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Oh No! Lit Class is a semi-educational comedy literature podcast hosted by Megan and RJ, two bitter English grads who are here to tell you all the weird and sexy things you never knew about the books you had to read in school. Let's ruin some literary classics together. New episodes released every other Thursday.

Oh No! Lit Class is a semi-educational comedy literature podcast hosted by Megan and RJ, two bitter English grads who are here to tell you all the weird and sexy things you never knew about the books you had to read in school. Let's ruin some literary classics together. New episodes released every other Thursday.
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Oh No! Lit Class is a semi-educational comedy literature podcast hosted by Megan and RJ, two bitter English grads who are here to tell you all the weird and sexy things you never knew about the books you had to read in school. Let's ruin some literary classics together. New episodes released every other Thursday.

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Episodes

54: We Welcome Our Insect Overlords

3/7/2019
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The authors are only mostly dead in this special request episode that takes us to the sci-fi space futures of "Bloodchild" by Octavia Butler and "Sandkings" by George RR Martin. Learn the do's and don'ts of exotic (occasionally human) pet ownership as Megan gets a phobia of bugs and novel-related nomenclature while RJ talks like the animals and enlists in the #StugotzArmy Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/OhNoLitClass Start your podcast on Simplecast:...

Duration:01:11:21

53: Huckleberry Finn and the Magic Power of Chest Hair

2/21/2019
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We're talking Mark Twain and super excited to be rolling down the Mississippi River with literary rhyme-master and self-professed Huck Finn fanboy MC Lars! Lars does his best to teach Megan and RJ a thing as we discuss the validity of lucky chest hair, Mark Twain The Shakespeare Truther, why Tom Sawyer is a terrifying sociopath, and awkwardly cross the minefield of the novel's racial controversies as only three white people can. Check out MC Lars at @mclars on twitter and at...

Duration:01:19:06

52: Grendel's Mom Has Got It Goin' On

2/7/2019
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We're celebrating TWO YEARS of unbridled book nonsense with an ON!LC first: getting someone who actually knows what the hell they're talking about to help us out. Dr. Carla Maria Thomas lends her Olde English expertise as we take on Beowulf, the epic poem about Live Nude Monster Fights. Megan kinkshames Neil Gaiman, RJ gets titillated over Tom Brady, and Carla teaches us how to properly pronounce words, thank God. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/OhNoLitClass Start your podcast...

Duration:01:21:41

51: Orpheus and Eurydice vs. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

1/24/2019
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Grab your lyre, warm up those vocal cords and get ready to head to Hades because it's time to get mythological, baby! We're tackling the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, a tale of lovers doomed by a failure to follow instructions that is almost literally as old as time. Along the way, we'll find out whether Cardi B. can bring your wife back to life and if Plato did indeed have that good butt tho. Megan uses the episode as an excuse to gush over the musical *Hadestown*, while RJ plans several...

Duration:01:09:55

50: Operation Death Sled

1/10/2019
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Happy New Year! ON!LC is back in a big way as Reid Messerschmidt of The Irrationally Exuberant Podcast joins Megan and RJ to make the case for Edith Wharton's novel Ethan Frome, the classic tale of the worst winter-sports-related suicide pact ever. Along the way, we'll ponder the peculiarities of pickle dishes, learn some Horse Facts, and understand what it means to be horny inside your heart. Grab a sled, take your pants off, and watch out for your cousin. Listen to more Reid at:...

Duration:01:28:40

Study Break Bonus: It Turns Out Words Don't Actually Mean Anything

12/31/2018
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What better way to get ready to ring in 2019 by grabbing 2018 by the balls and flinging it as far away as possible with another bonus minisode from the ON!LC vault? ...This metaphor may have gotten away from us. In this episode, Megan has a petty pet peeve over famous miscontextualized phrases from literature and people's habits of getting them tattooed on their bodies. Meanwhile, RJ embraces the inherent meaninglessness of the universe, and we learn that the person meant to watch the...

Duration:00:21:37

Study Break Bonus: I Literally Can't Even

12/25/2018
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Merry Christmas! Dive under the Christmas tree (that's how that works, right?) and unwrap this previously Patreon-exclusive minisode where guest Matt Hocker, surrealist comedian, Strange Human, and host of the appropriately-titled Matt Hocker Show, drops in to provide some startlingly deep thoughts on the evolution of language, exposing Megan for the dingbat she is. Postmodernism rears its ugly head again as we talk about fanfiction, how all words are made-up words, and also some very good...

Duration:00:17:25

49: Disney Rides are the Basis of All Historical Canon

12/13/2018
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In this massive final episode of 2018, all your burning questions will be answered, like what piece of classic literature needs to be made into a Muppet movie? Which Bronte sister could you beat in a fistfight? Was Helen Keller an asshole? And where are all these trains coming from? You'll also learn how to sort out your student loans, understand French literary theory, and pull sweet professorial pranks. Happy Holidays and #PrayForRJ

Duration:01:15:18

48: A Midsummer Night's Wet Dream

11/29/2018
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Smash that emergency Shakespeare button and keep your arms and legs inside the podcast for an appropriately semi-lucid episode on A Midsummer Night's Dream! Learn all about Shakespeare's famed comedy about horny idiots in the woods...that sat around in obscurity for like 200 years. Because Puritans. RJ makes the case against parties, Megan makes enemies of theater kids everywhere, and we discover what timeless Christmas film was inspired by this play about magical boning.

Duration:01:09:51

47: My Sister, My Sister, My Sister and Me

11/15/2018
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On this episode, we take a look at some positively lilliputian ladies in Louisa May Alcott's classic coming-of-age novel, Little Women and learn why the Civil War is basically just the first Pokemon movie, how true Transcendentalism is hitting Ralph Waldo Emerson up for cash, and why Wrongfully Accused is an underrated classic. Megan advocates sibling murder, RJ examines the financial merits of cult life, and we all say "Awwww" a bunch.

Duration:00:56:32

46: The Ballad of Count Jackula

10/31/2018
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What's that in your candy bucket? Is it a bonus week of spooks and scares just in time for Halloween?! Join us and learn why A Rose for Emily is less about The Bachelor and more about oblivious townsfolk and tax evasion, while The October Game teaches you how to throw the perfect Halloween party. We do some voices, struggle with some songs, and invent what will surely become ONLC's most beloved character ever.

Duration:00:51:39

45: Who Names Their Kid Ichabod Anyway?

10/25/2018
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Gird your gourds for more Halloween goodness as we begin our short story spookstravaganza! RJ discusses feminism and unfortunate interior decorating in The Yellow Wallpaper, and Megan explores the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and how being a jerk can get you ghost-murdered. Or regular murdered. It's unclear. Meanwhile, Rhode Island doubles down on racist authors, and we all learn the importance of going "First!"

Duration:00:50:07

44: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Bill Nye the Science Guy

10/11/2018
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It's the most wonderful tiiiiime of the year! Halloween! Obviously. On this spine-tingling episode, Megan and RJ take a trip down Queer Street to examine The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde! Witness the classic terrors of inheritance law, Victorian moral hypocrisy, and Vague, Unspecified Crime! Learn the finer points of forcing your child to be a lighthouse engineer, why being a good actor can make you a murder suspect, and how to give your nurse the worst nickname ever.

Duration:01:06:08

43: Surf's Up, Agatha!

9/27/2018
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On this episode, Megan and RJ take Agatha Christie's sinister choo-choo train to her classic mystery novel, Murder on the Orient Express. Along for the ride is Jess, a high school English teacher and certified Christie-head. We learn that murder is the secret to getting kids to read more, the importance of a well-groomed mustache, and how Christie once pulled a Walter White. Meanwhile, Megan struggles to say a single character name correctly, RJ has some issues with wording, and Jess...

Duration:01:10:23

42: Finding (And Escaping) Nemo

9/13/2018
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On this episode, we hold our breath to dive down deep into the briny depths of Jules Verne’s adventure classic, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea! Learn the downsides of owning your own island, the majesty of differently-abled manatees, and Captain Nemo’s step-by-step guide on how to be the most unbelievably extra person in the entire ocean. Megan yearns for action and adventure, while RJ mostly yearns for Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Duration:01:11:42

42: Finding (And Escaping) Nemo

9/13/2018
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On this episode, we hold our breath to dive down deep into the briny depths of Jules Verne’s adventure classic, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea! Learn the downsides of owning your own island, the majesty of differently-abled manatees, and Captain Nemo’s step-by-step guide on how to be the most unbelievably extra person in the entire […]

Duration:01:04:13

41: The #Aesthetic of Dorian Gray

8/30/2018
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Maybe he’s born with it, maybe it’s a cursed, magical painting. Join Megan and RJ as they return to the wonderful world of Oscar Wilde to appraise The Picture of Dorian Gray and learn the surprising source of inspiration for Wilde’s novel about the dangers of being eternally sexy. Meanwhile, RJ makes some startling literary […]

Duration:01:20:49

40: H.P. Lovecraft Part 2: A City of Steve Buscemis

8/16/2018
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Join Megan, RJ, and Jared as we round out our journey through the Cthulhu-verse with The Shadow over Innsmouth, a tale of cursed villages, dark secrets, and mega-horny immortal fish people. Also discussed: Why good Lovecraft movies are hard to find, the difficulties of separating a pretty thoroughly racist man from the massive impact he’s […]

Duration:00:47:05

39: H.P. Lovecraft Part 1: Jostled to Death by Sailors

8/2/2018
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In this episode, Megan and RJ open up their feeble brain meats to the untold cosmic horrors of H.P. Lovecraft! With special guest and Old God aficionado, Jared aka Best Day, we heed the haunting, squishy call of Cthulhu and prepare for…Unnecessarily Complicated Language! Old-Timey Racism! Guys With Three Names! And So Many Narrative Framing […]

Duration:01:22:04

Study Break Bonus: The Goatesque and The Oceanesque

7/26/2018
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In this free teaser of Study Breaks to come, ON!LC guest alum Monique McIntosh returns to teach Megan about a popular, unsurprisingly racist term used in classic horror fiction. We also cover zombie goats, the unfathomable terrors of both the alphabet and the ocean, and why sexual attraction to lions with ’90s boy band hair […]

Duration:00:16:10