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He’s a writer people are already calling the next Mark Twain. Author David Pierson offers listeners a humorous glimpse into the many minds of his imaginary friends. He and they touch on everything from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss, from education, politics, and culture to religion. Listen here to a funny, insightful original thinker.

He’s a writer people are already calling the next Mark Twain. Author David Pierson offers listeners a humorous glimpse into the many minds of his imaginary friends. He and they touch on everything from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss, from education, politics, and culture to religion. Listen here to a funny, insightful original thinker.
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He’s a writer people are already calling the next Mark Twain. Author David Pierson offers listeners a humorous glimpse into the many minds of his imaginary friends. He and they touch on everything from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss, from education, politics, and culture to religion. Listen here to a funny, insightful original thinker.

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English


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S02 EP15: The priest’s hole

10/22/2019
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#15: Did you know there was a “priest’s hole” in many an old English manor house so that outlaw priests could escape undetected when the authorities came in search of them?

Duration:00:06:41

S02 EP14: My love for a free press and a mimeograph machine, part two

10/17/2019
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#14: After college, I was drafted into the U.S. Army. This was during the Vietnam War. Instead of being sent to Vietnam, however, I ended up in Germany as an army postal clerk.

Duration:00:05:41

S02 EP13: My love for a free press and a mimeograph machine, part one

10/15/2019
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#13: I went to a Catholic seminary for high school. It was a boarding school, and there were only three times each year that we could go home -- Christmas, spring break and summer vacation.

Duration:00:07:19

S02 EP12: God versus Man: Who was created in whose image

10/10/2019
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#12: Did God create man in God’s image? Or did man create his gods in man’s image? The oldest books in the Bible were apparently written before The Iliad, the oldest Greek manuscript. However, because of oral traditions which predate both Greek and biblical sources, scholars are not sure which came first, the chicken or the egg. In fact, we don’t really know which is the chicken and which the egg.

Duration:00:06:00

S02 EP11: The Bat in the House

10/8/2019
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#11: It is humbling when a man cannot protect his wife and home from an invading menace that’s smaller than a poodle.

Duration:00:11:34

S02 EP10: Wally Zeringue and the decentralization of Congress

10/3/2019
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#10: In my novel And Lead Us Not, President Wally Zeringue proposes many provocative policies, among them, that members of Congress be housed in barracks.

Duration:00:06:30

S02 EP09: The Crop Circle Squirrel

10/1/2019
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#09: You have probably seen aerial pictures of crop circles, strange patterns in wheat fields that appear to be deliberately made. No one knows who or what made them, though many educated people, like me, have jumped to the conclusion that they may be signs of a higher intelligence, possibly graffiti from aliens hovering above in their flying saucers.

Duration:00:07:12

S02 EP08: The Longest Year

9/26/2019
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#08: Did you know there was one year that was longer than all the others in recorded history? It’s true. The year was 46 B.C., and it was 445 days long!

Duration:00:05:29

S02 EP07: Bayou-Picayune Reimagined

9/25/2019
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#07: Welcome to Season 2. Last season I produced a handful of podcasts (“pilot episodes,” I called them) under the name of Bayou-Picayune. With this, the start of my second season, I plan on featuring a Bayou-Picayune podcast every Tuesday and Thursday.

Duration:00:02:55

S01 EP06: Coincidental Deaths

11/20/2018
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#06: Horatio, I simply don’t agree with you. In this case, I happen to agree with Shakespeare when he said, “There’s more to heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

Duration:00:05:17

S01 EP05: The truth about the Horoscope Heist

11/18/2018
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#05: Fiction will always be better than fact, just as long as there are writers who dream.

Duration:00:08:53

S01 EP04: The Cuckoo in the Cuckoo Clock

11/17/2018
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#04: Lots of people have asked me recently: What word or words would I use to describe myself? a writer? a southern writer? a humorist? a satirist? a social critic? Some who have read my bio and know I am a high school English teacher, have asked if I consider myself, first and foremost, a teacher.

Duration:00:05:42

S01 EP03: Why Bayou Picayune?

11/14/2018
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#03: Right now you’re probably asking yourself: “Why Bayou Picayune? Why would David Pierson call his podcast channel Bayou Picayune? After all, his first book was Bayou Da Vinci.”

Duration:00:04:33

S01 EP02: My Clothesline Conversation with Mom

11/13/2018
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#02: My whole writing career has been guided by a promise I made to my mother.

Duration:00:11:58

S01 EP01: My Dark Wicked Secret

11/11/2018
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#01: Welcome to the Bayou-Picayune Podcast. I touch on everything from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss, from education, politics, and culture to religion. Podcast show transcription available here: https://www.davidpierson.net/podcast-my-dark-wicked-secret/

Duration:00:05:24