Mister Ron's Basement II
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Sat, Jan 30 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1577

Our Saturday Night Special story appeared in Puck Magazine back in 1884. It was written by Puck regular Scott Way, and it is all about returning home after a long absence -- it's called 'He Remembered.'

Time: approx six and a half minutes

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There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in the latest issue of iProng Magazine (issue #59) which can be downloaded as a free pdf file here.

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

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement1-30-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT

Fri, Jan 29 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1576

Today is January 29th, also known as that great global holiday, created years ago by Mad Magazine cartoonist Don Martin, National Gorilla Suit Day! (actually, the holiday falls on January 31st, but we're getting it in early this year).

In celebration, we are presenting our Fourth Annual Gorilla Suit story! All of our Gorilla Suit stories can be found here.

Today's piece originally appeared in 'Wilkes Spirit of the Times' back in 1861. It is called 'Performance by the Savage Club.'

Of course, this makes this week's theme a little easier to figure out.

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

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in the latest issue of iProng Magazine (issue #59) which can be downloaded as a free pdf file here.

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!

-- 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 clicking on the Victrola picture, or by subscribing in iTunes (please note that for most of today, the Victrola pointed to yesterday's episode instead of today's Gorilla Suit story -- that has been fixed).

 

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement1-29-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:25am EDT

Thur, Jan 28 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1575

This week we have a theme to all our stories, which will become apparent by the time we get to Friday's tale.

Back in Episode #633, we presented a 43 minute version of George W. Peck's 1870s lecture 'How Peck and Another Mule Crushed the Rebellion.'

Years later, Peck expanded and serialized the lecture in his newspaper, 'Peck's Sun.' In 1897, it was compiled into a book called 'How Private George W. Peck Put Down the Rebellion.'

Today, we are reading a fun part of that book, 'I Am Sent Forth in Women's Clothes.'

Time: approx nineteen minutes

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

The George W. Peck Catalog of Stories is at:
http://ronevry.com/georgewpeck.html

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in the latest issue of iProng Magazine (issue #59) which can be downloaded as a free pdf file here.

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 clicking on the Victrola picture, or by subscribing in iTunes.

 

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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement1-28-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

Wed, Jan 27 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1574

This week we have a theme to all our stories, which will become apparent by the time we get to Friday's tale.

Today's wonderful piece is by noted Western writer Gay Bentley Wuerpel, from 1906. It's called 'The Cowboy and the Mermaid.'

Time: approx twenty-five minutes

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

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in the latest issue of iProng Magazine (issue #59) which can be downloaded as a free pdf file here.

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 clicking on the Victrola picture, or by subscribing in iTunes.


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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement1-27-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT

Tue, Jan 26 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1573

This week we have a theme to all our stories, which will become apparent by the time we get to Friday's tale. 


We begin the week with a very short story from Marcus Mills ('Brick') Pomeroy's 1868 book, 'Nonsense.' It's called 'A Chicken Suit.' And no, it isn't about someone wearing a chicken suit...


Time: approx five and a half minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/brickpomeroy.html


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!


-- 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 clicking on the Victrola picture, or by subscribing in iTunes.


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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement1-26-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Mon, Jan 25 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1572

Our Monday novel serialization is Stephen Leacock's 1912 masterpiece, 'Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town.'

Every single chapter of this book is wonderful!
If you haven't heard the first and second Chapters yet, go back and listen to them first. You'll find them in the Stephen Leacock Index below.

Today we take an exciting (for Mariposa) trip on Lake Wissanotti on board the Mariposa Belle, in 'The Marine Excursions of the Knights of Pythias.'

As always, your comments are welcome! Mail to:
revry@panix.com

Time: approx forty-one and a half minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Leacock_Stories.html

Also, do check out the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor web site at:

http://leacock.ca

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 clicking on the Victrola picture, or by subscribing in iTunes.


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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement1-25-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT

Sun, Jan 24 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1571

SUNDAY SALAD features one of the last pieces Stanley Huntley wrote for the Brooklyn Eagle in 1884, almost a year before he died. Mere days before 'Vengeance' appeared in the Eagle, long-time editor Thomas Kinsella died, and it seems likely that this weird tale was Huntley's tribute to him.


Thomas Kinsella

Time: approx eleven and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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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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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 clicking on the Victrola picture, or by subscribing in iTunes.


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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement1-24-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

Sat, Jan 23 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1570

Often, people with 'artistic' temperaments are accused of posing.

Our Saturday Night Special story, written for 'The Smart Set' Magazine in January of 1910 (exactly one hundred years ago) by Harold Susman, concerns two artistic types who are tired and misunderstood. It is called 'Artistic Temperamentalists: A Modern Instance.'

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

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 clicking on the Victrola picture, or by subscribing in iTunes.


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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement1-23-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT

Fri, Jan 22 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1569



In 1897, fairly early in his career, illustrator and cartoonist Art Young published a collection of lectures by famous writers called 'Authors' Readings.' He also wrote short biographies of the writers and wonderful included life drawings, autographed by his subject.

We really don't know why we have never featured any stories by Opie Read in the Basement before, but we will offer more in the the future. Meanwhile, today we offer Art Young's biography of Read and the short lecture story 'A Backwoods Sunday.'

Time: approx fifteen 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!


-- 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 clicking on the Victrola picture, or by subscribing in iTunes.


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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement1-22-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT

Thur, Jan 21 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1568



In 1897, fairly early in his career, illustrator and cartoonist Art Young published a collection of lectures by famous writers called 'Authors' Readings.' He also wrote short biographies of the writers and wonderful included life drawings, autographed by his subject.

Today we are featuring Young's biography of C. B. Lewis, who wrote under the pen name of 'M. Quad.' We have featured hundreds of M. Quad stories in the Basement, and most of them are extremely funny.

Today's lecture story is not funny at all, but is terrific. It is called 'The Last of His Race.'

Time: approx thirteen and a half minutes



The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/quad.html

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

http://ronevry.com/mrbowser.html

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!


-- 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 clicking on the Victrola picture, or by subscribing in iTunes.


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Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement1-21-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:48pm EDT