Posts tagged NPR

WBUR’s On Point: Eden-Seeking on Live Radio!

I had such a great time this morning joining the conversation on WBUR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook.  One hour of exploration of Edens far and wide, complete with a dramatic reading of the Book of Genesis, “Back to the Garden,” “Gates of Eden,” “Ina-Gada-da-Vida.” Plus,  I learn why Eden is in the Bermuda Triangle.… More →

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No One Can Hear You Scream!

I know it’s not Halloween or anything, but I’m still thinking about city-vs.-country scariness, and this idea (thanks Jen) that in the country, no one can hear you scream.  Another myth on the On The Media myth-busting episode (which I recommend) is an investigation of the famous murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964 Queens, which,… More →

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Independence Day debunking

As if to answer my prayers for mythography inspiration, the always-genius NPR program On The Media stepped into my vacation-induced void with their July 3rd program all about debunking national myths.  Some of their debunking targets: Rosa Parks as meek older lady whose feet were just too tired to move to the back of the… More →

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Mars Zombies Attack NPR!

Recently the Mythographer’s Mom passed on an PowerPoint presentation of dubious provenance which claimed that, come August, the planet Mars would be so close to Earth that it would appear spectacularly large and bright at night, the size of another full moon.  Said Mom, “Wow!” The planets are vast myth repositories, especially the Red Planet. … More →

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