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Lolita Podcast

A weekly Society, Culture and TV podcast featuring Jamie Loftus
 19 people rated this podcast

Lolita Podcast


Lolita Podcast

A weekly Society, Culture and TV podcast featuring Jamie Loftus
 19 people rated this podcast
Who is Lolita? The Nabokov literary classic has sparked infinite discussion in the 65 years since its release, but the cultural memory the book has left behind lives more in romance and fashion aesthetics than a cautionary tale about a deceptive predator and his young prey. Jamie Loftus wants to know how we got here, and this series traces Lolita -- the person, Dolores Haze -- from her literary origin to current status as a doomed icon.
15 episodes
Voice Actor
1 episode
Voice Actor
Vladimir Nabokov
14 episodes
Voice Actor
Vera Nabokov, Lucia Williams & Various
15 episodes
1 episode
I loved this podcast. I listened to the first episode, realized I was hooked, and then put it aside for a few months so I could read the novel. When I finished the book, I came back to the podcast and listened to the whole thing in just a few days. It starts with a look at the novel and its author, expands to examine early film and theatre adaptations, and then looks at its effect on popular culture from the mid 20th Century to now. It is extensively researched, and there are interviews with experts that add to our understanding. This is such a divisive novel that everyone will have an opinion. Loftus doesn't seem to have a judgement for the novel, but she is fiercely insistent that allowing our collective cultural obsession with the sexuality of underage girls to go unexamined has harmful effects. I definitely agree with her about that.
A very engaging and thorough coverage of a topic i did not expect to be this interesting.
Just 3 episodes in and I am already amazed, makes you rethink so much in our culture (and I still don't know where it will lead me). It also makes me very angry of course. I look forward to Mondays now! Edit: finished, I'm so impressed, how do I make everyone listen to it???
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Oct 21st, 2020
Latest Episode
May 2nd, 2022
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About 1 hour
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