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The comedy podcast about toxic characters, writers, and tropes of literature and legend.

Join host Emily Edwards to discuss feminist literature, toxic masculinity, gender roles, and intersectional representation in books. These are the Fuckbois of Literature.

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The comedy podcast about toxic characters, writers, and tropes of literature and legend.

Join host Emily Edwards to discuss feminist literature, toxic masculinity, gender roles, and intersectional representation in books. These are the Fuckbois of Literature.

    Batman - Andy Michaels

    Batman - Andy Michaels

    The ethical quagmire of the existence of the billionaire gets a bit easier when you're confronted with the reality of Bruce Wayne. Guest Andy Michaels (from our episode on the X-MEN in season one, @StopThatAndy) is here to talk about white, WASPy privilege and, possibly, the need for super-hero therapists. 


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    Paul Gauguin - A.M. Ridley - Fuckbois of Art History

    Paul Gauguin - A.M. Ridley - Fuckbois of Art History

    A.M. Ridley is back to discuss one of the most disturbing fuckbois of art history: Paul Gauguin. What do you get when you mix horrible sexual predilections with colonialism and color? A f*****g Gauguin painting of Tahiti. [CW] Sexual abuse & statutory rape. Gauguin is a monster. Flat out. But context, as always, is what matters. 


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    Cat's Cradle - Miles Klee

    Cat's Cradle - Miles Klee

    What does Hollywood Boulevard have to do with the Atomic Bomb and systemic racism? Well, all three topics of conversation get woven into our discussion with Miles Klee (@MilesKlee) on Kurt Vonnegut's classic sci-fi and sociology novel, CAT'S CRADLE. We wanted to know: does the book still work like it did when we were teens, before we realized it was satire? Buy a copy of the novel and support your local indie bookseller through our Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/lists/fbol-subjects/

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    The Ninja Turtles - A.M. Ridley - Fuckbois of Art History

    The Ninja Turtles - A.M. Ridley - Fuckbois of Art History

    Literature sure as hell isn't the only art form with an endless supply of Fuckbois. A.M. Ridley joins me for a few short episodes on the Fuckbois of Art History, proceeding with the most famous painters of all time. Turns out, it wasn't all chapels n' helicopters. Woohoo!


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    Hamlet - Sady Doyle

    Hamlet - Sady Doyle

    Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle), writer and author of Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power and Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . and Why joins host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) to discuss the most famous play about a really, really bad spring break: HAMLET. Pick up Sady's books now on bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/lists/fbol-guest-books


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    • 48 min
    Caravaggio - A.M. Ridley - Fuckbois of Art History

    Caravaggio - A.M. Ridley - Fuckbois of Art History

    Literature sure as hell isn't the only art form with an endless supply of Fuckbois. A.M. Ridley joins me for a few short episodes on the Fuckbois of Art History, starting with one of the biggest shitheels of all time: Caravaggio. There were... issues. 


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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Jb.216 ,

Fun and Funny

Love this show! It’s very entertaining and I especially loved the Frankenstein episodes! It was great to hear from a scientist instead of a literary person.

Smores0306 ,

Fun diversion

I'm newer to the podcast but going back and starting from the beginning. I don't know much about literature but I'm enjoying learning more about these books and Emily does a great job of keepiing it entertaining.

Heart2Tell ,

I love it

I love this podcast! Because of this podcast I wanna go back and reread all the classic lit

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