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If you’ve ever felt like you’re not “allowed” to like Jane Austen – whether because her work is too white, too academic, or too straight – we’ve been there. And this podcast is for you.

Each episode, we use a different theme to guide our reading through the Austen canon to give you the historical context of each work, draw connections to pop culture, and discover new ways of interpreting old texts.

There’s something in Jane Austen’s novels for everyone. Whether you’re a long-time Austen devotee or have never read a word of her writing, we hope you'll join us in Reclaiming Jane.

Reclaiming Jane Emily Davis-Hale & Lauren Wethers

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 31 Ratings

If you’ve ever felt like you’re not “allowed” to like Jane Austen – whether because her work is too white, too academic, or too straight – we’ve been there. And this podcast is for you.

Each episode, we use a different theme to guide our reading through the Austen canon to give you the historical context of each work, draw connections to pop culture, and discover new ways of interpreting old texts.

There’s something in Jane Austen’s novels for everyone. Whether you’re a long-time Austen devotee or have never read a word of her writing, we hope you'll join us in Reclaiming Jane.

    Emma 36-40: "Wait For It"

    Emma 36-40: "Wait For It"

    These chapters feel like balancing on a precipice. While we wait for the next bomb to drop, we're talking about Romanichal history in England and some very distressed damsels.

    For show notes and a full transcript of this episode, visit our website: reclaimingjanepod.com

    Connect with us:

    Twitter: @reclaimingjane

    Facebook: @ReclaimingJanePod

    Instagram: @reclaimingjane

    Patreon: @reclaimingjanepod

    Email: reclaimingjanepod@gmail.com

    Music by LaTasha Bundy. Show art by Emily Davis-Hale.

    • 41 min
    Emma 31-35: "Assert Yourself"

    Emma 31-35: "Assert Yourself"

    New challenger approaching... The Eltons are shaking things up in Hartfield! Will Emma stand her ground and assert her place in the hierarchy?

    Join us for mail talk and a healthy dose of intersectional feminism.

    For show notes and a full transcript of this episode, visit our website: reclaimingjanepod.com

    Connect with us:

    Twitter: @reclaimingjane

    Facebook: @ReclaimingJanePod

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    Patreon: @reclaimingjanepod

    Email: reclaimingjanepod@gmail.com

    Music by LaTasha Bundy. Show art by Emily Davis-Hale.

    • 44 min
    Emma 26-30: "Debuts & Debutantes"

    Emma 26-30: "Debuts & Debutantes"

    Emma is beginning to suspect there's something Frank Churchill isn't telling her. We are beginning to suspect there's something Frank Churchill isn't telling anyone. 

    We're using our theme of beginnings in this episode to talk about the Regency gentleman's Grand Tour, connect K-pop debuts to young ladies coming out in society, and debate exactly why Frank Churchill made such an extravagant trip to London. (P.S. -- if any generous donors would like to sponsor a Reclaiming Jane 2023 grand tour, we are available. You know. For research.) 

    Links to topics discussed in this episode: 

    The Grand Tour -- Regency History

    A Beginner's Guide to K-Pop

    For show notes and a full transcript of this episode, visit our website: reclaimingjanepod.com

    Connect with us:

    Twitter: @reclaimingjane

    Facebook: @ReclaimingJanePod

    Instagram: @reclaimingjane

    Patreon: @reclaimingjanepod

    Email: reclaimingjanepod@gmail.com

    Music by LaTasha Bundy. Show art by Emily Davis-Hale.

    • 40 min
    Emma 21-25: "Get a Move On"

    Emma 21-25: "Get a Move On"

    We're moving and shaking and defending Robert Martin's honor. 

    For show notes and a full transcript of this episode, visit our website: reclaimingjanepod.com

    Connect with us:

    Twitter: @reclaimingjane

    Facebook: @ReclaimingJanePod

    Instagram: @reclaimingjane

    Patreon: @reclaimingjanepod

    Email: reclaimingjanepod@gmail.com

    Music by LaTasha Bundy. Show art by Emily Davis-Hale.

    • 44 min
    Emma 16-20: "Cautionary Tale"

    Emma 16-20: "Cautionary Tale"

    No one's mad. But they're all disappointed. In this episode, Emily and Lauren ask whether certain characters could have been rather more cautious in their behavior, plus some context on Miss Fairfax's situation and nostalgia for Bridesmaids.

    For show notes and a full transcript of this episode, visit our website: reclaimingjanepod.com

    Connect with us:

    Twitter: @reclaimingjane

    Facebook: @ReclaimingJanePod

    Instagram: @reclaimingjane

    Patreon: @reclaimingjanepod

    Email: reclaimingjanepod@gmail.com

    Music by LaTasha Bundy. Show art by Emily Davis-Hale.

    • 41 min
    Emma 11-15: "Mentally (Un)Stable"

    Emma 11-15: "Mentally (Un)Stable"

    An extremely stable episode... up to a point. Join Emily and Lauren for conversations about consequences for actions, stubborn streaks, and more of what passes for Regency healthcare.

    For show notes and a full transcript of this episode, visit our website: reclaimingjanepod.com

    Connect with us:

    Twitter: @reclaimingjane

    Facebook: @ReclaimingJanePod

    Instagram: @reclaimingjane

    Patreon: @reclaimingjanepod

    Email: reclaimingjanepod@gmail.com

    Music by LaTasha Bundy. Show art by Emily Davis-Hale.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Lady Gilmore ,

Great debut!

As a Jane Austen fan, I always love a good conversation about her works and so far, this podcast is providing that in abundance. Smart,funny and pop culture friendly,plan to tune in for more!

JessPie1994 ,

Cringey “woke” rhetoric

I listen to several Jane Austen podcasts and most of them have a more modern and often feminist take on Austen…. But this one takes the cake. A lot of their assertions seem like a reach and it’s trying very hard to be woke.

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