You may now put your head down on your desk and listen to the story

People don’t normally go into publishing unless they love stories. We LOVE stories. And around the office, we love nothing better than a little “old school, put your head down on the desk, and listen to this” time.  Let’s face it, stories were meant to be told (not written down, though you can debate this till your blue in the face, or using blue language).

So we thought we’d share some of our favorite “Storied” hang outs today, starting with Glynn Washington’s Snap Judgement. If you haven’t heard this radio program, where listeners tell their true tales, you are in for a treat.

Check out Episode 120,  Snap Live — True Confessions. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom and start with Lost Teddy, and Dancing While Black.  You’ll want to hug your teddy and take up salsa.

Then head on over to BBC Radio 4, and keep the laughs going with the panel game Sorry, I haven’t a clue, the Museum of Curiosity Co-hosted by John Lloyd (who produced Blackadder), or the outrageously funny Warhorses of Letters (read by the wonderful Stephen Fry and the amazing Daniel Rigby).

Or maybe your interest leans more literary? Have a listen to Books at Bedtime (The House of Silk just concluded but you can still hear some episodes, which will give you feel for the new Sherlock Holmes tale teller’s style) or drop in on the Classic Serial show (Henry James’ The Ambassadors begins today).

History more your thing? Stop by The Chaplin Archive (as in Charlie) to hear son Michael, reveal new facts about his father.  Or dip your sword into a bio filled with blood and vigor — Caravaggio’s new bio was discussed by Diane Rhem and author Andrew Graham Dixon this week.

If you find all this listening too addictive, don’t worry, the weekend is only just starting, and Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, The Prairie Home Companion, and Car Talk are only a click away.

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