12.23.2010

Episode 145: Two Christmas Ghost Stories

In which we encounter spirits in the tradition of English Christmas ghost stories.
(Note: these are just as good at any time of year.) 
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  • Story rating: G for general ghostliness and good humor.
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    12.20.2010

    Lagniappe 39: A Star Over Bethlehem

    A Star Over Bethlehem
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    In which we hear a profound Christmas story from an unexpected source -- Agatha Christie!

    Get the book here: A Star Over Bethlehem


    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

    12.16.2010

    Episode 144: The Epic of Gilgamesh

    The Epic of Gilgamesh: The Deluge

    In which we hear a retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh
    and also consider myth and literature.
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    Thanks to Rose for her retelling of this epic tale.
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      12.07.2010

      Episode 143: Genesis, chapters 8-9


      In which Noah and family leave the ark and God promises rainbows.
      Genesis, chapters 8-9
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      • If you are enjoying this reading, please buy Genesis. It comes to life even more when you are able to see and ponder the words.
      • Story rating: R for adult situations and commentary.
      • I will do my best to properly pronounce any Hebrew words but cannot promise accuracy. Biblical words may be pronounced using this guide.
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        12.06.2010

        Lagniappe 38: Velveeta

        Velveeta
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        In which we discover more than anyone ever wanted to know about Velveeta.
        Except me. I wanted to know.
        Get the book here: Better Than Homemade

        Want to try Salsa Mac 'N' Cheese? Here you go!

        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

        11.26.2010

        Lagniappe 37: Grimm's Fairy Tales, 2

        In which we ask, "Who are these kids, anyway?
        Hansel and Gretel or Little Brother and Little Sister or Brother and Sister?"
        Either name it's the same story with a witch and without a gingerbread house.
        Joseph brings us something extra from the Brothers Grimm.


        Grimm's Fairy Tales, 2
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        Read by Joseph from Zombie Parent's Guide

        Get the book here: Grimm's Fairy Tales

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          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

          11.22.2010

          Episode 142: Genesis, chapters 5-7



          In which we encounter the "begots" and begin Noah's story.
          Genesis, chapters 5-7
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          • This book is in under copyright. Forgotten Classics has been granted the non-exclusive right to read Robert Alter's translation of Genesis and his commentary. This book is published by WW Norton. Please contact Mr. Alter or his agent for any permissions. Many thanks to Robert Alter and Georges Borchardt for their graciousness in allowing us to read this book.
          • If you are enjoying this reading, please buy Genesis. It comes to life even more when you are able to see and ponder the words.
          • Story rating: R for adult situations and commentary.
          • I will do my best to properly pronounce any Hebrew words but cannot promise accuracy. Biblical words may be pronounced using this guide.
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          11.15.2010

          Episode 141: Genesis, chapters 3-4

          In which Adam and Eve give in to temptation and suffer the consequences.
          Genesis, chapters 3-4
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          Book Information
          • This book is in under copyright. Forgotten Classics has been granted the non-exclusive right to read Robert Alter's translation of Genesis and his commentary. This book is published by WW Norton. Please contact Mr. Alter or his agent for any permissions. Many thanks to Robert Alter and Georges Borchardt for their graciousness in allowing us to read this book.
          • If you are enjoying this reading, please buy Genesis. It comes to life even more when you are able to see and ponder the words.
          • Story rating: R for adult situations and commentary.
          • I will do my best to properly pronounce any Hebrew words but cannot promise accuracy. Biblical words may be pronounced using this guide.
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          11.06.2010

          Episode 140: Genesis, chapters 1-2

          In which we witness creation, from near and from afar.
          Genesis, chapters 1-2
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          Book Information
          • This book is in under copyright. Forgotten Classics has been granted the non-exclusive right to read Robert Alter's translation of Genesis and his commentary. This book is published by WW Norton. Please contact Mr. Alter or his agent for any permissions. Many thanks to Robert Alter and Georges Borchardt for their graciousness in allowing us to read this book.
          • If you are enjoying this reading, please buy Genesis. It comes to life even more when you are able to see and ponder the words.
          • Story rating: R for adult situations and commentary.
          • I will do my best to properly pronounce any Hebrew words but cannot promise accuracy. Biblical words may be pronounced using this guide.
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          10.27.2010

          Lagniappe 36: Grimm's Fairy Tales, 1

          In which we go on a wild goose chase with Grimm's Fairy Tales.

          Grimm's Fairy Tales, 1
          (listen or download from link above)

          Read by Joseph from Zombie Parent's Guide
          (I realized I mislabeled the episode on the file so it says L34 instead of L36 ...
          we will be flexible about this, right? Right!)


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          References:
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          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

          10.25.2010

          Episode 139: Genesis, Note to Reader 4

          In which we consider old-school books and commentary.
          Very old school books. Very new commentary.
          Genesis, Note to the Reader 4
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          Book Information
          • This book is in under copyright. Forgotten Classics has been granted the non-exclusive right to read Robert Alter's translation of Genesis and his commentary. This book is published by WW Norton. Please contact Mr. Alter or his agent for any permissions. Many thanks to Robert Alter and Georges Borchardt for their graciousness in allowing us to read this book.
          • If you are enjoying this reading, please buy Genesis. It comes to life even more when you are able to see and ponder the words.
          • Story rating: R for adult situations and commentary.
          • I will do my best to properly pronounce any Hebrew words but cannot promise accuracy. Biblical words may be pronounced using this guide.
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          10.15.2010

          Episode 138: Genesis, Note to the Reader 3

          In which we discuss sex three ways ... oh, yes, and Hebrew.
          Genesis, Note to the Reader 3
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          Book Information
          • This book is in under copyright. Forgotten Classics has been granted the non-exclusive right to read Robert Alter's translation of Genesis and his commentary. This book is published by WW Norton. Please contact Mr. Alter or his agent for any permissions. Many thanks to Robert Alter and Georges Borchardt for their graciousness in allowing us to read this book.
          • If you are enjoying this reading, please buy Genesis. It comes to life even more when you are able to see and ponder the words.
          • Story rating: R for adult situations and commentary.
          • I will do my best to properly pronounce any Hebrew words but cannot promise accuracy. Biblical words may be pronounced using this guide.
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          10.07.2010

          Episode 137: Genesis, Note to the Reader 2


          In which Rebecca runs back AND forth AND back AND forth AND back AND forth.

          Genesis, Note to the Reader 2
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          Book Information
          • This book is in under copyright. Forgotten Classics has been granted the non-exclusive right to read Robert Alter's translation of Genesis and his commentary. This book is published by WW Norton. Please contact Mr. Alter or his agent for any permissions. Many thanks to Robert Alter and Georges Borchardt for their graciousness in allowing us to read this book.
          • If you are enjoying this reading, please buy Genesis. It comes to life even more when you are able to see and ponder the words.
          • Story rating: R for adult situations and commentary.
          • I will do my best to properly pronounce any Hebrew words but cannot promise accuracy. Biblical words may be pronounced using this guide.
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          9.30.2010

          Episode 136: Genesis, Note to the Reader 1

          In which we consider translation and Biblical Hebrew, imagery and literalism.

          Genesis, Note to the Reader 1
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          Book Information
          • This book is in under copyright. Forgotten Classics has been granted the non-exclusive right to read Robert Alter's translation of Genesis and his commentary. This book is published by WW Norton. Please contact Mr. Alter or his agent for any permissions. Many thanks to Robert Alter and Georges Borchardt for their graciousness in allowing us to read this book.
          • If you are enjoying this reading, please buy Genesis. It comes to life even more when you are able to see and ponder the words.
          • Story rating: R for adult situations and commentary.
          • I will do my best to properly pronounce any Hebrew words but cannot promise accuracy. Biblical words may be pronounced using this guide.
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          9.24.2010

          Episode 135: Night Drive by Will F. Jenkins (a.k.a. Murray Leinster)

          In which a young woman at night is faced with a life-or-death choice.

          EP 135: Night Drive
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          Rating: PG for suspense and possible werewolves

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          9.16.2010

          Episode 134: The Riddle of the Sands, epilogue

          In which The Editor wraps it all up.

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          9.10.2010

          Episode 133: The Riddle of the Sands, chapter 28

          In which Davies and Carruthers achieve their double aim.

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          9.02.2010

          Episode 132: The Riddle of the Sands, chapter 27

          In which Carruthers becomes a man of action.

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          8.25.2010

          Episode 131: The Riddle of the Sands, chapter 26

          In which Carruthers discovers what "seven" means.

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          8.19.2010

          Lagniappe 35: The Power of Pause

          The Power of Pause
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          A little something extra about pausing to recharge your batteries.

          Get the book here: The Power of Pause: Becoming More by Doing Less

          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

          8.18.2010

          Lagniappe 34: Science and Science Fiction

          Science and Science Fiction
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          A little something extra with Michael Flynn's thoughts on science and science fiction.
          Get the book here: The Forest of Time and Other Stories
          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

          8.11.2010

          Episode 130: The Riddle of the Sands, chapter 25


          In which Carruthers doubles back.

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          8.05.2010

          Episode 129: The Riddle of the Sands, chapter 24

          In which Carruthers shows his skills at riposte.

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          7.29.2010

          Episode 128: The Riddle of the Sands, chapter 23

          In which Carruthers and Davies receive a great surprise.

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          7.22.2010

          Episode 127: The Riddle of the Sands, chapter 22

          In which Carruthers does some spying.

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          7.15.2010

          Episode 126: The Riddle of the Sands, chapter 21

          In which Davies does the impossible.
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          7.08.2010

          Lagniappe 33: You Are What You See

          You Are What You See
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          A little something extra about movies and how to watch them.

          Find out more, watch videos of the author, and get the book here: You Are What You See: Watching Movies Through a Christian Lens

          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

          7.07.2010

          Episode 125: The Riddle of the Sands, chapters 19-20

          In which Fraulein Dollman is shocked
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          6.30.2010

          Lagniappe 32: Farm City

          Farm City
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          A little something extra about urban farms and real nature.

          Get the book here: Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

          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

          6.24.2010

          Episode 124: The Riddle of the Sands, chapters 17-18

          In which we hear learn some about Fraulein Dollman,
          consider Von Brunning's cleverness, and change plans
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          6.15.2010

          Episode 123: The Riddle of the Sands, chapters 15-16

          In which we meet someone new and a surprising hint is dropped!
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          History of the American Revolution

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          5.27.2010

          Episode 121: Dashiell Hammett Sampler

          In which we find They Can Only Hang You Once.

          EP 121: Dashiell Hammett Sampler
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          Rating: PG for murder and mayhem

          This book is under copyright.


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          5.20.2010

          Lagniappe 31: How's Your Drink?

          How's Your Drink?
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          A little something extra about cocktails and war.

          (Find the book here.)

          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

          5.14.2010

          Episode 120: The Riddle of the Sands, chapters 12-14

          In which the scouting begins in earnest and skullduggery is afoot!
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          5.06.2010

          4.14.2010

          4.09.2010

          Episode 115: The Riddle of the Sands, chapters 1-2

          In which we meet Carruthers and
          decide to join an old acquaintance
          for a jolly yachting holiday on the Dulcibella.

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          3.31.2010

          Episode 114: Saratoga Trunk Sampler

          In which we observe a pair of adventurers in 1880s New Orleans.

          EP 114: Saratoga Trunk Sampler
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          Rating: G

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