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

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


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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


98

The Martian Chronicles

You’re the Martian now, Dog! Jason Snell discusses frontiers and sad houses in Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles (1950).

John McCoy with Jason Snell and David J. Loehr


97

A Christmas Memory

It’s fruitcake weather! John and Marina discuss memory, dog bones, and kites in Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” (1956).

John McCoy with Marina McCoy


96

The Way of All Flesh

It’s a big long book about Victorian religion and railroad investments! Daniel Reifferscheid discusses Samuel Butler’s The Way of All Flesh (1903).

John McCoy with Daniel Reifferscheid


95

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


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


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