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Mark Twain Speaks Podcast

Don McNeill

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Mark Twain Speaks Podcast

Mark Twain Speaks Podcast

Don McNeill

2
Followers
8
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

Every School Boy was Lied to about the Death of Captain Cook

As a schoolboy, Mark Twain was taught that Captain Cook was brutally murdered by the savages in the Sandwich Islands. When he travelled there he learned the truth.

13 minAPR 13
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Every School Boy was Lied to about the Death of Captain Cook

Mark Twain Once Hugged a Man

Mark Twain was lost in a snowstorm in the Nevada Territory. Seemingly, he and his friends were near death. They swore to give up drinking, smoking and gambling if they survived.

17 minAPR 13
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Mark Twain Once Hugged a Man

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.

17 minAPR 13
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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 minAPR 13
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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 minAPR 13
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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 minAPR 13
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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.

8 minAPR 13
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Mark Twain Recalls the Abuse of the Chinese in San Francisco

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 minAPR 13
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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 minAPR 13
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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 minAPR 13
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Did Mark Twain Scam the Public?

Latest Episodes

Every School Boy was Lied to about the Death of Captain Cook

As a schoolboy, Mark Twain was taught that Captain Cook was brutally murdered by the savages in the Sandwich Islands. When he travelled there he learned the truth.

13 minAPR 13
Comments
Every School Boy was Lied to about the Death of Captain Cook

Mark Twain Once Hugged a Man

Mark Twain was lost in a snowstorm in the Nevada Territory. Seemingly, he and his friends were near death. They swore to give up drinking, smoking and gambling if they survived.

17 minAPR 13
Comments
Mark Twain Once Hugged a Man

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.

17 minAPR 13
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 minAPR 13
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 minAPR 13
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 minAPR 13
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.

8 minAPR 13
Comments
Mark Twain Recalls the Abuse of the Chinese in San Francisco

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 minAPR 13
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 minAPR 13
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 minAPR 13
Comments
Did Mark Twain Scam the Public?
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