Mister Ron's Basement II
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Sat, Nov 28 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1514


SUNDAY SALAD has a short but clever story of a fight and an ecclesiastical witness by Stanley Huntley from 1880 -- 'A Cautious Witness.'

Time: approx five and a half minutes

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The Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is at:

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John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!


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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement11-29-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33pm EST

Sat, Nov 28 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1514



Our Saturday Night Special story concerns that which makes this season so special -- Wallace Irwin's 1911 tale, 'Peace on Earth in the Shopping District.'

Time: approx twelve and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field.
To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!


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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement11-28-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:05pm EST

Fri, Nov 27 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1513



Happy Thanksgiving! If you would like to hear some Thanksgiving stories we have presented in past episodes, just click here.

Jonathan F. Kelley's 1856 posthumously published collection of his newspaper writing, 'The Humors of Falconbridge,' brought him the nationwide popularity he never received during his lifetime.

Today we offer a short, but fascinating glimpse into The Future! as seen from the 1850s, entitled 'What's Going to Happen.'

Time: approx three minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Jonathan F. Kelley index is at:

http://ronevry.com/falconbridge.html

John Kelly (no relation to this week's author, as far as we can tell) of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

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A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field.
To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!


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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement11-27-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:26pm EST

Thur, Nov 26 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1512



Happy Thanksgiving! If you would like to hear some Thanksgiving stories we have presented in past episodes, just click here.

Jonathan F. Kelley's 1856 posthumously published collection of his newspaper writing, 'The Humors of Falconbridge,' brought him the nationwide popularity he never received during his lifetime.

'Knocking Down' is the practice of a bartender stealing from the till, which is an important part of today's tale of two bartenders, 'Getting Square.'

Time: approx ten and a half minutes

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

The Jonathan F. Kelley index is at:

http://ronevry.com/falconbridge.html

John Kelly (no relation to this week's author, as far as we can tell) of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field.
To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!


-- By the way, if you haven't noticed, you can get the episode by either clicking on the word 'POD' on top of this section, or on the filename on the bottom where it says 'Direct Download' or by subscribing in iTunes.

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement11-26-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17pm EST

Wed, Nov 25 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1511



Jonathan F. Kelley's 1856 posthumously published collection of his newspaper writing, 'The Humors of Falconbridge,' brought him the nationwide popularity he never received during his lifetime.

When the Doctor comes to your house and saves you from dying, there's only one reason to complain -- his bill! Here it is explained in a short but sweet tale called 'A Severe Spell of Sickness.'

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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

The Jonathan F. Kelley index is at:

http://ronevry.com/falconbridge.html

John Kelly (no relation to this week's author, as far as we can tell) of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field.
To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!


-- By the way, if you haven't noticed, you can get the episode by either clicking on the word 'POD' on top of this section, or on the filename on the bottom where it says 'Direct Download' or by subscribing in iTunes.

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement11-25-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:20pm EST

Tue, Nov 24 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1510



Jonathan F. Kelley's 1856 posthumously published collection of his newspaper writing, 'The Humors of Falconbridge,' brought him the nationwide popularity he never received during his lifetime.

Today's Falconbridge story concerns a lawyer with awful handwriting who decides to become a phony doctor and sell pills. It's called 'Pills and Persimmons.'

Time: approx thirteen minutes

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

The Jonathan F. Kelley index is at:

http://ronevry.com/falconbridge.html

John Kelly (no relation to this week's author, as far as we can tell) of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field.
To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!


-- By the way, if you haven't noticed, you can get the episode by either clicking on the word 'POD' on top of this section, or on the filename on the bottom where it says 'Direct Download' or by subscribing in iTunes.

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement11-24-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23pm EST

Mon, Nov 23 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1509



Part One of Two of Chapter Eleven ('Miss Kling Telegraphically Baffled') of our Monday Book Serialization of Ella Cheever Thayer's 1880 novel, 'Wired Love,' in which Nattie and Clem discover the key to each others' hearts is in a -- well -- a key!

Time: approx twelve minutes



The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Wired Love index is at:

http://ronevry.com/http://ronevry.com/wiredlove.html

John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field.
To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!


-- By the way, if you haven't noticed, you can get the episode by either clicking on the word 'POD' on top of this section, or on the filename on the bottom where it says 'Direct Download' or by subscribing in iTunes.

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement11-23-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Sun, Nov 22 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1508



SUNDAY SALAD offers an early Huntley story for the Brooklyn Eagle from 1879. In this tale we get an impromptu art criticism session at a gallery. It's called 'A Lively Connoisseur.'

Time: approx six minutes

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

The Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Spoopendyke_Stories.html

John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field.
To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!


-- By the way, if you haven't noticed, you can get the episode by either clicking on the word 'POD' on top of this section, or on the filename on the bottom where it says 'Direct Download' or by subscribing in iTunes.

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement11-22-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49pm EST

Sat, Nov 21 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1507

Our Saturday Night Special story adds to last week's theme of phonographs with a particularly odd science-fictional fantasy by Edward Bellamy from 1889. It's called 'With the Eyes Shut.'

Time: approx forty-seven minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field.
To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!


-- By the way, if you haven't noticed, you can get the episode by either clicking on the word 'POD' on top of this section, or on the filename on the bottom where it says 'Direct Download' or by subscribing in iTunes.

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement11-21-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:12am EST

Fri, Nov 20 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1506

This week, we have been reading stories about that new-fangled invention, The Phonograph.

From Scribner's Monthly back in 1880, we find reference to what was then a two hundred year old Cyrano de Bergerac story that must have fascinated readers just discovering the phonograph. It's called 'The Phonograph in the Moon Two Centuries Ago.'


Time: approx four and a half minutes

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

John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.

Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar: http://ronevry.com/Mister_Ron_Donate.html

A hint to new listeners - you can use the catalogs to find stories by specific authors, or just type their name in the keyword search field.
To find some of the best stories in the Basement, simply click here!


-- By the way, if you haven't noticed, you can get the episode by either clicking on the word 'POD' on top of this section, or on the filename on the bottom where it says 'Direct Download' or by subscribing in iTunes.

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement11-20-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:51pm EST