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Sleepy Time Tales Podcast – Creating a restful mindset through relaxing bedtime stories
Sweet Dreams with Little Women: A Sleepy-Time Podcast Reading of Louisa May Alcott's Classic Novel.

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

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 39:09


Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Relax and get ready for a cozy night in with this week's episode of the Sleepy Time Tales Podcast! Tonight I am reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Join me as we look at this classic novel from the point of view of four sisters growing up in New England during the 19th century. We're off to a picnic, party games and a tense game of croquet. This episode will lull you into a peaceful slumber. Let me be your guide to a good night's sleep as you drift away with Little Women. Story (06:49) !!Magic Mind Partnership announcement!! I'm absolutely thrilled to announce our partnership with Magic Mind. A macha based energy shot that gives you energy and helps your concentration. I've personally tried the shots and I can attest to the benefits of regular use. Go to https://magicmind.co/en-za/sleepytales and enter the code SLEEPYTALES20 for a 20% discount on your order. And there are great discounts for their subscription service too. 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.

Red Wine Reads
February Preview: Little Women, Cannibalism, and Memoirs to Make You Cry

Red Wine Reads

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 15:20


This month, we're diving into the weird, the emotional, and the mystical. If you're a memoir reader, we have something for you. If you like the classics, we've got just the book for you. If you want a magical story of sliding doors scenarios, then stay tuned! And if you're looking for a book to make you squirm, just a little bit, then we have what you need.  Here are our picks for February:  Stay True by Hua Hsu - a memoir about growing up and the importance of friendship.  Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - a classic about the role of women and how sisterhood shapes each woman.  A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers - a book following the life of a psychopath who kills and eats her past lovers.  The Midnight Library by Matt Haig - a magical tale about a library that can tell you what your life could've been.  Which book are you most excited for?  ***  Once you're done listening, hop onto our Instagram and TikTok @rwreadspodcast to give us your thoughts on the discussion and the book. We look forward to hearing from you!

Generations
23. Little Women and It's Lasting Power

Generations

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 59:03


It is our first book discussion of the year and we are talking about Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Today we are talking about when we first read the book, how the movies effect our perception of the girls especially Amy and how rereading the novel gave us new appreciation for the story. Show Links: Library Thing: https://www.librarything.com Alcott House: https://louisamayalcott.org/about The Real Tragedy of Beth March - The Paris Review https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/12/greta-gerwigs-little-women-finally-gives-amy-her-due/603886 https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/little-women-and-the-marmee-problem https://bookshop.org/p/books/a-room-of-one-s-own-virginia-woolf/18691452?ean=9780156787338 https://bookshop.org/p/books/a-room-of-one-s-own-virginia-woolf/18691452?ean=9780156787338 https://bookshop.org/p/books/ghost-music-an-yu/17839839?ean=9780802159625 https://bookshop.org/p/books/little-women-louisa-may-alcott/15279445?ean=9780143106654

From the Front Porch
Episode 406 || Annie's Favorite Books Ever

From the Front Porch

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 57:57 Very Popular


This week on From the Front Porch, Annie tells you all about her favorite books ever! Don't forget to join our bookish Patreon community and get your copy of Bleak House if you'd like to join our Conquer a Classic Book Club this year. To purchase the books mentioned in this episode, visit our website: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee The Mothers by Brit Bennett The Road by Cormac McCarthy Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner Little Women by Louisa May Alcott An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott (unavailable to order) Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel From the Front Porch is a weekly podcast production of The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in South Georgia. You can follow The Bookshelf's daily happenings on Instagram at @bookshelftville, and all the books from today's episode can be purchased online through our store website, www.bookshelfthomasville.com.  A full transcript of today's episode can be found here. Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Podcast Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the perfect warm and friendly tone for our Thursday conversations.  This week, Annie is reading Decent People by De'Shawn Charles Winslow. If you liked what you heard in today's episode, tell us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Or, if you're so inclined, support us on Patreon, where you can hear our staff's weekly New Release Tuesday conversations, read full book reviews in our monthly Shelf Life newsletter and follow along as Hunter and I conquer a classic. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch. We're so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week. Our Executive Producers are... Donna Hetchler, Cammy Tidwell, Chantalle C, Kate O'Connell, Nicole Marsee, Wendi Jenkins, Laurie Johnson and Kate Johnston Tucker.

Then Again with Ken and Glen
E138 The Woman Behind Little Women

Then Again with Ken and Glen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 36:00


Episode Notes Join us for a deep dive into the life and works of Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, with Marie and special guest Jan Turnquist. Jan Turnquist is the Director of Orchard House, where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set Little Women in 1868. In this episode, we explore the influences, personal life, inspirations, and curiosities of Alcott's life and work. More about Orchard House: https://louisamayalcott.org/about Find out more at http://www.thenagainpodcast.com

Little Joe's Conservative Corner
JOE BIDEN DOSEN'T CARE ABOUT FREEZING AMERICANS, LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, BIG TECH INTERFERENCE, & MORE

Little Joe's Conservative Corner

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 22:18


Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, may have been transgender, a New York Times (NYT) article claimed, drawing criticism from a political strategist who called it “historical vandalism.” From the FBI to the White House, federal intervention shaped social media narratives from Hunter Biden to pandemic policy. President Joe Biden and his wife Jill are being slammed for heading off on a New Year's vacation to the Virgin Islands while Americans across the nation suffer freezing temperatures that have reportedly left at least 70 people dead, prompting outrage on social media, and more on today's episode.

The Weekly Wrap-Up with J Cleveland Payne
Louisa May Alcott, George Santos & Diego Luna - Things You Might Not Have Heard - 12-29-2022

The Weekly Wrap-Up with J Cleveland Payne

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 20:18


Today Featuring: Louisa May Alcott, George Santos, Diego Luna and more...Today's Sponsor: FlowersFasthttp://thisistheconversationproject.com/flowersfastToday's Rundown:Pope Francis says former Pope Benedict "very sick" and asks for prayers for himhttps://t.co/yhVYLV4D3UBuffalo Woman Checks Attic in Blizzard To Find Inches of Snowhttps://t.co/s4aGqvc5K8Little Women author 'may have been transgender or non-binary' New York Times article claimshttps://t.co/98MvP9stumDrake's Teenage Lyrics Found Abandoned In Uncle's Factory Dumpsterhttps://t.co/3AMULZbh5lU.S. to require Covid tests for travelers coming from Chinahttps://t.co/xhkYPWFHGCMore than 2K millionaires fled New York during COVID pandemichttps://t.co/XyymoMuZ4ORyan Seacrest Says CNN Axing Alcohol During New Year's Eve Broadcast Is a 'Good Idea'https://t.co/WkzdiXwvGnTulsi Gabbard tears into George Santos during Fox interview: ‘Do you have no shame?'https://t.co/PKDqIqvlzcWebsite: http://thisistheconversationproject.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/thisistheconversationprojectTwitter: http://twitter.com/th_conversationTikTok: http://tiktok.com/@theconversationprojectYouTube: http://thisistheconversationproject.com/youtubePodcast: http://thisistheconversationproject.com/podcasts#yournewssidepiece #coffeechat #morningnewsDecember 29 BirthdaysJon Voight (84) Ted Danson (75)Diego Luna (43) Plus, Today We Celebrate: Tick Tock Day https://nationaltoday.com/tick-tock-day/

Bad Takes
Little Women is about women — or is it?

Bad Takes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 61:04


A New York Times op-ed argues that Louisa May Alcott was a trans man. Matt and Laura wonder whether we can know anyone's gender identity looking back 150 years. They also discuss what it would mean for feminism if the mother of modern women's literature was really its father.Send us a bad take to review at badtakes@grid.news

I've Been Thinking
#111: Little Women Discourse with Tyler Miller

I've Been Thinking

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 85:04


Happy Holidays!!!!! This Christmas special of IBT is 1) late 2) a hot mess 3) my audio is atrocious. I recorded from my literal childhood bed in Kentucky while I was at my parents for the holidays, Tyler recorded in between visits with the in-laws, this was done at 11 pm and all of our agreed upon talking points basically flew out the window. OH and Tyler basically runs this episode. If you're into literature, this is a GOOD one - we do have some good takes on the classic Louisa May Alcott novel "Little Women" and the Greta Gerwig film adaptation. If you want to hear bullshit, this is also a good one for that. I hope this episode brings you some relief and chuckles this holiday season! PS- if you like this, keep an eye on the IBT Patreon space for future *exclusive* episodes where Tyler and I get inebriated and talk about books/movies. check out the blog: www.ivebeenthinkingpod.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Book Nook
Episodio 2x16 - Especial Navidad

The Book Nook

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 72:30


Feliz Navidad 🎄✨ Hoy en The Book Nook os traemos un episodio especial y único...y es que no podíamos perdernos el celebrar esta fecha tan señalada con todas vosotras y vosotros 🤩 Además hoy es el último episodio del año, y queríamos agradecer todo el apoyo que nos habéis brindado ¡desde el primer día! ✨ ¿Cómo celébranos las navidades cada una? ¿Cuál es nuestra lista de deseos para estas navidades? ¿Cuáles son nuestras tradiciones? Y lo más importante... ¿Hemos acertado el regalo del amigo invisible que nos hemos hecho la una a la otra? Todo esto y mucho más en El especial de Navidad, con The Book Nook ♥️🥰 A continuación os dejamos la lista de libros de los cuales hemos hablado en el episodio: 👉🏼Gideon, La novena, Tamsy Muir. 👉🏼Babel, R.F Kuang. 👉🏼An Heir comes to rise, Chloe C Peñaranda. 👉🏼Divine Blood, Beck Michaels. 👉🏼Jade City, Jade War y Jade Legacy, Fonda Lee. 👉🏼De Lukov, con Amor, Mariana Zapata. 👉🏼Mujercitas, Louisa May Alcott. 👉🏼Beartown, Frederik Beckman 👉🏼 Te espero en el fin del mundo, Andrea Longarela. 👉🏼Hielo y plata, Alena Pons. 👉🏼El día que dejo de nevar en Alaska, Alice Kellen.

Sleepy
229 – The Children's Joke

Sleepy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 40:00


Zzz . . . Catch some much needed z's to this snoozy reading of Louisa May Alcott's short story, "The Children's Joke" zzz Want to be a patron of Sleepy? Just go to patreon.com/sleepyradio and donate $1 for a shoutout on the next episode! Thank's y'all, sweet dreams zzz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Talking Creative
December 22nd - Festive Audiobooks for Children

Talking Creative

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 13:17


Audiobooks are perfect for long car journeys or keeping kids entertained when you're busy creating Christmas!Here is a roundup of seasonal audiobooks for kids of all ages - even big kids!The audiobook list:Spectacular Stories for the Very Young by David WalliamsThe Snail and the Whale and Other Stories by Julia DonaldsonThe Detective Dog and Other Stories by Julia DonaldsonMermaid School by Lucy CourtneyThe Christmasaurus by Tom FletcherThe Christmas Pig by JK RowlingThe Book That No One Wanted by Richard AyoadeThe Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie MackesyThe HogFather by Terry Pratchett (the Bill Nighy/Peter Serafinowicz version)Lost Christmas by David LoganLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott (the Laura Dern version)And UK Listeners, don't forget that BBC Sounds has some amazing stuff for kidsAs always, you can follow me on LinkedIn for more voiceover related chat - you can find me here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-boffin/And if you enjoyed this podcast - please do subscribe, rate and review "Talking Creative - the Art of Voiceover Directing" on Apple PodcastsandGo to https://samanthaboffin.co.uk/talkingcreative for the whole series so far.

Sentimental Garbage
The Little Women Christmas Special!

Sentimental Garbage

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 79:08


Whether you're a die-hard Jo fan or an Amy apologist, there's no way to be a woman alive in the 21st century without having an opinion on Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. We get into it, discussing all three major film adaptations, plus the now canon March Sisters at Christmas. We also discuss the female expectation of auto fiction, the limits of writing around a dead loved one, and the Cool Girl-ification of Jo March. Works cited: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/08/29/the-real-tragedy-of-beth-march/https://twitter.com/peytonology/status/1516802190849060865?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1516802190849060865%7Ctwgr%5Ec5f4ce8c8c9ef490cce2f3571045f3adfc33c674%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.intomore.com%2Fa-queer-love-letter%2Flouisa-may-alcott-trans%2F Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Just Sleep - Bedtime Stories for Adults
Little Women: Being Neighbourly by Louisa May Alcott

Just Sleep - Bedtime Stories for Adults

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 28:10


Struggling to fall asleep? Quiet your mind with the continuation of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Published first in 1868, it follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. In this episode, Jo visits Laurie and meets his grandfather.Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Gift a year of Just Sleep Premium to a loved one and receive a year of Just Sleep Premium for yourself for free!Visit https://justsleeppodcast.com/support and select "Gift a Subscription".If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Biblio-takes
Little Women: The Movies

Biblio-takes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 80:57


Cody and Paul are joined by special guests to discuss two "Little Women" film adaptations from 1994 and 2019. Music Credit: Joseph McDadeIntro: Once is EnoughOutro: Elevation

Weird Darkness: Stories of the Paranormal, Supernatural, Legends, Lore, Mysterious, Macabre, Unsolved
“MUMMIFIED ALIVE” and More Terrifying True Horror Stories! #WeirdDarkness

Weird Darkness: Stories of the Paranormal, Supernatural, Legends, Lore, Mysterious, Macabre, Unsolved

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 83:12


Find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app at https://weirddarkness.com/listen. PLEASE SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories, true crime, monsters, or unsolved mysteries like you do! RecommendingWeird Darkness to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show!IN THIS EPISODE: In the days that followed the rescue of 11-year-old Terry Jo Duperrault from the wreckage of the yacht called the Bluebelle, it would became clear that a storm hadn't destroyed the ship, as the previously-rescued captain, Julian A. Harvey, had said earlier. A storm hadn't killed everyone aboard… Harvey himself had. (The Final Voyage of the Bluebelle) *** When a loved one passes away, we sometimes wish we could speak to them one last time. Some people report they received phone calls or voicemails they believe are from their deceased loved ones. Sometimes they come through as eerie otherworldly static, while other times the ghostly caller is able to communicate one last message. We'll share a few true stories from people who have received phone calls from the beyond. (Phone Calls From Beyond The Grave) *** If you buy a furnished home and move the furniture to clean the floor – and the furniture moves back on its own – you can be pretty sure you've just moved into a haunted house. That's exactly what one family in Rockford, Illinois found out. (A Haunting on School Street) *** One of the greatest monsters ever to be brought to the screen was The Mummy, portrayed by Boris Karloff. We have, of course, seen numerous recreations of the creature since the original Universal film, but still, the image is grotesque and frightening no matter the incarnation. To see a mummy in real-life is that much more shocking. But real fear… real terror… would be if you yourself were to be mummified… while still alive. (To Be Mummified Alive) *** And I'll end the episode with the story that I began it with – a short story by Louisa May Alcott called “Lost in a Pyramid”… or “The Mummy's Curse”. A story that went pretty much unnoticed when it was originally published in 1869, but has had somewhat become undead since 1998 when it was rediscovered and is now considered an influential example of early “mummy's curse” narratives.SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…“The Final Voyage of the Bluebelle” by Lucia for The Ghost In My Machine: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/23utyhja “Phone Calls From Beyond the Grave” by Amanda Ashley for Graveyard Shift: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/7bw36uh4 “A Haunting on School Street” by Kathi Kresol for Haunted Rockford: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/s3c76yeb “To Be Mummified Alive' by Bipin Dimri for Historic Mysteries: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/j89cukfe “The Mummy's Curse/Lost In a Pyramid” by Louisa May Alcott: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/pwd9h3cb = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music Library, EpidemicSound and/or StoryBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and Nicolas Gasparini (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission of the artists.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Weird Darkness®, Weird Darkness© 2022

Drift Off - Bedtime Stories for Sleep
A Christmas Dream (Premium Episode Preview)

Drift Off - Bedtime Stories for Sleep

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 10:21 Very Popular


This is a preview of a bonus episode that is available on Drift Off Premium. Tonight I will be reading a story called ‘ A Christmas Dream”  written by Louisa May Alcott. Like Scrooge, a young girl named Effie, learns the true meaning of Christmas after being visited by a Christmas spirit in a dream. However, Alcott gives this familiar Christmas story plot a bit of twist at the end. So get comfy and cozy under the covers and let's find out what this Christmas story is all about :)Happy Holidays and sweet dreams!Music in this episode "Fire Light" by the Golden Peas via https://www.epidemicsound.com/Get full access to this story and more by becoming a Drift Off Premium member!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.comPROMO LINKSleep Phones (Pajamas for your ears!)https://www.sleepphones.com/?aff=780

YOU KNOW YOU LOVE US with Hannah Brown and Tyler Meredith
GOSSIP GIRL REBOOT || SEASON 2, EP. 2 || Louisa May Alcott's PR Team

YOU KNOW YOU LOVE US with Hannah Brown and Tyler Meredith

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 71:55


In this weeks ep, hosts Hannah Brown (@hannahabrown) and Tyler Meredith (@tylermckmeredith) are reunited and ready to catch up on all the culture —including Hannah's triumphant hip hop class mishap. Tyler makes Shakespeare puns and might be William Shakespeare!? WHO IS TO SAY! Hannah gives her white lotus takes and Tyler humiliatingly has not seen the damn show—she has homework yall. Also—CS LEWIS is super religious?! ALSO—no thanks ASMR! TBH we basically stall so we can kiki more than talk about the show because this ep was an editors nightmare and all we can tell you is that A. Monet is beginning her reign & B. The GG squad recreates the dinner scene from The Birdcage XOXO H & T

Sleepover Cinema
1994's Little Women

Sleepover Cinema

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 65:54


It's hard to believe that our deepest episode yet (and our 100th!) is inspired by source text written in 1868, and yet… it's here, with radiant Winona Ryder, ample Christmas cheer, and under-discussed transgender history included. Watch the video version of this episode here! LGBTQ Nation: “‘Little Women' author Louisa May Alcott was a transgender man Join our Discord server here!  Check out our merch shop here!  Get 15% off Casetify with code 15SLEEPOVER! Follow Sleepover Cinema on Instagram here! Follow Hannah and Audrey on Instagram here! Sleepover Cinema TikTok Sleepover Cinema Facebook Sleepover Cinema Twitter More about Too Pink Productions For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Biblio-takes
Little Women: Episode 6

Biblio-takes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 69:51


Cody and Paul finish the last nine chapters of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women." Music Credit: Joseph McDadeIntro: Once is EnoughOutro: Elevation

Let Genius Burn
A Concord Conversation

Let Genius Burn

Play Episode Play 21 sec Highlight Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 46:01


Sit down with Jill and Jamie as they reflect and dissect the week they spent together in Concord. They talk about visits to Orchard House, Fruitlands, Walden Pond, and more. Jill discusses her visit to the Special Collections at the Concord Free Public Library, where she saw Louisa's handwritten manuscript pages from Little Women. Jamie talks about her presentation for the Thoreau Society Gathering- the ecofeminist gothic setting of "Pauline's Passion and Punishment." It's an all-about-Alcott final bonus episode of Season 2! 

Sleepy
232 – What the Bell Saw and Said

Sleepy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 44:01


Zzz . . . Drift off to this Christmas reading of "What the Bell Saw and Said" by Louisa May Alcott zzz This episode is proudly sponsored by Betterhelp zzz – for 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/sleepy

From the Front Porch
Episode 402 || Literary Therapy Vol. 18

From the Front Porch

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 56:20


This week on From the Front Porch, it's time for another Literary Therapy session! Our literary Frasier Crane, Annie, is back to answer more of your reading questions and dilemmas. If you have a question you would like Annie to answer in a future episode, you can leave us a voicemail here. Get your copies of the books mentioned in this episode from The Bookshelf: Little Women Book Club Flight by Lynn Steger Strong Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak (currently unavailable to order) The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews Voracious! by Cara Nicoletti (currently unavailable to order) My First Popsicle edited by Zosia Mamet The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen Winter Solstice by Rosmunde Pilcher An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott (currently unavailable to order) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva (currently unavailable to order) Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris Wintering by Katherine May Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley Little Women (painted edition) by Louisa May Alcott Persuasion (painted edition) by Jane Austen The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green All These Wonders and Occasional Magic by The Moth Liturgies for Hope by Elizabeth Moore & Audrey Elledge A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson Miracle on 10th Street by Madeleine L'Engle (currently unavailable to order) A Treasury of Family Christmas Poems by Union Square Kids The Boy, The Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy The Sense of Wonder by Matthew Salesses (releases 1/17/23) From the Front Porch is a weekly podcast production of The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in South Georgia. You can follow The Bookshelf's daily happenings on Instagram at @bookshelftville, and all the books from today's episode can be purchased online through our store website, www.bookshelfthomasville.com.  A full transcript of today's episode can be found here. Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Podcast Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the perfect warm and friendly tone for our Thursday conversations.  Thank you again to this week's sponsor, Visit Thomasville. Spend Christmas in Thomasville! There is something truly special about the holiday season in Thomasville. From shopping for those must-have presents for everyone on your list, to the twinkling lights, sparkling window displays, and tempting smells wafting from restaurants all add to the festive feeling of the season. From downtown hotels, to delightful vacation rentals, book your getaway to Thomasville and add a little more sparkle to your holidays! Learn more and plan your trip at www.thomasvillega.com or @thomasvillega on Instagram. If you liked what you heard in today's episode, tell us by leaving a review on iTunes. Or, if you're so inclined, support us on Patreon, where you can hear our staff's weekly New Release Tuesday conversations, read full book reviews in our monthly Shelf Life newsletter and follow along as Hunter and I conquer a classic. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch. We're so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week. Our Executive Producers are... Donna Hetchler, Cammy Tidwell, Chantalle C, Nicole Marsee, Wendi Jenkins, Laurie Johnson and Kate Johnston Tucker.

Biblio-takes
Little Women: Episode 5

Biblio-takes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 74:49


Cody and Paul discuss and recap chapers 32-38 of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women." Music Credit: Joseph McDadeIntro: Once is EnoughOutro: Elevation

The Perks Of Being A Book Lover Podcast
S. 7 Ep. 158 - Grant Permission to Read with guest Bethany Planton 12-7-22

The Perks Of Being A Book Lover Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 61:35


This week we chat with fellow book lover and grant writer Bethany Planton who runs a book club for fellow members of her profession. When she began her own consulting company, she met several other grant writers from around the country through a twitter chat, and they quickly realized that besides sharing a profession, they also shared a love of books. The Grant Pro Bookclub started 6 years ago and has always met virtually, long before the rest of us picked up on the idea when the COVID pandemic began. We talk to Bethany about her undying love of Little Women and Louisa May Alcott, her role as a tourist ambassador for her city, and why it's never too cold for ice cream. You can find bethany on Instagram at @bmpreads For show notes for any episode, go to our website at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com. We are also on Instagram @perksofbeingabookloverpod and on FB Perks of Being a Book Lover Books Mentioned in This Episode: 1- Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman 2- On Writing by Stephen King 3- Who is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews 4- American Gods by Neil Gaiman 5- We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter 6- The Hollow Inside by Brooke Lauren Davis 7- After Dark with Roxie Clark by Brooke Lauren Davis 8- Drowned Town by Jayne Moore Waldrop 9- The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith 10- Carol/The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith 11- Louisa on the Front Lines by Samantha Seiple 12- May Alcott Nieriker, Author and Advocate: Travel Writing and Transformation in the Late Nineteenth Century by Julia Dabbs 13- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 14- Little Men by Louisa May Alcott 15- Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott 16- Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott 17- Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott 18- Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott 19- Jack and Jill by Louisa May Alcott 20- The Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott 21- Behind a Mask by Louisa May Alcott 22- March by Geraldine Brooks 23- So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow 24- Santa's Secrets by K.C. Wells 25- Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi 26- Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi 27- The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi 28- W is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi 29- The Keeper: Growing Up in Girl Sports by Kelcey Parker Ervick 30- Odder by Katherine Applegate 31- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate 32- The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate 33- Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Movies mentioned-- 1- Little Women (directed by Greta Gerwig 2019) 2- Carol (2015) 3- The Talented Mr. Ripley ( 1999)

Good Books Bad Banter
Episode #19 - Little Women

Good Books Bad Banter

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 51:23


WELP. Maddie and Tori were not fans of this classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. Maybe we just aren't the right folks for this book but YAWN this was a snooze fest where nothing interesting happens for 19 hours or 700+ pages if you read it but we're not sure who would want to do that. We already know next week will be so much better when we discuss Storm & Siege!Next Episode: Storm & SiegeFollow Us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@goodbooksbadbanterFollow Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goodbooksbadbanter/Hey! You're here every week and we still haven't seen you become a follower. Click that button and we'll pop up on your feed every Wednesday morning!

FORward Radio program archives
Perks S. 7 Ep. 158 | Bethany Planton | Grant Permission to Read | 12-7-22

FORward Radio program archives

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 61:35


This week we chat with fellow book lover and grant writer Bethany Planton who runs a book club for fellow members of her profession. When she began her own consulting company, she met several other grant writers from around the country through a twitter chat, and they quickly realized that besides sharing a profession, they also shared a love of books. The Grant Pro Bookclub started 6 years ago and has always met virtually, long before the rest of us picked up on the idea when the COVID pandemic began. We talk to Bethany about her undying love of Little Women and Louisa May Alcott, her role as a tourist ambassador for her city, and why it's never too cold for ice cream. You can find bethany on Instagram at @bmpreads For show notes for any episode, go to our website at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com. We are also on Instagram @perksofbeingabookloverpod and on FB Perks of Being a Book Lover Books Mentioned in This Episode: 1- Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman 2- On Writing by Stephen King 3- Who is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews 4- American Gods by Neil Gaiman 5- We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter 6- The Hollow Inside by Brooke Lauren Davis 7- After Dark with Roxie Clark by Brooke Lauren Davis 8- Drowned Town by Jayne Moore Waldrop 9- The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith 10- Carol/The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith 11- Louisa on the Front Lines by Samantha Seiple 12- May Alcott Nieriker, Author and Advocate: Travel Writing and Transformation in the Late Nineteenth Century by Julia Dabbs 13- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 14- Little Men by Louisa May Alcott 15- Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott 16- Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott 17- Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott 18- Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott 19- Jack and Jill by Louisa May Alcott 20- The Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott 21- Behind a Mask by Louisa May Alcott 22- March by Geraldine Brooks 23- So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow 24- Santa's Secrets by K.C. Wells 25- Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi 26- Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi 27- The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi 28- W is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi 29- The Keeper: Growing Up in Girl Sports by Kelcey Parker Ervick 30- Odder by Katherine Applegate 31- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate 32- The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate 33- Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Movies mentioned-- 1- Little Women (directed by Greta Gerwig 2019) 2- Carol (2015) 3- The Talented Mr. Ripley ( 1999)

Literature & Libations
23. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott PART TWO

Literature & Libations

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 79:52


Kayla and Taylor continue their discussion of Little Women with part 2 of Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel. Topics include “domestic experiences”, what was really going on with Beth, and whether we are Team Jo/Laurie or Team Amy/Laurie. Plus, we find out via science which March sister we are.This week's drink: Spiced Maple Bourbon Fizz via Half Baked HarvestINGREDIENTS:Spiced Maple Syrup:½ cup maple syrup2 cinnamon sticks1 TB cardamom pods1 star anise1 inch fresh ginger, slicedZest of 1 orangeMaple Fizz:1 ½ oz (3 TB) bourbon1 oz (2 TB) lemon juice1-2 dashes orange bitters1 oz (2 TB) spiced syrupChampagne, for toppingINSTRUCTIONS:To make the spiced maple syrup. In a medium pot, bring 1/2 cup water, the maple, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, and ginger to a boil over high heat. Boil 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Stir in the orange zest. Let cool, then strain the syrup into a glass jar. This syrup makes enough for about 6 drinks.In a cocktail shaker, combine 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup, the bourbon, lemon juice, and orange bitters. Add ice and shake. Strain into a glass. Top off with champagne. Garnish with an orange slice and star anise, if desired.Current Reads and Recommendations:Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters by Anne Boyd RiouxSeven Year Witch by Angela M. SandersThe Paris Bookseller by Kerri MaherQuizzes:Which March Sister Are You?Which March Sister Combo Are You?Follow us on Instagram @literatureandlibationspod.Visit our website: literatureandlibationspod.com to submit feedback, questions, or your own takes on what we are reading. You can also see what we are reading for future episodes! You can email us at literatureandlibationspod@gmail.com.Please leave us a review and/or rating! It really helps others find our podcast…and it makes us happy!Purchase books via bookshop.org or check them out from your local public library. Join us next time as we discuss Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz

Monkey Off My Backlog
A Very Special MoMBl Christmas LIVE!

Monkey Off My Backlog

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 111:46


In this very special Christmas episode, Elyse joins us to talk about 'Christmas in Connecticut,' 'The Muppet Christmas Carol,' and 'Little Women' (1994). 3:30 - The enduring popularity of Christmas movies 11:21 - Christmas in Connecticut 35:15 - What makes a movie a Christmas movie? 46:00 - The Muppet Christmas Carol 1:10:20 - Our favorite Christmas movie 1:20:30 - Little Women

Let Genius Burn
The Fruitlands Effect

Let Genius Burn

Play Episode Play 31 sec Highlight Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 55:41


On July 13, 2022, Let Genius Burn was invited to speak at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts, the site where the Alcott family lived--and nearly died--for 9 months in 1843.This episode is the recording of our talk.The Fruitlands Effect: How the Utopian Experiment Influenced Louisa May Alcott's Life and WorkThe Alcott family spent less than a year living at Fruitlands, but the experience significantly altered their values and family dynamic. Louisa May Alcott would not have been the same woman without the lessons she learned and hardship she faced during her family's utopian experiment when she was on the brink of adolescence. We'll look at the influence of Fruitlands on Louisa May Alcott's life and writings, and the ways the ideas of the Fruitlands experiment to continued to permeate her work and ultimately changed her forever.

Drift Off - Bedtime Stories for Sleep
Little Annie's Dream (Premium Episode Preview)

Drift Off - Bedtime Stories for Sleep

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 5:56


This is a preview of a bonus episode that is available on Drift Off Premium. Tonight will be a gentle reading from the Flower Fables Series by Louisa May Alcott. The story is called ‘Little Annie's Dream'. In this touching story, a young child wants to be a good girl yet she struggles with unkind thoughts. Will the flower fairy be able to help the child follow through with her promise to be kind even when it's challenging to always be good. Let's find out!Sweet dreamzzz...Music in this episode 'Psalm' by Anders Schill Paulsen courtesy of https://www.epidemicsound.com/Get full access to this story and more by becoming a Drift Off Premium member!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 LINKSleep Phones (Pajamas for your ears!)https://www.sleepphones.com/?aff=780

Biblio-takes
Little Women: Episode 4

Biblio-takes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 88:15


Paul and Cody recap and discuss the first eight chapters of Part Two of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women." Music Credit: Joseph McDadeIntro: Once is EnoughOutro: Elevation

Concavity Show
Episode 70 - Peyton Thomas, author of Both Sides Now

Concavity Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 136:26


In episode 70, we talk to our friend Peyton Thomas, a DFW, Louisa May Alcott, and American Girl doll enthusiast. His recent YA novel, Both Sides Now, was published in 2021, and his writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, Pitchfork, and Billboard, and many other places. Peyton is currently at work on his second novel, a contemporary interpretation of Little Women. You can read more about this forthcoming book in Oprah Daily. Peyton also hosts a podcast about Little Women called Jo's Boys.  Peyton's website - https://peytonthomas.ca/ Buy Both Sides Now - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/652876/both-sides-now-by-peyton-thomas/ Jo's Boys Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jos-boys-a-little-women-podcast/id1610742792 Peyton's Pitchfork reviews - https://pitchfork.com/staff/peyton-thomas/albumreviews/ Peyton on Twitter - https://twitter.com/peytonology   Contact Dave & Matt:  Email - concavityshow@gmail.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/ConcavityShow Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/concavityshow/ Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/concavityshow Threadless Merch Store - https://concavityshow.threadless.com/      

Literature & Libations
22. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (PART ONE)

Literature & Libations

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 70:48


Kayla and Taylor discuss the themes and major beats of the first part of Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel, Little Women. Topics include the importance of depicting everyday occurrences in literature, how Louisa may have been Team Lesbian, and how birth order may or may not show up in our personalities. Also, Kayla accidentally reveals a MASSIVE spoiler, much to Taylor's chagrin. Ah, sisters!This week's drink: The Apple Pie-tini via The Literary VeganINGREDIENTS:Apple juice liquid (1 oz apple cider, ¼ tsp brown sugar, sprinkle of cinnamon, sprinkle of nutmeg)1 oz vanilla vodka1 oz ginger aleCinnamon stick and/or apple slice, to garnishINSTRUCTIONS:In a cocktail shaker, shake together apple juice liquid, vodka, and icePour into a cocktail glass and top with ginger aleGarnish with a cinnamon stick and/or apple sliceCurrent Reads and Recommendations:The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha MukherjeeCrime and Poetry by Amanda Flower (Magical Bookshop cozy mystery series)Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay (Library Lovers cozy mystery series)`The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins ReidThe Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah PekkanenNightcrawling by Leila MottleyFollow us on Instagram @literatureandlibationspod.Visit our website: literatureandlibationspod.com to submit feedback, questions, or your own takes on what we are reading. You can also see what we are reading for future episodes! You can email us at literatureandlibationspod@gmail.com.Please leave us a review and/or rating! It really helps others find our podcast…and it makes us happy!Purchase books via bookshop.org or check them out from your local public library. 

The Daily Gardener
November 29, 2022 John Ray, Amos Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, Flower Flash by Lewis Miller, Edward Hummel, and Gertrude Jekyll

The Daily Gardener

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 29:47


Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Support The Daily Gardener Buy Me A Coffee    Connect for FREE! The Friday Newsletter |  Daily Gardener Community   Historical Events 1627 Birth of John Ray, English naturalist and writer. In 1660, he published a catalog of Cambridge plants. John developed his own system for classifying plants based on their observed similarities and differences. So he was clearly thinking about ways to distinguish one plant from another. And in his book, History of Plants, John was the first scientist to use the terms petal and pollen. John also wrote a Collection of English Proverbs. In one for summer, John wrote: If the first of July be rainy weather, It will rain, more or less, for four weeks together.   1799 Birth of Amos Bronson Alcott, American teacher, writer, Transcendentalist and reformer. In most aspects of his life, Amos was ahead of his time. He was also an abolitionist and an advocate for women's rights. He also advocated a plant-based diet.  Amos once wrote, Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps, Perennial pleasures, plants, and wholesome harvest reaps. In 1830, Amos married pretty Abigail May, and together they had four daughters; the second-oldest was Louisa May, born on this day in 1832.   1832 Birth of Louisa May Alcott, American writer, and poet.  She grew up in the company of her parents' friends and fellow Transcendentalists like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow In 1868, she wrote Little Women. In it, she wrote, Jo had learned that hearts, like flowers, cannot be rudely handled, but must open naturally... Louisa could be witty. She once wrote, Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a useful root that we cannot get on without it any more than we can without potatoes.   1978 Death of Edward C. Hummel, American plantsman and hybridizer. Edward and his wife Minnie ran Hummel's Exotic Gardens of southern California for 43 years. They specialized in cacti, succulents, bromeliads ("brow·mee·lee·ads"), and orchids.  In 1935, Edward and Minnie were featured in a Quaker State Motor Oil advertisement. The young Hummel family is in their home cactus garden. Edward is examining a cactus specimen while his daughter Marquetta and son Edward gather around. Mother Minnie is standing behind them, looking on. The ad garnered plenty of attention, and soon Edward was fielding requests from American gardeners for more information about his cactus garden. The letters gave Edward and Minnie the idea to start a mail-order business for their plants. In 1943, during WWII, Edward published Hummel's Victory Picture Book. The cover featured a photo of two 6-foot-tall Barrel cacti at the base, leaning away from each other at the top in a perfect V formation for victory. The book was a smash hit, and subsequent editions were quickly put together. In the first edition, Edward wrote a note to his customers in the forward. Perhaps you will wonder at receiving this free picture book which contains no prices of plants. If you enjoy a few minutes of interest and relaxation in looking it over, it will have fulfilled its obvious purpose. If your interest and curiosity are stirred to the point that you write us for further information, it will have fulfilled its hidden purpose. After the War, the fumes from LAX drove the Hummels to find a new home for their nursery. They settled in Carlsbad and purchased an existing nursery after the founder Dr. Robert W. Poindexter, died unexpectedly. The nursery was a perfect fit. Robert Poindexter shared the Hummel's passion for cacti and succulents. Robert's son John finalized the sale. Edward was especially interested in propagating and selling drought-resistant plants in his nursery. He won many awards for his plants and was primarily known for his work with Bromeliads ("brow·mee·lee·ads").   Grow That Garden Library™ Book Recommendation Flower Flash by Lewis Miller This book came out in 2021, and Lewis Miller is a celebrated floral designer and "Flower Bandit." The publisher writes,  Before dawn one morning in October 2016, renowned New York-based floral designer Lewis Miller stealthily arranged hundreds of brightly colored dahlias, carnations, and mums into a psychedelic halo around the John Lennon memorial in Central Park. The spontaneous floral installation was Miller's gift to the city an effort to spark joy during a difficult time. Nearly five years and more than ninety Flower Flashes later, these elaborate flower bombs - bursts of jubilant blooms in trash cans, over bus canopies, on construction sites and traffic medians - have brought moments of delight and wonder to countless New Yorkers and flower lovers everywhere, and earned Miller a following of dedicated fans and the nickname the "Flower Bandit." After New York City entered lockdown, Miller doubled down, creating Flower Flashes outside hospitals to express gratitude to frontline health workers and throughout the city to raise spirits. This gorgeous and poignant visual diary traces the phenomenon from the first, spontaneous Flower Flash to the even more profound installations of the pandemic through a kaleidoscopic collage of photos documenting the Flower Flashes, behind-the-scenes snapshots, Miller's inspiration material, fan contributions, and more.   Lewis begins his story this way. When pressed to define my own vision, a few words come to mind: Abundance. Contrast. Joy. Folly. Energy. Flowers are a medium like no other. They exist to be beautiful, to attract butterflies and bees. It's a simple but astounding life's mission. Yet all too often this profound essence is suffocated under the weight of other meaning. We humans assign arbitrary significance to almost everything and in the process snuff out the true purpose of that thing; flowers are not spared this imposition. Gladiolas can be dismissed as ghastly, lilies as rancid, and carnations as tacky. Such horrible words to describe flowers, and it doesn't stop there. The cacophony of derogatory remarks is endless: cheap, garish, weedy, "too country," gaudy, pretentious ... It can make the most ambitious flower lover hesitant to create anything for fear of damnation from the Taste Gods. The Flower Flash is my antidote to all that! Flower Flashes celebrate all the good that flowers embody and have to offer us mortals. In a Flash, every flower benefits equally from a sort of floral democracy and like most democracies, the Flash's success is largely dependent on the hardworking, unsung flowers that support the more delicate and fashionable blooms. Precious sweet peas share company with unloved carnations, chrysanthemums make nice with English garden roses. And it makes sense that this is the recipe for a successful Flash, because New York City, the birthplace of these random acts of beauty, is built on the same principle. Like a true Flower Flash, Gotham City is a glorious mash-up of all kinds of people and personalities. Since the roads aren't lined with roses, the Flower Flashes will be.   This book is 240 pages of Flower Flash Flower Power with the Bandit himself - Lewis Miller - flower lover, flower advocate, and joyous bringer of random acts of beauty. You can get a copy of Flower Flash by Lewis Miller and support the show using the Amazon link in today's show notes for around $16.   Botanic Spark 1843 Birth of Gertrude Jekyll ("Jee-kul"), British horticulturist, garden designer, photographer, writer, and artist. Gertrude Jekyll was one of the most influential garden designers of the early 20th century. She created a spectacular garden at her property called Munstead Wood in England. She also created over 400 gardens in  Europe and the United States. Today the Gertrude Jekyll pink rose is considered a gardener favorite, and the rose 'Munstead Wood' honors Gertrude's garden and is one of the most splendid wine red roses. In her book, On Gardening, Gertrude wrote, The Dahlia's first duty in life is to flaunt and to swagger and to carry gorgeous blooms well above its leaves, and on no account to hang its head.   and   When I pick or crush in my hand a twig of Bay, or brush against a bush of Rosemary, or tread upon a tuft of Thyme… I feel that here is all that is best and purest and most refined, and nearest to poetry ...of the sense of smell.   Finally, Gertrude once wrote, The love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies, but grows to the enduring happiness that the love of gardening gives.    Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener And remember: For a happy, healthy life, garden every day.

Let Genius Burn

This episode features Jill's travelogue from her week in Concord, Massachusetts. Listen as we travel to see Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House for the first time and take a tour of Fruitlands with Trustees Engagement Manager Catherine Shortliffe. We also spend time with other Louisa May Alcott scholars and enthusiasts, sharing stories. In particular, we taste pickled limes, a treat from the 19th century, which is featured in Little Women. Learn about the process to making them and our reactions in this bonus episode of Let Genius Burn.

Un Libro Una Hora
'Aquellas mujercitas', la continuación del clásico de Louisa May Alcott

Un Libro Una Hora

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 55:24


Louisa May Alcott (1832, Germantown, Pennsylvania-1888, Concord, Massachusetts) publicó su primer libro en 1854, al que siguieron más de 30 novelas y colecciones de relatos. Pero su nombre irá siempre unido al de ‘Mujercitas'. ‘Aquellas mujercitas', su secuela, se publicó en abril de 1869.  Suscríbete a ‘Y ahora qué leo', nuestro spin off en Podimo: https://go.podimo.com/es/ahoraqueleo  

The Folktale Project
The Topaz Story Book - Queen Aster

The Folktale Project

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 15:02


Every so often in "The Topaz Story Book" we get a treat from a rather famous author. Today's tale of 'Queen Aster' comes from Louisa May Alcott. Host Dan Scholz Find out where to subscribe to The Folktale Project at http://folktaleproject.com/subscribe Help keep The Folktale Project going by becoming a supporter on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/folktaleproject

A Cozy Christmas Podcast
Fantastic Turkeys and Where to Find Them

A Cozy Christmas Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 40:27


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Today, we're talking turkey... In today's episode I take a brief look at where the tradition of eating turkey comes from, and discover a few traditional Christmas meals from around the world. Then I read Louisa May Alcott's short story, "A Christmas Turkey, and How It Came". Does this old story still have a relevant message for us today? Indeed it does. But it's also a wonderfully sweet story to listen to while you slowly digest your Thanksgiving Dinner. Also, our 100th episode is fast approaching! If you have a story, memory, tradition, favorite recipe or any questions for the Q&A segment on our 100th, get it to me asap at any of my social medias or email me at cozychristmaspodcast at gmail dot com! Plus, listen for some plans I have for the coming 2023 season... enjoy! Websites Used: https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/turkeys https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_dinner   Buy me a coffee? www.ko-fi.com/cozychristmas  Ornaments, Mugs, and Notebooks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyChristmasPodcast  Logo shirt designs: http://tee.pub/lic/edygC_h4D1c Contact Me: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cozychristmaspodcast  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozychristmaspodcast/  twitter: https://twitter.com/CozyXmasPod  youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCikiozEbu0h9pKeI1Ei5TQ #podcast #christmas #story

Just Sleep - Bedtime Stories for Adults
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott

Just Sleep - Bedtime Stories for Adults

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 42:58


Tonight's special Thanksgiving sleep story is An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louis May Alcott. A short story from Louisa May Alcott's Aunt Jo's Scrap Bag Vol 6, published in 1882. When their mother is called away to care for their ailing grandmother, 6 siblings decide to save Thanksgiving and prepare the feast. What could go wrong?The Black Friday Sale on Just Sleep Premium is here! 30% off the yearly subscription.Interested in more sleepy content or just want to support the show? Join Just Sleep Premium here: https://justsleeppodcast.com/supportAs a Just Sleep Premium member you will receive:Ad-free and Intro-free episodesThe entire audiobook of the Wizard of OzA collection of short fairy tales including Rapunzel and the Frog PrinceAn additional 2 episodes every monthThe chance to vote on the next story that you hearThe chance to win readings just for youThe entire back catalogue of the podcast, ad and intro-free (coming soon!)Thanks for your support!Sweet Dreams...Intro Music by the Psychedelic Squirrel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Drift Off - Bedtime Stories for Sleep
Ripple the Water Spirit

Drift Off - Bedtime Stories for Sleep

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 42:26


Tonight's storytelling is a beautiful story called 'Ripple the Water Spirit' by Louisa May Alcott. This touching story is about a kind hearted water spirit named Ripple and the journey she must take to bring a young child back to life. Will she be able to convince the Fire Spirits to share their flame and bring warmth to the lifeless child and reunite him with his bereaved mother? Let's find out! Sweet dreamzzz...The music in this episode is 'ES 40 Gamma Wave Chua' courtesy of https://www.epidemicsound.com/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 LINKSleep Phones (Pajamas for your ears!)https://www.sleepphones.com/?aff=780

Snoozecast: Stories for Sleep
An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving pt. 2

Snoozecast: Stories for Sleep

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 29:24


Tonight, we'll rebroadcast the second and final part of “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving”, a short story written by Louisa May Alcott. This story originally aired on November 23rd, 2020. Please find the first part of this story that aired on Monday. In part one, the Bassett parents rush off when they hear that the grandmother was very ill, just as a snowstorm was starting. This left all the children to manage the farmhouse on their own. Luckily, they are a resourceful and industrious group. We'll pick up with oldest sister Tilly and Prue in the kitchen, as they are starting their first attempt at a Thanksgiving feast on their own. — read by V — Support us: Listen ad-free on Patreon Get Snoozecast merch like cozy sweatshirts and accessories Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Literature & Libations
21.5 What Do Beatniks and Sputnik Have in Common?

Literature & Libations

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 32:49


In this week's bonus episode, Kayla and Taylor discuss the history of San Francisco's Beat Movement. Books, etc. discussed in this episode:Taylor's sources:https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/04/jack-kerouac-neal-cassady-friendship/622829/https://www.foundsf.org/index.php?title=Beat_Generation_and_San_Francisco%27s_Culture_of_Dissenthttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Jack-Kerouac The SourceWhat Happened to Kerouac?Follow us on Instagram @literatureandlibationspod.Visit our website: literatureandlibationspod.com to submit feedback, questions, or your own takes on what we are reading. You can also see what we are reading for future episodes! You can email us at literatureandlibationspod@gmail.com.Please leave us a review and/or rating! It really helps others find our podcast…and it makes us happy!Purchase books via bookshop.org or check them out from your local public library. Join us next week as we discuss Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (pt.1)Here is the cocktail recipe for the upcoming episode if you want to drink along with us!The Apple Pie-tini via The Literary VeganINGREDIENTS:Apple juice liquid (1 oz apple cider, ¼ tsp brown sugar, sprinkle of cinnamon, sprinkle of nutmeg)1 oz vanilla vodka1 oz ginger aleCinnamon stick and/or apple slice, to garnishINSTRUCTIONS:In a cocktail shaker, shake together apple juice liquid, vodka, and icePour into a cocktail glass and top with ginger aleGarnish with a cinnamon stick and/or apple slice

Snoozecast: Stories for Sleep
An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

Snoozecast: Stories for Sleep

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 45:21


Tonight, we'll rebroadcast the opening half from “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving”, a short story written by Louisa May Alcott. This story originally aired on November 16th, 2020. The second half will air in our next episode. “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving” is a simple story set in the early 1800s, featuring a country family in New Hampshire. It's full of idyllic and peaceful descriptions from an earlier time.  — read by V — Support us: Listen ad-free on Patreon Get Snoozecast merch like cozy sweatshirts and accessories Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sleepy
229 – The Children's Joke

Sleepy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 40:01


Zzz . . . Catch some much needed z's to this snoozy reading of Louisa May Alcott's short story, "The Children's Joke" zzz Want to be a patron of Sleepy? Just go to patreon.com/sleepyradio and donate $1 for a shoutout on the next episode! Thank's yall, sweet dreams zzz

Sleepy
228 – Little Marie of Lehon

Sleepy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 62:01


Zzzz tonight, conk out to a snoozy whimsical short story – "Little Marie of Lehon" by Louisa May Alcott zzz This episode is proudly sponsored by Betterhelp zzz – for 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/sleepy

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales
AN OLD FASHIONED THANKSGIVING by LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 46:17


A classic Thanksgiving story from Louisa May Alcott telling of a Basset family thanksgiving in New Hampshire around 1820. ANDROID USERS- 1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20radio%20days 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales at Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vQURMNzU3MzM0Mjg0NQ== 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries at Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20heroes 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories (& Tales from Arthur Conan Doyle) https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20sherlock%20holmes 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre on Spotify: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20ghost%20stories 1001 Stories for the Road on Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20stories%20for%20the%20road Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20greatest%20love%20stories 1001 History's Best Storytellers: (author interviews) on Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/1001-historys-best-storytellers APPLE USERS Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-heroes-legends-histories-mysteries-podcast/id956154836?mt=2  Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at Apple Podcast App Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories-tales/id1078098622 Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at Apple Podcast now:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-for-the-road/id1227478901 NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-greatest-love-stories/id1485751552 Catch 1001 RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes!  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-days/id1405045413?mt=2 NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-ghost-stories-tales-of-the-macabre/id1516332327 NEW Enjoy 1001 History's Best Storytellers (Interviews) on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-historys-best-storytellers/id1483649026 NEW Enjoy 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories and The Best of Arthur Conan Doyle https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-sherlock-holmes-stories-best-sir-arthur-conan/id1534427618 Get all of our shows at one website: https://.1001storiespodcast.com REVIEWS NEEDED . My email works as well for comments: 1001storiespodcast@gmail.com SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! https://.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Its time I started asking for support! Thank you. Its a few dollars a month OR a one time. (Any amount is appreciated). YOUR REVIEWS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS AT APPLE/ITUNES AND ALL ANDROID HOSTS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! LINKS BELOW Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales
AN OLD FASHIONED THANKSGIVING by LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 46:17


Written in 1881, An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving tells the story of a farm family in New Hampshire as they prepare all day for a Thanksgiving dinner only to find mom and dad called away to care for Grandma, who lives 20 miles distant. The 8 children , accustomed to work and responsibility, promise to take care of everything in their mother and father's absence, and they do pretty well. In this story, which has been adapted for TV and film, the eldest son relates an old Bassett family story about Lord Basset and King Charles I, also mentioning that their traditions and stories came over on the second ship (The Fortune), following the Mayflower. I was surprised by the story because I'm related on my birth mother's side to William Basset, who was on that ship. Now I'm searching to see if there is any truth to that story Ef told, and I'm wondering how Alcott was inspired to tell it. If anyone out there knows I'd enjoy hearing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day
abandon

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 2:31 Very Popular


Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 5, 2022 is: abandon • uh-BAN-dun • noun Abandon means “a feeling or attitude of wild or complete freedom,” and is often used synonymously with enthusiasm and exuberance. It also appears in the phrase with reckless abandon to describe something done without fear or concern for consequences. // In an act of reckless abandon, she quit her job and moved to Tahiti. See the entry > Examples: “Just as VHS tape users were once asked to be kind enough to consider the next user, [Rachel] Goclawski said foragers should also be mindful of other foragers—both the animal and the people variety—and not be ‘unscrupulous.' This is especially important to consider during a drought year where animals may already be strapped for resources and plants are under a lot of stress. The exception to that rule is, of course, invasive plants like garlic mustard and autumn olive, which can be harvested with guilt-free abandon ...” — Lillian Eden, Metro West Daily News (Framingham, Massachusetts), 9 Sept. 2022 Did you know? You may associate this word with the act of leaving and never returning, given the familiarity of the verb abandon. But the noun abandon, with its more pleasant connotations of freedom, is likely here to stay despite being a relative newcomer. It only entered the English language in the early 1800s, as a borrowing from French that goes back to an Old French word meaning “surrender.” (English had borrowed the verb abandon centuries before from the French speakers living in medieval England.) Louisa May Alcott recognized the word's utility; she used it of Jo in Little Women, writing that “when the writing fit came on, she gave herself up to it with entire abandon, and led a blissful life, unconscious of want, care, or bad weather ...”

In the Market with Janet Parshall
Hour 1: What Cannot Be Lost

In the Market with Janet Parshall

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022


Our guest joins us today to talk honestly about losing everything that once defined her and how God used unexpected opportunities, like working at Orchard House, where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women, to spark a journey of working through her grief and encountering the all-sufficient love of Christ. Be reassured that God will meet us in the midst of our mess. Let’s learn to look to Him for help, comfort and strength.