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June 15, 2016

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020 Animal Farm

February 22, 2016
Elliott Kalan joins in for a quiet weekend in the country with George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Four legs: good! Four eyes: nerd!

019 Romeo and Juliet

January 20, 2016

Two co-hosts, alike in dignity, Sharlene Wellington and Stuart Wellington join in for a star-crossed discussion of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Can we possibly say anything new about the most famous play ever? Probably not, but we sure giggle a lot. 


018 Stranger in a Strange Land

January 13, 2016

You asked for it. Oh, why did you ask for it? Jason Snell returns to discuss Robert A. Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, in a double-sized podcast that will take as long to listen to as the book does to read.


017 Pride and Prejudice

December 21, 2015

Let's not jump to conclusions. This time Sammi C joins in to discuss Jane Austen's inescapable classic, Pride and Prejudice. Put on your empire dresses, grab your dance cards, and let's do this!


016 The Scarlet Letter

December 7, 2015

This time historian Daniel Daughetee of The Lesser Bonapartes joins in to discuss Nathaniel Hawthorne's inescapable novel The Scarlet Letter. What? You somehow made it through high school without reading it? You should have to wear a symbol of your shame for all to see! Also, last week I neglected to mention that Malcolm Nygard, composer of the new theme song, has his own podcast: Apoc Radio.


015 The Chocolate War

November 22, 2015

Do you dare disturb the universe? If not, do you dare to read the über-depressing novel The Chocolate War by Robert Corimer? Join Shannon Campe as we discuss the surprising number of autoerotic scenes in this seminal work of teen literature. Also! A new theme song! A surprise guest reader! And dodgy audio that lets you know I recorded this in my basement.


014 A Raisin in the Sun

October 30, 2015

Ocomogosiay! This time John atones for the shame of not having read Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun back at his lily-white high school. Fortunately, first-time podcaster Dominique Garnette joins in to discuss life in the South Side.


013 Short Stories I: The Lady, or the Tiger?, The Monkey’s Paw, The Most Dangerous Game

October 1, 2015

Careful which door you choose. Or what you wish for. Or which island you wind up stranded on in the middle of the night with a couple of crazy foreigners. John Siracusa returns to discuss a trio of twisty stories, "The Lady, or the Tiger?," "The Monkey's Paw," and "The Most Dangerous Game." With readings so short, you have no excuse to come to class unprepared!


012 Poetry: Frost and Sandburg

September 8, 2015

Don your berets! This time Erik Stadnik joins in to look at some of the poems we read in high school, by flinty New Englander Robert Frost and exuberant Midwesterner Carl Sandburg. Get in touch with your sensitive side (for once)!