Music Performance

Doc Stull and Mary Harper play Arts Arcata Friday, January 10, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Doc and Mary play the American Songbook from Melancholy Baby to California Dreaming with a touch of Brazil

Stokes, Hamer, Kaufman & Kirk, LLP
381 Bayside Road, Arcata
We are near Union and 7th Streets
(7th Street becomes Bayside Road heading toward Sunny Brae)

Local Artists on Display

Flyer for January 2014 Arts! Arcata

Radio Appearance

Doc will co-host ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, Eureka’s Northcoast Tonight Show with Tag Wotherspoon, 4:00 PM, Thursday, January 2, 2014


Doc and Tag will be talking about 2013 year in review, how science and technology has altered the performance and viewing of sport, and the biggest sports stories to watch for in 2014.

Tune in and check it out or stream it at:

Radio Appearance

Doc appears on KMUD’s Monday Morning Magazine with Dennis Huber, 88.1 FM, Eureka, 91.1 FM Garberville, Monday, 7:30 AM  December 30, 2013


Doc and Dennis  will be talking about 2013 year in review and the biggest political/sports/social justice stories to watch for in 2014  including the class issues as they affect  the World Cup in Brazil, the politics of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, and the concussion/brain damage issue in football  in the United States .

Tune in and check it out or stream it at:

Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

“The Catch” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, Dec. 30, 2013 – Jan. 3, 2014

“The Catch” in San Francisco in 1982 becomes one of the great plays in football history.

the catch

To stream Doc’s piece, go the PRX link below:

Radio Appearance

Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness – on Classics Now,  Thursday, December 19 at 1:15  PM on KHSU 90.5 FM, Arcata


Doc and Mary will discuss Joseph Conrad’s  novella Heart of Darkness,  first serialized in 1899.  Conrad’s dark, mysterious and ambiguous tale of going up river to find the mysterious man known as “Kurtz” who has descended into barbarism inspired Francis Ford Coppolla’s iconic movie Apocolypse Now and continues to haunt and challenge readers today.  Join Doc and Mary for their monthly classics literature show on the Humboldt Homepage

Tune in and listen to the show or stream it at:

Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

“One-Handed Jack” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, Dec. 16-20, 2013

Art imitates life in one of the Olympic Games’s most astonishing and improbable stories – a seemingly impossible psychological and physical challenge for Hungarian pistol champion Takacs Karoly. 


To stream Doc’s piece, go the PRX link below:

Radio Appearance

Doc will be on KMEC radio 105.1 FM, Ukiah, Monday, 5:00 PM December 16, 2013

Doc will be talking about Latino athletes Roberto Clemente (baseball), Alexis Arguello (boxing) and their connection to politics as well as  South African President Nelson Mandella and his belief in sport as cultural and social unifier


Tune in and check it out or stream it at:

Special Presentation

Doc Stull Presents:  It’s How You Play the Game:  Jack London’s Timeless Themes in Sport


Doc Stull’s highly entertaining presentation/show about Jack London.  Besides writing fifty books and hundreds of short stories in areas as diverse as adventure, science fiction and politics, London was an avid sportsman and was one of the fathers of American sport fiction.  Jack wrote about sailing, boxing, surfing, tramping, natural living, and the larger themes of age vs. youth, competition, corruption and the “love of the game.”  And, he was a boxing writer who covered the “Fight of the Century” – Jack Johnson’s defeat of Jim Jeffries as the first African-American heavyweight champion in 1910.

Jack London’s A Royal Sport (1907) magazine article  was responsible for a Southern California surfing craze more than 100 years ago.  His book  of tramping experiences The Road (1908)  inspired Jack Kerouac’s classic On the Road a half a century later.

Doc  gives a history lesson highlighted with dramatic readings and poetry – Doc plays the uke and sings songs of the era, too!  Doc’s program, first given at Jack London Historic Park in June of 2013 is available for events, fund-raisers (both public and private) and can be tailored anywhere between half and hour to two hours – and always entertaining!

Doc is a special events presenter and docent/tour leader at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, California.   See the Jack London link on this website for Doc’s biographical connection to Jack London.

You can also listen to one of Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM Eureka radio shows about Jack London and sport at:

contact Doc at or P O Box 716, Arcata, CA  95518 for more information

Latinos in Sports Series

“Alexis Arguello:  El Flaco Explosivo” by Doc Stull in El Sol Bilingue, November, 2013

One of the greatest fighters of all time Nicaragua’s Alexis Arguello was beloved in the Americas for his class and courage in the ring as well as his love for his people.  His tragic end in 2009 was a great loss to his family, countrymen and the sports world who came to cherish, love and respect this “beloved warrior” for his courage in and out of the ring.


   Doc’s piece in English and Spanish is on pages 6 and 7: