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.

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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. 

Purchase “Main Street” by Sinclair Lewis on Amazon

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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.

Purchase “Candide” by Voltaire on Amazon

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S5 Ep 2: A summary of the 1856 romantic drama about a disillusioned wife and her struggle to find contentment in a dull marriage.

Purchase “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert on Amazon

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S5 Ep 1: A summary of the 1882 adventure novel about two two boys, a Prince and a beggar, and how they cope with trading places.

Purchase “The Prince and the Pauper” by Mark Twain on Amazon

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S4 Ep.8: A summary of Steinbeck's 1952 masterpiece exploring two American families during WWI

Purchase "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck on Amazon Purchase "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck on iTunes

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The Sound of Movies

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Explore the most influential and controversial comedy albums of the 1950's, 60's, and 70's.

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