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Dec 9, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD CHRISTMAS 2019 Stories and Songs for Young and Old A collection of stories, poems, and carols set on or around the holiday for children and adults alike.  Note: the Father Brown story has been edited for family reading.  All sources from Project Gutenberg and Distributed Proofreaders.  Merry Christmas!
Topics: anthology, Christmas, literature, poetry, hymn, carol, cowboys, detective, Louisiana, England,...
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Dec 6, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD Illustrated International Cookbook Culled from several vintage cookbooks, ranging from Miss Leslie's 1853 opus to a WWII-era baking pamphlet, here is a variety of recipes -- about one hundred -- for all sorts of occasions.  Whether you're spending a week outdoors or preparing for a large party, beginning married life, or are an old pro at homemaking, there's sure to be a good meal to try out here.  Most of the illustrations come from WikiMedia Commons and mainly give you an idea of what...
Topics: cooking, recipes, meat, vegetables, desserts, soups, salads, hunting, fishing, parties, Mexico,...
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Dec 4, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge, Vol. 17 Plenty of reading material for long rides home from grandma's house, business meetings, or journalistic endeavors.  Travel with Henry James, Americana from Zona Gale, how a presidential press conference should sound, an interview with then-governor Jimmy Carter, a profile of British writer Amelia B. Edwards, 18th century views of reptiles, satirical poems from Punch, the people who influenced WWI hero Sgt. York, tips on parenting, and other bits of knowledge.
Topics: anthology, science, religion, politics, satire, poetry, literature, travel, parenting, whistles,...
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Dec 2, 2019 MPDMedia
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ASTOUNDING GALAXY OF FUTURE IFS Pulp Science Fiction, 1929-1963 Anthology Edited by Matt Pierard from texts found on Project Gutenberg. A selection of short works from 1929-63 covering all aspects of science fiction.  Not very many famous writers in this anthology, as I was going more for date of publication over fame.  An editorial most likely by a young Ray Bradbury, from his Future Fantasia of 1939, is the biggest name talent here.  Cover art is by my brother, John, of various stages of...
Topics: science fiction, anthology, public domain, aliens, supernatural, interplanetary travel, Ray...
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Nov 28, 2019 MPDMedia
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Two Unrelated Tales An MPDMedia Audio Book Two stories, one set at Thanksgiving in early 20th Century rural America, one in 1880's Paris.  In Chamber's tale, a poacher ekes out a living with his daughter on a rich man's property; Maupassant's elderly bookkeeper takes a measure of his sad, meaningless life on a walk through his city's famous streets.
Topics: short stories, Thanksgiving, poverty, loneliness, family, romance, America, France, Robert W....
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Nov 21, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge, Vol. 16 A salute to the forgotten heroes of Apollo 12, featuring the third and fourth men to walk on the Moon; two plays - one for kids and one for grownups; bird lore; a speech by Angela Merkel; White House ephemera of the Nixon/Ford era; Czech family recipes; how not to tweet publicly; a short story by Susan Glaspell; two poems; a profile of White Sands, NM; current events from Wikinews; samples of popular recordings of 1976; operatic arias, and other random items of note.
Topics: anthology, Apollo 12, history, science, music, birds, politics, fine art, theater, Angela Merkel,...
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Nov 19, 2019 MPDMedia
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50's Sci-Fi, Vol. 7 An MPDMedia Audio Book Androgynous aliens observe Earthlings from above our planet; ancient organisms plan a visit to a nearby planet; a soldier seeks his beloved wife in post-apocalyptic America; another couple come to regret their spoiled son's high-tech toy.  Sources: Project Gutenberg via Distributed Proofreaders' Greg Weeks and Co.
Topics: science fiction, anthology, aliens, androgyny, microorganisms, satire, nuclear war, sensuality,...
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Nov 16, 2019 MPDMedia
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Non-Fiction, November 2019 An MPDMedia Audio Book An eclectic collection of non-fiction works, mostly in the public domain.  The exception is my survey of Tampa's early 1980's new music scene, Find the Message - Touch the Light, which was a chapbook I published in 1989.  A 1915 article about post-partum depression, then cruelly known as puerperal insanity, is the longest work.  A journal entry by Thoreau about a Sunday in his circle's parlor is the shortest.  In between are a profile of...
Topics: non-fiction, anthology, audio book, history, science, music, culture, birds, travel, medicine,...
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Nov 12, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge 15 This issue is all about women because many got the vote in various countries around the world in November a century ago.  I've also included works by notable women born in November: Marie Curie, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Selma Lagerlof, George Eliot, and Louisa May Alcott.  This collection begins with a 1959 science fiction story by a writer who died only about ten years after its first publication.
Topics: short works, anthology, women, history, science, fiction, poetry, politics, US Congress, America,...
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Nov 11, 2019 MPDMedia
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Two Fisted Tales, Vol. 2 An MPDMedia Audio Book A quartet of tough-talking stories, from Maupassant's tale of an obnoxious Prussian officer getting his comeuppance to Fontenay's 1957 lawless space-western, and from Southwick's prohibition pulp to London's true-life ghostly encounter.
Topics: short stories, adventure, science fiction, history, sailors, Prohibition, Prussia, America, France,...
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Nov 7, 2019 Matt Pierard
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4 Short Stories , by Matt Pierard  Copyright 2000, 2019 An MPDMedia Audio Book What if Monty Masters, creator of radio's sexy San Francisco detective, Candy Matson , had continued writing the series well into the early 60's?  I wrote "Candy Matson - 1962" with that very thought in mind.   Who -is- killing the redheads of the city by the bay? Three short unrelated stories from 2000-2001 fill out this collection.  "Runaways" has title duo in the Florida Keys of that era;...
Topics: short stories, audio book, teenagers, detectives, music, romance, religion, family, Italy, NYC, San...
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Nov 2, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge, Vol. 14 With a youngish G. B. Shaw gazing contemplatively from the cover, this issue includes one of his lesser-known plays, an estimation of Dostevsky's career, a profile of an Italian king, American political documents, and a variety of poetry, literature, science, history, and music.
Topics: anthology, poetry, literature, science, history, music, politics, public domain
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Nov 1, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD Short Stories, November 2019 THE FINDING OF THE ABSOLUTE, by May Sinclair OUT OF SEASON, by Ernest Hemingway  THE TREASURE SHIP, by Saki THE MARKET-HUNTER, by Robert W. Chambers THREE MEETINGS, Ivan Turgenev BACK PAY, by Fannie Hurst POETS, by Kahlil Gibran THE HUMAN ELEMENT, by Leo Kelly  
Topics: short stories, melodrama, romance, science fiction, allegory, humor, Ivan Turgenev, Fannie Hurst,...
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Nov 1, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD Poetry, November 2019 POETRY, by Marianne Moore SUNRISE, by Sidney Lanier THE BUSY HEART, by Rupert Brooke RED MOON-RISE, by D. H. Lawrence SWEET ETTY OF RHENWEE, by Cushag THE END OF THE ROAD, by Hilaire Belloc SPRING OFFENSIVE, by Wilfred Owen THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE, by W. B. Yeats  LIFE AND LUXURY, by Alan Porter THE SEVEN MAIDENS, by Eden Phillpotts OH FOOLS, by Bernard Gilbert ONE NIGHT, by Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall HORATIUS AT THE BRIDGE, by Thomas B. Macaulay SINCE THERE IS NO...
Topics: poetry, nature, romance, history, war, WWI, humor, Marianne Moore, Thomas Macaulay, Wilfrid Owen,...
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Oct 29, 2019 MPDMedia
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Children's Classics An MPDMedia Audio Book Three moral stories, emphasizing kindness, loyalty, true love, and family ties.  Or you can identify with the amoral, cardashionesque, wicked stepsisters who serve absolutely no purpose to humankind.  The best film version of Beauty and the Beast is by Jean Cocteau (also Whoopi Goldberg's fav flick) and the best version of Cinderella is the one starring Leslie Caron.  Both are loyal to their French sources.  As for Hansel and Gretel , I recommend...
Topics: fairytales, kindness, loyalty, romance, family, children, girls, boys, royalty, morality, wicked...
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Oct 19, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge, Vol. 13 A collection of spooky, creepy, and malevolent articles perfect for the Halloween season, and the nightmares before Christmas.  Includes a radio play I wrote for this anthology, inspired by a nauseating conversation on Twitter.  Cover art by my brother, John, who has been scaring kids since the 80's when he illustrated YA novels written by Bruce Coville; also enlightening adults via Graphic Classics.  Writers include H. P. Lovecraft, Sheridan Le Fanu, John Reed, Ida...
Topics: horror, short stories, poetry, non-fiction, fantasy, drama, H. P. Lovecraft, U.S. President,...
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Oct 17, 2019 MPDMedia
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Very Short Works, Vol. 2 An MPDMedia Audio Book Twenty recordings of four minutes or less, generally three each of humor, cooking, children's games, arts & crafts, poetry, and miscellaneous.  Use for school projects, community radio, et al.
Topics: short works, humor, cooking, children's games, arts & crafts, poetry, history, public domain,...
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Oct 12, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge, Vol. 12 Freedom of the Press Number I was going to wait until Monday to post this but there's been so much going on in news lately, specifically about freedom of the press, that I felt I should put it up now.
Topics: history, culture, politics, censorship, freedom of the press, controversy, satire, drugs, poetry,...
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Oct 11, 2019 MPDMedia
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Romance Classics Abridged, Vol. 2 An MPDMedia Audio Book Three gothic romances, all by women: George Sand's Mauprat , Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre , and her sister Emily's Wuthering Heights .  Personal fav is Eyre , followed by Mauprat .  WH is too overwrought and dull in comparison.
Topics: romance classics, supernatural, revolution, romance, man-woman relationship, spinsters, England,...
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Oct 7, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge, Vol. 11 Visits to Dutch art masters, an interview with scientist Luther Burbank, a treatise on mollusks, an essay on drugs in American literature, a survey of Chicago's black community, a look at women's higher education, a lecture on progressive religion, and other interesting works culled mostly from Wikisource, as well as Project Gutenberg, and Archive. Cover image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Matilda_Betham.jpg
Topics: history, politics, law, poetry, literature, science, drug abuse, religion, women's rights,...
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Oct 4, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD SHORT STORIES OCTOBER 2019 LONGEVITY, by Therese Windser THE SHADOWS ON THE WALL, by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman [COBWEB] CXXVIII., by Ambrose Bierce THE OTHER WOMAN, by Richard Harding Davis DE AMICITIA, by William Somerset Maugham A MALAPROPOS PARENT, by Anthony Hope THE FISHERMAN OF PASS CHRISTIAN, by Alice Dunbar AN OMINOUS BABY, by Stephen Crane THE HATRED OF THE QUEEN, by L. Adams Beck A few for the season.   Previously published as Travel Tales , now formatted for ease of reading.
Topics: short stories, science fiction, fantasy, romance, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Somerset Maugham, Stephen...
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Oct 2, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD Poetry, October 2019 Sixteen works, mostly British and American, up through 1923.
Topics: poetry, public domain, nature, romance, faith, D. H. Lawrence, Sara Teasdale, Hāfiz, Jean Cocteau,...
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Sep 30, 2019 MPDMedia
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Short Works of Science for ESL Learners An MPDMedia Audio Book Ten selections from public domain encyclopedias, non-fiction publications, and periodicals, which are read in both natural speech and slowed down speech (prefixed ESL) for educated people learning English.   I'm not a professional ESL teacher or narrator, this was just a project I wanted to try.  The slow-reads are also good for sufferers of insomnia, especially played softly.  Text file has each article in its original format....
Topics: science, ESL, English as Second Language, astronomy, psychology, botany, physics, biology,...
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Sep 27, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge Vol X
Topics: history, literature, science, politics, public domain
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Sep 25, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD Humor, Vol. 2 An MPDMedia Audio Book Four more stories: two outright fictions (an O. Henry classic, and a 'utopian' 50's sci-fi), one exaggeration (courtesy Mr. Twain), and Ms. Fern's ageless mid-19th Century essay of feminist wit.
Topics: humor, women, science fiction, childhood, kidnaping, fools, Fanny Fern, Mark Twain, O. Henry, David...
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Sep 19, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD Gazette, September 2019 An MPDMedia Audio Book Historical works up to 1953.  No date on the voting pamphlet, but the year 1901 is mentioned in the text.  All sourced from Project Gutenberg.
Topics: history, audio book, fiction, non-fiction, racism, voting, religion, spices, Petrified Forest,...
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Sep 13, 2019 MPDMedia
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Romance Classics - Abridged An MPDMedia Audio Book Three romantic classics -- Pride and Prejudice, The Scarlet Letter, and Anna Karenina -- abridged, as found in the multi-volume anthology, The World's Greatest Books , by editors Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton.  The whole set is found on Project Gutenberg.  These are great for getting the gist of long, complicated stories that you don't have time to read, or as introductions to these masterworks.  Fav of the lot: Austen's P&P, with its...
Topics: romance, history, adultery, humor, man-woman relationship, Leo Tolstoy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jane...
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Sep 10, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge, Vol. 9 Every great mind from Aristophanes to, uh, Jared Kushner is on display here.
Topics: anthology, literature, politics, history, science, drama, poetry, war and peace, public domain
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Sep 7, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD Humor - An MPDMedia AudioBook It's been  rough week in the our part of the world, caused mainly by the seemingly-endless Hurricane Dorian.  Here are four funny stories from the United States and Great Britain to leaven your mood.  Young Sam Clemens stalks an uncooperative fowl; a British family tries to unload an unruly pet; a sly young lady outwits her dad on the high seas; and the family cook lays down the law to the new lady in the house.   Red Cross...
Topics: short stories, humor, cooks, hunting, boyhood, horses, romance, sailing, daughters, Harriet Beecher...
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Sep 5, 2019 MPDMedia
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Untitled 1 - September 2019 40 pages of assorted short works by Punch, Colette, Christopher Morley, Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay,  Samuel Lover, Andrew Lang, Sarah Johnson Cocke, Charles Fontenay, Upton Sinclair, and Frederick Accum.
Topics: short works, humor, drama, food, science fiction, romance, fairytale, Colette, Christopher Morley,...
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Aug 29, 2019 MPDMedia
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Wanderer of the Wasteland ,  by Zane Grey, Ch. 1-10 An MPDMedia Audio Book Long saga of Adam Larey, beginning in 1878 as a naive eighteen-year-old tenderfoot in the desert southwest near Yuma, Arizona.  Adam experiences a lusty romance with a Mexican temptress, followed by a family tragedy, and the beginning of his atonement in the desert. I've chosen not to finish recording this, as it gets too dark beginning at Ch 15.  LibriVox may take a stab at it, so to speak.
Topics: western, adventure, Cain, Abel, romance, betrayal, murder, Arizona, 1878, desert, Zane Grey, public...
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Aug 27, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge Volume 8 BOOK 60 1 PETER, from The Bible, King James THE EXHILARATIONS OF THE ROAD, by John Burroughs. COPENHAGEN, by Maurice Baring A TRIFLING OCCURRENCE, by Anton Tchekhov A SHORT HISTORY OF STANDING ARMIES IN ENGLAND, by John Trenchard THE KJÖKKENMÖDDINGS, By John Lubbock WIDOWERS' HOUSES, by George Bernard Shaw AN AUSTRALIAN PARSONAGE, by Janet Millett ...GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR, by John Mica THE DEDICATION OF HARVEY MILK STATUE, by Nancy Pelosi LESSEE OF SWAYZE V. BURKE...
Topics: world history, anthology, The Bible, comparative religion, army, drama, science, poetry, John...
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Aug 25, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD NF August 2019 An MPDMedia Audio Book Public domain works up through 1922 by G. K. Chesterton, Helen Keller, Edna Brush Perkins, Lord Stanhope, A.P.H., Alexander Pope, and Anonymous.  All sources found on Project Gutenberg.
Topics: non-fiction, science, politics, humor, travel, prevarication, criticism, Great Britain, Japan,...
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Aug 16, 2019 MPDMedia
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Five Stories August 2019 Five short stories suitable for a week of bus rides to work or school.
Topics: short stories, Katherine Mansfield, Guy de Maupassant, Mary E. Wilkins, D. H. Lawrence, Henry Lee,...
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Aug 13, 2019 MPDMedia
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First Chapters - YA An MPDMedia Audio Book Five stories: two for tween girls, two for teen boys, and one for teen girls.  Bill Bolton and Rick Brant are stalwart young heroes with strong scientific skills; Nan Sherwood has a heart for adventure; Dorothy Gale has been to Oz and knows the score; and little Isobel is not your ordinary tween on a seaside vacation.
Topics: young adult novels, children, adventure, travel, science, fantasy, mystery, school stories, tweens,...
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Aug 8, 2019 MPDMedia
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International PD  August 2019 A collection of literature from around the world, some in native languages, and beginning with two stories from Mexico.  The content of this collection is poetry, mythology, an early play by Chekhov, et al.
Topics: international literature, Australia, China, Ireland, Russia, Japan, France, Spain, Mexico, India,...
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Aug 6, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge Volume 7 This issue begins with a mordant tale by Guy de Maupassant, moves on to a couple of 1923 waiter's union editorials presumably by Jere L Sullivan, the second of which is about the exodus of writers, like Sinclair Lewis, to Europe to escape Prohibition, which put a lot of barmen out of work.  Please excuse typos like  "loj,'ic" (for logic) as this is an optical scan data source of a GoogleBook that hasn't been vetted by Distributed Proofreaders (please...
Topics: literary anthology, Guy de Maupassant, Edna Ferber, Alexandre Dumas fils, Stendahl, Emilio G. Del...
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Aug 4, 2019 MPDMedia
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Two-Fisted Tales An MPDMedia Audio Book Four short stories by men, and for men (and a few women too) about such things as theft, corruption, amorality, ethics, and other subjects dealt with in the American Southwest, our Civil War, the Klondike, and London, too.
Topics: adventure, literature, men's stories, man-woman relationship, theft, corruption, ethics, morality,...
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Aug 1, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Book of Jonah An MPDMedia Audio Book One of the shortest books of The Bible.
Topics: Bible, Jonah, Yahweh, audio book, public domain, Christianity, God
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Jul 30, 2019 MPDMedia
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A Young People's Library 200 E-books Zipped For Family Reading The txt-format books in this zip file are all from Project Gutenberg, which guarantees a certain amount of quality, and this compact collection will fit easily in your computer or smart phone.  If you want versions with original typeface and illustrations, PG also has them in Epub, Kindle, and other formats.  The age range is six through eighteen, though some works may appeal to parents and guardians as well.  A selection of...
Topics: children's literature, adventure, family, fairytales, folktales, classics, reading, novels, poetry,...
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Jul 26, 2019 MPDMedia
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1949 in Old-Time Radio, An OTR Weekend Special Bob Hope, with Doris Day and Jack Benny, 12/06/49 Burns and Allen, with Marlene Dietrich, 3/17/49 Broadway is My Beat, 8/11/49 David Harding, Counter Spy, 2/22/49 Duffy's Tavern, 3/30/49, with Ann Sothern & Jimmy Durante Enchanted Hour, 10/16/49 Fibber McGee, 05/03/49 Green Llama, 6/26/49 Hallmark Playhouse - Parnassus On Wheels, 1/20/49 Halls of Ivy, 6/22/49 -- this is the debut pilot show, sans the Colmans Let George Do It, 12/26/49 Lux...
Topics: old-time radio, OTR, humor, drama, Bob Hope, Doris Day, Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, Ann Sothern,...
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Jul 23, 2019 Matt Pierard
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Jack and Linda's Road Trip Linda's Little Stranger The Last of Linda by Matt Pierard, copyright 2019 An online blogger and a photojournalist go on a working vacation across the American Southwest in the spring of 2019.  They wind up at an alt-right shindig hosted by a cynical zealot whom the blogger, Linda Miller (previously introduced in my audio book Albany, and Other Short Stories here on Archive) interviews.  The next few days are tumultuous to say the least, culminating in a special...
Topics: short story, series, satire, bloggers, journalists, gadflies, politics, US Southwest, Texas,...
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Jul 21, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD Gazette July 2019 Main focus here is periodicals, from 1917-48.  Poetry, short stories, non-fiction articles, and a few salads for summer.
Topics: periodicals, poetry, literature, short stories, non-fiction, Emmy Veronica Sanders, F. Scott...
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Jul 19, 2019 MPDMedia
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50's Sci-Fi, Vol. VI An MPDMedia Audio Book In honor of Apollo 11th's 50th Anniversary, a collection of moon-centric stories from the mid 1950's.  Henry Still's Slow Burn is an exciting adventure involving faith-based treachery; Alvin Heiner's Stowaway proves how foolish such an act can be; William Tenn's Project Hush will appeal to many a US Army vet; and Charles Fritch's The Big Leap is a psychiatrist's nightmare.
Topics: science fiction, audio book, short stories, Americana, psychology, adventure, moon, astronaut,...
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Jul 16, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge, Vol. VI Kindly enlighten yourselves.
Topics: History, Americana, Air Force, Elizabeth Dole, Anna Katharine Green, Olive Schreiner, Michelle...
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Jul 14, 2019 MPDMedia
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Maugham An MPDMedia Audio Book W. Somerset Maugham was one of England's finest story-tellers.  Here is a sampling of his work: the non-fiction pieces The Consul (which Sir Kim Darroch may like) and The Court of Oranges ; the romantic comedy of Flirtation ; the spooky south-seas tale of Honolulu ; a key chapter from Of Human Bondage set in the art colony of late 19th Century Paris; and a prescient short story about defiance called The Bum .
Topics: W. Somerset Maugham, short stories, non-fiction, Paris, China, Spain, Hawaii, Vera Cruz, London,...
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Jul 13, 2019 MPDMedia
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Century Anthology This is a collection of works found in the late 19th - early 20th century literary magazine popular in its era.  Short stories, poetry, and non-fiction articles are supplemented by other works of the era by Kate Chopin, Mary Hallock Foote, and others.
Topics: Americana, literature, poetry, non-fiction, Honduras, Maya, science, history, humor, Jack London,...
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Jul 8, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD Poetry July 2019 Poetry of the 18th - 20th Centuries.
Topics: Poetry anthology, English, American, Spanish, Rupert Brooke, William Cullen Bryant, Lola Ridge,...
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Jul 7, 2019 MPDMedia
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Mystery Omnibus, Vol. 2 An MPDMedia Audio Book Sherlock Holmes investigates what he considers a trivial case of domestic matters. Reggie Fortune looks into the case of mysterious young woman at an upscale girl's school. A professional deep-sea diver searches for a diva's missing bracelet. A middle-aged couple try to figure out who exactly owns their curious dog.
Topics: mysteries, Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Reggie Fortune, H. C. Bailey, Frank Stockton,...
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Jul 4, 2019 MPDMedia
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Tish Does Her Part , by Mary Roberts Rinehart An MPDMedia Audio Book Cranky, opinionated, self-righteous spinster, Tish Carberry, gets swept up in pre-WWI patriotism in this riotous story by Mary Roberts Rinehart.  Along for the ride are her long-suffering pals wry Aggie Pilkington and emotional Lizzie Wilkins. 
Topics: Mary Roberts Rinehart, Tish, Leticia Carberry, adventure, humor, WWI, Americana, spinsters,...
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Jul 2, 2019 MPDMedia
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AMERICA, AMERICA July 2019 America, from the early 1830's to 1922, as seen mostly by native-born and the British who relinquished their territory to us.  Join naturalist Bradford Torrey in Central Florida, C. K. Shepherd on a motorcycle in Missouri, Isabella Bird writing home from Hawaii, Earl H. Reed estimating the flora and fauna of Michigan, Frederick Law Olmstead up the Mississippi, John Muir climbing the steep trails of Washington State, Fanny Trollope's tour of Washington, DC, and poet...
Topics: Americana, USA, 19th Century, travel, nature, history, Florida, Michigan, the Mississippi, Hawaii,...
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Jun 25, 2019 MPDMedia
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Mixed Media 9 GLBTQ links found mostly on Internet Archive.  References to local "artists" removed.  
Topics: censorship, gay, lesbian, trans, bisexual, film, text, music, images, Stonewall 50, public domain
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Jun 23, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge Vol V A Tish story by Mary Roberts Rinehart, memorial poetry from WWI, a survey on intellectual women, a bibliography re Apollo 17, works by French authors Daudet, Maupassant, and Balzac, a US Supreme Court decision, et al
Topics: anthology, literature, France, United States, Daudet, Maupassant, Rinehart, Balzac, WWI, poetry,...
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Jun 21, 2019 MPDMedia
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GLB OTR Possibly the gayest eight hours in old-time radio, this project is in honor of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall '69.  Lux presents Barbara Stanwyck in These Three (based on Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour), Bette Davis & Anne Baxter in All About Eve , Clifton Webb in Sitting Pretty . and Judy Garland in her first version of A Star Is Born .  Also Lux's Strangers On A Train , NBC U's versions of E M Forster's Howards End and Henry James' Portrait of a Lady , and Studio One's...
Topics: OTR, gay, lesbian, bisexual, Lux Theater, NBC University Theater, Studio One, Barbara Stanwyck,...
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Jun 17, 2019 MPDMedia
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OTR Weekend, Vol. 5 A detective-centric collection ideal for investigative types of all sorts, particularly those relocating in California, where some of these shows are set.  All files have had background noise removed and sound levels lowered to comfortability.  As usual, there are 12 half-hour shows and two hour-long shows to allow for six shows per weekend night plus one full-hour show.  I would suggest 1936's Lux Theater version of The Thin Man for Saturday night, NBC University...
Topics: old-time radio, OTR, detectives, comedy, fatherhood, family values, mystery, Bogart & Bacall,...
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Jun 15, 2019 MPDMedia
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Public Domain Theatre A collection of works, mostly comedies, from the beginning of world theatre to 1918.  Dedicated to fellow Kansan, Annette Bening, who never seems to get honored - from Hollywood to Broadway - despite many fine performances. Menexenus , by Plato Contention Between Liberality And Prodigality , by Anonymous The Pretentious Young Ladies , by Moliere The Busie Body , by Mrs. Susanna Centlivre Pygmalion and Galatea , by W. S.  Gilbert Her Own Way , by Clyde Fitch Woman's Honor...
Topics: theater, comedy, Plato, Moliere, Centlivre, Gilbert, Fitch, Glaspell, classics, social satire,...
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Jun 12, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD Gazette, June 2019 An MPDMedia Audio Book Recorded during a thunderstorm, J V Sloane's "Loop Faces South" is a column based in Chicago featured in a 1923 edition of The Drama magazine.  He reviews local productions of works by Oscar Wilde and Moliere by a black theater company, as well as Ina Claire in the original version of The Awful Truth, and Mrs. Fiske in an apparently awful play.  Future Hollywood character actresses Allison Skipworth and Mary 'toujours l'amour' Boland are...
Topics: audio book, literature, theater, music, opera, operetta, Emmy Destin, Songling-Pu, Noel Coward,...
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Jun 11, 2019 MPDMedia
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50's Sci-Fi, Vol. V An MPDMedia Audio Book Ethics, in either Robert Hazeltine's serious or Willard Marsh's humorous takes, accent two of these tales.  Charles Fontenay's look at matter transmission leans more towards Mel Brooks than Stephen King.  G K Hawk's story has more of a contemporary feel, especially to anyone whose young kid has stumbled across a record-player or dial phone in the attic.
Topics: science fiction, short stories, evolution, alien encounters, space travel, matter transmission,...
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Jun 7, 2019 MPDMedia
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World in a Bottle , by Allen Kim Lang An MPDMedia Audio Book Picture if you will thirty college-age Americans living in an on-land submarine for their entire germ-free existence.  They attend classes at a major Indiana university wearing special hazmat suits and are otherwise perfectly normal, at least on the surface.  Then, cracks begin to show up in their ultimately purposeless existence until one young man rebels with a rationally radical idea.
Topics: science fiction, germ-free, antiseptic, university, Indiana, 1960, man-woman relationships, Allen...
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Jun 6, 2019 MPDMedia
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Very Short Works An MPDMedia Audio Book This is a collection of very short works, all under three minutes in length: poetry, children's literature, science profiles, scenes from plays, humorous essays, and so on.  These can be used by indie radio stations, for school projects, et al
Topics: short works, public domain, audio, poetry, children's literature, science, drama, humor,...
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Jun 2, 2019 MPDMedia
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Creepy and Spooky THE SIN-EATER , by Fiona Macleod ELY'S AUTOMATIC HOUSEMAID , by Elizabeth W. Bellamy DOUBLE TAKE , by Wilson Parks Griffith THE ERROR OF THE EMBROIDERED SLIPPER , by Charles Georges Souli THE OTHER WING , by Algernon Blackwood THE TRUTH ABOUT GOLDFISH by H. Kuttner THE CREEPING FINGERS , by Lawton Mackall HOW THESEUS SLAYS THE MINOTAUR , by Nathaniel Hawthorne THE HIRED HAND AND "HA'NTS" By E.O. Laughlin DEATH AND ODYSSEUS and DEATH AND THE ORANGE , by Lord Dunsany...
Topics: horror, ghosts, aliens, spooky, creepy, literature, short stories, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon...
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May 31, 2019 MPDMedia
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International poetry by: Algernon Charles Swinburne, Harold Acton, George Santayana, Hilda Doolittle, Rennell Rodd, Walt Whitman, Arthur Rimbaud, Don Ruben Dario, Oliverio Girondo, Po-Chu I, Wang Chien, Albert Mockel, Robert Burns, Ralph Hodgson, Edward Shanks, Ezra Pound, Katherine Mansfield, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Rudolph Valentino, Dorothy L. Sayers, Annie Vivanti, Alfred Tennyson, and William Wordsworth.
Topics: International poetry, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Harold Acton, George Santayana, Hilda Doolittle,...
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May 30, 2019 MPDMedia
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Born In June A selection of famous folks, mostly pre-1924, born in June.  Biographies, photographs, links to media, and writings by this group bring them to life.
Topics: June births, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Drinkwater, W.B. Yeats, Jefferson Davis, Irvin S. Cobb,...
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May 27, 2019 MPDMedia
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OTR Weekend, Vol. IV A selection of old-time radio from 1937 to 1974.  As this is Memorial Day weekend, several episodes are from the eras of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.  Broadway legends include Agnes Moorehead on CBS Radio  Mystery  Theater and an episode of Inner Sanctum , Helen Hayes in The Glass Menagerie (opposite Montgomery Clift), and of course The Big Show with Tallulah Bankhead, Rex Harrison, and Judy Holliday.  Herbert Marshall stars in Cavalcade of America , and Elliot Lewis in...
Topics: old-time radio, OTR, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Benny, Fibber McGee, CBS Radio Mystery Theater, Inner...
Folkscanomy: Fringe and Off-Center
May 24, 2019 MPDMedia
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50's Sci-Fi, Vol. IV An MPDMedia Audio Book The shortest and longest stories - Communication and Reject - were the best, imo.  Shock Troop is almost good, but Reluctant Genius is so arch... would have been better read by male and female thespians with some background in Greek drama.  Feel free to add sound effects and your own Creative Commons music at will.
Topics: Science fiction, Charles Fontenay, Henry Slesar, John Johnson, Richard Bolton, aliens, Mars,...
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May 21, 2019 MPDMedia
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Works in German, French and Italian Zipped All of these books are found on Project Gutenberg and give one an idea of what is easily available, outside perhaps the EU.  Most are by great authors of each country, though a few are translations of others into their own language.  They are all in txt format for folks with limited disk space, and pre-zipped for ease of download.  Epub and Kindle versions are available on source site.
Topics: European literature, Germany, France, Italy, novels, non-fiction, drama, poetry
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May 17, 2019 MPDMedia
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Public Domain Art From The Met 2 volumes of paintings and photos, some famous, some not. There are no captions but the works can be found in Archive's Images section for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Artwork via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0
Topics: fine art, paintings, photography, public domain, Metropolitan Museum, New York City, NYC,...
Folkscanomy: Fringe and Off-Center
May 16, 2019 MPDMedia
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101 Sci-Fi Txts 101 public domain science fiction stories from Project Gutenberg, including early works by Ray Bradbury, Philip Dick, Lyn Venable, Fritz Leiber, John D. Macdonald, Katherine MacLean, H. Beam Piper, Keith Laumer, and others.  A few of these became X-1 and Twilight Zone episodes.
Topics: sci-fi stories, Ray Bradbury, Philip Dick, Lyn Venable, Fritz Leiber, John D. Macdonald, Katherine...
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May 15, 2019 MPDMedia
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Non-Fiction Works May 2019 Travel Villa D'Este, by Edith Wharton Tumacacori National Monument, by Anonymous Humor What To Do When Your Family Is Away, Robert Benchley Music CD and Live Concert Reviews in early 90s Tampa, by Matt Pierard Essays A Hut in the Woods, by Henry David Thoreau Experience of a Fugitive Slave, by William Wells Brown Dangers of Interfering With A Free Press, by John Milton Science What Roots Are For, by Worthington Hooker Literature Walt Whitman Profile, by NBC University...
Topics: non-fiction audio, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Edith Wharton, Charles Dickens, William Wells...
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May 14, 2019 MPDMedia
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RANDOM KNOWLEDGE VOL. IV  – 1923 EDITION  From an Editor's Uneasy Chair, by Charles B. Driscoll, and The Green Elephant, by Dashiell Hammett in The Smart Set, October 1923 Edna Ferber, Literary Spotlight,  IV: by The Bookman, Volume 54  1923     Callimachus by Hrotsvitha, translated by Christabel Gertrude Marshall from The Plays of Roswitha  (1923)   Chapter 1  of The Kidnapped Prime Minister  (1923)   by Agatha Christie Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 U.S. 390 (1923), U.S. Supreme...
Topics: mystery, 1923, Dashiell Hammett, Agatha Christie, Ernest Hemingway, D. H. Lawrence, Nikolai Leskov,...
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May 12, 2019 MPDMedia
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Dear Trude: A Surgeon's Letters From Vietnam, Vol. II Copyright 1969, 2019, Col. Albert A. Pierard, M.D. Copyright 2019. Matt Pierard The last of my father's letters from Cam Ranh Bay Hospital, where he served on a tour of surgical duty from late summer 1968 - June 1969.  He was career military, beginning with the Air Army Corps in WWII, stationed in Tampa, where he met my future mother, Trudy.  Their lives came full circle when he later became chief of surgery at MacDill AFB, Tampa.  These...
Topics: Vietnam, war, Tet 1969, USAF, Cam Ranh Bay, surgeon, hospital, letters, family, Montaguards, duty
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May 11, 2019 MPDMedia
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Birds: In art, literature, and non-fiction. Scientific articles, droll stories, poetry, folk-lore, photography, and paintings, birds have fascinated mankind for centuries.
Topics: birds, Audubon, Saki, D H Lawrence, hummingbirds, buzzards, flycatchers, nuthatches, canaries,...
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May 11, 2019 MPDMedia
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20 Books in Spanish An MPDMedia Zip Project, #1 20 books from Project Gutenberg in txt format.  Most of these are by Spanish authors, but Shakespeare and Hawthorne are also present.
Topics: Spanish, literature, non-fiction, public domain
Folkscanomy: Fringe and Off-Center
May 9, 2019 MPDMedia
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50's Sci-Fi, Vol. III An MPDMedia Audio Book Four stories by women writers: Alice Eleanor Jones, Elizabeth R. Lewis, T. D. Hamm, and Miriam Allen de Ford.
Topics: science fiction, suspense, satire, speculative fiction, women, mothers, children, Mars, aliens,...
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May 9, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Wailing Octopus , by Harold Goodwin, Ch. 14-20 An MPDMedia Audio Book All-American boys Scotty and Rick don't let a little thing like a hurricane stop them from doing their duty for Uncle Sam.  The exciting story comes to an end with a major frogman wrangle and the location of long-buried treasure. Story begins here: https://archive.org/details/TheWailingOctupusByHaroldGoodwinCh.1-7 https://archive.org/details/TheWailingOctopusByHaroldGoodwinCh.8-13
Topics: adventure, skindiving, underwater treasure, YA, young adult, science, cold war era, heroes and...
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May 8, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Wailing Octopus , by Harold Goodwin, Ch. 8-13 An MPDMedia Audio Book In these chapters, Scotty and Rick search for the wreck of the Maiden Hand, which had been sunk by pirate Anne Bonney centuries before.  They also run into trouble with a trio of bad guys also diving nearby.  They meet the title character, and as they decide what to do next, a storm blows up.
Topics: adventure, skindiving, underwater treasure, octopus, sharks, YA, young adult, science, cold war...
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May 6, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Wailing Octopus , by Harold Goodwin, Ch. 1-7 In this 1956 YA adventure novel, Rick Brant and his buddy Scotty go on vacation to a small island off the coast of St. Thomas, V.I. to search for a long-missing golden statue of St Francis.  Inadvertently, they stumble upon bad guys up to something fishy....
Topics: Rick Brant Science Adventure, series, YA, Young Adult, adventure, Harold Goodwin, Virgin Islands,...
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May 5, 2019 MPDMedia
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This Side of Paradise , by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 17-26 Hope this uploads correctly.
Topics: F Scott Fitzgerald, ivy league, writer, romance, WWI, public domain, audio book
Old Time Radio
May 4, 2019 MPDMedia
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OTR Weekend 3 - Mother's Day Special 14 episodes, several focusing on motherhood, including a fixed file of Lux Theater's I Remember Mama that removes much of the background noise and the sound reduced to normal speed so that the great Irene Dunne is once again recognizable.  The rest of the files have basic background noise reduction and sound volume adjustments so they're not so ear-splitting. There are two shows featuring Bob Hope, as well as Bogie and Bacall, Burns & Allen, Dinah...
Topics: Bob Hope, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Burns & Allen, Dinah Shore, Clark Gable, Dana...
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May 3, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random WikiSource Lit ...is just what it says.  Literature published before 1924 and found on that particular platform via its 'random' feature.  Dedicated to the hapless journalists of today, in NYC, New Orleans, and elsewhere who suddenly find themselves out of jobs thanks to the vapid whims of corporate America.  Welcome to the club, kids. (DIY, DIY)
Topics: James Branch Cabell, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Dorothy Canfield, Nathanael West, Guy Boothby, Thomas...
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May 1, 2019 MPDMedia
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This Side of Paradise , by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pts 9-16 An MPDMedia Audio Book Amory Blaine, Fitzgerald's doppleganger, has his first love affairs with a couple of fickle women as he plays his way through Princeton and begins to become disillusioned with the whole scene. Story begins here: https://archive.org/details/ThisSideOfParadiseByF.ScottFitzgeraldPts1-8
Topics: Americana, Princeton, university, NYC, ivy league, writer, romance, Gibson Girl, F. Scott...
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May 1, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge III PD Selections from WikiSource Heroic Airmen Are the Key to Victory By H. G. Wells John Winant to Franklin D. Roosevelt November 14, 1941 United States v. Chaboya  Opinion of the Court by Samuel Freeman Miller The Intrusion of the Personal  (1904)  by Susan Keating Glaspell Enforced Prostitution in Western Borneo  During Japanese Occupation  (1946)  by International Military Tribunal for the Far East 3 from Celtic Wonder-Tales  (1910)  by Ella Young Elizabeth...
Topics: H G Wells, FDR, Rupert Brooke, D H Lawrence, Mark Twain, Catherine Parr Traill, Richard Gephardt,...
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Apr 29, 2019 MPDMedia
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This Side of Paradise , by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pts 1-8 An MPDMedia Audio Book Amory Blaine, son of Beatrice O'Hara and her seed donor, Stephen, is a Wisconsin socialite of sorts, making his way from boyhood to his early 20's in Fitzgerald's semi-autobiographical first novel. 
Topics: boyhood, Americana, prep school, Wisconsin, Princeton, Connecticut, ivy league, writer, football,...
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Apr 27, 2019 MPDMedia
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OTR Weekend, Vol. II 2000 Plus - When Worlds Met Barrie Craig - Tennis Anyone? Bing Crosby - Peggy Lee and Fred Allen Black Museum - Khaki Handkerchief Bold Venture - Tappard of Pizzaro Cavalcade of America - Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Command Performance - Tallulah Bankhead Dr. Kildare - Angela and Steven Kester Harry Lime - Blue Caribou Jimmy Durante - Lucille Ball Lights Out - Oxychloride X Lux Theatre - It Happened One Night Mercury Theater - Our Town Our Miss Brooks - Weekend at Crystal Lake...
Topics: OTR, old-time radio, Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Jimmy Durante, Bing Crosby, Lew Ayres, William...
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Apr 27, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Cry At Midnight , by Mildred A. Wirt, Ch. 22-25 An MPDMedia Audio Book Wily reporter Penny Parker uses her wits against evil Father Benedict in these final chapters.   The story begins here: https://archive.org/details/TheCryAtMidnightByMildredA.WirtCh.1-7 https://archive.org/details/TheCryAtMidnightByMildredA.WirtCh.8-14 https://archive.org/details/TheCryAtMidnightByMildredA.WirtCh.15-21
Topics: Penny Parker, mystery, missing heiress, plucky heroine, 1947, YA, young adult, teenagers, girls,...
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Apr 26, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Cry At Midnight , by Mildred A. Wirt, Ch. 15-21 An MPDMedia Audio Book Wily reporter Penny Parker becomes a fellow prisoner in a run-down monastery along with duped cult members, mostly wealthy old widows, by devious Father Benedict.  Will her teenage detective skills save the day? The story begins here: https://archive.org/details/TheCryAtMidnightByMildredA.WirtCh.1-7 https://archive.org/details/TheCryAtMidnightByMildredA.WirtCh.8-14
Topics: Penny Parker, mystery, missing heiress, plucky heroine, 1947, YA, young adult, teenagers, girls,...
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Apr 25, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Cry At Midnight , by Mildred A. Wirt, Ch. 8-14 An MPDMedia Audio Book In this 1947 novel, girl sleuth Penny Parker gets deeper into the mystery of a missing heiress and her granddaughter, involved in cult, run by a suspicious soothsayer named Father Benedict, at a run-down monastery. Story starts here: https://archive.org/details/TheCryAtMidnightByMildredA.WirtCh.1-7
Topics: Penny Parker, mystery, missing heiress, plucky heroine, 1947, YA, young adult, teenagers, girls,...
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Apr 24, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random knowledge, plucked from the pages of WikiSource.  This series is intended for American and non-EU audiences only, so if you're a member of an EU country, do not download.  Or even read, because your overlords want to control your narratives.  
Topics: public domain, freedom of speech, literature, non-fiction
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Apr 23, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Cry At Midnight , by Mildred A. Wirt, Ch. 1-7 An MPDMedia Audio Book In this 1947 novel, girl sleuth Penny Parker searches for the source of an unearthly scream from a once-abandoned monastery.  The current occupant is a mysterious cult leader known as Father Benedict.  The man is also a person of interest for an insurance investigator after a missing woman and her priceless sapphire ring.  Wirt is best known as one of the pool of writers for the Nancy Drew series, but some critics...
Topics: Penny Parker, mystery, missing heiress, plucky heroine, 1947, YA, young adult, teenagers, girls,...
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Apr 21, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD Non-Fiction, May 2019 An MPDMedia Audio Book The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the saying goes.  This is exemplified by Bill Nye's 1887 essay, Elizbeth Cady Stanton's memoir, and John Muir's lamentations of camp cookery.  As much as I could stand to read of the Mueller Report, a pair of poems from August 1923 publications evaluated by Stephen Vincent Benet, and Grose Evan's 1959 essay on a collection of 19th Century French art at the National Gallery in DC round out...
Topics: France, art, 19th Century, women's suffrage, abolitionists, U.S. Civil War, Congress, politicians,...
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Apr 19, 2019 MPDMedia
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Peggy Finds the Theater, by Virginia Hughes, Ch. 13-18 An MPDMedia Audio Book Peggy and  Amy continue their valiant search for a suitable theater, meeting all manner of New York stereotypes, including a group of surly thugs. The story begins here: https://archive.org/details/PeggyFindsTheTheaterByVirginiaHughesCh.1-6 https://archive.org/details/PeggyFindsTheTheaterByVirginiaHughesCh.7-12  Cover drawing is by Sergio Leone.
Topics: plucky heroine, YA, young adult, theater, New York City, wholesome, girls, romance, mystery, 1962,...
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Apr 19, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD GAZETTE April 2019 SARABANDE by ? (possibly Bach or Mozart) MY SPANISH YEAR excerpt by Mrs. Bernhard Whishaw BRIGHT ISLANDS BY Frank Riley IN THE HARDT WALD  by Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall YOU AND I. by Hafiz THE MEETING by Katherine Mansfield SCANDAL  by Lola Ridge COATS by Lady Augusta Gregory ROBERT FULTON By Oliver Optic MR. DOOLEY ON REFORM CANDIDATES  By Finley Peter Dunn AN EVENING MUSICALE  By May Isabel Fisk CONSPIRACY, REBELLION,  AND EXECUTION OF PERKIN WARBECK  BY Francis...
Topics: literature, poetry, Katherine Mansfield, Hafiz, Francis Bacon, Spain, May Fisk, Lady Gregory,...
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Apr 18, 2019 MPDMedia
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Peggy Finds the Theater, by Virginia Hughes, Ch. 7-12 An MPDMedia Audio Book Peggy, anxious to make a name for herself and win the heart of dreamy  playwright, Randy, volunteers to search for an old theater in which the theater company can perform his play. Along the way, she tours Manhattan and gets to eat at Luchows on a double date with Randy, Mal, and Amy.  The story begins here: https://archive.org/details/PeggyFindsTheTheaterByVirginiaHughesCh.1-6  Cover drawing is by Sergio Leone.
Topics: Americana, plucky heroine, YA, young adult, theater, New York City, wholesome, girls, romance,...
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Apr 17, 2019 MPDMedia
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Peggy Finds the Theater , by Virginia Hughes, Ch. 1-6 An MPDMedia Audio Book Peggy Lane is an aspiring actress who, after begging her parents, is allowed a one-year stay in NYC to attend a drama academy.  If she finds she isn't cut out for the stage, she has to return to Rockport, WI and get her teaching certificate at the local community college.  This 1962 young adult novel has elements of Stage Door and Sunday in New York, sans the sexual innuendo. Incidentally, Virginia Hughes is a nom de...
Topics: young adult, theater, drama, show people, New York City, Wisconsin, wholesome, girls, Americana,...
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Apr 16, 2019 MPDMedia
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RANDOM KNOWLEDGE A Public Domain Anthology BIOGRAPHIES (1922) Fawcett, Millicent Garrett  Fayolle, Marie-Emile Fazy, Henri Liulf or Ligulf Page, Walter Hines Pearse, Patrick Henry Worgan, John ------------------------------------------ UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT DECISIONS 300 U.S. 319 Phelps v. Board of Education of West New York 1937 57 U.S. 635 Doe  v.  Braden 1852 ---------------------------------------------- POETRY 3 by Emily Dickinson (19th C) 2 by John Greenleaf Whittier (")...
Topics: literature, non-fiction, poetry, politics, love, science, drama, religion, nature, folk-lore, Emily...
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Apr 15, 2019 MPDMedia
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Parnassus On Wheels , by Christopher Morley, Ch. 11-15 An MPDMedia Audio Book Helen McGill and Roger Mifflin finally interface. Story begins here: https://archive.org/details/ParnassusOnWheelsByChristopherMorleyCh.1-5 https://archive.org/details/ParnassusOnWheelsByChristopherMorleyCh.6-10
Topics: Americana, bookseller, spinster, vagabond, farmer, author, romance, humor, adventure, jail,...
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Apr 14, 2019 MPDMedia
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Parnassus On Wheels , by Christopher Morley, Ch. 6-10 An MPDMedia Audio Book Middle-age crazy Helen McGill buys the title vehicle and proceeds to sell books from it, aided by her mentor, Roger Mifflin, the previous owner.   Soon, her angry brother Andrew shows up, and later a gang of road ruffians, giving Ms. McGill pause in her rash decision. Story starts here: https://archive.org/details/ParnassusOnWheelsByChristopherMorleyCh.1-5
Topics: Americana, books, library, spinster, vagabond, farmer, author, romance, humor, adventure, thugs,...
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Dear Trude - A Surgeon's Journal, Vol. 1 ,  by Col. Albert A. Pierard, M.D. Edited by Matt Pierard Copyright 1969, 2019 A Creative Commons Non-Commercial Copyrighted Project. These are letters home from the base hospital complex of Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, 1968-69.  Although my father served overseas beginning late in the summer of 1968, we only have letters he sent to our mother beginning in the fall of that year, running to June of '69.  They are a vivid, first-person account of the effects...
Topics: Vietnam, 1968, 1969, Cam Ranh Bay, USAF, surgeon, hospital, hearts and minds, war, casualties,...
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Apr 13, 2019 MPDMedia
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Parnassus On Wheels , by Christopher Morley, Ch. 1-5 An MPDMedia Audio Book Into the hum-drum farm life of Helen comes Roger, a vagabond book-seller.  After fifteen years of being taken for granted by her brother Andrew, co-owner of the farm and current best-selling author of bucolic essays, Helen buys Roger's title vehicle and joins him on a vacation adventure.
Topics: Americana, books, library, spinster, vagabond, farmer, author, romance, humor, adventure,...
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Apr 9, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Parowan Bonanza , by Bertha M. Bower, Ch. 22-26 An MPDMedia Audio Book As the failing Parowan mining town implodes, founder Bill Dale buys up stock in it and, aided by loyal assistant Tommy, strives to begin reinventing himself.  Meanwhile, his stubbornness takes a toll on his marriage to Doris, who once again lets greed get the better of her. Story begins here: https://archive.org/details/TheParowanBonanzaByBerthaM.BowerCh.1-7...
Topics: gold mines, Nevada, marriage, fatherhood, hero, villains, corruption, stock buyout, romance, humor,...