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While fashions change and technology evolves, there are just some things about being human that transcend time. And the persistence of those human experiences is why anyone can find themselves in the timeless, romantic, and funny novels of Jane Austen.

The Jane Austen Podcast with Alison Larkin brings a fresh voice to these classic stories. Hosted by writer and comedian Alison Larkin, each season will present an Austen novel with her award-winning narration and feature chats with actors, writers, and other fascinating people who have one thing in common: a passionate love for Jane Austen. Whether you’re a die-hard Austen fan or you have yet to be introduced, you’ll find something delightful – and relatable – at every turn. 

We are currently airing Emma. Emma Woodhouse is a young, wealthy woman who enjoys matchmaking. Despite her good intentions however, Emma often misinterprets the relationships of around her, leading to romantic entanglements. The novel explores themes of love, class, and self-discovery, and is known for its witty and ironic portrayal of early 19th-century English society.

Stay tuned for Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, and Persuasion!

“Alison Larkin is a comic writer and performer and she approaches Austen as a satirist…she has genuine theatrical skill…sustained comic creations. The voice reveals all.” – The New Yorker

“Listeners will be captivated from the first sentence” – AudioFile Magazine

The Jane Austen Podcast with Alison Larkin is presented by Realm. Listen away.

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While fashions change and technology evolves, there are just some things about being human that transcend time. And the persistence of those human experiences is why anyone can find themselves in the timeless, romantic, and funny novels of Jane Austen.

The Jane Austen Podcast with Alison Larkin brings a fresh voice to these classic stories. Hosted by writer and comedian Alison Larkin, each season will present an Austen novel with her award-winning narration and feature chats with actors, writers, and other fascinating people who have one thing in common: a passionate love for Jane Austen. Whether you’re a die-hard Austen fan or you have yet to be introduced, you’ll find something delightful – and relatable – at every turn. 

We are currently airing Emma. Emma Woodhouse is a young, wealthy woman who enjoys matchmaking. Despite her good intentions however, Emma often misinterprets the relationships of around her, leading to romantic entanglements. The novel explores themes of love, class, and self-discovery, and is known for its witty and ironic portrayal of early 19th-century English society.

Stay tuned for Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, and Persuasion!

“Alison Larkin is a comic writer and performer and she approaches Austen as a satirist…she has genuine theatrical skill…sustained comic creations. The voice reveals all.” – The New Yorker

“Listeners will be captivated from the first sentence” – AudioFile Magazine

The Jane Austen Podcast with Alison Larkin is presented by Realm. Listen away.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Emma: Chapters 1-2

    Emma: Chapters 1-2

    Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her...

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    • 36 min
    Emma: Chapters 3-4

    Emma: Chapters 3-4

    Mr. Woodhouse was fond of society in his own way...

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    • 39 min
    Emma: Chapters 5-6

    Emma: Chapters 5-6

    "I do not know what your opinion may be, Mrs. Weston," said Mr. Knightley, "of this great intimacy between Emma and Harriet Smith, but I think it a bad thing."

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    • 34 min
    Emma: Chapters 7-8

    Emma: Chapters 7-8

    Harriet had been at Hartfield, as usual... she returned, and sooner than had been talked of, and with an agitated, hurried look, announcing something extraordinary to have happened which she was longing to tell...


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    • 46 min
    Emma: Chapter 9

    Emma: Chapter 9

    Mr. Knightley might quarrel with her, but Emma could not quarrel with herself. He was so much displeased, that it was longer than usual before he came to Hartfield again; and when they did meet, his grave looks shewed that she was not forgiven...

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    • 35 min
    Emma: Chapters 10-11

    Emma: Chapters 10-11

    Though now the middle of December, there had yet been no weather to prevent the young ladies from tolerably regular exercise; and on the morrow, Emma had a charitable visit to pay to a poor sick family, who lived a little way out of Highbury...


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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

NJCountryMom ,

Wonderful!

I love the Jane Austin Podcast. I listened to Pride and Prejudice and now Emma. I miss Ms Larkin ‘s comments after each chapter. I do not know why that was dropped when reading Emma.

Austin fan/Alison fan ,

What an absolute treat!

I adore Alison’s narration. She has such a lovely voice! Fabulous!

Fan of Jane Austen! ,

My favorite Jane Austen podcast ever!

OMG. I LOVE Alison Larkin! I have listened to her Audible audiobook recording of The Complete Novels of Jane Austen which is nothing short of brilliant and/but hearing Alison herself on this podcast also - well it’s fantastic. She’s also a writer and a comedian and she introduces each episode each week and is so charming and funny. I love this podcast! Austen narration and commentary at its very best. Well done Realm!!!

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