 
Harley Quin is ba-ack! But barely; he makes all but a fleeting appearance in this light yet surprisingly robust tale of double homicide rooted in a ghost story dating back to the English Civil War. (If you wanted a refresher on the "Roundheads" versus the "Cavaliers," you are in luck!) So grab some popcorn and watch along with us and Mr. Satter ...…
 
I’m still enjoying the afterthoughts from the Episcopal Revival I attended in Honduras a few weeks ago. It has fed my inner spirit with healing and revived my desire to live out the warm embrace of the Latino culture. I lived in San Antonio for 10 years before moving to Nashville and still miss my faith-filled friends there. I joined the Episco ...…
 
Rejoice, for our favorite (well, only) married detective duo are back! And they have chosen to put their brains together in the early Twentieth Century version of a Denny's restaurant to solve a murder-by-hatpin on the links that has been reported in the newspaper. Okay, sure! Plus we were able to shoehorn The Golden Girls into this episode, so ...…
 
I just returned from my first Episcopal Revival. Started in 2017 in Pittsburgh, these revivals by the Episcopal Church are designed to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in the language of the people and provide open space where we can share our stories about God. I attended a Billy Graham Crusade in Oklahoma City in 1983 and wondered if th ...…
 
This novel officially marks our progress through one third of Christie's canon! And it is of course much beloved among Christie fans... due in no small part to the outrageously enjoyable 1978 film adaptation (we're looking at you, Bette Davis; we are always looking at you). But there is much to discuss, not only about this adaptation and Suchet ...…
 
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and interpreter Dinorah Padro, April 7, 2018 I just returned from six days in Honduras where I toured a home for girls (Our Little Roses) and two Episcopal bilingual schools in the San Pedro Sula area, and attended an Episcopal Revival, ¡Avivamiento! in Siguatepeque. The revival was a great place of renewal with H ...…
 
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned... unless that woman has Parker Pyne to turn to for help with her decidedly scornful husband. Is the "happy" result truly happy? Join us as we discuss this and such other topics as the nuances of movie makeovers (!!).
 
Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE), Cambridge, MA Millions celebrated Easter yesterday, recognizing the power of a divine Man two thousand years ago. He came into the world to change us forever. Amidst our prosperity and success as measured by the world’s yardstick, we still haven’t conquered our despair. Despite our wealth and technolog ...…
 
That's right, there's no typo in this episode's title: it's The Girl *IN* the Train, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Well, perhaps we would have a meatier mystery and more three-dimensional characters, but we couldn't help enjoying this simplistic and somewhat fantastical early thriller story.... Think of it as Christie on a busman's hol ...…
 
What's the opposite of a no-drama mama? While you're pondering that, get out your hanky and start dabbing lightly at the corner of your eye because we've got a weepie on our hands. Especially if, like one of our co-hosts, you feel especially passionate about real estate. Come take a stroll on the softer side of Christie; we quite enjoyed it! An ...…
 
“@adamlerner took this a few hours ago at Holy Sepulchre. Give him a follow for more from Israel” by Jared Polin is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: What is your testimony about God and God’s love for the world? Br. James asks us how we can offer those around us our testimony that we love them. He offers ...…
 
“Candle” by scottgunn is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: What have you seen or heard or touched concerning the word of life? Br. David Vryhof tells us that faith is rooted in tradition with added teachings that we have received, but it has to be authentic and real, based and rooted in our lives. We need to ...…
 
“CHURCH-47” by Raffi Youredjian is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: Who are the people in your life who have witnessed God’s love to you? The witnesses in my life have taken different shapes. My mother took me to church every Sunday and I learned how important faith was to her in overcoming the trials in he ...…
 
“Worshipers at Golgotha” by scottgunn is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: What are the tangible ways which you can make the love of God known to those around you? The Scripture for today is 1 John 3:16: “We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one anoth ...…
 
“The Ethiopian corner on the roof of Holy Sepulchre Church, Jerusalem” by donaldjenkins is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: Where have you seen Love in Truth and Action? Today’s Scripture from 1 John 3:17-18 tells us that just talking about loving others isn’t good enough; we must respond with action. I ...…
 
“Reaching out for hope” by Matthew Roth is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: Where is God Sending You? I like the idea from Br. Curtis that “…there are five Gospels. There’s the Gospel according to Matthew, the Gospel according to Mark, the Gospel according to Luke, the Gospel according to John, and the Gosp ...…
 
Real talk: we are not big fans of this one. But we *are* big fans of the three dogs discussed herein: 1) fictional dog Bob, our titular “dumb witness” (though whether he ever actually witnessed anything is... questionable); 2) Christie’s real-life faithful companion Peter, to whom this book is dedicated; and 3) actor dog Snubby, for whom David ...…
 
“Secrets_Revealed” by Stephanie Knarr is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: How do you make yourself a home for God? Br. Mark Brown talks about how “abiding” means also “to remain”. He asks if the Spirit is inviting us to the make a conscious decision to intentionally abide in Christ in a deliberate way. When ...…
 
“”Ti adoro~I Adore You”- Moss Spores on the Forest Floor” by Moose Winans is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: What can you do today to make yourself a more hospitable dwelling place for the Holy Spirit? Br. Geoffrey explains in today’s video that the Holy Spirit can be seen as a comforter, but also as the w ...…
 
“Nature” by Josh Meek is licensed under CC BY 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: How will you abide in God today? I’m glad for Br. David’s questions today: “How do I stay connected to this source of life and light? What interferes with that connection? What stops the flow of that divine energy and how can I remain in intimate union ...…
 
“Some more mushrooms” by Carsten is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: How are you fed by Jesus? I like Br. Luke’s question at the beginning of today’s video: “What does it take to sustain an intimate relationship? Br. Luke continues that in addition to the nourishment of the Eucharist, we find life-giving ...…
 
“Ohne Moos nix los.” by david_drei is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: When have you felt protected and guided by God? Br. James recommends a period of silence to listen for God’s voice. I’ve had many times where I needed to take a step back and enter that silence. One time was a very emotional time for ...…
 
“el dorado (LC-A c test)” is by Yutaka Seki is licensed under CC BY 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: How would your life change if you embraced God’s love? Br. Curtis Almquist reminds us that “abide” in the Gospel and Letters of John means, “don’t run away. Stay put.” Br. Curtis continues: “You probably do not have your act comple ...…
 
“2014Cudgel_07-15_0468” by Lia de Thornegge is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: How were you introduced to Jesus? Br. Jim asks how we came to know Jesus. I’d have to credit my mother for starting me on that trajectory, making me go to church each Sunday where I was exposed to gospel readings and sermons. I’ ...…
 
All good things must come to an end. At long last we hear from the final guest at the Bantry dinner party: Jane Helier, actress--and dingbat--extraordinaire. And boy does this one turn out to be a doozy! We've said it before, and we'll say it again. Beware the blue-eyed Janes....
 
“dyed thread” by LibrariansWithoutBorders is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: Where have you seen Jesus this week? The story in today’s scripture is about Mary Magdalene and her encounter at the tomb. The disciples had been there early in the morning but had found nothing but emptiness. So they left, return ...…
 
“Basket” by Rebecca Siegel is licensed under CC BY 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: What changes when we offer the best of what we have to Jesus? In today’s prayer journal, I underlined the phrase, “The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” This comes after Mary has taken the most costly of perfumes and anointed Jes ...…
 
“Next Weaving Project” by LollyKnit is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: How has forgiveness changed your life? In today’s Scripture (John 21:15) we hear of Jesus’ forgiveness of Simon Peter after he had abandoned Him at the Crucifixion. With Jesus’ forgiveness comes restoration and then a command to go out ...…
 
“blocking” by alice-palace is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: Where Have you found Peace this week? In today’s video, Br. Keith Nelson talks about Thomas trusting in Jesus after examining His wounds from the cross. I can imagine how anxious the disciples were after seeing the Lord crucified and then the ...…
 
“Woven Ceiling” by Beau Lebens is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: Imagine Jesus sitting next to you on the couch. What do you binge watch together? Br. Geoffrey Tristram introduces this week’s theme on the Beloved Disciple. I think John called himself the Beloved Disciple not because others weren’t beloved ...…
 
SSJE Chapel, Cambridge, MA Saturdays are set aside for rest and to contemplate the previous week. The topic for Week Three was: Close to the Father’s Heart. If you’d like to view all five videos for the week, click on this link or http://meetingjesusinjohn.org/2018/01/01/week-3-compilation-close-to-the-fathers-heart/ (20 minutes) Week Four star ...…
 
Yes, we have another Christie detective to meet! But is he a detective at all? Let's explore this question along with an unfortunate "stuck in its time" element we were not expecting in this, the short story that introduced Ariadne Oliver to the world. At the very least we can say that Mrs. Oliver emerged fully-formed from Christie's head, clot ...…
 
“Lighted11.26thCandle.NLEOM.WDC.13May2014” by Elvert Barnes is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: Where do you see God in your relationships? In my prayer journal today, I underlined the first verse of Scripture (1 John 4:11), “Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another.” My favori ...…
 
“Experiencing Orthodox Easter for the first time/Sfântul loan cel Nou din Suceava Monastery , Suceava, Romania” by Mattieu Dalmasse is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / modified from original Today’s Question: What does God will for your life? Br. Keith gives an important example in today’s video. Br. Keith, “And the other kind of rushes in with ...…
 
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