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The podcast about the most groan-worthy, enraging, and sh*t characters in lit. Join host Emily Edwards and a guest for a weekly "book club" discussion on every book you wanted to destroy in English class,  but couldn't. Classic literature of Europe and the Americas– everything form mythology to Victorian epics to the modernists– is hard to get through, and each week, we take on a frequently assigned book to talk about all of its highs and lows. These are the Fuckbois of Literature.

F***bois of Literature Book Podcast Emily Edwards

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    • 4.3 • 205 Ratings

The podcast about the most groan-worthy, enraging, and sh*t characters in lit. Join host Emily Edwards and a guest for a weekly "book club" discussion on every book you wanted to destroy in English class,  but couldn't. Classic literature of Europe and the Americas– everything form mythology to Victorian epics to the modernists– is hard to get through, and each week, we take on a frequently assigned book to talk about all of its highs and lows. These are the Fuckbois of Literature.

    15: A Streetcar Named Desire - Part 2 - Marci & Ako of Colored Pages Book Club

    15: A Streetcar Named Desire - Part 2 - Marci & Ako of Colored Pages Book Club

    Marci and Ako, the hosts of the PHENOMENAL podcast Colored Pages Book Club, join host Emily Edwards to discuss the intensely traumatic Tennessee Williams play, A Streetcar Named Desire.This is FBOL's final PUBLIC episode. For more, subscribe for $1 at our patreon:

    Patreon.com/fuckboisoflit
    In this episode we discuss:

    The hidden bigotry of the "nice guy"
    The progression of domestic abuse
    The White Christian morality's gaze on sex work and queerness
    Isolation vs public life 

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Rape, sexual assault, sex work, domestic violence, addiction

    You can find Colored Pages Book Club at:
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    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/colored-pages-book-club/id1456179363

    Web: https://www.thesecoloredpages.com/book-club-podcast-episodes


    Find FBOL at:
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuckboisoflit

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    BONUS- Roald Dahl

    BONUS- Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl, the author of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, THE WITCHES, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and over a dozen other books for children, had a complicated past as Her Majesty's secret sexy spy, a constant philanderer, and a long and storied history of antisemitism. A short biography and introduction to the life of Roald Dahl. Transcript available here: https://www.fuckboisoflit.com/episodes/2021/5/3/bonus-roald-dahlTO BECOME A PATRON: http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflit

    14: A Streetcar Named Desire - Part 1 - Marci & Ako of Colored Pages Book Club

    14: A Streetcar Named Desire - Part 1 - Marci & Ako of Colored Pages Book Club

    Marci and Ako, the hosts of the PHENOMENAL podcast Colored Pages Book Club, join host Emily Edwards to discuss the intensely traumatic Tennessee Williams play, A Streetcar Named Desire. CONTENT WARNINGS: Rape, sexual assault, sex work, domestic violence, addictionIn this episode we discuss:

    America's mutable definition of whiteness
    White female complicity in the patriarchy
    Gaslighting and abuse tactics
    Recovering from a broken American Dream

    You can find Colored Pages Book Club at:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheColoredPages

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesecoloredpages/

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/colored-pages-book-club/id1456179363

    Web: https://www.thesecoloredpages.com/book-club-podcast-episodes


    Find FBOL at:

    Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflit

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuckboisoflit

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fuckboisoflit/

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/f-bois-of-literature-book-podcast/id1455155797?mt=2

    Web: http://www.fuckboisoflit.com

    13: The Magic of Childhood

    13: The Magic of Childhood

    This past week, a confluence of events had us considering "the magic of childhood"- from Supreme Court rulings to Peter Pan winning Fuckboi Fever, but then that Orlando Sentinal Op-Ed about the Magic of Disney sent us over the top. We get a little heavy, but I promise the next Term Paper episode will be lighter. For a transcript, visit: https://www.fuckboisoflit.com/episodes/2021/4/27/episode-90-the-magic-of-childhoodFollow FBOLOn Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/fuckboisoflitOn Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/fuckboisoflitBE A PATRON: http://www.Patreon.com/fuckboisoflit

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    12: The Importance of Being Earnest- Part 2- Claire Willett

    12: The Importance of Being Earnest- Part 2- Claire Willett

    In our second half of our discussion about Oscar Wilde and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, guest Claire Willett (@ClaireWillett) muses on how Oscar would have reacted to r/relationships posts, the sanctity of a name, and how we have to remember Wilde as more than just Victorian England's greatest purveyor of quips and jokes.

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    11: The Importance of Being Earnest- Part 1- Claire Willett

    11: The Importance of Being Earnest- Part 1- Claire Willett

    Writer Claire Willett (@clairewillett) joins host Emily Edwards for an in-depth conversation about Oscar Wilde, puns, and the duality of personality in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Follow Fuckbois of Lit:On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/fuckboisoflitOn Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/fuckboisoflitBE A PATRON! http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflitSUMMARY:Jack Worthing, under the assumed name of Ernest, is in town to propose to Gwendolen Fairfax, the cousin of his friend Algernon Moncrieff. Gwendolen accepts but her mother, Lady Bracknell, refuses to let her marry as Jack/Ernest doesn't have the correct lineage. Algernon learns that his friend Ernest is actually named Jack, and Jack's country life secrets away a hot, young, female ward, whom Algernon decides to seduce on one of his "Bunbury" weekends– "Bunbury" being the name he gives a fictional friend whom he must visit whenever he needs to get out of town. Algernon takes on the guise of Ernest, who in the country is Jack's fictional brother that lives in town, to visit the family home. Jack's ward, Cecily, immediately decides she must marry him, this fictional Ernest whom she has heard so much about. Both men, taking on the name and disguise of Ernest, must convince their chosen spouses to marry them despite the fact that they are not the man they say they are.

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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

Rocky4Real ,

New fan here to stay!

FBOL had me laughing and learning! I love this podcast and wish I had them when I was in high school and college! I cannot recommend them enough!

Elieisawriter ,

Funny, serious, funny

It’s a pretty good podcast, I listen to it while I wash the dishes. It’s funny and then a little serious. And then funny.

Gary 7 Infiltrator ,

Wonderful

You aren’t going to get a scholarly deep dive into classic literature from a podcast with this title, but that’s what I love about it. It’s irreverent, funny, fun, and it takes literature seriously while not taking it seriously at all. Always very enjoyable. A must for book fans.

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