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February 26, 2020 29 min

What do the Indiana Dunes, Japanese Poetry, Al Capone, and The Dil Pickle Club all have in common? They're all components of the extraordinary life of poet, photographer, actor, activist, and bohemian, Jun Fujita! 

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February 19, 2020 29 min

Lovers of poems, whether or not you know 'em will love this week's feature about a most spectacular creature, the poet and drawer and singer and fighter (sort of) and lover and grammy award winning writer, Shel Silverstein! 

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Happy Valentine's Day! We're celebrating with a sensational sibling trio - no, not the Jonas Brothers or the Bee Gees - The Brontë sisters - LIVE! 

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February 5, 2020 19 min

This week, we look at the legacy of a 'real cool' poet and mentor: Gwendolyn Brooks, who changed the field of poetry for black writers and identity poetry in America. 

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January 29, 2020 27 min

Up this week, an older Hawthorne: Nathaniel! This week, we're covering the author of The Scarlet Letter and a myriad of literary crossovers: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'President' Pierce, Louisa May Alcott, and Herman Melville! Hang on to your pens and broomsticks! (There's also an almost Saint involved, if you needed more reason to listen!) 

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January 22, 2020 50 min

This week's episode features a wildly unique author, Hazel Hawthorne and the passionate pursuit of those who have been captivated by this Queen of the Dunes. Join Jon, Steph, and special guest Inka Leisma (Host and researcher behind 'Finding Hazel Hawthorne') as they journey back to the magical dunes of Provincetown, MA.

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Listen to this week's short episode about a Longfellow! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, to be precise! Jon hosts this week's episode about the most famous author you've never read! 

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January 8, 2020 27 min

This week: L.M. Montgomery! Creator of Anne of Green Gables, secret author and romantic, namer of trees, prolific letter writer and Canadian! Celebrate this remarkable author with us in our first episode of 2020! 

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January 1, 2020 32 min

We're wild for Wilde and ringing in the New Year with a celebration of Oscar Wilde's life and works! Have a wonderful start to your 2020; here's to having the same sort of courage as Oscar Wilde did to make this year extraordinary! 

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December 25, 2019 45 min

Get Lit is pleased to present 'A Very Dickens Christmas' or 'Fricken Dickens,' if you prefer! Join us for a recounting of Charles Dickens, the man who invented so many Christmas traditions we celebrate today - and a delightful jingle - and assorted Dickens facts! 

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December 18, 2019 29 min

This week, we cover an artist with a reach as wide as her world travels; learn about Maya Angelou, an artist whose work transcends the written word. 

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December 11, 2019 32 min

Witches! Communism! Salesmen! Must be Arthur Miller week! Join us to investigate Miller just like the US Government did! 

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December 4, 2019 27 min

We missed Boston so much, we thought we'd bring it back to visit Louisa May Alcott, author of 'Little Women' and rewriter of women's history! 

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November 27, 2019 46 min

This episode has it all: exploding trees, forbidden romance, sci-fi monsters, a gossip girl crossover and Katie Sall. Is there really anything else you want from your literary podcast? Happy Thanksgiving! 

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November 20, 2019 27 min

This week, we're off into the world of the globe trotting poet, Langston Hughes discussing identity, American history, and artifacts. 

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November 13, 2019 24 min

Get Lit is back on tour - this time, we're sending you postcards from UNESCO City of Literature, Iowa City - where everything from the churches to the sidewalks is infused with writing! 

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Get Lit Live is back - this week, we share stories about famous detective novel authors Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, along with fairies, missing persons, and a limerick or two. 

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October 30, 2019 53 min

Jump aboard the Pequod and going us for a seafaring adventure through Herman Melville's life, featuring special guest, Professor Jamie Jones. This episode is as unique as a white whale; you certainly won't want to miss it! 

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October 23, 2019 37 min

This week, we honor the extraordinary life and legacy of Toni Morrison, with Katie Sall back as a guest host to share her reflections on the author that changed her life and perspectives on literature. 

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October 16, 2019 28 min

We're headed back to England to explore the ICONIC Jane Austen - she's witty, she's talented, she was almost Jane Bigg-Wither? Find out more this week on Get Lit! 

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