“Mississippi, you’re on my mind…”

An episode in which the President (Yes, that President!) goes to Poplarville, Mississippi, (Yes, that Poplarville, Mississippi!) with a purloined lyric most curious; nattering sheep (Yes, those nattering sheep!) cannot be stilled; your host has the rich pleasure of reading Eudora Welty aloud; listeners near and far are introduced to a major work of American fiction and urged to learn more about Karen Fisher’s novel, A Sudden Country; and the passing of yet one more fine independent bookstore is duly and sadly remarked upon.

E. B. White and the Eye Within the Storm

After a month’s hiatus, Average Mortal Radio re-emerges in an episode where Thoreau warns his readers about CNN; Radio Boy renounces his vulgar voyeurism; E. B. White writes of Pullman cars and fraudulent fruit; listeners are given 3 ways to make their day a better one; and all are treated to gutbucket Howlin’ Wolf courtesy of Electric Shades of Blue.