Email us for help
Dr. Bob Hieronimus sits down with two historians on the radio storyteller Jean Shepherd, author of “A Christmas Story”. Many folks watch the nostalgic movie every year with their family and laugh at the triple-dog-dare story of the tongue freezing to the flag pole, and the pink bunny suit as a present from a distant aunt, and the big prize won by the old man that was the leg lamp. Most people do not realize that the narrator and author of this beloved movie wrote several other books and films that were even better, and hundreds of articles, and all this after a long story-telling career on WOR in New York. Fans of Jean Shepherd remain loyal to this day charmed by his unique style and amazing ability to spin long detailed stories on mundane topics making them the most fascinating thing you heard all day.
Hour one of this two-hour tribute features guest Jeff Clavin, the operator of a website called flicklives.com, talking about biography of Jean Shepherd and the facts of where he was when, etc. Second guest is Jeff Beauchamp talking about the historical archive of Shepherd’s radio programs archived on mp3, a free exchange service.
This conversation was recorded in 2003. Produced by Hieronimus & Co. for 21st Century Radio®. Edited version provided to Nightlight Radio with permission.