The podcast that tells the true story behind the world's most iconic books. How did they think of this stuff?? why is their book so popular?? should you bother reading it?
I'm still alive!! Update and QnA
It's been a while since my last episode eh? in this episode I update on what I've been up to and answer some serious and silly questions
The Truth Behind The Handmaid's Tale
In this episode Jade talks about the historical events from around the world that inspired this dystopian. She also fangirls over Margaret Atwood.
some useful sources!
A great youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cae8oRaBHeE
Atwood's Masterclass: https://www.masterclass.com/classes/margaret-atwood-teaches-creative-writing
Atwood's podcast with the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b4zf0w
Atwood's article on "What The Handmaid's Tale means in the age of Trump" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/books/review/margaret-atwood-handmaids-tale-age-of-trump.html
"The legacy of Romania's contraceptive ban" article in The Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/legacy-of-romania-s-contraception-ban-lives-on-1.958842
The Puritans, History.com : https://www.history.com/topics/colonial-america/puritanism
Soviet Uranium Mines info: http://www.paulbogdanor.com/left/soviet/gulag/nuclear1.html
Fairy folklore and literature
In this episode Jade chats about how fairies have been portrayed throughout history and literature. She also explores some dark folklore about Changelings and chats about Irish Fairy forts with a very special guest.
*this episode briefly mentions murder and child abuse*
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Magnus Course (2017) Changelings: alterity beyond difference, Folk Life, 55:1, 12-21.
Radford, Edwin, and Mona A. Radford. Encyclopedia of Superstitions, Philosophical Library/Open Road, 2018.
Spyra, Piotr. (2017). Shakespeare and the Demonization of Fairies. Text Matters. 7. 10.1515/texmat-2017-0011.
Parry, Leona A. Is Seeing Believing? Or, is Believing Seeing? an Exploration of the Enduring Belief in Fairies and Little People among Contemporary Persons with Celtic Ancestry, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2013.
Gibson, Marion , and Jo Ann Esra. "Fairy." Shakespeare’s Demonology: A Dictionary. London: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017. Arden Shakespeare Dictionaries. Drama Online.
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1984: Orwell's Oracle
In part 2 of her George Orwell special, Jade talks about the historical context behind 1984, where Orwell got his inspiration, and the books happy ending? she also discusses why this book is still significant in our world today
This episode is perfect as a study guide, or just for anyone wanting to learn some bookish history!
"The Ministry of Truth" by Dorian Lynskey
Mere Mortals Media podcast episode: 1984
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George Orwell : The man behind the pen name and Animal Farm
In the first episode of her new dystopian series, Jade talk's about George Orwell's life, why he was a bit of a hipster, and what inspired his political satire, Animal Farm.
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