This episode is a placeholder. I didn’t post any text episodes of the Personal History from Monday, August 16, through Friday, August 20, while I was preparing the podcast launch. The text episodes that I posted on those days were placeholders, counting down the days until the podcast launch on Monday, August 23. To keep the numbering of podcast episodes consistent with the numbering of text episodes, I’m posting five podcast placeholders, Episodes 68 through 72, from Wednesday, November 17, through Tuesday, November 23. My reading of the Personal History will resume with podcast Episode 73 on Wednesday, November 24. To entertain you during this interval I’m posting a reading of a portion of “The Fox and the Clam” by Bill Cavness on his program “Reading Aloud,” broadcast on WGBH in Boston in 1982 or 1983. Here it is.
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At Apple Books you can download free eBooks of “My Mother Takes a Tumble,” “Do Clams Bite?,” “Life on the Bolotomy,” “The Static of the Spheres,” and “The Fox and the Clam,” the first five novellas in Little Follies.
You’ll find an overview of the entire work in An Introduction to The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences & Observations of Peter Leroy. It’s a pdf document.