130 episodes

A podcast about your 10th grade reading list, hosted by John McCoy.

Sophomore Lit John McCoy

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

A podcast about your 10th grade reading list, hosted by John McCoy.

    Epic of Gilgamesh

    Epic of Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh, a king, at Uruk. It’s not just a Star Trek meme. Gregory Fried talks ritual sex, heavenly bulls, and sneaky snakes in the Epic of Gilgamesh....

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Metamorphosis

    The Metamorphosis

    Gregor’s mother warned him about days like this. Jason Snell discusses Franz Kafka’s inescapable novella, The Metamorphosis (1915)....

    • 39 min
    Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Tale of Wall Street

    Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Tale of Wall Street

    Audrey Lazaro discusses Mellville’s 1853 story, “Bartleby the Scrivener,” one of the top three bits of scrivener fiction ever....

    • 1 hr
    The Egypt Game

    The Egypt Game

    No, I won’t make a Bangles joke. Erin Gambrill discusses Zilpha Keatley Snyder’s The Egypt Game (1967)....

    • 55 min
    Bambi, a Life in the Woods

    Bambi, a Life in the Woods

    Bambi’s not so cute in this gritty new reboot. Glenn Fleishman discusses Felix Salten’s 1923 parable about what goes on in the woods. Also we talk a lot about copyright....

    • 44 min
    At the Mountains of Madness

    At the Mountains of Madness

    Climb ev’ry mountain—except these mountains, they’re nuts. Phil Gonzales discusses H.P. Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness,” written in 1931 and published in 1936....

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

NorthSideOfTheTree ,

Thanks Dan!!!!

I heard about this very interesting podcast from John’s brother, Dan, on The Flophouse. I am a book nerd too. And listening to John and his guests discuss the classics is a joy to me.

Spencer_Seams ,

Great Show

I highly recommend this show, it's a delight. Also, I was on an episode once but that aside...subscribe.

don't study ,

School

HAHAHA totally didn’t listen to this instead of actually studying... 10/10 though, I got an A

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