The Literary Life Podcast

By Angelina Stanford and Cindy Rollins

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Subscribers: 293
Reviews: 4
Episodes: 219

Beth
 Jun 8, 2023
I LOVE this podcast! Every time I listen to it, it inspires me to read more. I am learning so much about literature, both in areas I am familiar with as well as areas that I had overlooked before.

Niveditha Christina
 Oct 31, 2021
homeschooling mom from India love the insightful details into each book. it's wonderful to know as a reader I'm not alone

Meg
 Jan 23, 2021
I am shamelessly addicted to this podcast! My love of classic literature has been renewed and I have been drawn to read books I might otherwise have overlooked. The hosts do a phenomenal job of explaining and exploring the literary world.

Shanlouise
 Oct 4, 2020
Great introduction to classic books and how to read them at an easy pace. The hosts do a good job of making it accessible without sacrificing detail or depth. They also have a helpful facebook discussion group.

Description

Not just book chat! The Literary Life Podcast is an ongoing conversation about the skill and art of reading well and the lost intellectual tradition needed to fully enter into the great works of literature. Experienced teachers Angelina Stanford and Thomas Banks (of www.HouseOfHumaneLetters.com) join lifelong reader Cindy Rollins (of www.MorningtimeForMoms.com) for slow reads of classic literature, conversations with book lovers, and an ever-unfolding discussion of how Stories Will Save the World. And check out our sister podcast The Well Read Poem with poet Thomas Banks.

Episode Date
Episode 220: Fairy Tales and Children’s Literature with Dr. Vigen Guroian
Apr 16, 2024
Episode 219: “Best of” Series – Why Read Old Books, Ep. 80
Apr 09, 2024
Episode 218: “Best of” Series – Our Favorite Poems, Ep. 54
Apr 02, 2024
Episode 217: “Best of” Series – The Medieval Mind of C. S. Lewis: A Conversation with Jason M. Baxter, Ep. 145
Mar 26, 2024
Episode 216: E. M. Forster’s “Howards End” On Screen
Mar 19, 2024
Episode 215: E. M. Forster’s “Howards End”, Ch. 35-End
Mar 12, 2024
Episode 214: E. M. Forster’s “Howards End,” Ch. 26-34
Mar 05, 2024
Episode 213: E. M. Forster’s “Howards End,” Ch. 17-25
Feb 27, 2024
Episode 212: E. M. Forster’s “Howards End”, Ch. 8-16
Feb 20, 2024
Episode 211: E. M. Forster’s “Howards End”, Introduction and Ch. 1-7
Feb 13, 2024
Episode 210: Reading “Beyond Mere Motherhood” with Cindy Rollins
Feb 06, 2024
Episode 209: “Best of” Series – The Literary Life of Emily Raible, Ep. 56
Jan 30, 2024
Episode 208: “Best of” Series – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts IV & V, Ep. 121
Jan 23, 2024
Episode 207: “Best of” Series – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act III, Ep. 120
Jan 16, 2024
Episode 206: “Best of” Series – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts I & II, Ep. 119
Jan 09, 2024
Episode 205: The “Best of” Series – Intro to Shakespeare and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Ep. 118
Jan 02, 2024
Episode 204: A Preview of The Literary Life Season 6
Dec 26, 2023
Episode 203: Our Literary Lives of 2023
Dec 19, 2023
Episode 202: The Literary Life of Jenn Rogers
Dec 12, 2023
Episode 201: “The Mind of the Maker” by Dorothy L. Sayers, Ch. 9-End
Dec 05, 2023
Episode 200: The Literary Life LIVE 2024 Reading Challenge
Nov 28, 2023
Episode 199: The “Best of” Series – In Search of the Austen Adaptation: Sense and Sensibility, Ep. 138
Nov 21, 2023
Episode 198: “The Mind of the Maker” by Dorothy L. Sayers, Ch. 6-8
Nov 14, 2023
Episode 197: “The Mind of the Maker” by Dorothy L. Sayers, Ch. 3-5
Nov 07, 2023
Episode 196: “The Mind of the Maker” by Dorothy L. Sayers, Intro and Ch. 1-2
Oct 31, 2023
Episode 195: “Out of the Silent Planet” by C. S. Lewis, Ch. 16-End
Oct 24, 2023
Episode 194: “Out of the Silent Planet” by C. S. Lewis, Ch. 6-15
Oct 17, 2023
Episode 193: “Out of the Silent Planet” by C. S. Lewis, Ch. 1-5
Oct 10, 2023
Episode 192: “The First Men In the Moon” by H. G. Wells, An Introduction to Sci-Fi
Oct 03, 2023
Episode 191: The “Best of” Series – “Leaf by Niggle” Part 2, Ep. 59
Sep 26, 2023
Episode 190: The “Best of” Series – “Leaf by Niggle” by J.R.R. Tolkien, Ep. 58
Sep 19, 2023
Episode 189: The “Best of” Series – On Fairy Stories by J.R.R. Tolkien, Ep. 57
Sep 12, 2023
Episode 188: Why Translation Matters with Dr. Anne Phillips
Sep 05, 2023
Episode 187: “The Man Who Was Thursday” by G. K. Chesterton, Ch. 11-End
Aug 29, 2023
Episode 186: “The Man Who Was Thursday” by G. K. Chesterton, Ch. 5-10
Aug 22, 2023
Episode 185: "The Man Who Was Thursday" by G. K. Chesterton, Intro and Ch. 1-4
Aug 15, 2023
Episode 184: The “Best of” Series – In Search of the Austen Adaptation – Pride and Prejudice, Ep. 115
Aug 08, 2023
Episode 183: The “Best of” Series – The Literary Life of Caitlin Beauchamp, Ep. 30
Aug 01, 2023
Episode 182: The Literary Life of Addison and Ella Hornstra
Jul 25, 2023
Episode 181: “Kidnapped”, Ch. 19-End
Jul 18, 2023
Episode 180: “Kidnapped,” Ch. 7-18
Jul 11, 2023
Episode 179: “Kidnapped,” Intro to Robert Louis Stevenson and Ch. 1-6
Jul 04, 2023
Episode 178: The “Best of” Series- The Great Divorce, Ch. 11-End, Ep. 50
Jun 27, 2023
Episode 177: The “Best of” Series – The Great Divorce, Ch. 7-10, Ep. 49
Jun 20, 2023
Episode 176: The “Best of” Series – The Great Divorce, Ch. 2-6, Ep. 48
Jun 13, 2023
Episode 175: The “Best of” Series – The Great Divorce, Preface and Ch. 1, Ep. 47
Jun 06, 2023
Episode 174: The “Best of” Series – The Importance of Detective Fiction, Ep. 3
May 30, 2023
Episode 173: The “Best of” Series – Why Pastors Should Read Fiction, Ep. 137
May 23, 2023
Episode 172: The Literary Life of Kiel Lemon
May 16, 2023
Episode 171: “Code of the Woosters,” Part 3, Ch. 10-14
May 09, 2023
Episode 170: “Code of the Woosters”, Part 2, Ch. 5-9
May 02, 2023
Episode 169: Intro to P. G. Wodehouse, “Code of the Woosters,” Ch. 1-4
Apr 25, 2023
Episode 168: The “Best of” Series – Witches, Wizards, and Magic, Oh My!!, Ep. 104
Apr 18, 2023
Episode 167: The “Best of” Series – The Literary Life of Timilyn Downey, Ep. 122
Apr 11, 2023
Episode 166: Shakespeare’s “Othello,” Acts 4 & 5
Apr 04, 2023
Episode 165: Shakespeare’s “Othello”, Act 3
Mar 28, 2023
Episode 164: Shakespeare’s “Othello”, Acts 1 & 2
Mar 21, 2023
Episode 163: Introduction to Shakespeare’s “Othello”
Mar 14, 2023
Episode 162: "Ion" – On Socratic Dialogue and Reading Plato
Mar 07, 2023
Episode 161: The Literary Life of Lia Techand
Feb 28, 2023
Episode 160: Aristotle’s “Poetics” Part 2
Feb 21, 2023
Episode 159: Aristotle's "Poetics", Part 1
Feb 14, 2023
Episode 158: Introduction to Aristotle’s “Poetics”
Feb 07, 2023
Episode 157: The “Best of” Series – The Literary Life of Thomas Banks, Ep. 78
Jan 31, 2023
Episode 156: The “Best of” Series – Why Read Fairy Tales, Ep. 70
Jan 24, 2023
Episode 155: The “Best of” Series – The Literary Life of Wendi Capehart, Ep. 69
Jan 17, 2023
Episode 154: The “Best of” Series – What Is the Literary Life?, Ep. 1
Jan 10, 2023
Episode 153: Our Literary Lives of 2022
Dec 29, 2022
Episode 152: Dracula At the Movies
Dec 20, 2022
Episode 151: The Literary Life Podcast Reading Challenge 2023
Dec 13, 2022
Episode 150: “Dracula” by Bram Stoker, Ch. 18-End
Dec 06, 2022
Episode 149: “Dracula” by Bram Stoker, Ch. 12-17
Nov 22, 2022
Episode 148: “Dracula” by Bram Stoker, Ch. 8-11
Nov 15, 2022
Episode 147: “Dracula” by Bram Stoker, Ch. 3-7
Nov 08, 2022
Episode 146: Introduction to “Dracula” by Bram Stoker, Ch. 1 & 2
Nov 01, 2022
Episode 145: The Medieval Mind of C. S. Lewis: A Conversation with Jason M. Baxter
Oct 18, 2022
Episode 144: “Hard Times” by Charles Dickens, Bk. 3, Ch. 4-End
Oct 11, 2022
Episode 143: “Hard Times” by Charles Dickens, Bk. 3, Ch. 1-3
Oct 04, 2022
Episode 142: “Hard Times” by Charles Dickens, Book 2, Ch. 6-9
Sep 27, 2022
Episode 141: “Hard Times” by Charles Dickens, Book 2, Ch. 1-5
Sep 20, 2022
Episode 140: “Hard Times” by Charles Dickens, Book 1, Ch. 11-16
Sep 13, 2022
Episode 139: “Hard Times” by Charles Dickens, Bk. 1, Ch. 1-10
Sep 06, 2022
Episode 138: In Search of the Austen Adaptation: Sense and Sensibility
Aug 02, 2022
Episode 137: Why Pastors Should Read Fiction
Jul 26, 2022
Episode 136: Two for ’22 Reading Challenge Check-In
Jul 19, 2022
Episode 135: The Literary Life of Jone Rose
Jul 12, 2022
Episode 134: “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame, Part 4
Jun 07, 2022
Episode 133: “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame, Part 3
May 31, 2022
Episode 132: “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame, Part 2
May 24, 2022
Episode 131: “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame, Part 1
May 17, 2022
Episode 130: "The Enchanted April" Film Adaptations
May 03, 2022
Episode 129: “The Enchanted April” by Elizabeth von Arnim, Ch. 12-22
Apr 26, 2022
Episode 128: “The Enchanted April” by Elizabeth von Arnim, Ch. 1-11
Apr 19, 2022
Episode 127: The Literary Life of Kay Pelham
Mar 29, 2022
Episode 126: "The Abolition of Man" by C. S. Lewis, Ch. 3
Mar 22, 2022
Episode 125: “The Abolition of Man” by C. S. Lewis, Ch. 2
Mar 15, 2022
Episode 124: “The Abolition of Man” by C. S. Lewis, Ch. 1
Mar 08, 2022
Episode 123: In Search of the Austen Adaptation – Emma
Feb 22, 2022
Episode 122: The Literary Life of Timilyn Downey
Feb 15, 2022
Episode 121: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Acts 4 and 5
Feb 08, 2022
Episode 120: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act III
Feb 01, 2022
Episode 119: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts I and II
Jan 25, 2022
Episode 118: An Intro to Shakespeare and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Jan 18, 2022
Episode 117: Our 2021 Literary Life Reading Wrap-up
Dec 14, 2021
Episode 116: The “Two for ’22” Literary Life Reading Challenge
Dec 07, 2021
Episode 115: In Search of the Austen Adaptation – Pride and Prejudice
Nov 30, 2021
Episode 114: The Literary Life of Dr. Carolyn Weber
Nov 23, 2021
Episode 113: “Mansfield Park” by Jane Austen, Vol. 3, Ch. 9-17
Nov 16, 2021
Episode 112: “Mansfield Park” by Jane Austen, Vol. 3, Ch. 1-8
Nov 09, 2021
Episode 111: “Mansfield Park” by Jane Austen, Vol. 2, Ch. 6-13
Nov 02, 2021
Episode 110: “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe
Oct 26, 2021
Episode 109: “Mansfield Park” by Jane Austen, Vol. 2, Ch. 1-5
Oct 19, 2021
Episode 108: “Mansfield Park” by Jane Austen, Vol. 1, Ch. 10-18
Oct 12, 2021
Episode 107: “Mansfield Park” by Jane Austen, Vol. 1, Ch. 1-9
Oct 05, 2021
Episode 106: “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” Part 2
Sep 14, 2021
Episode 105: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by R. L. Stevenson, Part 1
Sep 07, 2021
Episode 104: Witches, Wizards, and Magic, Oh My!!
Aug 31, 2021
Episode 103: “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence
Aug 24, 2021
Episode 102: The Literary Life of Atlee Northmore
Aug 03, 2021
Episode 101: “Reunion” by Fred Uhlman
Jul 27, 2021
Celebrating Episode 100: Live Q&A with Patrons
Jul 20, 2021
Episode 99: “The Machine Stops” by E. M. Forster
Jul 13, 2021
Episode 98: “How Much Land Does a Man Need” by Leo Tolstoy
Jul 06, 2021
Season 3, Episode 97: Antigone by Sophocles, Part 2
Jun 29, 2021
Episode 96: Introduction to Antigone
Jun 22, 2021
Episode 95: An Introduction to Edmund Spenser with Kelly Cumbee
May 25, 2021
Episode 94: “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, Part 3
May 18, 2021
Episode 93: “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, Part 2
May 11, 2021
Episode 92: "Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, Part 1
May 04, 2021
Episode 91: "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," Part 2
Apr 27, 2021
Episode 90: “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” Part 1
Apr 20, 2021
Episode 89: The Literary Life of Adrienne Freas
Apr 13, 2021
Episode 88: How to Read Don Quixote
Apr 06, 2021
Episode 87: The Literary Life of Wes Callihan
Mar 16, 2021
Episode 86: “Silas Marner” by George Eliot, Ch. 16-End
Mar 09, 2021
Episode 85: "Silas Marner" by George Eliot, Ch. 10-15
Mar 02, 2021
Episode 84: “Silas Marner” by George Eliot, Ch. 4-9
Feb 23, 2021
Episode 83: "Silas Marner" by George Eliot, Ch. 1-3
Feb 16, 2021
Episode 82: The Literary Life of Charlotte Mason
Feb 09, 2021
Episode 81: 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Feb 02, 2021
Episode 80: Why Read Old Books
Jan 26, 2021
Episode 79: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Jan 19, 2021
Episode 78: The Literary Life of Thomas Banks
Jan 12, 2021
Episode 77: Our Literary Lives of 2020
Dec 22, 2020
Episode 76: The Literary Life 19 Books in 2021 Reading Challenge
Dec 15, 2020
Episode 75: Phantastes, Ch. 20-End
Dec 08, 2020
Episode 74: Phantastes, Ch. 15-19
Dec 01, 2020
Episode 73: Phantastes, Ch. 10-14
Nov 24, 2020
Episode 72: Phantastes, Ch. 5-9
Nov 17, 2020
Episode 71: Phantastes, Ch. 1-4
Nov 10, 2020
Episode 70: Why Read Fairy Tales?
Nov 03, 2020
Episode 69: The Literary Life of Wendi Capehart
Oct 20, 2020
Episode 68: Til We Have Faces, Pt. 2, Ch. 1-4
Oct 13, 2020
Episode 67: Til We Have Faces, Ch. 16-21
Oct 06, 2020
Episode 66: Til We Have Faces, Ch. 12-15
Sep 29, 2020
Episode 65: Til We Have Faces, Ch. 8-11
Sep 22, 2020
Episode 64: Til We Have Faces, Ch. 6-7
Sep 15, 2020
Episode 63: Til We Have Faces, Ch. 3-5
Sep 08, 2020
Episode 62: The Literary Friendship of Dorothy and Jack with Gina Dalfonzo
Sep 01, 2020
Episode 61: Til We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis, Ch. 1-2
Aug 25, 2020
Episode 60: Why Read Pagan Myths
Aug 18, 2020
Episode 59: "Leaf by Niggle" by J. R. R. Tolkien, Part 2
Aug 11, 2020
Episode 58: "Leaf by Niggle" by J. R. R. Tolkien, Part 1
Aug 04, 2020
Episode 57: On Fairy Stories by J. R. R. Tolkien
Jul 28, 2020
Episode 56: The Literary Life of Emily Raible
Jul 21, 2020
Episode 55: 20 for 2020 Reading Challenge Check-In
Jun 30, 2020
Episode 54: Our Favorite Poems
Jun 23, 2020
Episode 53: The Trojan Women, Part 2
Jun 16, 2020
Episode 52: Intro to Greek Drama and The Trojan Women
Jun 09, 2020
Episode 51: Discussing Simone Weil's Essay on Education
Jun 02, 2020
Episode 50: The Great Divorce, Ch. 11-14
May 19, 2020
Episode 49: The Great Divorce, Ch. 7-10
May 12, 2020
Episode 48: The Great Divorce, Ch. 2-6
May 05, 2020
Episode 47: The Great Divorce, Preface & Ch. 1
Apr 28, 2020
Episode 46: "The Importance of Being Earnest" Act 3
Apr 21, 2020
Episode 45: "The Importance of Being Earnest" Act 2
Apr 14, 2020
Episode 44: "The Importance of Being Earnest" Act 1
Apr 07, 2020
Episode 43: The Literary World of Oscar Wilde
Mar 31, 2020
TLLepisode42 mixdown
Mar 24, 2020
Episode 41: The Art of Writing, Part 2
Mar 17, 2020
Episode 40: The Art of Writing, Part 1
Mar 10, 2020
Episode 39: The Literary Life of Karen Glass
Mar 03, 2020
Episode 38: "A Winter's Tale" Act 5
Feb 25, 2020
Episode 37: "A Winter's Tale" Act 4
Feb 18, 2020
Episode 36: A Winter's Tale, Act 3
Feb 11, 2020
Episode 35: "A Winter's Tale" Act 2
Feb 04, 2020
Episode 34: "A Winter's Tale" Act 1
Jan 28, 2020
Episode 33: An Introduction to A Winter's Tale
Jan 21, 2020
Episode 32: The Literary Life of James Banks
Jan 14, 2020
Episode 31: Our Year in Reading
Dec 31, 2019
Episode 30: The Literary Life of Caitlin Beauchamp
Dec 24, 2019
Episode 29: Northanger Abbey, Ch. 25-End
Dec 17, 2019
Episode 28: Northanger Abbey, Ch. 18-24
Dec 10, 2019
Episode 27: Northanger Abbey, Ch. 11-17
Dec 03, 2019
Episode 26: Northanger Abbey, Ch. 3-10
Nov 26, 2019
Episode 25: Northanger Abbey, Ch. 1-2
Nov 19, 2019
Episode 24: The Literary Life of Sally Thomas
Nov 12, 2019
Episode 23: An Experiment in Criticism, Ch. 10-End
Oct 15, 2019
Episode 22: An Experiment in Criticism, Ch. 8-9
Oct 08, 2019
Episode 21: An Experiment in Criticism, Ch. 5-7
Oct 01, 2019
Episode 20: An Experiment in Criticism, Ch. 1-4
Sep 24, 2019
Episode 18: "The Vulture" by Samuel Johnson
Sep 03, 2019
Episode 17: "The Celestial Omnibus" by E. M. Forster
Aug 27, 2019
Episode 16: "Why I Write" by George Orwell
Aug 20, 2019
Episode 15: "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant
Aug 13, 2019
Episode 14: "The Adventures of a Shilling" by Joseph Addison
Aug 06, 2019
Episode 13: "The Garden Party" by Katherine Mansfield
Jul 30, 2019
Episode 12: "A Defence of Penny Dreadfuls" by G. K. Chesterton
Jul 23, 2019
Episode 11: "Araby" by James Joyce
Jul 16, 2019
Episode 10: The Literary Life of Kelly Cumbee
Jul 09, 2019
Episode 9: Are Women Human?
Jun 11, 2019
Episode 8: Gaudy Night, Ch. 16-End
Jun 04, 2019
Episode 7: Gaudy Night, Ch. 8-15
May 28, 2019
Episode 6: The Literary Life of Mary Jo Tate
May 21, 2019
Episode 5: Gaudy Night, Ch. 4-7
May 14, 2019
Episode 4: "Gaudy Night" Chapters 1-3
Apr 22, 2019
Episode 3: The Importance of the Detective Novel
Apr 22, 2019
The Interview Episode
Apr 21, 2019
What is the Literary Life?
Apr 21, 2019