Selected Interviews with Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 2

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A controversial lecturer and famous orator of the mid 1800's, Ingersoll railed against the absurdities of the Bible and cruelties of orthodox Christianity, tirelessly supported the arts, education, science, women’s rights, abolition, home, family, children, and human liberty, whose creed was: “Happiness is the only good, Reason the only torch, Justice the only worship, Humanity the only religion, and Love the only priest.” He was often attacked from the pulpit and in the press. Here are 30 more published interviews (from among hundreds), in which Ingersoll spoke extemporaneously, bitingly, sometimes hilariously, on a wide range of topics, with newspaper reporters of the day. (Compiled from The Works Of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 8, Dresden Edition, Pub. 1900. Summary by Michele Fry

Proof-listening was done by both readers in each duet. (6 hr 41 min)


Guiteau and his Crime 20:06 Read by Claudia Salto
Star Route and Politics 17:52 Read by Michele Fry
Politics and Prohibition 7:46 Read by Michele Fry
The Civil Rights Bill 6:48 Read by Michele Fry
Cuba - Zola and Theosophy 7:02 Read by Michele Fry
Capital Punishment and the Whipping Post 4:51 Read by Michele Fry
Expansion and Trusts 5:45 Read by Michele Fry
Politics and General Grant 12:45 Read by Michele Fry
Justice Harlan and the Civil Rights Bill 17:04 Read by Michele Fry
Ingersoll Catechised 23:59 Read by Roger Melin
The Labor Question 4:22 Read by Herman Roskams
Henry George and Socialism 10:39 Read by Herman Roskams
Ingersoll on McGlynn 17:42 Read by Michele Fry
Trial of the Chicago Anarchists 12:14 Read by Michele Fry
The Stage and the Pulpit 20:06 Read by Michele Fry
Protection and Free Trade 17:33 Read by Michele Fry
Labor, and Tariff Reform 20:35 Read by Kristin G.
James G. Blaine and Politics 7:52 Read by Michele Fry
Society and its Criminals 32:14 Read by Michele Fry
Woma's Right to Divorce 15:21 Read by Kristin G.
Music, Newspapers, Lynching and Arbitration 14:03 Read by Herman Roskams
Prohibition 21:06 Read by Michele Fry
Working Girls 14:28 Read by Kristin G.
Protection For American Actors 19:02 Read by Michele Fry
Woman's Suffrage, Horse Racing, and Money 6:24 Read by Kristin G.
Missionaries 3:07 Read by Michele Fry
Word Painting and College Education 3:58 Read by Michele Fry
Tolstoy and Literature 7:38 Read by Kristin G.
The Church and the Stage 25:43 Read by Herman Roskams
A Visit To Shaw's Garden 3:15 Read by Michele Fry


(1 stars)

Slavery was of course evil, guess what sir, the Catholic Church also had its abolitionists. Yeah, buddy. 1 Star ONLY for the reading.

can’t believe you guys have this stuff !

(5 stars)

This is priceless hard to find stuff TY so much !