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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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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 Giant” (1893) by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman The Reader TRT: 29:31 The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.
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 of Reading” (1919) by William H. Elson and Christine M. Keck The Reader TRT: 12:23 The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.
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 the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.
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    Podcast Details
    Started
    Jul 24th, 2016
    Latest Episode
    Oct 30th, 2017
    Release Period
    Weekly
    No. of Episodes
    61
    Avg. Episode Length
    19 minutes

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