Mister Ron's Basement II
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Fri, Sep 30 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #144

George Ade's 1904 tale of a boarding house, 'The Regular Kind of Place and the Usual Way it Turned Out' may recall an almost-vanished custom, but it's still very, very funny.

Time: approx six minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-09-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23am EST

Thu, Sep 29 2005

Mister Ron's basement #143

Mary Austin week ends with an early piece about an effete and proper Bostonian attempting to 'go native' in the Southwest. It's called 'The Wooing of the Sennorita,' from 1897.

Time: approx fifteen and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-09-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

Wed, Sep 28 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #142

Mary Austin mixed authentic history with magic, as explained by legendary story-telling birds in 'The Pearls of Cofachique - How Lucas de Ayllon Came to Look for Them and What the Cacica Far-Looking Did to Him -- Told by the Pelican' from 1918.

Time: approx twenty-five minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-09-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

Tue, Sep 27 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #141

Mary Austin's story of a sheep rancher, his daughter, and a dangerous masquerade offers charming characters and a good deal of fun. It's called 'Spring o' the Year,' from 1908.

Time: approx twenty-two and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-09-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13am EST

Mon, Sep 26 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #140

Mary Austin's tale of Lost Mine Fever and the Family Breadwinner from 1907 is called 'The Return of Mr. Wills.'

Time: approx fifteen and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-09-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:11am EST

Sun, Sep 25 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #139

Mary Austin gives us the lowdown on 'Jimville -- A Bret Harte Town' from 1903, and Lovey Austin gives us some Low Down Travelin' Sounds.

Time: approx sixteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-09-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:08am EST

Sat, Sep 24 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #138

George Ade's 'The Fable of How He Never Touched George' from 1899 explores wrestling holds and good cigars.

Time: approx five minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-09-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:04am EST

Fri, Sep 23 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #137

George Ade's 'The Fable of How Gertrude Could Keep It Up until Ten O'Clock in the Morning,' from 1904, explores the Art of Romantic Intellectual Conversation. Yep.

Time: approx three minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-09-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:02am EST

Thu, Sep 22 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #136

Bret Harte, a truly great American Writer, gets the Spotlight in the Basement this week. 'Brown of Calaveras,' from around 1870, deals out a convoluted hand of complex relationships, betrayal, luck, love, sacrifice, and joy among three very different people in a small mining town.

Time: approx twenty-four and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-09-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

Wed, Sep 21 2005

Mister Ron's Basement #135

Bret Harte, a truly great American Writer, gets the Spotlight in the Basement this week. Putting aside the wild western stories for a bit, here is Harte's 1873 (!) tale, 'My Suburban Residence,' along with some perfectly ducky odes.

Time: approx eleven and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2005-09-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:55am EST