• Weekend Edition has Christopher Buckley talking about the moviefication of his prescient and fall down funny 1994 novel Thank You for Smoking.
• Historian Richard Rhodes guests on Studio 360 to talk about nuclear weapons and the nuclear age. There is also a lovely exchange about how Dr. Strangelove really isn’t all that strange.
• WPLN’s Fineprint has a lovely interview with the authors of Carved in Bone a forensic thriller based on the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research facility known as “The Body Farm”. yes i’m a ghoul.
NPR – Flashback
Poet John Ciardi had a program called On Words that ran from 1979-1986, sort of like an etymological Alistair Cooke, his voice has that sonorous Edward R Murrow timbre, definitely eminating from a previous age. These shows are now available online or as podcasts and are well worth the listen. Strangely I find only Daniel Shore’s voice still stirs those forgotten embers.
match book – Here’s a fascinating flash site on the history of book burning from the United States Holocasut Memorial Musem.
cooleth – terrific Shakespeare site (Flash required) describes how Will’s words may not be his and his alone.
obit worth reading – March 6th 1888 Louisa May Alcott, DYK ? the New York Times has their obit morgue available online.