Anybody Can Do Anything

Episodes

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01*20090413

Debora Weston reads Betty MacDonald's comic novel about life as a single mother in America during the Great Depression.

Mary is certain that anybody can do anything, especially her sister Betty, who leaves her husband and his chicken ranch and returns to the bosom of her warm and noisy family in Seattle.

Betty leaves her husband and returns to her warm and noisy family in Seattle.

02* *20090414

Mary gets Betty a job as a shorthand typist, but she does not know shorthand and cannot type.

03*20090415

Debora Weston reads Betty MacDonald's comic novel about life as a single mother in America during the Great Depression.

Mary sets up a string of disastrous dates for Betty.

04*20090416

February 1933 is a terrible time to be out of a job.

Even Mary has a hard time lining up interviews for Betty.

05*20090417

Unlike Mary, Betty is hopeless at selling advertising, so she gets work as a photographic tinter, a fur coat model-cum-book-keeper and secretary to a mobster.

06*20090420

Debora Weston reads Betty MacDonald's comic novel about life as a single mother in America during the Great Depression.

During the worst of the Great Depression, Betty and her sisters have to find cheap ways to have fun.

During the worst of the Depression, Betty and her sisters must find cheap ways to have fun

07*20090421

Betty discovers that the Friendly Loan Company is not all that friendly when she cannot keep up her payments.

08*20090422

Mary gets Mother a job as a radio dramatist and Betty has to work with the sinister Dorita

09*20090423

Betty resolves never to go to another office party.

10 LAST*20090424

Mary tells a publisher about Betty's wonderful new book, which is news to Betty, too.