A podcast about your 10th grade reading list, hosted by John McCoy.
Thanksgiving Special: Poor Richard's Almanack
Fish and visitors stink in three days, but podcasts are evergreen! Dan and Rob return for the annual Thanksgiving nonsense with Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanack (1732-1758)....
Valley of the Dolls
Raggedy Ann, Barbie, Chucky—they’re all here. That’s what this book is about, right? Erin Gambrill discusses Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls (1966)....
On the Beach
Why just sit around waiting for the end of the world when you can hear a podcast about it? Jelani Sims discusses Nevil Shute’s On the Beach (1957)....
History of the Peloponnesian War
Kids today love Thucydides, right? Anyone? Daniel Daughhetee returns to discuss this late fifth century BCE chronicle of Athens v. Sparta....
It’s a naive literary podcast without any breeding, but I think you’ll be amused by its presumption. Dan Cassino discusses James Thurber’s “The Catbird Seat” (1942) and The 13 Clocks (1950)....
Through the Looking-Glass
If you’ve believed six impossible things before breakfast, why not listen to this podcast before lunch? Phil Gonzales discusses Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871)....
Can you review age of innocence?
Perhaps I just happened to pick the wrong first episode to listen to and the hosts were having an off day, but I found the discussion to be mostly summary and shallow complaints. I was hoping for something more insightful.
I’ve always been a voracious reader, but lately with kids, work and easy (digital) distractions I’ve stopped. This podcast brought me back to reading. Thank you!