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Wed, Aug 31 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #114

A fun Non-Sports story from Ring Lardner, excerpted from his 1916 tale 'Gullible's Travels.' I know. -- I'm Wise...

Time: approx twelve minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:46am EST

Tue, Aug 30 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #113

'Horseshoes' by Ring Lardner (1914) --

a little lengthier than most stories here in the Basement, but loads of fun and really worth listening to. You'll find lots of namedropping here, including a terrific sequence involving Washington pitching legend Walter Johnson. There's an exciting and funny description of a World Series, very loosely based on the 1913 matchup between Philadelphia's Athletics and New York's Giants, but fictionalized, and with a couple of extra games thrown in.

Time: approx forty-seven and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:37am EST

Mon, Aug 29 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #112

We're 'Headin' for Louisville' (musically, at least) as we hear a selection from Ring Lardner's 'You Know Me, Al' (1914).

Time: approx eight minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34am EST

Sun, Aug 28 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #111

Coming up to the plate with a week of Ring Lardner stories. Today's is an excerpt from 'Alibi Ike' written in 1915.

Time: approx ten minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43am EST

Sat, Aug 27 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #110



Short but funny -- 'The Fable of the Fatal Album and the Leap for Life' by George Ade, and a very, very strange piece of music.

Time: approx three minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:41am EST

Fri, Aug 26 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #109

George Ade's 1904 story 'The Night-Watch and the Would-Be Something Awful' gives the Real Low Down on Getting Away with It. Also, a musical intro that needs to be heard to be believed.

Time: approx eight minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:38am EST

Thu, Aug 25 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #108

L. Frank Baum's 1901 story 'The Glass Dog' has a bit of everything in it -- magic, romance, betrayal, greed, love, and artistry of some sort.

Time: approx seventeen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36am EST

Wed, Aug 24 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #107

L. Frank Baum explores going beyond the limits of good literature in 'The Girl Who Owned a Bear' from 1901.

Time: approx sixteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33am EST

Tue, Aug 23 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #106

'The Queen of Quok' by L. Frank Baum (1901) is an object lesson in the real value of time and money.

Time: approx nineteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:31am EST

Mon, Aug 22 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #105

A difference of opinion in spending habits underscore the Generation Gap in L. Frank Baum's 1897 story, 'The Extravagance of Dan.' Also, a liitle bit more from the Banjo King.

Time: approx fourteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-08-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28pm EST