Radio Appearance

Doc appears on KMUD’s Monday Morning Magazine with host Dennis Huber, 88.1 FM, Eureka, 91.1 FM Garberville, Monday, 8:30 AM July 28, 2014.


Doc and Dennis  will talk about Doc’s The Great Trade of ’62 short story from the Aethlon:  Journal of Sport Literature, 1998, a 50th First Grade reunion in the Berkeley Hills, the primal necessity and joy of story-telling and the usual admixture of diverse topics.

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Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

“The Great Trade of ’62” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, July 28, 2014


Best friends in first grade trade Mantle for Mays baseball cards in a Berkeley schoolyard during a magic year of innocence before the storms of social revolution in 1960’s America.

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Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Is Chess Sport?  –  It WAS in the sizzling summer of ’72!  ” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, July 21, 2014

fischer spaasky

The international chess match of the century that filled up the sports bars and captivated the world in the sizzling summer of ’72 – Fischer vs. Spaasky  (the Ali-Frazier of chess!) 

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Radio Appearance

Tagore’s “Hungry Stones” – on Classics Now,  Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:15  PM on KHSU 90.5 FM, Arcata


Join Doc and Mary for their monthly classics literature show on the Humboldt Homepage.  Doc ad Mary will discuss  the Nobel Prize winning Bengali author Rabindranath Tagore’s (1861 – 1941) short story collection, The Hungry Stones.  A remarkable author, poet, musician and polymath, Tagore’s simple but profound stories resonate with great lyrical, philosophical yet uncommonly heartfelt tones that are timeless.  To listen, click on the link below:

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Speaking Appearance

“Fight Night at the Oberon!” – A benefit for the Humboldt County Historical Society, Monday, July 14, at 7:00 PM at Oberon Grill


With London experts Dr. Susan Nuernberg & Richard “Doc” Stull

Featuring a Rematch of the Epic Brawl!

In July 1911, Eureka’s Oberon Saloon witnessed the now legendary fistfight between writer/adventurer/Socialist Jack London and the future owner of The Pacific Lumber Company, nineteen-year-old A. Stanwood Murphy.  The details of the fight and the issues the men fought over are still debated over a century later.

The time has now come for a rematch of the epic brawl at its original site. Join us for dinner and drinks with London experts Dr. Susan Nuernberg and Richard “Doc” Stull, who will explore Jack London’s history as an activist and fighter. Murphy family members will be invited to share their family’s stories of the famous fight.

Oberon Grill owner Roy Kohl will give glimpses into the Oberon building’s riotous and racy past. And Jack London and A. Stanwood Murphy will return to swing punches at each other once again – although we can’t guarantee this re-enactment battle will last an hour like the original!

Speaker Susan Nuernberg is professor emerita of English at the University of Wisconsin Oskosh, a past president of the Jack London Society, a former Jack London scholar-in-residence at Sonoma State University, and a docent, as is Doc Stull, at Jack London State Historic Park. Stull is a professor at Humboldt State University, a literature and sports radio  host, and has made many presentations on ack London, who he has described as “the Elvis Presley of the literary world.”

It’s a benefit for the Historical Society and it’s all happening at the Oberon Grill, 516 Second Street, Eureka. Tickets are $75 per person (includes dinner, with no-host bar) and are available from the Historical Society in person or by calling 707-445-4342. Seating is limited to just seventy people, so we encourage you to get your tickets early. Eat, drink, be merry, and explore history!
Above: The Oberon as it appeared in 1911, when London was trounced by Murphy.

Radio Appearance

Listen to Doc on Radio El Sol on KMEC 105.1 FM at 5:00 PM, Monday, July 14, 2014


Doc and radio host Annie Esposito will  about  Doc’s current piece on El Sol Bilingue piece on Cuban baseball history and the great urban myth “alternate’ history tale of Fidel Castro.

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Radio Appearance

Doc appears on live on radio ESPN 1340 AM Northcoast Tonight with Tag Wotherspoon and JB Mathers,  Monday, July 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM at 6 Rivers Brewery in McKinleyville


Doc will be talking about his upcoming projects on the epic “Battle at the Oberon” between writer/socialist Jack London and Pacific Lumber scion Stanwood Murphy in 1911, and his new projects on Cuban baseball and magical realism in sport literature.

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Radio Appearance

Doc appears on KMUD’s Monday Morning Magazine with host Dennis Huber, 88.1 FM, Eureka, 91.1 FM Garberville, Monday, 8:30 AM July 14, 2014


Doc and Dennis  will talk discuss a potpourri of topics – The World Cup and magical realism literature and soccer, a short story about hypnotism, Cuban baseball the the great urban myth of Fidel Castro and Cuban baseball.

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Jack London State Historic Park Event

Doc leads a Moonlight Walk at Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen, CA

Friday,  July 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM

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Doc leads a Moonlight Tour of the Wolf House Ruins

Jack London was the most popular American author of his day – adventurer, romantic, realist, revolutionary, sportsman, socialist, dreamer…combative, contrary, contradictory, charismatic, and courageous – Jack London’s legacy lives here amidst the mystical magic of Valley of the Moon and the silent stones of the burned out Wolf House that was to stand for a thousand years.

Walk down the old ranch road under a full moon to the house that Jack built and learn of the extraordinary life that Jack London and his “mate-woman”, Charmian lived. Relive the magical tale of the Wolf House fire. Savor the moonlit atmosphere sipping wine produced from the grapes harvested on Jack’s estate and enjoy spending a transformative evening of storytelling, music, and the stuff of dreams.

Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Cuban Baseball History” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, July 14, 2014

Dolf Luque

(in photo above)

Dolf Luque’ – The first  Cuban-born major league ball-player to have a notable career.  Luque”  won 191 games in 20 seasons in the majors and pitched for the Cincinnati Reds in the famous Black Sox World Series of 1919.

The historical and political relationship between the United States and Cuba has been complicated and contentious, but baseball has always been a common passion going back 150 years when  Havana-born Esteban Enrique Bellan played catcher for St. John’s College in the late 1860’s.   And then, there’s the genre of “Alternate History,” too.  Listen in for for one of  baseball’s famous urban myths.


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