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Discussion Notes: The Rabbit Matchmakers This week’s story: The Rabbit Matchmakers by Andrew Phillips Next week’s story: The Curfew by Roddy Doyle Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “The Rabbit Matchmakers” by Andrew Phillips, a story of a sensitive boy, his late grandfather’s pet rabbit, and the secrets of his grandfather’s tall-tale life…
 
Discussion Notes: The Enchanted Forest This week’s story: The Enchanted Forest by Brian Crawford Next week’s story: The Rabbit Matchmakers by Andrew Phillips Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “The Enchanted Forest” by Brian Crawford and have wildly different reactions to this tale of two brothers who fight forest fires. Andy and Anais wer…
 
Discussion Notes: The Wreck at Goat’s Head This week’s story: The Wreck at Goat’s Head by Alexandra Manglis Next week’s story: The Enchanted Forest by Brian Crawford Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “The Wreck at Goat’s Head” by Alexandra Manglis, which was recommended by last our previous episode’s guest, Carina Saxon. The story captiva…
 
Discussion Notes: The Effluent Engine This week’s story: The Effluent Engine by N.K. Jemisin Next week’s story: The Wreck at Goat’s Head by Alexandra Manglis Rated: Clean This week we welcome Carina Saxon to the podcast to discuss “The Effluent Engine” by N. K. Jemisin Carina is a content writer. She formerly a Professor of English at Indiana Unive…
 
Discussion Notes: Enid & Floyd & the Moon This week’s story: Enid & Floyd & the Moon by Jeanne Shoemaker Next week’s story: The Effluent Engine by N.K. Jemisin Rated: Clean This week we welcome Caitlin Hamilton Summie to the podcast to discuss a story she recommends: “Enid & Floyd & the Moon” by Jeanne Shoemaker. Author Caitlin Hamilton Summie Cait…
 
Discussion Notes: Good Country People This week’s story: Good Country People by Flannery O’Connor Next week’s story: Enid & Floyd & the Moon by Jeanne Shoemaker Rated: Explicit Language “Good Country People” centers around a mother and daughter, and their neighbors who are also their farm staff. The characters fall into categories with two very opp…
 
Discussion Notes: Sole Solution This week’s story: Sole Solution by Eric Frank Russell Next week’s story: Good Country People by Flannery O’Connor Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “Sole Solution” by Eric Frank Russell, which was submitted by a listener named Mark who also watched the live recording and participated in the discussion thro…
 
Discussion Notes: Mr Salary This week’s story: Mr Salary by Sally Rooney Next week’s story: Sole Solution by Eric Frank Russell Rated: Explicit Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “Mr Salary” by Sally Rooney, who has been described as the first great writer of the millennial generation. All three hosts loved Rooney’s style, though Andy had a personal bo…
 
Discussion Notes: Girls, at Play This week’s story: Girls, At Play by Celeste Ng Next week’s story: Mr Salary by Sally Rooney Rated: Explicit This week we welcomed short story author Beth Mayer onto the show to discuss one of her favorite short stories, “Girls, at Play” by Celeste Ng. Beth Mayer’s short story collection We Will Tell You Otherwise w…
 
Discussion Notes: Javi This week’s story: Javi by Han Ong Next week’s story: Girls, At Play by Celeste Ng Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss “Javi” by Han Ong, which was featured in The New Yorker on June 3rd, 2019. The meditative story follows a 14 year old migrant boy, Javi, who works for an 82 year old abstract painter in New Mexico who…
 
Discussion Notes: Granma’s Porch by Alexia Tolas This week’s story: Granma’s Porch by Alexia Tolas Next week’s story: Javi by Han Ong Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize “Granma’s Porch” by Alexia Tolas. It’s the story of Helena, a Bahamanian teenager on the island of Long Island who falls in love wit…
 
Discussion Notes: The Red Tower by Thomas Ligotti This week’s story: The Red Tower by Thomas Ligotti Next week’s story: Granma’s Porch by Alexia Tolas Rated: Clean At the request of a listener, Andy, Gerald, and Anais discuss “The Red Tower” by Thomas Ligotti. Andy, who was looking forward to reading a Ligotti short story, was disappointed, but Ana…
 
Discussion Notes: The Escape This week’s story: The Escape by John L’Heureux Next week’s story: The Red Tower by Thomas Ligotti Rated: Clean Andy, Gerald, and Anais discuss “The Escape” by John L’Heureux. “The Escape” is the brilliantly told story of Eddie Prior, a pragmatic family man who faces Parkinson’s in late life and grapples with the diseas…
 
Discussion Notes: Black Leopard Red Wolf For this discussion we read Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James. In two weeks we will read The Bridegroom Was a Dog by Yoko Tawada. Rated: Exlicit. SUPER Explicit! We were supposed to release this book discussion in April. However, this book really did a number of Gerald, Colette and Anais. The gratuitou…
 
Discussion Notes: Ross Perot and China This week’s story: Ross Perot and China by Ben Lerner Next week’s story: The Escape by John L’Heureux Rated: Clean Andy, Gerald, and Anais discuss “Ross Perot and China” by Ben Lerner. Gerald and Andy did not care for the story which Anais loved. In particular she loved the theme that dwelled on the contrast b…
 
Discussion Notes: Three Friends in a Hammock This week’s story: Three Friends in a Hammock by April Ayers Lawson Next week’s story: Ross Perot and China by Ben Lerner Rated: Clean Andy, Gerald, and Anais discuss “Three Friends in a Hammock” by April Ayers Lawson and dig into themes centered on friendship and whether or not love is real. Our hosts a…
 
Discussion Notes: The Palm Tree Bandit This week’s story: The Palm Tree Bandit by Nnedi Okorafor Next week’s story: Three Friends in a Hammock by April Ayers Lawson Rated: Clean Andy, Gerald, and Anais discuss “The Palm Tree Bandit” by Nnedi Okorafor. This African fairytale enchants all three hosts alike. Anais appreciated the story’s feminist them…
 
Discussion Notes: The Demon Lover This week’s story: The Demon Lover by Elizabeth Bowen Next week’s story: The Palm Tree Bandit by Nnedi Okorafor Rated: Clean Andy, Gerald, and Anais discuss “The Demon Lover” by Elizabeth Bowen. “The Demon Lover” is Bowen’s most anthologized story. Published in 1945, this frightful tale is set in World War II Londo…
 
Discussion Notes: Poetry This week’s story: Poetry by Greg Jackson Next week’s story: The Demon Lover by Elizabeth Bowen Rated: Clean Katie Hagaman, Author This week we welcomed Katie Hagaman as a guest to discuss “Poetry” by Greg Jackson. Katie Hagaman is an author and illustrator from the mountains of North Carolina. Having written for well over …
 
Discussion Notes: The Seraph and the Zambesi This week’s story: The Seraph and the Zambesi by Muriel Spark Next week’s story: Poetry by Greg Jackson Rated: Clean Gerald, Andy and Anais discuss Muriel Spark’s celebrated short story “The Seraph and the Zambesi” which beat nearly 7,000 entrants to win a short story competition in The Observer in 1951.…
 
Discussion Notes: The Hanging Stranger This week’s story: Bread and Wine by Mike Chapman Next week’s story: The Seraph and the Zambesi by Muriel Spark Rated: Clean We start the episode by sharing some sad news. Our founding co-host Maya Goode passed away suddenly on April 26th. You may listen to our audio tribute at the top of the episode or read o…
 
Discussion Notes: The Hanging Stranger This week’s story: The Hanging Stranger by Philip K. Dick Next week’s story: Bread and Wine by Mike Chapman Rated: Clean This week we welcomed Sean McMahon as a guest to discuss “The Hanging Stranger” by Philip K. Dick. Sean is the author of The Restarter Series; a story about life, death, tequila…and time tra…
 
Discussion Notes: Saint Bus Driver This week’s story: Saint Bus Driver by J. E. McCafferty Next week’s story: The Hanging Stranger by Philip K. Dick Rated: Clean Gerald, Anais and Andy discuss “Saint Bus Driver” by J. E. McCafferty from the Winter 2019 issue of Carve Magazine. This episode is full of laughs, because the story is surprisingly funny …
 
Discussion Notes: The Swimmer This week we’re replaying an episode from our archive! We picked this story because it’s one of our favorite discussions to date. Find this week’s rewind story here: The Swimmer by John Cheever. Next week’s story: Saint Bus Driver by J. E. McCafferty Rated: Clean Maya couldn’t join us this week, but never fear, Gerald,…
 
Discussion Notes: Exquisite Corpse This week’s story: Exquisite Corpse by Zadie Smith, Rebecca Curtis, Mohsin Hamid, R.L. Stine, Rivka Galchen, Nicholson Baker, Anthony Marra, David Baldacci, Elif Batuman, James Patterson, Hanya Yanagihara, Joshua Ferris, Ben Marcus, Jenny Offill, Adelle Waldman Next week’s story: Saint Bus Driver by J. E. McCaffer…
 
Discussion Notes: The Second Bakery Attack This week’s story: The Second Bakery Attack by Haruki Murakami Next week’s story: Exquisite Corpse by Zadie Smith, Rebecca Curtis, Mohsin Hamid, R.L. Stine, Rivka Galchen, Nicholson Baker, Anthony Marra, David Baldacci, Elif Batuman, James Patterson, Hanya Yanagihara, Joshua Ferris, Ben Marcus, Jenny Offil…
 
Discussion Notes: The Skylight Room This week’s story: The Skylight Room by O. Henry Next week’s story: The Second Bakery Attack by Haruki Murakami Rated: Clean Gerald, Anais and Andy discuss “The Skylight Room” by O. Henry and did not like it, but had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs in the process. This was Rammy’s departing gift, and the theme a…
 
Discussion Notes: Exit West In January we read Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. Next month we will read Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James. Rated: Clean Gerald, Anais, and Colette discuss Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, which was short listed for the 2017 Booker prize. At the heart of this book is a romance, tested by a civil war, the painful life of a m…
 
Discussion Notes: Us and Them This week’s story: Us and Them by David Sedaris Next week’s story: The Skylight Room by O. Henry Rated: Clean This is Rammy’s last episode! He’s off to pursue psychology in grad school. Andy will be filling in as a regular host. Today, Gerald, Anais, Andy and Rammy discuss “Us and Them” by David Sedaris. All four hosts…
 
Discussion Notes: Christmas Party This week we’re replaying an episode from our archive! We picked this story because it’s one of our favorite discussions to date. Find this week’s rewind story here: Christmas Party by Russell Banks Next week’s story: Us and Them by David Sedaris Rated: Clean Baylee Annis, Assistant to the Director at the Adirondac…
 
Discussion Notes: Omakase This week’s story: Omakase by Weike Wang Next week’s story: Us and Them by David Sedaris Rated: Clean Alli Hoff Kosik This week we welcomed Alli Hoff Kosik as a guest to discuss “Omakase” by Weike Wang. She is a full-time freelance writer. Her work has been published in outlets like Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Brit + Co, M…
 
Discussion Notes: Chaunt This week’s story: Chaunt by Joy Williams Next week’s story: Omakase by Weike Wang Rated: Clean We’re a week late! We took off last week to catch up with some back log and work over flow. As our regular listeners know, the hosts you hear on each episode are the entire crew. Gerald and Anais spli the sound editing, and Anais…
 
Discussion Notes: Milkman In January we read Milkman by Anna Burns. Next month we will read Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. Rated: Adult Themes, Clean-ish Language Gerald, Anais, and Colette discuss the 2018 Booker prize winner Milkman by Anna Burns. This challenging book examines gender, tribalism, the power of rumor, shame, and violence during The Tro…
 
Discussion Notes: House Taken Over This week’s story: House Taken Over by Julio Cortázar Next week’s story: Chaunt by Joy Williams Rated: Clean This week we are joined by a guest! Andy Kopczynski, a long time friend of Anais, a hater of literary fiction, and a lover and avid reader of pulpy fantasy and sci-fi. Can we make Andy love literary fiction…
 
Discussion Notes: The Gift of the Magi This week’s story: The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry Next week’s story: House Taken Over by Julio Cortázar Rated: Clean Gerald, Rammy, and Anais discuss the classic parable ¨The Gift of the Magi¨by O. Henry. Our podcast typically doesn’t love parables, which Rammy insists on submitting. However, Gerald apprecia…
 
Discussion Notes: The Adulterous Woman This week’s story: The Adulterous Woman by Albert Camus Next week’s story: The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry Rated: Adult Themes, Clean Language Gerald, Rammy, and Anais discuss “The Adulterous Woman” by Albert Camus, a stirring story about a woman’s mid-life yearning for freedom from the trappings of a comfort…
 
Discussion Notes: American Pastoral In December we read American Pastoral by Philip Roth. Next month we will read Milkman by Anna Burns. Rated: Adult Themes, Clean Language Gerald, Anais, and Colette discuss American Pastoral by Philip Roth, the Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1998 about how a happy and conventional upper middle class life is ruined…
 
Discussion Notes: Year’s End Happy New Year! We’re still off this week and will return next week with a brand new episode. This week we’re replaying an episode from our archive. We picked this story because it’s one of our favorite discussions to date. Find this week’s rewind story here: Year’s End by Jhumpa Lahiri Next week’s episode: The Adultero…
 
Discussion Notes: The Piano Tuner Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays! We’re off this week and next, but we still want to bring you great literary fiction. This week we’re replaying an episode from our archive. We picked this story because it’s one of our favorite discussions to date. Find this week’s rewind story here: The Piano Tuner by Peter Meink…
 
Discussion Notes: A Sound of Thunder This week’s story: A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury Next week’s story: The Adulterous Woman by Albert Camus Rated: Clean Gerald, Rammy, and Anais discuss “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury, a brilliantly visual story that sets the pace for an entire genre of plot structures, and explores a theme of man v. na…
 
Discussion Notes: The Bet This week’s story: The Bet by Anton Chekhov Next week’s story: A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury Rated: Clean Gerald, Rammy, and Anais discuss “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov, a deceptively simple story. Through discussion, our hosts discover that the moral of this story is buried deep in the narration’s point-of-view, in the …
 
Discussion Notes: Sing, Unburied, Sing In November we read Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Next month we will read American Pastoral by Philip Roth. Rated: Difficult Themes, One F-bomb Gerald, Anais, and Colette discuss Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, a book the three of them thoroughly enjoyed. Despite being under 300 pages long, the nov…
 
Discussion Notes: Birdsong This week’s story: Birdsong by Jahnavi Barua Next week’s story: The Bet by Anton Chekhov Rated: Clean Gerald, Rammy, and Anais discuss a very short story called “Birdsong” written by renowned Indian author Jahnavi Barua. This discussion will give aspiring writers a lot to chew on. Our hosts marvel at Barua’s writing craft…
 
Discussion Notes: The Signal-Man This week’s story: The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens Next week’s story: Birdsong by Jahnavi Barua Rated: Clean Gerald, Rammy, and Anais discuss a classic Charles Dickens ghost story, “The Signal-Man.” Anais notices a pattern in Dickens’ ghost stories, and draws parallel to another Dickens story we discussed on the p…
 
Discussion Notes: Roman Fever This week’s story: Roman Fever by Edith Wharton Next week’s story: The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens Rated: Clean This week the Literary Roadhouse welcomes guest Tim Weed, an author whose short fiction collection, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing, made the 2018 Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize Shortlist and was …
 
Discussion Notes: Enough for Me This week’s story: Enough for Me by Becca Krock Next week’s story: Roman Fever by Edith Wharton Rated: Explicit This week Gerald, Rammy, and Anais discuss a story from Gerald’s favorite literary journal, Carve Magazine. Through discussion, ours hosts’ opinions of “Enough for Me” by Becca Krock evolve. Gerald’s and An…
 
Discussion Notes: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge This week’s story: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce Next week’s story: Enough for Me by Becca Krock Rated: Clean We’re sorry this episode is two days late! If you want to prevent an episode from ever releasing late ever again, consider supporting us on Patreon. This week Gerald,…
 
Discussion Notes: Crazy Rich Asians In October we read Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. Next month we will read Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Rated: Explicit Gerald, Anais, and Colette discuss Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. Though not technically a literary novel, we decided to read this story due to its cultural relevance and novel subjec…
 
Discussion Notes: The Crowd Find this week’s story, a Halloween Special: Listen to an audio version of The Crowd by Ray Bradbury Next week’s story: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce Rated: Clean Happy Halloween! Listener Nick Huard recommended a spooky Ray Bradbury story for Halloween, and we couldn’t resist! Gerald, Rammy, and An…
 
Discussion Notes: The Five-Forty-Eight Find this week’s story here: The Five-Forty-Eight by John Cheever Next week’s story, a Halloween Special: Listen to an audio version of The Crowd by Ray Bradbury Rated: Clean Gerald, Rammy, and Anais discuss “The Five-Forty-Eight” by John Cheever. All three hosts loved this story, which was remarkably similar …
 
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