Episode 153: The Telltale Heart

This week on The Easy Chair: “The Telltale Heart,” the classic twisted Victorian psychological thriller by Edgar Allen Poe. This story has been scaring the wits out of readers since it was first published in 1843. When the narrator of events insists to you that he’s not mad, there’s a pretty strong possibility that he is quite mad, indeed. This story of obsession, premeditation, gruesome murder and unbearable paranoia has stood the test of time- and I promise it will keep you riveted, whether or not you’re hearing it for the first time. Personally, I have so much fun when I go back to the classic Easy Chair storytelling format, where I get to simply read you a brilliant piece of writing. I hope you can grab 15 minutes to turn up the A.C., sit back, and listen to this sinister tale by the master of the macabre.

Questions, thoughts, suggestions … please send ‘em my way at And congratulations to Easy Chair alum Danny Stone, who just landed a wise and fortunate agent to represent him in the literary marketplace. Not an easy feat, but Danny, I'm not surprised.

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