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"Reading brings us unknown friends." (Honoré de Balzac)
Rachelle Ferguson from Kittywham Productions discusses classic and contemporary literature in her book review podcast Unknown Friends.

Unknown Friends Rachelle Ferguson

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 27 Ratings

"Reading brings us unknown friends." (Honoré de Balzac)
Rachelle Ferguson from Kittywham Productions discusses classic and contemporary literature in her book review podcast Unknown Friends.

    S3E13: The Fellowship of the Ring (Lord of the Rings, Bk. 1), by J. R. R. Tolkien

    S3E13: The Fellowship of the Ring (Lord of the Rings, Bk. 1), by J. R. R. Tolkien

    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien developed through a difficult childhood into a man of endurance and imagination. Philology was his first love, and out of his invented languages came the world of Middle-Earth, complete with history and legend, geography and cosmology, and of course the characters whom readers learned to love in his masterpiece The Lord of the Rings.

    I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com.

    Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends

    Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson

    Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions

    Email me: kittywham@gmail.com

    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!

    • 24 min
    S3E12: Paradiso (The Divine Comedy, Pt. 3), by Dante Alighieri

    S3E12: Paradiso (The Divine Comedy, Pt. 3), by Dante Alighieri

    After Dante confesses and repents at the top of Mt. Purgatory, he can finally return to the way of truth and follow Beatrice into heaven. And in Paradiso, the culmination of The Divine Comedy, we learn how love for God's created beings can be transformed into love for God Himself.

    I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com.

    Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends

    Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson

    Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions

    Email me: kittywham@gmail.com

    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!

    • 29 min
    S3E11: Purgatorio (The Divine Comedy, Pt. 2), by Dante Alighieri

    S3E11: Purgatorio (The Divine Comedy, Pt. 2), by Dante Alighieri

    After Inferno corrected Dante the pilgrim's disordered understanding of sin and justice, Purgatorio teaches him positive truths about virtue and freedom. Further spiritual formation awaits him in Paradiso, but at the summit of Mount Purgatory he has received a full education in self-knowledge and self-control.

    I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com.

    Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends

    Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson

    Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions

    Email me: kittywham@gmail.com

    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!

    • 31 min
    S3E10: Inferno (The Divine Comedy, Pt. 1), by Dante Alighieri

    S3E10: Inferno (The Divine Comedy, Pt. 1), by Dante Alighieri

    Dante Alighieri's epic poem is a 'comedia' in the classical sense, using the Italian vernacular and an upward-moving storyline. The Divine Comedy's first part, Inferno, features 'contrapasso,' a guiding principle for sin's punishment in which divine justice merges with man's free will.

    I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com.

    Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends

    Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson

    Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions

    Email me: kittywham@gmail.com

    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!

    • 32 min
    S3E9: A House Divided (The House of Earth, Bk. 3), by Pearl S. Buck

    S3E9: A House Divided (The House of Earth, Bk. 3), by Pearl S. Buck

    Wang Lung's grandson, Wang Yuan, tries to create a life for himself balanced between the traditions of his fathers and the freedoms of a new culture. Meanwhile, author Pearl S. Buck uses one of her characters to criticize Christianity, a faith which she believes the Chinese people will never embrace.

    I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com.

    Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends

    Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson

    Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions

    Email me: kittywham@gmail.com

    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!

    • 36 min
    S3E8: Sons (The House of Earth, Bk. 2), by Pearl S. Buck

    S3E8: Sons (The House of Earth, Bk. 2), by Pearl S. Buck

    The second book of Pearl Buck's House of Earth trilogy surprises us by echoing the first book: Wang Lung's son, Wang the Tiger, tragically finds new ways to repeat many of his father's worst mistakes.

    I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com.

    Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends

    Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson

    Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions

    Email me: kittywham@gmail.com

    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

mattnjuwah ,

Great Literary Analysis!

This podcast intelligently reviews books both classic and modern and has greatly informed my reading list. If you are looking for your next read, you couldn’t really go wrong with any of the books this podcast recommends.

Jessica Jokela ,

🎂An absolute treat🎂

This is my favorite literary podcast❣️ Rachelle is articulate, insightful, well-rounded and broad-minded. A delight to hear and an enrichment to her listeners, Rachelle reviews a variety of books with a unique candor and intelligence.
Thank you, Rachelle, for this terrific podcast: as a former English major, a voracious reader, and a brand-new mom, this podcast is both a refreshing, nutritious and fragrant treat for both my mind and soul.

Follower_Teacher ,

Self Knowledge and Direct Desire

The thoughts on human nature and the problem with our thinking are helpful to hear from another person. Encouraging to hear another person who recognizes the error in thinking that has plagued humans for millennia and offers a better alternative. It helps to be aware of what one is reading, seeing, watching and hearing. I look forward to your podcasts. You inspire me to think of how I can share and help others.

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