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Readings and interpretations of the written word. The Reader shares short stories, poems, prose, and more for your listening enjoyment.

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Readings and interpretations of the written word. The Reader shares short stories, poems, prose, and more for your listening enjoyment.

    TRR: Episode 87, “The Pumpkin Giant”

    TRR: Episode 87, “The Pumpkin Giant”

    For Halloween, we have for you a story of a horrible giant who devours fat little children. The story was “retold” in the 1970s by Ellin Green, and wonderfully illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. Here, we tell the original tale first published in a collection of children’s stories called “The Pot of Gold.” “The Pumpkin … Continue reading TRR: Episode 87, “The Pumpkin Giant” →

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

    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 … Continue reading TRR: Episode 86, “The Three Joys of Reading” →

    • 18 min
    TRR: Episode 85, “Under the White Birches”

    TRR: Episode 85, “Under the White Birches”

    This week we share a short excerpt from Henry van Dyke about the freedom and peace found in the art of camping, and the beauty of the white birch tree. “Under the White Birches” from “Little Rivers” (1895) by Henry van Dyke The Reader TRT: 12:23 The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through … Continue reading TRR: Episode 85, “Under the White Birches” →

    • 12 min
    TRR EXTRA: “The Wind of Summer” by Madison Cawein

    TRR EXTRA: “The Wind of Summer” by Madison Cawein

    Sorry I’ve been absent for so long. Truth is, I’ve been sick as a dog since the middle of June, and was unable to record anything for you. I’m on the mend, though, and finally managed to croak out this lovely poem for you. Hopefully there will be a full episode for you next week! … Continue reading TRR EXTRA: “The Wind of Summer” by Madison Cawein →

    • 4 min
    TRR: Episode 84, “The Story of a Thousand-Year Pine”

    TRR: Episode 84, “The Story of a Thousand-Year Pine”

    Trees are among the longest-lived organisms on our planet. In this episode, we share a story about a yellow pine that was over a thousand years old. “The Story of a Thousand-Year Pine” (1909) by Enos A. Mills The Reader TRT: 29:40 The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of … Continue reading TRR: Episode 84, “The Story of a Thousand-Year Pine” →

    • 29 min
    TRR: Episode 83, “The Unknown Soldier”

    TRR: Episode 83, “The Unknown Soldier”

    The purpose of Memorial Day seems to have been lost over the past several decades. Instead of a day of remembrance to honor our fallen soldiers, the day has become little more than an excuse for a three day weekend and big sales events. Ironically, we hear people saying, “Happy Memorial Day,” and they do … Continue reading TRR: Episode 83, “The Unknown Soldier” →

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Shabadoo99 ,

Terrific Voice, Terrific Listen

The podcast is about a man who reads stories, so top question is "Does he have the voice to pull it off?" The answer is indeed. The stories are quirky and fun. I love listening at work because it is calming and interesting. Perfect podcast to program to

Buxomia ,

Never thought this would work but wow

This is actually a super inspiring podcast. And the reader has such a lovely voice I'm addicted.

mm72275 ,

Now a weekly listen

I don't have the time to do casual reading these days, especially poems and short stories. Most of my reading is "targeted" through careful considerations of Amazon reviews and personal recommendations. This podcast brings me back to college when I was able to take in large amounts of literature with more curiousity and openness. I plan on making this a weekly listen.

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