Mister Ron's Basement II
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Fri, Jun 30 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #414

George Ade lets us in on the secret of success in life in the 1904 story 'The Willing Collegian Who Was Hunting for a Foothold.'

Time: approx Eight and a Half minutes

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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2006-06-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:59am EDT

Thu, Jun 29 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #413

C. B. Lewis created one of the most memorable comic characters of all time back in 1886 -- Mr. Bowser -- kind of a cross between Homer Simpson and Archie Bunker.

Today, in keeping with this week's theme, we present a Mr. Bowser story from 1902, 'The Summer Drink.'

There will be more Mr. Bowser stories next week!

Time: approx ten minutes

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The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Catalog of Stories is at:

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The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Mister Bowser Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2006-06-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:51am EDT

Wed, Jun 28 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #412

Americans seem to regard Vacationing a little different from everybody else. This apparently, was true long ago as well as today, as we find out in Charles Dudley Warner's 1893 piece, 'Repose in Activity.'

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-06-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:48am EDT

Tue, Jun 27 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #411

Another Summer Story today from O Henry -- Even Grafters and Con Men need a vacation now and then, which they get in 'A Midsummer Masquerade' from 1908.



Time: approx thirteen and a half minutes

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The O Henry Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2006-06-27a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

Tue, Jun 27 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #410

Summer is here, and we have stories about the season this week! We kick off with George W. Peck's 1882 tale of a vacation gone very, very wrong in 'Summer Resorting.'

Time: approx twelve and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George W. Peck Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2006-06-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:41am EDT

Sun, Jun 25 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #409

On Mondays we are serializing the 1890 book 'Samantha Among the Bretheren' by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley). Today is Chapter 3 -- 'Moving the Stove.'

If you want to make sense of this, please listen to the first two chapters before getting to this one.



Time: approx twelve and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-06-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:47pm EDT

Sat, Jun 24 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #408

George Ade fills us in on what goes on behind closed doors with three young suburban couples in the 1904 story 'The Fable of the Lonesome Trolley-Riders and Their Quest of Harmless Amusement.'

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2006-06-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:44am EDT

Fri, Jun 23 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #407

George Ade tells how to set up a tour of all the wholesome sights in the big city for a visiting country cousin in the 1904 story 'The Lecture Tickets That Were Bought but Never Used.'

This one is a howler.

Time: approx eight minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2006-06-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT

Thu, Jun 22 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #406



Charles Battell Loomis is in the spotlight this week.

Today's story has it's ups and downs -- 'Poe's "Raven" in an Elevator' from 1903.

Time: approx sixteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2006-06-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT

Wed, Jun 21 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #405

Charles Battell Loomis is in the spotlight this week.

Back in Episode #316, we introduced an amazing character, Miss Flutterly. Today, we bring her back in a 1904 story, 'Miss Flutterly on Politics and the Drama.'

Time: approx nine and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/charlesbattellloomis.html

Direct download: revry-2006-06-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:37am EDT