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Lit Think Podcast

Hosts Alicia Drier and Sarah Styf

Two English teachers talk about writing, literature, and media.

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Chapter 2.20 – Hiding Behind Words

In the last episode of season two, Alicia and Sarah discuss the power of writing and words through their analysis of the new motion picture adaptation of the 2018 musical Cyrano. They discuss the different versions of the classic tale throughout literary history, the prevalence of love triangles in stories, and the destructive power of pride. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they’ve been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.

Chapter 2.19 – Only Podcasts in This Building

Alicia and Sarah discuss their personal history with the mystery genre and the world of podcasting as they analyze Hulu’s original series, Only Murders in the Building. They discuss the mystery genre, the role of podcasting and true crime, and the complex layers that get peeled away in a good mystery tale. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they’ve been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.

Chapter 2.18 – Humans Reviewing Humans

Alicia and Sarah discuss the greater world of humanity and their close ties to Indiana in their discussion of John Green’s podcast and book of essays, The Anthropocene Reviewed. They discuss the varied nature of the essays Green selected for his book, the importance and value of doing thorough research, and highlight their own likes and dislikes about Indiana and Indianapolis. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they’ve been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.

Chapter 2.17 – Pandemic Station

Alicia and Sarah Dig deep into their love for dystopian literature and the realities of living through a global pandemic during their discussion of the HBO Max adaptation of Station Eleven. They cover the connections to the novel, the artistic changes that worked for a different medium, and themes of survival and hope through the creation of art. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they’ve been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.

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