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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Stephen Leacock. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Stephen Leacock, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Stephen Leacock. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Stephen Leacock, often where they are interviewed.

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Stephen Leacock, Marine Excursion of the Knights of Pythias

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A midsummer outing on the lake. Tonight’s author is the beloved Canadian writer Stephen Leacock, and the story is taken from his book Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. I hope you will enjoy this story, with Leacock’s characteristic gentle irony and wry amusement.
Sep 15 2020 · 44mins
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Ep. 681, The Hostelry of Mr. Smith, by Stephen Leacock

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Of the plethora of Mr. Smith’s ideas, is there one that will save his business? Stephen Leacock, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening.

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App users can hear a sonnet from William Shakespeare in their special features this week. I failed to mention it in the brouhaha, but last week was a poem from Christopher Marlowe.

Today’s story is from the Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock. It’s tricky with the pandemic still in our faces, it’s made it very tricky to choose what stories to do, and this one is a quirky little odd one. There are a few things that drew me to this story.

First, I love Leacock’s description of the town of Mariposa. With so many of our local festivities cancelled this summer, I felt like hearing about life in a small town would do us good right now.

Secondly, I like how Leacock’s protagonist, Mr. Smith, is not a perfect guy. He does some good things, and some kind of dumb things. And it seems like the environment of the town actually determines which of his scattered ideas make it all the way to fruition. It’s almost like Leacock has created this town as a kind of character with its own set of motivations, and we kind of watch and see how Mr. Smith fares inside.

And now, The Hostelry of Mr. Smith, by Stephen Leacock

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May 29 2020 · 1hr
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Leaves of Glen Reads: 'Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town' by Stephen Leacock - Chapters 11 and 12

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A non-eventful conclusion for non-eventful book... but at least it stayed consistently 'cute' all the way through.

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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

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Intro Music:

Two Arabesques (Deux arabesques), L. 66 by Steve's Bedroom Band Music

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Reading music:

‘Variatio 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza’ by: Kimiko Ishizaka

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Mar 16 2020 · 47mins
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Leaves of Glen Reads: 'Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town' by Stephen Leacock - Chapter 10: 'The Great Election in Missinaba County'

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Mr. Smith makes a comeback... and it's STILL a boring chapter

Go on, read it yourself:

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Contact:

Website

Instagram

Twitter

Email: glen.nuzzles@gmail.com

Music:

Intro Music:

Two Arabesques (Deux arabesques), L. 66 by Steve's Bedroom Band Music

Download it here

Reading music:

‘Variatio 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza’ by: Kimiko Ishizaka

Download the album here

Mar 15 2020 · 28mins
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Leaves of Glen Reads: 'Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town' by Stephen Leacock - Chapter 3: 'The Marine Excursion of the Knights of Pythias'

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Go on, read it yourself:

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Contact:

Website
Instagram
Twitter
Email: glen.nuzzles@gmail.com

Music:

Intro Music:

Two Arabesques (Deux arabesques), L. 66 by Steve's Bedroom Band Music
Download it here

Reading music:

‘Variatio 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza’ by: Kimiko Ishizaka
Download the album here

Feb 09 2020 · 50mins
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Will Aaron Bushkowsky win the Stephen Leacock Award?

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Vancouver writer Aaron Bushkowsky visits The Province to talk about his new novel, Curtains for Roy, about a theatre production gone awry in the Okanagan. It’s Sideways meets the Vancouver theatre scene.

We also talk about the state of publishing and theatre in Canada, adapting Raymond Chandler for the modern stage, Bushkowsky making the shortlist for this year’s Stephen Leacock Award — and what he’ll do with the money if he wins!

Apr 25 2015 · 26mins
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Margaret MacMillan on History and Stephen Leacock

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Margaret MacMillan was educated at the University of Toronto and at Oxford, where she obtained a B. Phil. in politics and a D. Phil. for a thesis on the British in India between 1880 and 1920. Her books include Women of the Raj, Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World, which won the 2003 Governor General’s Award, the Samuel Johnson Prize, the PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize, the Duff Cooper Prize and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice for 2002, Nixon in China, The Uses and Abuses of History, and most recently Penguin’s Extraordinary Canadians:  Stephen Leacock.  Currently, MacMillan is the Warden of St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University.   We met recently in Montreal at the Blue Met Writers Festival. I posed a simple question: Referencing the two most recent books you have authored: How do you write history? Please listen here to a comprehensive,  enthusiastic answer that addresses research, records, racism, other potential worlds, being of your time, Iraq, lessons, dangers, inevitable biases, humour and Stephen Leacock’s legacy.
Jul 10 2009 · 35mins