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Bedtime in the Public Domain

Bedtime in the Public Domain

By W. Blaine Dowler
Reading books from the public domain, one chapter at a time.
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April 8 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)

Bedtime in the Public Domain

April 8 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)

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August 3 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore meets a man who doesn't claim to have seen a mermaid, but if anyone has seen one of them things, it's him.
11:48
August 3, 2021
July 10 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore has an altercation at the mess hall.
02:48
July 29, 2021
July 9 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore's performance shoveling coal has led him to his next assignment in the Officers' Mess.
01:13
July 28, 2021
July 8 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore experiences the fallout for his July 4 choices.
04:44
July 27, 2021
July 4 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
It's the fourth of July. Surely Biltmore won't screw something up on such an important date, right?
01:59
July 26, 2021
July 3 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore gets to know Mr. Fogerty better, and isn't happy about it.
00:50
July 23, 2021
July 2 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore's mother drops by, and brings a friend along.
03:59
July 22, 2021
July 1 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore goes for a rather eventful swim.
06:35
July 21, 2021
June 29 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore meets a furry new friend.
03:19
July 20, 2021
June 25 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore has more adventures while waiting for his laundry to dry.
04:20
July 19, 2021
June 24 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore is due for 43 hours of liberty, assuming he can get clean enough to pass inspection first.
02:57
July 16, 2021
June 14 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore practices with the bayonette.
02:45
July 15, 2021
June 11 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Warning: this chapter opens with a racial stereotype. Biltmore muses about his newly developed skills at laundry.
01:50
July 14, 2021
June 1 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore reads the reviews of the show he is no longer a part of.
00:31
July 12, 2021
July Patreon announcement
July Patreon announcement
00:56
July 10, 2021
May 29 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore learns his final fate as a show girl.
02:15
July 9, 2021
May 28 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore needs his chest saved, though the barber wonders why.
03:56
July 8, 2021
May 23 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore gets some first hand experience in women's attire.
02:36
July 7, 2021
May 11 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore has a new role with the Navy, and it may be his true calling.
04:35
July 6, 2021
May 9 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore encounters an old foe during war games.
03:01
July 5, 2021
May 6 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
04:36
July 1, 2021
May 4 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore makes plans for his future in the service.
00:41
June 30, 2021
May 1 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore pays a visit to the paper.
02:29
June 29, 2021
April 31 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore meets someone who may or may not be Kaiser William while on guard duty.
02:10
June 28, 2021
April 30 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore brings his bartender home to meet the family.
01:41
June 25, 2021
April 29 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore takes part in a parade.
01:39
June 24, 2021
April 25 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore visits Eli's grave to give him the latest updates on camp gossip.
02:34
June 23, 2021
April 14 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore mourns the death of a colleague, after a sorts.
01:50
June 22, 2021
April 12 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore comments on the price of cigarettes. Yes, cigarettes.
00:16
June 21, 2021
April 11 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore plays a game of basketball.
00:31
June 18, 2021
April 10 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore hears rumours of a new assignment.
00:20
June 17, 2021
April 9 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore has issues with his company commander. Also with distinguishing between "port" and "present arms".
00:35
June 16, 2021
April 8 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore's mother pays another visit.
01:59
June 15, 2021
April 7 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore and a "friend" meet a nice family, and quite the biography is given.
03:25
June 14, 2021
April 6 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore plays a form of dodge ball.
01:53
June 11, 2021
March 29 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore adjusts to Probation Camp.
00:23
June 10, 2021
March 28 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore gets used to the new barracks.
00:30
June 9, 2021
March 26 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore has some more testing done.
04:01
June 7, 2021
June Patreon Shout-Out
Thanking our supporters in June.
00:42
June 6, 2021
March 25 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore takes his "liberty," comparable to shore leave, in the city of New York.
04:20
June 4, 2021
March 21 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore talks about an Admiral's pay and a letter from home.
00:50
June 2, 2021
March 20 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore learns about boats and takes in a movie.
01:07
June 1, 2021
March 19 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore remembers something funny from last Sunday.
00:24
May 31, 2021
March 17 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
The single girls start showing up, and Biltmore gets more mail from his mother.
01:17
May 27, 2021
March 16 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore describes his daily routine.
02:22
May 26, 2021
March 7 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore prepares himself mentally for tomorrow's vaccination.
00:16
May 25, 2021
March 6 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore goes through inspection.
01:10
May 24, 2021
March 4 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore tries and fails to avoid notice in a routine day.
01:24
May 20, 2021
March 3 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore's mother comes for a visit which is both very personal and shockingly impersonal.
01:15
May 19, 2021
March 2 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore fails to make friends with those who share the sleeping quarters.
02:23
May 18, 2021
March 1 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore knows the importance of getting vaccinated.
01:20
May 17, 2021
February 28 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit)
Biltmore sees some familiar faces on the train.
01:07
May 14, 2021
February 27 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
It's time to pack and introduce readers to the family.
01:31
May 13, 2021
February 26 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore informs his mother of his enlistment.
00:51
May 12, 2021
February 25 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore must pass a physical before he can join the Navy.
02:56
May 11, 2021
February 23 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore signs up for the Navy, much to the Navy's chagrin.
03:23
May 10, 2021
May Patreon Shout Out
Our monthly shout out to our Patreon supporters.
00:51
May 9, 2021
Announcing Book 18
Book 18 in Bedtime in the Public Domain will be Thorne Smith's Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit.
01:03
May 3, 2021
The Man With Two Left Feet and other stories by P.G. Wodehouse
This collection of stories by humourist P.G. Wodehouse includes the first appearances of his famous "Jeeves and Wooster".
05:40:19
April 29, 2021
The Man With Two Left Feet (The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories, by P.G. Wodehouse)
Henry Wallace Mills has a plan to keep his young wife from getting bored, but it requires him to learn how to dance, despite his complete and utter lack of talent.
32:19
April 28, 2021
A Sea of Troubles (The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories, by P.G. Wodehouse)
Mr. Meggs has decided to end it all, and to give his friends their inheritance while he is still around to enjoy their reactions, starting with his secretary. CONTENT WARNING: Suicide and the perception of sexual harassment in the workplace.
21:32
April 27, 2021
The Romance of an Ugly Policeman (The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories, by P.G. Wodehouse)
Edward Plimmer is in love with a girl who is in love with... of all people... a milkman!
24:01
April 26, 2021
Black For Luck (The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories, by P.G. Wodehouse)
There was a time when black cats were considered lucky. It's up to the reader to decide whether or not this is one of those times.
28:00
April 23, 2021
One Touch of Nature (The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories, by P.G. Wodehouse)
This fairly lighthearted story centres around some rather massive fans of baseball, meeting through happenstance in London.
19:59
April 22, 2021
The Making of Mac's (The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories, by P.G. Wodehouse)
P.G. Wodehouse is best known for writing comedic stories, but this isn't one of them. It's the story of two young people in love with conflicting life goals. Content advisory: suicide.
26:24
April 21, 2021
At Geisenheimer's (The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories, by P.G. Wodehouse)
A couple honeymooning in New York have two very different reactions to the city.
27:22
April 20, 2021
Crowned Heads (The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories, by P.G. Wodehouse)
Katie falls in love and wants to marry, if she can get the approval of her delusional grandfather.
26:44
April 19, 2021
The Mixer, Part 2 ("The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories" by P. G. Wodehouse)
The dog finds a new family, but he may not be with them long.
23:48
April 16, 2021
The Mixer: Part 1 (Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse)
A puppy is purchased and starts his path to adulthood.
24:49
April 15, 2021
Wilton's Holiday (The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories, by P.G. Wodehouse)
A man with a tragic tale from his past comes to a summer resort.
23:36
April 14, 2021
Extricating Young Gussie (The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories, by P.G. Wodehouse)
The first appearance of Jeeves and Wooster, sort of.
34:13
April 13, 2021
Bill the Bloodhound (The Man With Two Left Feet and other stories, by P.G. Wodehouse)
Henry Pifield Rice is a detective. Not a great detective, or even a particularly good detective, but he's a detective. He's also in love with a woman in the company he's been hired to follow.
28:40
April 12, 2021
Our monthly Patreon shout-out: April 2021
Our monthly Patreon shout-out: April 2021
02:59
April 6, 2021
Announcing Book 17
Announcing the next book in the series: a collection of comedic short stories.
02:29
April 5, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: The Complete Audiobook
The entire fourth Oz novel, which reunites Dorothy and the Wizard.
03:18:04
March 8, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 20: Zeb Returns to the Ranch
It is time for the adventure to end.
03:48
March 5, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 19: The Wizard Performs Another Trick
The trial begins in earnest, and the Wizard's trick is undone.
08:38
March 4, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 18: The Trial of Eureka the Kitten
The worst is feared when Ozma's pet piglet disappears.
07:09
March 3, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 17: The Nine Tiny Piglets
A holiday is declared in honour of the visitors.
10:52
March 2, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 16: Jim, the Cab-Horse
Jim learns more about the Palace of Oz, encountering a number of characters that are new to Jim but familiar to fans of the series.
11:03
March 1, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 15: Old Friends are Reunited
The group are reunited with many of the prominent personages of Oz, some of whom make their first appearances in this particular book.
13:37
February 26, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 14: Ozma Uses the Magic Belt
The party reach a dead end, but Dorothy comes up with a plan.
12:27
February 25, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 13: The Den of the Dragonettes
The party escape the gargoyles, only to wander into the home of a far greater threat.
09:57
February 24, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 12: A Wonderful Escape
The party is captured by the gargoyles, but they refuse to stay captured for long.
12:53
February 23, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 11: They Meet the Wooden Gargoyles
The group find a new country and a new threat.
10:44
February 22, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 10: The Braided Man of Pyramid Mountain
The crew climb a very large mountain and meet a strange man.
08:01
February 19, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 9: They Fight the Invisible Bears
The group are attacked by a dangerous and invisible enemy.
12:31
February 18, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 8: The Valley of Voices
Be wary of eating unfamiliar fruit from random bushes. And bears.
08:12
February 17, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 7: Into the Black Pit and Out Again
Jim, Eureka, and the piglets are driven into the Black Pit, and soon find that they are not alone.
05:44
February 16, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 6: The Mangaboos Prove Dangerous
The Princess proves as dangerous as the Prince.
08:28
February 15, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 5: Dorothy Picks the Princess
The group come up with a plan to avoid the fate the Prince has planned for them.
10:16
February 12, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 4: The Vegetable Kingdom
Dorothy and her companions learn about the biology of the Mangaboos.
08:57
February 11, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 3: The Arrival of the Wizard
The title character of the first book finally returns to the series.
12:18
February 10, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 2: The Glass City
The group encounter a remarkable land, featuring a city made of glass.
15:30
February 9, 2021
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Chapter 1: The Earthquake
Dorothy meets her second cousin Zeb, but they have a tough time coming home from the train station.
07:15
February 8, 2021
Announcing the Patreon
There is now a collective Patreon for all of my podcasts! You can get the details at https://www.patreon.com/blainesbureau42podcasts.
00:41
February 7, 2021
Announcing Book 16
Find out about our plans for 2021, including the next book we'll be covering.
03:32
February 1, 2021
Aesop's Fables: The Complete Audiobook
The entirety of Aesop's Fables.
03:02:45
January 8, 2021
Aesop's Fables: The Traveler and Fortune
Blame where blame is due, just like credit.
00:40
January 7, 2021
Aesop's Fables: The Nightingale and the Swallow
Be nice to birds.
00:34
January 6, 2021
Aesop's Fables: The Goatherd and the Wild Goats
Pay attention to how people in roles of authority treat everybody.
01:13
January 5, 2021
Aesop's Fables: The Hunter and the Horseman
If someone offers to buy your hare, make them get off their horse first.
00:42
January 4, 2021
Aesop's Fables: The Swallow and the Crow
Sounds legit.
00:31
January 1, 2021
Aesop's Fables: Prometheus and the Making of Man
Well, that's one way to explain it.
00:30
December 31, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Woman and the Farmer
This sounds like the start of a healthy relationship.
01:08
December 30, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Hawk, the Kite, and the Pigeons
Be careful who you ask for help.
00:25
December 29, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Grief and His Due
Yeah, get over your losses quickly, why don't ya?
00:47
December 28, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Dog Chasing a Wolf
Don't get too full of yourself.
00:29
December 25, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Horse and the Ass
Fortunes change.
00:43
December 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Rogue and the Oracle
I feel sorry for that poor bird.
00:42
December 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Serpent and the Eagle
The origin of yet another cliche.
00:43
December 22, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Hunter and the Woodman
Brave hunter, there.
00:32
December 21, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Runaway Slave
I can't get over how many pro-slavery stories are in these fables, especially since Aesop was a slave himself! Had I known how many pro-slavery stories this collection had, I might not have done this book at all.
00:28
December 18, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Partridge and the Fowler
Treason is not taken lightly by Aesop.
00:28
December 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Man Who Lost His Spade
Gee, those city gods aren't very impressive.
00:56
December 16, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion, the Fox, and the Stag
Don't be the stag.
02:23
December 15, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Snake
Ah, yes, because the best response to seeing someone in mortal danger is to give them a sick burn.
00:24
December 14, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Bramble
Blaming others for your own errors again, Mr. Fox...
00:31
December 11, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Horse and the Stag
I guess squatter's rights are a thing.
00:45
December 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Foxes and the River
These foxes really all clever. I didn't expect them to understand geology this well. 
00:43
December 8, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Miser
This type of behaviour persists today.
00:55
December 8, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Old Man and Death
Be careful what you wish for.
00:36
December 7, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Witch
Gee, a witch who couldn't keep promises...
00:35
December 4, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Crow and the Raven
Is this another pro-classism story?
00:43
December 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Hedgehog
That's an interesting perspective.
00:47
December 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Leopard
Smart is sexy.
00:23
December 1, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Hercules and Plutus
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
00:39
November 30, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion, the Wolf, and the Fox
The king of beasts is shockingly gullible. 
01:06
November 27, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Quack Doctor
Aesop had a knack for smack talk, I'll give him that.
01:11
November 26, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fox Who Served a Lion
Another "you slaves don't know how good you have it" story? Seriously?
00:41
November 25, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Hercules and Minerva
How do you like them apples?
00:44
November 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Butcher and His Customers
Symantics are important.
00:38
November 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Eagle and the Fox
Yet another happy ending in the style of Aesop.
01:11
November 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Farmer and His Dogs
I honestly don't know if Aesop was trying for comedy or horror with this one.
00:34
November 19, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Gnat and the Lion
That's a weird sort of rock-paper-scissors.
00:50
November 18, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fowler, the Partridge, and the Cock
Gee, another happy ending.
00:54
November 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion, the Fox, and the Ass
This may well be the origin of "the lion's share."
00:49
November 16, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Dogs and the Hides
These dogs did not have a good plan.
00:26
November 13, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Impostor
Underpromise and overdeliver.
00:54
November 12, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Stag and the Lion
The source of yet another cliche: out of the frying pan and into the fire.
00:26
November 11, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Parrot and the Cat
Nothing like a good double standard.
00:49
November 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wily Lion
I thought it was the coyote that was wily...
00:54
November 9, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Mercury and the Man Bitten by an Ant
Gee, we have certainly all grown past the point of blaming an entire group for the actions of a single individual.
00:39
November 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ploughman and the Wolf
A perfectly natural reaction, I'm sure.
00:41
November 5, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and His Shadow
If only the wolf understood mapping and projection in Euclidean space.
00:36
November 4, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Snake and Jupiter
If others hurt you, it's your fault for not fighting back. Really, Aesop? Really?
00:31
November 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Swan
Another one PETA wouldn't care for.
00:44
November 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolves, the Sheep, and the Ram
And the moral of the story is... negotiating with the enemy is pointless?
00:31
October 30, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Man, the Horse, the Ox, and the Dog
Aesop has previously shown himself to support slavery and racism. Now he reveals his ageism.
01:07
October 29, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Rose and the Amaranth
Would an amaranth by any other name still be as sweet?
00:33
October 28, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Nightingale and the Hawk
That's an articulate hawk, if grammatically awkward.
00:38
October 27, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Dogs and the Fox
Gee, what a pleasant fox.
00:21
October 26, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Crow and the Snake
I guess the moral of this one is that, if you find a deadly creature asleep and decide to eat it, kill it first.
00:27
October 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Monkey and the Dolphin
Aesop takes a classic sitcom premise, but it gets dark quickly.
01:01
October 22, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Demades and His Fable
Aesop goes meta to set up a sick burn.
00:42
October 21, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ploughman, the Ass, and the Ox
Ask a stupid question...
00:34
October 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Weasel and the Man
Make sure you are in a position to bargain before you try to do so.
00:34
October 19, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fisherman Piping
I don't think this fisherman understands fish very well. Not if he can't tell the difference between dancing and the death throes of suffocation.
00:36
October 16, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fowler and the Lark
So, the lark says only fools will do exactly what the lark just did...
00:37
October 15, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Eagle and the Beetle
So... eagle's never lay their eggs in beetle season, because of one eagle's bad experience that she didn't know was caused by a beetle? Okay...
01:12
October 14, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wasp and the Snake
Another of Aesop's trademark happy endings.
00:30
October 13, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Dog and the Wolf
The origin of yet another cliche happens right here.
00:50
October 12, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Bat, the Bramble, and the Seagull
This one feels more like a myth than a fable.
00:50
October 9, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Horse
I thought the wolf had a different end in mind for the horse.
00:35
October 8, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Bee-Keeper
Advocating targeted violence instead of pacifism, I see.
00:39
October 7, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion in Love
Always get the father's blessing before marriage.
00:42
October 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Rivers and the Sea
Is this another form of might makes right?
00:27
October 5, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Gardener and His Dog
Be sure of someone's intentions before you react.
00:34
October 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Pig and the Sheep
Be careful what people want of you.
00:35
October 1, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion, Jupiter, and the Elephant
Fear is okay.
01:09
September 30, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Shepherd and the Wolf
Aesop expresses his views on the "nature vs. nurture" debate.
00:52
September 29, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Sheep and the Dog
Aesop was opposed to all forms of complaint, it seems.
00:49
September 28, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Goatherd and the Goat
This goatherd had never heard phrases like "fake news" or "alternate facts".
00:35
September 25, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Athenian and the Theban
An argument over who has the better hero ends with a sick burn.
01:00
September 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass Carrying the Image
Credit where credit is due.
00:48
September 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and the Dog
Another one still relevant today.
00:46
September 22, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Farmer, His Boy, and the Rooks
Rooks are birds, I assume. Also, the moral still applies today!
01:05
September 21, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Grasshopper
Finally, a moral that makes sense! Not enough of those lately...
00:42
September 18, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Crab and the Fox
Aesop has graduated from pro-slavery and moved on to pro-segregation.
00:31
September 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Frogs and the Well
This is the first moral in a while I can agree with.
00:38
September 16, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ant
This time around, Aesop seems to be arguing against trying to rehabilitate criminals...
00:39
September 15, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Pack-Ass, the Wild Ass, and the Lion
Two pro-slavery stories in a row.
00:50
September 14, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and His Masters
Did I read that right? Is Aesop telling slaves not to get uppity?
00:54
September 11, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Pack-Ass and the Wild Ass
A classic case of "the grass is always greener" syndrome.
00:44
September 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Thief and the Innkeeper
I suppose the moral of this story is that stupid people are easy to steal from.
01:36
September 9, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Father and His Daughters
Yes, this is "traditional marriage."
00:54
September 8, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Hound and the Fox
Not to be confused with the Fox and the Hound.
00:31
September 7, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Mule
Assumptions can be dangerous.
00:37
September 4, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Herdsman and the Lost Bull
Don't make promises you don't intend to keep. 
00:41
September 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Bald Huntsman
That's a good sport!
00:30
September 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Debtor and His Sow
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
00:53
September 1, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Kid and the Wolf
Nobody is allowed to change careers ever.
00:53
August 31, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and His Purchaser
A man is known by the company he keeps.
00:52
August 28, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Cage-Bird and the Bat
Plan before, not after.
00:46
August 27, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Labourer and the Snake
What a happy ending.
00:43
August 26, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Astronomer
Is Aesop arguing against astronomy, or for observatories here?
00:37
August 25, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Trees and the Axe
So... generosity is bad?
00:41
August 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Bull and the Calf
Ah, the "know it all" attitude of the elderly.
00:26
August 21, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolves and the Dogs
Aesop extolled many virtues, but compassion doesn't seem to be one of them.
00:49
August 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion and the Hare
Pick your meals carefully.
00:37
August 19, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and His Driver
Always listen to your driver.
00:33
August 18, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Kingdom of the Lion
Is Aesop actually in favour of equality here?
00:38
August 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Heifer and the Ox
That's a shockingly complacent attitude, all things considered.
00:37
August 14, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Brother and Sister
Mirrors seem to have been far less common in these days.
00:54
August 13, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and the Mule
Helping others helps yourself.
00:60
August 12, 2020