A splendid and rousing South Seas adventure by Jack London. An iron sailing ship, the Pyrenees, has a cargo of wheat burning in her hold. She comes to Pitcairn's Island flying a distress signal, seeking a safe anchorage where the ship could be beached, so that the fire would burn itself out, leaving the iron hull. McCoy, chief magistrate and governor of Pitcairn's and grandson of one of the Bounty mutineers, comes aboard and tells the Captain there is no beach or anchorage on Pitcairn's and that he should have "slacked away for Mangareva," 300 miles distant. McCoy agrees to go along with her to Mangareva as pilot, hoping to strike the island at mid-morning next day.
An orphaned kitten finds his way to the house of a teacher. Where he observes the failings of human kind. Featuring Abergine Plum, Van Dyke Browne, Paynes Grey, Mrs White, and Fortunato in this 3D Radio presentation of the first published short story by Japan's first great modern writer Souski Natsumi. Joining us for background on this writer is Professor Lisa Neville, English Department, Cortland University.
Umatilla Rose guest hosts this program of American Rail Road Stories. First a 3D Radio production of 'The Night Run of the Overland', by Elmore Elliot Peake. A young woman must step into the cab as engineer of the 'Overland' when her husband is too sick to take this important job. Abergine Plum, Woody Creek, Van Dyke Browne, and Fortunato star in this romantic tale from the golden age of rail road fiction. Narrated by Paynes Grey. Also, 'The Railway Guide' by Christopher Morley. Our opening announcer Golden Whiskey reads this overview of North American Rail Roads. Background music excerpted from works by Aaron Copland and Virgil Thompson. With music breaks by Django Reinhart, and Utah Philips.
Paynes Grey reads this story about a washed up screenwriter trying to stay alive in the new Hollywood of the 1940s. Fitzgerald's stories of Pat Hobby were originally published in Esquire Magazine, and are some of his last published works. They are drawn from his own experiences as a writer for the big studios in Hollywood's Golden Age. The Audio is a little on the poor side so no adjustment necessary.
Golden Parachute, a suspenseful audio-drama about wealth, money, class, estate taxes, and death. Inspired by the fact that because of Bush's tax cuts for the rich several years ago, in 2010 the estate tax completely vanishes, adn then in 2011 it returns. So why would anyone want thier rich relatives to die in 2011 or afterward and pay estate taxes if they can die in 2010 and not pay a dime?
Ned and Mary Boyne move into an old manor house in Dorset, deep in the English countryside. Its need of major renovation and its isolation are exactly what the young couple had dreamed of finding once that had 'made it'. And the story that there is even a ghost, makes the place even more appealing. But strangely, all they can learn about this haunting is that you won't know you have seen the ghost until 'afterward'. And this leaves them totally unprepared for what does happen.