4.15.2014

Episode 252: The People of the Mist, chapters 14-15


In which we get to the bottom of the Devil's Nest and the path of romance does not run true.
Episode 252, The People of the Mist, chapters 14-15
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
  • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
  • South African slang
  • This story is in the public domain.

4.04.2014

Episode 251: The People of the Mist, chapters 12-13


In which we face the Yellow Devil, a slave auction, and a pair of beautiful eyes.
Episode 251, The People of the Mist, chapters 12-13
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
  • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
  • South African slang
  • This story is in the public domain.
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3.22.2014

Episode 250: The People of the Mist, chapters 10-11


In which we embark upon skullduggery to enter The Yellow Devil's Nest.
Episode 250, The People of the Mist, chapters 10-11
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
  • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
  • South African slang
  • This story is in the public domain.
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3.08.2014

Episode 249: The People of the Mist, chapters 7-9


In which we search out the Yellow Devil's Nest.
Episode 249, The People of the Mist, chapters 7-9
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
  • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
  • South African slang
  • This story is in the public domain.
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2.25.2014

Episode 248: The People of the Mist, chapters 5-6


In which we get Otter's advice, hear a tale of foul deeds, and agree to adventure.
Episode 248, The People of the Mist, chapters 5-6
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
  • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
  • South African slang
  • This story is in the public domain.
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2.17.2014

Episode 247: The People of the Mist, chapters 3-4


In which we hear a prophecy, say goodbye to one friend, and meet another.
Episode 247, The People of the Mist, chapters 3-4
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
  • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
  • South African slang
  • This story is in the public domain.

2.13.2014

Lagniappe 62: The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion
(listen or download from link above)
According to Webster
la·gniappe \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
Function:
noun
Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
Date: 1844
: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase;
broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure

2.06.2014

Episode 246: The People of the Mist, ch. 1-2


In which we meet lose everything, bid farewell to love, and make a sacred vow to reach for the stars.
Episode 246, The People of the Mist, chapters 1-2
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, monstrous gods, rampant adventure, and an almost complete lack of sensitivity or multiculturalism.
  • Caveat emptor (buyer beware): I'm reading this story uncensored. As with many tales from the "golden age" of adventure literature, it is impossible to avoid insensitivity. Political correctness wasn't in existence in 1894, at least in the way we think of it. Our takeaway message: aren't we glad that was then and this is now? 
  • South African slang
  • This story is in the public domain.

1.31.2014

Episode 245: Warrior Queen of Mars, Finale


In which all is revealed. Well, not "all" (get your minds out of the gutter)
but everything we need to finish our "half-clad Martian warrior maids invading Earth" adventure.
Episode 245, Warrior Queen of Mars, finale
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, a terrifying beard, and gunplay
  • This story is in the public domain.
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1.22.2014

Episode 244: Warrior Queen of Mars, part 2


In which we track a semi-naked woman through the snow, dodge nefarious Russians,
and make a surprising discovery.
Episode 244, Warrior Queen of Mars, part 2
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, a terrifying beard, and gunplay
  • This story is in the public domain.
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1.15.2014

Lagniappe 61: A Shepherd I Will Remain

A Shepherd I Will Remain
by Elizabeth Scalia
read by permission of the author
(listen or download from link above)
According to Webster
la·gniappe \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
Function:
noun
Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
Date: 1844
: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase;
broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure

1.10.2014

Episode 243: Warrior Queen of Mars, part 1


In which we encounter Iceland, an immortal doctor,
a 6'4" frozen female, and  mysterious memory loss.
Episode 243, Warrior Queen of Mars, part 1
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for scanty clothing, a terrifying beard, and gunplay
  • This story is in the public domain.
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12.23.2013

Episode 242: The Cricket on the Hearth, Chirp the Third


In which we contemplate murder, self-sacrifice, marriage, and happy endings.
Episode 242, Cricket on the Hearth 3
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for a fantasy of home, frisky Boxers and grouchy toymakers
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • The LibriVox recording by Ruth Golding is also in the public domain in the U.S. I am very grateful for LibriVox and Ms. Golding's talent which are graciously provided gratis.
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12.18.2013

Episode 241: The Cricket on the Hearth, Chirp the Second


In which we go on the carrier's rounds, enjoy a picnic, meet Caleb's daughter, and see an unimaginable sight.
Episode 241, Cricket on the Hearth 2
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for a fantasy of home, frisky Boxers and grouchy toymakers
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • The LibriVox recording by Ruth Golding is also in the public domain in the U.S. I am very grateful for LibriVox and Ms. Golding's talent which are graciously provided gratis.
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12.12.2013

Episode 240: The Cricket on the Hearth, Chirp the First


In which we meet the Peerybingles, Boxer, a poor toymaker, a crabby toymaker, an unusual parcel and ... the cricket.
Episode 240, Cricket on the Hearth 1
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Book Information
  • Story rating: G for a fantasy of home, frisky Boxers and grouchy toymakers
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • The LibriVox recording by Ruth Golding is also in the public domain in the U.S. I am very grateful for LibriVox and Ms. Golding's talent which are graciously provided gratis.
Lagniappe

12.06.2013

Episode 239: American Food Writing


In which we sample some hors d'oeuvres from a tasty platter of American food writing.
Episode 239, American Food Writing
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for apples, pies, chickens, bears, pancakes, and Egg McMuffins
  • American Food Writing is under copyright. This story is shared under the Fair Use Act as a sample of the pieces in the anthology. Views to the contrary, please contact me (my email is in the sidebar).
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11.27.2013

Episode 238: Mrs. Appleyard's Year, Nov.-Dec. Finale

In which football, Thanksgiving, and shopping end up the year.
Episode 238, Mrs. Appleyard's Year, November-December
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for charm, humor, and 1941 life
  • This story is in the public domain as far as I can ascertain. If I am incorrect in my findings, please contact me (my email is in the sidebar).
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Documents That Changed the World

11.21.2013

Episode 237: No Forwarding Address

In which we have a martini, read a scroll, and practice magic.
Episode 237, No Forwarding Address
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for tall tales in taverns
  • No Forwarding Address by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt is under copyright. This story is shared under the Fair Use Act as an illustration of this duo's writing. Views to the contrary, please contact me (my email is in the sidebar).
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11.15.2013

Episode 236: Lighter Than You Think

In which we learn that what this country needs is a good cigar-shaped spaceship.
Episode 236, Lighter Than You Think
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Book Information
  • Story rating: G for inventions, horse racing,
  • Lighter Than You Think by Nelson Slade Bond is in the public domain.
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Muscle Shoals - The Movie

11.09.2013

Episode 235: The Ultimate Melody

In which we have a pint at the White Hart while hearing a scientific tall tale.
Episode 235, The Ultimate Melody
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Book Information
  • Story rating: G for pop music, British pubs, tall tales, and science
  • The Ultimate Melody by Arthur C. Clarke is under copyright. This story is shared under the Fair Use Act as an illustration of Arthur C. Clarke's writing. Views to the contrary, please contact me (my email is in the sidebar).
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Muscle Shoals - The Movie