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December 2016

Episode 72: A Christmas Serial Remix Part 4

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For today’s new content, I go into my own archives and share a personal story, “Green Angels,” copyright 2000.

Here’s a photo of the Christmas book collection, which is squeezed in next to a stereo speaker to prove this is my actual house and I have not staged the photo.

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The books mentioned on this episode are:

The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell, copyright 1946. There have been many editions of this book, but our copy is illustrated by Sergio Leone and published by Watertower Books.

A Cup of Christmas Tea by Tom Hegg, illustrated by Warren Hanson. Copyright 1982, published by Waldman House Press.

Santa’s Crash-Bang Christmas by Steven Kroll, illustrated by Tomie DePaola. Copyright 1977, published by Xerox Education Publications.

Here’s the two angels mentioned in “Green Angels,” hanging from the wood-paneled walls of my office:

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And here’s the whole angel collection, 2016 edition, next to the stereo that connects to the speaker pictured above.

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This episode ends with the conclusion of A Christmas Serial. Parts 1-3 were featured in Episodes 69-71. A Christmas Serial is written and read by Kris Baker Dersch and the current version is copyright 2015.

The version of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” featured on this episode is by the U.S. Marine Corps Band. It is in the public domain and comes to us courtesy of the Free Music Archive.

Happy listening,

Kris

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Episode 71: A Christmas Serial Remix Part 3

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Fun new content today, the title says it all: “The Tiny House on Singing Wheels on the Prairie & The Army Corps of Engineers Container.” By Eldon Reishus, copyright 2016, used with permission. Read his bio.

Part 2 of our four-part “A Christmas Serial,” takes us onstage, backstage, and points in between. Check out Episode 69 if you missed Part 1 and Episode 70 if you missed Part 2.

This version of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is played by the U.S. Marine Corps Band. It is in the public domain and comes to us courtesy of the Free Music Archive.

Happy listening,

Kris

Meet Episode 71 Contributor Eldon Reishus

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Eldon (Craig) Reishus lives below the Alps beneath Munich (Landkreis Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen). He is a German-English translator, all-around web and print media pro, and old school Exquisite Corpse contributor, with recent work appearing at such venues as Fiction Southeast, AGNIonline, Word Riot, and that freshly defunct DADA organ theEEEL. Visit him: reishus.de

Happy listening,

Kris

Episode 70: A Christmas Serial Remix Part 2

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Once again we start with new content! Everyone dreams of being an “Extra.” By Charles Rammelkamp, copyright 2016, used with permission. Read his bio.

Part 2 of our four-part “A Christmas Serial,” takes us onstage, backstage, and points in between. Check out Episode 69 if you missed Part 1.

This version of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is played by the U.S. Marine Corps Band. It is in the public domain and comes to us courtesy of the Free Music Archive.

Happy listening,

Kris

Meet Episode 70 Contributor Charles Rammelkamp

It’s been over a year since Charles was first with us back on Episode 20! Fifty episodes since then and we are delighted to welcome him back.

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Charles Rammelkamp is Prose Editor for BrickHouse Books in Baltimore, where he lives, and edits The Potomac, an online literary journal . His photographs, poetry and fiction have appeared in many literary journals. His latest book is a collection of poems called Mata Hari: Eye of the Day (Apprentice House, Loyola University), and another poetry collection, American Zeitgeist, is forthcoming from Apprentice House.

Happy listening,

Kris

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