58 episodes

Welcome to your new favourite book club. If you enjoy deep dives into the greatest books ever written, you will love Hardcore Literature. Provocative poems, evocative epics, and life-changing literary analyses. We don’t just read the great books - we live them. Together we’ll suck the marrow out of Shakespeare, Homer, and Tolstoy. We’ll relish the most moving art ever committed to the page and stage from every age. Join us on the reading adventure of a lifetime.

Hardcore Literature Benjamin McEvoy

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 194 Ratings

Welcome to your new favourite book club. If you enjoy deep dives into the greatest books ever written, you will love Hardcore Literature. Provocative poems, evocative epics, and life-changing literary analyses. We don’t just read the great books - we live them. Together we’ll suck the marrow out of Shakespeare, Homer, and Tolstoy. We’ll relish the most moving art ever committed to the page and stage from every age. Join us on the reading adventure of a lifetime.

    Ep 58 - How to Make 2023 Your Greatest Reading Year (and Lessons from the Great Books)

    Ep 58 - How to Make 2023 Your Greatest Reading Year (and Lessons from the Great Books)

    If you're enjoying the Hardcore Literature Show, there are two ways you can show your support and ensure it continues:
    1. Please leave a quick review on iTunes.
    2. Join in the fun over at the Hardcore Literature Book Club: patreon.com/hardcoreliterature
    Thank you so much. Happy listening and reading!
    - Benjamin

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 57 - The Best Beginnings in Great Literature

    Ep 57 - The Best Beginnings in Great Literature

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    2. Join in the fun over at the Hardcore Literature Book Club: patreon.com/hardcoreliterature
    Thank you so much. Happy listening and reading!
    - Benjamin

    • 55 min
    Ep 56 - How to Read in Times of Need

    Ep 56 - How to Read in Times of Need

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    Thank you so much. Happy listening and reading!
    - Benjamin

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep 55 - Shakespeare's Comedies

    Ep 55 - Shakespeare's Comedies

    If you're enjoying the Hardcore Literature Show, there are two ways you can show your support and ensure it continues:
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    - Benjamin

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep 54 - The Road (Cormac McCarthy)

    Ep 54 - The Road (Cormac McCarthy)

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    Thank you so much. Happy listening and reading!
    - Benjamin

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 53 - The Crucible (Arthur Miller)

    Ep 53 - The Crucible (Arthur Miller)

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    Thank you so much. Happy listening and reading!
    - Benjamin

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

Michael Arthur Karpienski ,

Inspiring for any writer

I found Ben’s podcast with my obsession into all things Hemingway style. Raking the leaves one afternoon in Texas, I found Ben’s podcast on Hemingway’s short stories and felt like I finally made a friend who could discuss this genius writer’s work with me.
I am not big into podcasts but this is one for any lover of literature or any writer such as myself who finds it hard to meet others around who read and care to go deep into the human existence in a world quickly narrowing its view into more and more things superficial and instant gratification.
Don’t know where you live Ben, but if you are ever in New York City it would be amazing to have a drink and talk about all things writing and literature.
5 out of 5- brilliant work man!

Jespainc ,

"Sublime"

Episode 56 is one of the most enlightening podcasts I have ever listened to. Mcevoy's voice is sonorous and soothing; his content is enriching, thought-provoking, supportive, eloquent and elevating. How wonderful to hear and learn about reading for healing and to have such concepts I only inarticulately perceived put into context and shape. How refreshing is the inclusivity and diversity of thought; how uplifting and hopeful the encouragement of and gift of healing Mcevoy reveals. I took many notes during the episode. The thought content is truly awe-inspiring and deeply profound. To connect with great works and to know oneself through reading is an extraordinary gift that Mcevoy opens our minds and thought to. This episode is a source of hope as well as shines a beacon on the connection between reader, literature, and life.

craig lefebvre ,

Really enjoyed this

I’m loving this podcast. Now one of my favorites

Author Craig Lefebvre

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