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Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong.

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Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong.

    Episode 173: Middlemarch, Book 4

    Episode 173: Middlemarch, Book 4

    This week is part four of our #Quarantine read of George Eliot's long and intimidating classic novel from the nineteenth century, Middlemarch.
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    • 30 min
    Episode 172: Choose Your Own Houdini

    Episode 172: Choose Your Own Houdini

    Today, in another departure from our Middlemarch read, we will read one of the new Choose Your Own Adventure books, which unlike the beloved books from the 80s, the new Choose Your Own Adventure novels are based on the lives of historical figures, except that they are all spies!
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    • 30 min
    Episode 171: Middlemarch, Book 3

    Episode 171: Middlemarch, Book 3

    This week is part three of our #Quarantine read of George Eliot's long and intimidating classic novel from the nineteenth century, Middlemarch.
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    • 40 min
    Episode 170: Quick Poems for Quarantine

    Episode 170: Quick Poems for Quarantine

    On today's episode, as a quick respite from our reading of Middlemarch, Julia, Rider, and Tod each present a poem to discuss. Julia presents "The Mower" by Philip Larkin; Rider presents "No worst, there is none" by Gerard Manley Hopkins; and Tod presents "Go Make Something Old" by Matthew Zapruder.
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    • 35 min
    Episode 169: Middlemarch, Book Two

    Episode 169: Middlemarch, Book Two

    This week is part two of our #Quarantine read of George Eliot's long and intimidating classic novel from the nineteenth century, Middlemarch.
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    • 34 min
    Episode 168: Murder Most Foul

    Episode 168: Murder Most Foul

    Bob Dylan released something new during the pandemic: Murder Most Foul, a seventeen-minute long song that begins with John F. Kennedy's assassination. This week, Julia, Rider, and Tod discuss the lyrics, Dylan in general, and Dylan's surprising Nobel Prize in Literature. What a trickster...
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
296 Ratings

296 Ratings

Alliecats9 ,

Surprisingly enjoyable

I really enjoy listening to this. I like that they don’t always agree. It’s fun to hear the differing opinions and see all sides. Readers and writers, you should tune in!

Etwkc ,

So fun!

Why all the hate for Tod in the reviews? All three hosts bring unique and interesting points of view to the books they review! They have great chemistry and are super entertaining. This has exposed me to so many books that I never would have heard of but end up loving! This podcast is definitely worth your time. I look forward to each new episode!

PoePlease ,

Terrible

They have very delayed and dragged voices when speaking. Almost painful to listen.
It sounds like they are trying to be overly amusing and it’s not.

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