Monthly Archives: May 2017

TRR: Episode 83, “The Unknown Soldier”



The purpose of Memorial Day seems to have been lost over the past several decades. Instead of a day of remembrance to honor our fallen soldiers, the day has become little more than an excuse for a three day weekend and big sales events. Ironically, we hear people saying, “Happy Memorial Day,” and they do so without the slightest trace of irony.

In this episode, we have three readings about the Unknown Soldier, the fallen soldier who stands for all the forgotten common men who died in battle, including the poem read by Angela Morgan at the original dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in 1921.

“The Unknown Soldier” (1922) by Angelo Patri
“Unknown” (1921) by Bruce Barton
“The Unknown Soldier” (1921) by Angela Morgan

The Reader

TRT: 18:31

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


TRR: Episode 82, “Studies in Solitude”



A study in solitude and the quiet nature of loneliness is the subject of this week’s show.

“Studies in Solitude” (1917) by Fannie Stearns Gifford
“Tall Lilac-tree Beside My Door” (1913) by Fannie Stearns Gifford

The Reader

TRT: 27:00

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


TRR: Episode 81, “1,492,633 Marlon Brandos”



We all have our ideal, formed in our youth, of the perfect mate. In this story from the September 1962 issue of “Worlds of If” magazine, we learn what happens when such idol worship is wedded to unnatural power.

“1,492,633 Marlon Brandos” (1962) by Vance Aandahl

The Reader

TRT: 16:38

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


TRR: Episode 80, “The Spirit of Gardens”



As we enter the month of May, we begin to enjoy the wealth of the Springtime. In this episode, we have a lyrical description of the English garden, and a poem by Amy Lowell.

“The Spirit of Gardens” (1911) by Dion Clayton Calthrop
“Lilacs” (1922) by Amy Lowell

The Reader

TRT: 27:01

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