23 episodes

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
    • 4.9 • 20 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.

    Pride & Prejudice 46-50: "Make the Sacrifice"

    Pride & Prejudice 46-50: "Make the Sacrifice"

    Things are heating up for the Bennets... In this episode, Lauren and Emily break down what's going on with Lydia and how sacrifice plays into it (or doesn't). Caution is thrown to the wind, tables are turning, and yes we made Squid Game relevant to Jane Austen.

    Links to topics discussed in this episode:

    Eloping to Gretna Green

    What is 'Squid Game' Really About? (show spoilers)

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

    Connect with us:

    Twitter: @reclaimingjane

    Facebook: @ReclaimingJanePod

    Instagram: @reclaimingjane

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    Email: reclaimingjanepod@gmail.com

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

    • 57 min
    Pride & Prejudice 41-45: "So What Is The Truth?"

    Pride & Prejudice 41-45: "So What Is The Truth?"

    Philosophy, but make it chaos! Lauren and Emily talk about how truth is constructed and why it's maybe – possibly – probably – fake. Also included: travel plans, siblings, and the nightmares of socially anxious people.

    Links to topics discussed in this episode:


    Truth coming out of her well to shame mankind
    Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? (WARNING for flashing gif upon opening link.)

    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.

    • 57 min
    Pride & Prejudice 36-40: "Be Humble, Sit Down"

    Pride & Prejudice 36-40: "Be Humble, Sit Down"

    In this episode, Lauren and Emily talk about humility and how it manifests – or doesn't – in these chapters. Also included: dictionary definitions, relatable celebrities, and some classic familial embarrassment.

    Links to topics discussed in this episode:


    Defining humility
    The Reign of the "Relatable" Celebrity is Over

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

    Connect with us:

    Twitter: @reclaimingjane

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    Email: reclaimingjanepod@gmail.com

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

    • 48 min
    Pride & Prejudice Bonus: "Darcy's Letter"

    Pride & Prejudice Bonus: "Darcy's Letter"

    So, we got hit by a hurricane...

    In lieu of trying to record a "normal" episode while displaced, we present an impromptu piece of bonus content: Emily's extremely questionable but highly dramatic reading of Mr. Darcy's letter to Elizabeth in Chapter 35. Please enjoy!

    If you are able, we encourage donating to local organizations assisting with hurricane recovery. 


    United Houma Nation
    New Orleans Black Youth Fund
    Culture Aid NOLA
    Imagine Water Works

    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.

    • 17 min
    Pride & Prejudice 31-35: "Don't You Trust Me?"

    Pride & Prejudice 31-35: "Don't You Trust Me?"

    Do you, don't you? Lauren and Emily consider the many roles that trust plays in these chapters, from self confidence to shocking betrayal. Also  included: revelations, Aladdin, and how NOT to propose marriage.

    Links to topics discussed in this episode:


    Regency guardians
    Do you trust me? 

    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.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Pride & Prejudice 26-30: "We Got Family"

    Pride & Prejudice 26-30: "We Got Family"

    I don't got friends. I got FAMILY. In this week's episode, Emily and Lauren talk about families we choose and families we don't. Also included: prudent decisions, the Fast & Furious franchise, and a certain Miss Bennet at Rosings Park.

    Links to topics discussed in this episode: 


    The Habsburg Jaw
    Regency-era Family Planning
    The Best Fast and Furious Family Memes

    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.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 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!

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