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Notes From the Library

Notes From the Library

By Emma Woodhead
In a world full of stories, it's hard to choose what's next!

Join Emma in this weekly podcast to discuss books, screenplays, poetry, journalism, and so much more. Learn about how these books have shaped their respected fields and how to become a better writer.

Tune in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for the newest episode.

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Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019
Produced by the TNP Podcast Team @thenewparthenon
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Episode 34 The Song of Achilles: The Cult of BookTok
In this episode, Emma is talking about the hit book, The Song of Achilles, and raising the question: is BookTok a cult?  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
29:06
September 23, 2022
Episode 33 Kate McCannon, House of the Rising Sun, & Hotel California: The Art of Storytelling in Songs
In this episode, Emma is talking about three songs that she thinks highlight the art of storytelling in music. What song is your favorite of the three and do you have others that you think also highlight good stories?  Kate McCannon music video: https://youtu.be/B7E8n7I6IHw - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
53:23
September 21, 2022
Episode 32 A Moveable Feast: The Top-Tier Friendship of Hemingway & Fitzgerald
If you think this episode was created just for Emma to talk about the friendship between Hemingway and Fitzgerald, then you would be correct.  Tune into this episode, Emma is talking about Ernest Hemingway's memoir and the crazy things that happened in it.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
32:14
September 16, 2022
Episode 31 Peaky Blinders: How to respect your audience
Today Emma is talking about her favorite show, Peaky Blinders. It's hard to make good TV series and movies, but good characters, stories, and cinematography all rely on one thing: respecting your audience. That is what separates Peaky Blinders from other things coming out of the film industry.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
42:45
September 14, 2022
Episode 30 Meditations: The philosophy to help you navigate life
In this episode, Emma is talking about the personal diary of Emperor Marcus Aurelius and the stoic teachings that he lived by. Tune in to learn about this philosophy and how it can help you navigate your life.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - -  Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes.  Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library  Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019  A TNP Podcast Production
30:07
September 09, 2022
Episode 29: Enrolling in the School of Athens
In this episode, Emma is talking about the famous painting The School of Athens, painted by Raphael. Tune in to learn about all the people featured in the painting and what they are known for.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
30:17
September 07, 2022
Episode 28 Fathers & Sons: The Nihilistic Generation
In this episode, Emma is talking about the difference between generational values when nihilism was introduced into the traditional structure of Russia right before the revolution. Fathers and Sons is a book about the clashing of values between generation and the family ties that keep us together even when we disagree with one another. - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
32:23
September 02, 2022
Episode 27 The Manual of Politeness: 1837 vs 2022
In this episode, Emma is talking about an antique book that she was gifted by her uncle. This book was published in 1837 and is a rule book on manners and how people should act in society. See how different and also similar manners were back then compared to our current times.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
34:23
August 31, 2022
Episode 26 Hannibal Series: The Foundations of of the Greatest Villain Part 2
In this episode, Emma picks up where she left off by talking about Hannibal. This time she talks about the beloved TV show that stars Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen, who work together to tell the story of Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter. Tune in to listen to an analysis of Hannibal's character, along with talks about the symbolism, writing, and cinematography that work together to make an excellent TV show.  And also learn about Emma's unpopular opinion about the show at the end of the episode.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
47:34
August 26, 2022
Episode 25 The Hannibal Lecter Series: The Foundations of the Greatest Villain
In this episode, Emma is giving a quick summary as a warm-up to the two episodes this week about the Hannibal Lecter series. Today she is talking about the four books as a summary to get ready for Friday's main episode about character analysis and storytelling with the beloved Hannibal TV show.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
15:46
August 24, 2022
Episode 24 And Then There Were None: Paranoia when the walls close in
In this episode Emma is talking about the Queen of Mystery herself and her most famous novel. - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
16:04
August 23, 2022
Episode 23 Call Me By Your Name & Lolita: Pop Culture and Legality
In this episode, Emma is talking about two books and comparing them as she's heard their critics do, and she learns that pop culture and legality has led to some of the most misunderstood interpretation and grey areas.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
39:19
August 23, 2022
Episode 22 The 48 Laws of Power: Meaningful or full of BS?
In this episode, Emma is reading the controversial yet beloved 48 Laws of Power and seeing if it is meaningful or full of BS.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
01:31:49
August 22, 2022
Episode 21: Should we ban books and let them burn?
In this episode, Emma is diving into the controversial topic of whether or not we should ban books. Talk about the history of book bannings/burnings and the arguments for and against them. All find out some of the most famous banned books, including many we have discussed on this show and will in the future. Which book surprised you the most when learning that it was banned? - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
43:28
August 10, 2022
Episode 20: Stage Plays vs Screenplays
This week Emma is talking about two unique and powerful forms of storytelling: screenplays and stage plays. Tune in to talk about the difference between the two of them and how it can affect the audience.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
20:35
August 05, 2022
Episode 19 Les Misérables: Did the ends justify the means?
*Small note: I know I pronounced Valjean's name wrong mulitple times but I hadn't realized until editing and didn't have time to re-record and re-edit. Please excuse that.* In this episode of the Notes From the Library Emma is talking about the classic and beloved novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. She is breaking down each character's story and determines whether or not their actions are justify in the book. Each character is special and have a unique story that allows us to relate to them and see how they all come together to create a real picture of French society in this time period. Tune in to learn about some of the most famous and influential characters in French literature.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
01:13:58
August 03, 2022
Episode 18 Anna Karenina: She did worse than break the law
"She did worse than break the law, she broke the rules."- Leo Tolstoy  This week Emma is talking about the legendary novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Emma breaks down the three families, relationships, and how when society makes the rules, it is hard to change them.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
51:01
July 29, 2022
Episode 17: Elton John Songs as Books
In the season two premiere of the Notes From the Library podcast, Emma is pairing some of her favorite Elton John songs with books. After seeing him for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, Emma changed the premiere last minute to release this episode that is unlike any of her previous ones.  Featuring songs like Rocketman, Tiny Dancer, and so many more, find out which books and songs are paired together. - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Check in every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm EST for new Notes From the Library episodes. Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
52:13
July 27, 2022
Episode 16: Writing a novel in a month
In this special episode during the season break, Emma is talking about a project that she has been working on in the past month, and it is the fact that she wrote the first draft of an entire novel under an extreme time crunch: 30 days to be exact.  Taking the swing from Stephen King's tactic of writing a novel while wasting no time, Emma is here to talk about what she learned during the month and a sneak peek at the novel.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Follow the official Instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
46:37
June 01, 2022
Season 1 Finale
Thank you for supporting this show throughout season 1! Season 2 is right around the corner and tune into this episode to learn about future plans for the show!  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Make sure to check in every Wednesday at 12pm EST for the latest episode of Notes From the Library. Follow the official instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
06:27
May 04, 2022
Episode 15 The Odyssey: The Lotus Eaters are the true heroes of the story
This week Emma is talking about the unsung heroes of Homer's The Odyssey, the one and only Lotus Eaters.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Make sure to check in every Wednesday at 12pm EST for the latest episode of Notes From the Library. Follow the official instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
13:29
May 04, 2022
Episode 14 The Picture of Dorian Gray: Get the man blond hair Hollywood!
This week Emma is talking about The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Tune in to talk about bad book-to-movie adaptations and learn just how passionate Emma is about Dorian's hair color.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Make sure to check in every Wednesday at 12pm EST for the latest episode of Notes From the Library. Follow the official instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
29:27
April 27, 2022
Episode 13 Politics: Democracy is cringe so I read some Aristotle
This week Emma is talking about Politics by Aristotle and the philosophy of democracy as taught by three of the greatest minds to walk the earth: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Tune in to listen to this hot-take episode to learn about the three philosopher and get down the bottom of an age old question: is democracy cringe?  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Make sure to check in every Wednesday at 12pm EST for the latest episode of Notes From the Library. Follow the official instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
19:59
April 20, 2022
Episode 12 The Great Gatsby: We get it the car is yellow and the curtains are blue and this is why no one takes the humanities seriously
This week Emma is talking about The Great Gatsby and how the humanities fields have dumbed down one of the greatest books in the history of the West (and arguable the world) to the point it is deemed as stupid.  We know the car is yellow and the curtains are blue, but do we have to care about them when the state of an entire field of study relies on it?  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Make sure to check in every Wednesday at 12pm EST for the latest episode of Notes From the Library. Follow the official instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
33:13
April 13, 2022
Episode 11 Midsommar: It takes a village to make a movie
This week Emma is talking about the movie Midsommar and the different aspects of making a movie. She talks about the screenwriting, acting, sets/props, and cinematography.  Midsommar is not like other movies and don't mistaken it for that.  Midsommar Script  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Make sure to check in every Wednesday at 12pm EST for the latest episode of Notes From the Library. Follow the official instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
35:55
April 06, 2022
Episode 10 No Longer Human: An Author's Suicide Note
This week Emma is covering the sad but important and moving novel No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai. The novel served as a suicide note for the author and this week, Emma is talking about the importance of writing and how authors need to take care of themselves.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Make sure to check in every Wednesday at 12pm EST for the latest episode of Notes From the Library. Follow the official instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
19:42
March 30, 2022
Episode 9 On Writing: manuscripts, inspirations, and criticism
This week Emma is focusing on writing and different aspects of writing. She is going to talk about finding inspiration and taking criticism as well as her own manuscript that she just finished.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Make sure to check in every Wednesday at 12pm EST for the latest episode of Notes From the Library. Follow the official instagram @notes_from_the_library Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
18:02
March 23, 2022
Episode 8 A Tale of Two Cities: Dickens vs. Batman
I bet you never expected a Dickens vs Batman episode but here it is! This week Emma sits down to talk about Dickens' novel A Tale of Two Cities and how the Dark Knight Rises is a parody of the novel. You won't want to miss out on this episode! - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Make sure to check in every Wednesday at 12pm EST for the latest episode of Notes From the Library. Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
19:34
March 16, 2022
A Special Episode: The Ides of March
Friends, Romans, countrymen its the Ides of March, and what better way to remember the legacy of Caesar and Shakespeare than by talking about the Tragedy of Julius Caesar.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Make sure to check in every Wednesday at 12pm EST for the latest episode of Notes From the Library. Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
01:02:03
March 15, 2022
Episode 7 The Secret History: Is Donna Tartt worth the all hype?
This week Emma sits down to talk about one of her favorite books of all time, The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Tune in as she breaks down the story through the six main characters and talks about about Tartt's writing and the talent behind it.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Make sure to check in every Wednesday at 12pm EST for the latest episode of Notes From the Library. Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
56:57
March 09, 2022
Episode 6 The Stranger: Who is the most dangerous man in society?
This week Emma sits down to talk about Albert Camus' The Stranger to talk about the in-depth writing and social commentary that Camus provides through the lens of his protagonist, Meursault. Join Emma as she tries to analyze and understand the reasoning for Meursault mindset and actions because there is more than what meets the eyes in this classic novella.   - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Make sure to check in every Wednesday at 12pm EST for the latest episode of Notes From the Library. Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
33:53
March 02, 2022
Episode 5 Red Cavalry: You shoot because you are the revolution
This week Emma sits down to talk about Isaac Babel's Red Cavalry to talk about the beautiful writing that hides a dark and violent war story behind it. Make sure to turn in to hear about the book that made Emma fall in love with Russian literature and who knows this might be your gateway to other Russian authors as well.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Make sure to check in every Wednesday at 12pm EST for the latest episode of Notes From the Library. Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
33:52
February 23, 2022
Episode 4 There's a Tale to This City: The art of finding stories in the strangest places
This week Emma sits down to talk about three writers who joined together to write an amazing book. Blending their talents together and documenting the street of Melbourne Jay, Jaidyn, and Robin create a fantastic story showing the grit of the street and the poets that walk among them. Tune into this week's episode to hear about an amazing book and how finding stories in the strangest of places can lead to amazing tales.  - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Make sure to check in every Wednesday at 12pm EST for the latest episode of Notes From the Library. Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production - - ┈┈∘┈˃̶༒˂̶┈∘┈┈ - - Order a copy of There's a Tale to This City here Follow Jay on Instagram and Youtube  Follow Jaidyn on Instagram and Youtube Follow Robin on Instagram and YouTube
24:12
February 16, 2022
Episode 3 Unmasked: The Man Keeping Journalism Alive
This week Emma sits down to talk about the state of American journalism and how it seems only people like Andy Ngo care about restoring the need and true intentions of journalism. Tune in for this short but in-depth episode about Unmasked and the issues with journalism in modern day America.  Make sure to check in every Wednesday at 12pm EST for the latest episode of Notes From the Library.  Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
21:02
February 09, 2022
Episode 2 America Psycho: Are we any better than Patrick?
In the first book review of the series Emma tackles the controversial yet influential novel American Psycho written by Bred Easton Ellis. Check out this episode as Emma breaks down the yuppie culture of the novel as well as the similarities the average person has with Patrick Bateman that has caused him to regain popularity. It's disturbing to know that we might not be all that different from one of America's most famous serial killers.  Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
42:57
February 04, 2022
Episode 1: What are the notes from the library
In a world where there are so many books to read how do we choose!  Meet Emma, the host of the newest podcast show brought to you by TNP Productions. In this short episode Emma introduces herself to you and also gives a look into the show and what her plans are.  Follow Emma on Instagram @emmaw019 A TNP Podcast Production
02:40
February 03, 2022