Mister Ron's Basement II
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Sat, Feb 27 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1605

Our Saturday Night Special story is truly special today!

From The New York Weekly Magazine of July, 1796, we have discovered a piece by a writer who calls himself Tyranculus, concerning what was then becoming a vanishing custom, and putting the final kibosh on it.

The piece is called 'On the Three Cornered Hat.'

Time: approx five 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.  

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (soon to be renamed 'Beatweek') which can be downloaded as a free pdf file here. 

Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar:

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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.

 

Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement2-27-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:07pm EST

  Fri, Feb 26 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1604

We've dug out some great short stories from early 1900's magazines by Charles Battell Loomis!

In today's 1905 tale, a haberdasher is talked into pulling a stunt to get a free Railroad trip. It is called 'The Price of a Pass.

Time: approx twenty and a half minutes

 
The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
 
 
 

The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/charlesbattellloomis.html

 
 
John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.  
 
 
There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (soon to be renamed 'Beatweek') which can be downloaded as a free pdf file here. 
 
 
Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar:
 
 
 
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_Basement2-26-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:03pm EST

  Thur, Feb 25 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1603 

We've dug out some great short stories from early 1900's magazines by Charles Battell Loomis!

Today's tale is classic Loomis -- one of the great tales that made him so popular with readers of the era! A young American lawyer is bowled over with love at first sight with a woman who passed him by in front of the British Museum and vanished! It is called 'The Lady of the Museum Steps.'

Time: approx thirteen and a half minutes

 
The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
 
 

The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/charlesbattellloomis.html

 
John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.  
 
 
There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (soon to be renamed 'Beatweek') which can be downloaded as a free pdf file here. 
 
 
Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar:
 
 
 
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_Basement2-25-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

Wed, Feb 24 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1602

We've dug out some great short stories from early 1900's magazines by Charles Battell Loomis!

From 1909, Loomis moves out of his cramped apartment in the city, and struggles to get used to the wide open spaces of New Jersey in 'The Confession of a Suburbanite.'

Time: approx ten minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

 

The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:http://ronevry.com/charlesbattellloomis.html

 

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

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (soon to be renamed 'Beatweek') which can be downloaded as a free pdf file 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_Basement2-24-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54pm EST

Tue, Feb 23 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1601

We've dug out some great short stories from early 1900's magazines by Charles Battell Loomis!

Today's 1900 tale features a man with complaints about golf and golfers. It's called 'Once 'Round the Links.'

Time: approx five and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

 

The Charles Battell Loomis Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/charlesbattellloomis.html

 

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

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (soon to be renamed 'Beatweek') which can be downloaded as a free pdf file 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_Basement2-23-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49pm EST

 Mon, Feb 22 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1600 

This is our 1600th Episode!

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

If you haven't yet, please do go back and start with Chapter One of this fabulous book! They're ALL worth listening to!

You'll find them in the Stephen Leacock Index below. 

Today, in Chapter Seven, cupid's arrow strikes the junior teller at the Exchange Bank and the Judge's daughter in 'The Extraordinary Entanglement of Mr. Pupkin.'

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


Time: approx twenty-six minutes
 
The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
 
 
The Stephen Leacock Catalog of Stories is at:
 
 
Also, do check out the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor web site at: 
 
 
 
John Kelly of The Washington Post has written a lively piece about the Basement. You can read it here.  
 
 
There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (soon to be renamed 'Beatweek') which can be downloaded as a free pdf file here. 
 
 
Help Keep Mister Ron's Basement alive! Donate One Dollar:
 
 
 
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_Basement2-22-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

Sun, Feb 21 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1599

SUNDAY SALAD offers a Stanley Huntley tale from 1882 revealing exactly how western railroad conductors handle pushy Easterners. It's called 'The Conductor and the Tourist.'

Time: approx five 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:

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. 

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (soon to be renamed 'Beatweek') which can be downloaded as a free pdf file 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_Basement2-21-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

Sat, Feb 20 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1598

Our Saturday Night Special story concerns... Saturday Night!

Fanny Fern takes us on a Saturday Evening visit to The Bowery in her 1857 story, 'Signs of the Times.'

Time: approx eight minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Fanny Fern Catalog of Stories is at: http://ronevry.com/Fanny_Fern_Stories.html

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

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (soon to be renamed 'Beatweek') which can be downloaded as a free pdf file 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_Basement2-20-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:57pm EST

Fri, Feb 19 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1597

Written back in 1920, Ellis Parker Butler presented a science fiction tale of the world of the future -- 1930! This tale of Prohibition is called 'The Man from '20.'

Time: approx twelve minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Ellis Parker Butler Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/EllisParkerButler.html

Read lots more about Ellis Parker Butler at:

http://www.ellisparkerbutler.info/

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

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (soon to be renamed 'Beatweek') which can be downloaded as a free pdf file 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_Basement2-19-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

Thur, Feb 18 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1596

Today we offer our third (and last) S. Potts and Daniel story from Ellis Parker Butler (there apparently aren't any more), also published in 1910.

Our tale concerns a man who invents a remarkable improvement in False Teeth. The story is appropriately enough called 'Teeth is Teeth.'

Time: approx twenty-three minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Ellis Parker Butler Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/EllisParkerButler.html

Read lots more about Ellis Parker Butler at:

http://www.ellisparkerbutler.info/

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

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine (soon to be renamed 'Beatweek') which can be downloaded as a free pdf file 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_Basement2-18-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:31pm EST