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TRR: Episode 86, “The Three Joys of Reading”



The power of the written word is the subject of out show this week. Literature has the ability to take a reader any where, any when, and to see the world through the eyes of men long dead. This selection comes from a preamble to a textbook for junior high school students.

“The Three Joys of Reading” (1919) by William H. Elson and Christine M. Keck

The Reader

TRT: 12:23

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


TRR: Episode 53, “School Lets Out”



Robert Nathan was an author, poet, and playwright. You may know of some of his works, albeit from the ones that had been adapted to films. Nathan penned the original source material for “Portrait of Jennie” (1948) starring Joseph Cotton, and the seminal Christmas film “The Bishop’s Wife” (1947), with Cary Grant. In this episode, we’ll hear excerpts from one of Nathan’s novels featuring an elderly schoolmaster.

“Autumn” (1921) by Robert Nathan

The Reader

TRT: 20:58

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