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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 • 42 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.

    Six Degrees of Jane Austen, Episode 5

    Six Degrees of Jane Austen, Episode 5

    We're here for a good time, not for a long time. The topics our audience chose:


    The Office
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    Waffles
    Time travel
    Renaissance faires
    Mardi Gras

    This episode marks the end of "Phase 1" of Reclaiming Jane! We're taking a few months off to doctorize a host and will return in summer 2024 with new readings, discussions, and shenanigans.

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

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    Email: reclaimingjanepod@gmail.com

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

    • 27 min
    Northanger Abbey: Once More with Feeling

    Northanger Abbey: Once More with Feeling

    It's our traditional book wrap-up episode, where we reminisce, give advice, and get a little tipsy – now with some unplanned additional reading recommendations?

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

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Northanger Abbey 28-31: "Anxiety Awaits"

    Northanger Abbey 28-31: "Anxiety Awaits"

    It's our final reading episode of Northanger Abbey! Not even Catherine's wild imagination could have predicted these anxiety-inducing events... 

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

    • 44 min
    Northanger Abbey 25-27: "Pick Your Poison"

    Northanger Abbey 25-27: "Pick Your Poison"

    Catherine is seeing a little sunlight after the confrontation in a previous chapter, but conses are quencing elsewhere. There are choices and there are CHOICES, just like there's romancing and there's romanticizing...

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

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

    • 38 min
    Northanger Abbey 22-24: "...Or Hardly Working"

    Northanger Abbey 22-24: "...Or Hardly Working"

    Catherine's imagination has kicked into high gear – perhaps to the detriment of her relationship with the Tilneys. Join us for a discussion of her particular self-casting as Gothic heroine and a look at who's really working around Northanger Abbey.

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

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

    • 47 min
    Northanger Abbey 19-21: "A Particular Set of Skills"

    Northanger Abbey 19-21: "A Particular Set of Skills"

    Gothic shenanigans are officially afoot as Catherine and the Tilneys make their way to Northanger Abbey! Pay no mind to that mysterious furniture, look at these renovated windows and spontaneous dance numbers instead.

    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.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

chalkr ,

Love this show.

I’m a fan of the books and I love the hosts together, how comfortable & joking they are, but also very serious w/ history, analysis etc. Feels like being part of a really, really good JA book club. Working my way through all the episodes & finding it very comforting listening

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!

Nocturnal23 ,

Sigh

I do appreciate this podcast. But too white? Really? Shame on the writer of this description. Like it’s Jane Austen’s fault for being “white”. Absolutely trashy and ridiculous.

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