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Episode 204: Live: The Modern Bushman

Gareth: He’s sharing a tree with a snake! Dave: It’s Australia. http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedollop/Ron_Ansell.mp3   Now, who was Rodney Ansell, the inspiration for the

Episode 163: Dollop: Syphilis in America

Dave: It started with ulcers on the genitals. Gareth: That is right off the bat a terrible start–and did you just wink at me? http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedollop/Syphilis_In_America.mp3

Episode 220: Dollop: Tylenol Man

Hello, the name’s Red. Red Herring. –Gareth http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedollop/Tylenol_Man.mp3   Before I get to going on this spooky-ass before and after event of my childhood, only

Happy Thanksgiving, from Tisquantum and The Dollop

first, Episode 35: Tisquantum (not “Squanto”), rat-catcher’s yellow, and racism. Yay! Happy Thanksgiving! then: the first American Thanksgiving was in 1610 in Virginia, yes indeedy.

Episode 138: Dollop: History of American Firefighters

Horrible news! Help is on the way! –Gareth Episode 138: In which our stuff catches aflame, and we fight each other instead of the

Dollopween 5: The New Yorker Fiction: The Lottery

Podcast and Podcaster: The New Yorker Fiction Episode: A. M. Homes Reads Shirley Jackson, at NewYorker.com and at iTunes A. M. Homes reads Shirley Jackson’s short

Labor Day, or Don’t Lick That Brush…

…just ’cause the Bossman tells you to. The whys and wherefores of Labor Day, as viewed through the skewed prism that is The Dollop:

Episode 159: Dollop: Pedestrianism

Pedestrianism

You got to learn to walk before you can walk! –Gareth http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedollop/Pedestrianism.mp3 I usually save the music videos for the end, but damn it, this

Episode 150: Live: James Sullivan and the 1904 Olympics

James Sullivan

Is this a metaphor for Hitler? –Gareth http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedollop/The_1904_Olympics.mp3 Live with new Friend of the Dollop: Rory Scovel All the World’s a Fair: Visions of