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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.
 
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The Paris Review

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The Paris Review and Stitcher

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An audio odyssey behind the scenes at the world's most legendary literary magazine. A phantasmagoric blend of stories, archival tape, and interviews with the likes of James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, and Dorothy Parker. Plus, the cutting-edge writers of our time.
 
•FBOL is now on Patreon! Subscribe: http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflit• The podcast about the most groan-worthy, enraging, and sh*t characters in lit. Join host Emily Edwards and a guest for a weekly "book club" discussion on every book you wanted to destroy in English class, but couldn't. Classic literature of Europe and the Americas– everything from mythology to Victorian epics to the modernists– is hard to get through, and each week, we take on a frequently assigned book to talk about a ...
 
Footnoting History is a bi-weekly podcast series dedicated to overlooked, popularly unknown, and exciting stories plucked from the footnotes of history. For further reading suggestions, information about our hosts, our complete episode archive, and more visit us at FootnotingHistory.com!
 
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.
 
The Daily Poem offers one essential poem each weekday morning. From Shakespeare and John Donne to Robert Frost and E..E Cummings, 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Snoozecast is the podcast designed to help you fall asleep. You can count on a new episode every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There is usually an ad or two read by the host at the beginning of the show, but we promise never to sneak any into the middle or end. Learn more about us at snoozecast.com and connect with us on social media @snoozecast! Listen Ad-Free on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The Daily Gardener is a Monday - Friday Gardening Podcast. ⏰ Every day the show features: 🗞 Garden News & Advice 🏰 Botanical History & Literature 🖌 📚 An Inspiring Garden Book Recommendation 🌟 Botanic Sparks - Stories to Grow a Gardener’s Heart ❤️🌸🌱 Note to writers and creatives: I love highlighting the work of folks who write about botany, horticulture, and gardening. So if you fall into that category please reach out. Read more & connect on Social Media or at thedailygardener.org
 
Join me as I discuss literature from my perspective. A new take on classics and modern novella. Reading through the last page only, I will attempt to recreate the story based on the information given...which may not always be quite so accurate.
 
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Amon Sûl

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Amon Sûl

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick and Ancient Faith Radio

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Exploring the Tolkien Legendarium with the Christian Faith - Join Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Richard Rohlin and their guest co-hosts as they explore the life, works and Middle-earth legendarium of author J. R. R. Tolkien, informed by the Orthodox Christian faith.
 
Here at The Root we’ve always loved, praised, and centered Black literature in the broader conversation. Each week host Maiysha Kai sits down with an author we love to talk about their work, what inspires them, and what they hope to contribute to the culture at large. Guests so far include Nikole Hannah Jones, Brittney Cooper, Stacey Abrams, Ibram X. Kendi, Ijeoma Oluo, Morgan Jerkins, and Claudia Rankine.
 
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Lexitecture

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Ryan Paulsen and Amy Hanlon

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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 ...
 
The Dybbukast is a podcast from theatre dybbuk that examines and contextualizes poems, plays, and other creative texts from Jewish communities throughout history. Using performed readings and interviews with artists and scholars, The Dybbukast explores these texts and what they reveal about the forces still at play in our contemporary world. New episodes are released on the second Friday of every month.
 
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Priyanka Sacheti speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her essay “Oman is Mars: An Alien All Along,” which appears in a portfolio of writing from the Arabian Gulf, in The Common’s fall issue. In this conversation, Priyanka talks about her feeling of not belonging anywhere—born in Australia to an Indian family, but growing up in Oman as a th…
 
“Thus says the Lord my God, “Pasture the flock doomed to slaughter. Those who buy them slay them and go unpunished, and each of those who sell them says, ‘Blessed be the Lord, for I have become rich!’ They got me at a magnificent discount! (Zechariah 11:13) It must have been Giving Tuesday, or was it Black Friday? No it was their day of Thanks, in …
 
Born into a remarkable family full of talented artists, the Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats (1865-1938) nevertheless stood out. Deeply immersed in mysticism and the occult - along with Irish politics, the development of the theater, and devotion to advancing the spirit of Ireland's native heritage - Yeats bridged the divide from the …
 
CW: Deep violence, sexual violence, domestic violence, crowds + mobs, police violence, racism, body-shaming, self harm BECOME A PATRON: PATREON.COM/FUCKBOISOFLIT Our friend Jonathan Ade (@JonoKino) from our previous episodes on FRANNY & ZOOEY and LES MISERABLES is here to discuss a non-fiction novel of violence and tribalism and masculinity: AMONG …
 
In the 8th episode of Europe Readr The Riveting Interview podcast series, the journalist and presenter Rosie Goldsmith meets the Slovak linguist, translator, film theoretician and poet Mária Ferenčuhová. She is the author and co-author of three scientific monographs on film, dealing extensively with domestic film and documentary films. She translat…
 
Diana Christensen is a television executive in search of an angry show—something that articulates the rage of the average viewer. In Howard Beale, failed newscaster turned mad-as-hell prophet, she seems to get exactly what she’s looking for. Yet in doing so, she reduces political and social discontent to a form of entertainment focused on generatin…
 
Can a cricket on the hearth of a tiny Carrier’s cottage foresee the future? Charles Dickens, 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, and we really appreciate your support. We’ve set it up so that for a five-dolla…
 
What could be simpler than a dish of pasta with tomato sauce? According to food historian Massimo Montanari’s latest book A Short History of Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce (Europa), quite a lot. Montanari was in discussion with food writer Rachel Roddy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Today I talked to Reyna Marder Gentin about her novel Both Are True (Moonshine Cove, 2021). Judge Jackie Martin's job is to impose order on the most chaotic families in New York City. So how is she blindsided when the man she loves walks out on her? Jackie Martin is a woman whose intelligence and ambition have earned her a coveted position as a jud…
 
ND stages a trialogue this week with MacArthur "Genius" Cristina Rivera Garza and Notre Dame critics Kate Marshall and Dominique Vargas. Professor Rivera Garza recalls roadtripping through Mexico in a bochito (a Volkswagen). For her, such drives became the mother of literary invention: there was no car radio and when family conversations died down,…
 
This week we're talking with the co-founders of Black Nerd Problems, Omar Holmon and William Evans, about their aptly named new book, Black Nerd Problems. Listen to hear the talented poets and writers talk about how their new collection of essays came to be, their opinions on everything from X-Men's Storm to Candyman, and why it's so important to e…
 
#PhillipRussertt #Interviews #booktube Phillip Russertt joins the podcast. We talk dealing with people, and the struggles sometimes that can come from social media, as well as dealing with our flaws ourselves in dealing with others. Beyond that, we talk Tragedy, have a rambunctious chat, and Phillip has to fill in when I get knocked out of my strea…
 
Hi, y'all - Amelia takes the reins as we chat about the second half of Gwyneth Paltrow's 1996 film adaptation of "Emma." Some things that come up: - Why the podcast has ruined Amelia's life - Extended discussion of our new favorite butthole - A great new nickname for a main character that we really think has legs Please enjoy! Lots of love, Julie, …
 
“she confessed with distress” [LADY] Sherlock Holmes took on clients of all sorts, often when they were puzzled, had nowhere else to turn, or were particularly worried. And three ladies in particular in the Canon were worried. But they stand head and shoulders above some of the other female victims we find. Who are they and in which stories do they…
 
Rin Chupeco's Wicked As You Wish (Sourcebooks Fire, 2020) begins with our Filipina narrator, Tala, and her best friend, Alexei, who both attend high school in the small Arizona town of Invierno. Alexei has a few secrets. For one, he’s gay, but not out, and for another, he’s the exiled Prince of Avalon, hiding from the evil Snow Queen and her minion…
 
Shasta finally arrives in Narnia. Your Lamp-post Links: You can support the show on Patreon. You can also email us at thenarniapodcast@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at (406) 646-6733. Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Stitcher Radio | Podcast Website | RSS Feed
 
Tonight, we’ll read all about old-fashioned puddings from “The White House Cook Book” written by the house stewards in Washington DC, and published in 1887. The original “pudding” was formed by mixing various ingredients with a grain product or other binder such as butter, flour, cereal, eggs, and/or suet, resulting in a solid mass. These puddings …
 
It's a holiday special and that means all of your old friends are here! We've got Yummy: The History of Desserts, Checkmate #6 from DC Comics, Hellboy: A Christmas Underground from Dark Horse Comics, and Spider-Man's Tangled Web #21! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at http://patreon.com/MajorS…
 
#DavidWhalen #Illustrations #Booktube David Whalen and I come back together and draw. As David works on a cover we talk about communication. We talk about being honest, saying no, being the hero of our story, intentions, interpretation and impact, and much, much more. Just two dudes drawing stuff. David is always a fun person to have on the show, a…
 
William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his life, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual art of the Romantic Age. What he called his prophetic works were said by 20th-century critic Northrop Frye to form "what is in proporti…
 
Jenny and Nadine reconvene to talk about reasons not to set reading goals, look back on the year, and discuss which books we've read and enjoyed lately. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 234: Punctuation Marks Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen through Tun…
 
Today I talked to Dina Greenberg about her new novel Nermina's Chance (Atmosphere Press, 2021). Nermina is a medical student in Sarajevo. She’s been raised in an educated family of Westernized, secular Muslims, but it’s 1992 and the Serbian Chetniks have started to destroy the city. Her mother and brother are murdered and Nermina is brutally raped.…
 
Are you Green or Orange? We're not quite Red over this listener recommendation (thanks Em!) but both Brenna and Joe find that Bracken's text doesn't fully want to engage with its rebellion or world-building as much as it could (or should?) Instead it's a lot of road trip, with an unconvincing romance and a cliffhanger that suggests we might enjoy t…
 
#LolaGrant #interviews #booktube Lola Grant is back, and this time we count down the final 24 hours of Lure. This was a special episode of Just Joshing focuses on her book Lure. We talk about her book, her kickstarter, her goals in school and so much more. Lola is awesome, and is worth a listen. Lola Grant Linktree Sponsors Speculative Fiction Acad…
 
You may have heard of common superstitions like throwing salt over your shoulder when you spill some to ward off bad luck, or crossing your fingers when you tell a lie to prevent consequences of your transgression. These kinds of small acts to try and control or influence the spiritual realm around you were more than just common superstitions for t…
 
Great Britain’s Regency Era (1811–1820) has long been wildly popular as a subject of historical fiction yet overly focused on the romance genre. The towering figures of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer have tended to dominate the field to the point where even novels that are not primarily romances exist within Austen’s world. But as we can see from …
 
Tonight, we’ll read a Japanese tale adapted by Snoozecast called “The Precious Fishing Hook” or “The Happy Hunter and the Skillful Fisher.” It was originally found in “Japanese Fairy Tales” compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki. If you enjoy this sleep story, be sure to check out our other ones that come from the same book. “The Bamboo-Cutter and the Moon…
 
Jacke talks to journalist Tom Roston about his new biography of Kurt Vonnegut, The Writer's Crusade: Kurt Vonnegut and the Many Lives of Slaughterhouse Five. PLUS Jacke reads excerpts from one of Vonnegut's most famous speeches, the address he gave to Agnes Scott College in 1999. Enjoy! Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofli…
 
Jeff and Rebecca continue their annual tradition of responding to listener recommendation requests. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: How We Got to No…
 
Author Louie Stowell visits the island to talk the overlap between tall tales and mythology, the tiresomeness of literary fiction and Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's celebrated collaboration, Good Omens. This season of Desert Island Discworld is brought to you with the kind support of Handheld Press, publishers of fine forgotten fantasy ficti…
 
Mark Waid returns in Episode 512, and he’s talking about The History of Science Fiction from Humanoids Mark is the publisher for Humanoids in the U.S. and an editor for this comprehensive and engaging 200-page book! It’s described this way: “Journey through time and space with this graphic novel history of the Sci-Fi genre, from Mary Shelley to Wil…
 
#LeanneKathleenIngino #IndieComics #Booktube Leanne Kathleen Ingino joins the podcast. We talk about her many interests, which leads to talking about everything. We talk religion, gnomes, her music, and about doing what you want. At the end of the day, it's what it's all about. Oh, and we talk about her vampire kitty comic Fangs and Foul Play. Lean…
 
(Elizabeth) How did Joel Chandler Harris's stories on Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Bear, and Br'er Fox go from beloved to problematic in the mid-twentieth century? In this episode, Elizabeth traces the story of how Joel Chandler Harris's work became Song of the South. Click here for tips for Teaching with Podcasts! Or here to buy some FH Merch! We are now o…
 
#NicoleFanning #Interviews #Booktube Nicole Fanning joins the podcast. Nicole and I talk criminal times in history, pirates, and the mob, and in the process, become fast friends. Nicole is cool as hell, and we have a heck of time. I already can't wait to talk to her again. Nicole Fanning Catalyst Ignite Goodreads Sponsors Speculative Fiction Academ…
 
The next world war is 13 years away—that is, if you live in the world envisioned by Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis, 2034: A Novel of the Next World War (Penguin, 2021). When writing about the intersection of combat and diplomacy, the co-authors draw from experience. Ackerman has worked in the White House and served five tours of duty as a Mari…
 
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