32–I See Dead People . . .


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5 Responses

  1. madame_leiderhosen says:

    Good Morning, Blossom:
    Excellent podcast again!
    Yes, the quotation was Alice Roosevelt. Alice was the Teddy’s first wife’s only child and Alice was a notorious live wire as a child and brought her vivaciousness way into adulthood. Isn’t it great that most quotes can be attributed to Wilde, Twain, Franklin and Parker? And why only one woman? Makes one want to race about and say outrageous things at every goddamn turn! Cheers, Darling.

  2. Jenny says:

    Hey Heather,

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  3. Heather says:

    Of course you’re right! And now I recall the whole story of her saying it…and I remember that b/c I read it in an article that said people always misquote the line by attributing it to Dorothy Parker!
    Thank you so much!
    ; )

  4. Liana says:

    You mentioned that you thought that Dorothy Parker was to be credited for saying “If you can’t say anything nice, come and sit next to me”. I believe the originator was actually Alice Longworth Roosevelt, TR’s daughter, who was quite the personality. The color Alice Blue was named after her, because she insisted on wearing a blue gown for her Coming Out, rather than the de rigeur white.

  5. Anonymous says:


    Greetings from the narrator Nikolle Doolin. I stumbled across your podcast including my narration of The Turn of the Screw. Thanks for your great comments about my voice; I appreciate it. I really enjoyed recording James’ work; he’s a favorite of mine. At Harvard, we discussed this story in a class called Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis, so it’s impossible to read this narrative solely as a ghost story and it’s fun, quite frankly, to explore the hidden meaning. What’s more frightening–the ghosts, or what’s going on in the governess’ mind? Wink…nudge… It’s brilliant writing.

    By the way, I noticed the comments about your file sizes being too large. I was able to fit about three chapters per episode of The Turn of the Screw into my podcast Audio Literature Odyssey. They were around 50 minutes and 45 MB at a setting of standard CD Quality, 44 khz, 16 bit, 128 kbps, stereo. The reason your files are larger is that you have a setting of 320 kbps. When you save your files, fix the setting to 128 kbps. Just to verify that was the problem, I opened up your file in my audio program and then saved your current podcast episode at the standard setting and it dropped from 113 MB down to 45.5 MB. That’s a considerable savings and that should make it easier for your subscribers, when downloading.

    I hope that helps. I enjoy your commentary. Keep up the good work.