The Literate Loser, Show 2

On the night of the most significant literary event in two years, Twain turns on the sarcasm and I turn on the Harry Potter fanaticism. A quick review of Bob Scher’s The Little Know-How Book (along with a short excerpt) leave not so much time for the loser talk.

  • 00:00 — Tuning up
  • 01:00 — Critique
  • 04:02 — Recap and vocab
  • 06:58 — Pudd’nhead Wilson, Chapter 2
  • 22:23 — Correct spelling
  • 23:03 — Harry Potter
  • 25:33 — The Little Know-How Book
  • 30:08 — Transcript trouble, housecleaning, and Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Bob Scher, the author of The Little Know-How Book.
Roger Ebert’s review of the new Maggie Gyllenhaal movie, Happy Endings.

The Literate Loser, Show 1

I take the plunge with chapter 1 of Mark Twain’s Puddin’Head Wilson and a quickie review of the long-out-of-print Harvey the Beer Can King. I find it useful when people index their podcasts, so I’ll do it too:

  • 0:00 — Hello. What’s this?
  • 2:00 — On reading aloud.
  • 4:40 — About the selection
  • 9:17 — Puddin’Head Wilson, Chapter 1
  • 20:00 — Harvey the Beer Can King
  • 25:00 — Harry Potter, grad school, and being a loser

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Public domain works read aloud in bite-sized pieces.