Audibly Speaking: Listening to History

Audibly Speaking: Listening to History

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New! Audio Narration of “The Boscombe Valley Mystery,” A Sherlock Holmes Short Story
March 27, 2023

Your host on this podcast, Audibly Speaking, Rick Reiman, narrates this classic by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. That master of all detectives in literature, Sherlock Holmes, has once again to deal with t

Sounding Out! “Six ‘Shots”in Dallas: ‘Framing’ the Perpetrator of the Kennedy Assassination through the Zapruder Film, 1963-2013:” Read by the Author
March 12, 2023

In this unabridged audio narration, I read my article for The Journal of Perpetrator Research (2019) Vol: 2 Issue: 2. There were only three actual shots in Dealey Plaza on that dark day, of course.

“The Riddle of Lee Harvey Oswald,” My Book Review on This Month’s Washington Decoded (
February 14, 2023

This is my audio narration of my book review of Paul R. Gregorys The Oswalds: An Untold Account of Marina and Lee, a newly published account of Gregorys brush with Lee and Marina Oswald in 1962, a y

The New “Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle,” a Sherlock Holmes Story
February 08, 2023

Here is my audio narration of Arthur Conan Doyles Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. This is Doyles Dickensian Christmas time story, one of many in which Holmes at first believes no crime has occurr

The Enhanced “Adventure of the Golden Pence-Nez,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
January 24, 2023

Join Holmes and Watson, and a sound show of horses hooves, Watson typing, and a crackling fire on a stormy night in Baker Street, as Holmes and Watson embark on one of their creepiest mysteries of the

Is There Such a Thing as “Collective Memory?” Presenting a Summary of “Reframing Memory,” The Classic Affirmative Response
January 24, 2023

In 2006, Prof. Aleida Assmann, the premier authority in the field of Cultural Memory, explained how memory works at different levels and in different formats. Here is a summary of her 2006 article, R

The Enhanced “Man With the Twisted Lip,” A Sherlock Holmes Story
January 14, 2023

This new version of a recording only published last week features audio enhancements and sound effects that put you in the time and place of the story, more dramatically than ever. One of the most pop

New! The Man with the Twisted Lip, a Sherlock Holmes Story
January 10, 2023

One of the most popular, and certainly most socially-conscious, of the Sherlock Holmes stories is The Man with the Twisted Lip, by Arthur Conan Doyle. A man disappears, a beggar enters the picture,

A Listener’s Introduction to “The Red-Headed League,” by Arthur Conan Doyle
December 30, 2022

Conan Doyles choice for second favorite short story in his collection of 56 Sherlock Holmes tale was The Red-Headed League. In this brief introduction and commentary on this story, I point out its

An Audio Narration of Chapter One, “The Big Lie,” from the January 6 Report of the House Select Committee on the Attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021
December 27, 2022

The January 6th report by the Select Committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the US Capitol was published December 22nd, 2022. The document consists of eight chapters of more than 800 pages