Morrison Mysteries

NBC News

Dateline NBC’s Keith Morrison takes you on a captivating ride through some of the most suspenseful and chilling works of fiction you’ll ever hear. Get ready for haunting stories of betrayal, love, jealousy and rage. Each chapter brings more clues, more suspense and of course, more twists and turns. So settle down and listen up, it’s classic mysteries as you’ve never heard before. In Season 2 of Morrison Mysteries, Dateline NBC’s Keith Morrison takes you back to Victorian England, where it’s Christmas Eve. Everyone is full of joy and cheer, except one miserable man – Ebenezer Scrooge. What happened to make him so mean? Tune in to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to hear all about Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts who show Scrooge the true spirit of Christmas. Listen to all episodes of Morrison Mysteries now completely free, or subscribe to Dateline Premium to listen ad-free: read less

Our Editor's Take

Morrison Mysteries is an anthology podcast that presents classic fiction. While each season is about a different short story or novella, they revolve around the same theme. They all examine the human psyche. It's an exploration of people's faults, triumphs, and tragedies. The emotions transcend time and place, even if the language sometimes feels archaic.

The Morrison Mysteries podcast begins with Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The narrative takes place in a small town north of New York City. It uncovers a tale of a man and a woman who couldn't be more ideal for each other. He was the new teacher in town, friendly and ambitious. She was the beautiful daughter of a wealthy landowner. All he had to do to win her heart was tell her he loved and wanted to be with her. He planned to do so at the biggest party of the year, with the whole town gathered around to see his triumph.

What ended up happening had nothing to do with love. There was a heart-stopping chase in the dead of night. A monster on horseback was getting closer and closer. There was one horrible sight and then silence. What happened in that murky and lonely place? That is a question that's haunted the town for 200 years. This podcast tells the story.

The podcast's narrator, Keith Morrison, has a broadcasting career spanning over five decades. He worked for CBC News in Canada before joining NBC in the US. Morrison reported on critical historical events. As a journalist on CTV, Morrison reported on the Yom Kippur War in Israel and later won several awards for it. Many people might recognize his calming voice as the Dateline host. He continued his passion for true crime in podcasting with shows like The Seduction.

Morrison Mysteries is a departure from that genre. In this series, Morrison uses his talent to give classic stories a new adaptation. His pleasant yet commanding voice pulls listeners into famous tales.

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