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Ink to Film
“Introducing Color to the World” ITF Watch: The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)

Ink to Film

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 87:12


Judy Garland's performance as Dorothy is the stuff of cinematic history, but it came at a cost as director Victor Fleming's treatment of her is also infamous. In episode 256, Luke & James delve into the unbelievable behind-the-scenes stories, a real-skin suit, the enduring hanging-man myth, and all the other lasting magic of this legendary adaptation of L. Frank Baum's original children's novel. Ink to Film Buy The Wonderful Wizard of Oz or any of the other source material books or guest novels at Ink to Film's bookshop: www.bookshop.org/shop/inktofilm Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (@inktofilm) Home Base: inktofilm.com Intro/outro music: “Ghibli Waltz” by Ross Bugden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbOiqJJ5RxU Luke Elliott Website: www.lukeelliottauthor.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminousluke IG: https://www.instagram.com/lpelliott/ Mastodon: https://wandering.shop/@LuminousLuke James Bailey Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jame_Bail

The SSR Podcast
Episode 228: The Emerald City of Oz

The SSR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 56:19


On Episode 228, join us for another journey to the Land of Oz! This time, our focus is on the seventh book in L. Frank Baum's series, The Emerald City of Oz. Alli's guest is a self-professed Oz superfan, so they discuss her special connection to this fictional universe, as well as the unique publishing history associated with this particular book. They swap notes on their favorite scenes, talk about the challenges of reading material meant for kids as an adult, and consider the ways in which Oz collides with the real world.This week's guest is Jen DeLuca! The latest installment in her Renaissance Faire romance series — Well Traveled — is now available wherever books are sold. Follow her on Instagram (@jendelucawrites) and Twitter (@jaydee_ell).

We Love the Love
Return to Oz (1985)

We Love the Love

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 70:03


We're talking about movies that scared us as children as we look at Walter Murch's notoriously scarring 1985 film Return to Oz - Disney's first complete attempt to adapt L. Frank Baum. Join in as we discuss Murch's storied career, the magical properties of chickens, the 2022 AARP Movies for Grownups Awards, and the trouble with trying to adapt Oz stories after 1939. Plus: How did the chicken get to Oz? Is the Nome King a genderfluid icon? Would this actually work better as a musical? And, most importantly, did Will do so much research he broke his brain? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: Game Night (2018) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message

Ink to Film
“The Weeping Tin Killer” ITF Read: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900 novel)

Ink to Film

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 65:03


Frank Baum's children's fantasy novel introduced a land of wicked witches and wizards that inspired a generation of children even before it was adapted for the screen. In episode 255, Luke & James the tears of a reluctant tin killer, American life in the 1900s, a scarecrow nightmare, a bizarre stage production, and the secret meanings that the author always denied. Join them next week when they discuss the iconic film adaptation directed by Victor Fleming starring Judy Garland! Ink to Film Buy The Wonderful Wizard of Oz or any of the other source material books or guest novels at Ink to Film's bookshop: www.bookshop.org/shop/inktofilm Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (@inktofilm) Home Base: inktofilm.com Intro/outro music: “Ghibli Waltz” by Ross Bugden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbOiqJJ5RxU Luke Elliott Website: www.lukeelliottauthor.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminousluke IG: https://www.instagram.com/lpelliott/ Mastodon: https://wandering.shop/@LuminousLuke James Bailey Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jame_Bail

Instant Trivia
Episode 702 - Try "Star" - Smooching In Shakespeare - Tubes - Famous Franks - Directors On Film

Instant Trivia

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 7:08


Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 702, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Try "Star" 1: Overly awed and fascinated in the presence of celebrities. starstruck. 2: Structure from which the 3-year-olds fly forward at Churchill Downs. starting gate. 3: Banner carried by the attackers during Pickett's Charge. "Stars and Bars". 4: An asteroidean echinoderm found in tidepools. starfish. 5: It's composed mainly of amylose and amylopectin. starch. Round 2. Category: Smooching In Shakespeare 1: He claims that the sleeping Michael Cassio kissed him hard while dreaming of Desdemona. Iago. 2: He says, "Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft" while holding Yorick's skull. Hamlet. 3: "Love's Labour's Lost" and "Henry VI, Part III" both mention the kiss of this Biblical traitor. Judas Iscariot. 4: In this comedy Petruchio says, "Kiss me, Kate, we will be married o' Sunday". Taming of the Shrew. 5: "We have kiss'd away kingdoms and provinces" says Scarus in the play about this title couple. Antony and Cleopatra. Round 3. Category: Tubes 1: Submarines have fixed tubes in the bow to shoot these underwater weapons. torpedoes. 2: If a surfer rides the tube in London, he's on this. the subway. 3: Every little breeze seems to whisper the name of this first test tube baby. Louise (Brown). 4: The gas-filled Geissler tube of the late 1850s was adapted for use in these advertising signs. neon signs. 5: Like you, a frog has this tube connecting the middle ear and the throat. the Eustachian tube. Round 4. Category: Famous Franks 1: This "Wizard of Oz" author edited a trade magazine for store window decorators. L. Frank Baum. 2: Frank Fitzsimmons took control of this union when Jimmy Hoffa was imprisoned in 1967. Teamsters. 3: This musical satirist founded the Mothers of Invention in 1964. Frank Zappa. 4: In Gemini 7 he and Jim Lovell set a 14-day endurance record. Frank Borman. 5: This Idaho Democratic senator was active in investigating abuses by the CIA. Frank Church. Round 5. Category: Directors On Film 1: He not only was "The Outlaw Josey Wales", he was the director, too. Clint Eastwood. 2: When you watch his direction of himself and Jack Nicholson, he hopes you "Hoffa" good time. Danny DeVito. 3: He's seen in John Landis' "The Blues Brothers" and Landis is seen in his "1941". Steven Spielberg. 4: He was Mookie the delivery boy in "Do the Right Thing". Spike Lee. 5: 1 of the 2 directors who play the 2 main husbands in "Husbands and Wives". (1 of) Sydney Pollack (or Woody Allen). Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

Classic Books
Queen Zixi of Ix by L. Frank Baum

Classic Books

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 228:10


Queen Zixi of Ix by L. Frank Baum

Pop Up
El Mago de Oz (versión Bárbara Espejo)

Pop Up

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 12:35


Hicimos una versión Pop Up de este clásico alucinante de L.Frank Baum para la primera colección de audiofundas REM, el camino de los sueños. Atesora en tu almohada tus cuentos favoritos, conoce este proyecto en @rem_audiofundas en Instagram, una invitación de Siglo 22 arquitectos y Pop Up.

Classic Books
Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum & Ruth Plumly Thompson

Classic Books

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 243:32


Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum & Ruth Plumly Thompson

Classic Books
Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Classic Books

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 337:57


Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Drift Off - Bedtime Stories for Sleep
The Kidnapped Santa (Premium Episode Preview)

Drift Off - Bedtime Stories for Sleep

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 10:26 Very Popular


This is a preview of a bonus episode that is available on Drift Off Premium. Get full access to this story and more by becoming a Drift Off Premium member today!Tonight I will be reading a story called “A Kidnapped Santa Claus”, first published in 1904 by L. Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz. In this story we will hear about some uncommon events that take place in Laughing Valley where Santa lives with all his magical helpers. Beyond Laughing Valley, lies the Forest of Burzee. A large mountain stands there that contains the Cave of Demons, who conspire to kidnap Santa. But even when it looks as though the Demons may win, one can never underestimate the power of magical friends.Music in this episode "Christmas Lullaby" by John B Lund via https://www.epidemicsound.com/Become a Drift Off Premium member by subscribing to our Premium feed today!As a Drift Off Premium member you: get relaxing intro and ad-free listening get access to an additional 2 episodes every month easy access to both regular and premium episodes all in one feed get a new sleepy bedtime story every Tuesday, completely ad-free & intro-free It's so easy! It only takes 2 taps to sign up at driftoff.supercast.comYou can also support Drift Off by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This helps others to find us and helps our audience grow! Thank you for your support! Want to learn more about Drift Off? Come visit our website!https://www.bedtimestoriesforsleep.com

Hit the Bricks
Intermission: I'm Still Here

Hit the Bricks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 39:09


A runaway balloon, a giant purple cow, and talking pigs: uncover the origin of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.Read the transcript here: https://hitthebricks.com/intermissionCAST:Christopher Dole — Oscar DiggsKarim Kronfli — Mr. SmithJosh Rubino — Professor Swyne, BarneyMarnie Warner — Mrs. SwyneBenji Buckley — PastoriaEmma Sherr-Ziarko — MombiMichael Hammer — Sherif DiggsEster Ellis — The GuardianTownsfolk played by:David RussellRegular PatAebaPeyton StephensJordan Higgs — JacobyPJ Scott-Blankenship — WallaceKeilidh Hamilton-Maureira — Lurlineand Michelle Agresti as JessiIntro music and "When the Circus Comes to Town" were arranged by David Russell, featuring songs by A.P. HarborArtwork by Chandler CandelaDialogue clean up and editing done by Travis ReevesSound design by Ester EllisWritten and directed by PJ Scott-Blankenship, based on the works of L. Frank Baum. You could have listened to this early and adfree on Nebula: nebula.tv/hitthebricksSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Classic Books
The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Classic Books

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 301:38


The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Comic Geek Speak Podcast - The Best Comic Book Podcast
Christmas - The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus: Part Two

Comic Geek Speak Podcast - The Best Comic Book Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 121:12


Gather 'round the fireplace, paper cone of chestnuts in hand, for the second and largest installment of L. Frank Baum's 'The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus,' courtesy of Murd! This account of the good Claus's journey from boyhood to manhood includes the Royal Oz-torian's interpretation of the first Christmas tree, the first stockings hung by the hearth, the first reindeer-ride on Christmas Eve... and a Ragnarok-style epic battle between supernatural forces of good and evil, with Santa's life in the balance! A holiday tale like none other! (2:01:12)

Classic Books
The Master Key by L. Frank Baum

Classic Books

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 220:59


The Master Key by L. Frank Baum

Classic Books
The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Classic Books

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 349:07


The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Sleepy
233 – The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Sleepy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 46:01 Very Popular


Zzz . . . Catch some Christmas z's to this reading of "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" by L. Frank Baum zzz

Partners in Crime in the 19046
#109: A Kidnapped Santa Claus

Partners in Crime in the 19046

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 23:18


It's the holiday season and that means it's time for a Holiday Special! In this solo episode, Steve reads a classic holiday tale perfect for the whole family, about how some daemons kidnapped Santa Claus and tried to ruin Christmas! Links: - A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum - https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/519 - Santapause, Jason Ager - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJapwzS_Ydg Support the Pod: - Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.jenkintownartsgarage.com/coffee

Daily Short Stories - Children's Stories
A Kidnapped Santa Claus - Frank Baum

Daily Short Stories - Children's Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 21:26


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Jay's Analysis
Wizard of OZ & Return to OZ The Secret Esoteric Hollywood Meaning - Based Lit Analyzer

Jay's Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 171:53


Bazed Lit Analyzer joins me to cover Oz symbolism and the esoteric underpinnings of Frank Baum's novels and in particular the Disney version of the sequel, Return to Oz with Fairuza Balk.

Sleepy Time Tales Podcast – Creating a restful mindset through relaxing bedtime stories
Sleepy Christmas Story - The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Sleepy Time Tales Podcast – Creating a restful mindset through relaxing bedtime stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 45:48


The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum Back to our yearly visit with Claus as we learn about how he developed his friendship with the reindeer and began travelling further. Story (07:10) Need help with a Podcast? As you know I left my job at the end of July to spend more time with my family. To earn a living, I have started a company to edit and produce podcasts. From basic podcast edits to full handling of all post-production tasks including show notes and publication. I've even found that doing all of the work setting up a podcast for clients is quite popular. It's not hard, just time consuming for busy people with other work to prioritise.  So if you or someone you know needs a podcast edited or any podcast admin done, drop me a line at dave@brightvoxaudio.com or check out my site at https://brightvoxaudio.com/ Episode edits start at $15, lock in introductory pricing now! SleepPhones, our exciting new partnership In our experience the best way to experience the bedtime stories of Sleepy Time Tales is with some type of headphone or earbud, but they can be cumbersome and uncomfortable. So we've partnered SleepPhones, manufacturers of headphones designed specifically to sleep in! They use a thin speaker fitted to a comfortable headband and have options from the cost effective wired headphones to the convenient Bluetooth model and will work with Sleepy Time Tales to improve your night's sleep. Use the below link to shop, and support Sleepy Time Tales https://sleepytimetales.net/sleepphones Sleepy Time Tales Merch and Stuff I've been putting up a lot of new designs on Teepublic Not all of the designs are Sleepy Time Tales branded, actually most aren't, so you can support the podcast without needing to emblazon the logo on yourself.

Bedtime Stories with Celosia Crane
Ep. 94: "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" Introduction

Bedtime Stories with Celosia Crane

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 4:54


Join me for this very short episode where we are introduced to the great forest of Burzee.  We are embarking on a fantastical voyage into the boyhood days of Santa Claus, as told by L. Frank Baum.Inviting listeners to follow me on Instagram @CelosiaCrane_AuthorSupport the showIf you are enjoying this podcast please come and find me on Instagram! I'd love to connect with you!http://www.instagram.com/celosiacrane_author

Bite at a Time Books Behind the Story
L. Frank Baum - Baum's Beliefs

Bite at a Time Books Behind the Story

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 11:30


Have you ever wondered what inspired your favorite classic novelist to write their stories? What was happening in their lives to inspire their famous works? What was happening in the world at the time that they wrote those stories you love? Join Host Bree Carlile while she helps to answer some of the questions you have always had about your favorite classic novelists.For the next few days, we will be talking about the life of L. Frank Baum. What inspired him to write his novels? What else was happening in the world at the time?Come with us as we release new episode to go along with each new author on the Bite at a Time Books podcast. Follow, rate, and review Bite at a Time Books Behind the Books where we go behind the scenes of what inspired your favorite authors to write your favorite classics. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.Get exclusive Behind the Scenes content on our PatreonWe are now part of the Bite at a Time Books Productions network! If you would also like to hear a story by the author we are currently featuring, check out the Bite at a Time Books daily podcast where we read one bite (chapter) a day of your favorite classics, wherever you listen to podcasts.Follow us on all the socials: Instagram - Twitter - Facebook - TikTokFollow Bree at: Instagram - Twitter - FacebookInformation for today's episode came from Wikipedia, don't judge us, we just want to give you a brief glimpse into the life. You can search the episode name in Wikipedia if you want to read for yourself. Thanks!

The West End Frame Show: Theatre News, Reviews & Chat
BONUS (ft. Gracie McGonigal & Corrine Priest): Theatre Royal Stratford East panto & Claus The Musical

The West End Frame Show: Theatre News, Reviews & Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 26:36


We're bringing you a bonus episode with special guests Gracie McGonigal (The Crucible) and Corrine Priest (Les Misérables).Gracie McGonigal is currently starring as the title role in Cinderella at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. The panto rule book has been torn up for an original take on the enduringly popular story, set in the ancient home of Sphynx cats, pharaohs and the empress Cleopatra. Gracie's theatre credits include: The Crucible (National Theatre), Aladdin (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre), Fangirls Workshop (Sonia Friedman), National Theatre Connections (National Theatre), Shipton (BEAM 2020, Fat Rascal Theatre), Beyond The Stars (The Other Palace) and Gracie McGonigal in Concert (The Theatre Cafe). Cinderella runs at the Theatre Royal Stratford East until Saturday 7th January 2023. Visit www.stratfordeast.com for info and tickets.Corrine Priest is preparing to play The Fairy Queen in the world premiere of Claus The Musical at The Lowry in Salford. Directed by Kate Golledge and adapted for the stage by Simon Warne with music and lyrics from Andy Collyer, Claus The Musical brings the L.Frank Baum children's classic The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus to life.A recipient of The Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year award, Corrine's theatre credits include: Elizabeth in Young Frankenstein (The English Theatre, Frankfurt), Les Miserables (Sondheim Theatre & UK Tour), Les Misérables: The Staged Concert (Sondheim Theatre), Lucy in Can't Stop It (The Other Palace), Lucy in Ushers: The Front of House Musical (Edinburgh Fringe and Arts Theatre), Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (Blackpool Opera House) and Amy Thomas in Girlfriends (Union Theatre). Corrine also recorded the critically acclaimed one-woman song-cycle Heart of Winter.Claus The Musical runs at The Lowry in Salford 14th December 2022 – 8th January 2023. Visit www.thelowry.com for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. @AndrewTomlins32  Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  

Fairy Sleepy: Fall asleep fast
A Kidnapped Santa Claus

Fairy Sleepy: Fall asleep fast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 31:00


OH NO! Santa has been kidnapped by wicked spirits! Tonight's story is A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz. It's a story about human behavior with some holiday cheer tossed about! I hope it makes you very Fairy Sleepy during this holiday season! Until next time, goodnight!Support the showThank you for all your downloads and amazing comments and reviews! I appreciate it! Check out our social media to like and subscribe:https://www.instagram.com/fairysleepypod/https://www.facebook.com/fairysleepyhttps://fairysleepy.com/Feel free to send me an email with your favorite stories for a future episode! podcasts@fairysleepy.com

Bite at a Time Books Behind the Story

Have you ever wondered what inspired your favorite classic novelist to write their stories? What was happening in their lives to inspire their famous works? What was happening in the world at the time that they wrote those stories you love? Join Host Bree Carlile while she helps to answer some of the questions you have always had about your favorite classic novelists.For the next few days, we will be talking about the life of L. Frank Baum. What inspired him to write his novels? What else was happening in the world at the time?Come with us as we release new episode to go along with each new author on the Bite at a Time Books podcast. Follow, rate, and review Bite at a Time Books Behind the Books where we go behind the scenes of what inspired your favorite authors to write your favorite classics. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.Get exclusive Behind the Scenes content on our PatreonWe are now part of the Bite at a Time Books Productions network! If you would also like to hear a story by the author we are currently featuring, check out the Bite at a Time Books daily podcast where we read one bite (chapter) a day of your favorite classics, wherever you listen to podcasts.Follow us on all the socials: Instagram - Twitter - Facebook - TikTokFollow Bree at: Instagram - Twitter - FacebookInformation for today's episode came from Wikipedia, don't judge us, we just want to give you a brief glimpse into the life. You can search the episode name in Wikipedia if you want to read for yourself. Thanks!

Bite at a Time Books Behind the Story
L. Frank Baum - Later Life and Work

Bite at a Time Books Behind the Story

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 8:15


Have you ever wondered what inspired your favorite classic novelist to write their stories? What was happening in their lives to inspire their famous works? What was happening in the world at the time that they wrote those stories you love? Join Host Bree Carlile while she helps to answer some of the questions you have always had about your favorite classic novelists.For the next few days, we will be talking about the life of L. Frank Baum. What inspired him to write his novels? What else was happening in the world at the time?Come with us as we release new episode to go along with each new author on the Bite at a Time Books podcast. Follow, rate, and review Bite at a Time Books Behind the Books where we go behind the scenes of what inspired your favorite authors to write your favorite classics. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.Get exclusive Behind the Scenes content on our PatreonWe are now part of the Bite at a Time Books Productions network! If you would also like to hear a story by the author we are currently featuring, check out the Bite at a Time Books daily podcast where we read one bite (chapter) a day of your favorite classics, wherever you listen to podcasts.Follow us on all the socials: Instagram - Twitter - Facebook - TikTokFollow Bree at: Instagram - Twitter - FacebookInformation for today's episode came from Wikipedia, don't judge us, we just want to give you a brief glimpse into the life. You can search the episode name in Wikipedia if you want to read for yourself. Thanks!

Bite at a Time Books Behind the Story
L. Frank Baum - Career

Bite at a Time Books Behind the Story

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 10:38


Have you ever wondered what inspired your favorite classic novelist to write their stories? What was happening in their lives to inspire their famous works? What was happening in the world at the time that they wrote those stories you love? Join Host Bree Carlile while she helps to answer some of the questions you have always had about your favorite classic novelists.For the next few days, we will be talking about the life of L. Frank Baum. What inspired him to write his novels? What else was happening in the world at the time?Come with us as we release new episode to go along with each new author on the Bite at a Time Books podcast. Follow, rate, and review Bite at a Time Books Behind the Books where we go behind the scenes of what inspired your favorite authors to write your favorite classics. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.Get exclusive Behind the Scenes content on our PatreonWe are now part of the Bite at a Time Books Productions network! If you would also like to hear a story by the author we are currently featuring, check out the Bite at a Time Books daily podcast where we read one bite (chapter) a day of your favorite classics, wherever you listen to podcasts.Follow us on all the socials: Instagram - Twitter - Facebook - TikTokFollow Bree at: Instagram - Twitter - FacebookInformation for today's episode came from Wikipedia, don't judge us, we just want to give you a brief glimpse into the life. You can search the episode name in Wikipedia if you want to read for yourself. Thanks!

Bite at a Time Books Behind the Story
L. Frank Baum - Childhood and Early Life

Bite at a Time Books Behind the Story

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 4:29


Have you ever wondered what inspired your favorite classic novelist to write their stories? What was happening in their lives to inspire their famous works? What was happening in the world at the time that they wrote those stories you love? Join Host Bree Carlile while she helps to answer some of the questions you have always had about your favorite classic novelists.For the next few days, we will be talking about the life of L. Frank Baum. What inspired him to write his novels? What else was happening in the world at the time?Come with us as we release new episode to go along with each new author on the Bite at a Time Books podcast. Follow, rate, and review Bite at a Time Books Behind the Books where we go behind the scenes of what inspired your favorite authors to write your favorite classics. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.Get exclusive Behind the Scenes content on our PatreonWe are now part of the Bite at a Time Books Productions network! If you would also like to hear a story by the author we are currently featuring, check out the Bite at a Time Books daily podcast where we read one bite (chapter) a day of your favorite classics, wherever you listen to podcasts.Follow us on all the socials: Instagram - Twitter - Facebook - TikTokFollow Bree at: Instagram - Twitter - FacebookInformation for today's episode came from Wikipedia, don't judge us, we just want to give you a brief glimpse into the life. You can search the episode name in Wikipedia if you want to read for yourself. Thanks!

Tracing The Path
Episode 39: The Canon of Santa Claus - Chapter 2

Tracing The Path

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 28:10


Imagine if every story you've ever known about Santa was put together into one story. In Chapter 2 we encounter facts from Elf, the reformer Martin Luther, L. Frank Baum, Frosty the Snowman, Lion King Moonracer, the Winter Warlock, Tim Allen, Ogden Nash and the history of Riga, Latvia. Welcome to the complete Canon of Santa Claus.

Send Me To Sleep Podcast - World's Sleepiest Stories, Meditation & Hypnosis

Tonight, I'll be reading Tik Tok of Oz: Chapters 19-21 by L. Frank Baum Welcome to Send Me To Sleep, the World's sleepiest podcast, designed to help you fall asleep through relaxing stories and hypnotic meditation. If you find this podcast effective, please consider subscribing, so you can stay up-to-date with new weekly episodes and fall asleep consistently, each night. Enjoying the show? Leave us a rating and review: Apple Podcasts - Spotify Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all of the sleepiest news: https://sendmetosleep.com/podcast/ Visit our website: Send Me To Sleep - World's Sleepiest Website Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sendmetosleepco/ Do not listen to this sleep story whilst driving or operating machinery. Please only listen to the Send Me To Sleep podcast in a safe place where you can relax and fall asleep.

Send Me To Sleep Podcast - World's Sleepiest Stories, Meditation & Hypnosis

Tonight, I'll be reading Tik Tok of Oz: Chapters 19-21 by L. Frank Baum Welcome to Send Me To Sleep, the World's sleepiest podcast, designed to help you fall asleep through relaxing stories and hypnotic meditation. If you find this podcast effective, please consider subscribing, so you can stay up-to-date with new weekly episodes and fall asleep consistently, each night. Enjoying the show? Leave us a rating and review: Apple Podcasts - Spotify Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all of the sleepiest news: https://sendmetosleep.com/podcast/ Visit our website: Send Me To Sleep - World's Sleepiest Website Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sendmetosleepco/ Do not listen to this sleep story whilst driving or operating machinery. Please only listen to the Send Me To Sleep podcast in a safe place where you can relax and fall asleep.

Awesome Audiobooks
Aunt Jane's Nieces by L. Frank Baum

Awesome Audiobooks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 318:50


Aunt Jane's Nieces by L. Frank Baum

I Will Fight You

Our hosts, along with special guest Jodie Troutman, discuss the Oz books by L. Frank Baum, and Annie and Jodie prove the fact that if you like Oz, you're gay now.Find Jodie online here, including contact info and links to her various comic and lettering projects! You can find LitBrick here, and a collection of all of Jodie's Oz comics can be found here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Classic Audiobook Collection
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum ~ Full Audiobook

Classic Audiobook Collection

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 208:17


The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum audiobook. This story of Santa Claus veers away slightly from the traditional stories of his beginnings. L. Frank Baum creates a world of fantasy that surrounds Santa Claus's life. Orphaned at an infant he is found by the nymph Necile, who convinces the great Ak to allow her to raise Claus for her own. As he grows older he meets his fellow humans, and sees the neglect of children. This sets him on the path to making toys and becoming the beloved Saint Nicholas we are familiar with today.

Quiz and Hers
S18 E6 - Hallie and Justin Get (Birth) Stoned - Part 1

Quiz and Hers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 43:41


This week, Hallie steals one of Justin's worst ideas by committing to a two-part, 12-question episode. Each question features one of the 12 traditional birthstones, and we also mine for information about international business, basketball, and 90s music!2:36: Q1 (Sports & Games): What power forward who played with the Minnesota Timberwolves for 12 years and coincidentally played himself in the film Uncut Gems, shares his name with the birthstone for January?8:04: Q2 (Times & Places): Amethyst, February's birthstone, was originally thought to be one of the most precious until large deposits were found in what South American country, the world's largest producer of sugarcane, soy, coffee, and oranges?17:49: Q3 (Movies & TV): March's birthstone, bloodstone, is also the name of a 1988 film starring Rajinikanth, who also starred in various films in what industry, also known as Bombay cinema?26:41: Q4 (Everything Else): What international cartel specializes in the mining, sourcing, trading, and manufacturing of diamonds, the birthstone for April?31:15: Q5 (Arts & Literature): What is the name of the sixth book in the Oz books by L. Frank Baum, which includes the name of the birthstone for May?35:58: Q6 (Music): Rumor has it that the name of what band came from the name of Eddie Vedder's great-grandmother and not from the name of June's birthstone?Theme music: "Thinking it Over" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY 2.0E-Mail: quizandhers@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quizandhers/Twitter: https://twitter.com/quizandhersInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/quizandhers/Cooking with Grief Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cooking-with-grief/id1436653211Snehi on Twitter: @snehi_rgfan

Renegade Talk Radio
Episode 4478: Dark Enigma - Creepy Fairy Tales and What The Hell Are We Teaching Our Kids

Renegade Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 40:35


Please be aware the stories, theories, re-enactments and language in this podcast are of an adult nature and can be considered disturbing, frightening and in some cases even offensive.  Listener Discretion is therefore advised.  Welcome heathens welcome to the world of the weird and unexplained.  I'm your host, Nicole Delacroix and together, we will be investigating stories about the things that go bump in the night, frighteningly imagined creatures, supernatural beings and even some unsolved mysteries and all sorts of weirdness.  So, sit back, grab your favorite drink, and prepare to be transported to today's dark Enigma....  And on today's Dark enigma well, today's episode is a little off the beaten path, but I'll get back to listener suggestions soon enough, but I hope you like this one, this is one of my own crazy thoughts!  So, with that said, we will still be playing our drinking game and as you know, the drinking game is only for those of us that are at home and have nowhere else to go tonight.  The choice of libation, as always my darlings, is yours, so choose your poison accordingly… Alright, now for the game part how about every time I say chidren that will be a single shot and every time I say story, that will be a double shot.  Now that the business end is out of the way we can jump headfirst into today's dark enigma… so grab your blankie and cuddle in tight as we dive into today's installment of Creepy Fairy Tales and What The Hell Are We Teaching Our Kids?  So like I said, today's episode is a little off the beaten path. I was having a conversation over the weekend and found myself in a philosophical quagmire – philosophical? Existential? Meh what do I know, I had questions and it brought me here. I started thinking about how we look at things.  Like for example, my friend I was talking too said the first person to eat Blowfish was the bravest. I disagreed with that wholeheartedly, so he challenged me. He stated the person wouldn't have any idea what it tasted like, and it's poisonous unless prepared correctly and no one would have known that, therefore bravest.  

Too Many Thoughts
The Wiz (1978)

Too Many Thoughts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 83:41


November of Oz™ continues as we review another reimaging of L. Frank Baum's story. It's the Wiz, starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson! Chat with the TMT Community on Discord! For More TMT Shenanigans: toomanythoughtsmedia.com Twitter: @TMT_Media, @tackyslacks, @funnynicotweets, @someadamhall E-mail: toomanythoughtsmedia@gmail.com Subscribe and Rate on Apple Podcasts!

Why is This a Thing?
The Wiz (1978)

Why is This a Thing?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 83:41


November of Oz™ continues as we review another reimaging of L. Frank Baum’s story. It’s the Wiz, starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson! Chat with… The post The Wiz (1978) appeared first on Too Many Thoughts.

The Man Cave Chronicles
Luke Matheny & Andrew Orenstein talk Season 3 of 'Ghostwriter' on Apple TV +

The Man Cave Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 4:46


Luke Matheny (Executive Producer) & Andrew Orenstein (Producer) recently joined host Elias in the cave on press day for Apple TV+ 'Ghostwriter' Season 3. Ghostwriter - Emmy Award-winning "Ghostwriter," a reimagining of the 1992 hit series from Sesame Workshop, returns for a third season with an entirely new cast and a new adventure! When a ghost haunts a bookstore and releases fictional characters into the real world, a group of friends works to solve an exciting mystery surrounding the ghost's unfinished business. While tackling the big mystery, the young heroes embark on six curious adventures with characters inspired by L. Frank Baum's story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"; author Pablo Cartaya's "¡Leo! El Magnífico"; Beverly Cleary's novel "The Mouse and the Motorcycle"; Mick Jagger and Keith Richard's song "She's A Rainbow"; E.B. White's book "Charlotte's Web"; and Jewell Parker Rhodes' tale "Bayou Magic." You can watch this interview on YouTube  https://youtu.be/cGww4CvSSiU Have a question? Email us  themccpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Social Media for the latest show updates  www.twitter.com/themccpodcast www.instagram.com/themccpodcast www.facebook.com/themancavechroniclespodcast www.themccpodcast.com  www.youtube.com/c/TheManCaveChronicleswElias      

Ivory Tower Boiler Room
A Gregory Maguire Halloween Special; Returning to the Land of Oz, Discussing "The Oracle of Maracoor," and "Wicked" Movie News

Ivory Tower Boiler Room

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 71:05


Want to hear the rest of the Gregory Maguire Wicked movie musical news? Become an Ivory Tower Boiler Room Cafe member (only $5): https://www.patreon.com/ivorytowerboilerroom Gregory Maguire enters back into The Ivory Tower Boiler Room to discuss his witches both in the Land of Oz and in the Land of Maracoor. He reveals what it was like creating his "Wicked" series and having to rely on L. Frank Baum's creation of Oz and all of the film adaptations of The Wizard of Oz. And in a certain way, the freedom he felt when he created the brand new land of Maracoor for his "Another Day" series. His new novel, The Oracle of Maracoor is the second volume in the series, and he explains why the ancient idea of oracles and mysticism was such a compelling idea for his new novel. Get ready for a fantastical journey throughout Oz, Maracoor, and even ancient Greece. And then, Gregory leaves us on the edge of our seats when he discusses the new Wicked movie musical news...and go to our Patreon to hear that exclusive news! Listen to Gregory's first time entering ITBR to discuss all things Wicked, the novel and the musical: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ZsDADFQeY3Ne0ml9rtZpP?si=8b48956aa4234215 Get your hands on The Oracle of Maracoor here: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-oracle-of-maracoor-gregory-maguire Listen to Debra Wise perform The Oracle of Maracoor on Audible (it's such a good performance): https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Oracle-of-Maracoor-Audiobook/B09QH49SPC Learn more about Gregory's literary career here and purchase his other books (Andrew recommends the entire Wicked series, Mirror Mirror, and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister): https://gregorymaguire.com/ To subscribe to The Gay and Lesbian Review visit glreview.org. Click Subscribe, and enter promo code ITBR to receive a free copy with any print or digital subscription. Follow Ivory Tower Boiler Room on Instagram, @ivorytowerboilerroom, TikTok, @ivorytowerboilerroom, and Twitter, @IvoryBoilerRoom! Many thanks to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room podcast team: Andrew Rimby, Executive Director; Mary DiPipi, Chief Contributor; Kimberly Dallas, Editor Educational Copyright: Main Title (The Wizard of Oz) · The MGM Studio Orchestra · The MGM Studio Chorus ℗ 2015 Turner Entertainment Co. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ivorytowerboilerroom/support

Down the Yellow Brick Pod
Good Witches of the Concrete Jungle Series: Pam Grossman - Writer; Host of The Witch Wave Podcast (Part 1)

Down the Yellow Brick Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 45:28


Brooklyn-based author and witch Pam Grossman joins DTYBP's new series, Good Witches of the Concrete Jungle! Pam shares her background discovering magic in New Jersey and NYC, celebrates the Good Witches who guided her towards discovering her own practices, expands upon her deep relationship to nature and more.Stay tuned for Part 2 dropping this Wednesday.Show Notes:Pam GrossmanWaking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power by Pam GrossmanWhat is a Witch by Pam GrossmanThe Real Wizard of Oz: The Life and Times of L. Frank Baum by Rebecca LoncraineThe Wizard of Oz Invented the ‘Good Witch' by Pam GrossmanDown the YBP Etsy ShopPatreon - DTYBPInstagram: @downtheyellowbrickpod#DownTheYBPTara: @taratagticklesEmKay: @emshray

Send Me To Sleep Podcast - World's Sleepiest Stories, Meditation & Hypnosis

Tonight, I'll be reading Tik Tok of Oz: Chapters 17 & 18 by L. Frank Baum. Welcome to Send Me To Sleep, the World's sleepiest podcast, designed to help you fall asleep through relaxing stories and hypnotic meditation. If you find this podcast effective, please consider subscribing, so you can stay up-to-date with new weekly episodes and fall asleep consistently, each night. Enjoying the show? Leave us a rating and review: Apple Podcasts - Spotify Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all of the sleepiest news: https://sendmetosleep.com/podcast/ Visit our website: Send Me To Sleep - World's Sleepiest Website Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sendmetosleepco/ Do not listen to this sleep story whilst driving or operating machinery. Please only listen to the Send Me To Sleep podcast in a safe place where you can relax and fall asleep.

Send Me To Sleep Podcast - World's Sleepiest Stories, Meditation & Hypnosis

Tonight, I'll be reading Tik Tok of Oz: Chapters 17 & 18 by L. Frank Baum. Welcome to Send Me To Sleep, the World's sleepiest podcast, designed to help you fall asleep through relaxing stories and hypnotic meditation. If you find this podcast effective, please consider subscribing, so you can stay up-to-date with new weekly episodes and fall asleep consistently, each night. Enjoying the show? Leave us a rating and review: Apple Podcasts - Spotify Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all of the sleepiest news: https://sendmetosleep.com/podcast/ Visit our website: Send Me To Sleep - World's Sleepiest Website Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sendmetosleepco/ Do not listen to this sleep story whilst driving or operating machinery. Please only listen to the Send Me To Sleep podcast in a safe place where you can relax and fall asleep.

The Man Cave Chronicles
Nour Assaf, Princess K. Mapp, & Daire McLeod Apple TV+ 'Ghostwriter' Season 3 Interview

The Man Cave Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 4:51


Nour Assaf, Princess Map, & Daire McLeod recently joined host Elias in the cave on press day for Apple TV+ 'Ghostwriter' Season 3. Ghostwriter - Emmy Award-winning "Ghostwriter," a reimagining of the 1992 hit series from Sesame Workshop, returns for a third season with an entirely new cast and a new adventure! When a ghost haunts a bookstore and releases fictional characters into the real world, a group of friends works to solve an exciting mystery surrounding the ghost's unfinished business. While tackling the big mystery, the young heroes embark on six curious adventures with characters inspired by L. Frank Baum's story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"; author Pablo Cartaya's "¡Leo! El Magnífico"; Beverly Cleary's novel "The Mouse and the Motorcycle"; Mick Jagger and Keith Richard's song "She's A Rainbow"; E.B. White's book "Charlotte's Web"; and Jewell Parker Rhodes' tale "Bayou Magic." You can watch this interview on YouTube  https://youtu.be/kq-yvIJnwdE Have a question? Email us  themccpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Social Media for the latest show updates  www.twitter.com/themccpodcast www.instagram.com/themccpodcast www.facebook.com/themancavechroniclespodcast www.themccpodcast.com  www.youtube.com/c/TheManCaveChronicleswElias      

Richard Skipper Celebrates
Richard Skipper Celebrates Sean Barrett and The Land of Oz 10/13/2022

Richard Skipper Celebrates

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 64:00


For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/vCT6XDpUKzY The Land of Oz is now owned and operated by the Leidy family with the artistic direction of Sean Barrett. While Land of Oz is not a fully functioning theme park, it offers many public events that celebrate the magic and legacy of all things Oz, including the 29th Annual Autumn at Oz Festival which just ran for three weekends this September. Here about my own adventures in Oz when I was a kid in Conway, SC! The former Land of Oz theme park that operated during the 1970s atop Beech Mountain reopens occasionally for us to follow the Yellow Brick Road to Emerald City to see the Wizard. Over the years, Autumn at Oz (photos on this page) has grown from a small reunion of former employees to a celebration that draws huge crowds for a nostalgic stroll through the remains of the popular Land of Oz theme park that closed in 1980. It was a living adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic novel, “The Wonderful World of Oz,” upon which the 1939 film is based (celebrating its 80th anniversary!). The park atop the mile-high summit reopens only for two special events. Beech Mountain is about 80 miles north of Asheville. A lifelong fan of the Wizard of Oz, Sean's history with the Land of Oz spans over 20 years, where he began working at the Autumn at Oz Festival as the Scarecrow at the age of 15 from 2001-2014. He now is the artistic director and executive producer for the festival, which has grown from a 2-day event to 3 weekends in recent years. Other credentials include The Oz Project, a music video combining music from The Wiz and Wizard of Oz for Playbill.com featuring an all Broadway cast.

Down the Yellow Brick Pod
Slipperhood Series: Amy Chu & Janet K. Lee (writer and illustrator of graphic novels "Sea Sirens" and "Sky Island")

Down the Yellow Brick Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 61:42


Writer Amy Chu and illustrator Janet K. Lee join the Slipperhood as a creative team to share their respective artistic journeys, their lifelong love of Oz, and provide a peek behind the curtain of creating a published work. Amy and Janet share more about the creation of their graphic novels, Sea Sirens and Sky Island, which gather inspiration from L. Frank Baum's novels.Show Notes:Amy's websiteJanet's websiteDown the YBP Etsy ShopPatreon - DTYBPRavensburger websiteInstagram: @downtheyellowbrickpod#DownTheYBPTara: @taratagticklesEmKay: @emshray

Drift Off - Bedtime Stories for Sleep
The Wizard of Oz (Final Chapters 21 - 24)

Drift Off - Bedtime Stories for Sleep

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 30:00 Very Popular


Tonight's storytelling will be a gentle reading of the final chapters  of the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Chapters 21 - 24.  I hope you enjoy! The entire audio book will be made available for all Drift Off Premium members to enjoy on the premium feed within a week or so. Members will be able to enjoy over 3 hours of continuous sleepy storytelling. :) May you enjoy a peaceful night's rest,Sweet dreamzzz...As a Drift Off Premium member you:get relaxing ad-free listeningget access to an additional 2 episodes every montheasy access to both regular and premium episodes all in one feedget a new sleepy bedtime story every Tuesday, completely ad-free & intro-freeIt's so easy! It only takes 2 taps to sign up at  driftoff.supercast.comYou can also support Drift Off by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This helps others to find us and helps our audience grow! Thank you for your support!Want to learn more about Drift Off?  Come visit our website!https://www.bedtimestoriesforsleep.comLet's be social!https://www.instagram.com/driftoffbedtimestoriesPROMO CODESleep Phones (Pajamas for your ears!)https://www.sleepphones.com/?aff=780Coupon Code: DRIFTOFF10 (This coupon code must used with the affiliate link provided)OFFER EXPIRES NOVEMBER 1, 2022

Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast
Two very different Oz movies

Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 53:05


Continuing through the Vatican's 1995 list of important films, in the section of Art we find the universally beloved 1939 musical The Wizard of Oz. The film is undeniably delightful and magical, but suffers from the attempt to provide a moral of dubious coherence. The film is about a band of characters seeking various virtues, but at the end we aren't quite sure where virtue comes from, and are left with a sense of disillusionment both within Oz (the Wizard being a phony) and with regard to the whole story (having been a dream). Nearly half a century later, Wizard got a sequel in Walter Murch's Return to Oz (1985) - but a sequel in plot terms only, with a very different spirit and style. For one thing, Return is more faithful to its source material in the stories of L. Frank Baum, who was inspired by Lewis Carroll's insistence that children stories don't need a lesson at the end. This approach too has its liabilities, because while a shoehorned theme is bad, so is realizing halfway through a movie that the series of events one has been watching, while charming and inventive, doesn't have much of a point. Return is also significantly scarier than Wizard, as one of a number of whimsical but dark fantasy films made in the mid-80s (alongside Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal). The films can also be contrasted in their visual concepts, each compelling in its own way. Where Wizard opts for overtly artificial yet delightful sets, Return offers a more fully realized world, appropriately since the film rejects the idea that Oz is a dream. Music is The Duskwhales, “Take It Back”, used with permission. https://theduskwhales.bandcamp.com This podcast is a production of CatholicCulture.org. If you like the show, please consider supporting us! http://catholicculture.org/donate/audio

Have You Seen This?
151 - Return to Oz

Have You Seen This?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 83:14


Tim and Jen start spooky season early with a shockingly dark release from Disney, Return to Oz.Jen forgot to mention that the main reason the film does not resembles the MGM film from 1939 apart from the Ruby Slippers™ is because all of the trappings of the MGM version were and are copyrighted. In fact, Disney had to shell out to use that plot device in the film. Hence, while Walter Murch's desire to make a moive closer in spirit to the L. Frank Baum material is admirable, it most likely played second fiddle to the demands of copyright law.Additionally, the movie finally made a profit from a 1949 re-release, not “like twenty years later” or whatever Jen glibly claimed.Animator Doug Aberle made a video where he talks about his process for animating the demise of the Nome King. Plus, he includes interviews with the late Will Vinton.If you want more details about the drama between Sarah Polley and Terry Gilliam, you can read an excerpt from her memoir here. Have You Seen This? BONUS episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Book Review
Poems in Practice and in Theory

The Book Review

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 43:26 Very Popular


Elisa Gabbert, the Book Review's On Poetry columnist, visits the podcast this week to discuss writing about poetry and her own forthcoming collection of poems, her fourth, “Normal Distance.”“When I'm writing what I would call nonfiction or an essay or just pure prose, I'm really trying to be accurate,” Gabbert says. “I'm not lying, I'm really telling you what I think. There's very minimal distance between my persona on the page and who I really am. And then when I'm writing poetry, that persona really takes on more weight. I'm definitely creating more distance, and it really feels more like fiction or even more like theater, I might say. I'm really more creating a character that's going to be speaking this monologue I'm writing.”Ian Johnson visits the podcast to talk about his review of “Golden Age,” a novel by Wang Xiaobo recently translated by Yan Yan. The novel, set against Mao's Cultural Revolution, made waves in China when it was originally published there in the 1990s.“It was controversial primarily because of sex, there's a lot of sex in the novel,” Johnson says. “The sex is not really described in graphic detail; this isn't Henry Miller or something like that. It's more like they're having sex to make a point: that they're independent people and they're not going to be trampled by the state. And it's very humorous — he talks about sex using all kinds of euphemisms, like ‘commit great friendship,' stuff like that. It's meant to be a sort of parody, a somewhat absurd version of a romance.”Also on this week's episode, Elisabeth Egan and Dave Kim talk about what people are reading. John Williams is the host.Here are the books discussed in this week's “What We're Reading”:“Time Shelter” by Georgi Gospodinov, translated by Angela Rodel“The Displacements” by Bruce Holsinger“The Annotated Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, edited by Michael Patrick HearnWe would love to hear your thoughts about this episode, and about the Book Review's podcast in general. You can send them to books@nytimes.com.