17 episodes

The Literary CatCast is dedicated to the preservation of vintage books and writings with cats as main characters, bringing their awareness into the modern form of a podcast.

The Literary CatCast Phebe Phillips, Cats and Literature

    • Fiction
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

The Literary CatCast is dedicated to the preservation of vintage books and writings with cats as main characters, bringing their awareness into the modern form of a podcast.

    A Kitten in Paradise

    A Kitten in Paradise

    A drunken thief feeds a starving, stray kitten from a vessel of stolen milk. This kindness later creates a dramatic event at the gates of Heaven.
    A Kitten in Paradise was written by Cicely Hamilton in the late 1920(s) or early 1930(s). It is one of twenty-one tales in the anthology, Puss in Books, copyright 1932.

    • 19 min
    A Cat May Look At A King

    A Cat May Look At A King

    A Cat May Look At A King was written by Jan Struther in the late 1920s or early 1930s. Struther also created the character, Mrs. Miniver, popular in the late 1930s and 1940s. In this story, a royal court cat blindly worships and unquestioningly trusts the King, until the King kicks him. At that point, a new perspective is formed for both the cat and the King. Through their conversations, and wisdom gained from the cat's point-of-view, the King and the Kingdom are changed for the better, forever. 

    • 17 min
    The Cat Who Came for Christmas

    The Cat Who Came for Christmas

    Cleveland Amory rescues a starving, hurt, stray white cat from a New York City alley on a snowy Christmas Eve night in 1977. This cat became known as his much loved cat, Polar Bear, featured in three of his best selling novels. In this episode Phebe reads chapter one, The Rescue from The Cat Who Came for Christmas.

    • 43 min
    The Paradise of Cats

    The Paradise of Cats

    The Paradise of Cats, written in 1864, by Emile Zola is the story of a fat, comfortable cat who longs to leave his luxurious life, and run wild on Paris rooftops. Told in the cat's own words, the cat soon discovers that life on the street is not as free and beautiful as expected. 

    • 20 min
    The Fat Cat

    The Fat Cat

    The Fat Cat, written in 1959 by the collaborative author group named, Q. Patrick, is categorized as suspense. It's a vintage short story that word plays on the childhood rhyme, The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat, but this is not a child's story. It follows a cat, who follows a soldier through a treacherous jungle during WWII. 
    The Literary Catcast is dedicated to the preservation of vintage books and literature with cats as main characters—bringing their awareness into the modern form of a podcast. You may find us under the keywords: cats, books, cats in literature, and narration.

    • 17 min
    The Cats of Ulthar

    The Cats of Ulthar

    The Cats of Ulthar, written in 1920 by H. P. Lovecraft, tells the story of how a law forbidding the killing of cats came to be. A young traveller boy named Menes reacts to the murder of his kitten with a meditation that gives way to prayer. Meditation and Prayer so strong it reshapes the clouds in the sky, and changes the cats, the people, and the town of Ulthar forever.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Shikari ,

A Most A-mew-sing Podcast

Having tea & books aplenty, still I /lack a cat. Thus this podcast comforts me/until I manage to remedy that/Her honeyed voice regales me/With many miniature tiger tales/Until I envision bowlfuls of milk/And hear the jingling of collared bells.

Cabybara Stan ,

A Purr-fect Podcast for Cat Lovers

Fantastic podcast! “Charming” is a great word to describe it. Check it out!

Mackeybackintown ,

I love cats

I love to read. How cool to find a podcast that helps me find books with cats as fun characters. I ordered Cleveland Amory’s book featured on one of these episodes. I would have never known about it, except for this podcast. Thanks for sharing, Phebe!

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