Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Film/Lit podcast. In this episode, we discuss “our favorites”: Blake’s favorite directors and Jessica’s favorite books.
Episode 1: Our Favorites
[0:30] What We’re Reading and Watching
[0:40] Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White
[0:51] Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone, by Dene Low
[1:06] A Conspiracy of Kings, by Megan Whalen Turner
[1:14] First Love, Last Rites, by Ian McEwan
[2:27] Our Favorites
[4:55] The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
[7:07] The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss
[8:15] The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale
[9:39] Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
[10:04] Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck
[13:22] Book by Book, by Michael Dirda
[15:30] The Best of Roald Dahl
[16:45] Lines from Our Libraries
[16:57] Atonement, by Ian McEwan
“From this new and intimate perspective, she learned a simple, obvious thing she had always known, and everyone knew: that a person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn, not easily mended.” (287)
[17:47] Enduring Love
Joe: You’re mad.
Jed: That’s what they said about Jesus once.
Joe: They also said it about a lot of mad people.
Thanks for listening! We’d love to hear about your favorites in the comments.