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“The Night the Bed Fell” and “The Lady on 142” by James Thurber

Fast Asleep

America’s favorite humorist brings us the most unpleasant word ever uttered on Fast Asleep. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

39mins

27 May 2021

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“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “The Unicorn in the Garden” by James Thurber

Fast Asleep

The very witty James Thurber is back with the most raucous of daydreams and more!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

28mins

16 Apr 2021

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Make ‘Em Laugh: A Celebration of James Thurber

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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents a program celebrating the great American humorist in some of the many genres in which he was drop-dead funny. Thurber confesses that he’s all thumbs in “I Break Everything I Touch,” performed by Keith Olbermann. Who knew that The Bard wrote whodunnits? Find out who in “The Macbeth Murder Mystery,” performed by Michael McKean and Susannah Rogers. Kristine Nielsen, Susannah Rogers, and Keith Olbermann perform a selection of Thurber’s fables, and McKean reads “Many Moons,” Thurber’s charming fairy tale about a princess who wants the moon.Join and give!: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/symphonyspacenyc?code=SplashpageSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

57mins

15 Apr 2021

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The 13 Clocks, by James Thurber, Part 2

Stories Come to Life

Welcome to Stories Come to Life. I am your host, Kathryn Lopez Luker. Today’s story is the second and final part of one of my favorite tales of all time! The 13 Clocks, was written by James Thurber. Copyright ©1950 by Rosemary A. Thurber. This reading is presented by arrangement with Rosemary A. Thurber and The Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc. All rights reserved. To learn more about James Thurber, visit Thurberhouse.org and JamesThurber.org. The wicked Duke is in his castle, slashing his sword at silence, and at nothing. Hark, the spy, is chewing something at the oak table, and they are waiting for the Prince to bring back a thousand jewels in order to win the hand of the Princess Saralinda. The terms won’t be met, though, until the thirteen castle clocks strike five!Now sit back, relax, and listen to this story come to life!The 13 Clocks by James Thurber. Copyright ©1950 by Rosemary A. Thurber. Presented by arrangement with Rosemary A. Thurber and The Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc. All rights reserved. To learn more about James Thurber, visit ThurberHouse.org and JamesThurber.org.

39mins

4 Feb 2021

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The 13 Clocks, by James Thurber, Part 1

Stories Come to Life

Welcome to Stories Come to Life. I am your host, Kathryn Lopez Luker. Today’s story is the first part of one of my favorite tales of all time! The 13 Clocks, was written by James Thurber. Copyright ©1950 by Rosemary A. Thurber. This reading is presented by arrangement with Rosemary A. Thurber and The Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc. All rights reserved. To learn more about James Thurber, visit Thurberhouse.org and JamesThurber.org. There was a copy of this book in my home as I was growing up, and I think my brothers and sisters and I read it so many times that we just about memorized many of the passages. In this story, there is a wicked duke, a beautiful princess, a young prince who has to go on an almost impossible quest, and a little man who wears an indescribable hat. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this wonderful tale!Now sit back, relax, and listen to this story come to life!The 13 Clocks by James Thurber. Copyright ©1950 by Rosemary A. Thurber. Presented by arrangement with Rosemary A. Thurber and The Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc. All rights reserved. To learn more about James Thurber, visit ThurberHouse.org and JamesThurber.org.

45mins

2 Feb 2021

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“The Catbird Seat” by James Thurber

Fast Asleep

* The secret life of Walter Mitty? Nope. This time it’s Erwin Martin and it’s delightful! This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

37mins

9 Nov 2020

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James Thurber, A Friend of the Earth

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American humorist James Thurber was born in 1894 in Columbus, Ohio, where he was raised and educated. After attending The Ohio State University (1913-1918), Thurber worked as a newspaper writer in Columbus, Paris, and New York before joining the staff of The New Yorker in 1927. His contributions to that magazine, both as a writer and an artist, were instrumental in changing the character of American humor. Thurber left the staff of the magazine in 1935, but continued to contribute to it for the next two decades. In 1940, failing eyesight—the result of a boyhood accident—forced him to curtail his drawing: by 1952, he had to give it up altogether. He continued to write until his death in 1961.Thurber’s humor speaks not only for an era but also for the confused human condition in general. His essays, stories, fables, and plays, as well as his drawings and cartoons, have been collected in over thirty volumes, and they continue to be reprinted often in textbooks and anthologies. Thurber’s work has also been frequently adapted for the stage, television, movies, and musical presentations.James Thurber, in addition to receiving multiple honorary doctorate degrees and Library Association awards, has been honored with a special Tony Award for A Thurber Carnival (1961) and an Emmy (Best Comedy) for the Thurber-based My World and Welcome To It (1970); in 1994, on the centennial celebration of his birthday, the United States Postal Service imprinted his self-portrait on the postage stamp.Thurber House (www.ThurberHouse.org), listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, was one of the boyhood homes of the humorist-cartoonist and now serves as a nonprofit literary center and Thurber museum. Thurber House continues the legacy of James Thurber and since 1997 has awarded the Thurber Prize for outstanding humor to such writers as Ian Frazier, Jon Stewart, Alan Zweibel, Calvin Trillin, Trevor Noah and Simon Rich. For more about James Thurber, please visit: JamesThurber.org.

21mins

18 Oct 2020

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August 10, 2020 - David Hearst | David Marples | James Thurber

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

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1hr 5mins

10 Aug 2020

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June 1st - Crazy Making Monday. and James Thurber

Two Boomer Women & The Fine Art of Conversation

Donald Trump, Mar Sulaika's book and Amazon... and that was just the first 5 minutes! It's a short episode today as life is winging just a bit out of control and Agnes is agitated because of an aggressive deer stalking while she was out with her grandsons and dog this morning. Updates!  Skype, computers, they can be a thorn in one's side. Fear in children; and ending with James Thurber's The Last Flower. Talk to us at https://twoboomerwomen.com/join-the-conversation/

20mins

1 Jun 2020

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“The Unicorn in the Garden” by James Thurber

The Voice before the Void: Arcana, Story, Poetry

“The Unicorn in the Garden” James Thurber

5mins

26 May 2020

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