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The History of Literature

Jacke Wilson / The Podglomerate

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Amateur enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics. Episodes are not in chronological order and you don't need to start at the beginning - feel free to jump in wherever you like! Find out more at historyofliterature.com and facebook.com/historyofliterature. Support the show by visiting patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/donate. Contact the show at historyofliteraturepodcast@gmail.com.
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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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Welcome to your new favourite book club. If you enjoy deep dives into the greatest books ever written, you will love Hardcore Literature. Provocative poems, evocative epics, and life-changing literary analyses. We don’t just read the great books - we live them. Together we’ll suck the marrow out of Shakespeare, Homer, and Tolstoy. We’ll relish the most moving art ever committed to the page and stage from every age. Join us on the reading adventure of a lifetime.
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Modes of Thought in Anterran Literature – Second Year Classics, C667, Professor [REDACTED]. This course discusses the Anterran Civilization, examining the evidence regarding the recent archeological ruins uncovered at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The earliest human society, [REDACTED] years older than previously known to exist, will provide opportunities for analysis of ancient writing and thought. Topics include literature, religion, and philosophy. Wednesdays, Room 014 Brussels Hall, H ...
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The literary podcast presented by John Mitchinson and Andy Miller. For show notes visit backlisted.fm and get an extra two shows a month by supporting the pod at patreon.com/backlisted
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The Daily Poem

Goldberry Studios

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The Daily Poem offers one essential poem each weekday morning. From Shakespeare and John Donne to Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson, The Daily Poem curates a broad and generous audio anthology of the best poetry ever written, read-aloud by David Kern and an assortment of various contributors. Some lite commentary is included and the shorter poems are often read twice, as time permits. The Daily Poem is presented by Goldberry Studios. dailypoempod.substack.com
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Overly Sarcastic Podcast

Overly Sarcastic Productions

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Red and Blue of Overly Sarcastic Productions keep the learnin' rollin' with a biweekly after show! Join the OSP crew as we chat about all the anecdotes, corrections, and fan questions that didn't make the regular content (and probably get swept way off topic along the way!) So yeah...let's do some (more) history?
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The LRB Podcast

The London Review of Books

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The LRB Podcast brings you weekly conversations from Europe’s leading magazine of culture and ideas. Hosted by Thomas Jones and Malin Hay, with guest episodes from the LRB's US editor Adam Shatz, Meehan Crist, Rosemary Hill and more. Find the LRB's new Close Readings podcast in on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or search 'LRB Close Readings' wherever you get your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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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.
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The Literary Life Podcast

Angelina Stanford and Cindy Rollins

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Not just book chat! The Literary Life Podcast is an ongoing conversation about the skill and art of reading well and the lost intellectual tradition needed to fully enter into the great works of literature. Experienced teachers Angelina Stanford and Thomas Banks (of www.HouseOfHumaneLetters.com) join lifelong reader Cindy Rollins (of www.MorningtimeForMoms.com) for slow reads of classic literature, conversations with book lovers, and an ever-unfolding discussion of how Stories Will Save the ...
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The Slavic Literature Pod

The Slavic Literature Pod

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The Slavic Literature Pod is your guide to one of the most important—yet understudied—literary traditions. Every episode, Russian literature PhD Candidate Matt Gerasimovich and Personable Audio Expert Cameron Lallana dive deep into big books, short stories, film, and everything in between. You’ll get an approachable introduction to the scholarship and big ideas surrounding this canon three Fridays per month.
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Hosted by Cassidy Cash, That Shakespeare Life takes you behind the curtain and into the real life of William Shakespeare. Get bonus episodes on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Every month The SpokenWeb Podcast brings you different stories that explore the intersections of sound, poetry, literature, and history, created by scholars, poets, students, and artists from across Canada.
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Books Are My People

Jennifer Caloyeras

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Find your next great read. Book recommendations, book news and guests, including top authors and other book enthusiasts who discuss what’s happening in the world of books with a focus on frontlist and backlist fiction including literary fiction, suspense, historical, memoir and nonfiction.
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Hello, and welcome to ‘bominable ‘bominations, a podcast where I’ll serialise some of the classics of turn-of-the-20th-century horror, and who knows what else the future may hold. I’m Tuomas, a voice-actor and aficionado of the weird and terrifying, and I’m delighted to have you join me for this week’s episode.
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Close Readings

Kamran Javadizadeh

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One poem. One guest. Each episode, Kamran Javadizadeh, a poetry critic and professor of English, talks to a different leading scholar of poetry about a single short poem that the guest has loved. You'll have a chance to see the poem from the expert's perspective—and also to think about some big questions: How do poems work? What can they make happen? How might they change our lives?
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From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, Hey YA is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.
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Is there anything better than being told a good story? Well, yes. Being told one of the truly great stories probably beats it. In this podcast, Trev Downey reads the very best in the genre and discusses them with his guests.
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Where rhyme gets its reason!In a historical survey of English literature, I take a personal and philosophical approach to the major texts of the tradition in order to not only situate the poems, prose, and plays in their own contexts, but also to show their relevance to our own. This show is for the general listener: as a teacher of high school literature and philosophy, I am less than a scholar but more than a buff. I hope to edify and entertain!
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Covering thoughts shared by some of our listeners on our Discord and on social media about Part 2, Chapter 38 of Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate. You can read our post about the chapter here. If you haven't already signed up to get daily emails reflecting on each chapter of Life and Fate, you can do so on our website. Be sure to follow us on Instag…
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Stella St. Vincent, a thirty-something copy editor in 1980s New York, has survived a relationship with her mother, Celia, so complicated that even the words “my daughter” give Stella pause. Celia lived life to the fullest, reinventing herself and discarding anything that no longer pleased her, including Stella’s father, whom Celia refused even to n…
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Back again after a longer break! A restless 4th son of a vicar stumbles across a dying man, whose last words are a question which sets of a series of thrilling adventures - and a deadly game of cat and mouse. Interested in ancient, medieval, and early modern history? Consider listening to my other podcast as well: Restless Times in History…
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We humans imprint ourselves on our surroundings - and they, in turn, have the power to affect us. In this episode, Jacke talks to Gareth Russell (The Palace: From the Tudors to the Windsors, 500 Years of History at Hampton Court) about the building that Thomas Hardy famously called a "Spellbound Palace" in one of his finest poems. We'll hear about …
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Welcome to a new episode of The Literary Life podcast and an interview with special guest Dr. Vigen Guroian, retired professor of Religious Studies and Orthodox Christianity at the University of Virginia and author of twelve book and numerous scholarly articles. Angelina Stanford and Thomas Banks discuss with Dr. Guroian the new edition of his book…
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Tennyson’s poem “Lancelot and Elaine” plays a huge part in the plot of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne and her friends decide to act out the scene where the Lady of Shalott dies and floats downriver to Camelot, where the court of King Arthur mourn her. However, Anne learns the hard way that life is more hilariously imperfect than…
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This podcast, we take a look at the life and times of Jin Yong, along with the genre he came to define, modern kung fu literature. We explore Jin Yong's path to becoming China's best selling writer, putting out more books than JK Rowling. We also look at the January 17th, 1954 kung fu match that inspired him and others to turn kung fu into a phenom…
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Hey everybody! We've got a bunch of news coming at you from Wolf At The Door Studios. Listen in to hear it first from one of our founders Alex Kemp. Want to be part of the Wolf At The Door community? Here's how you can support our shows: We have a brand new Patreon!!! Grab exclusive perks including ad free feeds and commentary versions of our shows…
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Sharifah Williams joins Jeff to talk about fonts of all things, plus what's going on with Spotify, the tough media landscape, and more. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we ma…
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Today, we're unfurling the scrolls of one of the most provocative, scandalous, and riveting novels to ever emerge from China’s Ming dynasty: "Jin Ping Mei," or as it's tantalizingly translated, "The Plum in the Golden Vase." This novel is not just a story; it's a journey into the opulent, and often morally ambiguous, world of 16th-century China. We…
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For our (probably) final episode on Shakespeare's plays, we sail through The Tempest, a late romance which has attracted historical and psychoanalytical interpretations, but stands out for many readers as perhaps a play in which a version of Shakespeare himself appears as the protagonist. Audio clip from The Tempest ; 2004 Naxos AudioBooks. Taken f…
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In this episode I’m talking to Sarah Cottingham. Sarah is Associate Dean at Ambition Institute, author of Ausubel's Meaningful Learning In Action, a Professional Development Consultant and former English teacher. I was really eager to speak with Sarah after reading her work about Ausubel’s theory and applying it to recent discussions about how Engl…
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Francis Thompson was born in Northwest England in 1859. The son of Catholic converts, as a boy he was initially educated for the priesthood. When he was 18, at his parents' insistence, he entered Owens College in Manchester to follow in his father's footsteps and study medicine. But before long, he left for London hoping to pursue what he believed …
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In this installment of Critical Hit - A Major Spoilers Podcast: When you go poking around in the wilderness, don't be surprised if you uncover a snake or two... even in Winter... Character sheets and battle map images for this episode are available at Patreon.com/MajorSpoilers Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major …
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This week, we learn the secret origin of Booster Gold, and his quest to save the President! LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL 3 #26 "Illusion" September 1986 - On Sale May 20, 1986 w: Paul Levitz a: Greg LaRocque/Mike DeCarlo/Arne Starr The final battle with the Fatal Five! BOOSTER GOLD #8 "Time Bridge: Chapter 1" September 1986 - On Sale May 27, 1986 w: …
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Emma and I cheer Catherine as she grows a spine and stands up for herself Want to join the next book club? The Jane Austen Society of Aotearoa New Zealand will be discussing Emma July-October 2024 If you'd like to support the podcast and hear episodes early you can donate on Ko-fi You can find Frances on Twitter, Instagram or at her website…
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Kelly digs into two books about the '90s that both lean into and critically examine nostalgia for the decade. Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify and never miss a book. Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. Looking to elevate your reading life? Tailored Book Recommendations is here t…
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With capital punishment in the offing, how can Gulliver escape the land of Lilliput? Jonathan Swift, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. The Vintage Episode for the week is “The Machine Stops”, by E.M. Forster. Be sure to check out this science fiction classic on Tuesday. If you enjoy t…
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Covering thoughts shared by some of our listeners on our Discord and on social media about Part 2, Chapter 37of Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate. You can read our post about the chapter here. If you haven't already signed up to get daily emails reflecting on each chapter of Life and Fate, you can do so on our website. Be sure to follow us on Instagr…
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Today’s poem–benign anthem of the resilient human spirit or a hymn to radical autonomy?–has divided audiences for more than a century. Born in Gloucester, England, poet, editor, and critic William Ernest Henley was educated at Crypt Grammar School, where he studied with the poet T.E. Brown, and the University of St. Andrews. His father was a strugg…
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Hold onto your textbooks and prepare to be schooled in the art of hilarity as Cheli and Yajaira dive into their review of "The Teacher" by Freida McFadden on this uproarious episode of The Book Fix Podcast! Ok but formal... another Freida McFadden book is in the BUILDING. and it gets CRAZY. With their tongues firmly planted in their cheeks, Cheli a…
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Today’s book is: The Things We Didn’t Know (Gallery Books, 2024), by Dr. Elba Iris Pérez’s. A cross-cultural coming-of-age story, The Things We Didn’t Know is inspired by the author’s own experiences growing up between Woronoco, Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico. It explores Andrea Rodríguez’s childhood between Puerto Rico and a small Massachusetts fa…
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In this special live recording of Read Appalachia, host Kendra Winchester talks to Ron Rash and Ann Pancake. A special thanks to Jeremy B. Jones and Western Carolina University for hosting us at the 22nd Spring Literary Festival. Books Mentioned Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash The Risen by Ron Rash Strange As This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake Th…
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GOD, MACHINE--OR LISTENING POST FOR OUTSIDERS? Horng sat opposite the tiny, fragile creature who held a microphone, its wires attached to an interpreting machine. He blinked his huge eyes slowly, his stiff mouth fumblingly forming words of a language his race had not used for thirty thousand years. "Kor was ... is ... God ... Knowledge." He had tri…
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GOD, MACHINE--OR LISTENING POST FOR OUTSIDERS? Horng sat opposite the tiny, fragile creature who held a microphone, its wires attached to an interpreting machine. He blinked his huge eyes slowly, his stiff mouth fumblingly forming words of a language his race had not used for thirty thousand years. "Kor was ... is ... God ... Knowledge." He had tri…
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GOD, MACHINE--OR LISTENING POST FOR OUTSIDERS? Horng sat opposite the tiny, fragile creature who held a microphone, its wires attached to an interpreting machine. He blinked his huge eyes slowly, his stiff mouth fumblingly forming words of a language his race had not used for thirty thousand years. "Kor was ... is ... God ... Knowledge." He had tri…
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"Oedipus Rex" (Ancient Greek: Οἰδίπους Τύραννος, Oidipous Tyrannos), also known as "Oedipus the King" or "Oedipus the Tyrant," is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed about 429 BC (noted classicist Gilbert Murray, translator of this version of the play, rendered the title as "Oedipus, King of Thebes"). It was the second in orde…
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"Oedipus Rex" (Ancient Greek: Οἰδίπους Τύραννος, Oidipous Tyrannos), also known as "Oedipus the King" or "Oedipus the Tyrant," is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed about 429 BC (noted classicist Gilbert Murray, translator of this version of the play, rendered the title as "Oedipus, King of Thebes"). It was the second in orde…
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One of the most requested motivational lectures of all time. "I say that you ought to get rich, and it is your duty to get rich ... The men who get rich may be the most honest men you find in the community. Let me say here clearly ... ninety-eight out of one hundred of the rich men of America are honest. That is why they are rich. That is why they …
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One of the most requested motivational lectures of all time. "I say that you ought to get rich, and it is your duty to get rich ... The men who get rich may be the most honest men you find in the community. Let me say here clearly ... ninety-eight out of one hundred of the rich men of America are honest. That is why they are rich. That is why they …
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Dark Side of the Library Podcast Episode #185: Dark Adult Fiction Coming Out April 2024 (Part 2/2) #podcast (Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you) The House on Biscayne Bay, by Chanel Cleeton (April 2…
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Rebecca and Jeff look ahead to notable summer adaptations, including Bridgerton, Dark Matter, House of the Dragon, and more. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: Email us (podcast at bookriot dot com) with moms, dads, and gr…
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In her recent LRB Winter Lecture, Hazel V. Carby discussed ways contemporary Indigenous artists are rendering the ordinarily invisible repercussions of ecocide and genocide visible. She joins Adam Shatz to expand on the artists discussed in her lecture, and how they disrupt the ways we’re accustomed to seeing borders, landmasses, and landscapes emp…
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After NOT staring at the sun without eye protection, the OSPod crew is back and ready to talk videos! We cover the ongoing love of Shadow of the Colossus, the ongoing drama of Loki's antics, and the ongoing beef with wrongs from our youth. Catch everything ongoing on this episode of the Overly Sarcastic Podcast! Our podcast, like our videos, someti…
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Covering thoughts shared by some of our listeners on our Discord and on social media about Part 2, Chapter 36 of Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate. You can read our post about the chapter here. If you haven't already signed up to get daily emails reflecting on each chapter of Life and Fate, you can do so on our website. Be sure to follow us on Instag…
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Erica highlights some new YA books out this week, which include a contemporary YA novel, a fantastical Lipan Apache mystery, a Caribbean-inspired fantasy, and an aro-ace contemporary romance. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify. To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter! Lookin…
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José Antonio Rodríguez joins Kevin Young to read “[World of the future, we thirsted](https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/07/29/world-of-the-future-we-thirsted),” by Naomi Shihab Nye, and his own poem “[Tender](https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/08/22/tender).” Rodríguez is a poet, memoirist, and translator whose honors include a Bob Bus…
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Back to the world of manga as we explore the world of pirates in One Piece Vol. 1. We also review Dick Tracy #1 from Mad Cave Studios, Dudley Datson #1 from Dark Horse Comics, and Fantastic Four #19 from Marvel Comics. Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at http://patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It wil…
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