Reviews
Can get past the potty language and fact that she randomly inserts totally unfounded opinions on the individual (bc I suppose those are your opinions...) but cannot get past the constant slurping/lip smacking every minute or so. Couldn’t even get through a single episode it was so annoying.
mcmrw via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/21
I gave this podcast a try; some interesting material here & there but the host is extremely annoying as only a dimwitted American can be; she loves to bombard you with inane expressions like “a hot minute” when she is not asking the listener some absurd questions like “do you remember what...Read full review »
jay-double-m via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/01/21
The host/narrator has a good podcasting voice and seems to be putting in a fair amount of effort. Would be so much better if she got off the sauce, focused on the topic/task, and cleaned up her language and diction.
tinu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/20
It's surprisingly rare to hear someone talk about the world's greatest novelists without making them sound dry and uninteresting. The only negative thing about this podcast is I have to pace myself because after each episode I have to go and read her recommendations for each author. Thank...Read full review »
bethanytriskelion via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/25/20
Great show!
nickanderhoey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/20
Please do a podcast about Richard Brautigan. His most famous work is probably Trout Fishing in America. But every novel his written is fantastic.
ian_painting via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/07/20
So many better podcasts out there. This is more of a biography podcast of literary people and the information is given in a predictable chronological order. Listening to three episodes, I get the sense that the podcaster has mostly just read about the novels she describes. The language is...Read full review »
Amliterature via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/23/20
Wow...
Surpige via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 08/03/20
Bad
I wanted to like your podcast, when listening to the Thomas Hardy episode, but you spent 7 minutes on an intro! Then, you failed to mention that Tess of d’Ubervilles is one of Hardy’s most famous novels. I stopped listening.
1212121313131414 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/14/20
This is a podcast for middle schoolers or high schoolers I think. Except she says F a lot. Haven’t, couldn’t, listen to a complete episode. I like the concept of this but am put off by the stark lack of diversity in the subjects. I hope it continues and the podcast expands in its curiosity of...Read full review »
spikejones123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/20
Stumbled across this podcast- between the Portland base; the cocktails and a girl named Whiskey I was expecting a typical Annoying Hipster pod. Pleasantly surprised and has become one of my favorite podcasts Highly listenable, has a “talking with a friend vibe” and she is obviously a “nerd of...Read full review »
TB12 VT via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/20
Very cerebral podcast over the personal and professional lives of the worlds greatest literary legends delivered in a unique and entertaining way that leaves you smarter and in better spirits at the end of each show, which is much more than I can say for most podcasts. Keep it up!!!
n00bSUP via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/20
It’s a poorly researched pod with a strikingly unlikable host.
WhitneyF via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/18/20
The host butchers French words; has poor reading skills; comes across as a potty mouthed tart.
DreamZoner via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/20
Can’t get passed the foul language. No thanks.
home4kb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/20
The Joyce one is absolute ráiméis. Literally bar room nonsense. Sounds like you’d prefer if he had given up the drink and took a civil service job!
maigheogodeo via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 02/24/20
LOVE this podcast. First and most recent favorite podcast I have discovered in 2020!
Josh A. H. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/06/20
Engagingly delivered - and good overviews of life and impact of wide variety of important writers
ghyxnjtwt via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 01/26/20
I just listened to your episode about James Joyce, which I enjoyed; however, right before you wrapped up with a toast to the man, you slipped in how he never put his family first. I’d like to challenge that belief and urge you to read more on the topic. My understanding was he was pretty into...Read full review »
lillmuch24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/20
I just found this podcast today and have listened to 4 episodes so far and I love Whiskey and the way she talks about the writers. I love the weekly cocktail that goes with the story. I love the way you speak in a real authentic manner. And I like to hear about how it fits into your life. Which...Read full review »
Katsu-willowmena via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/20
Love how you breakdown the lives of so many influential writers that I’ve always wanted to get to know. You make their stories come alive when I am on my commute to work! Thanks Whiskey!
Josh Clevinger via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/20
I couldn’t tell you how I stumbled upon this podcast but I sure am glad I did. She does such a fantastic job researching the authors. My favorite part is that you can tell she is actually enjoying the content. Just by the cheer in her voice, you can see the smile. Wonderful, wonderful podcast!
(Mr.540) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/26/19
Shockingly, she is just reading the Wikipedia page for Sylvia Plath. Almost word for word.
PlathFan94 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/12/19
Thanks for the Tolstoy show!! I’m hosting a book club for Jordan Peterson’s 12rules and needed some insight into Tolstoy. :) Im a new subscriber! Martin
Marty454545 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/20/19
I found this podcast when I wanted to learn more about the life and works of Emily Dickinson. Whiskey does a fantastic job with her in-depth research on the authors. I feel like I can appreciate authors I already loved and become intrigued by authors whose books I have never read. This is one of...Read full review »
hsigh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/19
Most people don’t like the sound of and distraction of drinking or constant lip smacking. Couldn’t get passed an episode due to this.
Reckless73ab via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/19
Jack Kerouac ! Merci !!
#sunny side up via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/12/19
I just got into to this podcast and can’t stop listening . Ms. Emerson does a great job at researching the authors. It’s really fun to listen to and learn new things about some of the writers you know so well.
Anvil man blacksmith via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/19
For those of you who love literature this podcast is for you. Whiskey is hilarious and her genuine love for the subject matter shines through in all her episodes. The addition of the weekly drink is also very fun to get into and brings the listener closer to the artists/authors. Others have given...Read full review »
Basement Hobbit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/19
I came across this podcast looking for information on Charles Bukowski. I have to say, the content is on point and informative. What I struggled with is the amount of times she shook her drink around and took small gulps then proceeded to smack her lips at least three times after. I believe in...Read full review »
callmek3v!n via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/19
Great to listen to.
rolu-1 via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 03/26/19
So glad I found this podcast I’ve been looking so hard for a literary podcast On authors. And this Has Hit The Spot Love the Bukowski episode And Steinbeck So good. Thanks so much for this!
Regardingsamuel.com via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/19
JLE
Virginia Wolfe lived in Sussex not Essex. They are two different places.
GHill.Pops via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/28/19
Interesting topics but the drinking/slurping in between is disgusting and annoying. Also not the best and profound research.
GirlODR via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 01/20/19
After listening to the John Keats episode... Where to begin..? The 10 minute ramble about her personal life which no one cares about? The painful plugs for some random drink, that she then contractually reminds us about with a “subtle”, ‘let me just take a drink’ every 10 minutes, with an overly...Read full review »
Mattelj via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/14/19
This podcast soars where other podcasts falter. It’s fantastic content that will make any car ride suddenly exciting. Whiskey Emerson, the host, delves into the interesting — and that’s a weak word for it — lives of brilliant authors. What emerges is a clearer picture of not only the authors...Read full review »
Jonathan Byers via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/28/18
Really enjoy this shows depth and insight.
Cass97454 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/07/18
I have listened to the Charles Bukowski and now the Hunter S. Thompson podcast and I profoundly enjoyed the listening experience! Whiskey you obviously do your research and I think I’ve been thoroughly informed on the lives of these people and feel good after hearing your own personal insights...Read full review »
Adlibs187 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/22/18
I really enjoy this podcast. I particularly like how you portrayed Fitzgerald and Hemingway. Most women podcasters like to cast them in the misogynist role. I appreciate how you have stayed objective and highlighted some very valid points some feminists ignore. However, the slurping of the drinks...Read full review »
janemorris1887 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/11/18
I cam upon this podcast by accident — which is run by one person - I like this simple structure. It’s super-engaging, enlightening and inspiring. I look forward to new episodes every week!
filmma via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/24/18
Love this podcast so much!
ElliJayden via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 05/15/18
I stumbled upon this podcast and i’m glad I did. I’m finding it so interesting. Keep up the good work.
Kimmy627 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 03/13/18
Whiskey does a fantastic job with this program. There is so much to learn and understand of great writers, and Whiskey is here to entertain and educate. Each episode is a mountainous trek through all the emotions and struggles undergone by these writers. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful.
A.F. Burden via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/18
I really like the format of Whiskey Emerson’s show, focusing on individual authors and their biographies while also taking their literature into account
mbodk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/18
As a self proclaimed literary nerd I listen to numerous literature based podcasts, but Legacy is unequivocally my favorite! You can tell Whiskey is passionate about what she covers and that shines through brilliantly! If you enjoy cocktails, history, and literature you’ve come to the right place!
FromTheAshes1588 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/26/17
Absolutely love this podcast! So informative with an entertaining and engaging host who clearly seems to love what she talks about. Would love to see episodes on Margaret Mitchell, Emily Dickinson, and the Fitzgeralds at some point, but I'm definitely here for the long haul!Read full review »
chrispinesbitch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/17
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