30 min

A Christmas Shepherd (Ep. 064‪)‬ Out Of My Mind

    • Society & Culture

This Christmas story of a shepherd has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with the raconteur, radio host and improvisational storyteller Jean Shepherd. If you know Shepherd at all it might be as the voice of the adult Ralph Parker in the 1983 film "A Christmas Story." If, like me, you grew up within the sound of New York's WOR radio you might know Shepherd as that guy who talked for hours, without notes, spinning stories of a Midwest childhood and big-city angst. In this episode, podcast host Jay Douglas got two Jean Shepherd experts together for a lively discussion of Shepherd, his art, his frustrations and his battle with his own ego over "A Christmas Story."

This Christmas story of a shepherd has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with the raconteur, radio host and improvisational storyteller Jean Shepherd. If you know Shepherd at all it might be as the voice of the adult Ralph Parker in the 1983 film "A Christmas Story." If, like me, you grew up within the sound of New York's WOR radio you might know Shepherd as that guy who talked for hours, without notes, spinning stories of a Midwest childhood and big-city angst. In this episode, podcast host Jay Douglas got two Jean Shepherd experts together for a lively discussion of Shepherd, his art, his frustrations and his battle with his own ego over "A Christmas Story."

30 min

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