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Papa Time

One papa, five children, and the talks they have together.

Kinsley and Papa cover some weird stuff, indeed. Topics discussed this evening include the Boxer Rebellion, how to outsmart a dragon, how a pearl is formed, the importance of the wireless telegraph in solving a murder, how to cope with a giant walking goldfish, and the importance of sleeping with one's throat covered.

 

Books mentioned in this episode:

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson (L.A. Times described this book as "A ripping yarn of murder and invention...")

Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley

The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre

Abraham Lincoln's World by Genevieve Foster

 

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Tonight the kids got to chat with another uncle - this time Uncle Eric!

Topics covered include:

  • Owls
  • Entangling kites
  • Favorite types of spiders
  • Pet grizzly bears
  • Weapons of choice for dragon slaying
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Enchanted forests and dangers therein
  • Europa
  • World travel
  • Appropriate use of propaganda in taking over the world

 

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Tonight Violet and Papa discuss fun gifts from mail carriers, all the babies that we know, Easter egg hunts, and various animals and the sounds the make (hint: they mostly roar, which sounds like the word "why").

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Gilli and Papa discuss her upcoming birthday, gifts from our mail lady, going camping, flowers, and what constitutes a cozy book, among other important topics.

Gillian feels that the Tumtum and Nutmeg books epitomize literary coziness. 

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Since you have been able to hear Violet in the background of so many of the recent podcasts, we thought we'd give you an audio glimpse of what it's like when we try to remove her from the studio prior to recording each podcast.

In this episode, Papa tries to put the fear of big, hungry snakes into Trux. I don't think he was successful. They also discuss days spent exploring outdoors, angry bearded dragons, and preferences regarding fish. Truxton re-tells the story that Mama heard on the In Sight Podcast, about the missing crew of the Sara Joe, and Papa tells the Skunk and the Corncob story, once again. 

 

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Let this late night chat with Sophie be a warning to us all. Don't do podcasts when you're tired and slapstick. 

 

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Tonight Kinsley and Papa are hiding from the protesting Violet in order to discuss Pride and Prejudice, skunk-eating owls, eight-legged animals, the genius of PG Wodehouse, dangerous beach craters, and the favorite places of introverts. 

 

Are you curious about these adorable things called water bears? Read more about them here.

The Books:

Pride and Prejudice (with Colin Firth and Jennifer Eyhle)

Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman (check out all her stuff, her illustrations are perfect!)

The Jeeves and Wooster books by PG Wosehouse

The Coming of Bill by PG Wodehouse

Love Among the Chickens by PG Wodehouse

 

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This is a special edition of the Papa Time podcast, because it's Papa Free, tonight! We have a {contested} guest host... Uncle Jacob, who discussed some important topics with the niblings. 

Topics include owls, submarine cars, magical cleaning powers, literary works, and a species of reptilian humanoids who are currently running the world.

The list of literature discussed on this episode consists of many of our standard favorites:

The Lord Of The Rings and other works by JRR Tolkein
The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

The Complete Wreck (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket

All The Wrong Questions by Lemony Snicket

For your reading pleasure, here's some info about the cryptids discussed this evening:
The Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp

The Mapinguari

 

 

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Tonight we're talking with Sophie, and a wonderful, drenching spring rain is pouring down. We're so very grateful this week - for God's hand of protection and healing on our precious Aunt Amber, and we're so thankful for a brand new baby boy in our extended family. We're thankful for a great library in our little town, too. A library where the librarian actually suggests that you bring your kid in squeaky shoes - because honestly, that's what happened.

 

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It's probably time to share Kinsley's favorite book about cryptids, which is Tales of the Cryptids.

It's safe to say that Plutarch's Lives is not one of Kinsley's favorites, but she and Sophie are both good sports about wading through it anyway.

Haliburton's Complete Book of Marvels was not an inexpensive book, but it has been a huge hit in our house, and therefore was a very worthwhile purchase for our family library.

In case you wonder about the talk of beating one's pate with a good stout cudgel - we have been reading The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood together. It has been a surprisingly big hit amongst the children.

Other books mentioned in this episode:

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling - Uncle Zion gave the family a copy of this book illustrated by Robert Ingpen. Ingpen's illustrations are absolutely some of the best we've ever had in a family read aloud. We're huge fans. 

The TinTin Series by Herge (An absolute must have!)

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