5.27.2010

Episode 121: Dashiell Hammett Sampler

In which we find They Can Only Hang You Once.

EP 121: Dashiell Hammett Sampler
(download or listen via this link)

Rating: PG for murder and mayhem

This book is under copyright.


Podcast Highlight:

5.20.2010

Lagniappe 31: How's Your Drink?

How's Your Drink?
(listen or download from link above)

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

Walk This [Roman] Way

I did make one hypothesis while I was there. Just one. I wish I could share with you more than that. It was something I noticed. As I stood close to the location to the Temple of the Vestal Virgins I could see the collossium. In fact it is in walking distance. It was not that far from the Senate building where the laws were made, and the emperors sat, and I could imagine that when the wind was good, and the conditions right, 50, 000 voices shouting in their blood lust could be heard through the windows.

I wonder what laws were passed based on that sound.
I've been thoroughly enjoying the Ancient Rome Refocused podcast. It has the informality and "outside the envelope" thinking that puts one in mind of Hardcore History (I have a feeling that Rob Cain is going to get very tired of that comparison). Now I see that his blog is just as entertaining, informative, and thought provoking. Check it out.

5.14.2010

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

In which the scouting begins in earnest and skullduggery is afoot!
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
Podcast Highlight
The Gospel of Thomas (T.M. Camp's short stories)

Other Links
  • Quote
    Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. -- Howard Thurman
  • Escape Pod
  • World in 100 Objects
My Huffduffer feed
Julie D's Huffduffer page, iTunes, RSS

5.06.2010