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Bayou-Picayune

David Pierson

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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.

Latest Episodes

New Year's Day Used to Be March 25th

#33: Did you know that before 1752 New Year's Day in England and its colonies was March 25th, not January 1st?

3 MINJAN 1
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New Year's Day Used to Be March 25th

Who Dat

#32: Did you know the phrase “Who Dat” was first used by Herman Melville in his 1851 novel “Moby-Dick?”

2 MIN2019 DEC 20
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Who Dat

I Play Center Linebacker

#31: When I was twelve, we moved from California to Louisiana. In California, I played baseball. I lived baseball. But in Louisiana there was no baseball.

9 MIN2019 DEC 18
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I Play Center Linebacker

I step off the top of a football stadium

#30: When I walk, my head is down, and I scour the ground for nickels, dimes and quarters. It’s a poor boy habit I developed when I was twelve, but that tendency to look down before I make a step almost resulted in my death when I took a dare and stepped off the top of a football stadium.

10 MIN2019 DEC 13
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I step off the top of a football stadium

Jesus Lied

#29: With my title — “Jesus Lied” — many Christians will probably presume this is yet another attack on their religious beliefs, while non-Christians will think this affirms what they already believe — that Jesus, if there was such a person, was merely a man and not God.

5 MIN2019 DEC 11
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Jesus Lied

The Curse of the Frog

#28: When I was in high school, I knew a boy who went by the nickname “Bwana” because he loved outdoor critters. He used to keep a pet snake, and every morning some of us boys would watch when it was feeding time.

8 MIN2019 DEC 6
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The Curse of the Frog

Money Games: How to Force the NFL to Play Their Stars

When a company tries to sell at full price, a diluted version of its own product customers tend to react strongly. Sometimes even petitioning their elected representatives to exert regulatory pressure on the company.

4 MIN2019 DEC 4
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Money Games: How to Force the NFL to Play Their Stars

A Confession: My role in last century’s tulipomania

#26: This is, I guess, a confession of sorts about the role I played in last century’s video game fad. The years in question were 1978-1981.

5 MIN2019 NOV 29
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A Confession: My role in last century’s tulipomania

The roll of the dice

#25: Did you know it was Galileo (1564-1642) who first figured out the percentages for each roll of the dice?

5 MIN2019 NOV 27
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The roll of the dice

The Tattle Tail Priest

#24: Bleach. The smell of bleach and pine. A lot of what I do in the classroom, when it's not grammar, when it's not composition, is intuitive.

7 MIN2019 NOV 22
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The Tattle Tail Priest

Latest Episodes

New Year's Day Used to Be March 25th

#33: Did you know that before 1752 New Year's Day in England and its colonies was March 25th, not January 1st?

3 MINJAN 1
Comments
New Year's Day Used to Be March 25th

Who Dat

#32: Did you know the phrase “Who Dat” was first used by Herman Melville in his 1851 novel “Moby-Dick?”

2 MIN2019 DEC 20
Comments
Who Dat

I Play Center Linebacker

#31: When I was twelve, we moved from California to Louisiana. In California, I played baseball. I lived baseball. But in Louisiana there was no baseball.

9 MIN2019 DEC 18
Comments
I Play Center Linebacker

I step off the top of a football stadium

#30: When I walk, my head is down, and I scour the ground for nickels, dimes and quarters. It’s a poor boy habit I developed when I was twelve, but that tendency to look down before I make a step almost resulted in my death when I took a dare and stepped off the top of a football stadium.

10 MIN2019 DEC 13
Comments
I step off the top of a football stadium

Jesus Lied

#29: With my title — “Jesus Lied” — many Christians will probably presume this is yet another attack on their religious beliefs, while non-Christians will think this affirms what they already believe — that Jesus, if there was such a person, was merely a man and not God.

5 MIN2019 DEC 11
Comments
Jesus Lied

The Curse of the Frog

#28: When I was in high school, I knew a boy who went by the nickname “Bwana” because he loved outdoor critters. He used to keep a pet snake, and every morning some of us boys would watch when it was feeding time.

8 MIN2019 DEC 6
Comments
The Curse of the Frog

Money Games: How to Force the NFL to Play Their Stars

When a company tries to sell at full price, a diluted version of its own product customers tend to react strongly. Sometimes even petitioning their elected representatives to exert regulatory pressure on the company.

4 MIN2019 DEC 4
Comments
Money Games: How to Force the NFL to Play Their Stars

A Confession: My role in last century’s tulipomania

#26: This is, I guess, a confession of sorts about the role I played in last century’s video game fad. The years in question were 1978-1981.

5 MIN2019 NOV 29
Comments
A Confession: My role in last century’s tulipomania

The roll of the dice

#25: Did you know it was Galileo (1564-1642) who first figured out the percentages for each roll of the dice?

5 MIN2019 NOV 27
Comments
The roll of the dice

The Tattle Tail Priest

#24: Bleach. The smell of bleach and pine. A lot of what I do in the classroom, when it's not grammar, when it's not composition, is intuitive.

7 MIN2019 NOV 22
Comments
The Tattle Tail Priest
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