10/9/2013 Listening Lounge



The Death of Poe from The Truth

This audio drama depicting Poe's last day on earth was inspired by a story from Matthew Mercier. Matthew was the caretake ofThe Edgar Allan Poe Cottage and lived in its basement. We'll hear that one day he was visited by mysterious devotee who was raving about how Poe spent his final hours. Performed by Christian Paluck, Ed Herbstman, Chet Siegel, and Louis Kornfeld. It was produced and directed by Jonathan Mitchell.

The Imp of the Perverse read by Vincent Price

Do you think you might be "one of the many uncounted victims of the Imp Of The Perverse?" First, we will learn how the budding field of phrenology has overlooked one very major portion of the mind -- the natural human tendency to do wrong for wrong's sake. Procrastination, greed, overeating, envy, and even murder are all examples... but to confess? Could that possibly be wrong? Could that be the "imp" at play? Written in 1845, recorded by Price in 1974, and released on Caedmon Records.

“Could I have torn out my tongue, I would have done it”

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October 9, 2013