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402. Thomas Ruys Smith on Sam Clemens at Mardi Gras

Louisiana Anthology Podcast

402. Thomas Ruys Smith discusses Sam Clemens and Mardi Gras. "On March 8 1859, a 23 year old trainee steamboat pilot named Samuel Clemens, a month away from getting his full pilot’s license, arrived in New Orleans after a week’s voyage down the Mississippi from St. Louis. But when the young man who would soon become Mark Twain stepped off the Aleck Scott, looking forward to some rest and recuperation in the South’s premier city, he was unprepared for the spectacle that met his eyes: he had alighted in the middle of Mardi Gras."    Here is the start of Clemens' letter to his sister: "[It’s the be]ginning of Lent, and all good Catholics eat and drink freely of what they please, and, in fact, do what they please, in order that they may be the better able to keep sober and quiet during the coming fast. It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen Edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans" (Clemens).This week in Louisiana history. January 31, 1966. Centenary College admits first black students in its 140 year history.   This week in New Orleans history. Dedication of Pontchartrain Park, January 31, 1955. Pontchartrain Park was developed in the mid-1950s by the Park and Parkways Commission (now the Department of Parks and Parkways) on the lakefront land adjacent to the Industrial Canal. The 190-acre park, initially constructed for use by African Americans, provided a 9-hole golf course (expanded in 1957 to 18 holes), a picnic area, playground and lagoons. Several years later a baseball stadium and tennis courts were added. In 1979, the golf course was was renovated and renamed in honor of Joseph M. Bartholomew, Sr., the course's designer and first golf pro. The playground, stadium and tennis courts are now administered by the New Orleans Recreation Department. This week in Louisiana. 5 Reasons to Go to Landry Vineyards in West Monroe There's no better place to be on a North Louisiana Saturday afternoon. On the edge of West Monroe sits a 20-acre plot of land home to North Louisiana’s only vineyard, Landry Vineyards. Vineyard and winery tours and tastings are just the beginning of the experience at this winery. The Gorgeous VenueThe Live MusicThe Delicious FoodThe CommunityThe WineListen on iTunes.Listen on Google Play.Listen on Google Podcasts.Listen on Spotify.Listen on Stitcher.Listen on TuneIn.The Louisiana Anthology Home Page.Like us on Facebook.  

30 Jan 2021

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Searching for Jim: Slavery in Sam Clemens's/Mark Twain's World (Terrell Dempsey)

History Ago Go

Terrell Dempsey tells the untold story of Mark Twain and the slave culture in Missouri that helped shape him.  The discussion focuses on slavery in Hannibal and northeast Missouri where Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) grew up.  The "accidental historian" describes the nature of slavery in Hannibal as well as the small anti-slavery groups that developed across the river in Quincy, Illinois.  The talk covers the preacher David Nelson and how he was driven out of Missouri to establish the Mission Institute in Quincy.  Nelson impacted the lives of Elijah Lovejoy and Dr. Richard Eells.  Dempsey covers the case of abolitionists Thompson, Work and Burr and their failed attempt at rescuing blacks from slavery.  The conversation covers the religious changes in America and how those changes had an effect on slavery in America.  Terrell discusses John Marshall Clemens the father of Samuel Clemens and his views on slavery.  He describes the horrors of slavery and explains how myths about slaves developed.  He covers some individual events like the murders in Marion County by the slave Ben, which perpetuated stereotypes and increased fear in the white citizenry.  The conversation ends by discussing how slave culture formed Mark Twain and influence his writing, and finishes with Samuel Clemens's action at the beginning of the Civil War.HOST: Rob MellonFEATURED BREW: Tom Sawyer Blonde Ale (Mark Twain Brewing Company, Hannibal, MO)  http://marktwainbrewery.com/BOOK:  Searching for Jim: Slavery in Sam Clemens's Worldhttps://www.amazon.com/Searching-Jim-Slavery-Clemenss-Circle/dp/0826215939MUSIC:  Bones Forkhttps://bonesfork.com/

1hr 16mins

15 Sep 2020

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Episode 187: Sam Clemens - Partner, Accomplice VC

The VentureFizz Podcast

Sam is an investor and entrepreneur, who is one of the top product leaders in the tech scene. After leading product at BzzAgent and HubSpot, he went on to be a co-founder at InsightSquared, the leading provider of revenue intelligence solutions.At Accomplice, he is focused on making investments in B2B software and marketplace companies. He’s also part of the faculty at Harvard Business School where he teaches the early-stage startup course called Launching Tech Ventures.In this episode of our podcast, we cover:* How Sam’s experience as a product leader and operator has helped influence his role as a Venture Capitalist.* His background story and how he ended up leading product teams.* The founding story of InsightSquared and how they built product market fit.* What led him down the path of becoming a VC again.* Lots of great tips for hiring product managers, including a useful secret on where to find them.* And so much more.If you like the show, please remember to subscribe and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play.

43mins

17 Aug 2020

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302: What Stage Are We In? (Sam Clemens)

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

Sam Clemens, Partner at Accomplice VC, discusses utilizing his product experience to nurture new companies, advice for where businesses should focus in various stages of growth, what should really be in an MVP, and his feelings around leaving a company as it's founder. Accomplice VC Sam on LinkedIn See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

40mins

7 Jan 2019

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On The Mall With Ross Mathews Discussing Jay Leno, Capital One and Sam Clemens, i.e. Mark Twain

MaDCap

So, here's the deal:Tomorrow, Jay Leno (I'm hoping everyone is familiar with who he is) is being given the honorable Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for Humor. The event takes place on October 19 and it will air on PBS (definitely make sure to check your local listings) on Nov 23 at 8PM.We discussed many different topics: why comedy is important, what Jay Leno means to him, Capital One and their sense of humor and lastly, Ross' inability to tell an appropriate banking joke. Special thanks to Ross and the good folk over at Capital One for helping arrange this interview.Twitter.com/CapitalOne

7mins

18 Oct 2014

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On The Mall With Ross Mathews Discussing Jay Leno, Capital One and Sam Clemens, i.e. Mark Twain

maDCap: David Ross & Dan Bloom

So, here's the deal:Tomorrow, Jay Leno (I'm hoping everyone is familiar with who he is) is being given the honorable Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for Humor. The event takes place on October 19 and it will air on PBS (definitely make sure to check your local listings) on Nov 23 at 8PM.We discussed many different topics: why comedy is important, what Jay Leno means to him, Capital One and their sense of humor and lastly, Ross' inability to tell an appropriate banking joke. Special thanks to Ross and the good folk over at Capital One for helping arrange this interview.Twitter.com/CapitalOne

7mins

18 Oct 2014

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#49: Sam Clemens and the Celebrated Jumping Frog

San Francisco History Podcast – Sparkletack

Though the rest of the country thinks of Samuel Langhorne Clemens as a southerner, it was a spell in San Francisco and the wilds of California which turned young Sam into "Mark Twain". This week’s podcast tells the story of how a misfired duel, a bungled gold-mining claim, a suit for libel — and yes, […]

16mins

4 Mar 2006