Category: Podcast

  • Finding ‘A Room of One’s Own’ – Episode 30

    In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf takes us through a history of women in fiction, from the unknown poets of Elizabethan times to 18th and 19th-century writers like Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë.  This little book is not only for feminists, but for anyone interested in the life and classic writings of female […]

  • Reading and Podcasting: Behind the Scenes – Episode 29

    How did I first get into classic literature, let alone podcast about it? This week’s episode features a glimpse into my reading life and podcasting journey, as well as some tips and technology which have helped me along the way. Opening quote is from South by Sir Ernest Shackleton.  It has no bearing on today’s […]

  • First Impressions – Flannery O’Connor – Episode 28

    This summer, I’ve been getting to know Southern Gothic author Flannery O’Connor through a collection of her short stories. In this “First Impressions” episode, I chat about her life, her writing, and the themes in her stories which grabbed my attention. Sources / Further Reading:“This Lonesome Place: Flannery O’Connor on race and religion in the […]

  • My Sherlock Holmes Obsession – Episode 27

    Today I take a nostalgia trip back to the time I first met Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective has impacted my life in many ways, from violin playing to overcoming social anxiety. I also share my thoughts on a number of adaptations, including the Jeremy Brett TV series and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock. […]