Posts under ‘Listening’

Mercury Theatre

Radio drama holds tremendous potential as language learning material, and the Mercury Theatre arguably produced some of the best radio drama. The Mercury Theatre on the Air The finest radio drama of the 1930』s was The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a show featuring the acclaimed New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and […]

Radio Diaries

Here’s a gem of a site. Along with StoryCorps, this is one of the best sites I’ve stumbled across in a long time, and I’m surprised I hadn’t learned of it sooner. One thing very nice about RadioDiaries is that you have the option of downloading in mp3 format, and it includes transcripts. This is […]

Radio Diaries

Here’s a gem of a site. Along with StoryCorps, this is one of the best sites I’ve stumbled across in a long time, and I’m surprised I hadn’t learned of it sooner. One thing very nice about RadioDiaries is that you have the option of downloading in mp3 format, and it includes transcripts. This is […]

Taking notice, or not: Pearls Before Breakfast

I received the article below by Email today, and was curious so I did a little research. This is a true story. You can find the original story at this washingtonpost.com URL. If you just want to listen to the performance, you can go to http://foxyurl.com/seD, but I recommend reading the entire article. This story […]

VOA Special English

This site produces good quality, simplified English programs. My main criticism of VOA has always been not the quality of its production, which is excellent, but the content of its programs. Being almost entirely US-focused, it is not terribly relevant to students in other countries. And much of what it produces is just plain boring, […]