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TRR: Episode 6, “The Red Planet”



Water has possibly been discovered on Mars, but this is not a new question. The question of water on the planet was at the center of the debate surrounding Percival Lowell’s Martian canals. In this episode of The Reader Reads, we explore the theories of water on Mars in Lowell’s time, as well as other Mars-related works of fiction.

Excerpts from “Is Mars Habitable?” by Alfred Russel Wallace (1907)
“Mars and Its Mysteries” by Edward Sylvester Morse (1906)
“A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs
“Roll On, Sad World!’ by Frederick Goddard Tuckerman
An excerpt from “War of the Worlds” by H.G. Wells (1898)

The Reader

TRR: Episode 6, “The Red Planet”
TRT: 30:10

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TRR: Episode 5, “The Fox Went Out”



In this episode we celebrate the cleverness of the fox with a selection of writings for children, and a folk song with origins in the 15th Century.

“The Fox Went Out On a Chilly Night”
An excerpt from “Billy Bunny and Daddy Fox” by David Cory
Another from “Dr. Rabbit and Brushtail the Fox” by Thomas C. Hinkle
“The Fox and the Crow” by Aesop
An excerpt from “Old Granny Fox” by Thornton Burgess

The Reader

TRR: Episode 5, “The Fox Went Out”
TRT: 29:31

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TRR: Episode 4, “Autumn” Part 3



The third and final part of our literary look at the season of Autumn features the work of the great American naturalist, John Burroughs. Also, poems by Browning and Frost.

An excerpt of ‘Falling Leaves,’ from “Under the Maples” (1921) by John Burroughs
‘To Autumn’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“October’ by Robert Frost

The Reader

TRR: Episode 4, “Autumn” Part 3
TRT: 20:12

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