The Casual Academic
About This Show
Literature podcast for the casual academic. Based in Madrid, Spain. We dive deeper into the books we read, and provide a literary discussion that won't cost you $60,000 and lifelong, soul-crushing debt. That being said, we take no responsibility for your education...
Most Recent Episode
Episode 12 - The World, The Fiction & The Philosophy of Thomas Ligotti
4 days ago
We are back with our first full episode of Horror Month, and equally proud to present the FIRST podcast episode dedicated to the writer Thomas Ligotti (on iTunes and Stitcher at least). Jake reads a passage from one of our favorite stories, which launches us into a discussion on his technique and vision; two things that are intricately linked to his philosophy of Pessimism. Our discussion includes stories from "Grimscribe: His Lives and Works," "Songs of a Dead Dreamer," "Teatro Grottesco," and his non-fictional work "The Conspiracy Against the Human Race."