Monthly Archives: April 2017

TRR: Episode 79, “Death’s Old Sweet Song”



Pulp fiction was popular during the entire first half of the 20th Century, bringing tales of adventure, romance, horror, science fiction, and crime to the masses. This week, we hear a tale taken from the September 1946 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine.

“Death’s Old Sweet Song” (1946) by George William Rae

The Reader

TRT: 16:41

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


TRR: Episode 78, “Light and Air”



At the height of the Industrial Revolution, the fascination with science and industry, and the new advancements they could bring, were at fever pitch, and new discoveries and inventions seemed to appear almost every day.

Many of the periodicals of the day carried articles explaining scientific concepts to their readers. In this episode, we share one such article from the November, 1851 issue of Harper’s New Monthly Magazine.

“Light and Air” (1851) Harper’s New Monthly Magazine

The Reader

TRT: 27:45

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


TRR: Episode 77, “If We Could Move to Mars”



Mars has always captivated the mind and imagination of Man. Here we have an essay written by Garrett P. Serviss, who, like Percival Lowell, was a legitimate astronomer, but that did not keep them from wild flights of fancy regarding what we may one day find on The Red Planet.

“If We Could Move to Mars” (1896) by Garrett P. Serviss

The Reader

TRT: 20:20

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


TRR: Episode 76, “The Wreck of the Titan”



This week marks the 105th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. In this episode, we take a look at a novel written fourteen years earlier which eerily predicted the disaster.

“Futility, or The Wreck of the Titan” (1898) by Morgan Robertson
“The Titanic Disaster Poem” (1912) by J.H. MacKenzie

The Reader

TRT: 24:39

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


TRR: Episode 75, “The Cat”



This week, we share a story of the comradeship betwixt man and cat.

“The Cat” (1901) by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

The Reader

TRT: 24:16

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