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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 3.3 – Dino Ethics

Alicia and Sarah discuss the Jurassic Park/World franchise and connections to science fiction in the classroom, particularly Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they’ve been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.

Literary terms of the week: stereotype, character archetype

Chapter 3.2 – Mid-life Hero’s Crisis

Alicia and Sarah discuss their love for the Star Wars franchise and the latest installment from Disney+, Obi-Wan Kenobi. They look at Obi-Wan as both the wise guide and the middle-aged hero of his own story. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they’ve been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.

Literary terms of the week: allusion, monomyth, hero’s journey

Chapter 3.1 – Schooling Our Stereotypes

In the first episode of season three, Alicia and Sarah discuss changes for the next season of Lit Think and then analyze the role of stereotypes and archetypes in the hit ABC show, Abbott Elementary. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they’ve been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.

Literary terms of the week: stereotype, character archetype

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.

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