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A comedy podcast about classic literature. We’re here to take the trouble out of flipping through those dusty paper-cut-inducing-volumes, so you can spend less time reading and more time sounding smart at parties. Think of us like SparkNotes, but more fun. Join Taylor, Björn and Al each episode for a summary and discussion about your favorite classic books. As our name states, we simply “want to” be smarter at parties. Our theory is that getting to know classic literature is a surefire way to have more interesting things to talk about. So join us as we find out.

We Want To Sound Smart At Parties The L.O.S Podcast Network

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

A comedy podcast about classic literature. We’re here to take the trouble out of flipping through those dusty paper-cut-inducing-volumes, so you can spend less time reading and more time sounding smart at parties. Think of us like SparkNotes, but more fun. Join Taylor, Björn and Al each episode for a summary and discussion about your favorite classic books. As our name states, we simply “want to” be smarter at parties. Our theory is that getting to know classic literature is a surefire way to have more interesting things to talk about. So join us as we find out.

    EP 12 : The Call Of The Wild by Jack London Part I

    EP 12 : The Call Of The Wild by Jack London Part I

    Part I of II of the 1903 classic by Jack London "The Call Of The Wild" Join Taylor, Alex & Björn for the most metal episode to date as they discuss predicting the future, Cheney, not that one, the other Cheney. What would you do for a Klondike bar? Bjorn nicknames himself “Shampoo". We talk about Jacky Foggy London Town, how Roy had it coming from that Tiger and plagiarism. In the second half of the show, we start with nature faking, we then learn that Buck did not read the newspapers, but Buck is a dog, we get into Chinese Lottery Debt, have another couple of Terse alerts, coin the phrase Canine-abilism, all this as we attempt to sound smart at parties! 

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    This book, and many others, can be found at Project Gutenberg. This isn’t a plug, it is just a super great website where you can read books for free. www.gutenberg.org

    • 1 hr 44 min
    EP 11 : The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Part II

    EP 11 : The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Part II

    Part II of II of the 1915 classic by Franz Kafka “The Metamorphosis” Join Taylor, Alex & Björn for the thrilling conclusion as they discuss apple bottom bugs, Kafka’s daddy issues, we learn how to pronounce degenerative & we hear all about the journey of one bug who never leaves his room, even to hear violin music at the behest of 3 new bearded hipster roommates. It is pretty much our most Kafkaesque episode to date! Thank you for listening to We Want Sound Smart At Parties
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    This book, and many others, can be found at Project Gutenberg. This isn’t a plug, it is just a super great website where you can read books for free. www.gutenberg.org

    • 1 hr 21 min
    EP 10 : The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Part I

    EP 10 : The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Part I

    Part I of II of the 1915 classic by Franz Kafka “The Metamorphosis” Join Taylor, Alex & Björn as they discuss what it's like to wake up as a bug, the real meaning of “Kafkaesque” and why George Constanza has more in common with a German-speaking Bohemian novelist and short-story writer than you originally thought.  In the first half of the episode, we dig deep into Kafka’s life and untimely demise. Kafka was an insurance salesman and only after he devoted his entire life to writing did he croak shortly thereafter. In the second half of the pod we dig into the text where we hear the tale of a lowly textile salesman, Gregor Samsa, who after waking up as a bug as an allegory for casual sex, doesn’t think that is a good enough excuse to call in sick to work. Ahh, the early 1900’s. Get all the Kafka you can handle this episode and be assured to sound super smart at your next party!

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    This book, and many others, can be found at Project Gutenberg. This isn’t a plug, it is just a super great website where you can read books for free. www.gutenberg.org

    • 55 min
    EP 9 : Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Part III

    EP 9 : Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Part III

    Part III of III of Mary Shelley’s 1831 classic, Frankenstein, THE THRILLING CONCLUSION! Let the self-loathing conclude!  We monster-cobble our way through a harmless abduction, we victim blame the Swiss, learn the origin of Frankenstein’s bride and follow the characters all the way to the North Pole to learn what fate has in store for Victor and the monster he has created.

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    This book, and many others, can be found at Project Gutenberg. This isn’t a plug, it is just a super great website where you can read books for free. www.gutenberg.org

    • 1 hr 33 min
    EP 8 : Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Part II

    EP 8 : Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Part II

    In Part II of III of Mary Shelley’s 1831 classic, Frankenstein, we cast Anne Hathaway as the part of the monster, Lil Franky Jr.

    We hear Ted Danson and Whoopi Goldbergs origin story & smoke too many cigarettes with Thomas Jefferson Hogg. Once we finally dive into the text, we learn about Lil Franky’s origin story. We learn that having a deer-sized brain is great for learning the history of humanity, but not so good for conflict resolution. Ending on a cliff-hanger, this episode has everything, murder, executions by the state, deep regret, origin stories from the monster, and even a Percy Bishy Shelley poem!

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    This book, and many others, can be found at Project Gutenberg. This isn’t a plug, it is just a super great website where you can read books for free. www.gutenberg.org

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    • 1 hr 51 min
    EP 7 : Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Part I

    EP 7 : Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Part I

    Part I of III 

    The 1831 Final Cut version! The story of Little Franky Jr & one man’s horrid mistake.

    In the first half of the episode, we take a deep dive into the life & times of Mary Shelley, The Mother of Science Fiction, & the product of feminist-anarchist parents. We find out why losing your v/card to a Bishy on your mother’s grave makes you incredibly punk rock. In the second half of the show, we drill down into the text of our first novel-length book & learn why reanimating a Rubix-cube dead guy may not be the best idea.

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    This book, and many others, can be found at Project Gutenberg. This isn’t a plug, it is just a super great website where you can read books for free. www.gutenberg.org

    • 1 hr 44 min

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