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Welcome to (Re)Read, the podcast where we look back at the books from our youth and find out if they hold up under the cold, harsh light of adulthood.

Are you a fan of nostalgia? Literary criticism? Ruining childhoods? Listening to two adults squabble about books intended for younger readers?

Then join us, Morgan and Casey, as we journey into the past and (re)read the books we loved.

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Episode 58: The Macbeth Laid Plans...
Something wicked this way comes, courtesy of a listener recommendation! We celebrate the Bard's birthday early with a look at #WilliamShakespeare's shortest and possibly cursed tragedy, #Macbeth!
01:21:48
April 18, 2022
Episode 57: What a Mighty Good Mansfield Park, Pt. 2
Fanny is the greatest #JaneAusten heroine ever, and you are a bad person if you disagree. Show Notes: "Jane Austen and Empire" by Edward Said
01:27:17
March 21, 2022
Episode 56: What a Mighty Good Mansfield Park, Pt. 1
What time is it? It's #JaneAusten time. And this time, we take a look at her most divisive work ever—#MansfieldPark. Will the book live up to #PrideAndPrejudice's heights, or will it dash Casey's newfound love for Austen? Show Notes: "Jane Austen and Empire" by Edward Said
01:30:12
March 14, 2022
Episode 55: The Nightmare Before Presidents' Day
It's that time of the year when we get together as friends and family to watch our favorite Presidents' Day film--#TimBurton's #NightmareBeforeChristmas. Show Notes: "A Musical Conspiracy Theory: The Finale to Nightmare Before Christmas" by Sideways "My Monster Boyfriend" by Lindsay Ellis "The Nightmare Before Christmas writer says she thinks the movie's villain Oogie Boogie is racist and 'looks like a Klu Klux Klansman'" by Jacob Sarkisian
01:31:13
February 21, 2022
Episode 54: The VoYAWN of the Amber Spyglass, Pt. 2
"When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, [read the #HisDarkMaterials trilogy] like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things." -- 1 Corinthians 13:11 Show Notes: "The Dark Side of Narnia" by Philip Pullman "Far From Narnia" by Laura Miller
01:09:44
January 17, 2022
Episode 53: The VoYAWN of the Amber Spyglass, Pt. 1
It's time for the (allegedly) epic conclusion of the #HisDarkMaterial trilogy: #TheAmberSpyglass by #PhilipPullman. Will the book redeem the mistake that was #TheSubtleKnife, or is it doomed for the abyss, to be forgotten forever? Show Notes: "The Dark Side of Narnia" by Philip Pullman "Far From Narnia" by Laura Miller
01:16:39
January 10, 2022
Episode 52: The Subtle Knife and Its Boy
#TheSubtleKnife sucks. Merry Christmas! Show Notes: "The Dark Side of Narnia" by Philip Pullman "Far From Narnia" by Laura Miller
56:52
December 27, 2021
Episode 51: The Subtle Knife and Its Boy, Pt. 1
Where there's a Will, there's a way ... right? We continue our (re)read through the #HisDarkMaterials saga with #TheSubtleKnife by #PhilipPullman. Will the sequel of #TheGoldenCompass remain a cut above the rest? Let's find out. Show Notes: "The Dark Side of Narnia" by Philip Pullman "Far From Narnia" by Laura Miller
01:05:21
December 20, 2021
Episode 50: The Liar, the Atheist, and the Golden Compass, Pt. 2
Nothing says "children's book podcast" like an esoteric discussion about adapting myths and the academic interpretations of the Garden of Eden story as they apply to #PhilipPullman's #TheGoldenCompass. Show Notes: "The Dark Side of Narnia" by Philip Pullman "Far From Narnia" by Laura Miller
01:12:28
December 13, 2021
Episode 49: The Liar, the Atheist, and the Golden Compass, Pt. 1
Just in time for the Christianiest of Christian holidays, we revisit the first entry of the #PhilipPullman's #HisDarkMaterials trilogy that's definitely NOT responding to The Chronicles of Narnia, #TheGoldenCompass. Show Notes: "The Dark Side of Narnia" by Philip Pullman "Far From Narnia" by Laura Miller
01:42:03
December 06, 2021
Episode 48: All the Things Fall Apart, Pt. 2
#ThingsFallApart by Chinua Achebe is a great book, and you should read it today*. *Or whenever you have time, really. But you better read it! Show Notes: John Green's Crash Course Literature series: Things Fall Apart
50:01
October 25, 2021
Episode 47: All the Things Fall Apart, Pt. 1
During his years in high school, Casey was assigned only a handful of books by Black authors for his English classes*. #ThingsFallApart by #ChinuaAchebe was one of those books. Let's see how it holds up. *Morgan's high school assigned her ZERO books by writers of color. Show Notes: John Green's Crash Course Literature series: Things Fall Apart
59:09
October 18, 2021
Episode 46: Let There Be Twilight, Pt. 2
"Teenage boys are teenage boys," said Morgan and Casey. "Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. But if I’m to choose between a Nice Guy™ in the making who sometimes turns into a werewolf and a controlling, possessive 104-year-old stalker who cosplays as a high school student, then I prefer not to choose at all." Show notes: Lolita Podcast by Jamie Laftus "Forced Seduction": The Trope of Non-Consensual Romantic Fiction by Kayleigh Donaldson
01:19:14
September 27, 2021
Episode 45: Let There Be Twilight, Pt. 1
#Twilight is the most divisive book of all time ... but why? Morgan and Casey add their discourse to #TheDiscourse on #StephenieMeyer's polarizing vampire romance. Show notes:  Lolita Podcast by Jamie Laftus "Forced Seduction": The Trope of Non-Consensual Romantic Fiction by Kayleigh Donaldson
01:09:52
September 20, 2021
Episode 44: In the Wuthering Heights, Pt. 2
♪ Lights up on #WutheringHeights, up at the break of day to chase the ghost of my dead lover away! ♪
45:21
September 13, 2021
Episode 43: In the Wuthering Heights, Pt. 1
Nothing says love like promising to rip out your boo's husband's heart out and drink his blood. Revisit the glory of the most toxic relationship in the universe in #EmilyBronte's classic romance, #WutheringHeights. Show notes: Quotes from contemporary reviews of Wuthering Heights
59:35
September 06, 2021
Episode 42: Time Flies When You're Having a Wrinkle, Pt. 2
The main villain of #MadeleineLEngle's #AWrinkleinTime is a giant, disembodied #brain. Show Notes: "The Power of Adolescent Anger: L'Engle's Meg Murry and Pratchett's Tiffany Aching" by Dorothy Bennett #AWrinkleinTime #MadeleineLEngle #Meg #CharlesWallace #MrsWhatsit #MrsWho #MrsWhich #Spoilers?
01:01:49
August 23, 2021
Episode 41: Time Flies When You're Having a Wrinkle, Pt. 1
On this episode, we go back to a classic from elementary school—#AWrinkleinTime by Madeleine L'Engle! Will we go mad for Madeleine's mad book this time around ... or will it just drive us mad? Show Notes: "The Power of Adolescent Anger: L'Engle's Meg Murry and Pratchett's Tiffany Aching" by Dorothy Bennett #AWrinkleinTime #MadeleineLEngle #Meg #CharlesWallace #MrsWhatsit #MrsWho #MrsWhich
01:13:36
August 16, 2021
Episode 40: Of Dead Dogs and Steinbeck, Pt. 2
"Dead dogs eat no books." --#JohnSteinbeck, probably Show Notes: "The Autistic Victim: Of Mice and Men and Flowers for Algernon" by Sonya Freeman Loftis #JohnSteinbeck #OfMiceAndMen #Lenny #George #Max
42:37
August 09, 2021
Episode 39: Of Dead Dogs and Steinbeck, Pt. 1
If you grew up in California, you read #JohnSteinbeck's #OfMiceAndMen. But was it actually any...good? Or should Steinbeck's dog, Max, have done a better job of eating the draft of the book? Show Notes: "The Autistic Victim: Of Mice and Men and Flowers for Algernon" by Sonya Freeman Loftis #JohnSteinbeck #OfMiceAndMen #Lenny #George #Max
49:35
August 02, 2021
Episode 38: It's Raining Men, Howl-elujah!, Pt. 2
Is Howl a jerk? Or is he just misunderstood? Morgan and Casey debate this age-old questions asked of all #badboys. (Also, a preemptive apology to #DianaWynneJones for possibly the dumbest pun ever.) Show Notes: A delightful interview with Diana Wynne Jones
01:05:44
July 26, 2021
Episode 37: It's Raining Men, Howl-elujah!, Pt. 1
Wailing wizards and wily witches make wonderful company ... unless they're trying to eat your heart. We revisit the fantasy favorite that sparked a billion adolescent crushes and inspired the (not-so-favorite) #StudioGhibli film, #HowlsMovingCastle by #DianaWynneJones! Show Notes: A delightful interview with Diana Wynne Jones #Howl #HowlsMovingCastle #HayaoMiyazaki #StudioGhibli #DianaWynneJones #thirsty
01:30:58
July 19, 2021
Episode 36: The Joy(?) Luck(??) Club(???), Pt. 2
"If you date a white guy, your relationship is guaranteed to end in disaster." --#AmyTan, probably Show Notes: "Come All Ye Asian American Writers of the Real and the Fake" by Frank Chin, published in A Companion to Asian American Studies "The Woman Warrior Versus The Chinaman Pacific: Must a Chinese American Critic Choose Between Feminism and Heroism?" by King-Kok Cheung, published in A Companion to Asian American Studies #MothersDay #AmyTan #TheJoyLuckClub #SparkJoy
01:01:45
July 12, 2021
Episode 35: The Joy(?) Luck(??) Club(???), Pt. 1
Totally not in time for #MothersDay, we revisit #AmyTan's classic mamas-and-daughters tale, #TheJoyLuckClub! Will the book bring us joy, or will it end up in the recycling bin*? *All owned and completed books, if given away at all, end up in those little neighborhood libraries, unless they're literally falling apart, like Casey's copy of #ToKillaMockingbird (which he hasn't actually thrown away yet, but it makes re-rereading it a bit difficult). Show Notes: "Come All Ye Asian American Writers of the Real and the Fake" by Frank Chin, published in A Companion to Asian American Studies "The Woman Warrior Versus The Chinaman Pacific: Must a Chinese American Critic Choose Between Feminism and Heroism?" by King-Kok Cheung, published in A Companion to Asian American Studies #MothersDay #AmyTan #TheJoyLuckClub #SparkJoy
01:24:03
July 05, 2021
Episode 34: The Bluest (Miser)Eye, Pt. 2
Is #ToniMorrison's #TheBluestEye the perfect companion novel for #HarperLee's #ToKillaMockingbird? Let's discuss. Show Notes: "Love and Gold" by Arlie Russell Hochschild in Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy #ToniMorrison #TheBluestEye #GOAT #Pecola #debutnovel
52:36
June 28, 2021
Episode 33: The Bluest (Miser)Eye, Pt. 1
Another week, another (Re)Read episode about a debut novel written by a female writer! This time around, we discuss #TheBluestEye by the great (and Casey's personal GOAT) #ToniMorrison. Show Notes: "Love and Gold" by Arlie Russell Hochschild in Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy #ToniMorrison #TheBluestEye #GOAT #Pecola #debutnovel
55:24
June 21, 2021
Episode 32: To Kill a Mockingbird Is the Word, Pt. 2
Is Atticus a good person? Is Mother's Day racist? Should you see Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation of #ToKillaMockingbird? Morgan and Casey discuss all these and more on the conclusion of our (re)read of #HarperLee's classic. #ToKillaMockingbird #HarperLee #Scout #Atticus #Jem #TomRobinson #BooRadley
55:15
June 14, 2021
Episode 31: To Kill a Mockingbird Is the Word, Pt. 1
A-well-a, don't you know about Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird? Well, everybody knows that To Kill a Mockingbird is the word! #ToKillaMockingbird #HarperLee #Scout #Atticus #Jem #TomRobinson #BooRadley
01:09:57
June 07, 2021
Episode 30: Misguided Teens' Guide to Romance
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! And what better way to spend it than rereading the most romantic play of all time (allegedly)—William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet! Show notes: "The Concept of Self-Fashioning" by Stephen Greenblatt #RomeoAndJuliet #Shakespeare #StarCrossedLovers #YoungLove
01:41:46
February 14, 2021
Episode 29: Concerning The Lord of the Rings Films
"I think I'm quite ready for another (Re)Read episode about The Lord of the Rings." — Bilbo Baggins Join us for one last journey to Middle-Earth as we discuss Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Show notes: “Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics” by J.R.R. Tolkien . . . #jrrtolkien #tolkien #trilogy #frodobaggins #middleearth #lordoftherings
33:42
January 25, 2021
Episode 28: The (Re)Turn of the King, Pt. 2
/insert Frodo's "It's done!" gif Show notes: “Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics” by J.R.R. Tolkien . . . #jrrtolkien #tolkien #returnoftheking #frodobaggins #samwisegamgee #middleearth #lordoftherings
01:21:06
January 18, 2021
Episode 27: The (Re)Turn of the King, Pt. 1
He impressed us with The Hobbit. He blew us away with The Fellowship of the Ring. He inspired us with The Two Towers. Will J.R.R. Tolkien stick the landing with The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King? Show notes: “Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics” by J.R.R. Tolkien . . . #jrrtolkien #tolkien #returnoftheking #frodobaggins #samwisegamgee #middleearth #lordoftherings
01:11:05
January 11, 2021
Episode 26: 2 Towers 2 Nerdious, Pt. 3
Gollum is bad ... or is he? We complete our trilogy-within-a-trilogy with one last deep dive into The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, including the possible alternative ending for Gollum put forward by J.R.R. Tolkien himself. Show notes: “Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics” by J.R.R. Tolkien . . . #jrrtolkien #tolkien #thetwotowers #frodobaggins #middleearth #lordoftherings #christmas
38:39
January 04, 2021
Episode 25: 2 Towers 2 Nerdious, Pt. 2
You can't spell "hope" without at least one jovial "ho ho ho!" Which is totally the reason why we've published Part 2 of our (re)read of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers during the Christmas season. Show notes: “Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics” by J.R.R. Tolkien . . . #jrrtolkien #tolkien #thetwotowers #frodobaggins #middleearth #lordoftherings #christmas
57:58
December 28, 2020
Episode 24: 2 Towers 2 Nerdious, Pt. 1
We loved The Fellowship of the Ring. Will the second one live up to the first? The epic (re)read saga continues with part two of JRR Tolkien's fantasy trilogy: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers! Show notes: “Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics” by J.R.R. Tolkien . . . #jrrtolkien #tolkien #thetwotowers #frodobaggins #middleearth #lordoftherings
01:12:23
December 21, 2020
Episode 23: If You Liked It Then You Should've Put a Fellowship of the Ring on It, Pt. 2
All shall love Tom Bombadil and despair! Show notes: An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien’s World by David Day “Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics” by J.R.R. Tolkien . . . #jrrtolkien #tolkien #fellowshipofthering #frodobaggins #middleearth #lordoftherings
57:27
December 14, 2020
Episode 22: If You Liked It Then You Should've Put a Fellowship of the Ring on It, Pt. 1
Pour yourself a pint, sing your favorite drinking song, and put on the Ring of Power, because we're diving headfirst into The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien. Show notes: An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien’s World by David Day “Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics” by J.R.R. Tolkien . . . #jrrtolkien #tolkien #fellowshipofthering #frodobaggins #middleearth #lordoftherings
01:31:21
December 07, 2020
Episode 21: There and Read Again: A (Re)Read Podcast, by Morgan and Casey, Pt. 2
Is J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit the most metal book in history? How do you pronounce Smaug's name? And why does Morgan hate music? Find out the answers to none of these questions on this episode of (Re)Read. Show notes: An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien’s World by David Day “Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics” by J.R.R. Tolkien “The Hobbit: A Long-Expected Autopsy” by Lindsay Ellis Keep in touch with us: fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #jrrtolkien #tolkien #thehobbit #bilbobaggins #smaug #middleearth #lordoftherings
56:44
November 30, 2020
Episode 20: There and Read Again: A (Re)Read Podcast, by Morgan and Casey, Pt. 1
You knew this one was coming. We begin our journey into Middle-Earth with the legendary novel that started it all: J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Show notes: An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien’s World by David Day “Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics” by J.R.R. Tolkien “The Hobbit: A Long-Expected Autopsy” by Lindsay Ellis  Keep in touch with us:  fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #jrrtolkien #tolkien #thehobbit #bilbobaggins #smaug #middleearth #lordoftherings
01:15:24
November 23, 2020
Episode 19: Jiminy Christmas, It's an Atlantis! Pt. 2
Disney would really prefer it if you didn't listen to our episode about the studio's weird cult film, Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Background: Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Emotional Storytelling - A Video Essay (YouTube link) Throwback Breakdown: Atlantis the Lost Empire - Better Than You Remember (YouTube link) Keep in touch with us: Facebook: fb.me/ReReadPodcast Tumbler: wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #Disney #Atlantis #TheLostEmpire #movie #DisneyCanGoSuckAnEgg
01:01:60
November 09, 2020
Episode 18: Jiminy Christmas, It's an Atlantis! Pt. 1
It's Morgan's birthday (kind of), which means we break all the rules ... much like Disney's 2001 film, Atlantis: The Lost Empire! Which is a movie. That we're talking about on (Re)Read. A podcast about rereading books.  Grab the scuba gear and the bottle of whiskey as we plum the depths of a film that Disney would rather you forget! Background: Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Emotional Storytelling - A Video Essay (YouTube link) Throwback Breakdown: Atlantis the Lost Empire - Better Than You Remember (YouTube link) Keep in touch with us: Facebook: fb.me/ReReadPodcast Tumbler: wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #Disney #Atlantis #TheLostEmpire #movie
55:29
November 02, 2020
Episode 17: Duck, Duck, Goosebumps
'Tis the season of ghosts and goblins and ghouls, which means it's just in time for ... Casey's birthday special? That's right, we dive way back into Casey's childhood to read a spooooooky favorite of his—Goosebumps: The Ghost Next Door by R.L. Stine.  Celebrate Halloween with us as we explore the dramatic origins of Casey's weirdly masochistic literary tastes! Keep in touch with us: Facebook: fb.me/ReReadPodcast Tumbler: wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #Goosebumps #RLStine #TheGhostNextDoor #Halloween #boo
01:09:22
October 26, 2020
Episode 16: Pride and Prejudice and Nerds, Pt. 2
Casey and Morgan might love bad b*tches, but that's not a problem in Part Two of our discussion on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Show notes: Romance's Rival by Talia Schaffer Keep in touch with us: Facebook: fb.me/ReReadPodcast Tumbler: wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #JaneAusten #PrideandPrejudice #ElizabethBennet #Darcy #TimotheeChalomet #thirsty #love
01:12:16
October 19, 2020
Episode 15: Pride and Prejudice and Nerds, Pt. 1
It is a truth universally acknowledged that high school boys must hate Pride and Prejudice ... but should they? Morgan and Casey revisit Jane Austen's classic novel of manners in a wayward discussion of love, ego, thirsty ladies, and Timothee Chalomet's face. Show notes: Romance's Rival by Talia Schaffer Keep in touch with us: Facebook: fb.me/ReReadPodcast Tumbler: wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #JaneAusten #PrideandPrejudice #ElizabethBennet #Darcy #TimotheeChalomet #thirsty #love
01:14:16
October 12, 2020
Episode 14: The Last One Where Everyone Dies, Pt. 2
At long last, we complete our journey there and back again to the world of Narnia with the last part of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle.  Keep in touch with us: fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #reread #childrensbooks #childhood #ruiningchildhood #nostalgia #cslewis #thelastbattle #chroniclesofnarnia #christianity #aslan #fantasy #clive
47:55
September 28, 2020
Episode 13: The Last One Where Everyone Dies, Pt. 1
We conclude our return to the fantasy world of C.S. Lewis with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle. Will the "last days of Narnia" be a happy romp for these two beleaguered readers, or are they doomed to bitter defeat? Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more! Keep in touch with us: fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #reread #childrensbooks #childhood #ruiningchildhood #nostalgia #cslewis #thelastbattle #chroniclesofnarnia #christianity #aslan #fantasy #clive
01:12:15
September 21, 2020
Episode 12: The Silver Snore, Pt. 2
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair might be the book equivalent of a snooze button, but Casey and Morgan do their darndest to fight off the literary ZZZ's.  Show notes: "The White Witch and The Lady of the Green Kirtle, same person?" by ClassicalNadia Keep in touch with us: fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #reread #childrensbooks #childhood #ruiningchildhood #nostalgia #cslewis #thesilverchair #chroniclesofnarnia #christianity #aslan #fantasy #clive #eustaceisokay #puddleglum
41:47
September 14, 2020
Episode 11: The Silver Snore, Pt. 1
It's the second-to-last book of the series (if you read it in the wrong order, that is) and the much-anticipated return of Eustace, but does The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair live up to Casey and Morgan's tentative hopes? Show notes: "The White Witch and The Lady of the Green Kirtle, same person?" by ClassicalNadia Keep in touch with us: fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #reread #childrensbooks #childhood #ruiningchildhood #nostalgia #cslewis #thesilverchair #chroniclesofnarnia #christianity #aslan #fantasy #clive #eustaceisokay #puddleglum
42:29
September 07, 2020
Episode 10: Voyage of the Dawn (Re)Reader, Pt. 2
Do giant, sentient mice have free will? It's a question that has confounded philosophers for centuries, and Casey and Morgan for about a week. Will The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader provide the answers they're looking for?  Keep in touch with us: fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #reread #childrensbooks #childhood #ruiningchildhood #nostalgia #cslewis #voyageofthedawntreader #chroniclesofnarnia #christianity #aslan #fantasy #clive #pevensies #reepicheep #eustaceisbae #caspianisstillboring #jrr #tolkien
58:33
August 31, 2020
Episode 9: Voyage of the Dawn (Re)Reader, Pt. 1
Critics are saying it's "the wager of the century," "must-listen drama," and "I can't believe they're making this a thing, this is so dumb."  That's right, it's the thrilling reveal of the #VoyagerWager! Will Casey like The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader? Will the antics of Reepicheep and Eustace warm Casey's curmudgeonly heart? Or will Morgan be ordering the next round of takeout?  All the chips are down. The stakes for steaks have never been higher. Who wins, who loses ... find out on this episode of (Re)Read! Keep in touch with us: fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #reread #childrensbooks #childhood #ruiningchildhood #nostalgia #cslewis #voyageofthedawntreader #chroniclesofnarnia #christianity #aslan #fantasy #clive #pevensies #reepicheep #eustaceisbae #caspianisstillboring #jrr #tolkien
48:54
August 24, 2020
Episode 8: Prince Graspian at Straws, Pt. 2
It took nine episodes and four books, but we finally talk about our favorite The Chronicles of Narnia character: Bacchus. Catch the conclusion of our two-part discussion on Prince Caspian. Show notes: “We Are All Kings and Queens in Narnia: Prince Caspian, Son of Adam” by Matt Mikalatos Keep in touch with us: fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #reread #childrensbooks #childhood #ruiningchildhood #nostalgia #cslewis #princecaspian #chroniclesofnarnia #christianity #itssoboring #aslan #fantasy #clive #pevensies #reepicheep #edmundisbae #jrr #tolkien
37:39
August 17, 2020
Episode 7: Prince Graspian at Straws, Pt. 1
The Pevensies are back, baby! And so is Aslan! Oh, and I guess Prince Caspian is here, too. Casey rants about everything, Morgan fawns over Edmund, and we all struggle to figure out the point of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Show notes: “We Are All Kings and Queens in Narnia: Prince Caspian, Son of Adam” by Matt Mikalatos  Keep in touch with us: fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #reread #childrensbooks #childhood #ruiningchildhood #nostalgia #cslewis #princecaspian #chroniclesofnarnia #christianity #itssoboring #aslan #fantasy #clive #pevensies #reepicheep #edmundisbae
50:35
August 10, 2020
Episode 6: The Horse and His ... Oh Boy, Pt. 2
Surely this is the episode where Morgan cries! NOTE: This episode contains extended discussions of the racism in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy, as well as brief mentions of current events. Some listeners may find the content of this episode upsetting. That's why we decided to include a list of recommendations for books that address race and racism with much more nuance, thoughtfulness, and appreciation for diverse viewpoints. Fantasy books recommended by Morgan: Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (also A Hundred Thousand Kingdoms) The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (also Akata Witch) Descendant of the Crane by Joan He Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho Fantasy books Morgan hasn’t read but have been recommended to her: Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley Beaulieu The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova Jade City by Fonda Lee The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wrecker Anything by Octavia E. Butler Grace of Kings by Ken Lui Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James The Ghost Bride by Yangzse Choo Aru Shah and The End Of Time by Roshani Chokski The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia Coolcurrybooks on Tumblr also has a bunch of lists of books that include characters of color and are by authors of color. (They also have lists regarding queer or noncisgender characters/authors as well!) Non-fantasy books recommended by Casey: Invisible Man by Richard Ellison Swing Time by Zadie Smith Tracks by Louise Erdrich Anything by Rumi The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen Jazz by Toni Morrison The Sellout by Paul Beatty Home to Harlem by Claude McKay Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros Tropic Death by Eric Walrond The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran Keep in touch with us: fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #reread #childrensbooks #childhood #ruiningchildhood #nostalgia #cslewis #thehorseandhisboy #chroniclesofnarnia #christianity #itsmuchmuchworsethanyouremember #aslan #fantasy #shasta #aravis #bree #hwin #rabadash #calormen #narnia #racism #middleeast #blacklivesmatter
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August 03, 2020
Episode 5: The Horse and His ... Oh Boy, Pt. 1
Is this the episode where Morgan cries? NOTE: This episode contains extended discussions of the racism in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy, as well as brief mentions of current events. Some listeners may find the content of this episode upsetting.  That's why we decided to include a list of recommendations for books that address race and racism with much more nuance, thoughtfulness, and appreciation for diverse viewpoints. Fantasy books recommended by Morgan: Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (also A Hundred Thousand Kingdoms) The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (also Akata Witch) Descendent of the Crane by Joan He Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho Fantasy books Morgan hasn’t read but have been recommended to her: Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley Beaulieu The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova Jade City by Fonda Lee The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wrecker Anything by Octavia E. Butler Grace of Kings by Ken Lui Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James The Ghost Bride by Yangzse Choo Aru Shah and The End Of Time by Roshani Chokski The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia  Coolcurrybooks on Tumblr also has a bunch of lists of books that include characters of color and are by authors of color. (They also have lists regarding queer or noncisgender characters/authors as well!) Non-fantasy books recommended by Casey: Invisible Man by Richard Ellison Swing Time by Zadie Smith Tracks by Louise Erdrich Anything by Rumi The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen Jazz by Toni Morrison The Sellout by Paul Beatty Home to Harlem by Claude McKay Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros Tropic Death by Eric Walrond The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran Keep in touch with us: fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #reread #childrensbooks #childhood #ruiningchildhood #nostalgia #cslewis #thehorseandhisboy #chroniclesofnarnia #christianity #itsmuchmuchworsethanyouremember #aslan #fantasy #shasta #aravis #bree #hwin #tisroc #calormen #narnia #racism #middleeast #blacklivesmatter
01:10:42
July 27, 2020
Episode 4: Do You Believe in Magic(ian's Nephew)? Pt. 2
Free will, temptation, imperialism, nuclear holocaust...and Diet Coke? The discussion is fiery, the pseudo-sugar water is chilled, and Morgan and Casey are ready to duke it out in Part 2 of this retrospective on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew. Show notes: “Narnia and the Seven Deadly Sins” by Don King Keep in touch with us: fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #reread #childrensbooks #childhood #ruiningchildhood #nostalgia #cslewis #themagiciansnephew #chroniclesofnarnia #christianity #itsactuallybetterthanyouremember #aslan #fantasy #clive #digory #polly #jadis #whitewitch #gardenofeden #charn #hitler #nazigermany #WW2 #dietcoke #strawberry #pollypees
01:07:16
July 20, 2020
Episode 3: Do You Believe in Magic(ian's Nephew)? Pt. 1
It's Round 2 of The Chronicles of Narnia saga, which means going back to the very beginning: The Magician's Nephew. The sequel/prequel/weirdquel is full of portal jumping, Biblical symbolism, and nose boops, but will it live up to the withering standards of Casey and Morgan? And will Casey's desire to see more peeing in these books be realized? Find out on this episode of (Re)Read! Show notes: “Narnia and the Seven Deadly Sins” by Don King Keep in touch with us: fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #reread #childrensbooks #childhood #ruiningchildhood #nostalgia #cslewis #themagiciansnephew #chroniclesofnarnia #christianity #itsactuallybetterthanyouremember #aslan #fantasy #clive #digory #polly #jadis #whitewitch #gardenofeden #charn
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July 13, 2020
Episode 2: A Lion, a Witch, and a Wardrobe Walk Into a Bar, Pt. 2
Did you know? Santa Claus is real! And he hates women! Catch the thrilling conclusion of our discussion on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Sexism, child warfare, genocidal monarchy run by woefully unqualified preteens—it's all on the table for our reread of a beloved children's religious fantasy novel! Show notes: "No Sex in Narnia? How Hans Christian Andersen's ‘Snow Queen’ Problematizes C.S. Lewis's ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’” by Jennifer L. Miller “Disparaging Narnia: Reconsidering Tolkien's View of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by Josh B. Long Keep in touch with us: fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #reread #childrensbooks #childhood #ruiningchildhood #nostalgia #cslewis #thelionthewitchandthewardrobe #chroniclesofnarnia #christianity #itsnotasgoodasyouremember #aslan #fantasy #clive #lucy #edmund #whitewitch #peter #susan #pevensies #bacchuswashere #fatherchristmas #santaclausisreal #christmas #sexism #genocide
45:00
July 06, 2020
Episode 1: A Lion, a Witch, and a Wardrobe Walk Into a Bar, Pt. 1
We start our journey with the big one, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Will our (re)first foray into the magical world of Narnia warm the ice-cold heart of a certain skeptic ... or lead to interminable disappointment for the child at heart?  Stay tuned for Part 2 next week. Show notes: "No Sex in Narnia? How Hans Christian Andersen's ‘Snow Queen’ Problematizes C.S. Lewis's ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’” by Jennifer L. Miller “Disparaging Narnia: Reconsidering Tolkien's View of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by Josh B. Long Keep in touch with us: fb.me/ReReadPodcast wearereread.tumblr.com Twitter: @ReReadPodcast wearereread@gmail.com . . . #reread #childrensbooks #childhood #ruiningchildhood #nostalgia #cslewis #thelionthewitchandthewardrobe #chroniclesofnarnia #christianity #itsnotasgoodasyouremember #aslan #fantasy #clivestaples #lucy #edmund #pevensies #bacchuswashere
01:01:40
June 29, 2020