Mar 25, 2019
Space out with a classic of astronomy, Galileo's "The Sidereal Messenger," in which he shares mankind's first observations of the Moon's surface, and heaps a mind-numbing amount of praise on his patron.
Music: "Illuminations," by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC-BY
Mar 18, 2019
Let's immerse ourselves in the beauty of Persian poetry with The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. It's all about living in the moment. And wine. So much wine.
The poetry bit starts at 27:49, if you'd like to skip Fitzgerald's very 19th century intro, but why would you?
Mar 11, 2019
Tonight we relax with The Woman and The Car, written in 1909 by racing pioneer Dorothy Levitt. If you stay awake, you, too, will know how to drive a single cylinder, 8 horsepower vehicle . . . with style!
Music: "Gentle Whispering" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC Visit http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com
Mar 4, 2019
Tonight we drift off to a self-improvement classic--Meditations, by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Good Stoic advice never gets old, or less sleep inducing.
We're also featuring a music track composed especially for Boring Books by Lee Rosevere. Check out more of his work here:https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/