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I was poking around out on Wild Side the other day, keeping an eye out for blue shade trees ...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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This may be my best poem yet: "Far away, out beyond the Great Desert of Proom, Where the wind sweeps across the sharp sand like a broom ..."

  • Added: Sep 07, 2016
  • Length: 05:51
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I once met an old-timer who lives out beyond the Wandering Hills, out there in the shadow of Gusty Ridge. The old-timer's name is Dale Hill. Dale...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2016
  • Length: 04:48
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Here's a little ditty in honor of county fair season ...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2016
  • Length: 01:30
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This morning I was in the second-hand store, looking at all the second hands ... when a lady said to me, she said “beautiful day, isn't it?” I sai...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2016
  • Length: 05:22
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Good morning everybody, this is Bill Melater, coming to you live from the beautiful city of Upper Case – Capitol of the Kingdom of Wonderstan and t...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2016
  • Length: 03:09
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Rudyard stands accused of a dastardly crime and only Antigone can discover the truth.

  • Added: Aug 14, 2016
  • Length: 35:05
Caption: Ed Asner
Two star-studded shorts about fatherhood, and fathers who don’t always enjoy a smooth ride. In the comic and heartbreaking 2 Dads by Pulitzer Prize...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2016
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 3
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My friend Bill O'Sale just opened a new retail store down at the corner of High Street and Low Road. I asked him what he's selling this time. He ...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2016
  • Length: 05:35
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What kind of bee keeps buzzing all year long? A May bee!

  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 01:52
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The other day down at Elmer's Cafe, a bunch of us regulars were bragging about our most dangerous escapades and feats of derring-do ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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It was summer vacation, and Jessica wanted to be in two places at once ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:20
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My friend Jimmy Fingerbutton invented a perpetual motion machine. I was the first person he showed it to. I guess he figured I had the right qual...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 11:38
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In Upper Tidwell lived a boy Named Jeremiah Crumping / Who couldn't stand for very long without commencing jumping ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 03:34
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'Obligations of a freeman', a serious sermon by a humorous and anti-religious Mark Twain...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:35:32
Caption: Amy Ryan
In Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn’s Fifth Planet, a professional astronomer played by Amy Ryan (Birdman; Gone, Baby, Gone; “The Wire,” “In Trea...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2016
  • Length: 39:50
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My friend Stretch claims to know more about nothing than anybody else on the planet. He said “believe me, there's a lot more to it than most peopl...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 05:45
Caption: Sarah Sokolovic
ANNIVERSARY by Rachel Bonds, a comic drama about a young, grieving woman who finds love again. Featuring Michael Esper (The Last Ship, A Beautiful ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 21:24
Caption: Steven Boyer
In Holly Walter Kerby’s Attention, Amber (Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger) is bummed out that her boyfriend has visited his family without her. Sh...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 17:56
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Marco always dreamed about traveling to faraway places. All his life, he had never been anywhere – unless you counted his grandmother's house, whi...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 04:42
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By the way, Vern swears there are no dragons in this story ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 04:11
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Here's a little song in honor of the Springtime planting season ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:40
Caption: Michael Urie
After gay marriage is legalized in New York, one mother will stop at nothing to get her son to the altar. A short play by the humorist Paul Rudnick...

  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 19:52
Caption: Rosie Perez
In Crazy Eights, a short play by David Lindsay-Abaire, recovering drug addicts (Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo) have their Saturday night card game ru...

  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 32:14
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Well, I'll say one thing about the Gumption Track: it's well-marked. The roadies did not skimp on signage, even though it seems like they never a...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2016
  • Length: 10:17