Bootleg Trollope

I occasionally turn to the Darkweb when I look for something legitimately and find that it is not available anywhere. Such is the 1982 BBC / Masterpiece Theater production of Anthony Trollope’s The Warden and Barchester Towerst. I just finished Doctor Thorne, Book three in the series, and vaguely remember seeing Donald Pleasance in this […]

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The Adventure of English

I am a listener of the In Our Time podcast from BBC Radio 4. It makes me feel marginally smarter and more informed on historical events that Americans seldom know. I really enjoy the host Melvyn Bragg. Through January 26th, his book The Adventure of English is on sale on the Kindle store for $1.99. […]

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The Wasteland, The Rite of Spring and the Collapse of our Present

I’ve been a listener of BBC’s In Our Time program for about as long as they’ve been podcasting it. I listen with varying degrees of interest. I’m not terribly versed in history and especially British Isle history, so I learn a lot from the historical shows but I wouldn’t say they are a primary interest […]

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More Overexposure

This afternoon I did an interview via Skype with the BBC world service for their program Today, talking about the (short) history of podcasting and the like. I originally thought I was talking to the people from this program but now I think it is this one. I’m just an unfrozen caveman, your similarly named […]