Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 051

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Seventeen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include philosophy--Bertrand Russell, Spinoza, and Epictetus; science and invention--the Wright brothers, Leibniz, arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, spider webs, and cylindrical silos; plays and cinema--Lillian Gish and Friedrich Schiller; satire--selections from Ambrose Bierce, Robert Benchley, and Seneca; biographies--Aaron Burr, and Sophia Packard of Spellman College; the murder of Archbishop Charles Seghers in Alaska in 1886; and a history of Torre Abbey in England. Summary by Sue Anderson

Against the Epicurean and Academics was translated by T. W. Rolleston. (3 hr 35 min)


Against the Epicureans and Academics 9:52 Read by VfkaBT
Apocolocyntosis (or: The Pumpkinification of Claudius) 35:49 Read by Availle
The Circular Snare 10:55 Read by Sue Anderson
The Community Masque as a Substitute for War 11:14 Read by VfkaBT
The Cylindrical Silo 7:51 Read by Sue Anderson
Did We Eat One Another? 3:07 Read by John N. Daily
Excerpt from Theodicy 12:00 Read by Craig Campbell
The Fate of Sir John Franklin 5:45 Read by Phil Schempf
The Nature of the Human Mind 5:40 Read by Gerwin Kramer
A Noble Life-Work After Fifty-Seven: Sophia B. Packard 9:36 Read by Craig Campbell
The Official Account of the Death of Archbishop Seghers 9:00 Read by Phil Schempf
The Place of Science in a Liberal Education 25:51 Read by Gerwin Kramer
Preface to The Robbers (1781) 11:35 Read by Craig Campbell
The Story of a Daughter's Love 18:12 Read by Elizabeth P.
Torre Abbey 12:53 Read by Garth Burton
Way Down East 18:14 Read by VfkaBT
The Wright Brothers and Their Problem 8:05 Read by Andrea Kotzer