This week's podcast is a short story by Heywood Broun from 1919 called The Fifty-First Dragon. It is sort of a fable and sort of a morality tale. I absolutely loved it and wanted to share it with all of you.
Heywood Broun was one of those great, celebrity New York journalists from pre-WWII. He was known as one of the famous Algonquin Round Table group of wits along with such luminaries as Alexander Woollcott, Dorothy Parker, George Kaufman, Harpo Marx, et al. Broun started the labor union that would become known as The Newspaper Guild. He ran for Congress in 1930 as a Socialist but was not elected.
In this week's podcast I seem to have hammered out a few of the problems with the previous one. The two that immediately spring to mind on your end is 1) the volume. It is now easy to hear. And 2) the Ps, Ts and Ss not snapping and hissing in your ear quite so much. As per Sedge's advice, I used a screen over the microphone and I think it made a fine difference. On my end, I think I've figured out to how upload the podcast in a way that doesn't take all afternoon.
So, here's this week's podcast which I hope you all enjoy.
And if you're the downloading kind, here's the link to where you can download it: http://www.archive.org/details/ReadingtheClassicswithPaulMatherspodcast_2