Monthly Archives: October 2018

Episode 84 – “The Hunt”

There are any number of circumstances in which one might confuse heaven and hell, including when one is in the latter but thinks they are in the former. For example, in  A Nice Place to Visit, Rocky thinks he is in heaven for … Continue reading

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Episode 83 – “Dead Man’s Shoes”

Can you step into someone else’s shoes, and in doing so, become that other person? In “Dead Man’s Shoes,” that seems to be what happens, and the ambiguity surrounding what really happens is a feature of the story, not a bug. Of course, the … Continue reading

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Episode 82 – “One More Pallbearer”

The possibility of nuclear war, and of the complete annihilation of life on our planet, loomed larger in the popular imagination of the early 1960s than it does now. In the United States, a civilian infrastructure for dealing with nuclear … Continue reading

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Episode 81 – “Nothing in the Dark”

Death is the dark unknown, and to Wanda Dunn, an aged woman living alone in an aged tenement, it is the all-encompassing object of her fear. Wanda is each of us, though we may very well feel that we can … Continue reading

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Episode 80 – “A Quality of Mercy”

This is one of several episodes set close to the end of a war, in this case, the end of World War II in the Pacific theater. In contrast to the beginning of a war, when no one knows which … Continue reading

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