Mister Ron's Basement II
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Mon, Jul 31 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #444

On Mondays we are serializing the 1890 book 'Samantha Among the Bretheren' by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley). Today is Chapter Eight, "Diamonds."

Time: approx fifteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-07-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:14am EDT

Sat, Jul 29 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #443

George Ade tells of a Young Woman running around in circles in the 1901 tale 'The Fable of the Undecided Brunette & The Two Candidates.'

Time: approx ten 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-2006-07-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

Fri, Jul 28 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #442

George Ade dishes up a tale of a long standing grudge and an opportunity for revenge in the 1904 story 'The Fable of What Our Public Schools and the Primary System Did for a Poor but Ambitious Youth.'

Time: approx nine 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-2006-07-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:10pm EDT

Thu, Jul 27 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #441

Seba Smith is almost totally forgotten today, but he was America's first important political satirist, whose work was immensely popular for decades during and well after the author's life.

His character Jack Downing was the progenitor of the 'Shrewd Yankee' that has become a mainstay in American fiction.

From 1830 (reprinted in an 1859 collection), Jack gets a letter from his mother -- 'Mrs. Downing Urges Her Son to Come Home.'

Time: approx five and a half minutes

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

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Direct download: revry-2006-07-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:07am EDT

Wed, Jul 26 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #440

Seba Smith is almost totally forgotten today, but he was America's first important political satirist, whose work was immensely popular for decades during and well after the author's life.

His character Jack Downing was the progenitor of the 'Shrewd Yankee' that has become a mainstay in American fiction.

From 1830 (reprinted in an 1859 collection), Jack gets a letter from another relation urging him to stay away from the Legislature -- 'Cousin Nabby Advises Mr. Downing to Come Home.'



Time: approx five minutes

Time: approx ten minutes

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

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Direct download: revry-2006-07-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:04am EDT

Tue, Jul 25 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #439

Seba Smith is almost totally forgotten today, but he was America's first important political satirist, whose work was immensely popular for decades during and well after the author's life. His character Jack Downing was the progenitor of the 'Shrewd Yankee' that has become a mainstay in American fiction.

What inspired Jack Downing to join the legislature? Maybe it was this letter he received from his uncle in 'Uncle Joshua Tells How He Went to Boston and Took Dinner With the Gineral Court.' Originally written in 1830, this version is from an 1859 book collection.



Time: approx seventeen and a half minutes

Time: approx ten minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Seba Smith Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/SebaSmith.html

Direct download: revry-2006-07-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:58am EDT

Mon, Jul 24 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #438

Seba Smith is almost totally forgotten today, but he was America's first important political satirist, whose work was immensely popular for decades during and well after the author's life.

His character Jack Downing was the progenitor of the 'Shrewd Yankee' that has become a mainstay in American fiction. Today we feature the original Jack Downing story from 1830, 'My First Visit to Portland.'



Time: approx ten minutes

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

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Direct download: revry-2006-07-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52am EDT

Sun, Jul 23 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #437

On Mondays we are serializing the 1890 book 'Samantha Among the Bretheren' by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley). Today is Chapter Seven, "Babies."

Time: approx ten minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2006-07-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

Sat, Jul 22 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #436

George Ade explores the mechanics of good government in off-year elections in the 1904 tale 'The Fable of the Taxpayers' Friend Who Ran to an Empty Grand Stand and Finished Outside the Money.'

Time: approx nine minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2006-07-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:46am EDT

Fri, Jul 21 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #435

George Ade follows the career of a man who finagled his way to the top in the 1903 story 'How An Humble Beginner Moved from One Pinnacle to Another and Played the Entire Circuit.'

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2006-07-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:44pm EDT