Griddlesode S15-001: The Buntling Ball Prize

 

 

Sometimes I stumble onto one story while researching another. An advertisement caught my eye a few years ago while I was reading an article in an 1870s magazine. I filed it away, forgot about it, then came across it again a couple of months ago. Subsequent research led me to buy two first-edition books. The first is an 1884 novel about the country’s burgeoning economy. The second, published the following year in 1885, is a satirical play about New York City’s Bourgeoisie. The first was a bestseller. The second was not only a flop, but a nineteenth century public relations disaster. Today we’re going back 135 years to tell the story of these two books. It’s a story that I call, The Buntling Ball Prize.

The Buntling Ball Prize
 

The music on this Griddlesode was licensed from Audiio.com:

In order of appearance are:

 

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Fool Me Once: Learning to Play the Game

 

Have you ever been taken advantage of? Have you ever been cheated, lied to, or deceived? At some point in our lives, someone uses our trust against us and were disappointed, hurt, and left somewhat jaded. In this Griddlesode, Ron describes being scammed and the lessons that he learned through the experiences.

 

Fool Me Once: Learning to Play the Game
 

The Music in this Griddlesode came from two artists:

Kevin MacLeod

  • Covert Affair

Derek Clegg (on Free Music Archive)

  • Answer
  • C’Est La Vie
  • Annalise

 

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