Sophomore Lit

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Episodes of Sophomore Lit

Spoon River…wider than a mile. Okay, now that we have that out of our way, join Lisa Schmeiser as we discuss Edgar Lee Master’s poetic collection *Spoon River Anthology *(1915). John McCoy with Lisa Schmeiser.
Anarchy in the U. K. (LeGuin)! David Woken talks a lot of politics and a little story as we discuss The Dispossessed (1974). John McCoy with David Woken.
Gena Radcliffe and John don’t blab any drab gab—they chatter hep patter about Jack Kerouac’s “October in the Railroad Earth” (1957) and Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” (1954-55). John McCoy with Gena Radcliffe.
I no I wil be smart won day. Until thin I will diskus Daniel Keyes’s epistolary novel Flowers for Algernon (1966) with Jason Snell. John McCoy with Jason Snell.
Please invite in Jelani Lee and Matt Skuta to discuss Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897). We can’t start until you do. John McCoy with Jelani Sims and Matt Skuta.
Let’s all hunker around this match and discuss some of the tales by Hans Christian Andersen. David Loehr returns. John McCoy with David J. Loehr.
It’s phraseology and pachyderms, as Daniel Daughetee discusses Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language” (1946) and “Shooting an Elephant” (1936). John McCoy with Daniel Daughetee.
Enjoy every, every minute of Phil and John discussing Thornton Wilder’s Our Town (1938). John McCoy with Phil Gonzales.
Maybe you should consider listening to this episode, in which Sammi C. discusses Jane Austen’s Persuasion (1817). Actually, we must insist. John McCoy with Sammi C.
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.
Why am I persecuted here? Travis Bedard discusses Arthur Miller’s 1953 The Crucible. John McCoy with Travis Bedard.
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.
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.
Jelani Sims returns to discuss Richard Wright’s 1940 wake-up call, Native Son. John McCoy with Jelani Sims.
O Captain, My Captain, the podcast has begun! Daniel Daughetee discusses two Whitman poems about Lincoln. John McCoy with Daniel Daughetee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You’re the Martian now, Dog! Jason Snell discusses frontiers and sad houses in Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles (1950).
It’s fruitcake weather! John and Marina discuss memory, dog bones, and kites in Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” (1956).
It’s a big long book about Victorian religion and railroad investments! Daniel Reifferscheid discusses Samuel Butler’s The Way of All Flesh (1903).
There is no joy in Mudville. My brother Dan discusses “Casey at the Bat” (1888). Happy Thanksgiving!
And still bellowing he came. Jacob Haller discusses William Faulkner’s “The Bear” (1942).
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