70 episodes

This podcast is an introduction to Anglophone literature, from ancient times to the present, done by a Ph.D. with lots of books and musical instruments. A typical episode offers a summary of a work, or part of a work of literature, followed by some historical analysis. The episodes include original music, some comedy songs, and goofy jokes. You can listen to the shows in any order, although from time to time, episodes will make brief mention of previous or upcoming ones.

Literature and History Doug Metzger

    • Arts
    • 4.8, 62 Ratings

This podcast is an introduction to Anglophone literature, from ancient times to the present, done by a Ph.D. with lots of books and musical instruments. A typical episode offers a summary of a work, or part of a work of literature, followed by some historical analysis. The episodes include original music, some comedy songs, and goofy jokes. You can listen to the shows in any order, although from time to time, episodes will make brief mention of previous or upcoming ones.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Ooppop7 ,

This is the best thing ever!!!!

I can’t overstate how important this program has been to my life. It’s taught me a nuanced appreciation of history and literature and has helped me find a greater happiness.

YesToSmartPodcasts ,

Literature and History Podcast

Terrific! Beautifully crafted explorations of the critical connection between human experience and how we write it into the cultural record. Should be required listening from high school on.

PerineuronalNet ,

Outstanding!

My favorite podcast by far.

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