Audibly Speaking: Listening to History

Audibly Speaking: Listening to History


Latest Episodes

NEW! “The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor,” a Sherlock Holmes Short Story
August 01, 2022

Read for you by Rick Reiman. This is another classic from “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Preview of “The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor” (Beginning)
July 30, 2022

Here is my narration of the first half of the classic novel by Conan Doyle.

“The Game is Afoot!” A NEW Narration of “The Adventure of the Abbey-Grange,” a Sherlock Holmes Short Story
July 19, 2022

Arthur Conan Doyle intended this story to be his final official entry in the Holmes canon. He later added “The Adventure of the Second Stain” (also in this narrated collection) to serve that distincti

NEW! “The Adventure of the Second Stain,” a diplomatic Sherlock Holmes mystery story by Arthur Conan Doyle
July 09, 2022

Read by Rick Reiman. In this story, one of Doyle’s favorites, Sherlock Holmes must avert a European war by solving a mystery absolutely befuddling to all but this greatest “consulting detective” of al

An Introduction to “The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot,” notes written and read by the narrator, Rick Reiman
July 05, 2022

Every Doyle story contains slips and errors, whether of outrageous fortune or simply haste. In this four-minute introduction to the complete story, which I narrate next in this series on AudiblySpeaki

NEW! “The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot,” a Sherlock Holmes mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle
July 04, 2022

Read for you by Rick Reiman. This excellent addition to the Sherlock Holmes canon contains many of the aspects that delight his readers. It is set in a macabre and romantic setting, the moors of Cornw

The Fourth of July and “1776”
July 01, 2022

Some reflections on July 4, its historical significance and its changing meaning yesterday and today in American culture. The Declaration of Independence, painted by John Trumbull

NEW! “The Greek Interpreter,” a Sherlock Holmes Story by Arthur Conan Doyle
June 30, 2022

One of Doyle’s favorite Holmes stories is this one, about an interpreter who gets caught up in a strange “country house” mystery, replete with plaster of paris victims and giggling villains. We also a

The Incredible, Shrinking, Supreme Court: Thoughts on the Overturning of Roe v. Wade
June 25, 2022

Here is my editorial on the Supreme Court’s decision today, June 24, 2022, overturning a Supreme Court decision of nearly fifty years’ standing, and, for the first time, restricting an individual righ

NEW! “The Musgrave Ritual,” by Arthur Conan Doyle, a Sherlock Holmes Story
June 23, 2022

In this early entry in the Sherlock Holmes canon, Doyle has Sherlock Holmes doing most of the talking. That’s unusual in the canon, because it is typically John Watson who tells the story, not Holmes.