By Nicholas Barron
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Bidwell Hollow is a weekly narrative podcast that tells true, little-known stories about some of the world's greatest writers and poets.
||CleanJune 21-24, 2018 – Octavia E. Butler, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays||Welcome to the June 21-24, 2018, edition of Bidwell Hollow. In this episode, we recognize the birthdays of Octavia E. Butler, Ian McEwan, Anne Carson, and Erich Maria Remarque. Today, June 21, is the summer solstice, the start of summer,||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJune 18-20, 2018 – Salman Rushdie, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays||Welcome to the June 18-20, 2018, edition of Bidwell Hollow. In this episode, we recognize the birthdays of Salman Rushdie, Charles Waddell Chestnutt, Sarah Kay, and Paul Muldoon. Our poem is by Cale Young Rice. It's titled, "Haunted Seas.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJune 14-17, 2018 – Harriet Beecher Stowe, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays||Welcome to the June 14-17, 2018, edition of Bidwell Hollow. In this post, we recognize the birthdays of writers Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Edgar Wideman, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Weir. James Owens provides our poem. It's titled,||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJune 11-13, 2018 – W. B. Yeats, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays||Welcome to the June 11-13, 2018, edition of Bidwell Hollow. In this post, we highlight the birthdays of W. B. Yeats, Frank X Walker, and Bill Naughton. Yeats's "When You Are Old" is this edition's poem. Thank you for supporting Bidwell Hollow.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJune 7-10, 2018 – Gwendolyn Brooks, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays||Welcome to the June 7-10 edition of Bidwell Hollow. It's the birthday of poet Gwendolyn Brooks. This edition also recognizes the birthdays of Saul Bellow, Patricia Cornwell, and Maurice Sendak. Lola Ridge's "Potpourri" is this edition's poem.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJune 4-6, 2018 – Alexander Puskin, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays||It's the June 4-6, 2018, edition of Bidwell Hollow. This episode highlights the birthday of Alexander Pushkin, Maxine Kumin, and Val McDermid. Our poem for today is by James Verner. It's titled, "Fernweh." Verner reads the poem in the podcast version o.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMay 31-June 3, 2018 – Walt Whitman, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays||Welcome to the May 31-June 3, 2018 edition of Bidwell Hollow. May 31 is the birthday of Walt Whitman and Elizabeth Coatsworth. And June 3 is the birthday of Beat Generation poet and writer Alan Ginsburg. Whitman's, "A Noiseless Patient Spider,||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMay 28-30, 2018 – Countee Cullen, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays||It's the May 28-30, 2018 edition of Bidwell Hollow. Today is Memorial Day in the U.S., a holiday in which we remember those who gave their all in service to their country. In today's episode, we recognize the birthdays of Countee Cullen, Colm Tóibín,||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMay 24-27, 2018 – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays||Welcome to the May 24-27, 2018 edition of Bidwell Hollow. Birthdays in this episode include the writer and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, authors Michael Chabon and Margaret Forster, and poet Maxwell Bodenheim. Our poem is by Emerson. It's titled, "Fable.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMay 21-23, 2018 – Arthur Conan Doyle, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays||Welcome to the May 21-23, 2018 edition of Bidwell Hollow. It's great to be back. I appreciate your condolences and patience during my break. Birthdays in this edition include Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Maria Semple, Robert Creeley, and Jane Kenyon.||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I appreciate Bidwell Hollow more every day. The 3/21/18 podcast was especially good, I thought -- the range of writers presented, the musical interludes and the poems. Many thanks.
Thank you for filling the void!
I knew I couldn't be the only one suffering withdrawal from the sudden and complete disappearance of the Writer's Almanac.
It quelled my daily anxiety and became a bedtime ritual for me. It made me feel both grounded and inspired. I came across this podcast while scouring Google again for any traces or alternatives to my fix. So glad I found you! Only suggestion: slow down on the poem and allow us to savour it with you :)
Thanks so much
Grateful someone stepped up!
Sad and angry to lose the Writer’s Almanac. It’s just another example about the ripple effect of bad behavior, especially the sort that demonstrates an absence of empathy or abuse of power. So glad that Nick has given me back a few minutes of peace and reflection with which to start my day. I like your voice and you read well. One suggestion, offered respectfully: perhaps you could consider varying your readers — perhaps some women?