132 episodes

A podcast about your 10th grade reading list, hosted by John McCoy.

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    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

A podcast about your 10th grade reading list, hosted by John McCoy.

    The Canterbury Tales

    The Canterbury Tales

    Those smale foweles maken melodye got nothin’ on us: Kathy Campbell and John discuss Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (c. 1400)....

    • 51 min
    Beowulf

    Beowulf

    The original Farewell to Arms. Nathan Alderman discusses Beowulf (c. 1000)....

    • 50 min
    Epic of Gilgamesh

    Epic of Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh, a king, at Uruk. It’s not just a Star Trek meme. Gregory Fried talks ritual sex, heavenly bulls, and sneaky snakes in the Epic of Gilgamesh....

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Metamorphosis

    The Metamorphosis

    Gregor’s mother warned him about days like this. Jason Snell discusses Franz Kafka’s inescapable novella, The Metamorphosis (1915)....

    • 39 min
    Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Tale of Wall Street

    Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Tale of Wall Street

    Audrey Lazaro discusses Mellville’s 1853 story, “Bartleby the Scrivener,” one of the top three bits of scrivener fiction ever....

    • 1 hr
    The Egypt Game

    The Egypt Game

    No, I won’t make a Bangles joke. Erin Gambrill discusses Zilpha Keatley Snyder’s The Egypt Game (1967)....

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

NorthSideOfTheTree ,

Thanks Dan!!!!

I heard about this very interesting podcast from John’s brother, Dan, on The Flophouse. I am a book nerd too. And listening to John and his guests discuss the classics is a joy to me.

Spencer_Seams ,

Great Show

I highly recommend this show, it's a delight. Also, I was on an episode once but that aside...subscribe.

don't study ,

School

HAHAHA totally didn’t listen to this instead of actually studying... 10/10 though, I got an A

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