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Close Reads is a book-club podcast for the incurable reader. Hosted by David Kern and featuring Tim McIntosh and Heidi White, alongside a couple of other occasional guests, we read Great Books and talk about them. This is a show for amateurs in the best sense. We’re book lovers, book enthusiasts. This is not an experts show and it’s barely literary analysis in the way that literary analysis is commonly understood. Instead it’s a show about experiences with literary urge. Join us!
Close Reads is presented by Goldberry Studios.
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Close Reads is a book-club podcast for the incurable reader. Hosted by David Kern and featuring Tim McIntosh and Heidi White, alongside a couple of other occasional guests, we read Great Books and talk about them. This is a show for amateurs in the best sense. We’re book lovers, book enthusiasts. This is not an experts show and it’s barely literary analysis in the way that literary analysis is commonly understood. Instead it’s a show about experiences with literary urge. Join us!
Close Reads is presented by Goldberry Studios.
A NOTE ABOUT OLDER EPISODES: Since most podcast apps don't go further back than 100 episodes, you'll need to click here to listen to anything further back than that. And our first 32 episodes can be found here, on the original CiRCE Institute feed.

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    The Book of the Dun Cow: Part 2

    The Book of the Dun Cow: Part 2

    In which Tim has done the reading but has some problems with it while Heidi loves it unabashedly.
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    • 57 min
    The Book of the Dun Cow: Part 1

    The Book of the Dun Cow: Part 1

    It's time for a new book: Walter Wangerin Jr.'s The Book of the Dun Cow. Join David, Heidi, and Tim as they discuss the medieval aspects of this story and the degree to which is should be read as an allegory. Also, Tim makes a blunder.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Their Eyes Were Watching God: Q&A Episode

    Their Eyes Were Watching God: Q&A Episode

    You have questions; Tim, Heidi, and David have answers. Or try to have answers anyway. Tune in to find out if they say anything cogent.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Their Eyes Were Watching God: Conclusion

    Their Eyes Were Watching God: Conclusion

    Join David, Heidi, and Tim as they talk about the final chapters of Zora Neale Hurston's novel. They discuss Janie's growth, Tea Cake's love, and rabies.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Their Eyes Were Watching God: Chapters 11-17

    Their Eyes Were Watching God: Chapters 11-17

    We are back with more conversation about Janie and Tea Cake and Zora Neale Hurston's literary skills and approach!
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Their Eyes Were Watching God: Chapters 6 -10

    Their Eyes Were Watching God: Chapters 6 -10

    This week David, Heidi, and Tim are digging into the middle of Zora Neale Hurston's novel, talking about some of the risky creative choices she makes, Janie's silence and rage, why the book can be challenging at times, and much more.
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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Formational

This podcast has been formational for me as a person. It has helped me to read better, to think better, to put my life and times in perspective. It has been so encouraging to listen these thoughtful, knowledgeable Christian people. I would highly recommend this podcast.

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