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TRR: Episode 84, “The Story of a Thousand-Year Pine”



Trees are among the longest-lived organisms on our planet. In this episode, we share a story about a yellow pine that was over a thousand years old.

“The Story of a Thousand-Year Pine” (1909) by Enos A. Mills

The Reader

TRT: 29:40

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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 3 “Autumn” Part 2



The second part in our Autumn series, this time we hear works written by Bill Nye (not the Science Guy), and A.A. Milne.

‘My Sweetheart’ by T.P.
‘The Old Surprise’ by Eunice Comstock
‘Autumn Thoughts’ by Bill Nye
‘A Word for Autumn’ by A.A. Milne
‘Said a Blade of Grass’ by Kahlil Gilbran

We have at least one more installment in the Autumn series, coming soon!

The Reader

TRR: Episode 3, “Autumn” Part 2
TRT: 22:00

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TRR: Episode 2, “Autumn” Part 1



This month on The Reader Reads, we explore the wonders of the oncoming Autumn.

In this episode, we begin with two Autumnal essays and two poems (one by Robert Frost), all appropriately set in the out-of-doors.

‘September Days’ by Rowland E. Robinson, from “In New England Fields and Woods”
‘After Apple-Picking’ by Robert Frost, from “North of Boston”
‘Autumn Leaves’ by Jacob William Wright, from “The Long Ago”
‘Leaves at Play’ by Frank Dempster Sherman

The Reader

TRR: Episode 2, “Autumn” Part 1
TRT: 20:00

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TRR: Episode 1, “Sleep” (Pilot)



Hello!

I’ve wanted to do spoken word/oral interpretation for a long time, and finally decided to have a go. It’s been a long time since I did any podcasting on my own, so I’m a bit rusty, but it’s coming along. Consider this a sort of pilot, then.

In this, the inaugural episode of The Reader Reads, we take a short look at the subject of sleep, and sample the writings of both William Ernest Henley and Leolyn Louise Everett, and then close with Richard le Gallienne’s “Seaports of the Moon.”

The Reader

TRT: 15:44

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