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.
S5 Ep 7: A summary of Christopher Morley’s 1917 novel about a fictional traveling horse-drawn wagon filled with books.
S5 Ep 6: A summary of Mark Twain’s 1896 novel exploring the life of Joan of Arc and her heroic effort to end the Hundred Years’ War under Charles VII.
S5 Ep 5: A summary and explanation of Jack London's 1906 American classic exploring nature and instinct.
S5 Ep 4: A summary of the 1920 Nobel Prize Award winning novel about a wannabe socialite and her struggle to adopt small-town life.
S5 Ep 3: A summary of the 1759 French satire that follows a young man named Candide on his many misadventures throughout his conflicted, yet optimistic life.
Jazz musicians listen to and compare different renditions of a piece from the Great American Songbook. Hosted by Joe Hunter.
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Celebrating the joyful fusion of music and film, we give the whole story and soundtrack from opening scene to closing credits.
Explore the most influential and controversial comedy albums of the 1950's, 60's, and 70's.