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October 27, 2020 33 min

Shirley Jackson: author of some of our most iconic horror tales of all time, master of green mashed potatoes, and an advocate and trailblazer for women's autonomy and place in the world. Grab your broomsticks, folks - it's nearly Halloween - the perfect time to honor this extraordinary writer! 

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October 20, 2020 38 min

This week, we cover the wildly underrated Charlotte Perkins Gilman, author of 'The Yellow Wall-Paper' among thousands of other works. Unpack her controversial legacy and learn more about the woman who wrote her own magazine, sewed her own 'species of brassière', and lived by her own rules. 

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October 13, 2020 37 min

Hitch a ride with Jon as he explores the colorful, passionate legacy of Sci-Fi author Douglas Adams! Don't forget your towel! 

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October 6, 2020 35 min

We're diving into the backstory of Pablo Neruda, whose visceral love poetry invokes passion and the most deeply felt desires of the human spirit - join us for the journey! 

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September 29, 2020 32 min

Take a moment to breathe and invigorate with Rachel Carson - author and environmental advocate, who shattered barriers for women in science and the workforce. Carson is indeed a figure we could all take inspiration from right now! 

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September 22, 2020 35 min

In conversation with Frederick Douglass, we invite Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, among other works, to the table to interrogate portrayals of Africans who were enslaved, abolition, and feminism. 

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September 15, 2020 43 min

Speeches are a deeply under appreciated literary form and this week, we turn to the true expert: Frederick Douglass - orator, autobiographer, journalist, abolitionist, and change maker! 

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September 8, 2020 42 min

"Remember it's a sin to --- not listen to Harper Lee's Get Lit episode," - Atticus Finch, probably... Join us in Monroeville to take a look at the life of Harper Lee (the Jane Austen of South Alabama), author, philanthropist, Met's fan, and shaper of American literature! 

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September 1, 2020 38 min

This episode is indeed an Ode to Autumn and to poet and Romantic with a capital 'R', John Keats! Come along with us as we explore the brief, bright life of this extraordinary talent! 

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August 25, 2020 40 min

Jon takes over this week, bringing us his research on the oft overlooked and reputationally controversial author of essays, short stories, and novel (Invisible Man), Ralph Ellison! 

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August 18, 2020 36 min

Have you ever dreamed of being a playwright-poet-spy-theatre artist? Good news - you can learn about opportunities in this career field from this week's featured author, Aphra Behn! It's quite a journey, so join us for the ride! 

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In the second part of our Back to School Special, we speak with two other educators - guest host Katie Sall and Dillin Randolph to get their takes on teaching: what we teach, how we teach it, and why! We're not claiming to have all the answers, but there are definitely some wonderful ones on this episode. 

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Another pair of heavy hitters in the fantasy world: C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien! Join us an our LIVE audience as we journey into Middle Earth and through the wardrobe in our quest to explore these extraordinary authors!! 

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Join us for Part I of our 'Back to School Special' episode! We have a conversation with three recent high school graduates about their experiences in English classes, why we read what we read, and how literature shapes our culture and our lives.

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August 4, 2020 39 min

We're taking the vacation you never got to this summer: We're off to South Berwick, Maine to enjoy the flowers, front yards, and local color brought to us by Sarah Orne Jewett's life & writing! 

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A true rebel, woman of gumption: Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind. This week, we learn about and from Mitchell's life of change. Both making it and being a part of it! 

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July 21, 2020 35 min

Join us on our trip to Oxford, MS and other Southern spots as we trace the odd, interesting life of William Faulkner - documenter of Southern heritage and lover of pipes! 

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It's truly "Love in the Time of Corona" - sorry - "Cholera" this week as we discuss the life of Columbian/World Traveling Author, Gabriel García Márquez! There's plenty of sites, supernatural references, and guest appearances by Bill Clinton &  Fidel Castro! 

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It's your favorite historian, short story writing, war secretary, inventor of Christmas and creator of modern comic lore: Washington Irving! Join us this week for the colorful, trivia-peppered life of one of America's (as the United States) earliest authors! 

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June 30, 2020 39 min

Who's afraid? Certainly not us! In continuing our Pride celebration, we discuss the gender-bending, genre-defying life and career of Virginia Woolf!

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