Get Lit Podcast

Get Lit Podcast

"Welcome back to Get Lit, the literary podcast where we discuss famous works of literature and the authors who wrote them..."

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May 4, 2021 46 min

Jon takes over this week and reports out on Miguel de Cervantes, a Spanish author most famous for writing Don Quixote. Also featuring William Shakespeare, pirates, and a series of odd jobs! 

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This week, we feature cookbook author, chef, and change maker, Julia Child! We discuss the story and power behind her cook books, along with her role with the pre-CIA and the time she met the creator of the Cesar Salad! Bon Appetite! 

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April 20, 2021 46 min

In a special feature with a LIVING author this week, we're sitting down with Jess Darnell, an interdisciplinary artist who operates at the intersection of writing, theatre, performance, and Mary Oliver. Join us for this beautiful conversation and a chance to learn more about your inner child, the self-publishing industry, and giving yourself permission to create. 

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April 13, 2021 39 min

Adrienne Rich is an intersectionally-oriented activist and poet that we should all read! Her work changed the way women saw themselves in literature, particularly regarding race and gender. Join us to remember a remarkable woman who wouldn't be silenced! 

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April 6, 2021 34 min

You're late, you're late, for a very important date! We're headed down the rabbit hole, quite literally, in fact, to explore the life and work of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the Jabberwocky. Come with us through the looking glass to discover some delightful stories about this remarkable English author.

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March 30, 2021 35 min

Beverly Cleary invited readers and 'non-readers' into her delightful, relatable worlds for generations. This week, we celebrate the meaningful, remarkable impact that she had on children's literature and on the people who enjoyed her work! Thank you so much, Mrs. Cleary. 

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This week, we bring you: Mary Wollstonecraft. A feminist icon from England, and the mother of Mary Shelley, Wollstonecraft brought a new meaning to 'Independent Woman', throwing out society's rule book and writing her own (among many other novels, essays, translations, and stories!) 

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March 16, 2021 40 min

Meet the original Beyoncé! Except French and a writer. And also a journalist, performer, defier of gendered stereotypes, and Nobel Prize nominee: Colette! 

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March 9, 2021 40 min

We're kicking off our celebration of Women's History Month with Edith Wharton - an extraordinary, genre crossing author who was not only the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize, but also wrote translations, poetry, war reports, novels, short stories, plays and a book on interior design in addition to philanthropic work and world travels! Edith, we salute you! 

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This episode has it all: Guest Host Katie Sall joins us to swap some of our favorite author stories, play two new literary-themed games, AND introduce our new website, author archives, and MERCH line to celebrate our 100th episode! 

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February 23, 2021 34 min

This week, we head back in time to meet an author ahead of hers: Octavia Butler - an extraordinary trailblazer for Women of Color in the Science Fiction world, MacArthur Genius, and profound lover of books and libraries!  

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February 16, 2021 37 min

We continue our celebration of Black authors with Claude McKay: Extraordinary Harlem Renaissance Poet, World Traveler, Novelist, Communist, Converted-Catholic, Teacher, and Almost-Carpenter! 

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In this special Valentine's Day episode, we feature author love stories and letters, both wildly romantic and deeply tragical! Author highlights include Oscar Wilde, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Emily Dickinson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sylvia Plath, and more! 

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February 2, 2021 40 min

We're kicking off our celebration of Black authors with Paul Laurence Dunbar, who, in his extraordinary but short 33 years, shaped the voice of Black poets in post-Civil War America. 

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January 26, 2021 47 min

Behind the iconic poem associated with Lady Liberty stands another formidable lady: Emma Lazarus! The subject of this week's episode, we dive into the history of the Jewish poet who changed the meaning of the Statue of Liberty and what it means to be 'American'. 

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January 19, 2021 33 min

"To our Dear and Loving Listeners..." - that's right! We're doing Anne Bradstreet, America's very first English-American poet! Need ideas for Valentine's Day poems? Anne's got you covered! 

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January 12, 2021 36 min

It's 2021, time for John Donne. This metaphysical poet sits second to none. Off to England, we hope that you can come - we got rakes and jail time - this episode will be fun! 

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January 5, 2021 46 min

This week, we celebrate the wild, bohemian queen, Djuna Barnes, who lived and wrote in an extraordinary way. Never heard of her? Give this a listen - her stories are well worth it! 

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December 30, 2020 41 min

Ever wondered what it was like to be a cowboy, pharmacist, and short story author? O. Henry could absolutely tell you, and this week, Jon will tell all of us about this prolific, down-to-the-wire author!

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In this special Christmas-themed live episode, we take a closer look at some classic songs & stories including 'White Christmas', 'T'was the Night Before Christmas', and 'The Gift of the Magi' among others! Join us for these histories, interactive games, and a new LIT version of Jingle Bells! 

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