Episode 60: Tangent Special 5. Young Adult Literature

It’s the sixtieth 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 we are taking a break from our usual coverage and looking at the genre of Young Adult Literature.

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Episode 59: World War Z

It’s the fifty-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 World War Z by Max Brooks.

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Episode 58: The Sun is Also A Star

It’s the fifty-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 Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon .

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Episode 57: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

It’s the fifty-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 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.

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Some extras for you:

“The Falling Man” — Wikipedia page about the famous photograph

Tom Junod’s article from Esquire about the Falling Man photograph (courtesy of the Internet Archive)

The trailer for the film starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock:

Episode 56: The House on Mango Street

It’s the fifty-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 it’s required reading

This time around were taking a look at The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

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Episode 55: A Raisin in the Sun

It’s the fifty-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 it’s required reading

This time around were taking a look at A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry.

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Episode 54: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

It’s the fifty-fourth 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 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.

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Some extras for you …

A performance from 2015 Tony Awards …

The official trailer …

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