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Literary Disco

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Literary Disco

Literary Disco

Literary Disco

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A podcast about books. Hosted by Rider Strong, Tod Goldberg and Julia Pistell.

Latest Episodes

Episode 173: Middlemarch, Book 4

EThis week is part four of our #Quarantine read of George Eliot's long and intimidating classic novel from the nineteenth century, Middlemarch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 MIN2 d ago
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Episode 173: Middlemarch, Book 4

Episode 172: Choose Your Own Houdini

Today, in another departure from our Middlemarch read, we will read one of the new Choose Your Own Adventure books, which unlike the beloved books from the 80s, the new Choose Your Own Adventure novels are based on the lives of historical figures, except that they are all spies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 172: Choose Your Own Houdini

Episode 171: Middlemarch, Book 3

EThis week is part three of our #Quarantine read of George Eliot's long and intimidating classic novel from the nineteenth century, Middlemarch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 171: Middlemarch, Book 3

Episode 170: Quick Poems for Quarantine

EOn today's episode, as a quick respite from our reading of Middlemarch, Julia, Rider, and Tod each present a poem to discuss. Julia presents "The Mower" by Philip Larkin; Rider presents "No worst,there is none" by Gerard Manley Hopkins; and Tod presents "Go Make Something Old" by Matthew Zapruder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 170: Quick Poems for Quarantine

Episode 169: Middlemarch, Book Two

EThis week is part two of our #Quarantine read of George Eliot's long and intimidating classic novel from the nineteenth century, Middlemarch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 MINAPR 28
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Episode 169: Middlemarch, Book Two

Episode 168: Murder Most Foul

EBob Dylan released something new during the pandemic: Murder Most Foul, a seventeen-minute long song that begins with John F. Kennedy's assassination. This week, Julia, Rider, and Tod discuss the lyrics, Dylan in general, and Dylan's surprising Nobel Prize in Literature. What a trickster... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32 MINAPR 21
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Episode 168: Murder Most Foul

Episode 167: Middlemarch, Book One

EEver wondered what 900 pages of turgid prose sounds like when dropped on a desk? This week is part one of our #Quarantine read of George Eliot's long and intimidating classic novel from the nineteenth century, Middlemarch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 MINAPR 14
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Episode 167: Middlemarch, Book One

Episode 166: The Baby-Sitters Club

On this special episode, Julia, Rider, and Tod explore the novel that started it all, Kristy's Great Idea by Ann M. Martin, answering the question: Where would a now twenty-something be without the mistakes and life lessons of Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey and co.? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52 MINAPR 7
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Episode 166: The Baby-Sitters Club

Episode 165: Coyote and the Shadow People

EToday, we discuss a classic of Native American storytelling, a story told by generations of the Nez Perce tribe entitled "Coyote and the Shadow People." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 MINMAR 30
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Episode 165: Coyote and the Shadow People

Episode 164: Gil Thorp

EIn another short episode for the Pandemic, the Literary Disco trio are tackling another form of writing they've never covered before: the comic strip. Gil Thorp comes from cartoonists Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham -- and Tod immediately regrets choosing this as his selection. Enjoy and be safe out there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 MINMAR 19
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Episode 164: Gil Thorp

Latest Episodes

Episode 173: Middlemarch, Book 4

EThis week is part four of our #Quarantine read of George Eliot's long and intimidating classic novel from the nineteenth century, Middlemarch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Episode 173: Middlemarch, Book 4

Episode 172: Choose Your Own Houdini

Today, in another departure from our Middlemarch read, we will read one of the new Choose Your Own Adventure books, which unlike the beloved books from the 80s, the new Choose Your Own Adventure novels are based on the lives of historical figures, except that they are all spies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Episode 172: Choose Your Own Houdini

Episode 171: Middlemarch, Book 3

EThis week is part three of our #Quarantine read of George Eliot's long and intimidating classic novel from the nineteenth century, Middlemarch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 171: Middlemarch, Book 3

Episode 170: Quick Poems for Quarantine

EOn today's episode, as a quick respite from our reading of Middlemarch, Julia, Rider, and Tod each present a poem to discuss. Julia presents "The Mower" by Philip Larkin; Rider presents "No worst,there is none" by Gerard Manley Hopkins; and Tod presents "Go Make Something Old" by Matthew Zapruder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 170: Quick Poems for Quarantine

Episode 169: Middlemarch, Book Two

EThis week is part two of our #Quarantine read of George Eliot's long and intimidating classic novel from the nineteenth century, Middlemarch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 MINAPR 28
Comments
Episode 169: Middlemarch, Book Two

Episode 168: Murder Most Foul

EBob Dylan released something new during the pandemic: Murder Most Foul, a seventeen-minute long song that begins with John F. Kennedy's assassination. This week, Julia, Rider, and Tod discuss the lyrics, Dylan in general, and Dylan's surprising Nobel Prize in Literature. What a trickster... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32 MINAPR 21
Comments
Episode 168: Murder Most Foul

Episode 167: Middlemarch, Book One

EEver wondered what 900 pages of turgid prose sounds like when dropped on a desk? This week is part one of our #Quarantine read of George Eliot's long and intimidating classic novel from the nineteenth century, Middlemarch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 MINAPR 14
Comments
Episode 167: Middlemarch, Book One

Episode 166: The Baby-Sitters Club

On this special episode, Julia, Rider, and Tod explore the novel that started it all, Kristy's Great Idea by Ann M. Martin, answering the question: Where would a now twenty-something be without the mistakes and life lessons of Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey and co.? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52 MINAPR 7
Comments
Episode 166: The Baby-Sitters Club

Episode 165: Coyote and the Shadow People

EToday, we discuss a classic of Native American storytelling, a story told by generations of the Nez Perce tribe entitled "Coyote and the Shadow People." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 MINMAR 30
Comments
Episode 165: Coyote and the Shadow People

Episode 164: Gil Thorp

EIn another short episode for the Pandemic, the Literary Disco trio are tackling another form of writing they've never covered before: the comic strip. Gil Thorp comes from cartoonists Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham -- and Tod immediately regrets choosing this as his selection. Enjoy and be safe out there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 MINMAR 19
Comments
Episode 164: Gil Thorp

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