show episodes
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe is perhaps the most famous castaway of all time. Whilst many of us have not read Defoe’s iconic book, Robinson Crusoe is a character that is familiar to us all. Aided by the hundreds of movies and theatre productions that the book spurned, Crusoe is a household name. Credited with being the first "real fiction" book, this fictional autobiography tells the tale of a young man who found himself shipwrecked on a remote island for 28 years. The story is said to be based on the dr ...
Defo Show
Segments and interviews with Jeff "Defo" DeForrest and the crew on Miami's Sports Station, 940WINZ
Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children by Daniel Defoe
First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe is a book that marks the beginning of realistic fiction writing in English. Its simple, linear narrative style and the semblance of being a true account and autobiographical in nature led to its great popularity when it first came out. Its original title The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York: Mariner, Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years all alone in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great ...
Storm, The by DEFOE, Daniel
The Storm (1704) holds a special place in the writings of Daniel Defoe. Widely considered a founding document of modern journalism, The Storm narrates the calamitous events of November 1703 that are framed by the author in the first four chapters. These are followed by verbatim eyewitness accounts, solicited from survivors through a newspaper advertisement that Defoe placed shortly after the hurricane struck. Defoe is primarily known for his later fiction, loosely based on historical calamit ...
Robinson Crusoe (version 2) by DEFOE, Daniel
Shipwrecked and castaway, Daniel DeFoe’s hard-luck character is still the standard for “growing where you’re planted.” Captured by pirates, he makes his break in a small boat and undergoes desperate adventures before winning his way back to civilization. But Crusoe proves willing to chance his luck a second time when, after sweating his way to prosperity as a planter in Brazil, he undertakes a voyage that isn’t needful… and is marooned on a small island off South America. Crusoe shows the va ...
Robinson Crusoe by DEFOE, Daniel
Daniel Defoe’s The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner (1719) is considered by many the first English novel. Based on the real-life experiences of the castaway Alexander Selkirk, the book has had a perrenial appeal among readers of all ages-–especially the young adult reading public–-who continue to find inspiration in the inventive resourcefulness of its hero, sole survivor of a shipwreck who is marooned on an uninhabited island. Especially poignant, a ...
Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress by DEFOE, Daniel
The full title of the novel is Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress Or, a History of the Life and Vast Variety of Fortunes of Mademoiselle de Beleau, Afterwards Called the Countess de Wintselsheim. The novel concerns the story of an unnamed "fallen woman", the second time Defoe created such a character (the first was a similar female character in Moll Flanders). In Roxana, a woman who takes on various pseudonyms, including "Roxana," describes her fall from wealth thanks to abandonment by a "fool" ...
Journal of the Plague Year, A by DEFOE, Daniel
The novel is a fictionalised account of one man's experiences of the year 1665, in which the Great Plague struck the city of London. The book is told roughly chronologically, though without sections or chapter headings.
Robinson Crusoe in Words of One Syllable by DEFOE, Daniel and AIKIN, Lucy
Mary Godolphin was the pseudonym of Lucy Aikin who undertook translating great literature into single-syllable words so that young readers could enjoy plots that were considerably more interesting than, say, the McGuffey readers of the 1880's or the "Dick and Jane" primers of the 1950s (still around today as "decodable readers" in elementary schools). She produced this volume based on Daniel Defoe's most famous work, considered by many to be the first English novel (1719). She also rendered ...
Life, Adventures & Piracies of Captain Singleton, The by DEFOE, Daniel
The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton is a "bipartite adventure story whose first half covers a traversal of Africa, and whose second half taps into the contemporary fascination with piracy. It has been commended for its depiction of the homosexual relationship between the eponymous hero and his religious mentor, the Quaker, William Walters." (Summary by Wikipedia).
Robinson Crusoe in Words of One Syllable (Version 2) by DEFOE, Daniel and AIKIN, Lucy
This book is a fictional autobiography of the title character — a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued. You know the story; but do you know the story told in words of one syllable? Here Lucy Aikin under the pen name of Mary Godolphin retells Daniel Defoe's famous tale of danger and solitude and resourcefulness. Because of the simpler words, this might be a good book for listeners where Eng ...
Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children by DEFOE, Daniel and BALDWIN, James
Adaptation of the story of Robinson Crusoe for grammar school children. Tells how the shipwrecked sailor makes a new life for himself on the island, providing shelter, food, and clothing for himself from the few tools he rescued from the ship and what he is able to find on the island. He lives on the island over twenty years before he is finally rescued and during that time must re-invent almost everything necessary for daily sustenance. (Summary from The Baldwin Project.)
Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, The by DEFOE, Daniel
Defoe wrote this novel after his work as a journalist and pamphleteer. By 1722, Defoe had become recognized as a novelist, with the success of Robinson Crusoe in 1719. His political work was tapering off at this point, due to the fall of both Whig and Tory party leaders with whom he had been associated. - Defoe's Whig views are nevertheless evident in the story of Moll. The full title of the novel tells part of its story: "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. Who wa ...
The Vocal Minority
Football. Facts. Frivolity.
Robinson Crusoe
Here is 'Robinson Crusoe' by Daniel Defoe in its entirety as a weekly podcast. Widely regarded as marking the start of the english novel, this book is a grand and moving adventure. If your impression of this story comes from a movie, perhaps you should listen. The book is much better. For more audio from, try the Sound Story Club at our web site. You can also listen to a pirate novel at the 'Pirate Jack' podcast.
General History of the Pyrates, The by JOHNSON, Captain Charles
A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book containing biographies of contemporary pirates. It's author uses the name Captain Charles Johnson, generally considered a pseudonym.The real identity of the author was thought by some scholars to be Daniel Defoe, although this has since been disputed. The publisher Nathaniel Mist or somebody working for him are other suggested authors.In the first volume, "Johnson" sticks fairly close to the available ...
1001 Stories For The Road
1001 Stories For The Road is an audio podcast hosted by Jon Hagadorn and featuring classic stories from writers like Jack London, Mark Twain, Steven Crane, Robert Louis Stevenson, Daniel deFoe, and many others. We release episodes every Sunday night at 8-8:30 pm at Apple and all other podcatcher sites, and each episode usually contains one chapter of the book we are narrating. This podcast is a proud member of the 1001 Stories Podcast Network headquartered at and a ...
Praying the Rosary with Sister Hyacinthe OP
The Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries are led by Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau OP and include scripture quotes from St Paul. The Luminous and Glorious Mysteries are led by Br Charles Mary des Forges CSJ. The Ave Marias are sung by Anna Johnstone. For much more, visit which is dedicated to Our Lady. Pope John Paul II's motto was to Mary: Totus Tuus - All Yours. Mary is also everything to us - Totus2us.
General History of the Pyrates, The by JOHNSON, Captain Charles
A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book containing biographies of contemporary pirates. It's author uses the name Captain Charles Johnson, generally considered a pseudonym.The real identity of the author was thought by some scholars to be Daniel Defoe, although this has since been disputed. The publisher Nathaniel Mist or somebody working for him are other suggested authors.In the first volume, "Johnson" sticks fairly close to the available ...
Loading …
show series
It's almost Valentine's Day **(also the day after Taylor Lautner's birthday), so we have a special episode for you. And by special we DEFO mean challenging. Join the party as we try to get Mario shirtless, dig into some Bonus Jonas theories, and see how many times we can make Cassie cry by reading poorly written romance erotica. **Katelynn is t ...…
Lubie is happy Cleveland is getting rid of their Indian!
Defo wonders if the new David Beckham MLS Miami team will make it?!
Defo and Lubie love when the icon Tony Segreto comes to the studio, thanks to Catholic Health Services!
Defo and Lubie wonder as the point spread has shrunk down to 4 points favoring New England, who will win the Super Bowl?!
Defo and Lubie get ready for Radio Row in Minnesota to cover Super Bowl LII!
Sauropod: Podcasting the 21st Century
Grab your boat and grab your goat - we're headed off to a desert isle with the original beachcomber, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Just how compelling is one of the first novels ever written? Nobody's quite sure, but coconut grenades, marmocats, Brooke Shields, and the Devil's shoe size are all in play within this barnburning passage about a ...…
Defo and Lubie step into the Greek Zone with their partner in crime from Palm Beach! They all welcome NBA TV analyst and writer Howard Beck to the show!
Defo and Lubie have a busy hour as they discuss the swirling NBA rumors with NBA TV and writer/analyst, Sekou Smith. Plus with the Winter Olympics just a little over 2 weeks away, they welcome US skiing Gold Medalist Ted Ligety to the show!
The Dolphins ALWAYS seem to trade away top talent, they will win when that stops says Lubie!
Defo wonders what happened to the East vs West debate?!
Defo and Lubie wonder just how far away are the Dolphins from winning?!
Defo and Lubie wonder why the Cavs are failing miserably, plus they discuss some of the other issues across the NBA scene!
Defo and Lubie step into the Greek Zone! All 3 guys talk with Yahoo NFL writer about the Super Bowl and more things NFL!
Lubie is still embracing his Cavs bitterness which has led him to celebrate the Cavs disastrous stretch of play!
Defo wonders when the Dolphins will get back to the promised land!
Defo and Lubie are keeping their eye on the Heat as they are firmly entrenched in the top 4 of the Eastern Conference.
Defo and Lubie talk about the great coaches all time and how Belichick somehow has risen above them all!
With the Patriots making it to ANOTHER Super Bowl, Defo and Lubie wonder when will the Dolphins get their act together?!
With defo and Lubie's pending trip to Radio Row in Minnesota on the horizon, the guys talk about their worst hotel experiences!
Defo and Lubie welcome longtime NFL Insider Jason Cole, to give his take on Super Bowl LII!
Lubie laments the Pats finding their way to another Super Bowl?!
Defo lauds Brady for making 40 look good!
Defo and Lubie are forced to give Tom Brady and Bill Belichick all the credit in the world as they make their 8th Super Bowl appearance?!
Defo gives Lubie a hard time for his ignorance and hatred of the New England Patriots!
Defo and Lubie welcome the Professor who has his hilarious retelling of the week's events in this edition of the Professor's Power Rankings!
Famed New York sports columnist Lenn Robbins, who happens to be a stone cold degenerate as well, joins the show!
The tremendous handicapper Mark Lawrence has his favorite plays of the playoffs!
Legendary handicapper Brandon Lang gives his best plays of the NFL playoff weekend!
Defo and Lubie welcome their partner in crime from Palm Beach, the Greek, for his daily hour on the show!
Lubie wonders how Jon Gruden can gain value NOT coaching?!
Defo sees the world all on one side of many of the NFL playoff games, he says that is the time to go the other way!
Defo and Lubie welcome their dear friend, South Florida broadcasting icon Tony Segreto for his weekly time brought to you by Catholic Health Services!
Defo and Lubie are enjoying the Heat's hot streak!
Defo and Lubie wonder if this weekend's NFL playoff action again goes the way of the dogs?!
The top sports stories of the week with a hilarious twist here in the Professor's Power Rankings!
Defo and Lubie welcome legendary New York sportswriter Lenn Robbins back to the show. He tells the tales of cold from the Northeast. Also encapsulates the sports stories of the New York area!
Defo welcomes back his favorite handicappers who give their best plays of the weekend here!
Defo welcomes legendary handicapper Brandon Lang back to the show to give his best plays of the NFL playoff weekend!
Defo, the Syracuse grad, cannot take the colder temps this morning. Lubie makes sure to make fun of him for it! Seeing he is at Gulfstream park it can only be lovely!
The guys are joined by college football writer Peter Fiutak, as they try and peg down the winner of the college football championship Monday night!
Defo and Lubie welcome South Florida icon Tony Segreto for his weekly hour on the show, brought to you by Catholic Health Services!
It is time for the Dolphins to act like a winner, and look for greatness instead of settling for mediocrity!
Defo tries to find the gem of Wild card weekend?!
Defo and Lubie wonder what Derek Jeter could be thinking these days?!
Defo and Lubie try to find the interesting game(s) in the NFL Wild Card round of the playoffs?!
Defo and Lubie kick off 2018 welcoming the Greek back to the show for on loan from Palm Beach!
Defo and Lubie welcome FOX NFL analyst Charles Davis to the show!
UCF finished undefeated after an impressive showing against Auburn, and Lubie can't help but wonder...
Series preference

Google login Twitter login Classic login