Welcome to my Stories Out Loud podcast. It is intended for students who need a free audio version to listen to as they read.
June 17, 2020
“Big Boy Leaves Home” by Richard Wright
This is a recording of “Big Boy Leaves Home” by Richard Wright and is intended for students who understand literature more deeply when they both read and listen to the story. This recording is intended for educational purposes only.
“Recitatif” by Toni Morrison
Audio version read by instructor
Introduction to “Patricia, Edith, and Arnold” by Dylan Thomas
Geoff Haden of Swansea, Wales is both owner and curator of the Dylan Thomas Birthplace and Home, a private museum. Geoff Haden provides background information about Dylan Thomas and context for enjoying this short story that reveals the nature of genuine friendship between two women, Patricia and Edith, and the mutual affection between a young boy and his nursemaid. Note how the little boy makes a conscious effort to conceal an observation of Arnold that the boy perceives might be painful for heartbroken Patricia.
“Patricia, Edith, and Arnold” by Dylan Thomas
Read by Geoff Haden of Swansea, Wales
“February 18, 1943” by Catherine Tufariello