Saturday, February 7, 2009

Episode 13: The Life of Riley

Show notes for Episode 13:

  • “Everything is Wild” by James Thurber

    James ThurberJames Thurber’s hilarious poker-themed short story, first published in the New Yorker in 1932. Vera Valmore helps out with the voices in this one.

    The story can be found in several places, including in a Thurber collection titled Middle Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze. It also appears in John Stravinsky’s 2004 compilation of poker writings titled Read ’Em and Weep: A Bedside Poker Companion.

  • “The Gambling Lesson,” The Life of Riley (originally aired April 27, 1946)

    The Life of RileyStarring William Bendix (as Chester A. Riley). Also starring Paula Winslow, Scotty Beckett, John Brown, Todd Hausner, and Jerry Hausner. Produced by Irving Brecher. Directed by Don Bernard.

    Here is the Wikipedia entry for The Life of Riley radio & television shows.



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