Maine Stories and Moon Musing. It's "All Things Considered" for the moon and modern Maine short fiction. Episodes are produced on each New and Full Moon.
Lunar Datebook: Maine based short fiction/essays/interviews
Episode 103—Autumnal Equinox, 2019
As the yearly wheel spins towards Fall, Lunar Datebook looks at beginnings and endings. Host Jennifer Ellsworth shares an essay about the rite of passage that begins many love affairs, the first kiss; and a memoir about her farming days now ended. Or are they?
My Two First Kisses, a walk in the vineyard, and a good drink in good company.
Lunar Datebook: Maine short fiction/interviews/personal essays
Episode 102—Winter 2019
After sixteen years working for the Chase family, host Jennifer Ellsworth is moving on to see what else is out there. But first she offers lessons learned and experiences gained from the restaurant and farm.
How to Host, the World's Best Bean Picker, and the Last Saturday Breakfast at Chase's Daily.
Lunar Datebook: Maine people/ short fiction/ personal essay
Episode 101—Autumn 2018
Moving blood. This is the clinical definition of life as we know it—a beating heart, circulating oxygen rich blood through the body. It is also the evolutionary end game. Reproduction. Moving our bloodline forward. And a metaphor for inheritance. These themes converge in this season's episode. Host Jennifer Ellsworth interviews dancer Shana Bloomstein, founder of Women's Works, about a piece she created with her daughter. And we read a short story about a gift passed down, called “Obedience.”
"...Obedience was only 12 years old, yet it had aged well, already taking on the gnarled bark of a much older specimen. A middle-aged bonsai achievement in a short span. This was why Jacob’s father won prizes. He aged his plants well..."
Essential form in bonsai and life and holding our babies again.
Lunar Datebook: radio plays/ short fiction/ personal essays
Episode 100—August 11, 2018
Welcome to A Lunar Datebook Production's dramatic finish of Eddie Wonders Why, a radio play based on Sophocles' tragedy Oedipus Rex, where the king who loses everything becomes a mafia lord.
Act 2 features Sean Cash, Dr. Liz Yori, Bill Yori, Marsha Coller, Eric Robotaille, Jeremiah Kemberling, and Erik Perkins.
Moon Astrology: New Apple Moon in Leo: Bask in the sun.
Lunar Datebook: radio plays/short fiction/ personal essays
Episode 99—July 12, 2018
Welcome to A Lunar Datebook Production of Eddie Wonders Why, a radio play based on Sophocles' tragedy Oedipus Rex, where the king who loses everything becomes a modern mafia lord.
Act 1 cast features Sean Cash, Bill Yori, Erik Perkins, Eric Robotaille, and Liz Yori, N.D.
Moon Astrology: New Thunder Moon in Cancer: family is everything.
Lunar Datebook: Maine stories, interviews, and personal essays
Episode 98—June 13, 2018
As host Jennifer Ellsworth contemplates sending her firstborn to kindergarten, she interviews two Maine public educators: Don Schultz, one year out of teaching, and Danny Lobo, one year in.
Moon Astrology: New Herb Moon in Gemini: twin tales.
A big pond with different fish, a snort for emphasis, and one question you can't Google.
I really enjoy the Lunar Datebook podcasts. They are short but full of interesting information! I especially like the astrological updates for the week, gives me good insights into what to expect. Looking forward to future episodes!
I wanted to like this
I love anything related to the moon and I really gave this a shot but it feels like I'm listening to a mother reading her child a story. I wish she'd just speak from the heart and not read from a script.
Melodic with subtle humor
Lunar Datebook is soothing to the ears and the soul- Jennifer’s voice lulls you in to a moment of reflection, almost as thought the podcasts are an alternative way to meditate. The poems at the end signal an end to the reverie but a reminder to look up… and inward… throughout the day. Kudos to Ms. Ellsworth for creating something so subtle and yet so powerful.