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

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    • 4.6, 5 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

4.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

richardAnthony ,

Well done!

Have only just discovered this podcast, really interesting and well presented. No religious, political or philosophical slant that I can see, very objective. Always tries to tie his subject down to some kind of empirical proof such as archaelogical evidence.

Interesting comparisons with later interpretations of the same material, all this served up with humour (humor to some)and topical songs.
Very enjoyable to listen to and very informative. Puts a big smile on my face as I walk in and out of work.
Richard Irwin, Cork, Ireland

WilliamQuill ,

Great journey through literature

Well told accounts of the stories that have lasted through the ages and why they did. Also includes accounts of scholarship on these works. Enjoys the humour and quirkiness of these tales.

Georginerd ,

Literature and History Podcast

Super interesting and cleverly told.
Great mix of knowledge and quirkiness. I love it !
XxGeorgina

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