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Once Upon a Time… at Bennington College
It’s the groves of academe: Bennington College, the wildest and wickedest school in America. In the last great decade: the 1980s. Bennington class of ’86, class of Bret Easton Ellis, future writer of American Psycho and co-leader of the literary Brat Pack; Jonathan Lethem, future writer of Motherless Brooklyn and MacArthur Fellow; and Donna Tartt, future writer of The Secret History and Pulitzer Prize winner. All three are, at various times, infatuated and disappointed with one another, their friendships stimulated and fueled by rivalry as much as affection. And all three will mythologize...
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Ratings & Reviews
3.8 stars from 1,837 ratings
Blames the Victim
So far I’ve heard 1 episode from Lords’s point of view and 5 exculpating the porn industry making them out to be the “victim” of a “conniving” fifteen-year-old. Pathetic.
gigliodifirenze via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/21
Oh, come on
The hero worship the host has for Bret Easton Ellis is creepy and weird (he’s a racist, narcissistic bore, lady), and the invasive, queer-phobic treatment of Donna Tartt even more so.
kellsy3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/21
Captivating and Addictive
Can’t get enough of this podcast! Discovered it thanks to Jess Lahey of the AmWriting podcast.
VickiHam911 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/30/21
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Cambridge, Massachusetts and New York, New York. Spring of 1986 to Fall of 1994. The Secret History is published. Plus, “The Purge” comes to Bennington. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/01/21
New York City. Spring of 1987 to Spring of 1991. Patrick Bateman is born. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 11/24/21
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