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This podcast is an introduction to Anglophone literature, from ancient times to the present, done by a Ph.D. with lots of books and musical instruments. A typical episode offers a summary of a work, or part of a work of literature, followed by some historical analysis. The episodes include original music, some comedy songs, and goofy jokes. You can listen to the shows in any order, although from time to time, episodes will make brief mention of previous or upcoming ones.
 
CraftLit is—>Annotated Audiobooks for Busy People Love the classics (or wish you did) *** No time to pick up a book? Not any more! *** This weekly annotated audiobook podcast presents curated classic literature in a serialized format. The host—Heather Ordover—"teaches to the joke" by filling in any relevant tidbits before listening to the next chapter of the book. *** Callers regularly send in voicemail comments for play on the air to keep the "book club" vibe going. *** The podcast has been ...
 
Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
 
Barely Bookish is a podcast about all classic literature and modern literature alike. These are books that you've likely been told you should've read by now or that you may have read in school. Rachel, along with a guest, reads a new-to-her book while discussing the plot, movies, retellings, and so much more. If you're a literature nerd or if you just enjoy a bookish podcast, welcome! If you're using this instead of reading the books, I get it and I don't judge.
 
Marlon and Jake Read Dead People is a podcast hosted by the Man Booker Prize-winning and internationally bestselling author Marlon James and his editor, Jake Morrissey, Executive Editor at Riverhead Books. In each episode, Marlon and Jake talk about authors—specifically dead authors. Authors they like. Authors they hate. Great books, terrible books, and books they love that you’d never expect them to. As a writer and an editor, Marlon and Jake have read thousands of books between them, and t ...
 
Why do great novels, poems and plays move us and excite us? How can they change the way we look at ourselves and the world? What do these authors have to teach us? Why do they matter? There are no better answers to these questions than those provided by the authors themselves. We want to let them speak. Professing Literature is not a broad summary of major works. Instead, it will zero in on one or two key passages, looking at them closely in order to figure out what is at stake. The goal wil ...
 
The classic story of Jane Eyre reset in a steampunk world, complete with zephyr-ships, clockwork, and automatons in addition to the original romance and mystery! Written by Charlotte Brontë and originally published in 1847, these steampunk additions were imagined and added by R.A. Harding almost one hundred and seventy five years later. This speaks to the enduring quality of the book and the unmitigated moxie of one of its fans.Hear on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotif ...
 
Classic Poetry Aloud gives voice to poetry through podcast recordings of the great poems of the past. Our library of poems is intended as a resource for anyone interested in reading and listening to poetry. For us, it's all about the listening, and how hearing a poem can make it more accessible, as well as heightening its emotional impact. See more at: www.classicpoetryaloud.com
 
An exciting new podcast by Marc Eliot Stein of Literary Kicks. Why is opera relevant today? This sometimes-lost art form hides a fascinating, vibrant world. In our first episode, we discuss whether Verdi's Otello is better than Shakespeare's Othello, whether Othello had PTSD, and what it means that Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro is an Italian opera by a German Austrian and a Venetian Jew based on a French play that takes place in Spain. Welcome to the first episode of Lost Music: Exploring Lite ...
 
Island Idylls riffs on books and life with Barry Menikoff. Author of Stone Mother, Brooklyn born and bred, retired Hawaii university professor, international scholar. Evangelical pastor Aaron Menikoff, author of Politics and Piety, spices this dialogue between father and son. Both chasing that elusive line in an old song, What's it all about, Alfie?
 
Humans have shared stories for millennia. For most of that time, telling tales was a verbal process. A storyteller would regale an audience with accounts of adventure, bravery, compassion, despair, enlightenment, and fear. Stories were a shared experience, until the advent of inexpensive mass-printing processes in the 19th century which allowed most of us to read to ourselves. Yet, that desire to have a story read aloud is still ingrained in our collective soul. While we still read books for ...
 
This is a rescue mission to safeguard the wisdom in the Classics before it is lost forever. Join me, Sir Bradley Hasse, a teller of borrowed tales, as I guide you on a journey filled with courage, adventure, and wonder based on The Junior Classics, an iconic collection of timeless fairy tales, legends, and histories rooted in what is good, beautiful, and true. My goal is to inspire children and families with a love of good reading and a real and lasting interest in Western history, literatur ...
 
Masterpiece Theatre meets Mystery Science Theater 3000 in a podcast of highbrow readings and lowbrow commentary. Comedians Kelly Nugent and Lindsay Katai come together to read aloud classic and not-so-classic literature from the public domain and provide real-time commentary with the help of special guests. Subscribe now to experience the best and worst from the likes of Edgar Allen Poe, Virginia Woolf, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sherwood Anderson, Jack London, and many more... no one escapes ...
 
Oh No! Lit Class is a semi-educational comedy literature podcast hosted by Megan and RJ, two bitter English grads who are here to tell you all the weird and sexy things you never knew about the books you had to read in school. Let's ruin some literary classics together. New episodes released every other Thursday.
 
How do you know a good book when you see it? What books are really worth reading? The purpose of this conversation is to help mothers and fathers identify books that will liberate their children to embrace truth, goodness, and beauty. We’ll be pondering questions of life and lifestyle as we seek to become people who live deeply and read deeply, drawing our children into the adventure of reading and living.
 
Each week, we give you a 20-30 minute story that is based off of a classical Chinese short story or fable. Don't worry though, there is no Chinese in this podcast and it's all in English. We just turn it into a modernized version in English for you. Each episode is a story all on its own and every story is really different from the last. Be warned, these stories take a strange turn 99.9% of the time. Buckle up and get ready!
 
A book club where we (those who identify as men and those who want to understand men better) review great works of literature and discuss what they have to say about masculine archetypes. We are two life-long friends, one straight, one gay, a writer, and a doctor of computer science and philosophy, who have vastly different ideas of what it means to be a man. We’re here to take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly and to grow along the way.
 
Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy childen’s books: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
 
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Marlon and Jake share their "gateway" books by dead authors, the first books they read that that turned them on—or off—the rest of an author's work. From John Steinbeck to Dorothy Parker, Umberto Eco to Norman Mailer, Ayn Rand to Carson McCullers, Marlon and Jake don't hold back in discussing the imprints, footprints, and thumbprints these books le…
 
Let's finish up Through the Looking-Glass, where some things are backward and some are not. We shall see what actually is at the end of this! If you haven't listened to YA Book Chat, you need to! Check Leah's podcast over here: https://linktr.ee/YABookChat → Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Barelybookish → Merch: https://barelybookish.threadless.co…
 
We talked to Isobel Williams about her fascinating and illuminating new translation of selected poems of Catullus, illustrated with her drawings of the Japanese art of rope binding, shibari. Our discussion ranges over the connections between the world of shibari and the emotional struggles depicted in Catullus’s poetry, the way translation and lear…
 
Episode Notes The story of a space hornet that just wanted to mate, and sorta gets what he wants. Go on, read it for yourself:https://www.amazon.com/Wont-You-Neighbor-Otherworldly-Collection-ebook/dp/B08W25PVYQ And visit the Authors site to learn more:https://sarinadorie.com/ Visit https://nuzzlehouse.com for show info. Support Nuzzle House by cont…
 
Julie and Scott hold tryouts for a new co-host. Julie wants the one with the good looking swing. Scott wants the one whose wife looks most like Karl Urban. Billy Beane tells them they're asking the wrong questions. Episode 262: Moneyball (2011) directed by Bennett Miller, written by Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, and starring Brad Pitt and Jonah…
 
In this kid goth Victorian house, objects talk...but only to the people who can listen! Find out what happens to Clod Iremonger and Lucy Pennant in this creepy-yet-kid-friendly novel about a bunch of people who live near (and develop a symbiotic relationship with) trash. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. See Privacy Policy at https://a…
 
We wrap up the epic that is Middlesex. Our favorite bartender is back and serving us drinks that may include... salamander venom? We talk about all things Milton and debate if Cal's journey is ultimately a satisfactory one. In addition, we engage in a not at all fun but always necessary conversation about toxic male behavior, particularly when it c…
 
J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 11. Jane Gallagher had been the sort of girl who kept her kings in the back row. Is she still? As sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield unravels over the course of a few days in Manhattan his thoughts often return to Jane, who haunts his memory and is connected to so many of his most pressing obsessions: …
 
In Carthage, in 203 CE, a Roman noblewoman and her retinue were butchered in an amphitheater. Learn her story, and the earliest history of Christian martyrs. Episode 91 Quiz: https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-91-quiz Episode 91 Transcription: https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-091-the-passion-of-perpetua Bonus Conte…
 
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe - Episode 1 - Meet Nigeria's Most Famous Author , Teacher and Philosopher! Hi, I’m Christy Shriver and we’re here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us. And I’m Garry Shriver, and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast. I am very excited this series on Nigerian author Chinua Achebe and his f…
 
The mystery of the Hollow Needle comes to its shocking conclusion. Maurice Leblanc, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. We really try make your support worth your while. Think of all the stuff you’ve learned,…
 
Season 2: Tales from Around the World Tales from the Norselands Ep. 22: The Lad Who Went to the North Wind translated by Sir George Webb Dasent The Junior Classics is a rescue operation to preserve the wisdom in the Classics before it is lost forever. Our goal is to inspire children with a love of good reading and a real and lasting interest in Wes…
 
This week Elle and Catrina discuss two Emma book adaptations. The first is a YA novel following a young celebrity and the other follows Emma in modern Highbury. Elle reads "Off-Script" by Kate Watson. This modern adaptation follows Emma Crawford, a young celebrity who is excited to start filming her new film. While her life has never been simple, w…
 
In this episode Marlon and Jake ponder the tricky question of the last books by authors who’ve … um … left this mortal coil. Which last books are actually worth reading? (Not many, it turns out.) From Roberto Bolaño to Penelope Fitzgerald, Sylvia Plath to Eudora Welty, Marlon and Jake discuss how an author's last book compares to their previous one…
 
Somehow, this book seems to have a bit of a plot? Maybe? Let's talk about Through the Looking-Glass and all the very strange things that happen in this book. It's honestly an absolutely wild ride. Want to listen to the YA Book Chat podcast for yourself? Check Leah out here: https://linktr.ee/YABookChat → Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Barelybooki…
 
Episode Notes We decided to make 'Midnight Sun' the last Twilight book we read, and it is just as deflating as all the others. I don't know why we expected a copy/paste rewrite of the first book from Edwards perspective to be any better. We learn: Glen's neighbors hang out in his yard while his trees get taken down Ben doesn't have much to say abou…
 
Down with Napoleon! Long live Mother Russia! Ole Kutuzov and the gang aren’t the only winners here. Anyone who has read through the entirety of War and Peace — David, Nathan, and Nick now counting themselves as part of the club — knows that Tolstoy’s masterpiece and its ruminations on free will, history, and tragedy of both micro and macro proporti…
 
The House of the Spirits is a multi-generational, lightly-magical-realism-y Chilean novel that eventually ends up being about Piochet's military coup, but it's also about the importance of studying events over a long span of time to come to a deeper understanding of why things happen the way they do. Something we could all stand to do more of, hone…
 
What would a series discussion of the intersex narrative in this Pulitzer Prize winning novel be without some divergence into early Genesis albums and inappropriate High School plays? In this episode: we talk to some experts, explore the problematic (and reoccurring) fictional character of Dr. Luce, and really get to the heart of our reason for thi…
 
Season 3 kicks off with a visit from poet and professor Daniel Nester, librettist for "The Summer King" by Daniel Sonenberg and author of "God Save My Queen". We talk about slam poetry, karaoke and New York City's Bowery Poetry Club, and then attempt a deep dive into the operatic context of the classic rock song "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, and wh…
 
John Milton, “When I Consider How My Light Is Spent.” In the early 1650s John Milton lost his eyesight. Blindness forced him out of politics, where he had been an important figure in Oliver Cromwell’s government, and into retirement where he wrote some of the greatest poetry in all of literary history. In this sonnet, though, he wonders if he has a…
 
Hawaii - Myths - Legends - Kings - Queens - History - All The Stuff Tolkien Loved! Hi, I’m Christy Shriver and we’re here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us. I’m Garry Shriver and this is the How to Love Lit podcast. This week we are going in a totally different direction – literally and figuratively- doing something w…
 
Can Beautrelet deduce the royal secret of the Hollow Needle? Maurice Leblanc, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. We really try make your support worth your while. Think of all the stuff you’ve learned, and t…
 
We've heard them rave about their favorites and rant about their least favorites, but Marlon and Jake reveal in this episode their second favorite books by dead authors: the books they love that are the runners-up to the #1 spots in their hearts. From Amos Tutuola to Gabriel García Márquez to John le Carré and more, Marlon and Jake explore why one'…
 
So, why is a raven like a writing desk? Apparently, we are going to have to Ouija board Lewis Caroll to find out. We are concluding Alice's Adventures in Wonderland today and next week we will be continuing on to Through the Looking Glass. Leah from Ya Book Chat will be joining us once again next week, and if you haven't listened to her podcasts, p…
 
Julie and Scott travel across America, using only Blue Highways, keeping a sharp lookout for banana slugs and ho-made pies. Episode 261: Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon. Download or listen via this link: |Episode #261| Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via iTunes by clicking: |HERE| We've added a couple of pag…
 
This sensational punk novel from 1993 got attention because it depicts a LOT: drug use, sex, and all sorts of deviance in late 20th-century Edinburgh. You may even be familiar with the film adaptation starring a young Obi-Wan Kenobi! We also discuss Welsh's connections to (and opinions of) local government, the joy of the beautiful game, and why Cr…
 
Episode Notes The story of a simple man carrying on the tradition of taking on the role of becoming the new Guy Fieri. And there's a giant Burrito that rotates in the sky spewing flavor on the inhabitants of 'flavor town'. We learn: The turds at Ladies Fright Podcast do an impression of me. It's both flattering... and enraging. I have to work tomor…
 
We celebrate Motown in this episode and explore Eugenides's love letter to the Motor City. We also get really deep into the coming out experience, race relations, and "white rage." You know-- light, casual cocktail conversation! Stick with all the soul-bearing and challenging debate to hear our pick for "best Detroit athlete." Men can talk about th…
 
We've got lesbian necromancers! We've got spooky mansion murder mysteries! We've got MEMES! What else could you need in your space fantasy? How about a lively chat debating the pronunciation of "Doge"? Find out more about our bonus episode recordings at patreon.com/overduepod. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. See Privacy Policy at htt…
 
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