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

109

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Marina McCoy returns to discuss faith, fairies, and newspapers in Francis Pharcellus Church’s “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” (1897).

John McCoy with Marina McCoy


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108

The Crucible

Why am I persecuted here? Travis Bedard discusses Arthur Miller’s 1953 The Crucible.

John McCoy with Travis Bedard


107

Trees

I think that I will never see brothers so drunk as we three. Drunken Thanksgiving continues this year with Rob, Dan, and John discussing Joyce Kilmer’s Trees (1914).

John McCoy with Rob McCoy and Dan McCoy


106

Atlas Shrugged

Who cares who John Galt is? Bridget Kennedy discusses the geniuses and moochers of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged (1957).

John McCoy with Bridget Kennedy


105

Native Son

Jelani Sims returns to discuss Richard Wright’s 1940 wake-up call, Native Son.

John McCoy with Jelani Sims


104

Walt Whitman: Lincoln Poems

O Captain, My Captain, the podcast has begun! Daniel Daughetee discusses two Whitman poems about Lincoln.

John McCoy with Daniel Daughetee


103

White Noise

I considered posting an hour of static, but instead here’s Erin Gambrill and me discussing Don Delillo’s postmodern novel White Noise (1985).

John McCoy with Erin Gambrill


102

Rebecca

Last night I dreamed I did a podcast again. It seemed to me that Gena Radcliffe discussed Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (1935).

John McCoy with Gena Radcliffe


101

Little Women

Christmas isn’t Christmas without presents, and literary podcasts aren’t literary podcasts without an exhaustive conversation about Louisa May Alcott’s essential coming of age book. Shannon Campe discusses.

John McCoy with Shannon Campe


100

Required reading

Happy 100th episode everybody! For this special Sophomore Lit, I asked random people what they remembered most about their high school literature classes.

John McCoy


99

“Tam O’ Shanter” and “To a Mouse”

Och, please dinnae make fun of non-Scottish people Darren Husted and John as they discuss and try to read aloud excerpts of Robert Burns’s “Tam O’ Shanter” (1791) and “To a Mouse” (1785).

John McCoy with Darren Husted


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