Mister Ron's Basement II
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Wed, Oct 31 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #893

Woody Guthrie used to sing a song with the lyrics, 'You Can't Scare Me, I'm Sticking to the Union.' But what if the Union was composed entirely of ghosts, whose job is to scare people? Read all about it in John Kendrick Bangs' hysterical 1900 story, 'The Amalgamated Brotherhood of Spooks.'

Time: approx twenty-two and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2007-10-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:01am EDT

Tue, Oct 30 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #892

John Kendrick Bangs wrote eerie stories of ghosts and other weird things, and they were usually pretty funny. Today's tale is about a caretaker with a strange story to tell in 'The Mystery of Barney Rourke' from 1898.

Time: approx seventeen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2007-10-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:58am EDT

Mon, Oct 29 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #891

Our Monday book serialization is George Ade's 1903 collection, 'In Babel -- Stories of Chicago.' The stories in this book range from the hysterically funny to the pathetically sad. Altogether, they paint a fascinating portrait of turn-of-the-last-century Chicago.

A comment on a young woman's photograph begins a fascinating conversation in 'Miss Tyndall's Picture.'

Time: approx ten minutes

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The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2007-10-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:56am EDT

Sun, Oct 28 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #890

SUNDAY SALAD presents an appropriate story for Halloween, as the Spoopendykes prepare their costumes for a party in 'How They Missed the Masquerade' from 1881.

Time: approx eight minutes

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The Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2007-10-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:54am EDT

Sat, Oct 27 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #889

Mrs. Bowser relates a tale of her husband's literary bent in 'Bowser Writes A Poem,' by C. B. Lewis from 1890.

Time: approx eight and a half 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-2007-10-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:52am EDT

Thu, Oct 25 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #888

Mike Fink was a genuine historical character -- often known as 'The King of the Flatboat Men' -- whose legend became exaggerated over the years into tall tales as wild as those of Paul Bunyan or Pecos Bill. This week, we will feature stories of Mike Fink from four different authors.

Today we see just how exaggerated stories about Mike Fink became as we go for a ride on an angry bull in Thomas Chandler Haliburton's 1852 piece, 'Mike Fink in a Tight Place.'

Time: approx eleven and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2007-10-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:49am EDT

Wed, Oct 24 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #887

Mike Fink was a genuine historical character -- often known as 'The King of the Flatboat Men' -- whose legend became exaggerated over the years into tall tales as wild as those of Paul Bunyan or Pecos Bill. This week, we will feature stories of Mike Fink from four different authors.

Today's tale concerns Mike Fink's overbearing sense of humor and his expectation of full attention from his audience. From 1888, we present 'Jokes Made to Laugh At' by Colonel Frank Triplett.

This episode is dedicated to the swell folks of the Northern Virginia Podcasting Meetup Group! Time: approx eight minutes

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Direct download: revry-2007-10-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:45am EDT

Tue, Oct 23 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #886

Mike Fink was a genuine historical character -- often known as 'The King of the Flatboat Men' -- whose legend became exaggerated over the years into tall tales as wild as those of Paul Bunyan or Pecos Bill. This week, we will feature stories of Mike Fink from four different authors.


Today we get a taste of how the Mike Fink legends grew over the years as we learn of a strange thing to do with a buffalo hide, in 'Mike Fink and the Clergyman' by Thomas W. Knox, from 1876.

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2007-10-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:42am EDT

Mon, Oct 22 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #885

Mike Fink was a genuine historical character -- often known as 'The King of the Flatboat Men' -- whose legend became exaggerated over the years into tall tales as wild as those of Paul Bunyan or Pecos Bill. This week, we will feature stories of Mike Fink from four different authors.

Today we feature a tale of a practical joke called 'Mike Fink and the Sheep' written in 1852 by Ben Casseday.

Time: approx ten and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2007-10-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:40am EDT

Sun, Oct 21 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #884

Our Monday book serialization is George Ade's 1903 collection, 'In Babel -- Stories of Chicago.' The stories in this book range from the hysterically funny to the pathetically sad. Altogether, they paint a fascinating portrait of turn-of-the-last-century Chicago.

Four tough guys in a Chicago bar encounter two friendly circus clowns in 'An Incident in the Pansy.'

Time: approx ten 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:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

Direct download: revry-2007-10-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:37am EDT