Of Now And Then is a podcast that retells public domain fictional stories of the past and future as full audio dramas with rich voiceovers, music and sound effects. The show is recorded, edited and produced by Aram Vartian in the city of Chicago.
2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969).
Vonnegut published his first novel, Player Piano, in 1952. The novel was reviewed positively, but was not commercially successful. In the nearly 20 years that followed, Vonnegut published several novels that were only marginally successful, such as Cat's Cradle (1963) and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1964). Vonnegut's magnum opus, however, was his immediately successful sixth novel, Slaughterhouse-Five. The book's antiwar sentiment resonated with its readers amidst the ongoing Vietnam War, and its reviews were generally positive. After its release, Slaughterhouse-Five went to the top of The New York Times Best Seller list, thrusting Vonnegut into fame. He was invited to give speeches, lectures, and commencement addresses around the country and received many awards and honors.
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Music for this Episode:
Candlepower (Chris Zabriskie) Readers! Do You Read? (Chris Zabriskie) Carefree (Kevin MacLeod) Somewhere Else (Candlegravity) Cylinder Six (Chris Zabriskie) The Star Spangled Banner (The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps) Frozen Star (Kevin MacLeod) Tomie's Bubbles (Candlegravity)