Mister Ron's Basement II
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Mon, Jun 25 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #766

More stories from William Tappan Thompson's southwestern masterpiece, 'Major Jones's Courtship,' published in 1843, grace the Basement this week.

Today's tale takes place before Major Jones's marriage proposal, where he goes to Macon, Georgia to observe an 'Examination at the Female College.'

Time: approx fifteen minutes

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Direct download: revry-2007-06-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

Sun, Jun 24 2007

Mister Ron's Basement #765

Our Monday book serialization is George Ade's 1903 collection, 'In Babel -- Stories of Chicago.'

The stories in this book range from the hysterically funny to the pathetically sad. Altogether, they paint a fascinating portrait of turn-of-the-last-century Chicago.

In today's chapter, Ade presents the story of a Garden Party in a rapidly devolving neighborhood. It's pretty funny. The tale is called 'The Barclay Lawn Party.'

Time: approx eleven and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2007-06-24a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50pm EST