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Oh No! Lit Class
77 minutes | 2 months ago
97: How the Grinch Got Cancelled
It's one fish, two fish, red fish, racism fish as we dive into the dark underbelly of Dr. Seuss (no, seriously). Learn which of his whimsical rhymes Have Not Aged Well and about his takes on Japanese internment camps, which were just always bad. Also: Sneetch Taint, Ted Cruz Fails to Understand Books for Babies, and why every Dr. Seuss book is better if you scream it in the voice of the guy from There Will Be Blood. I BIGGER YOUR MILKSHAKE, LORAX!Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/OhNoLitClassGet Some Merch: https://ohnolitclass.threadless.com/
65 minutes | 3 months ago
96: Rent Owes Maya Angelou an Apology (and So Do We)
We're blaming Rent: The Musical for mispronouncing Maya Angelou's last name all these years because we can. And because it's just another reason to hate Rent. We're also reading her poetry. That too. Join us and discover Angelou's cable-car aspirations, learn how to dance like you've got diamonds in your pants, endure Bad Takes from old white dude poetry critics, and RJ Goes On A Questionable Tangent About Barack Obama.Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/OhNoLitClassGet Some Merch: https://ohnolitclass.threadless.com/
89 minutes | 3 months ago
95: The Divine Comedy Part 2: Take a Left at Lucifer's Junk, You Can't Miss It
Happy 4th birthday to us! What did we get ourselves to celebrate? Ah, nothing much, just the epic tale of two pedantic idiots fighting over possession of The Last Brain Cell as they make their dramatic journey to Hell and back (which happens to involve a massive, hemisphere-shaking ween). ...We're talking about Dante and Virgil. Not Megan and RJ. In case that wasn't clear. We DID buy ourselves one of God's Unlimited Pasta Passes though. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/OhNoLitClassGet Some Merch: https://ohnolitclass.threadless.com/
56 minutes | 4 months ago
94: The Divine Comedy Part 1: Dante Alighieri - Short, Shredded King?
ON!LC is back and we're taking things in a new direction: straight to hell! Specifically, the Inferno, as we lay out the biography of Dante Alighieri and the historical context for The Divine Comedy in the first of our two-part special. RJ ruins Lord of The Rings Forever, Megan genders some genres, and we decide that 2021 is The Year We Get Cancelled By Italians. We'll see you in hell (in our self-insert fanfic).Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/OhNoLitClassGet Some Merch: https://ohnolitclass.threadless.com/
81 minutes | 5 months ago
93: Dewey Decimal System? No, We Don't!
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the 'cast, Megan and RJ had lost it at last. Answering listener questions about not naming children, which authors to date, and which authors they'd choose to punch authors they hate. Questions about cats, libraries, and more became arguing about maritime law and weird porn. And if you're feeling the year-end blues, just remember that Zora Neale Hurston pegged Langston Hughes.
83 minutes | 5 months ago
92: Grogu In Wonderland
We'll just get this out of the way right here: No, we haven't watched season 2 of The Mandalorian. Yes, we know his name is Grogu. Now. After calling him Gorgu 500 times. Oops. Hey, it's all part of falling down the rabbit hole with Alice In Wonderland by Probable Pervert Lewis Carroll. Featuring: Unlocking the mystery of why all Alice in Wonderland adaptations are Like That™, learning upsetting penguin facts, and...actually that's pretty much it.
77 minutes | 6 months ago
91: Who's Afraid of Virgender Woolf?
This Thanksgiving, be thankful your significant other doesn't expect you to pull a Virginia Woolf and write them a stealth love letter in the form of the celebrated and experimental genderbending novel, Orlando: A Biography, like Woolf did for her girlfriend. Instead of just, y'know, getting them a gift card to The Cheesecake Factory. Again. Christ, Todd, get it together.
86 minutes | 6 months ago
90: Victor Hugo Said ACAB
Do you hear the people sing? Megan and RJ sure do as they get all kinds of Les Miserables on this special Patreon-request episode. Learn why no matter what time it is, it's always Time For Victor Hugo's Opinion, pro Les Mis speedrunner strats, the dark, horny truth behind the numbers 24601, and the Definitive Top Ranked Javert Drownings.
84 minutes | 7 months ago
89: Paul Hollywood IS Mrs. De Winter IN Rebecca
So...there's an acclaimed spooky Gothic novel called Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and there's a new original movie on Netflix also called Rebecca and, in theory, this episode is about that, and NOT Paul Hollywood, evil housekeepers that sound like Wario, or James Bond devouring a mansion. In theory. Happy Halloween everybody!
83 minutes | 7 months ago
88: We're Gonna Goose Your Bumps
Listener beware, you're in for a scare, Megan and RJ are here to give you Goosebumps! Learn all about RL Stine, the man behind the bumps, plus: Hairy Adoption Alternatives, "What's the Deal with Kids and Ventriloquism?", and the oral history of Goosebumps Live On Stage. Yup.
85 minutes | 7 months ago
87: The Phantom of The Hockey Rink
"Christine, I am The Angel of Music, and you must never touch my mask...seriously, have you ever taken a puck to the face unprotected? Brutal." It's Halloween, and you know what that means: Spooky ghosts, haunted opera houses, horny Frenchmen, and Emilio Estevez menacingly whispering things about ducks and/or hockey. It's Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera! I think!
79 minutes | 8 months ago
86: Is the Evil Fairy Who Cursed Your Dick a Girlboss?
In this episode, Megan and RJ ask: What killed John Keats, arguably the softest of the Softboi Romantic poets? Lord Byron and Percy Shelley blame mean reviews, but we're *pretty* sure it was the tuberculosis. Probably. See also: Poems About Things, discussions on whether or not peen-cursing equals female empowerment, the inherent sexiness of Grecian Urns, and Extremely Specific Burial Requests With RJ.
90 minutes | 8 months ago
85: Clear Eyes, One Nut, Can't Lose
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL??? By which we mean a book about football. Specifically, Friday Night Lights, journalist H.G. Bissinger's journey to Odessa, Texas, a town so obsessed with its high school football team it was willing to sacrifice grades, hopes, dreams, mental wellbeing, and yes, a testicle here or there. RJ scores a touchdown in the blogosphere, while Megan tries out some new catchphrases.
48 minutes | 9 months ago
84: Let's Get Lit(erary Theory)
Life has thrown a lot at Megan and RJ lately, and so instead of a normal episode, they're going to explain lit theory, because that's easier somehow? Thrill as Megan threatens long-dead literary critics with bodily harm, shrug as RJ threatens to suck Bigfoot's ween before briefly becoming possessed by a competent theory professor, and tremble as we are all forced to experience Oh My F@cking God Philosophy Class, if only for a few minutes.
91 minutes | 9 months ago
83: Romeo and Juliet - Young, Dumb, and Full of...You Know ;)
It's a real Throwback Thursday of an episode: Shakespeare! Vin Diesel reminding us of the importance of family! Rampant horniness! (Wait, that's just Shakespeare again) Off-key singing! Incorrect information regarding dairy products! Rambling tangents about 90s movies! So hop in your Death Zamboni and let's go, for there never was a story of more woe than RJ's new segment on Juliet and her Gnomeo.
70 minutes | 10 months ago
82: Frederick Douglass Could Beat Up Alexander Hamilton
Sure, he was born about 14 years after Hamilton died but our point still stands. This episode marks an ON!LC first as we cover a memoir: The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Highlights include: Frederick Douglass Is Smarter Than Everyone, the inherent stupidity of displaying the flag of a war you lost, and where are The Good Historical Brad Pitts? RJ finds his financial forerunner and Megan might be just as bad as Epic Rap Battles Of History.
75 minutes | 10 months ago
81: Soothing Whale Sounds With RJ
In this episode, we cover author Witi Ihimaera and his culturally influential novel, Whale Rider, and learn the dangers of not properly appreciating your great-grandchildren, the (continuing) fine art of mascot-naming, the inherent awesomeness of old ladies, and the objective categorization of Miami Dolphins coaches...And yes, RJ makes whale noises.
90 minutes | a year ago
80: The Glass Malkovich (w/ Scottye Moore from BS Podcast Network)
In an episode that will go down in history alongside Ethan Frome and Of Mice and Men as "wow, that sure went off the rails fast," podcasting maniac and aspiring world-record-holder Scottye Moore joins us to cover Tennessee Williams's play, The Glass Menagerie, and things quickly dissolve into John Malkovich-impersonating, Nelly-singing, symbolism-screaming, gay-deceiving, screen-projecting chaos. Listen to Scottye's 500 other shows at https://www.aloadofpurebs.com/ Or read his mad rantings at https://twitter.com/scottyemo
77 minutes | a year ago
79: Troy 2 - Odysseus Is Back & He's Pissed
The Odyssey aka Part 2 of Homer's epic poetic duo features what is perhaps the worst and also most horny travelogue of the ancient world as Odysseus battles and bangs his way home while Athena, arguably, does all the real work. Meanwhile, Megan and RJ are both tempted by siren songs: 1980s anime and Brad Pitt. Donate to the Black Lives Matter Global Network: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019
85 minutes | a year ago
78: The Zero Chilliad
Get it? Because Achilles has zero chill? Megan and RJ also find themselves lacking chill as they attempt to navigate the first of Homer's epic poem duology, The Iliad, starting with the important question: Just what does it mean to be 10-Year War Hot? RJ defends fictional historical sites, Megan gets lost in the mythological sauce, and instead of chasing waterfalls, we learn to stab the rivers and lakes that we're used to.
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