Mar13

Mark Twain Observes International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was celebrated on March the 8th. Mark Twain feels compelled to comment on this important event. 
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Mar06

Mark Twain Was Never A Toastmaster

Mark Twain interpreter Don McNeill is a proud member of Toastmasters. Mr. Twain learned the art of public speaking without the Toastmaster’s experience. How was he able to accomplish this? This podcast will answer that question. Mark Twain
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Feb27

The Unfair Treatment of College Coaches Must Stop!

I hate work even when another person does it. I’ve felt this way since childhood. Today — it’s my task to find ways to relieve the incredible stress placed on college coaches. They often are forced to accept millions for just watching...
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Feb20

Collegiate Athletics is The New Plantation System

In North Carolina — there has been a controversy surrounding a Confederate Statue known as Silent Sam. This offensive pile of chiselled stone has been removed. Perhaps we should look elsewhere on campus for the last vestiges of the plantation system....
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Feb15

Slavery – Part Two

The “N” word. Did that get your attention? Someone said that I use that offensive word more than 200 times in Huckleberry Finn. I have chosen not to use it for my listeners today. I will continue to paint the picture of slavery – as I saw if from...
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Feb13

Slavery – Part 1 – A Valuable Story From Mark Twain

In my time – nobody talked about racism and slavery as me. That is, no white person. While I can never claim the experience that Booker T. Washington had as a former slave – I feel that my story has value. I grew up in slave country. My father owned...
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Feb08

70th Birthday – Mark Twain Reflects On Old Age

I have reached the 7th tiered summit. This did not occur overnight. It’s my great pleasure to tell my listeners how much wisdom I have accumulated and to share it. I need to thank everyone for praising me on reaching this milestone. I invite you to...
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Feb05

Morality – How To Become A Better Person

Everyone who knows me – know that I would rather teach morals than to have them myself. If my listeners will listen carefully to 3 carefully selected stories – they have an opportunity to lead morally, correct lives. Kindly share what you have learned...
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Feb05

Advice On Opening Speeches From Mark Twain

When introductions are necessary – I prefer to them myself: that way I can get in all the facts. I will share with listeners some favorite intros. Feel free to use them at your own events. At my advanced age – I prefer never to be introduced again....
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Feb05

Mark Twain As Played By Don McNeill

I’m told that I must introduce myself, so here goes. My name is Don McNeill and I am a Mark Twain scholar and interpreter. We have no recordings of Mr. Twain’s voice – so the word “impersonator” cannot be used. That being said – allow me to...
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