2018 Extra: Chaplin Speech

In 1940, Charlie Chaplin performed this speech for the film ‘The Great Dictator’. It was a call against the fascism that was unfolding across the world. In this year, with soldiers amassing at our borders against the innocent and a new fascism on the rise, this speech is as relevant now as it was then.

The Burnham Society Podcast: Short Cuts

Drabbles are stories consisting of 100 words. They’re an extreme form of short-story writing, forcing you to convey a complete idea as economically as possible. These stories reflect a few of my drabbles over the years that had some connection to the 51st ward. I encourage you to give it a try. If you have some 51st ward ones, let me know!

The best place to find good drabbles.

Our thanks go out to Suzanne Bracken and Tessa Jerz for their voices this episode.

Music Notes:

Library- Clockwork Dolls: When Banners Fall Instrumental

Clockwork- Michael Ghelfi: Discovery

Shoes – Portished: Scorn

Letter- Clockwork Dolls: Dragonfall

Intro and Outro is Kevin MacLeod: The Builder

The Burnham Society Podcast Season 2 Episode 1 : Not Quite Better Off Dead...

And we're back!!  Season 2 Episode 1 where Rowan discusses all the fun places to be dead in the City.


Notable Mentions:

The -Actual- Reclaiming Tradition.

The DuPage Derby Dames!

Cemeteries of Note:


Rosehill Cemetery

Lincoln Park

Mt Carmel

Bachelor's Grove

We have new Music!

The music is The Builder by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com. And is issued via a Creative Commons License. His stuff is fantastic.

The Burnham Society Podcast Episode 1 - Introductions and Death

The Burnham Society Podcast is live here on Arcsylver.com with Episode 1!!

Join your Host, Rowan Bristol, as he takes you on a journey into the supernatural side of Chicago and The Burnham Society.


With mad respect to:

Madeoffail.net -Without which none of this would have been possible

Capercompany.com – Come visit the dead!