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:

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.  

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!

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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!
 
 
 
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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!
 
 
 
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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:

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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:

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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_Basement2-24-10.mp3
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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:

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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_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:

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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_Basement2-21-10.mp3
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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:

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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:

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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_Basement2-20-10.mp3
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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:

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The Ellis Parker Butler Catalog of Stories is at:

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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:

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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_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:

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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_Basement2-18-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:31pm EST

Wed, Feb 17 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1595

Yesterday we met Ellis Parker Butler's intriguing characters, S. Potts and Daniel. Today we feature them again in a 1910 story concerning being dictator of the world, taking care of a stable, and the inherent risks of shaking too many hands.

Mister Ron had difficulty keeping from laughing out loud while reading this!

It's called 'The Power Behind the Throne.'

Time: approx nineteen 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:

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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_Basement2-17-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:37pm EST

Tue, Feb 16 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1594

We are reading hilarious stories from Ellis Parker Butler this week.

Today's 1910 piece involves a President bossing Congress around, and a cow wearing red spectacles, among other things. It's called 'The Exciting Life.'

Time: approx thirteen 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_Basement2-16-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53pm EST

 Mon, Feb 15 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1593 

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 Six, despair turns to hope in 'The Beacon on the Hill.'

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


Time: approx twenty-three 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_Basement2-15-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:04pm EST

Sun, Feb 14 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1592

SUNDAY SALAD has a special Stanley Huntley story for Valentine's Day!

In 1882, this piece was featured on Page One of the Brooklyn Eagle, instead of Huntley's regular Sunday humor column. Taken for what it is, and remembering that Huntley often made up stories from whole cloth, we offer 'The High Art of Making Love to a Woman.'

Time: approx thirty-five 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. 

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_Basement2-14-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:19pm EST

Sat, Feb 13 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1591

Our Saturday Night Special from 1906 is a short but extremely funny (and perhaps quite prescient) tale by Jack Appleton.

It is called 'A Glimpse Into The Future.' 

Time: approx four 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. 

*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_Basement2-13-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:26pm EST

Fri, Feb 12 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1590

We are wrapping up our second week of readings from George W. Peck's 1900 book 'Sunbeams.'

Once again we offer a reminiscence of Peck's tenure as Governor of Wisconsin. It's a tale of coolness and insanity, and it is called 'When Dad Was Scared.'

Time: approx eleven 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 W. Peck Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/georgewpeck.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_Basement2-12-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:16pm EST

Thur, Feb 11 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1589

This week we are once again reading from George W. Peck's 1900 book 'Sunbeams.'

George W. Peck was not only a beloved humorist, comedian, and writer of his day, but also served two terms as Governor of the State of Wisconsin. Today we offer a memorable (and funny) tale from his tenure as Governor -- 'Calling an Audience With a Fire Alarm.'

Time: approx eight 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 W. Peck Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/georgewpeck.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_Basement2-11-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57pm EST

Wed, Feb 10 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1588

This week we are once again reading from George W. Peck's 1900 book 'Sunbeams.'

Clothing fads come and go, and early adopters sometimes get embarrassed wearing odd items in public. Today's story concerns a man in such a situation. It's called 'The Yellow Shoe Period.'

Time: approx seven and a half minutes

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

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The George W. Peck Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/georgewpeck.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:

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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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Tue, Feb 9 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1587

This week we are once again reading from George W. Peck's 1900 book 'Sunbeams.'

Today's extremely funny tale concerns the peril of engaging in casual conversation with lawyers -- it is called 'The Man Who Asked Questions.'

Time: approx eight 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 W. Peck Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/georgewpeck.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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 Mon, Feb 8 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1586 

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

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 Five, we follow the fund-raising efforts of 'The Whirlwind Campaign in Mariposa.'

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


Time: approx eighteen and a half 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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Sun, Feb 7 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1585

SUNDAY SALAD offers TWO wintry pieces - first a short poem about a brash young ice skating girl from 1879, 'Maud Miller.' Then we hear some tall tales involving snowshoes, and boats, and wildcats in the 1883 story, 'A Few Moderate Anecdotes.'

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. 

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_Basement2-07-10.mp3
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Sat, Feb 6 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1584

Our Saturday Night Special commemorates the Great Snowstorm of 2010 with a Bill Nye Story from 1994 -- 'An Interesting Diary.'

Time: approx six minutes


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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Bill Nye Catalog of Stories is at: http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine 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.

 

 

Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement2-06-10.mp3
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Fri, Feb 5 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1583

We are interrupting our readings of George W. Peck stories this week because Mister Ron has a terrible 'code in de nodse.' Therefore we have a special, and perhaps more appropriate story by Thomas L. Masson from 1909, called 'Anatomy for Beginners.'

Time: approx seven minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Thomas L. Masson Index of Stories is at:

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine 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.

Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement2-05-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:27pm EST

Thur, Feb 4 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1582

This week we are reading from George W. Peck's 1900 book 'Sunbeams.'

Today Peck tells of a fellow editor who became a police chief, and how the man dealt with a 'regular customer' in a tale called

'Gave the Prisoner Rope.'

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

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine 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_Basement2-04-10.mp3
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Wed, Feb 3 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1581

This week we are reading from George W. Peck's 1900 book 'Sunbeams.'

Today we hear a remarkably up-to-date tale from 110 years ago that could be torn out of your daily newspaper. It's called 'The Trust and the Drummer.'

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

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of iProng Magazine 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_Basement2-03-10.mp3
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Tue, Feb 2 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1580

This week we will be reading 'Humor, Sarcasm, and Sense' from George W. Peck's 1900 book 'Sunbeams.'

Today, we look at that new-fangled style of sleepwear (for 1900) in the story, 'The Dude and His Pajamas.'

Time: approx seven 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 issue #59 of iProng Magazine 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_Basement2-02-10.mp3
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 Mon, Feb 1 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1579 

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

Every single chapter of this book is fabulous!  If you haven't heard the first, second, and third Chapters yet, go back and listen to them first.

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

Today, in Chapter Four, we take a close look at 'The Ministrations of the Rev. Mr. Drone.'

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


Time: approx thirty-four minutes

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

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.  

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. 

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_Basement2-01-10.mp3
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Sun, Jan 31 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1578

SUNDAY SALAD presents Stanley Huntley's 1882 spoof of Tennyson's 1854 poem, 'Charge of the Light Brigade.' It is called (naturally) 'Charge of the Heavy Brigade.'

Time: approx five 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. 

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.

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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