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Doug Metzger
Literature and History
This podcast is an introduction to Anglophone literature, from ancient times to the present, done by a Ph.D. with lots of books and musical instruments. A typical episode offers a summary of a work, or part of a work of literature, followed by some historical analysis. The episodes include original music, some comedy songs, and goofy jokes. You can listen to the shows in any order, although from time to time, episodes will make brief mention of previous or upcoming ones.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 1,867 ratings
I LOVE history and I LOVE literature. What is there not to love about this podcast? Many of the titles covered i have heard about, some i have read and many that are new to me. The balance of the history and the literature within history is delicate and handled beautifully. If the content matter...Read full review »
JEHSAH via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/25/23
The best!
Thank you, Doug! Thank you for your advance organizer on City of God!
Hummingbird 7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/23
Thank you so much for such a brilliant podcast. It’s amazing to have access to this level of knowledge given in such an entertaining way. It has lessened my regret of not having done literary studies at university. Happy to support through the bonus episodes.
FroggieLJ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/09/23
Recent Episodes
Published 03/04/23
Augustine’s City of God, Part 2 of 2. The second half of the City of God contains some of Late Antiquity’s most influential writings – most notably Augustine’s take on Original Sin. Episode 102 Quiz: https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-102-quiz Episode 102 Transcription: ...
Published 03/04/23
Augustine’s City of God, Part 1 of 2. The first half of the City of God is a broadside against paganism – its culture, religion, and history, subjects about which Augustine had much to say. Episode 101 Quiz: https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-101-quiz Episode 101...
Published 02/04/23
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