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Afterthoughts Podcast

Afterthoughts Podcast

By Kelly DeWitte
Almost always late to new media, host Kelly DeWitte and her husband Joel occasionally spend a night without the kids to watch new (to them) movies, T.V. shows, play the occasional game, and reflect on their thoughts here. Listen in!
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Book Club: FARENHEIT 451
In today’s episode, we discuss Guy Montag and his quaint life as a fireman in a dystopian society where firemen start fires in order to burn books and any form of knowledge or conflicting viewpoints in history. Written in 1953 but set in the futuristic year of 2022, it is fitting that we have selected FARENHEIT 451 as pick-of-the-month for September. Join Joel & me as we discuss and critique this classic work. **We’ve started our Extra Life Campaign! Extra Life is a fundraising program of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.  Donations go to member children’s hospitals to fund critical life-saving treatments and healthcare services, along with innovative research, vital pediatric medical equipment, and child life services. Please visit https://tinyurl.com/zhha3pxy to help the cause! *ATH network are a community of creators focused on movies, television, video games, Actual Play RPGs, and pop culture.  You'll find us there along them with a minimum of monthly episodes and articles.  Make sure to check us at https://athpod.com/. #ATHNetwork #Afterthoughts #Farenheit451 #RayBradbury #Firemen #KellyDeWitte #JoelDeWitte #Bookclub #Reviews #Dystopian #Literature #Critique #Classic
58:10
September 29, 2022
Book Club: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
After a long break we dust off the cover of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and dive right back into the 19th century Hank Morgan's adventures in using his modern knowledge to tilt the acceleration of history.  His exploits are fascinating, but what does the book tell us about clever trickery, using modern-day knowledge as wizardry, the application of knowledge, and how quickly people can adapt to change? We're excited to announce we've joined the After the Hype network!  ATH network are a community of creators focused on movies, television, video games, Actual Play RPGs, and pop culture.  You'll find us there along them with a minimum of monthly episodes and articles.  Make sure to check us at https://athpod.com/. #ATHNetwork #Afterthoughts #ConneticutYankee #KingArthursCourt #KellyDeWitte #JoelDeWitte #Bookclub #Reviews #MarkTwain #Literature #Critique #Classic
44:02
August 15, 2022
Book Club: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Ch. 1-5
It's been a minute, but Kelly & Joel dusted off their copy of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.  This episode we cover chapters 1-5.
28:47
January 25, 2022
Book Club: The Giver Part 2 & Movie
Kelly & Joel wrapped the book and have succinct thoughts about the lauded young adult novel.  They have less stellar impressions on the movie. It's Kelly's turn for the next book, but we need a bit to figure out what's next.  Look forward to our announcement on social media!
22:15
July 18, 2021
Book Club: The Giver Chapters 1-10
We finally got around to the brisk young adult novel The Giver, and our conversation is equally as brisk!  Don't let that fool you, there's a lot of good in this story.   Come back to us next week for the discussion on the second half!
18:59
June 22, 2021
Book Club: The Secret
This week we were joined by special guests Alex & Beth Orona to talk The Secret!  The self-help and self-actualization book spawned a movie and a healthy conversation with a wide range of opinions on the topic of The Law of Attraction.  Come give it a listen! Music Credits:  Hope by Audiozada http://bit.ly/audiozadaYT ​Promoted By FreeVlogMusic.com https://youtu.be/CNWcyNYVeec
54:16
May 02, 2021
Book Club: 1984 Part 3
This week we conclude George Orwell's 1984. Next week we move on to The Secret!  If you haven't read it yet, it's readily available at your local bookstore, audible, or even the movie on Netflix!  Be ready by next episode to deep dive into the Law of Attraction!
38:08
April 18, 2021
Book Club: 1984 Part 2
This week Winston got a taste of the good life with Julia, but couldn't help from worrying about the past and future while she revels in the present.  Winston also gets an introduction to the Brotherhood. Come join the conversation!  We have a twitter & facebook page, and we've got some big things in the works that we can't wait to share with you! https://www.facebook.com/afterthoughtspodkellyjoel https://twitter.com/AfterthoughtsP3
27:21
March 29, 2021
Book Club: 1984 Part 1 (Ch. 1-8)
This week Kelly & Joel talk about the first part of the double plus good George Orwell novel 1984 (Ch 1-8).   Want to follow us?  We're on social media! Twitter: https://twitter.com/AfterthoughtsP3 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/afterthoughtspodkellyjoel
44:43
March 10, 2021
Book Club: Animal Farm Ch. 6-10
This week we wrap up the allegorical Orwell tale Animal Farm.   Next week: We keep the foot on the George Orwell gas by starting 1984.  See you then!
37:48
February 09, 2021
Book Club: Animal Farm Ch. 1-5
Joel introduces Kelly to George Orwell's works with the first half of Animal Farm (chapters 1-5).  Want to read along?  Next week we'll finish the book with chapters 6-10.  Come join the conversation!  You can follow us at twitter.com/AfterthoughtsP3
41:29
January 31, 2021
Book Club: And Then There Were None Ch 13-16 & Epilogue
This week we wrapped up Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None with chapters 13-16 plus the epilogue(s) with a brief summary of what happened, some surprises, and touching on broader tones of the book.   Starting next week, we're pivoting away from Agatha Christie and dipping into George Orwell with Animal Farm.  See you then!
28:31
January 16, 2021
Book Club: And Then There Were None Ch. 10-12
This week, Kelly & Joel read chapters 10-12 of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None".  There's a bit of action and a lot of accusations thrown around! Next week's assignment is to read through the end! (Chapters 13-16).  If you've liked listening, please like, subscribe, and join us at twitter.com/AfterthoughtsP3.
28:55
January 08, 2021
Book Club: And Then There Were None Ch. 7-9
It's chapters 7-9 of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, and Kelly takes Joel to school on subtle clues and hints as to who the killer is after an eventful segment of the book. We have a twitter account now!  Follow us at https://twitter.com/AfterthoughtsP3
30:58
December 31, 2020
Book Club: And Then There Were None Ch. 4-6
This week we continue our reading and discussion over Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None".  
34:32
December 24, 2020
Book Club: And Then There Were None Ch. 1-3
Welcome to Afterthoughts!  A podcast where we use what spare time we have talking about the few movies, tv shows, or books we've been able to watch. Starting this week we're doing a book club, with the inaugural choice being Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None".  If you want to read along, this week we're doing chapter 1-3, and we'll do three chapters each week until we finish.  
44:54
December 16, 2020