Dickens, Bing Crosby, Christmas Poem
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 325
- Dec 23, 2019 9:00 pm
- 1:39:19 mins
Christmas Ghost Stories Guest: Leslee Thorne-Murphy, Associate Dean, College of Humanities, and Associate Professor, English, Brigham Young University Christmas gatherings in Victorian England looked a little different than they do today. Along with the dancing, singing, and eating, these parties also consisted of an annual spooky story swap. Bing Crosby: A Complicated Man Guest: Gary Giddins, critic, author, and biographer, "Bing Crosby: Swinging On a Star - the War Years, 1940-1946" The star of the classic “White Christmas” was more than an entertainment legend—he had an emotional depth that was haunted by what he saw during WWII. (Fairly) True Stories Guest: Liesl Shurtliff, author, "Rump: The (Fairly) True Story of Rumpelstiltskin" and other children’s novels It’s a big world out there and it’s changed a lot since the Brothers Grimm first recorded their fairy tales. Liesl Shurtliff adapts these well-told stories to modern audiences and their problems. Storytelling Secrets Guest: Sam Payne, Host, The Apple Seed, BYUradio A storytelling challenge. How to make fairy tales real to kids today. A Fierce Ermine Teaches Lessons of Love Sy Montgomery, "How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals" One Christmas Day, naturalist Sy Montgomery lost a beloved chicken, but she was inspired to forgive her mother. All thanks to a determined ermine. Trials of the Season Guest: Tim Slover, Professor, Theatre, University of Utah An original poem that will inspire you if Christmas leaves you feeling jaded and exhausted.