Brunch With The Brits

As I get ready to publish this our first episode in glorious stereo sound let me give you a word of warning. First use both ear buds for the best sound or a stereo or car stereo. But you're gonna want both speakers especially next week. Second ... this morning I got an email from our Chair Bob Acosta over at Our dear friend and co host's health is taking a sharp decline sharper then planned so he has a doctor's apointment MOnday to just see what's going on. Full details to start the show but if you go right in to the drama and not listen to my intro then please pray for Fred. it's ... his breatheing. Next this week we're plahying Robert Louis Stevenson's Doctor Jekyl and Mr. Hyde and follow that with the ffirst episode of Hound of The Baskervilles. I do hope you enjoy. If you've got time drop Fred a quick word at I'm sure he'll enjoy. Matt

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Okay so this horror thing needs a little lightening up. I mean let's face it there were Santa Ana winds a plenty this week while Brunch was being put together Dsl's were not connecting or disconnecting I tested new work software and yet and yet ... Brunch is on time. And what's on tap for Brunch 38? Well we start with "Billion Dollar Baby," a profile of Alice Cooper by a leading bBritish rock jock. After an hour with Alice we listen again to "As Time Goes By," and travel back 700 years or so to check on or favorite knight and learn what happens when "The Castle," gets a satellite dish. Should be fun real quick notes check your feeds this week I've got a couple of "Bedtime Tidbits," planned only a couple because next week leading up to all hallows Eve we'll be putting on some wonderful stories for your evening firetime. Now if the weather in California would just get cold enough for firetime. On October 31 at 7 pm eastern join us at for a live Hallowene marathon of great old time radio which I"ll eventually put up here in case you can't come and oh yes November 25 yours truly is going to be at Disneyland along with my dear friend Eric Troup partying with Patrick Herd as in wttm's own so if for some reason you have nothing to do you live in California or can fly down to California you can come and meet the not so better half of Brunch With The Brits. Just like you could meet Fred in Chicago next summer. Now when are Fred and I planning a trip to London for a real bBrunch With The Brits? ... You know I've never thought about that but that would be fun. Gonna have to contact Jenna at Main Street Travel. ... And get a passport haven't had one in ten years Heather doesn't even have one yet poh and speaking of Heather this is her first presidential election guys and while I did rock the cradle she's not 18 she's just never voted before. Okay enought chit chat yack yack and flip flam let's refrain from hibernating and we'll all enjoy the show. In all sincerity if a Brunch London trip interests you email us and you're darn right I'll contact Jenna over at Main Street tTravel.I don't know call it Brunch With The Brits London Blitz no that'd be to just not cool funny but not cool.

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And here it is. Brunch 37 please enjoy. Sherlock Holmes Vs Dracula starts us off and no it's not a comedy. Next we have a vissit from the Man in Black and Fear on Four and we conclude with a bitsy of a surprise from Frederick. enjoy

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As most of you know from my profile I have been blind since birth. But it hasn't stopped me from leading a fully capable life full of enjoyment adventure love and hapiness. So last week when "Blindness was released in theaters I had to see if our pals at the BBC had released the book as a drama. They have and it's good. Two surprises. One it's in stereo so enjoy and if you like the sound email us at Second this play contains sceens which may not be suitable for the ears of younger listeners. I highly urge you to practice guidence when listening with children. Enjoy.. 

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What's one of Fred Bertelsen's greatest atributes? You can say fine radio host outstanding co host has an extemperaneous side is willing to help anyone with anything otr or BBC related but he's also a bit of a snoop. In a good way. This is a program called dDead Fall and was part of the CBC mystery project or as they say project take the pro part likepro sports and you get the idea. Anyway Mystery Project actually put several BBC plays among its titles and here's one of them. You might also enjoy the Winter Olympic update from Salt Lake in 02. Please enjoy the man in blue as he flies solo for this little surprise. Questions? Coments? oh and btw if you've ever wanted to hear me live not that you've wanted to but if you do I'm on tomorow over at playing classic old time radio. So please go over there check it out and if it strikes your fancy drop in between five and six. That's pm and that's Pacific or eiht or nine eastern. Program starts at nine or six sharp with a bit of chitchat beforehand. The company'd be real glad to welcome you in the words of Barliman Butterburr we don't get many outsiders very offten. MC

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We tried something different this week. Shortening the length of the episode as in the number of megs. Do you notice a difference in sound? Is it bad? Please let us know. Now on with the show. We say goodbye to Brideshead and the Ministry of Fear. Please enjoy. Questions? Coments? or look for me at the wttm forums.

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