Monday, November 30, 2009

Too Good Not to Share

Good stuff on the radio yesterday: NPR radio program Studio 360 examined Melville's classic Moby-Dick with an intoxicating blend of education and entertainment.

Want to sit in at Julliard and explore how the novel relates to American jazz? Or perhaps compare and contrast the Pequod with the Enterprise, and Ahab with Kirk? Or hear how Ray Bradbury approached writing the screenplay for the movie? Studio 360 did all that and more.

If this doesn't sound like your cup of tea, do yourself this one favor: At least listen to everything you need to know about Moby-Dick in a two-minute monologue, complete with sound effects: Moby-Dude (scroll down a bit when you get there--it's the third clip).

Refreshing. Hilarious. A book lover's dream. Enjoy!

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