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Episode 10.3 – “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens #DecemberDickens (DHI010.3)

12/17/2018
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Time to chat about “A Tale of Two Cities” in the context of the French Revolution. Happy #DecemberDickens ! Thresholds:https://www.suz.uzh.ch/dam/jcr:ffffffff-f952-f950-ffff-ffff87498b5e/03.18_granovetter_78.pdf Summary: https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/twocities/summary/ Timeline of the Book: https://www.preceden.com/timelines/63427-a-tale-of-two-cities-timeline

Duration:00:11:44

Episode 10 – How to Read a Book/Week (DHI010)

12/11/2018
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This week we are tackling questions about how to read a book a week, with a list of the books that I have read thus far this year. Link on success and reading: https://medium.com/the-mission/how-to-read-a-lot-more-books-this-year-according-to-harvard-research-e1dfc55e0b9f

Duration:00:15:12

Episode 9.9 – Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens #DecemberDickens (DHI009.9)

12/10/2018
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So sorry that this is a day late! A thorough analysis of character in none other than "Oliver Twist" #DecemberDickens. History of Oliver Twist: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Oliver-Twist-novel-by-Dickens Plot Summary: https://www.shmoop.com/oliver-twist/summary.html

Duration:00:11:26

Episode 9.3 – On Reading Dickens #DecemberDickens (DHI009.3)

12/1/2018
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Dickens for the layperson and the not-so-layperson. How to keep up with the #DecemberDickens reading list. **SPOILERS** Oliver Twist, Bleak House, A Christmas Carol, Tale of Two Cities ... and MORE!

Duration:00:11:59

Episode 9 – Tolstoy (DHI009)

11/27/2018
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Everything Tolstoy in one place. Twitter: https://twitter.com/DidionIn

Duration:00:34:15

Episode 8 – The Great Gatsby (DHI008)

11/13/2018
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Join guest Morgan Wallace and I as we discuss a "gay reading" of none other than "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. NOT Affiliate Links: Killing Commendatore: https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Commendatore-novel-Haruki-Murakami/dp/052552004X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542159788&sr=8-1&keywords=killing+commendatore+murakami Simple Matters: https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Matters-Scandinavians-Approach-Style/dp/142364963X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542159804&sr=8-1&keywords=simple+matters

Duration:00:22:50

Episode 7 – Perspective Changing Books (DHI007)

10/30/2018
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Our first digression episode in a while, and one that unpacks books that have altered my perspective for the better. “Cats Cradle” Facts: http://mentalfloss.com/article/65403/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-cats-cradle

Duration:00:21:16

Episode 6.9 – “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley #HorrifyingClassic (DHI006.9)

10/26/2018
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This is the last episode for Horrifying Classics, and I want to know what y’all thought about the series! We are doing a twitter campaign--reach out with #HorrifyingClassic to share your experiences. 40 Frankenstein Covers: https://bookriot.com/2016/10/07/40-great-frankenstein-covers/ Frankenstein and Morality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3embdro8RG0&t=247s Other Covers: https://www.bookish.com/articles/our-favorite-frankenstein-adaptations-ranked-from-least-to-most-faithful/

Duration:00:13:50

Episode 6.3 – “Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury #HorrifyingClassic (DHI006.3)

10/19/2018
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Something wicked this way comes this week on DH&I. Check out one of the spookiest novels in literature but also one of the coolest. Twitter: @DidionIn

Duration:00:13:56

Episode 6 – “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot (DHI006)

10/16/2018
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One of my favorite episodes thus far, and one that features brilliant Kristen Alicea at the kitchen table. Stuff to look forward to in October: #HorrifyingClassics episodes 6.3 and 6.9, episode 7 …

Duration:00:47:04

Episode 5.9 – “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James #HorrifyingClassic (DHI005.9)

10/12/2018
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Our second Horrifying Classic is The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, published in 1898. More about Gender: https://vc.bridgew.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1082&context=honors_proj Tons of Covers: https://bizarrevictoria.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/bad-turn-of-the-screw-book-covers/ Sources to jog my memory: https://www.erudit.org/en/journals/ron/2003-n31-ron738/008697ar/...

Duration:00:13:50

Episode 5.3 – “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe #HorrifyingClassic (DHI005.3)

10/5/2018
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This is the first of four 13-minute Horrifying Classics episodes that will be airing every Friday in October. Tune in for a spookily quick analysis of Poe’s infamous poem “The Raven.” More on Poe: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/raven Poem History: https://www.eapoe.org/works/info/pp073.htm

Duration:00:13:53

Episode 5 – Dewey Decimal (DHI005)

10/2/2018
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A brief look at the Dewey Decimal System, the Library of Congress System, and other formats of organization for libraries, bookstores, and personal collections. OCLC and the DDC: https://www.oclc.org/en/dewey/features/summaries.html Bookstores vs. Libraries: https://www.quora.com/Why-are-bookstores-not-organized-like-libraries LC: https://www.usg.edu/galileo/skills/unit03/libraries03_04.phtml LibraryThing (NOT an ad): https://www.librarything.com/ A closer look at the DDC (from the link...

Duration:00:10:47

Episode 4 – “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (DHI004)

9/18/2018
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This week’s read takes us to Houston, TX for a discussion on Fitzgerald’s masterpiece: The Great Gatsby. Hedonic Treadmill: https://www.thecut.com/2016/01/classic-study-on-happiness-and-the-lottery.html Related Resources: -Z by Therese Ann Fowler (Reminds me a little bit of H, except it’s about real people) -Amazon Prime show of the same name -Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen -A Moveable Feast by Hemingway (unfinished chapter about Fitz, though he had plenty to say about Zelda) -This side of...

Duration:00:26:43

Episode 3 – Literature’s Most Beautiful Passages (DHI003)

9/4/2018
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This is the first “digression” episode where I dig deep into the quotes I consider to be some of the most beautiful in literature. Below are the books mentioned in chronological order. In two weeks, the “guest” format will be back, and our discussion will be about Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby." The article that started it all: https://thoughtcatalog.com/koty-neelis/2015/06/31-of-the-most-beautiful-and-profound-passages-in-literature-youll-want-to-read-over-and-over-again/ As promised, here...

Duration:00:46:35

Episode 2 – “Mother Night” by Kurt Vonnegut (DHI002)

8/21/2018
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This week is a comparison episode between two novels by Kurt Vonnegut: Mother Night and Slaughterhouse Five. Join guest Jennie Peterson and I as we discuss the nuances of Vonnegut’s evolution as a war writer with references to social psychology, movies, and recent history. Our next episode, in two weeks’ time, will be a solo digression on Literature’s Most Beautiful Passages. The links below are NOT affiliate links. Slaughterhouse Five:...

Duration:00:34:57

Episode 1 – “White Noise” by Don Delillo (DHIP001)

8/2/2018
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Today I discuss Don Delillo's "White Noise" with ASU student Lucien Dieter, who has some compelling insights into the Postmodern genre. Segments Include: Initial Thoughts, Brief History, Part 1/2/3, Genre, Favorite Quotes, Relevance, Related Reading. Our next episode will be with Jennie Peterson on "Mother Night" by Kurt Vonnegut. We will be comparing "Mother Night" to "Slaughterhouse Five" in an extended discussion on creativity and Vonnegut's progression as a writer. I am thinking of...

Duration:00:20:49