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We Speak Volumes: A Bards Alley Bookshop Podcast

We Speak Volumes: A Bards Alley Bookshop Podcast

By Bards Alley Bookshop

Every other Monday we'll release a brand new episode where you'll hear us talk about some of our favorite classics, what they mean to us, and how they've impacted our own personal story. To find out more about Bards Alley Bookshop visit us at bardsalley.com and interact with us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Tell your friends the show is available completely ad free wherever you listen to podcasts. We've got a lot to cover, and our TBR pile isn't getting any smaller. So, let's book it!
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John Ball's In the Heat of the Night
John Ball's In the Heat of the Night
In celebration of Black History Month, Jen and Lane delve into John Ball's "In the Heat of the Night." This classic mystery novel set in the South during racial tensions is a relevant and impactful work to reflect on this month. Jen and Lane analyze themes of racism and social justice, and compare the book to the Oscar-winning film adaptation. Join them for a thought-provoking conversation about this timeless classic and its significance in our society today. Follow Bards Alley Bookshop @bardsalley and interact with the podcast on social media! Episode Links: Buy the book: In the Heat of the Night (Paperback) Show Links: Bards Alley Bookshop Website Podcast Book List - Bookshop.org Podcast Audiobook List – LibroFM
40:49
February 07, 2023
Octavia E. Butler's Kindred
Octavia E. Butler's Kindred
Join hosts Jen and Lane as they discuss Octavia Butler's classic novel, Kindred. Explore themes of family, identity, and history as they delve into the story of a young Black woman transported to the antebellum South and forced to confront slavery. In addition, the hosts will also give their thoughts on the recent Hulu adaption of the novel. Tune in for a thought-provoking survey of this Sci-Fi title. Follow Bards Alley Bookshop @bardsalley and interact with the podcast on social media! Episode Links: Buy the book: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Damian Duffy and John Jennings Show Links: Bards Alley Bookshop Website Podcast Book List - Bookshop.org Podcast Audiobook List – LibroFM
46:55
January 23, 2023
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Jen and Lane are unwrapping their reflections of a true holiday classic, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The original story, released 179 years ago on December 19th, 1843! How does the timeless classic stack up against your favorite movie adaptation? How long did it take Dickens to write the story? What is a Smoking Bishop? These answers and more can be found in this special episode. Happy Holidays! Follow Bards Alley Bookshop @bardsalley and interact with the podcast on social media! Episode Links: Buy the book: A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings Paperback: A Christmas Carol (Illustrated) Audiobook: A Christmas Carol (Unabridged) Drink Recipe: Smoking Bishop Show Links: Bards Alley Bookshop Website Podcast Book List - Bookshop.org Podcast Audiobook List – LibroFM
32:15
December 19, 2022
Anne Tyler's The Accidental Tourist
Anne Tyler's The Accidental Tourist
Jen and Lane are delighted to share their thoughts on Anne Tyler's The Accidental Tourist. You'll be pleased to learn about an iconic Thanksgiving scene in this book that involves a not-so-cooked Turkey. Be prepared for a fun episode that may lead you to become and accidental tourist yourself! Follow Bards Alley Bookshop @bardsalley and interact with the podcast on social media! Episode Links: Buy the book: The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler Show Links: Bards Alley Bookshop Website Podcast Book List - Bookshop.org Podcast Audiobook List – LibroFM
33:46
November 23, 2022
Episode Teaser – Anne Tyler's The Accidental Tourist
Episode Teaser – Anne Tyler's The Accidental Tourist
Jen and Lane have been hard at work preparing Bards Alley Bookshop for the holidays! They needed a little extra time to cover their next book, so listen in for a short sneak peak. Don't forget to follow for a special episode release later this week for Thanksgiving travel! Follow Bards Alley Bookshop @bardsalley and interact with the podcast on social media! Episode Links: Buy the book: The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler Show Links: Bards Alley Bookshop Website Podcast Book List - Bookshop.org Podcast Audiobook List – LibroFM
11:50
November 21, 2022
Stephen King's The Stand | Part 2
Stephen King's The Stand | Part 2
Continuing this week with Stephen King's The Stand, Jen and Lane finish sharing their thoughts on this post-apocalyptic novel. If you haven't already, listen to the last episode, The Stand: Part I. Tune in to hear how this epic classic novel concludes and if anyone survives! Follow Bards Alley Bookshop @bardsalley and interact with the podcast on social media! Episode Links: Buy the book: The Stand by Stephen King Show Links: Bards Alley Bookshop Website Podcast Book List - Bookshop.org Podcast Audiobook List – LibroFM
51:10
November 07, 2022
Stephen King's The Stand | Part 1
Stephen King's The Stand | Part 1
Back again with another spooky classic, Jen and Lane discuss another haunted title, Stephen King's The Stand. Plus, you'll hear special guest, Jen's sister Donna, describe her experience with Stephen King's horror novels. Turn on the lights and lock the doors for this frightening classic. Stay tuned, as this book had so much to discuss you'll have to come back for part two! Follow Bards Alley Bookshop @bardsalley and interact with the podcast on social media! Episode Links: ·       Buy the book: The Stand by Stephen King Show Links: ·       Bards Alley Bookshop Website ·       Podcast Book List - Bookshop.org
38:00
October 26, 2022
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
During this October, Jen and Lane are bringing you spooky classics, starting this week with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. You may be familiar with the famous bumbling green oaf, but did you know that Shelley's original monster had super human strength and speed with the ability to speak eloquently? Find out more exciting FUN FACTS and you'll be able to pull off the most accurate Frankenstein's monster at your next party! Follow Bards Alley Bookshop @bardsalley and interact with the podcast on social media! Episode Links: ·       Buy the book: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Show Links: ·       Bards Alley Bookshop Website ·       Podcast Book List - Bookshop.org
46:19
October 10, 2022
Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude
How much can a secluded, insular family change throughout several generations? Join Jen and Lane as they discuss, One hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. Lane will also explore her new role as an armchair physicist, explaining Block Universe Theory and how it relates to the fabric of time and space in this magical realism book. Follow Bards Alley Bookshop @bardsalley and interact with the podcast on social media! Episode Links: ·  Buy the book: One Hundred Years of Solitude ·  Check out LITHUB.com! Show Links: ·  Bards Alley Bookshop Website ·  Podcast Book List - Bookshop.org
46:46
September 26, 2022
Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week
Jen and Amy call attention to Banned Books Week and the importance of the #FReadom to read. They discuss the history of this celebratory week, from its inception by the American Library Association; why fighting censorship is important; and some of the most frequently challenged books.  Follow Bards Alley Bookshop @bardsalley and interact with the podcast on social media! Episode Links: Banned Books Week 2022 – Bards Alley's Banned Books List ALA.org – American Library Association FTRF.org – Freedom to Read Foundation BannedBooksWeek.org Other Links: Bards Alley Bookshop Website Podcast Bookshop List
21:54
September 19, 2022
J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series
J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series
Jen and Lane are excited to share some of their favorite fantasy series that scratch that Harry Potter itch. They touch on the recent controversy surrounding J. K. Rowling, as well as, discuss the magic of the Harry Potter series and how it has inspired children and adults across the world. Follow Bards Alley Bookshop and interact with the podcast on social media @bardsalley! Links: Bards Alley Bookshop Website Podcast Bookshop List
23:47
August 29, 2022
James M. Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice
James M. Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice
If you love cats, step back in time and discover this noir crime thriller from 1934. Learn why James M. Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice was labeled as a banned book after its release. More importantly, uncover the biggest mystery: where is the postman in this story? Links: Bards Alley Bookshop Website Podcast Bookshop List Tag us @bardsalley to share your thoughts on social media!
39:60
August 15, 2022
What Makes a Book a Classic?
What Makes a Book a Classic?
Ancient conflicts, mythological journeys, and the human condition–what makes a book a classic? Jen and Amy reminisce in Bards Alley Bookshop about their favorite classic books. Tune in to hear if your favorite classic gets an honorable mention! Links: Bards Alley Bookshop Website Podcast Bookshop List Tag us @bardsalley to share your thoughts on social media!
22:40
August 10, 2022
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
This time, Jen and Amy share their favorite passages from the Bard himself in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream! In addition to learning how to insult your friends with the official Shakespeare Insult Generator, Amy shares her intriguing comparison between the Rude Mechanicals and the characters from the show Friends. Jen also shares the story behind the inspiration for the bookstore's name, Bards Alley. Links: Bards Alley Bookshop Website Podcast Bookshop List Tag us @bardsalley to share your thoughts on social media!
47:25
August 01, 2022
Persuasion - Netflix Adaptation Critique
Persuasion - Netflix Adaptation Critique
Join us for this special bonus episode to hear Jen and Amy's critique of Netflix's Persuasion. Find out what they liked, or strongly disliked, about the latest adaptation of their favorite Jane Austen novel. Reach out to us on social media @bardsalley to let us know your thoughts about the book and/or movie. Follow along for the next episode!
14:28
July 25, 2022
Jane Austen's Persuasion
Jane Austen's Persuasion
In this exciting first episode of We Speak Volumes, Jen and Amy discuss their favorite Jane Austen novel, Persuasion. Wether you are brand new to Jane Austen, or need a refresher before watching the new Netflix adaptation (or preferably, the 1995 BBC version, our favorite), this episode explores kinship and Wentworth's plume to your heart's content.
47:09
July 18, 2022
Episode 1 PREVIEW - Jane Austen's Persuasion
Episode 1 PREVIEW - Jane Austen's Persuasion
Hey listeners! We are so excited to share with you the first episode of We Speak Volumes: A Bards Alley Bookshop Podcast. We're going to be talking about Jane Austen's Persuasion in the first episode. So here's a little preview for what to expect. Hope you enjoy!
06:12
July 13, 2022
Podcast Trailer
Podcast Trailer
This is We Speak Volumes: A Bards Alley Bookshop Podcast, for classic book lovers of all ages. Your hosts, Jen and Amy, owner and book buyer of Bards Alley Bookshop in Vienna, Virginia, will talk about some of their favorite book classics, what they mean to them, and how they've impacted their own personal story. They've got have a lot cover, and their TBR pile isn't getting any smaller, so let's book it!
00:46
July 07, 2022