Radio Bloomsday



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Excerpts from various broadcasts

Opening pages of “Ulysses” – (T. Ryder Smith, 8.5 mins):

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Leopold Bloom, at end of “Sirens” episode – (T. Ryder Smith, 6 mins):

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Excerpt from “Circe” episode – (Aaron Beall, Charles Busch and T. Ryder Smith, 32 mins):

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An excerpt from the “Oxen of the Sun” episode can be heard here, 3rd selection under “Oxen” heading:



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Above, from top, during the 2010 broadcast: Caraid O’Brien in the broadcast booth at WBAI NY; in the green room at WBAI; Jim Fletcher and Janet Coleman; Aaron Beall and Nicole Wiesner talk before the broadcast; T. Ryder Smith posts on the Radio Bloomsday blog.

Radio Bloomsday blog post, 2010

It is wonderful to listen to in the green room, and funny to see the actors leave the booth afterwards, with brows wrinkled, worried that they hadn’t done well, going over the list of their imagined mistakes. Good thing our self-perceptions are rarely accurate.
What is best, I think, after all the prior furious dives into and finicky leans over the sea of Joycean exegesis. to make sure we had the intricacies of reference down, is that the readings themselves are so simple and fun, and – we can hope – capture what was the reaction of Joyce’s circle of friends when he first read the work aloud to them: laughter, wonder, joy.
– TRS, 6.16.2010