Novel Conversations is a podcast summarizing the world’s greatest works of classic literature: in 35 minutes you get the whole story from cover to cover. (If SparkNotes had an audio best friend, it would be us!) In each episode, Frank Lavallo hosts two readers, and the three of them give their reactions to the story and read their favorite passages along the way. Each episode features Endnotes by Ted Schwartz, a segment with interesting facts about the author. New episode every Tuesday!
S2 Ep 8: A summary and explanation of John Steinbeck's 1937 story of depression-era hardship
S2 Ep 7: A summary and explanation of Edith Wharton's 1905 commentary on a corrupt, upper class society
S2 Ep6: A summary and explanation of Arthur Koestler's 1940 political thriller about the consequences of communism
S2 Ep5: A summary and explanation of Jack London's 1906 American classic exploring nature and instinct
S2 Ep4: A summary and explanation of Sinclair Lewis' 1927 satire about religion in America
S2 Ep3: A summary and explanation of John Kennedy Toole's 1980 comedy about family, education, and justice
S2 Ep2: A summary and exploration of Ernest Hemingway's classic war novel about World War I and romance
S2 Ep1: A summary and exploration of Jane Austen's 1813 classic novel about pursuing love in Victorian England
S1 Ep10: A summary and exploration of Richard Llewellen's novel about love, loss and family
Jazz musicians listen to and compare different renditions of a piece from the Great American Songbook. Hosted by Joe Hunter.
Hosts Ann Elder and Les Roberts utilize their backgrounds in film and television to craft insightful and entertaining reviews.
Dave Schwensen interviews other comedians to discuss tips of the trade and a variety of comedy tracks.