40 episodes

“I was born humble, but it wore off!” Mark Twain
Welcome to The Mark Twain Speaks Podcast. My name is Don McNeill and my goal is to bring the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain back to life for the modern audience. I am a Mark Twain scholar and interpreter. Over the past several years, I have performed for live audiences – everything from corporate to nonprofit venues. I have had a passion for Twain’s books and speeches since I was a child growing up in his beloved Missouri. I leave it my listeners to judge my success or failure. My speaking skills were developed with the support and constructive feedback from my Toastmasters family.
Don McNeill, DTM
“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” Mark Twain

Mark Twain Speaks Podcast Don McNeill

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 3 Ratings

“I was born humble, but it wore off!” Mark Twain
Welcome to The Mark Twain Speaks Podcast. My name is Don McNeill and my goal is to bring the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain back to life for the modern audience. I am a Mark Twain scholar and interpreter. Over the past several years, I have performed for live audiences – everything from corporate to nonprofit venues. I have had a passion for Twain’s books and speeches since I was a child growing up in his beloved Missouri. I leave it my listeners to judge my success or failure. My speaking skills were developed with the support and constructive feedback from my Toastmasters family.
Don McNeill, DTM
“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” Mark Twain

    Every School Boy was Lied to about the Death of Captain Cook

    Every School Boy was Lied to about the Death of Captain Cook

    As a schoolboy, Mark Twain was taught that Captain Cook was brutally murdered by the savages in the Sandwich Islands. When he travelled there he learned the truth. 

    • 13 min
    Mark Twain Once Hugged a Man

    Mark Twain Once Hugged a Man

    Mark Twain was lost in a snowstorm in the Nevada Territory. Seemingly, he and his friends were near death. They swore to give up drinking, smoking and gambling if they survived. 

    • 17 min
    Mark Twain Introduces His Richest Friend, Andrew Carnegie

    Mark Twain Introduces His Richest Friend, Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie loved Mark Twain. Twain is the only one who dared make fun of Carnegie in public. Mr Twain will also request that you not put hot coffee between your legs.

    • 17 min
    Mark Twain's Favorite Child

    Mark Twain's Favorite Child

     Mark Twain reveals two things -- Suzy was his favorite child. Also, the true editor of Huckleberry Finn was his wife Livy. 

    • 12 min
    Mark Twain Discusses Gun Ownership

    Mark Twain Discusses Gun Ownership

    In this episode, Mark Twain discusses gun ownership in comparison to how it was during his time.

    • 9 min
    Mark Twain Compares Plantation Owners with Congressmen

    Mark Twain Compares Plantation Owners with Congressmen

     In Mark Twain's time, plantation owners and congressmen were often the same people. In this podcast, Mr Twain also compares lawyers and plumbers. The plumbers come out on top.

    • 8 min

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Beccaaz746 ,

A missed opportunity

SC is much too wise to mimic the talking points of the most extreme members of current Democratic Party. Really. A SC Scholar would know that. You sir, are an imposter. And by that, I mean, you read a few books. Maybe you are The Oracle even?? (A SC scholar would get that reference).

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