The Classic Tales Podcast
Designed to make classic literature less intimidating, The Classic Tales Podcast has been showcasing the greatest literary authors for years. Narrating with gusto, BJ Harrison performs each word of the classic texts, elevating them with character voices, sharp accents and bridled emotion. Adventure, Mystery, Horror, Humor and more - The Classic Tales Podcast has something for everybody. It really is The Cure for the Common Commute. Winner - Outstanding Podcast Host: Arts and Entertainment , Society of Voice Arts and Sciences- 2022 Winner of w3 Silver Award by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts-2022 Winner of w3 Gold Award by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts-2021 Winner of Independent Audiobook Award for "Scaramouche", by Raphael Sabatini - 2021

From his vantage point high above the city, the statue of the happy prince gives of himself in a way that is most astonishing. Oscar Wilde, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. 

Welcome to this Vintage Episode of The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. 

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Today’s episode consists of three short stories. In "The Model Millionaire", the destiny of a young, ambitious, brilliant pauper changes with an act of his misplaced generosity.

"The Happy Prince" is one of Oscar Wilde's renowned fairy tales. Sacrifice and empathy are layered into this beautiful story.

Finally, in "The Sphinx without a Secret", we learn of an enigmatic woman who holds a secret so close, no suitor can win her.

And now, "The Happy Prince and Other Tales", by Oscar Wilde.  

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MDT