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The Whale as Muse

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Pipe Smoking Expedition


She was silent, museful, and made no motion to depart.

The inventory assembled consisted of crustacean parts, cloud drawings, ecological blueprints, shoes to walk on water, a box of bluebirds, conspiracy theories, first aid, horns of plenty, bones, dental tools, a surfboard, a sledge, a shooting star, various teeth and claws, a fringed whale fluke and satellite,

Melville a Post Modern Author

The Last Pipe

the moot point is, whether Leviathan can long endure so wide a chase, and so remorseless a havoc; whether he must not at last be exterminated from the waters, and the last whale, like the last man, smoke his last pipe, and then himself evaporate in the final puff. Herman Melville 1851 Moby-Dick

‘The Last Pipe’, crustacean joints and ribs mounted on wood.

100 years before animal rights Melville predicted our own extinction linked to the abuse of nature; the pursuit and demise of other species.
Chapter 105: Does the Whale’s Magnitude Diminish?


Madam de Pompadour, the favorite mistress of Louis XV, was a passionate smoker and owned more than three hundred pipes. reaches 6 million

The free to download  reaches a global audience of 6 million this month.  The Telegraph lists it as one of the best podcasts with 8,300 visitors still visiting the site each week.

The best podcasts for stories, fiction and poetry
The best story and poetry podcasts including short stories, readings of    fiction and real-life dramas, selected and updated by Pete Naughton

By Pete Naughton     5:45PM GMT 14 Jan 2015

Created by the team behind This    American Life, Serial is an innovative, gripping and artfully    constructed weekly podcast that’s been topping iTunes’s charts on both sides    of the Atlantic since its debut in early October. Presented and executive    produced by the journalist Sarah Koenig, it’s a real-time investigation of    some murky inconsistencies in a real-life murder case: namely, that of a    Baltimore high school student Hae Min Lee, who was killed in 1999 and whose    ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, is currently serving time for her murder — even    though there are some compelling arguments for his innocence.
The    Moth

Close on twenty years ago, the American poet and novelist George Dawes Green    set up a New York-based storytelling group inspired by the languorous summer    evenings in his home state of Georgia, where people gather on porches,    amongst dozens of fluttering moths, and shoot the breeze. It soon gathered    momentum, spreading to other cities and expanding to include a variety of    live events, a radio show and this fantastic podcast. Each episode features    one or more storytellers recounting an episode from their own life in front    of a live audience; participants range from the famous (Salman Rushdie,    Annie Proulx, Malcolm Gladwell) to the unknown — and they almost never fail    to hold the attention.

Moby Dick Big Read
Herman Melville’s strange, wondrous novel about a captain’s quest for revenge    on a sperm whale is brought rather stylishly into the podcast age by this    series, masterminded by the author Philip Hoare and the artist Angela    Cockayne. Each of the book’s 135 chapters is read by a different person,    among them Tilda Swinton (#1), David Cameron (#30), Benedict Cumberbatch    (#58) and Sir David Attenborough (#105).
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