The Mr. Dog Podcast

Every other week until Christmas we'll be reading another of Albert Bigelow Paine's classic, Victorian-era stories about the Hollow Tree and the animal friends that live there. Paine wrote three books of Hollow Tree stories, one for each of his three daughters. The last story in the series is called "Christmas at the Hollow Tree Inn," and it's that wonderful final story that we've republished with Adam McCauley's brilliant new illustrations. Stay tuned for that story during our ritual finale, on Christmas Eve.

Narration and music by Henry Cordes.

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The Mr. Dog Podcast

Friday, October 13, 2017

With the snow still banked up over the windows, the Hollow Tree people keep food on the table and the fire blazing... until they can't any more. Mr. Possum's unusual behavior is finally explained.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Mr. Possum tells an incredible story about his relatives, causing the forest friends to question its veracity.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Mr. Robin tells a story about a discontented fox, but it fails to impress Mr. Possum. Mr. Dog lightens the mood with a performance called "The Cat Who Would Be King."

Friday, September 01, 2017

The literary club turns to more frivolous pursuits, as the animals start to get cabin fever. Jack Rabbit turns out to be a bit of a magician.

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Hollow Tree folks come up with a little literary game. Time passes oddly, and Mr. 'Possum gets to be a bit of a grouch.