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Le Morte d’Arthur (spelled Le Morte Darthur in the first printing and also in some modern editions, Middle French for la mort d’Arthur, “the death of Arthur”) is Sir Thomas Malory’s compilation of some French and English Arthurian romances. The book contains some of Malory’s own original material (the Gareth story) and retells the older stories in light of Malory’s own views and interpretations. First published in 1485 by William Caxton, Le Morte d’Arthur is perhaps the best-known work of En ...
 
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Dr. Paul Moffett joins Anya and Alan to discuss Sir Thomas Mallory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur.” We compare the Roundtable Knights to Super Heroes, discuss 500 year-old dirty jokes, and learn how this story has shaped Paul’s life. If you haven’t taken a class at Clockwork’s Academy then you are missing out! Be sure to check the links in our Show Notes! Sh…
 
Anya and Alan talk about the Hanna Gatsby comedy special “Nanette”! We rant a lot in this episode about the nature of Art. Society. And Joss Wedon. It’s the nice ranting though. Unless you like systemic oppression, then you shouldn’t listen because you will get your feelings hurt. Sorry about the sound quality issues with Anya’s audio. Alan tried t…
 
Dark magic is always lurking at the edges of Christendom, trying to get in. That's one of the themes of the King Arthur stories, and the ways it plays out can be shocking. How does Sir Gawain and the Green Knight fit into the Arthur mythos? What does it have to tell us about storytelling without psychology? And, like we said, does it reflect a Chri…
 
Anya and Alan talk about the 2019 podcast ‘Nice Try! Utopia’ hosted by Avery Trufelman and produced by Curbed. We talk about eating crickets, lesbian enclaves, and the sexual revolution…. of the 1840’s in New England. Come visit Utopia with us! Which is a place that doesn’t exist…. ‘Nice Try: Utopia’ isn’t just a podcast, but also a complete blog e…
 
Roald Dahl ... children's author, fighter pilot, spy ... misogynist? Racist? Or does the internet like to blow these things out of proportion? In any case, he had one of the most interesting lives of anybody we've talked about in six years of this podcast. Listen to our episode to find out more. Yay! ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★…
 
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