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Discussions of the works of the greatest storyteller of the 20th Century. Hosted by Jess Terrell, Scott Stewart and Tim DeForest Trademarks including Edgar Rice Burroughs®, Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™, Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes®, John Carter®, John Carter of Mars®, Dejah Thoris®, Barsoom®, Pellucidar®, Carson of Venus®, and The Land That Time Forgot® owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and used by permission (for a more complete list of trademarks, visit www.erburroughs.com). This permi ...
 
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Jack London / H.H. Knibbs-inspired, selfless, poetry-spouting, hobo character, Bridge, makes another appearance in the novellete, The Oakdale Affair (original title, Bridge and the Oskalooska Kid). Joining the poetic hobo in this gothic-like tale are many other unusual elements: dark mysterious nights, a deserted haunted farmhouse, a violent thunderstorm, the Oskalooska Kid, a nameless girl, thieves and murderers, Beppo the bear, and other surprises.The Oakdale Affair i ...
 
Jungle Tales of Tarzan is a collection of twelve loosely-connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, comprising the sixth book in order of publication in his series about the title character Tarzan. Chronologically, the events recounted in it actually occur between chapters 12 and 13 of the first Tarzan novel, Tarzan of the Apes.
 
This is the first book in the Pellucidar series. Pellucidar is a fictional Hollow Earth milieu invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. The stories initially involve the adventures of mining heir David Innes and his inventor friend Abner Perry after they use an “iron mole” to burrow 500 miles into the earth’s crust. (adapted from Wikipedia)
 
Tara of Helium, John Carter's second child, is nearly as beautiful as her mother, Deja Thoris, and as independent-minded as her father. These qualities cause her much grief during a long series of imprisonments by hostile aliens. She is aided by a rejected suitor whom she fails to recognize but gradually learns first to trust and then to love, despite what she imagines to be a hopeless chasm between their social classes. A highly evolved race of intelligent beings is discovered in this novel ...
 
The novel picks up where Tarzan of the Apes left off. The ape man, feeling rootless in the wake of his noble sacrifice of his prospects of wedding Jane Porter, leaves America for Europe to visit his friend Paul d’Arnot. On the ship he becomes embroiled in the affairs of Countess Olga de Coude, her husband, Count Raoul de Coude, and two shady characters attempting to prey on them, Nikolas Rokoff and his henchman Alexis Paulvitch.
 
David Innes is a mining heir who finances the experimental "iron mole," an excavating vehicle designed by his elderly inventor friend Abner Perry. In a test run, they discover the vehicle cannot be turned, and it burrows 500 miles into the Earth's crust, emerging into the unknown interior world of Pellucidar. In Burroughs' concept, the Earth is a hollow shell with Pellucidar as the internal surface of that shell. Pellucidar is inhabited by prehistoric creatures of all geological eras, and do ...
 
John Carter is mysteriously conveyed to Mars, where he discovers two intelligent species continually embroiled in warfare. Although he is a prisoner of four-armed green men, his Civil War experience and Earth-trained musculature give him superior martial abilities, and he is treated with deference by this fierce race. Falling in love with a princess of red humanoids (two-armed but egg-bearing), he contrives a daring escape and later rescues the red men from the hostility of another nation of ...
 
David Innes and his captive, a member of the reptilian Mahar master race of the interior world of Pellucidar, return from the surface world in the Iron Mole invented by his friend and companion in adventure Abner Perry.Emerging in Pellucidar at an unknown location, David frees his captive. He names the place Greenwich and uses the technology he has brought to begin the systematic exploration and mapping of the unknown land while searching for his lost companions, Abner, Ghak, and Dian the Be ...
 
After the horrendous battle at the end of the previous book, which ended with the destruction of the religion of Issus, John Carter's wife and two other women were locked in a slowly rotating prison attached to the Temple of the Sun, each of whose hundreds of cells are only open to the outside world once every year. In the meantime, Carter's friend Xodar has become the new Jeddak (chief or king) of the black Martian First Born, and those white Martian therns who reject the old religion likew ...
 
Tarzan of the Apes is Burroughs’ exciting, if improbable, story of an English lord, left by the death of his stranded parents in the hands of a motherly African ape who raises him as her own. Although he is aware that he is different from the apes of his tribe, who are neither white nor hairless, he nevertheless regards them as his “people.” When older, larger, stronger apes decide that he an undesirable to be killed or expelled from the tribe, it is fortunate that Tarzan has learned the use ...
 
Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs was first published in 1913. It was the third book in an eleven part series known as the Barsoom Chronicles which relate to a sequence of exciting adventure tales set on the fictional planet of Barsoom. In the Barsoom series, Mars, assumed to be older than Earth, is a dying planet. “Barsoom” is the native word for Mars in the Martian language. The stories first appeared in serialized form in various magazines like All-Story, Argosy, Amazing Stories and ...
 
The story is set in 13th century England and concerns the fictitious outlaw Norman of Torn, who purportedly harried the country during the power struggle between King Henry III and Simon de Montfort. Norman is the supposed son of the Frenchman de Vac, once the king's fencing master, who has a grudge against his former employer and raises the boy to be a simple, brutal killing machine with a hatred of all things English. His intentions are partially subverted by a priest who befriends Norman ...
 
Burroughs’ first published book, as well as the first book in the Barsoom series, A Princess of Mars is a science fiction novel following the adventures of the heroic John Carter, after he is mysteriously transported to the planet Mars where he meets its divided inhabitants. The novel is considered to be a seminal for the planetary romance, which is a sub-genre of science fantasy. Burroughs’ book has also inspired a number of well known science fiction writers during the beginning of the 20t ...
 
Published in 1920, Thuvia, Maid of Mars is the fourth book in the Barsoom series and concentrates on Carthoris, the son of infamous John Carter, and Thuvia, the princess of Ptarth, as they find themselves entangled in a complex web of love and strict traditions of Barsoom. A typical Burroughs piece, the installment contains all the required elements of an effective pulp fiction, including a hero, a damsel in distress, unforeseen complications, and a generous supply of action. Welcoming a new ...
 
Originally featured as a five-part serial in All-Story Cavalier magazine in 1914 and later published in book form in 1916, The Beasts of Tarzan is the third book in the gripping Tarzan series. Shifting from London to the natural African scenery, the novel follows Tarzan as he finds himself in the wicked ploy of old enemies, which launches him into a mission to save his beloved wife and son, while also caring for his own welfare. Furthermore, he must go back to his previous life and reclaim h ...
 
Burroughs’ second book in the classic Barsoom series, The Gods of Mars is a scientific fiction novel following the adventures of John Carter as he returns to Mars after a ten year hiatus in the hope of being reunited with his wife, child and the Red Martian people. First published as a five-part serial in a pulp magazine in the course of 1913, the novel was later published as a whole in 1918. A tale of audacity, honor, optimism, and perseverance, Burroughs successfully builds on to the previ ...
 
An aristocratic English family is marooned off the coast of West Africa. They find their way into the interior of the dense jungle that lines the coast and here, Lord Greystoke is killed by a predatory ape. Lady Greystoke survives with her infant boy, but in a few months, she too succumbs to the perils of jungle life. The baby is adopted by a maternal she-ape who nurses him along with her own child. This marks the dawn of a legend – Tarzan of the Apes. Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American no ...
 
Is sleep a struggle for you in these stressful times? Do you lie awake at night, staring at the ceiling while overwhelmed with stress and anxiety? Do you wake up in the middle of the night and find that the return to sleep escapes you? Then try out Sleepy Times Tales. Let me tell you a story that will help distract your mind, to gently overcome the mental and emotional resistance to sleep that's the hallmark of insomnia. So if you, or someone you know, is suffering with insomnia, subscribe a ...
 
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I got a bit sick this week and couldn’t do much recording. So here is an assortment of sleepy short stories normally reserved for $5 a month patrons. Take a listen and see what you’re missing out on. Or don’t because you’ll be snoring before long. Story (07:52) The Apparition of Mrs Veal by Daniel Defoe From The Great English Short Story Writers ht…
 
The classic romance, full of wit and drama. But told how I tell it, a recipe for sleep. Most people know of this story in passing. Of Mr Darcy and Lizzy Bennet. But how close is it to the various series and movies? You may never know with me reading it to you. 😊 Story (07:02) Find Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/…
 
The great surrealist classic, considered by many to be unreadable. Maybe it’s the recipe for sleep? I didn’t know much about this going in. Truth be told I still don’t really. But it is fascinating and strange and I think it’s the recipe for a night of slumber. Story (06:54) Find Ulysses by James Joyce https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4300 Support …
 
We pick up in the medieval period and learn about how women mostly helped the men in their lives with their music. :/ Historical records don’t seem to reflect women’s work in the creation of music in the historical periods. There are some records surviving, but it seems that as far as history is concerned the main thing women did was support their …
 
The mysterious comet is coming, but for now it’s the musings of a man who regrets his youthful decisions. Maybe it’s me, but I didn’t expect a socialist tract from H.G Wells, and frankly I’m delighted. :D We have here a debate about society, capitalism and socialism, but there’s still the green comet in the sky, that bodes ill. Story (09:15) Find I…
 
Will our wilful heroine fit in with ‘high’ society? Our protagonist Pauline is not fitting in with the expectations on her. But will introducing her to a potential suitor tame her? Probably not, and you won’t be sure If you’re asleep by then. Story (08:11) Find Love Works Wonders by Charlotte M. Brame https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33989 Supporti…
 
The lord of the manor has a new wife, but all is not as it seems in this sleep time story A young woman sees her life change, but she seems haunted by something as someone from her past is coming home to see her. What is the mystery that surrounds the new Lady Audley, and will it turn her life upside down? Will you be awake or will you be fast asle…
 
Jess, Scott and Tim discuss the 2019 novel Tarzan: The Battle for Pellucidar, by Win Scott Eckert. This novel is part of the New ERB Universe. We intended to cover the book in one episode, but there was a lot to talk about. So this is Part 1, with Part 2 posting in about a week. https://erbpodcast.blogspot.com/…
 
We return to the sad story of an orphan girl as she meets her extended family. But she’s a ferocious one, she will be fine. Lena and her Granny are packing up their lives to move to her Uncle’s home in the South and his forbidding wife. But first they need to get through the train ride unscathed. Story (8:53) Find Lena Rivers by Mary Jane Holmes ht…
 
Doodles sends his sick bird to a friendly vet, and the young woman who lives across the hallway finds her family. The story takes a sad turn, but stays sweet. We return to the story of Doodles with his positive attitude, despite the difficulties of his life. Some of those difficulties start to build up however, despite some joy in the building arou…
 
We return to the story of John Carter as he wakes up on Mars and meets the terrifying Green Martians The story really picks up as John Carter wakes up on Mars. He finds that the lower gravity gives him something like super powers which impresses the local who capture him and study him carefully. Story (7:30) Find A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Bu…
 
Back to the tales of high society young women, their loves and romances and a perfect recipe to help you sleep. We return again to the lives of young and wealthy young women as they prepare for love, marriage and romance. But a new man is in town and it looks like things may get complicated. Story (15:03) Find The Man Between: An International Roma…
 
A complete short story, a bit exciting being about crime and murder, but still boringly told so sleep won’t be a problem A story from G. K. Chesterton about a group of English Police officers trying to hunt a dangerous, wanted Irish man. Tragedy strikes and all is not as it seems. Story (13:53) Find The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton htt…
 
Tim DeForest interviews his nephew Josiah DeForest and artist Ben Alvarez (who designed and drew our website banner) about "The Land That Time Forget," both of whom have read it for the first time. Ben's Deviant Art page can be found here: bena3.deviantart.com https://erbpodcast.blogspot.com/
 
The bedtime story selected for your sleep is a Sleepy Time Tales original but followed up with a scholarly dissertation on the fae folk of Wales. We return to the enchanted forest of some of our earlier original tales in the first story for tonight. A gentle musing on the nature of fae folk at midwinter. And this is too short, so we learn a bit abo…
 
A try treatise of the perfect society from the perspective of the early 17th century is a perfect method to help you sleep. A fictionalised account of what the author considered a perfect society, Christian and noble, and better than his own corrupted society. Also not a particularly exciting story. Story (16:31) Find New Atlantis by Francis Bacon …
 
The classic tale of a man and his whale is the route to a sleepy night for you tonight. Our protagonist starts to feel his wanderlust so signs up as a whaler. But things get off to a bit of an aggravating start. But fret not, this is an ideal candidate for a bedtime story to get you to sleep. Story (16:08) Find Moby Dick by Herman Melville https://…
 
The time travelling classic sci fi is both interesting and a bit dry, so basically perfect for your bedtime needs. It starts at a dinner party with a man who has an impossible idea that he then demonstrates and ends thousands of years in the future. Yet somehow isn’t as exciting as it sounds. Story (15:13) Find The Time Machine by HG Wells https://…
 
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