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A podcast about English literature texts for senior high students. I am a teacher of senior English and Literature in Melbourne, Australia but have also taught at schools in New South Wales and in Oxford in the UK. If you're wondering about the title of the podcast, it's a reference to my name, Mrs Watkins and what many regard as the best opening line to a book: "Call me Ishmael" from Herman Melville's "Moby Dick".

Call Me Watkins Joanne Watkins

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A podcast about English literature texts for senior high students. I am a teacher of senior English and Literature in Melbourne, Australia but have also taught at schools in New South Wales and in Oxford in the UK. If you're wondering about the title of the podcast, it's a reference to my name, Mrs Watkins and what many regard as the best opening line to a book: "Call me Ishmael" from Herman Melville's "Moby Dick".

    The Truman Show Episode 5

    The Truman Show Episode 5

    This is the fifth episode in the series on 'The Truman Show'. It provides a close viewing of the film from 60 minutes until the end.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Truman Show Episode 4

    The Truman Show Episode 4

    This is the fourth episode on 'The Truman Show'. It provides a close viewing of the film from 40 minutes until 60 minutes. 

    • 1 hr
    The Truman Show Episode 3

    The Truman Show Episode 3

    This is the third episode on The Truman Show. It provides a close viewing of the film. This episode focuses on the film from 14 minutes to 40 minutes.

    • 55 min
    The Truman Show Episode 2

    The Truman Show Episode 2

    This is a guided close viewing of The Truman Show. This episode focuses on the first 14 minutes of the film.

    • 44 min
    The Truman Show Episode 1 An introduction

    The Truman Show Episode 1 An introduction

    This is an introduction to The Truman Show. It includes an overview of the film and a close analysis of the opening scenes. 

    • 40 min
    John Donne Episode 17 Elegy His Picture

    John Donne Episode 17 Elegy His Picture

    This episode provides a reading and analysis of 'His Picture' by John Donne. 

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

hebrew thunda ,

Close Reading for All

Listened to the minseries covering “The Truman Show” as prep-work for my own film podcast. Great homework if you’re trying to internalize a work you’re either speaking or writing on.

DrScottWatkins ,

Very helpful

This is a very helpful and clear podcast from a very experienced teacher.

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