Talk:The Writer's Almanac

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I didn't put up the neutrality dispute banner, but here are my complaints about the things in that section:

1.) The Writer's Alamanac's website contains useful links; the radio show contains one, to powells.com, a sponsor.

2.) Calling "keep in touch" an empty phrase is foolish and excessive, since it's based on one person (presumably) e-mailing the show and not getting a response, and doesn't consider that it could just as easily constitute broad advice to keep in touch with friends, family, etc.

3.) If the error about Le Corbusier's birthplace was corrected, then The Writer's Alamanac is no different front other major news shows and papers in making mistakes and correcting them.

4.) The bullet about Of Human Bondage is the most nitpicky and most easily shown to be incorrect. The book deals chronologically with Philip Carey's life from childhood to young doctorhood. Anyone who likes can check here.

5.) The Vita Sackville-West bullet doesn't document any factual error. There's nothing incorrect in not mentioning that she and Virginia were members of the Bloomsbury group.

6.) The term lyricist and songwriter are basically interchangeable, and if the contention is that they aren't, then consider this line from Wikipedia's Yip Harburg entry: "Harburg was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972."

7.) I can't even divine what the supposed error in the second to last bullet is, besides what I guess was Keillor's reading blunder.

8.) The last bullet is probably correct, but it's a simple error in transcription and not worth noting. Andrew123 22:54, 9 July 2005 (UTC)

The Dullest Thing On Public Radio[edit]

Sadly my local NPR station plays this at 7 PM and I just about fall asleep if I don't change the station.Ttenchantr 19:32, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Opening and closing music to Writer's almanac[edit]

This has changed over the years.

In the beginning, there was a different opening piano piece, which I don't recognize. It used to close with one of Dvorak's Slavonic dances (Number IV, to be exact), but that was changed later on. Ll1324 (talk) 22:59, 17 September 2011 (UTC)