Learning about history and literature should be fun, exciting. To make this site I continuously trawl the internet searching for treasures buried in public domain archives and public service sites. The radio stream is filled with the best drama of yesteryears, as well as some new bold dramatizations. There are audio discussions of major writers, as well as written interviews with specialists in the blog. In the fiction pages there are scribblings by a diverse crowd, even an occasional piece of fiction by yours truly.
As for my political convictions, I am a former member of a moderate Norwegian left wing-party (a Democrat or liberal in the US). However, I will try to remain neutral and factual. My name is Michael Wynn, and I have a small translation business at norsktilengelsk.com.
You can reach me at michaelwynn2(at)gmail.com .
If you have a text about literature or history which you want published on this site, send me an email. Please do not contact me by phone. I will answer any email request, if I am able. But I prefer to keep a written record of my business.
Concerning copyrights of the audiofiles: I am not a lawyer. When a particular site such as archive.org claims something is “in the public domain” or “free to the public”, I have to take their word for it. If you have a complaint, contact the sites where the files originate. I will provide any information on the origins of any file, should you need it. In some instances, I have asked for special permission from the copyright holders. This material is NOT in the public domain. I will not dispute copyright claims, and will remove the files in question at the earliest opportunity. But you must contact me by email to let me know of any claim you might have. And remember, at least, that this is a non-profit site. No profits have been generated. Nor are there any downloads of audio.
The radiostream includes several programs created by people who care about their subjects. It could not have been completed without the services and information provided by:
MIT Open Courseware
Seattle Public Library
The Open University (UK)
The National Archives (UK)
Oxford Academic Press (UK)
Radio Theater Producers
Colonial Radio Theater
The Atlanta Radio Theater Company
Blue Hour Productions
Chatterbox Audio Theater
19nocturneboulevard.net (audio drama producers, live stream at justpasttheautomat.com )
Craphound.com, Cory Doctorow’s website
AlexWilson.com, telltale weekly podcast of free audiobooks
Nick Shepley’s Explaining History
Folger Shakespeare Library “Shakespeare Unlimited”
American Holocaust Museum “First Person”
Radio America Veterans Chronicles
World War II Podcast
The Conspiritors Podcast
The Mouse Book Club
In the Past Lane
The Science Fiction Book Review Podcast
Thesync.com.com: “42 min book club”
The International Spy Museum
The Missing Link Podcast
History of literature podcast
The Noir Factory