Episode 53: Night

It’s the fifty-third episode of Required Reading With Tom and Stella! This podcast, which is hosted by Tom Panarese (Pop Culture Affidavit, In Country) and Stella (Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast, The Batman Universe) is two teachers talking about literature. Each episode, we will be taking a look at a single work, analyzing it, criticizing it and deciding if it’s required reading.

This time around were taking a look at Night by Elie Wiesel.

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Episode 52: Heroides

It’s the fifty-second episode of Required Reading With Tom and Stella! This podcast, which is hosted by Tom Panarese (Pop Culture Affidavit, In Country) and Stella (Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast, The Batman Universe) is two teachers talking about literature. Each episode, we will be taking a look at a single work, analyzing it, criticizing it and deciding if it’s required reading.

This time around were taking a look at Ovid’s Heroides.

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What to Read for Next Episode …

Interesting in following along with our next episode (episode 52)? We’ll be covering the following exerpts from Ovid’s Heroides:

  • Letter I: Penelope to Ulysses
  • Letter VII: Dido to Aneas
  • Letter XII: Medea to Jason
  • Letter XVI: Paris to Helen
  • Letter XVII: Helen to Paris

You can find a public doman copy here:

Heroides in Latin

English Translation on Poetry in Translation (available as pdf)

Public Domain Audiobook on LibirVox

Episode 51: The Catcher in the Rye

It’s the fifty-first episode of Required Reading With Tom and Stella! This podcast, which is hosted by Tom Panarese (Pop Culture Affidavit, In Country) and Stella (Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast, The Batman Universe) is two teachers talking about literature. Each episode, we will be taking a look at a single work, analyzing it, criticizing it and deciding if it’s required reading.

This time around were taking a look at The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

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Also, as mentioned in the episode, here is Joyce Maynard’s piece in Vogue from September 2018: “46 Years Ago, I Left Yale for J.D. Salinger–This Fall, I’m Returning”

Episode 50: Tess of the D’Urbervilles

It’s the big 50! That’s right, it’s episode 50 of Required Reading With Tom and Stella! This podcast, which is hosted by Tom Panarese (Pop Culture Affidavit, In Country) and Stella (Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast, The Batman Universe) is two teachers talking about literature.

Each episode, we will be taking a look at a single work, analyzing it, criticizing it and deciding if it’s required reading. This time around were taking a look at Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.

But we’re not alone! For this special 50th episode, we are joined by Professor Alan of the Relatively Geeky Network!

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Episode 49: Ethan Frome

It’s the forty-ninth episode of Required Reading With Tom and Stella! This podcast, which is hosted by Tom Panarese (Pop Culture Affidavit, In Country) and Stella (Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast, The Batman Universe) is two teachers talking about literature. Each episode, we will be taking a look at a single work, analyzing it, criticizing it and deciding if it’s required reading

This time around were taking a look at Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton.

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Episode 48: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

It’s the forty-eighth episode of Required Reading With Tom and Stella! This podcast, which is hosted by Tom Panarese (Pop Culture Affidavit, In Country) and Stella (Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast, The Batman Universe) is two teachers talking about literature. Each episode, we will be taking a look at a single work, analyzing it, criticizing it and deciding if it’s required reading

This time around were taking a look at The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins.

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Episode 47: The Reader

It’s the forty-seventh episode of Required Reading With Tom and Stella! This podcast, which is hosted by Tom Panarese (Pop Culture Affidavit, In Country) and Stella (Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast, The Batman Universe) is two teachers talking about literature. Each episode, we will be taking a look at a single work, analyzing it, criticizing it and deciding if it’s required reading.

This time around were taking a look at The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

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Episode 46: Macbeth

It’s the forty-sixth episode of Required Reading With Tom and Stella! This podcast, which is hosted by Tom Panarese (Pop Culture Affidavit, In Country) and Stella (Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast, The Batman Universe) is two teachers talking about literature. Each episode, we will be taking a look at a single work, analyzing it, criticizing it and deciding if its worth its place in the canon.

This time around were taking a look at Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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Episode 45: Galapagos

Episode45_Cover for WebsiteIt’s the forty-fifth episode of Required Reading With Tom and Stella! This podcast, which is hosted by Tom Panarese (Pop Culture Affidavit, In Country) and Stella (Batgirl to Oracle: A Barbara Gordon Podcast, The Batman Universe) is two teachers talking about literature. Each episode, we will be taking a look at a single work, analyzing it, criticizing it and deciding if its worth its place in the canon.

This time around were taking a look at Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

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