Twain—Episode One hundred seventy-eight: A Case of the Fantods

You can thank Twain for the episode’s title.

You can thank starting-a-business for the fact thereof.

Nevertheless, today’s chapters are 16–17.

Some links for you!

As promised, the Lewis Creek Socks pattern, loyal listener Renee sent in this link to a KQED show on Twain’s autobio–gazillions of pages long and… iiiiinteresting…
a link to Anita’s new podcast The Well Knitted Life, and the Biblical translation article link, and our next sneak peek. This one goes on sale when the shownotes go live and will be available until September 30th. After that, you’ll just have to wait for the book!

and the link to Todd Culp’s book–pass it along–

Todd reading begins at 14:30.
Book talk begins at 27.
Listen to 178 audio

4 thoughts on “Twain—Episode One hundred seventy-eight: A Case of the Fantods

  1. friskylambpjw

    Dear Heather,

    Now I know that we are kindred souls…you are quoting Reform Judaism magazine and connecting it to literature and crafts! Wow! I also suspect we have friends in common in Tucson.


  2. Irish Clover

    My husband and I recently saw South Pacific as part of our theatre subscription. I remember seeing the movie as a kid and was unprepared for the adult nature of the play. After seeing the show, I talked to my dad, a war veteran who met my mom while on tour in Korea. We discussed the brutality with the war, the attempts the military personnel made to achieve normalcy, and then what the potential reaction would have been by military wives seeing the play with their husbands when it was first performed in 1949. The topics of the play are difficult to watch and discuss in 2010. I couldn’t imagine the dialogue this play produced in 1949, a few years after war’s end.

  3. steffanie

    If anyone is interested there is a new group on Ravelry to discuss Todd Culp’s book and nearly anything else “peace activist” related. The group is called Peace of Action. Please join us!

  4. emelye

    I love this podcast, Heather — it gets me through long work days.

    Many years ago, I had the privilege of working backstage on a few productions by Bartlett Sher, the director of *South Pacific* at Lincoln Center. I haven’t seen *SP*, so I enjoyed hearing your comments about it. On his shows I worked on, I saw how his work as a director is about exploring how theatre audiences can examine our shared experience in America together. Bart was artistic director at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle ( for several years. I highly recommend checking out their recap of his time there.

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