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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
Revealing, intimate conversations with visionaries and leaders in the arts, science, technology, public service, sports and business. These engaging personal stories are drawn from interviews with the American Academy of Achievement, and offer insights you’ll want to apply to your own life.
 
On the LRB Podcast you'll find recent (and not so recent) pieces read by the author; our 'Close Reading’ series, in which Seamus Perry and Mark Ford consider 20th century poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the LRB; and a range of other conversations on topics and writers covered in the paper.
 
A podcast series brought to you by Birlinn Limited, an independent publishing house based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Featuring readings, interviews with authors round-ups of the best new books from Scotland and beyond. Established in 1992, Birlinn Limited publishes books under a number of imprints: Birlinn; Polygon; BC Books; Arena Sport; and John Donald. Find out more at www.birlinn.co.uk.
 
A Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) talking about the words in the English language that fascinate them most at the moment, looking at their histories and origins and trying to piece together just how they got to where they are today. This is a podcast for anyone interested in etymology (the study of words and their origins/history). If you've ever found yourself happier after discovering some bizarre bit of trivia about a word that you hadn't even given a second thought to (such as how the w ...
 
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.
 
Key Literature in Medical Education (KeyLIME) is a bi-weekly podcast produced by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Bringing you the main points of a medical education article in just 20 minutes. Articles that are important, innovative, or will impact your educational practice are discussed. Earn MOC credits under Section 2 for each podcast.
 
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John Cassavetes is known today as the father of American independent film, a pioneering writer, director, editor, actor who managed to make movies on his own terms, and has since inspired two generations of filmmakers. In his own day, however, he couldn’t catch a break–unappreciated and unseen by most of the public, lambasted by critics. But what c…
 
Lisa B. Thompson is equally renowned as a scholar of African and African-American studies and as a playwright. Her latest book Underground, Monroe, and the Mamalogues: Three Plays (Northwestern University Press 2020) collects plays from throughout her two decades as a playwright. "Underground" is a tense two-hander exploring themes of race, class, …
 
When Anne Louise Bannon heard her husband, then archivist for the City of Los Angeles, speak about how early Angelenos dug a large ditch (a zanja) to cull water from the Porciuncula River (now known as the Los Angeles River), her first thought was that the Zanja would be an interesting place to find a dead body. Death of the Zanjero and Death of th…
 
Today, David conducts his next interview with a member of the board game community who is an advocate for solitaire gaming in some way. Rob Daviau is a prolific board game designer who has designed or had a hand in over a hundred published games. Along with Matt Leacock, he designed the extremely successful Pandemic Legacy series, and Pandemic Lega…
 
Anna looks at the structure and chronology of An Inspector Calls for your GCSE exam. In this episode, she explores the uses of timing and tension, as well as the play's structure to build intrigue and suspense. Ideal for preparing you for your GCSE English Literature exam. For more info visit https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/blog/gcse-english-liter…
 
Join award-winning writer and historian Alistair Moffat as he travels through the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in the steps of the extraordinary Holy Men who first brought the word of God to Scotland fourteen centuries ago. In this delightful podcast episode, Alistair Moffat details the lengths he went to in order to capture the 'spirit of pla…
 
The later epistles of the New Testament show early Christian theology expanding and evolving in the Ancient Mediterranean. Episode 80 Quiz: https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-80-quiz Episode 80 Transcription: https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-080-the-general-epistles Bonus Content: https://literatureandhistory.com/i…
 
In the late 1590s as William Shakespeare was writing Henry V, and the famous battle scene of Agincourt, there was a cultural battle going on between the older and younger generations of men in England concerning the use of the longbow. As Shakespeare staged Henry V in 1605, he did so with the obvious absence of the very longbows that are considered…
 
On the Chinese military treatise from around the 5th century BCE. How does a philosopher wage war? The best kind of war can be won without fighting. The general qua Taoist sage never moves until circumstances are optimal. We talk virtue ethics and practical strategy; how well can Sunzi's advice be applied to non-martial pursuits? With guest Brian W…
 
Jeff and Rebecca mostly respond to listener ideas for bonus episodes. Some of it is even about books. This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by Macmillan Podcasts, Book Trip by C.J. Duarte, Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia, and Book Riot Insiders. Discussed in this episode: First Underground Railroad teaser trailer Toni Morri…
 
They Come From the Void by Luke Elliot. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Luke Elliot. Orblights rose from beneath black waves, boiling the saltwater into white banks of steam. Seven lighthouses flashed golden as their rotating lenses cut beams from the headland into the rolling sea. The orblights hovered over shoals, betw…
 
Whether he's advising Harry on which electives to take or polishing his Prefect's badge, Percy is well on his way to a meteoric rise to power by the end of his arc in the first three books! And in addition to discussing everyone's favorite HB, Alice and Martha relive some real weird childhood memories. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.…
 
Eva Chen shares 3 2 1 AWESOME! and ROXY THE LAST UNISAURUS REX. Eva’s JUNO VALENTINE series brings forth the world of fashion in an inviting and inclusive way that Eva herself describes as something of a fashion feminist fairy tale. The latest in the Junoverse is 3 2 1 AWESOME!: 20 Fearless Women Who Dared to be Different. Illustrated by Juno Valen…
 
The kindly Mr. Waller invites Psmith and Mike to hear him speak in the park on Sunday. Now, what could possibly go wrong? P.G. Wodehouse, 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. Your monthly donations help to giv…
 
Be guided on an unguided walk in this special audio piece by writer Matthew Beaumont, with sound design by writer and producer Ian Maleney.'No Lost Steps' was commissioned as part of the 'Unfolding Maps' strand at ILFDublin, celebrating the memory of the late writer and cartographer Tim Robinson.'Unfolding Maps' is presented in association with Gal…
 
Featuring some very special guests, our new Tall Tales podcast series is perfect for everyone who loves children’s books. Packed full of reading recommendations, ideas to help get your children reading, tips on writing for children … plus handy hints for all ages on how to get the creative juices flowing! Host Shane Hegarty is one of Ireland's most…
 
Leabhair, Léitheoireacht agus Cúrsaí Eile: Laureate na nÓg Áine Ní Ghlinn i gcomhrá le Manchán MaganFile agus scríbhneoir do pháistí í Laureate na nÓg, Áine Ní Ghlinn. Bhuaigh trí cinn dá húrscéalta (Daideo, Hata Zú Mhamó & Boscadán) Gradam Reics Carló (Leabhar Gaeilge na Bliana). Bhuaigh Daideo Gradam Ficsin Leabhair Pháistí Éireann chomh maith le…
 
Featuring some very special guests, our new Tall Tales podcast series is perfect for everyone who loves children’s books. Packed full of reading recommendations, ideas to help get your children reading, tips on writing for children … plus handy hints for all ages on how to get the creative juices flowing! Host Shane Hegarty is one of Ireland's most…
 
Featuring some very special guests, our new Tall Tales podcast series is perfect for everyone who loves children’s books. Packed full of reading recommendations, ideas to help get your children reading, tips on writing for children … plus handy hints for all ages on how to get the creative juices flowing! Host Shane Hegarty is one of Ireland's most…
 
Featuring some very special guests, our new Tall Tales podcast series is perfect for everyone who loves children’s books. Packed full of reading recommendations, ideas to help get your children reading, tips on writing for children … plus handy hints for all ages on how to get the creative juices flowing! Host Shane Hegarty is one of Ireland's most…
 
Amanda and Jenn discuss characters with social anxiety, “intellectual angst,” gothic thrillers, and more in this week’s episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by The Storybound Podcast, Elsewhere by Dean Koontz, and Sourcebooks. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. Feedback Delicacy by David Foenkinos, t…
 
Horror as a media genre relies on the subterfuge of normality to achieve its goals… drawing from basic fears derived over millions of years of human evolution and experience. The collective “we” learned to fear things that can, have, and indeed do cause harm to our person and our fellow humans… things that creep in the darkness, large teeth, claws,…
 
Is the Last of Us franchise actually a good video gaming, or just long cinematics that are only good by comparison to past video game cut scenes? It's great, but not exactly "fun." Mark, Erica, Brian, and Drew Jackson talk about balancing narrative and gameplay, the message ("revenge is bad"), the shifting points of view (including playable flashba…
 
Anna looks at the setting, lighting and use of dramatic irony in An Inspector Calls for your GCSE exam. In this episode, she explores the uses of setting and lighting to create atmosphere, and dramatic irony to create character. Ideal for preparing you for your GCSE English Literature exam. For more info visit https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/blog/…
 
Anna looks at key Inspector Goole quotes from An Inspector Calls for your GCSE exam. In this episode, she will look at a quote from each act, and explain what it means. Ideal for preparing you for your GCSE English Literature exam. For more info visit https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/blog/gcse-english-literature-revision/…
 
Anna looks at Inspector Goole's character from An Inspector Calls for your GCSE exam. In this episode, she will look at what the character represents to the play, as well as his interactions with other characters. Ideal for preparing you for your GCSE English Literature exam. For more info visit https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/blog/gcse-english-li…
 
Anna looks at key Gerald quotes from An Inspector Calls for your GCSE exam. In this episode, she will look at a quote from each act, and explain what it means. Ideal for preparing you for your GCSE English Literature exam. For more info visit https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/blog/gcse-english-literature-revision/…
 
Dermot and Kelly carry on discussing “Proteus” in their flutiest voices! Topics in this episode include: yet more discussion of the philosophy of the good bishop of Cloyne, George Berkeley, shovel hats, the fluttering of the veil between the material world and the metaphysical world, Dermot’s grudge against Bertrand Russell, how language obscures o…
 
Jeff and Rebecca discuss the recent adaptations of Little Fires Everywhere, High Fidelity, and Enola Holmes. This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by Yen Press, Nothing Like I Imagined by Mindy Kaling, Penguin Random House Audio, and Book Riot Insiders. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning journalist who, for nearly thirty years, has reported on stories and communities in America that often go ignored by the mainstream media—from tales of hope in the South Bronx to the unseen victims of the War on Terror and the first detention camps in the US. Bestselling author Julia Álvarez has called her “one of…
 
Heather Lende was one of the thousands of women inspired to take a more active role in politics during the past few years. Though her entire campaign for assembly member in Haines, Alaska, cost less than $1,000, she won! But tiny, breathtakingly beautiful Haines—a place accessible from the nearest city, Juneau, only by boat or plane—isn’t the sleep…
 
Welcome to the 2020 International Dublin Literary Award Shortlist podcast, presented as part of International Literature Festival Dublin.In this special podcast series, Caelainn Hogan and Jessica Traynor explore each novel in detail as they chat exclusively to the authors and translators shortlisted for the award, the winner of which will be announ…
 
Like a storm waiting to break over a plain, Shakira Croce pulls at tensions and heartstrings in a debut collection filled with longing, wit, and intelligence. Through masterful imagery, Croce floats between the rural and urban with ease, pulling back the veil to see what lies beneath. These poems do not shy away from looking at life in all its beau…
 
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