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47 minutes | 5 days ago
Get Lit Episode 109: Miguel de Cervantes
Jon takes over this week and reports out on Miguel de Cervantes, a Spanish author most famous for writing Don Quixote. Also featuring William Shakespeare, pirates, and a series of odd jobs!
50 minutes | 12 days ago
Get Lit Episode 108: Julia Child
This week, we feature cookbook author, chef, and change maker, Julia Child! We discuss the story and power behind her cook books, along with her role with the pre-CIA and the time she met the creator of the Cesar Salad! Bon Appetite!
47 minutes | 19 days ago
Get Lit Episode 107: Jess Darnell
In a special feature with a LIVING author this week, we're sitting down with Jess Darnell, an interdisciplinary artist who operates at the intersection of writing, theatre, performance, and Mary Oliver. Join us for this beautiful conversation and a chance to learn more about your inner child, the self-publishing industry, and giving yourself permission to create.
39 minutes | a month ago
Get Lit Episode 106: Adrienne Rich
Adrienne Rich is an intersectionally-oriented activist and poet that we should all read! Her work changed the way women saw themselves in literature, particularly regarding race and gender. Join us to remember a remarkable woman who wouldn't be silenced!
34 minutes | a month ago
Get Lit Episode 105: Lewis Carroll
You're late, you're late, for a very important date! We're headed down the rabbit hole, quite literally, in fact, to explore the life and work of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the Jabberwocky. Come with us through the looking glass to discover some delightful stories about this remarkable English author.
36 minutes | a month ago
Get Lit Episode 104: Beverly Cleary
Beverly Cleary invited readers and 'non-readers' into her delightful, relatable worlds for generations. This week, we celebrate the meaningful, remarkable impact that she had on children's literature and on the people who enjoyed her work! Thank you so much, Mrs. Cleary.
44 minutes | 2 months ago
Get Lit Episode 103: Mary Wollstonecraft
This week, we bring you: Mary Wollstonecraft. A feminist icon from England, and the mother of Mary Shelley, Wollstonecraft brought a new meaning to 'Independent Woman', throwing out society's rule book and writing her own (among many other novels, essays, translations, and stories!)
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Get Lit Episode 102: Colette
Meet the original Beyoncé! Except French and a writer. And also a journalist, performer, defier of gendered stereotypes, and Nobel Prize nominee: Colette!
41 minutes | 2 months ago
Get Lit Episode 101: Edith Wharton
We're kicking off our celebration of Women's History Month with Edith Wharton - an extraordinary, genre crossing author who was not only the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize, but also wrote translations, poetry, war reports, novels, short stories, plays and a book on interior design in addition to philanthropic work and world travels! Edith, we salute you!
59 minutes | 2 months ago
Get Lit Episode 100: Celebration Spectacular!
This episode has it all: Guest Host Katie Sall joins us to swap some of our favorite author stories, play two new literary-themed games, AND introduce our new website, author archives, and MERCH line to celebrate our 100th episode!
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Get Lit Episode 99: Octavia E. Butler
This week, we head back in time to meet an author ahead of hers: Octavia Butler - an extraordinary trailblazer for Women of Color in the Science Fiction world, MacArthur Genius, and profound lover of books and libraries!
37 minutes | 3 months ago
Get Lit Episode 98: Claude McKay
We continue our celebration of Black authors with Claude McKay: Extraordinary Harlem Renaissance Poet, World Traveler, Novelist, Communist, Converted-Catholic, Teacher, and Almost-Carpenter!
46 minutes | 3 months ago
Get Lit Episode 97: A Literary Love Anthologie
In this special Valentine's Day episode, we feature author love stories and letters, both wildly romantic and deeply tragical! Author highlights include Oscar Wilde, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Emily Dickinson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sylvia Plath, and more!
40 minutes | 3 months ago
Get Lit Episode 96: Paul Laurence Dunbar
We're kicking off our celebration of Black authors with Paul Laurence Dunbar, who, in his extraordinary but short 33 years, shaped the voice of Black poets in post-Civil War America.
47 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 95: Emma Lazarus
Behind the iconic poem associated with Lady Liberty stands another formidable lady: Emma Lazarus! The subject of this week's episode, we dive into the history of the Jewish poet who changed the meaning of the Statue of Liberty and what it means to be 'American'.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Get Lit Episode 94: Anne Bradstreet
"To our Dear and Loving Listeners..." - that's right! We're doing Anne Bradstreet, America's very first English-American poet! Need ideas for Valentine's Day poems? Anne's got you covered!
37 minutes | 4 months ago
Get Lit Episode 93: John Donne
It's 2021, time for John Donne. This metaphysical poet sits second to none. Off to England, we hope that you can come - we got rakes and jail time - this episode will be fun!
46 minutes | 4 months ago
Get Lit 92: Djuna Barnes
This week, we celebrate the wild, bohemian queen, Djuna Barnes, who lived and wrote in an extraordinary way. Never heard of her? Give this a listen - her stories are well worth it!
41 minutes | 4 months ago
Get Lit Episode 91: O. Henry
Ever wondered what it was like to be a cowboy, pharmacist, and short story author? O. Henry could absolutely tell you, and this week, Jon will tell all of us about this prolific, down-to-the-wire author!
54 minutes | 5 months ago
Get Lit Episode 90: A Christmas Anthology (Live!)
In this special Christmas-themed live episode, we take a closer look at some classic songs & stories including 'White Christmas', 'T'was the Night Before Christmas', and 'The Gift of the Magi' among others! Join us for these histories, interactive games, and a new LIT version of Jingle Bells!
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