Novel Conversations

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.

Novel Conversations Episodes

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S2 Ep 8: A summary and explanation of John Steinbeck's 1937 story of depression-era hardship

Purchase "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck on Amazon

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S2 Ep 7: A summary and explanation of Edith Wharton's 1905 commentary on a corrupt, upper class society

Purchase "The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton on Amazon

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S2 Ep6: A summary and explanation of Arthur Koestler's 1940 political thriller about the consequences of communism

Purchase "Darkness at Noon" by Arthur Koestler on Amazon

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S2 Ep5: A summary and explanation of Jack London's 1906 American classic exploring nature and instinct

Purchase "White Fang" by Jack London on Amazon

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S2 Ep4: A summary and explanation of Sinclair Lewis' 1927 satire about religion in America

Purchase "Elmer Gantry"  by Sinclair Lewis on Amazon

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Signature Shows

Heard That Song

Jazz musicians listen to and compare different renditions of a piece from the Great American Songbook. Hosted by Joe Hunter.

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Greenlight Reviews

Hosts Ann Elder and Les Roberts utilize their backgrounds in film and television to craft insightful and entertaining reviews.

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What's So Funny!

Comedy coach and agent, Dave Schwensen interviews other comedians to discuss tips of the trade and a variety of comedy tracks.

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The Sound of Movies

Celebrating the joyful fusion of music and film, we give the whole story and soundtrack from opening scene to closing credits.

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Wake Up Call

Wake Up Call is a thought-provoking show centered around the themes of each month's CreativeMornings breakfast lecture.

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