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The Writer's Almanac

Katharine Seggerman

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The Writer's Almanac

The Writer's Almanac

Katharine Seggerman

53
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1.6K
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The Writer's Almanac is a daily podcast of poetry and historical interest pieces, usually of literary significance, hosted by Garrison Keillor.

Latest Episodes

The Writer's Almanac - Wednesday, July 8, 2020

It’s the birthday of psychiatrist and writer Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (Switzerland, 1926-2004), who famously outlined the five stages of grief.

5 MIN23 h ago
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The Writer's Almanac - Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Tuesday, July 7, 2020

It’s the birthday of American biologist Nettie Stevens (1861-1912), who made the pioneering discovery of sex chromosomes.

5 MIN1 d ago
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The Writer's Almanac - Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Monday, July 6, 2020

It’s the birthday of painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), who said, “I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”

5 MIN2 d ago
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The Writer's Almanac - Monday, July 6, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Battle of Osan took place on this date 70 years ago. It was the first face-off of American and North Korean troops in the Korean War.

5 MIN3 d ago
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The Writer's Almanac - Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Saturday, July 4, 2020

On this day in 1855, Walt Whitman published the first edition of “Leaves of Grass.” It was met with glowing reviews, many penned by Whitman himself.

5 MIN4 d ago
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The Writer's Almanac - Saturday, July 4, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Friday, July 3, 2020

It’s the birthday of writer Franz Kafka (1883-1924), who said, “a book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us."

5 MIN5 d ago
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The Writer's Almanac - Friday, July 3, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Thursday, July 2, 2020

It’s the birthday of civil rights activist, lawyer, and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (1908), who sat on the Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991.

5 MIN6 d ago
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The Writer's Almanac - Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Wednesday, July 1, 2020

It's the birthday of French novelist George Sand, born Lucile Aurore Dupin (1804), who originally wanted to be a nun, but her grandmother wouldn’t let her.

5 MIN1 w ago
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The Writer's Almanac - Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Tuesday, June 30, 2020

On this day in 1860, a heated debate on the merits of the theory of evolution took place at Oxford University. “The Origin of Species” had been published 7 months earlier.

5 MIN1 w ago
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The Writer's Almanac - Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Monday, June 29, 2020

"All grown-ups were once children — although few of them remember it.” –the children’s author and pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, born this day in 1900

5 MIN1 w ago
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The Writer's Almanac - Monday, June 29, 2020

Latest Episodes

The Writer's Almanac - Wednesday, July 8, 2020

It’s the birthday of psychiatrist and writer Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (Switzerland, 1926-2004), who famously outlined the five stages of grief.

5 MIN23 h ago
Comments
The Writer's Almanac - Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Tuesday, July 7, 2020

It’s the birthday of American biologist Nettie Stevens (1861-1912), who made the pioneering discovery of sex chromosomes.

5 MIN1 d ago
Comments
The Writer's Almanac - Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Monday, July 6, 2020

It’s the birthday of painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), who said, “I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”

5 MIN2 d ago
Comments
The Writer's Almanac - Monday, July 6, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Battle of Osan took place on this date 70 years ago. It was the first face-off of American and North Korean troops in the Korean War.

5 MIN3 d ago
Comments
The Writer's Almanac - Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Saturday, July 4, 2020

On this day in 1855, Walt Whitman published the first edition of “Leaves of Grass.” It was met with glowing reviews, many penned by Whitman himself.

5 MIN4 d ago
Comments
The Writer's Almanac - Saturday, July 4, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Friday, July 3, 2020

It’s the birthday of writer Franz Kafka (1883-1924), who said, “a book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us."

5 MIN5 d ago
Comments
The Writer's Almanac - Friday, July 3, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Thursday, July 2, 2020

It’s the birthday of civil rights activist, lawyer, and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (1908), who sat on the Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991.

5 MIN6 d ago
Comments
The Writer's Almanac - Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Wednesday, July 1, 2020

It's the birthday of French novelist George Sand, born Lucile Aurore Dupin (1804), who originally wanted to be a nun, but her grandmother wouldn’t let her.

5 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Writer's Almanac - Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Tuesday, June 30, 2020

On this day in 1860, a heated debate on the merits of the theory of evolution took place at Oxford University. “The Origin of Species” had been published 7 months earlier.

5 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Writer's Almanac - Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Writer's Almanac - Monday, June 29, 2020

"All grown-ups were once children — although few of them remember it.” –the children’s author and pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, born this day in 1900

5 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Writer's Almanac - Monday, June 29, 2020

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