Audibly Speaking: Listening to History

Audibly Speaking: Listening to History


Latest Episodes

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.

Watergate at Fifty: June 17, 1972 to June 17, 2022
June 19, 2022

What was Watergate all about? What was Nixon guilty of and how was he brought to heel? What are the myths that still encrust the story of Watergate? In this episode, this historian fills in the backgr

NEW! “The Adventure of the Three Students,” a Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle
June 17, 2022

In this rather offbeat addition to the Sherlock Holmes Canon, Holmes somehow finds himself on a college campus battling the timeless forces of student cheating. Three students are each suspected of ta

Regarding “Juneteenth,” Our Newest Federal Holiday
June 14, 2022

“Juneteenth,” a Podcast Episode for North Square The Emancipation Proclamation, from The Library of Congress

“The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton,” a Sherlock Holmes Story
June 13, 2022

READ FOR YOU BY RICK REIMAN. In this story by Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes must represent a client being blackmailed by the notorious criminal, Charles Augustus Milverton. Once again, Holmes uses the pr

Flag Day 2022
June 06, 2022

A commemoration for North Square.

Narrating a Sherlock Holmes Short Story: The Clues behind the Clues
June 02, 2022

Here I share some insights into what I have learned about the hidden Sherlock Holmes, from reading and narrating the Conan Doyle stories. To do this I use one of his most popular stories by way of ill

NEW! “The Five Orange Pips,” A Sherlock Holmes Story, read by Rick Reiman
June 01, 2022

Once again, as in “A Study in Scarlett,” Arthur Conan Doyle reaches across the pond for material for a Sherlock Holmes story. In this case, it is a short story, about the long reach of the past and th

NEW! “The Final Problem,” A Sherlock Holmes Story by Arthur Conan Doyle
May 29, 2022

Read by Rick Reiman, this was Doyle’s anticipated ending to the Sherlock Holmes story, the story that would “finish” Holmes off in the early 1890s, and leave Doyle free to write about other characters