123 episodes

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

Sophomore Lit John McCoy

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

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

    The Bell Jar

    The Bell Jar

    New Year’s is a time for optimism, but instead Christy Admiraal discusses Sylvia Plath’s 1963 roman à clef, the Bell Jar. Also, John totally gets the dates wrong for this book’s complicated publishing history....

    • 43 min
    Christmas Special: Gift of the Magi

    Christmas Special: Gift of the Magi

    But I sold my Zune to buy you this podcast! Marina and John discuss hair, watches, and O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi.”...

    • 21 min
    Thanksgiving Special: Burma-Shave

    Thanksgiving Special: Burma-Shave

    It’s turkey time / once again / Dan and Rob / dive right in / we discuss / Buma-Shave!...

    • 39 min
    Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

    Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

    Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need—a podcast, for example, where Bill O’Donnell discusses Jerome K. Jerome’s very silly Three Men in a Boat (1889)....

    • 46 min
    Peter Pan

    Peter Pan

    Grab on to your happy thought and join Shannon Campe in discussing James Barrie’s complicated children’s novel Peter Pan (1911), originally called Peter and Wendy....

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Spoon River Anthology

    Spoon River Anthology

    Spoon River…wider than a mile. Okay, now that we have that out of our way, join Lisa Schmeiser as we discuss Edgar Lee Master’s poetic collection *Spoon River Anthology *(1915)....

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 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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