Chapter 2.13 – West Side Remix

Chapter 2.13 – West Side Remix Lit Think Podcast

In their first episode of the new year, Alicia and Sarah return to their love of musicals with a complete analysis of the new film version of West Side Story. They discuss star-crossed lovers, racism, the social justice system, and the power of language, all wrapped up in the classic lyrics of the late Stephen Sondheim. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they've been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.Sign up for the newsletter and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.Music by Craig HarmannCover art by Matt Holman This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit litthinkpodcast.substack.com

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Chapter 2.12 – Bah Hum-Muppet

Chapter 2.12 – Bah Hum-Muppet Lit Think Podcast

In this special holiday episode, Alicia and Sarah return to their love of the Muppets and classic literature in their discussion of A Muppet Christmas Carol. In a nostalgic conversation about watching the movie as children and now as adults, they look at the enduring nature of the classic tale and the surprisingly accurate and effective version presented by the Muppets. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they've been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.Sign up for the newsletter and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.Music by Craig HarmannCover art by Matt Holman This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit litthinkpodcast.substack.com

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Chapter 2.11 – Fighting Pose

Chapter 2.11 – Fighting Pose Lit Think Podcast

Alicia and Sarah return to their love of all things Marvel with their analysis of the movie Black Widow. They look at the history of women in the war narrative, the importance of family-like relationships, and the growing role of women in the comic book world. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they've been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.Sign up for the newsletter and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.Music by Craig HarmannCover art by Matt Holman This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit litthinkpodcast.substack.com

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Chapter 2.10 – Gaming Free

Chapter 2.10 – Gaming Free Lit Think Podcast

Alicia and Sarah step outside of their literary comfort zone to talk about all things video games and the film Free Guy. They look at science, AI, free will, and discuss their new understanding of non-player characters. In the end, they prove that even a movie about a fictional video game can be full of analysis-rich layers. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they've been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.Sign up for the newsletter and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.Music by Craig HarmannCover art by Matt Holman This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit litthinkpodcast.substack.com

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Chapter 2.9 – Return to Stoneybrook

Chapter 2.9 – Return to Stoneybrook Lit Think Podcast

Alicia and Sarah return to Stoneybrook for the second season of The Baby-sitters Club on Netflix. They reminisce about their own babysitting experiences, talk about young adolescence and the challenges of middle school, and highlight the importance of relationships through all of the episodes. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they've been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.Sign up for the newsletter and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.Music by Craig HarmannCover art by Matt Holman This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit litthinkpodcast.substack.com

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Chapter 2.8 – Learning Through the Window

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Alicia and Sarah focus on their role as educators in the world of adolescence and the glorious angst that teens bring with them as they discuss the movie version of the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen. They discuss mental health, social media, and the changes that have occurred during both of their careers in regards to society’s awareness and the way we talk about the issue of mental health. 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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Chapter 2.7 – Sisters Three

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Alicia and Sarah celebrate Halloween by having fun with the 90s classic, Hocus Pocus. They discuss scary movies, the history of witches, and the power of family while looking at a film that has become an October tradition in many households, including Alicia’s. 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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Chapter 2.6 – Rockin’ the Glass Slipper

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Once again, Alicia and Sarah take on the Cinderella myth, this time with the new Amazon Prime release of Cinderella. They discuss the different Cinderella archetypes, gender roles, story adaptation, and the power of music in making an old story new again. 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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Chapter 2.5 – The Road to Hades

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In an unapologetic love letter to Broadway, Alicia and Sarah gush about their newfound admiration for the hit musical Hadestown. They discuss Greek mythology, love stories old and new, and the power of music to make old stories come alive for a new age. 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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Chapter 2.4 – Swiftly Taylored

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Alicia and Sarah dive into music through their discussion of Taylor Swift as a singer/songwriter as portrayed in the Netflix documentary Miss Americana. They look at the development of her poetry and music and all the ways that she has grown into adulthood, taking on more complex themes in her music and challenging expectations in her public life. They also discuss the writing process as it is portrayed throughout the documentary. 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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