The neighborly thing to do

44 from 26 is a family owned- and operated-media experiment. Serving up high-quality, homemade audio entertainment cooked up right here in our kitchen. Drop in for a bit and put you feet up. The dog won’t bite.

Our Episodes

Our first project, Return of the Birds, is a serialized audiobook podcast of Wake Robin by John Burroughs.

Bluebird

Chapter 7 of Wake-Robin, by naturalist John Burroughs. The Creative Commons and public domain contains a wealth of images, music and more. The images used in these show notes link back to the contributors. Intro music: Kai Engel Walking Barefoot on Grass Outro music:...

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Bluebird
Return of the Birds

 
 
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Rock Creek, Piney Branch, and Wilderness beyond the Capitol

The Creative Commons and public domain contains a wealth of images, music and more. The images used in these show notes link back to the contributors. Intro music: Kai Engel Walking Barefoot on Grass Outro music: The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum...

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Rock Creek, Piney Branch, and Wilderness beyond the Capitol
Return of the Birds

 
 
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Spring in the Capitol

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Spring in the Capitol
Return of the Birds

 
 
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Birds’ Nests, Part 2

The Creative Commons and public domain contains a wealth of images, music and more. The images used in these show notes link back to the contributors. Intro music: Kai Engel Walking Barefoot on Grass Outro music: The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum...

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Birds’ Nests, Part 2
Return of the Birds

 
 
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Birds’ Nests, Part 1

Beginning Chapter 4 of Wake-Robin, by naturalist John Burroughs. A detailed look at the nesting habits of Red-headed Woodpeckers, Yellow-bellied Woodpeckers, Pine Siskins, Cedar Waxwings, Robins and  Indigo Buntings. Burroughs marvels at the dirty jobs parent birds must endure to keep their nests clean...

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Birds’ Nests, Part 1
Return of the Birds

 
 
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The Lower and Upper Ironworks and the Abandoned Town, Tahawus

The second half of the third Chapter, the Adirondacks. Continuing with a timeless bit of bird therapy, Burroughs wakes from a nap in the woods to find himself under scrutiny of the wood birds. Visiting Lake Sanford, fishing in Nate’s Pond and a 12...

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The Lower and Upper Ironworks and the Abandoned Town, Tahawus
Return of the Birds

 
 
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