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Tagged with “story” (10)

  1. Lemmings, by Richard Matheson, read by Walter O’Hara

    This is a very short story by Richard Matheson, a famous television writer and master of the short story form. Written as a parable about nuclear war (in 1953), it was not received well, and in some jurisdictions people actually wanted it banned. I rather like the darkly ironic tone and imagery of this short-short piece. I have always read it very differently from the author’s intent, and took the allegory as representing the madness of popular culture. Go figure!

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  2. “We are Coming by Day and by Night”

    This post is a reading of the text of a leaflet dropped on Nazi Germany by RAF bombers in the Summer of 1942. Although famed Strategic Bomber visionary Arthur "Bomber" Harris signed it, he subsequently denied its authorship.

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  3. A Letter to My Old Master, by Jourdon Anderson, read by Walter O’Hara

    In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdon Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdon — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family — responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below (a letter which, according to newspapers at the time, he dictated).

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    This weeks podcast welcomes Walt O’Hara by HistoryMysteryBoo’ name=’description

    http://audioboo.fm/boos/395155-history-mystery-boo-week-ending-6-24-11-the-boy-generals

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  5. John and Abigal Adams Correspondence, Letter 001

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    The correspondence between John and Abigal Adams is astonishing for its length and historical value. They wrote to each other constantly during their long periods of separation and one can see an almost daily tide of events from their courtship in 1762 to the Presidency. Here I attempt to do an occasional read from the historical archive with the assistance of Julie Bellam.

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  6. The Defenders - Philip K. Dick

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  7. audioto.me: The Skull by Philip K. Dick

    An early short story by legendary science fiction author Philip K. Dick. (http://2xrainbow.com/audiotome/category/podcast)

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  8. Stephen Engelberg Shares His Thoughts on Long-Form Storytelling - ProPublica

    This week, Managing Editor Stephen Engelberg joins the podcast to give us a preview of ProPublica’s first live event on long-form journalism.

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  9. The Poor Little Matchgirl, by Hans Christian Anderson

    The Hans Christian Anderson tragic short story, oddly suited for Christmas time. Read by Walter O’Hara On "Aery Persiflage" http://misternizz.podbean.com/ and The Third Point of Singularity http://misternizz.wordpress.com

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  10. The Invader

    "The Invader" is a simple science fiction tale from 1953, but it still holds up as one of Escape’s best episodes. It shares some strong similarities to The Twilight Zone’s 1961 episode "The Invaders" and to an X Minus One episode from 1956 called "Pictures Don’t Lie" but neither has the wit of Escape’s story.

    "The Invader" begins with an atomic bomb test in the Nevada desert. The explosion is observed by a space ship on its way to visit the Earth carrying the advance guard of a more evolved race.

    "The Invader" was directed by Antony Ellis and written by Michael Gray. It starred Howard McNear as Albert Tanner, Fay Baker as Martha, and Edgar Barrier as the Commander. Also appearing were Paul Frees, Peter Leeds, Bill Bissell and LeRoy Leonard.

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