Sunday, August 12, 2012

Radio Great Jean Shepherd

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New World Notes News
Vol. 5, No. 32 -- August 12, 2012

This week in New World Notes, radio program #232, August 14, 2012

Radio Great Jean Shepherd

In brief

This week we replay another of the earlier installments of New World Notes: #52, from February 2009.

We present a tribute to the ad-lib art of late-night radio storyteller Jean Shepherd. The program includes a condensed version of one of Shepherd's great monologues, from October 1965. It's a humorous tale of grenade-replica cigarette lighters, the real George Washington, crime in real life vs. on TV, and life among the rednecks in Covington, Kentucky, in the 1950s. Introduction by K.D..

For more pictures and more information, see our original page from 2009.

Notes, credits, & links

New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "oppressive yoke") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.

You can listen to any installment of New World Notes online or else download it (as an mp3 audio file) for later listening. The show is archived at both and (from #90 onwards) The Internet Archive. Either link should get you a reverse-chrono listing of available installments. Or browse the show's Web site: Each installment has a page, and each page has links to the recorded audio. See the gray sidebar on the right ("CONTENTS [Links]") for a table of contents.

Series overview:
Political and social commentary in a variety of genres. Exploring the gap between what we want ... and what they're trying to make us settle for.

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Eugene B. Bergmann said...

EXCELSIOR! Thanks for posting the cover of my book. Besides my 495-page book,much other info is available about Shepherd. For example, the comprehensive web page, and the brass figlagee podcast on itunes which has hundreds of his shows there free. My new book about Shepherd, consisting of dozens of my transcription of his army stories and extensive introductions by me, is due out this coming spring.

Kenneth Dowst said...

Thanks for your note, Eugene. We might try a phone interview about the time your new book comes out. Meanwhile, I'll take a look at your Excelsior, You Fathead!

If you'd care to get in touch, you'll find my email address on the scroll's gray sidebar.

Best, Ken