The latest entry in Bedtime in the Public Domain is from The Story of Dr. Dolittle by Hugo Lofting. Today sees the release of Chapter 6: Polynesia and the King. I apologize for some of the content. I chose this book based on the recommendation of someone I trust, but I don’t think she’s read it recently enough to recognize the racism in it. Had I know that the king of the “darkies” lived in a palace made of mud, I wouldn’t have used this book. I’ll finish it, but if you’re listening with children, I suggest you talk about how this depiction was never accurate, but people in Lofting’s culture didn’t recognize that, and he wasn’t trying to be mean or racist. The series can also be found on Stitcher, on iTunes, or in a direct RSS feed.
The second last episode of Silver Screen Superheroes examines Elektra (2005).
The latest episode of the X-Files Retrospective podcast, covering Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man (4×07), is now available here for your listening pleasure. Intro and outro music attribution is below. You can also follow the show from its own feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher) or through the Bureau 42 Master Audio Feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher).
Yesterday’s entry in Bedtime in the Public Domain was the final chapter of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Today sees the release of the Audiobook version. The series returns on November 14 with the first chapter of The Story of Doctor Dolittle, by Hugo Lofting. The series can also be found on Stitcher, on iTunes, or in a direct RSS feed.