This week, Studio 360 is broadcasting from 1914, covering the cultural happenings of a remarkable year. Charlie Chaplin debuted the Tramp, the character who defines the silent film era, in that year; one of America's great newspaper cartoonists invented the first animated character, Gertie the dinosaur; and George Bernard Shaw opened a front in the war between the sexes with Pygmalion. Tarzan debuted in 1914, and Jack Handey reimagines him trading the trees for the urban jungle. Plus, the assassination in Sarajevo that sparked the Great War is recalled by writer Aleksandar Hemon, whose forebear was in the crowd that fateful day. [Broadcast Date: December 27, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/141227/rt_stud_141227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, Heather is about to embark on a two-year relocation to Italy, and is considering taking her '91 Alfa with her. Will it be happier if it dies on its home soil? Elsewhere, Brooke's Lumina is giving a good strong Tarzan yell in Reverse; Kristie's engine sounds like a Gatling gun, and she just noticed oil is pouring out of it as well; and Drew tried to clean his fiancee's car, but left a huge scratch in the hood, and is looking for a way to make it up to her. Also, is there any way for Jessica to fully de-maggot her Camry? All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: April 21, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/120421/rt_cart_120421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.