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Episode 14:
The Messrs. Craft

Jul 06, 2009

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Music, Footnotes & Ephemera

The first and last bit are from a song called “Sunder” from the album permafrost by Jersey Turnpike (it’s a lovely album)After that you’ve got “Roadrunner,” by Papa M and “Triangles and Rhombuses” by Boards of Canada (late-nineties style on those two). There’s a Erik Satie snippet in there and “Can’t Return (for the Last Time)” from the Synecdoche, New York soundtrack.

I ran across the Ellen Craft story twice recently, most powerfully in James McPherson’s Battle Cry of Freedom (which turns out to be a good audio book, incidentally).

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6 Comments on The Messrs. Craft

  1. elaine gerstein says:

    What a wonderful story. It gives methe goose bumps. it is hard to imagine the courage and strength it took for them to run and survive.

    Great story telling. Loved it

  2. suicidalsioux says:

    Loved the story! Had trouble with the audio, tho!!! Too Low!! Could barely hear the story! Please “up” your audio! Thanx.

  3. Keith says:

    A beautiful story! I heard this story broadcast on NPR several months ago. I was riveted then and that feeling has not left me since…

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  5. Senu Johnson says:

    It reminds me of the movie that the actress Glenn Close was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of a woman who lives her life dressed as a man so that she can earn a living. Albert Nobbs is the movie.

  6. Amy says:

    Absolutely love all of these. Had my high school students listen to this one and it made history come alive for them. You have a gift! Keep it up!