A podcast about your 10th grade reading list, hosted by John McCoy.

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Casey at the Bat

There is no joy in Mudville. My brother Dan discusses “Casey at the Bat” (1888). Happy Thanksgiving!

John McCoy with Dan McCoy


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94

The Bear

And still bellowing he came. Jacob Haller discusses William Faulkner’s “The Bear” (1942).

Jacob Haller


93

Mrs. Dalloway

Does anybody really know what time it is? Zach Powers discusses Virginia Woolf’s 1925 novel, Mrs. Dalloway.

John McCoy with Zach Powers and Jean MacDonald


92

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

I promise we won’t make any jokes about losing our heads. Sarah Ifft Decker discusses Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

John McCoy with Sarah Ifft Decker


91

The Sword in the Stone

We didn’t mention that the titular Sword is not the same thing as Excalibur because you already knew that. Rosalynde Vas Dias discusses T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone (1938).

John McCoy with Rosalynde Vas Dias


90

The Wind in the Willows

There is nothing half so much worth doing as messing about in boats, except maybe messing about in podcasts. Erin Gambrill discusses The Wind in the Willows.

John McCoy with Erin Gambrill and Kelly Guimont


89

Flatland

John Siracusa returns to discuss Edwin Abbott’s Flatland (1884). Will it give us a new perspective or will it leave us flat? (Spoiler, John hated it.)

John McCoy with John Siracusa


88

Fifth Business

After four failed IPOs, we’re sure this one will work! Dan McCoy discusses Robertson Davies’s Fifth Business (1970).

Dan McCoy


87

The Importance of Being Earnest

The truth is rarely pure and never simple. However, podcasts are both. Ollie Brady discusses Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest (1895).

John McCoy with Ollie Brady


86

The Yellow Wallpaper

Caroline Fulford returns to discuss a nice story about home decorating, Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper.”

John McCoy with Caroline Fulford


85

The Long Winter

John’s wife, Marina, returns to discuss strange birds, hidden wheat, and barrel turkeys in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Long Winter.

John McCoy with Marina McCoy


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