Monthly Archives: November 2015

TRR: Episode 13, “Moonlit Skies”



Wander out under the Moon, the arbiter of romance, as he casts his silvery light down from the sky to light the way for lovers.

An excerpt from “From the Earth to the Moon” (1868) by Jules Verne
“Moonlight” by Walter de la Mare
“Silver” by Walter de la Mare
An excerpt from “The Story of the Solar System” by George F. Chambers (1904)
“Full Moon” by Victoria Sackville-West
“Moon-Marketing” by Richard le Gallienne
“Moonlit Lilacs” by Iris Tree
“The Favours of the Moon” by Charles Baudelaire
“Shine On, Harvest Moon” by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth

The Reader

TRR: Episode 13: “Moonlit Skies”
TRT: 22:40

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.
“Moonbeam, Kiss Her for Me” performed by Howard Lanin & His Orchestra and Nick Lucas
“Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven courtesy of CCMixter.com.


TRR: Thanksgiving 2015 Extra



Enjoy this small side dish with your Thanksgiving meal, brought to you with all the best wishes of this special day, Thanksgiving!

“Harvest Hymn” by John Greenleaf Whittier

The Reader

TRR: Thanksgiving Extra
TRT: 1:39

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.


TRR: Episode 12, “Upon Thanksgiving Day”



Thanksgiving greetings to you! Feast upon this auditory celebration of the “family festival!”

An excerpt from “The First Thanksgiving” by Elizabeth Hough Sechrist
“The Pumpkin” by John Greenleaf Whittier
“Thanksgiving Day in the Morning” by Aileen Fisher
“Thanksgiving” by Rowland E. Robinson
“November’s Gift” by Alice Crowell Hoffman
“Thanksgiving Day” by Lydia Maria Child
Recipes from The Daily News Cookbook (1896)
“A Thanksgiving Fable” by Oliver Herford
“Thanksgiving at Grandpa’s” from “Noon-Day Fancies for Our Little Pets” (1888)

A happy Thanksgiving to you!

The Reader

TRR: Episode 12, “Upon Thanksgiving Day”
TRT: 30:10

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.
“We Gather Together” courtesy of Hymnpod.com.


TRR: Episode 11, “Little Jack Frost”



Beware Little Jack Frost, for it is time he went upon his rounds! What mischief will this naughty little winter sprite get up to this year..?

“Jack Frost” by Hannah F. Gould
An excerpt from “Jack Frost & Sons” by R. M. Ballantyne
“The Frost Spirit” by John Greenleaf Whittier
“Jack Frost” by Gabriel Setoun
“Winter Dusk” by Walter de la Mare
“The Babies’ Blankets” by Ellen Robena Field
“When Jack Frost Was Young” by Abbie Phillips Walker

The Reader

TRR: Episode 11, Little Jack Frost
TRT: 25:44

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.


TRR: Episode 10, “Gray November Rains”



Gray November is here again, and with it, the cold rains of late Autumn. Don your yellow raincoat and boots, and come along for a stroll in the pre-winter weather.

“Boar’s Hill, October, 1919” by Vera M. Brittain
An excerpt from Chapter 1 of “The Rain Cloud” (1846)
“Rainy-Day Pleasures” by Fanny Fern
“Sonnet” by G.H. Bonner
“Cold Branch in the Black Air” by Louis Golding
“November Days” from “In New England Woods and Fields” by Rowland Evans Robinson (1896)

The Reader

TRR: Episode 10, Gray November Rains
TRT: 24:19

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.

Photo courtesy of Dukas Ju.