Reviews
Started off interesting, but steadily got worse as it leaned more and more on ideology and the worst elements of critical theory.
Benoch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/22
A sobering look, not only at how the novel has been misread, but how almost every adaptation completely ignores the core message, Humbert’s unreliable narration, and manipulation of everyone around him. The look into the actresses who played Dolores and the role the subject matter has played...Read full review »
Steev Holt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/22
Id patreon Jamie in a heartbeat. More shows please Liv Australia
OliviaCamilleOz via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/16/22
Jaime is so good when she’s with Robert Evans. However on her own she’s so boring, quiet and mumbly…. Such a shame she makes this topic so boring.
imdumimdum via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/22
This is a bad podcast
SC P 07 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 04/23/22
The highly complex subject is surprisingly well-arranged. Dedicated and knowing.
OgsåDettekaldenavneroptaget via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 04/18/22
She is an amazing and articulate host speaking on a unique topic. It’s a truly incredible podcast. Highly recommend.
kelleyharmon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/15/22
One of the best. Loftus is an ace story teller.
CarlosLWatson via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/14/22
Loved listening to this—Jamie, this was a great and thoughtful exploration that had me thinking a lot about my own experiences exploring power and desperate loneliness as a young girl crushing on older men. Thank you so much. (Also loved Robert as Nabokov!)
Pellarhos via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/22
Lolita is such a nuanced and controversial text/cultural movement, but Jamie does such a great job addressing the complexities, darkness, and themes in and surrounding it. HUGE trigger warning. Such a thoughtful and well-researched examination.
listener rachel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/22
An absolute joy. Such a deep, thoughtful, nuanced take on my favorite book of all time. Made me see new things in the book I know so well. Brings Lolita the book into the modern age.
docmcmac via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/22
I learned so much and was very engaged. Love it
edenchair via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/22
One of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to, it’s thorough, respectful and interesting. If you familiar with the work of Nabokov, or Lolita and want to learn more about the work itself and it’s wide influence this is essential. This also includes interviews from survivors, so tread carefully...Read full review »
XeonNyle via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/12/22
Brilliantly researched and brilliantly put together. Honestly if Jamie Loftus adapted a blend of Being Lolita and Daddy Vlad’s original text as a BBC three/four part series I would be there with bells on. She has a incredible understanding of the text. I’ve binged the whole thing over 48 hours...Read full review »
Ejayinc via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/11/22
So well written and handled with such sensitivity befitting this topic. Great production as well. Just an amazing podcast overall that i will recommend to everyone.
_kirina_ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/01/22
Listened to nothing else in the last few weeks since starting, found this to be deep, insightful and human
New to minimalism ✨ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/24/22
An incredibly nuanced and informed take on a classic. Well researched and well done.
kayanlegrow via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/21/22
As a CSA survivor and writer who was abused by an English teacher, this podcast hit home and helped me understand so much about victim-blaming and society’s sexualisation of children. Eternally grateful for this thoughtful and thoroughly researched podcast. Sending love to all survivors, and...Read full review »
mb4986 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/22
In-depth and thoughtful exploration of Lolita’s cultural impact, good and bad, that kept me enthralled the entire time. Bravo!! <333
Soxry via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/22
The host, Jamie Loftus, offers an incredibly nuanced look into the legacy of the infamous novel, Lolita. I highly encourage everyone to listen and reevaluate what our cultural takeaways have been thus far. I found myself rewinding and taking notes. As a child of the 90s I was particularly...Read full review »
Pauline2238 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/21
I was hesitant to listen to this pod because I hadn’t read the book and I though it was just a surface level review with hot takes. But this is Jamie Loftis and I should’ve known better. Like Acck Cast this pod was a deep-dive complete with research, interviews and relatability to current day...Read full review »
TennesseeTweety via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/21
I’m hooked! Thankyou Jamie for all your work in this!
ms phoebe judge via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/09/21
Insightful, thorough, interesting. Host is smart and entertaining. Wish my book group had had this when we discussed Lolita. Or just had the host over for a glass of wine.
piffleworm8 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/21
This podcast truly changed how I think about Lolita and more importantly, Dolores Haze. Jamie does an excellent job tracing how the cultural concept of Lolita has strayed so far from the book and continues to be used to harm victims/survivors of childhood sexual abuse. While the material about...Read full review »
Niblet Squee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/21
Excellent podcast. Can’t wait for Jamie’s next project.
bsc321 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/21
Fascinating, well researched, myth busting podcast that makes me appreciate the book even more and have more understanding of its purpose and Nabokov’s writing techniques. I love the host’s analysis: Lolita has been misunderstood and mischaracterized in our culture because (DUH) our culture is...Read full review »
Lesstramp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/21
A very thorough review of a book I had never thought of much before. I’ve learned a lot over the course of this podcast and felt stimulated by literature discussion in a way I haven’t felt since college. This podcast also helped me work through some personal issues that were buried. Highly...Read full review »
vgreenmachine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/21
This podcast is a fascinating deep dive into the book Lolita and the culture it inspired. Didn’t know it could be this interesting to listen to a show about a book I’ve never read! Highly recommended
Nollafyzzil via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 11/16/21
Very informative, witty, considers all angles. Never read the book but have seen both movies so this was very interesting reset on what I thought the story was
jagodwin1994 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/30/21
An incredibly thorough examination of the book and the world’s reaction to it. I plowed through all the episodes within a week out of fascination. High praise to Jamie Loftus and her team.
Nerdtasic99 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/29/21
I was a kid when I read the book. There were clearly things I did not get at the time. This podcast has broadened my understanding of the book and it’s cultural impact. I’m a male and I now I feel a greater appreciation of how this book, and many other things, put undue pressure on girls and...Read full review »
steviegjdphd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/25/21
obvious TW for child sexual assault and grooming. if you have the space to hear about this, and want to know more about the cultural impact of Nobokov and Lolita please give this a try!! this is one of my favorite podcasts i’ve listened to in years. bravo Jamie!
kurrrrilovin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/21
Hey I just wanted to add that because of better nutrition people get their periods a lot earlier today. just 100 years ago the average age of people getting their period was 17-18. so in the Greek myth Persephone was likely that age. Not that that makes it any more ok, it was just probably the...Read full review »
Fridano via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 08/17/21
This is so heartfelt and ambitious and warm and scrupulous and caring and painstaking and the most honest and complicated look at the novel I’ve known. This book can be a mirror of what one sees in the world, and I’m at turns delighted and humbled and horrified by what it brings out in people....Read full review »
Viva Mercator via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/21
Jamie Loftus has done an amazing job with the research, the writing, and the narration of this incredible podcast. It's just too darn bad she did not use professional readers for all of the voice acting. She seems to have chosen her friends, or kids from some high school speech class to do...Read full review »
TheBarbaraBrady via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/21
It broke me, and it can break you, too! Loved it!
Whydowelive?Tosuffer? via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/21
My Husband and I listened to this on our commute and have recommended it to so many people including our 16 year old daughter. Intelligent and funny, listening to this deep dive into a masterpiece will make you a better person. Especially recommended for men and fathers. ☆☆☆☆☆
Joeyf76 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/06/21
Every episode gives you so much to think about. Such important topics. If we don’t talk about these things, how will they change. Empowering. It may take you a while to listen to it all, because you do have to stop and think, but so worth it.
Shebick via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/25/21
I had always wondered what the fascination with this book was after reading it, why it was considered a classic. This podcast answered a lot of my questions and taught me a lot more. An amazing podcast, really top notch.
reviewing mug via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/24/21
Totally engrossing, fascinating and well researched. But the voices reading quotes from various authors, psychologists or guest characters …. MY GOD. To hear someone read Freud quotations in a southern accent at the slowest speed of a human voice? Almost unbearable. Every voice over that isn’t...Read full review »
ellaforreal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/21
Incredibly researched podcast
dtrlmop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/21
Wow
Just wow. This podcast is incredible.
cnoelles via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/21
Amazingly well done, addressing all of the difficult feelings and thoughts while unlearning how we are immediately suspicious of young girls and give a pass to predatory men. 10/10 would recommend
audastous via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/12/21
It was great until the last episode with this like completely like ill spoken childhood sexual abuse expert named like Jess Murwin who said like like every other word. Plus, Murwin was like really way too like PC and was like stupidly arguing that like “Lolita” (which was written over like 70...Read full review »
MarGarBar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/21
I like how much thought went into this and the production quality is high. Jamie Loftus does a tremendous job with this tricky subject. It’s NOT a round table of 5 unidentifiable voices talking over one another with low audio quality constantly getting off track and laughing at nothing (you...Read full review »
rallycar27 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/08/21
I, like most people, want to disassociate with the prevailing child abuse culture that has found a home in western traditions of cinema and marketing, but Jamie is here to help the blame fall where it deserves. Eye opening and inspiring even if uncomfortable at times. It’s worth enduring the...Read full review »
JyoshuaCade via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/21
This podcast is so thorough in tracking the cultural impact of Lolita’s content. Each episode is packed full of information, analysis, cross-references, and expert interviews. Across literature, film, internet media, fashion, and society, Jamie covers every question that arises in the listener’s...Read full review »
eksbee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/21
I’m a huge Jamie Loftus fan as she brings humour and sensitivity to all her projects. The debate around this book usually gives me a super embarrassing PTSD episode, but Jamie’s approach was so thoughtful that even I could feel like a participant.
Bisexual bibliophile via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/21/21
Smart, interesting and comprehensively researched, podcast about a novel and how its impact and interpretation reflects our culture.
LCFazz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/21
Very informative and interesting. Recommended if you’ve only seen the movies or read the book once a long time ago and misunderstood the book.
Cat for the Tillerman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/21
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