Saturday Show #91: Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (+ Lecture on THEME)

28th March

On this episode of the podcast, Professor Jim gives a fascinating lecture on theme. Also, a member-submitted story is discussed. Pull quote: “William Shakespeare’s entire canon is concerned with the pathos of the irretrievability of time.” Discuss.

Listing of topics discussed and approximate time stamps are below:

0:00 Podcast Teaser

0:17 Infinite Ending Advert

0:53 Podcast Intro

1:46 Professorial lecture … Read More »

Saturday Show #90: The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

14th March

For this episode, a brief discussion of irony in literature and then a performance of the classic short story, “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry, the punster and trick endingster. Enjoy!

Saturday Show #89: 21 Down by David Sedaris

7th March

You may think of David Sedaris as the smart, funny, gay writer that everyone seems to love. But he’s also something else entirely and it is *this* identity that holds the key to his phenomenal success. David Sedaris is an iconoclast.

What is an iconoclast, anyways? Mr. Wikipedia sez: “People who engage in or support iconoclasm … Read More »

Saturday Show #88: Expelled by John Cheever

21st February

Read “Expelled” by clicking HERE.

A modernish fairy tale? What is the traditional role of the fairy tale in human life? According to Robert Bly, “The knowledge of how to build a nest in a bare tree, how to fly to the wintering place, how to perform the mating dance–all of this information is stored in … Read More »

Saturday Show #87: Everything is Green by David Foster Wallace

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Podcast, Saturday Show, Writing Group. 1 Comment

8th February

The Austin Writing Workshop discusses a short story by the legendary David Foster Wallace and a member story. Wine flowed, food was consumed, and good times were had by all. Also, too: writing techniques galore, literary theory, and a wee bit of philosophy. An enjoyable listen.

Approximate time stamps and detailed topics are listed below:

0:00 INFINITE … Read More »