Mister Ron's Basement II
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Thur, Apr 29 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1663

From Oliver Herford's 1922 book 'Neither Here Nor There,' we discover a thrifty way to save a fortune -- 'The Low Cost of Cabbing.'

Time: approx five minutes

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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.

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Wed, Apr 28 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1662

We have found a fascinating, but little known book from 1922 by Oliver Herford, called 'Neither Here Nor There,' featuring a collection of strange stories.

Ever wonder where the unique flavor of Tutti-Frutti comes from? Well, wonder no longer as we hear about 'The Tutti-Frutti Tree.'

Time: approx four minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found 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.

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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_Basement4-28-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

Tue, Apr 27 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1661

We have found a fascinating, but little known book from 1922 by Oliver Herford, called 'Neither Here Nor There,' featuring a collection of strange stories.

Today we settle forever, the answer to the immortal question, 'Are Cats People?'

Time: approx six and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found 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.

 

Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement4-27-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:20pm EST

Mon, Apr 26 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1660

Our Monday book serialization continues with Metta Victoria Victor's 1859 novel 'Miss Slimmens's Window.' Today, we experience the delights of Chapter Three, 'Miss Slimmens Is Honored With A Serenade.'

 

 

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

Time: approx thirty minutes 

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

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There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 of 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_Basement4-26-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34pm EST

Sun, Apr 25 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1659

SUNDAY SALAD offers an uncredited 1883 piece reprinted from Drake's Traveller's Magazine, obviously written by Stanley Huntley. It's a series of funny tall tales concerning Rattlesnakes called 'This Takes the Medal for 1883.'

Time: approx five 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_Basement4-25-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50pm EST

Sat, Apr 24 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1658

Our Saturday Night Special piece is a bit of poetry from 1858 by William C. Richards concerning a line from Shakespeare -- Puck's "I'll put a girdle round the earth in forty minutes" and how it applied to his modern 19th Century technology -- it is called 'The Telegraph Foreshadowed.'

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

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_Basement4-24-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:06pm EST

Fri, Apr 23 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1657

We are wrapping up a week of some wonderfully feel-good tales from Charles Battell Loomis's 1908 book 'The Knack of It -- Some Essays in Optimism.'

These days, many people get angry about one thing or another and have no trouble expressing it. This is nothing new, as we see in Loomis's 1908 piece, 'On Venting One's Spleen.'

Time: approx eight and a half 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

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.

 

 

Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement4-23-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02pm EST

Thur, Apr 22 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1656

This week we offer some wonderfully feel-good tales from Charles Battell Loomis's 1908 book 'The Knack of It -- Some Essays in Optimism.'

Today's piece is one of Mister Ron's favorites of all time -- written not long after the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire -- it is called 'On Keeping Young.'

Time: approx nine 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:

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.

 

 

 

Direct download: Mister_Rons_Basement4-22-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

Wed, Apr 21 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1655

This week we offer some wonderfully feel-good tales from Charles Battell Loomis's 1908 book 'The Knack of It -- Some Essays in Optimism.'

Are people all good or all bad? Is everything Black or White and no Grey? Loomis argues that we are all 'Mixed Pickles' -- 57 Varieties!

Time: approx nine 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:

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_Basement4-21-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

Tue, Apr 20 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1654

Note - We have skipped our Monday book serialization, but it will return next Monday!

This week we offer some wonderfully feel-good tales from Charles Battell Loomis's 1908 book 'The Knack of It -- Some Essays in Optimism.'

Today's piece concerns good deeds that roll along through history -- It's called 'Pass It Along' and you will love hearing it...

Time: approx eleven 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

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_Basement4-20-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37pm EST