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Mark Twain Speaks Podcast

Don McNeill

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Mark Twain Speaks Podcast
Mark Twain Speaks Podcast

Mark Twain Speaks Podcast

Don McNeill

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10
Plays
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“I was born humble, but it wore off!” Mark TwainWelcome to The Mark Twain Speaks Podcast. My name is Don McNeill and my goal is to bring the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain back to life for the modern audience. I am a Mark Twain scholar and interpreter. Over the past several years, I have performed for live audiences – everything from corporate to nonprofit venues. I have had a passion for Twain’s books and speeches since I was a child growing up in his beloved Missouri. I leave it my listeners to judge my success or failure. My speaking skills were developed with the support and constructive feedback from my Toastmasters family. Don McNeill, DTM“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” Mark Twain

Latest Episodes

Mark Twain Introduces His Richest Friend, Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie loved Mark Twain. Twain is the only one who dared make fun of Carnegie in public. Mr Twain will also request that you not put hot coffee between your legs.

8 MINAUG 31
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Mark Twain Introduces His Richest Friend, Andrew Carnegie

Mark Twain’s Favorite Child

Mark Twain reveals two things — Suzy was his favorite child. Also, the true editor of Huckleberry Finn was his wife Livy.

12 MINAUG 25
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Mark Twain’s Favorite Child

Mark Twain Discusses Gun Ownership

In this episode, Mark Twain discusses gun ownership in comparison to how it was during his time.

9 MINAUG 14
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Mark Twain Discusses Gun Ownership

Mark Twain Compares Plantation Owners with Congressmen

In Mark Twain’s time, plantation owners and congressmen were often the same people. In this podcast, Mr Twain also compares lawyers and plumbers. The plumbers come out on top.

8 MINAUG 3
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Mark Twain Compares Plantation Owners with Congressmen

Mark Twain Recalls the Abuse of the Chinese in San Francisco

During the slavery era, Westerners often felt morally superior to the Southern slave owners. But as Mark Twain witnessed, the abuse of the Chinese in San Francisco was equally horrendous.

7 MINJUL 24
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Mark Twain Recalls the Abuse of the Chinese in San Francisco

Grandpa’s Death Starts a Family Food Fight

Somethings never change. In Mark Twain’s time, families fought over the possessions of the dear departed. And so it is today.

9 MINJUL 11
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Grandpa’s Death Starts a Family Food Fight

Our Railroads Kill Unnecessary Americans

Mark Twain praises America’s railroads for their kindness as they return the remains of people they kill — in complimentary baskets. They provide jobs for high-priced lawyers and basket makers.

6 MINJUL 4
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Our Railroads Kill Unnecessary Americans

Mark Twain Proposes Using Congressmen as Jurors

Mark Twain starts off by celebrating the 4th of July but loses focus. He wants to make our jury system great again by using Congressmen as jurors.

7 MINJUN 27
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Mark Twain Proposes Using Congressmen as Jurors

Did Mark Twain scam the public?

Social media didn’t exist in Twain’s time. He had to find other ways to create his fame in New York City. This podcast will reveal how Mark Twain became famous for giving away 3,000 tickets to his lecture on the Hawaiian Islands.

13 MINJUN 20
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Did Mark Twain scam the public?

Mark Twain Discusses Brexit

An elderly British woman needed to see her doctor. The waiting room was filled with Portuguese immigrants. Mark Twain explains her frustration and why she voted for Brexit.

6 MINJUN 13
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Mark Twain Discusses Brexit
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Latest Episodes

Mark Twain Introduces His Richest Friend, Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie loved Mark Twain. Twain is the only one who dared make fun of Carnegie in public. Mr Twain will also request that you not put hot coffee between your legs.

8 MINAUG 31
Comments
Mark Twain Introduces His Richest Friend, Andrew Carnegie

Mark Twain’s Favorite Child

Mark Twain reveals two things — Suzy was his favorite child. Also, the true editor of Huckleberry Finn was his wife Livy.

12 MINAUG 25
Comments
Mark Twain’s Favorite Child

Mark Twain Discusses Gun Ownership

In this episode, Mark Twain discusses gun ownership in comparison to how it was during his time.

9 MINAUG 14
Comments
Mark Twain Discusses Gun Ownership

Mark Twain Compares Plantation Owners with Congressmen

In Mark Twain’s time, plantation owners and congressmen were often the same people. In this podcast, Mr Twain also compares lawyers and plumbers. The plumbers come out on top.

8 MINAUG 3
Comments
Mark Twain Compares Plantation Owners with Congressmen

Mark Twain Recalls the Abuse of the Chinese in San Francisco

During the slavery era, Westerners often felt morally superior to the Southern slave owners. But as Mark Twain witnessed, the abuse of the Chinese in San Francisco was equally horrendous.

7 MINJUL 24
Comments
Mark Twain Recalls the Abuse of the Chinese in San Francisco

Grandpa’s Death Starts a Family Food Fight

Somethings never change. In Mark Twain’s time, families fought over the possessions of the dear departed. And so it is today.

9 MINJUL 11
Comments
Grandpa’s Death Starts a Family Food Fight

Our Railroads Kill Unnecessary Americans

Mark Twain praises America’s railroads for their kindness as they return the remains of people they kill — in complimentary baskets. They provide jobs for high-priced lawyers and basket makers.

6 MINJUL 4
Comments
Our Railroads Kill Unnecessary Americans

Mark Twain Proposes Using Congressmen as Jurors

Mark Twain starts off by celebrating the 4th of July but loses focus. He wants to make our jury system great again by using Congressmen as jurors.

7 MINJUN 27
Comments
Mark Twain Proposes Using Congressmen as Jurors

Did Mark Twain scam the public?

Social media didn’t exist in Twain’s time. He had to find other ways to create his fame in New York City. This podcast will reveal how Mark Twain became famous for giving away 3,000 tickets to his lecture on the Hawaiian Islands.

13 MINJUN 20
Comments
Did Mark Twain scam the public?

Mark Twain Discusses Brexit

An elderly British woman needed to see her doctor. The waiting room was filled with Portuguese immigrants. Mark Twain explains her frustration and why she voted for Brexit.

6 MINJUN 13
Comments
Mark Twain Discusses Brexit
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