87 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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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.

    Episode 87: Lucian of Samosata

    Episode 87: Lucian of Samosata

    The satirist Lucian (c. 125-180) was popular in his own time and during the Renaissance, among other things probably being the first author of science fiction.

    Episode 87 Quiz:
    https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-87-quiz

    Episode 87 Transcription:
    https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-087-lucian-of-samosata

    Bonus Content:
    https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

    Patreon:
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 86: An Introduction to Late Antiquity

    Episode 86: An Introduction to Late Antiquity

    Once pervasively described as a period of fall and decline, today Late Antiquity is often understood as a period of cultural flowering and economic revolution.

    Episode 86 Quiz:
    https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-86-quiz

    Episode 86 Transcription:
    https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-086-an-introduction-to-late-antiquity

    Bonus Content:
    https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

    Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

    • 2 hrs 22 min
    Episode 85: River

    Episode 85: River

    A primer on Biblical canon formation, retrospective on what we’ve covered so far, and introduction to the upcoming season.

    Episode 85 Transcription:
    https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-085-river

    Bonus Content:
    https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

    Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Episode 84: Manichaeism

    Episode 84: Manichaeism

    After 300 CE, Manichaeism spread quickly from its origins in modern day Iraq and Iran. Recent archaeological discoveries have finally allowed us to learn about it firsthand.
    Episode 84 Quiz: https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-84-quiz
    Episode 84 Transcription: https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-084-manichaeism
    Bonus Content: https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory
     

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Episode 83: Gnosticism

    Episode 83: Gnosticism

    The Nag Hammadi Library, Codex Tchacos, and Berlin Codex, as they came to light in the twentieth century, radically changed our understanding of early Christianity.
    HarperOne Nag Hammadi Scriptures https://harperone.com/9780061626005/the-nag-hammadi-scriptures/
    Episode 83 Quiz https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-83-quiz
    Episode 83 Transcription:
    https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-083-gnosticism
    Bonus Content:
    https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content
    Patreon
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    • 2 hrs 15 min
    Episode 82: Zoroastrianism

    Episode 82: Zoroastrianism

    Learn the basic tenets and early history of Zoroastrianism, one of the most important and widespread religions in the ancient world, and possibly earth’s oldest living monotheism.
    Episode 82 Quiz:
    https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-82-quiz
    Episode 82 Transcription:
    https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-082-zoroastrianism
    Bonus Content:
    https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content
    Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

    • 2 hrs 19 min

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