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Become a Paid Subscriber and get bonus podcasts: https://anchor.fm/nowplayingpodcast/subscribe Three playful movie reviewers break down a wide variety of film franchises by dedicating a podcast to every single sequel, remake, reboot, and spin-off in a series. Conversations are in-depth and cover production history, literary sources, gossip, merchandising, and good old fashioned personal opinion with loads of humor and critical insight. No cinematic universe is too obscure or sacred!
 
::: welcome to harsh words ::: i am your host, guide, and literary archaeologist, harsh zaran ::: every month the podcast will feature an episode collection focused on a single work of literary fiction ::: musical flourishes are by sabzi (sabzi.bandcamp.com) :::
 
Not just book chat! The Literary Life Podcast is an ongoing conversation about the skill and art of reading well and the lost intellectual tradition needed to fully enter into the great works of literature. Experienced teachers Angelina Stanford and Thomas Banks (of www.HouseOfHumaneLetters.com) join lifelong reader Cindy Rollins (of www.MorningtimeForMoms.com) for slow reads of classic literature, conversations with book lovers, and an ever-unfolding discussion of how Stories Will Save the ...
 
Mitchell Kaplan has been a bookseller and has owned the independent bookstores Books & Books for over 35 years. He is also co-founder of the acclaimed Miami Book Fair. If you love books, writers or are a passionate reader, this podcast is for you. Enter The Literary Life where every Friday you’ll hear candid conversations with Mitchell and his guests.
 
Two boyfriends who won't stop talking about their English Lit degrees comment on a girl who saved the world, a lot. A weekly re-watch of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' from an LGBTQ, feminist, and literary perspective (also wine!). New episodes released every Wednesday.
 
A monthly conversation about books and ideas on NTS Radio hosted by friends Carrie Plitt, a literary agent, and Octavia Bright, a writer and academic. Each show features an author interview, book recommendations, lively discussion and a little music too, all built around a related theme - anything from the novella to race to masculinity. Listen live on NTS Radio www.nts.live
 
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Reyna Muñoz, Vanessa Zuñiga, Richie Marrufo, & formerly Jorge Gomez

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From BorderSenses & Papagayo, this podcast dissects culturally-relevant literature: novels, memoirs, poetry, comics, zines, & short stories. We love reading & analyzing books, comparing their adaptations, & connecting their allusions. Sometimes, we feature special guests, including the authors themselves. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/literallyliterary/support
 
Close Reads is a book-club podcast for the incurable reader. Hosted by David Kern and featuring Tim McIntosh and Heidi White, alongside a couple of other occasional guests, we read Great Books and talk about them. This is a show for amateurs in the best sense. We’re book lovers, book enthusiasts. This is not an experts show and it’s barely literary analysis in the way that literary analysis is commonly understood. Instead it’s a show about experiences with literary urge. Join us! Close Reads ...
 
An exciting new podcast by Marc Eliot Stein of Literary Kicks. Why is opera relevant today? This sometimes-lost art form hides a fascinating, vibrant world. In our first episode, we discuss whether Verdi's Otello is better than Shakespeare's Othello, whether Othello had PTSD, and what it means that Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro is an Italian opera by a German Austrian and a Venetian Jew based on a French play that takes place in Spain. Welcome to the first episode of Lost Music: Exploring Lite ...
 
Lit Cit explores the multi-faceted life of a writer in today’s literary community through insightful interviews with authors, editors, agents, and all of the people who help make writing happen. The podcast is produced and run by members of Antioch Los Angeles’ MFA Creative Writing program.
 
A podcast exploring writer Dominick Dunne's quest for justice amidst his incisive commentary of the high society set. Alicia (Trashy Divorces) leads a far ranging romp through the novels and Vanity Fair columns of one of the 20th century’s most unforgettable literary contributors. Covering courthouses and country clubs, Dunne’s voice was one for the ages, and Done & Dunne ensures that voice can continue to resonate with audiences today. New episodes weekly, consider Monday your Dunne-Day.
 
Outside's longstanding literary storytelling tradition comes to life in audio with features that will entertain, inspire, and inform listeners. We launched in March 2016 with our first series, Science of Survival, which was developed in partnership with PRX, distributors of the idolized This American Life and The Moth Radio Hour, among others. We have since added three additional series, The Outside Interview, which has editor Christopher Keyes interrogating the biggest figures in sports, ad ...
 
It’s the groves of academe: Bennington College, the wildest and wickedest school in America. In the last great decade: the 1980s. Bennington class of ’86, class of Bret Easton Ellis, future writer of American Psycho and co-leader of the literary Brat Pack; Jonathan Lethem, future writer of Motherless Brooklyn and MacArthur Fellow; and Donna Tartt, future writer of The Secret History and Pulitzer Prize winner. All three are, at various times, infatuated and disappointed with one another, thei ...
 
Damian Barr's Literary Salon tempts the world's best writers to read exclusively from their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Star guests have included Bret Easton Ellis, Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Helen Fielding, Diana Athill and Louis de Bernières - all in front of a live audience at leading glamourous locations. Suave salonnière Damian Barr is your host. Don't worry it's not a book club - there's no homework. Salon Selective! Produced by Russell Finch.
 
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Welcome to this new season of The Literary Life podcast! This week we bring you an introduction both to William Shakespeare and his play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hosts Angelina, Cindy and Thomas seek to give new Shakespeare readers a place from which to jump into his work and more experienced readers eyes to see more layers in his stories. Cindy …
 
Today I had the pleasure of talking to Julia Fine about her new book The Upstairs House: A Novel (Harper Collins, 2021). We talked about a lot of things, including how Goodnight Moon is surreal and how one decides to become a novelist. Here's a bit about the book... Ravaged and sore from giving birth to her first child, Megan is mostly raising her …
 
“Some people don’t want to read about younger people, because they can’t relate to it. But for me, reading a book like Open Water or Sally Rooney’s book Beautiful World, Where Are You, it’s like looking at the lifestyle of people who live on a different planet. That’s how much older I am now, but it’s really interesting to me because people in thei…
 
In this week's episode your hosts discuss Jack Whitney's debut novel, Dead Moons Rising! Aydra Ravenspeak has spent years trying to get her brother and kingdom to see her as more than an accessory to the throne. She has to constantly push back against what society wants with little success. However, when she ends up in Draven Greenwood's realm she …
 
Grace (@GraceJackson) and Alex (@Alecks_Guns) join Matt once again to discuss John Milton as a polemicist over John Milton as a poet. Milton's family background. Charles Deodati. Anti-Popery; the Gunpowder Plot, The Fatal Vespers. Virginity. The Trip to Italy. The English civil war and censorship/openness. Epic Poet tradition. Divorce Tracts. Areop…
 
Welcome back listeners to a new year of unmissable books that we can’t wait to share with you. This week we’re bringing you a reading from Irish author Megan Nolan’s sensational novel Acts of Desperation - one of the biggest books of the year! In Megan’s visceral novel about love, loss and self-effacing obsession, she tells the story of an unnamed …
 
Happy New Year! Our first book of 2022 is a challenge. Jayne and Paula struggle to discuss Lemon by Kwon Yeo-Sun. Have you read it? If so, you should definitely tune in to the pod as the ladies parse out this book and make some revelations.Books they mention:Lemon by Kwon Yeo-SunNiche of Green by Kwon Yeo-SunMaiden's Skirt by Kwon Yeo-SunWell Hello…
 
Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana kicked off the verismo craze in Italian opera in 1890. Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci followed two years later. We talk about the ripple effects of the verismo movement in this wide-ranging episode, covering everything from Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese to Anton Chekhov, Konstantin Stanislavski, St…
 
We close out the year talking shop with the second half of Piñata Theory, Alan Chazaro's 2020 poetry collection out of Black Lawrence Press. We will return next year, and want to wish everyone a safe and happy 2022 filled with lots of books! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/literallyliterary/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor…
 
Gene Wolfe's Ray Bradbury story. Pages 152 - 169. Support the show by becoming a patron on Patreon. Rate and review the show to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your life? Join us on Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast. Love Star Trek? Come find us on the Lower Decks! Neil Gaiman fan? Love comics? Join us on Han…
 
Next up in our exploration of The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, we weave into the night of the shooting, as well as Elsie Woodward's background. Elsie is our first Mrs. Grenville, and understanding her past goes a long way to understanding all that came next. What won't Elsie do to protect her family's power and privilege? Advertise with us! Learn more abou…
 
The writer and editor Robert Gottlieb does double duty on this week’s podcast. He talks about the life and career of Sinclair Lewis, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of “Babbitt,” Lewis’s best-selling novel about the narrow-mindedness and conformity of middle-class America in the first half of the 20th century. But first, he talks about his…
 
Noor Naga speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about co-editing The Common’s first-of-its-kind portfolio of writing from the Arabian Gulf, which appeared in Issue 22. Noor penned an introduction to the portfolio, titled “Who Writes the Arabian Gulf?”, which explores her experience growing up in the Gulf with no real contemporary literature writt…
 
Timothy Brennan is Professor of Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, and English at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of several seminal books in literary studies, including Borrowed Light: Vico, Hegel, and the Colonies, published by Stanford University Press in 2014, Secular Devotion: Afro-Latin Music and Imperial Jazz published b…
 
Küchlya (1925), the first novel of the great Russian formalist Yury Tynyanov gives us a vividly written and moving recreation of the childhood, youth, beliefs and adventures of an eccentric and idealistic young poet and friend of Pushkin, tragically caught up in the Decembrist insurrection of 1825 against the Russian autocracy. Nataliya Shpylova-Sa…
 
In Yiddish Writers in Weimar Berlin: A Fugitive Modernism (Indiana UP, 2021), Marc Caplan explores the reciprocal encounter between Eastern European Jews and German culture in the days following World War I. By concentrating primarily on a small group of avant-garde Yiddish writers—Dovid Bergelson, Der Nister, and Moyshe Kulbak—working in Berlin du…
 
It’s been one of the most enduring archetypes in mountain sports: that great wintry countercultural hero, who will work any job and live in squalor so long as they can ski 100-plus days a season. But now, after decades of inspiring people everywhere to chase their powder dreams, the ski bum has at last been extinguished by… well, that’s the questio…
 
Desertion and dissolution comes to Sunnydale - the High School is abandoned, the Bronze is closing down, and Buffy is unceremoniously kicked out of her own damn house. The end begins. The Buffy Boys have their heads on a swivel in S07E19 "Empty Places". Key Buffy Bits from this episode include: "Et Tu, Scoobie?" the collapse of the Hero's support n…
 
This week's Book Club podcast addresses one of the most misunderstood and vilified concepts in the culture wars: postmodernism. How did this arcane theoretical position escape from academia to become a social media talking point? What the hell is it anyway? What does Jeff Koons have to do with Foucault? Is postmodernism out to destroy capitalism, o…
 
In this episode of QUEER VOICES OF THE SOUTH, I talk with ANDREW J. KUNKA, who is a professor of English and division chair at the University of South Carolina Sumter. He is the author of the book Autobiographical Comics and has also published articles and book chapters on Will Eisner, Kyle Baker, Doug Moench, Jack Katz, and Dell Comics. The Life a…
 
This podcast tends to take a somewhat dim view of Truman Capote, a longtime acquaintance and maybe sometimes frenemy of Dominick Dunne. But Truman had his bright spots, too. Today we're treating you to an episode of another of Alicia's podcasts, Love Letters to..., with a Love Letter to Truman's First Swan, Carol Saroyan Matthau. We'll see you Mond…
 
He brings the Mile High Club and the six feet under crowd together Tabloid journalist Miguel Ferrer (Robocop) is on the trail of The Night Flier, a serial killer who drains victims of blood during sunset stops at tiny East Coast airports. Is there any truth to the rumor that this phantom aviator is a vampire? And if so, is his sleek black jet just …
 
Welcome to Campfire Classics, a Literary Comedy Podcast!! We're a little slap happy this week! But the best things in life always happen... That's it, the best things in life always happen. It's not profound but there it is. Emily is back behind the mic, taking some of the pressure off of Ken this week, and she jumps in to read a mid '50s Pulp Dete…
 
Recorded 1/9/22 Matt and Dan are joined again by YouTube video-essayist Last Things in this sprawling, 2 hour, 2022 debut. Topics include: Third-Way politics, Amazon's The Boys, Quentin Tarantino, the legacy of David Foster Wallace, and Matt Pegas's own Dragon Day. Last Things Twitter Matt Pegas Twitter Dan Baltic Twitter Purchase Dragon Day: https…
 
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