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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 1,597 ratings
You owe yourself this show
Who are we? Where have we come from? How do we make sense of our own lives, our societies, and the world around us? Turns out people have been asking these questions for pretty much as long as there have been people, and this show takes you all the way back to the earliest writings known in the...Read full review »
Caphiso via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/22
These ‘radio plays’ -because this is what is being reinvented here for our times- transport you to different worlds. What a beautiful companion for solitary moments during this pandemic. Thank you. You made me want to dive deeper into the works you so vividly bring to life.
Patpluggedin via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 01/04/22
Indispensable
Simply and succinctly this: the standard by which I judge other podcasts.
Folk call me J-D via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/04/22
Recent Episodes
The last epic from Greco-Roman antiquity that survives in full, Nonnus’ fifth-century Dionysiaca tells of the wine god Dionysus’ journey eastward, to India. Episode 96 Quiz: https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-96-quiz Episode 96 Transcription: ...
Published 10/31/21
Published 10/31/21
In 417 CE, the Roman poet Rutilius Namatianus journeyed from Rome back to his homeland of Gaul, not knowing whether there was a home to return to. Episode 95 Quiz: https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-95-quiz Episode 95 Transcription: ...
Published 10/17/21
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