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Lord Byron, Ultimate Fuckboi of Literature

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FBoL (F*** bois Of Literature) is a weekly literature podcast about books, comedy, and pop culture. This classic literature podcast is saying what you wish you could say in English class!

From spotlighting poet Lord Byron– the ultimate FBoL– to discussing writers, love interests, gods, monsters and fans, we're dissecting all the FBoLs you love to hate and hate to love. Hosted by writer, Emily Edwards.
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Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflit

FBoL (F*** bois Of Literature) is a weekly literature podcast about books, comedy, and pop culture. This classic literature podcast is saying what you wish you could say in English class!

From spotlighting poet Lord Byron– the ultimate FBoL– to discussing writers, love interests, gods, monsters and fans, we're dissecting all the FBoLs you love to hate and hate to love. Hosted by writer, Emily Edwards.
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Introduction
A brief note welcoming listeners to FBoL and a general overview of intent and content.
00:56
March 4, 2019
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