Audibly Speaking: Listening to History

Audibly Speaking: Listening to History


Latest Episodes

Coming Soon: “The Adventures of the Crooked Man”
July 12, 2021

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote “The Adventures of the Crooked Man” in 1892. It turned out to rank 15th on his list of 19 favorite short stories. My audio narration of the story will appear soon here on

FDR Fireside Chat, December 9, 1941
July 07, 2021

In this classic Fireside Chat, FDR rallies the Nation two days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. One of his finest Fireside Chats, Roosevelt cleverly ties the mission to retaliate against Jap

Review: “King Richard,” by Michael Dobbs
June 23, 2021

Rick Reiman reviews “King Richard,” Michael Dobbs’s just-published micro-history of a selected phase of the Watergate scandal, now approaching its Fiftieth anniversary.

Sherlock Holmes Explains the “JFK Assignment”
June 18, 2021

In this “tongue in cheek” audio narration, Dr. Reiman portrays Sherlock Holmes as he would have sounded had he lived in 2021, and had he agreed to help my students understand their big assignment of this summer semester. Of course,

Sherlock Holmes in “Silver Blaze”
June 14, 2021

“Silver Blaze,” written by Conan Doyle in 1888, was one of his most popular short stories. Listen here and enjoy!