Mister Ron's Basement II
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Fri Oct 29, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1800

Halloween is here, and in commemoration, we are presenting scary, but fun stories from Ambrose Bierce’s 1903 collection, ’Can Such Things Be?’

Actually, today’s story is one of the most frightening we’ve ever presented, about a duel, and a gag that backfired. It has the strange title of ‘The Middle Toe of the Right Foot.’

Time: approx twenty-two minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

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The Index of Ambrose Bierce stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/bierce.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL 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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Thur Oct 28, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1799

Halloween is approaching, and in commemoration, we are presenting scary, but fun stories from Ambrose Bierce’s 1903 collection, ’Can Such Things Be?’

Today’s tale is not about ghosts but is a horror tale of a “thinking machine” called ‘Moxon’s Master’

Time: approx twenty-five minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Index of Ambrose Bierce stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/bierce.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL 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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Wed Oct 27, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1798

Halloween is approaching, and in commemoration, we are presenting scary, but fun stories from Ambrose Bierce’s 1903 collection, ’Can Such Things Be?’

Today’s ghostly tale concerns a shopkeeper who never missed a day of work for over 30 years, and seems to have not let death break him of the habit. It’s called ‘A Jug of Sirup.’

This one should NOT be missed!

Time: approx seventeen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Index of Ambrose Bierce stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/bierce.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL 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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Tue Oct 26, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1797

Halloween is approaching, and in commemoration, we are presenting scary, but fun stories from Ambrose Bierce’s 1903 collection, ’Can Such Things Be?’

Our tale today concerns mysterious happenings in the home of a doctor who disappeared ten years previously! It is called ‘A Diagnosois of Death.’

Time: approx ten and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Index of Ambrose Bierce stories is located at:

http://ronevry.com/bierce.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL 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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Mon, Oct 25, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1796

We are continuing with our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis’s 1868 Dime Novel, ‘The Steam Man of the Prairies.’

In Chapter Fourteen, while getting water to make steam, Johnny Brainerd meets a fierce giant of a man who doesn’t believe in the Steam Man. This is a pretty good chapter, entitled ‘The Huge Hunter.’

Time: approx ten minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement 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 at a new URL 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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Thur Oct 21, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1795



We have discovered an odd collection of fantastic tales from 1884 by Edward Eggleston called ‘Queer Stories For Boys and Girls’

So far we have presented stories of a little girl who grew old and wrinkled, and a talking teapot. Today we feature an extremely LONG but fascinating tale of a walking and talking cane! It is entitled ‘Mr. Blake’s Walking Stick.’

Time: approx fifty-two minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement 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 at a new URL 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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Wed Oct 20, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1794

We have discovered an odd collection of fantastic tales from 1884 by Edward Eggleston called ‘Queer Stories For Boys and Girls’

Sometimes people are not really what they seem to be, as we discover about ‘The Funny Little Old Woman.’

Time: approx ten and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement 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 at a new URL 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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Tue Oct 19, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1793

We have discovered an odd collection of fantastic tales from 1884 by Edward Eggleston called ‘Queer Stories For Boys and Girls’

Today, we join a bored man waiting for tea water to boil on a dismal October day in ‘What the Tea Kettle Said.’

Time: approx nine minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement 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 at a new URL 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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Mon, Oct 18, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1792

We are continuing with our Monday Book Serialization, Edward S. Ellis’s 1868 Dime Novel, ‘The Steam Man of the Prairies.’

In Chapter Thirteen, Johnny Brainerd barely escapes death with his Steam Man, then encounters a strange situation back at Wolf Ravine, in ‘An Appalling Danger.’

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement 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 at a new URL 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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Fri Oct 15, 2010

Mister Ron’s Basement # 1791

Edgar Wilson Nye, better known as Bill Nye, was perhaps one of the most beloved humorists in America. We are wrapping up a week of pieces from his 1887 collection, ‘Cordwood.’

When newspapers make mistakes, they usually print a correction the next day, especially when requested to do so by angry readers - as we learn about in ‘How Bill Nye Failed to Make the Amende Honorable - - A Pathetic Incident.’

Time: approx five and a half minutes

The Mister Ron’s Basement Catalog can be found at:

http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Bill Nye Index of stories can be found at:


http://ronevry.com/billnye.html

*There is a nifty interview with Mister Ron in issue #59 iProng Magazine (now known as Beatweek Magazine) which can be downloaded at a new URL 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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