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Tue, Mar 30 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1634

Max Adeler's published writings in books is a small sampling of his total output -- he wrote for Philadelphia newspapers for decades from the 1860s through the 1880s, and much of his work is simply buried.

Oddly enough, we have found a good deal of Adeler material in New Zealand newspapers from the period, and we will be reading some this week.

Today's Adeler tale from 1879 involves an editor trying to hire a professional assassin in 'A Persecuted Journalist.'

Time: approx six and a half minutes

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The Max Adeler Catalog of Stories is at:

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek 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.

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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_Basement3-30-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

Mon, Mar 29 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1633

Today marks the FIFTH Birthday of Mister Ron's Basement! Thanks so much to all of our listeners. The best, we hope, is yet to come...

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. 

We are today presenting the final chapter of this book! Chapter Twelve -- 'L'Envoi. The Train to Mariposa.'

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

Time: approx fifteen 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

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek 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:

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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_Basement3-29-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55pm EST

Sun, Mar 28 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1632

SUNDAY SALAD offers a strange, satirical story about Indians by Stanley Huntley from 1880. Oddly enough, this tale offered clues to something that would not be publicly revealed until 1885 -- that Huntley had become an adopted son of a Sioux Chief in 1879, while attempting to interview Sitting Bull -- and that the main character in this crazy story had Huntley's adopted Indian name -- 'Wauk-Pey-Wan-Kau.'

Enjoy then, 'The Warrior's Revenge - A Thrilling Tale of the Medieval Prairie.' 

Time: approx sixteen 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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There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek 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:

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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_Basement3-28-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50pm EST

Sat, Mar 27 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1631

Our Saturday Night Special story is inspired by recent headlines about Medical Care in the U.S. From 1905, we get Thomas L. Masson's take on Doctors in 'Esculapius Up to Date.'

Time: approx six and a half minutes

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

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The Thomas L. Masson Index of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/masson.html

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek 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:

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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_Basement3-27-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33pm EST

Fri, Mar 26 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1630

This week we have dug up some so-far-unread George Ade stories that are Worth Reading.

Ever have trouble speaking before an audience? Here's an 1899 tale of a minister who comes up with a novel solution to  just that problem in 'The Fable of The Preacher Who Flew His Kite, But Not Because He Wished to Do So.'

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

The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek 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:

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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_Basement3-26-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:56pm EST

Thur, Mar 25 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1629

This week we are digging up some so-far-unread George Ade stories that are Worth Reading.

Today's is quite funny!

While the Fraternal Lodge is not as big a deal as it was back in 1900 when this story was written, there are still many people who join secret orders and clubs today. This is a story of a truly fanatical Club Joiner -- 'The Fable of the Lodge Fiend, and the Delilah Trick Played by His Wife.'

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 Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek 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:

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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_Basement3-25-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:20pm EST

Wed, Mar 24 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1628

This week we will attempt to dig up some so-far-unread George Ade stories that are Worth Reading.

Today's 1899 story needs no other introduction than the title -- 'The Fable of the Good Fairy with the Lorgnette, and Why She Got It Good.'

Time: approx ten minutes

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

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The George Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek 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_Basement3-24-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48pm EST

Tue, Mar 23 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1627

This week we will attempt to dig up some so-far-unread George Ade stories that are Worth Reading.

We begin with a tale from his 1899 book, 'Fables In Slang.' It has the pretty self-explanatory title of 'The Fable of the New York Person Who Gave the Stage Fright to Fostoria, Ohio.'

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 Ade Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek 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_Basement3-23-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

Mon, Mar 22 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1626

Please excuse our skipping the last two Episodes of the Basement. Mister Ron has been recuperating from dental surgery.

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. 

We are today presenting the next-to-last chapter of this book. In Chapter Eleven, 'The Candidacy of Mr. Smith' the workings of a successful 1912 Canadian election are presented, and if the politics seem familiar, it just shows that people don't really change at all.


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

Time: approx thirty and a half 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

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek 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_Basement3-22-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:23pm EST

Fri, Mar 19 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1625

March is Women's History Month!

We are wrapping up our 19th Century Women Author readings with a week of stories from Fanny Fern's 1857 book, 'Fresh Leaves.'

Today Fanny discusses the outrageous New York Woman in the story 'Knickerbocker and Tri-Mountain.'

Time: approx six 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

There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek 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_Basement3-19-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:24pm EST