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Bedtime in the Public Domain

By W. Blaine Dowler
Reading books from the public domain, one chapter at a time.
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Aesop's Fables: The Charger and the Miller

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Aesop's Fables: The Charger and the Miller

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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
Aesop's Fables: The Sick Stag
Some friends, I tell ya.
00:34
August 11, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Goat
Be careful about whose advice you take.
00:33
August 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Archer and the Lion
Stay out of melee range.
00:51
August 7, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lamb Chased by a Wolf
What a noble little lamb.
00:27
August 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Stag and the Vine
Be grateful to those who help you.
00:44
August 5, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Miller, his Son, and their Ass
Go ahead, try to please everyone.
01:49
August 4, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Boy
Honesty is the best policy.
00:47
August 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Eagle, the Jackdaw, and the Shepherd
Not exactly "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
01:03
July 31, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Man and His Two Sweethearts
So... bigamy causes baldness?
00:35
July 30, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Birds, the Beasts, and the Bat
The aftermath of war.
00:40
July 29, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Flea and the Ox
How you treat others affects how they treat you.
00:39
July 28, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Travellers and the Plane-Tree
Services delivered to people without gratitude? Gee, I'm glad our society has outgrown that practice...
00:47
July 27, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Sick Man and the Doctor
Choose your doctor wisely. (Might I suggest one with two hearts?)
00:50
July 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Monkey and the Camel
Everyone has seen a dancing fool or two at a party, right?
00:35
July 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and the Wolf
I guess Aesop advocates murder over medicine...
00:52
July 22, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Bald Man and the Fly
Intent matters.
00:37
July 21, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Belly and the Members
Be careful before you drop out a member of the team.
00:42
July 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass, the Cock, and the Lion
False confidence often leads to disaster.
00:50
July 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Cobbler Turned Doctor
Always check credentials.
00:58
July 16, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Two Frogs
Once again, not kind to the animals.
00:41
July 15, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Farmer and the Viper
Aesop argues against compassion...
00:31
July 14, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Grasshopper and the Ants
Who hasn't heard this one before?
00:45
July 13, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Grasshopper and the Owl
Make sure your audience appreciates you.
00:58
July 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Charger and the Miller
The grass is always greener...
00:46
July 9, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Farmer and the Stork
Choose your friends carefully.
00:42
July 8, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Shepherd
Be careful who you trust.
00:40
July 7, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Cock and the Jewel
Different people assign different objects different values.
00:26
July 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fly and the Draught-Mule
Make sure you take orders from the right person.
00:33
July 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Stag With One Eye
The stag, it seems, never turned around.
00:44
July 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Crow and the Swan
It takes more than water to get properly cleaned up.
00:36
July 1, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Venus and the Cat
Another one PETA wouldn't be fond of.
00:39
June 30, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Farmer and the Fox
Don't tell PETA about this one. Yeesh...
00:35
June 29, 2020
Aesop's Fable: The Escaped Jackdaw
I guess Aesop felt slaves should be content with their lot in life...
00:39
June 26, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Eagle and the Cocks
Pride comes before a fall.
00:32
June 25, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf, the Fox, and the Ape
This is quite the courtroom.
00:32
June 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion and the Bull
Perhaps prey should be caught before the table is set.
00:46
June 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Tunny-Fish and the Dolphin
That's one petty fish.
00:36
June 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
Another classic tale.
01:21
June 22, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Hare and the Hound
Motivation matters.
00:30
June 19, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Mouse and the Bull
The battle is not always to the strong.
00:47
June 18, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Three Tradesmen
Every man for himself.
00:34
June 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Tunny-Fish and the Dolphin
Sorry this one was a few hours late. I somehow forgot to schedule it after uploading.
00:36
June 16, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Sheep
Know who to trust.
00:33
June 15, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Eagle, the Cat, and the Wild Sow
Yeah, that sounds like a cat.
01:20
June 12, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Crane
Always get details on payments before closing a deal.
00:33
June 11, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Trumpeter Taken Prisoner
The inspiration for Gabriel Jones, perhaps?
00:31
June 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion, the Mouse, and the Fox
Watch your step around sleeping lions.
00:33
June 9, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Hound and the Hare
Choose your friends carefully.
00:31
June 8, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Prophet
Scam foretune tellers have been a thing for a while, it seems.
00:34
June 5, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion and the Ass
Things are easier with a partner.
00:38
June 4, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lark and the Farmer
Understand the motivations of others.
00:56
June 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Clown and the Countryman
Are the judges qualified?
01:35
June 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Old Hound
Sometimes, forced retirement is a good thing.
00:40
June 1, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Two Pots
Aesop was a serious classist, and he's at it again.
00:31
May 29, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Goat and the Vine
Be nice to others.
00:29
May 28, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Horse and His Rider
Don't bite off more than you can chew.
00:32
May 27, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion and the Three Bulls
This lesson still applies today.
00:41
May 26, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Sheep, the Wolf, and the Stag
Choose your partners carefully.
00:33
May 25, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Lion
People think more of themselves than others. 
00:31
May 22, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Oxen and the Butchers
Animal rights for food animals has, it seems, been discussed for a very long time...
00:50
May 21, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Soldier and His Horse
Be wary how you treat others at all times, not just times of need.
00:54
May 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Hare and the Tortoise
Here's the original.
00:48
May 19, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Cat and the Cock
This is a lesson still very true today.
00:43
May 18, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Viper and the File
That's what you get for asking a carpenter's tools for a favour.
00:33
May 15, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lioness and the Vixen
Quality, not quantity.
00:35
May 14, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Old Woman and the Wine-Jar
Don't get hung up on the past.
00:27
May 13, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf, the Mother, and Her Child
People don't always mean what they say. 
00:44
May 12, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Rich Man and the Tanner
Centuries ago, the rich still demand that the established poor have to change to suit themselves.
00:33
May 11, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Eagle and the Arrow
The things we think of as we are about to die...
00:36
May 8, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Image-Seller
Doubt a salesperson's claims.
00:38
May 7, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Man and the Satyr
Satyrs have little grasp of thermodynamics.
00:41
May 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion and the Wild Ass
Choose your partners carefully.
00:42
May 5, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Two Soldiers and the Robber
Stress exposes your true self.
00:51
May 4, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Blackamoor
Um... WHAT?!?!?
00:31
May 1, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox
This one has a clear lesson. Tomorrow's...
00:39
April 30, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Pomegranate, the Apple-Tree, and the Bramble
That's quite the conclusion, there, that is.
00:26
April 29, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Hercules and the Waggoner
The word "heaven" doesn't seem exclusive to the Christian religions.
00:39
April 28, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Man and the Image
This is an unusual perspective on praying, given the original publication date.
00:35
April 27, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ox and the Frog
If there is a moral here, I don't see it.
00:55
April 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and the Old Peasant
Employees are not automatically friends
00:37
April 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Bear and the Fox
A bragging bear is put in his place by a fox.
00:32
April 22, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Peacock and Juno
Not to be confused with Alfred Hitchcock's Juno and the Paycock, or the play on which that was based.
01:04
April 21, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Mice and the Weasels
Pick your battles wisely.
00:58
April 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Mercury and the Tradesmen
Aesop was not a fan of horse traders.
00:38
April 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Dog and the Shadow
It seems the word "reflection" didn't exist yet.
00:28
April 16, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Stag at the Pool
Function over form
00:53
April 15, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Blacksmith and His Dog
Man's best friend?
00:34
April 14, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Eagle and His Captor
Who would you rather suck up to?
00:39
April 13, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Lion
A predator and a bigger predator.
00:28
April 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fawn and His Mother
Do as I say, not as I do.
00:30
April 9, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Mercury and the Sculptor
Be careful what you ask for.
00:43
April 8, 2020
Aesop's Fable: The Wild Boar and the Fox
Predator and prey, together again.
00:30
April 7, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Shipwrecked Man and the Sea
Lay blame only where it belongs.
00:39
April 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Traveller and His Dog
Why is nobody ever surprised that these animals can talk?
00:25
April 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Vain Jackdaw
Ask yourself why you are voting for a particular candidate.
00:55
April 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fox Without a Tail
Question motives.
00:41
April 1, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Kid on the Housetop
Remember, humans are not the only species that has kids...
00:27
March 31, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Tortoise and the Eagle
How does an eagle eat a tortoise?
00:40
March 30, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Man and the Lion
Once again, predator and prey.
00:42
March 27, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Walnut Tree
There is a definite tree theme lately...
00:26
March 26, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion and the Boar
Yeah, predator and prey always work well together.
00:39
March 25, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Olive Tree and the Fig Tree
Two trees star in this one.
00:33
March 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Frogs Asking for a King
Be careful what you ask for.
01:00
March 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Boy and the Filberts
Filberts used to be a thing. Some type of nut, apparently.
00:39
March 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Oxen and the Axeltrees
Axeltrees were a thing once.
00:27
March 19, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Two Bags
Be careful what you carry around with you.
00:22
March 18, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Dog in the Manger
A selfish dog bothers some cows.
00:23
March 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Jupiter and the Tortoise
How the tortoise got its shell...
00:36
March 16, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Jackdaw and the Pigeons
The dangers of conformity, or is it the dangers of defying classism?
00:48
March 13, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Peasant and the Apple Tree
A story told in a time when bees were still plentiful.
00:53
March 12, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Boy and the Nettles
This is all about the nettles.
00:26
March 11, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Mouse, the Frog, and the Hawk
This one is more than a little classist.
00:51
March 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Swollen Fox
This story about a fox could just as easily been about a Pooh bear.
00:42
March 9, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Quack Frog
Physician, heal thyself.
00:28
March 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Boy Bathing
The original "okay, boomer".
00:30
March 5, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Old Lion
Pay attention to footprints, I guess.
00:47
March 4, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The She-Goats and Their Beards
This is not a modern view of gender politics.
00:31
March 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass in the Lion's Skin
If you wear a costume, stay in character.
00:34
March 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Owl and the Birds
Listen to the wise.
01:08
February 28, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lamp
Know your place in society.
00:27
February 27, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Father and Sons
Another story which has become a common cultural tale.
00:41
February 26, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Jupiter and the Monkey
The Monkey gets attention from the main god in the pantheon.
00:33
February 25, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Farmer and Fortune
Be careful who you thank.
00:38
February 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Thieves and the Cock
To win a debate, think about what motivates the other side.
00:33
February 21, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Monkey as King
Choose your leaders wisely.
00:42
February 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Dog and the Cook
This is a table about uninvited party guests.
01:06
February 19, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Farmer and His Sons
The treasure hunt finds nothing... or does it?
00:39
February 18, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and His Shadow
Read the fine print.
00:37
February 17, 2020