Historian Megan Kate Nelson Shares Her Favorite Books of History (and more)Listen now (50 min) | Megan Kate Nelson is an expert in the history of the American Civil War, the U.S. West, and popular culture. In fact, she’s such an expert that in 2021 she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History for her book, The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the…
Tess of the D'Urbervilles: Chapters 25-30Listen now (58 min) | As we draw near to the middle of Thomas Hardy’s great tragic novel, join Karen and Heidi (who are holding down the fort while…
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles: Chapters 16-24 (aka Phase the Third)Listen now (60 min) | “Phase the Third” of Tess of the D’Urbervilles is called “The Rally” so on this week’s conversation David, Heidi, and Karen…
Anna Karenina: The ConclusionListen now (80 min) | And so we come to the end. After these many months, we have finally arrived at the end of Tolstoy’s great novel, Anna Karenina…
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles: Chapters 12-15 (AKA Phase 2)Listen now (64 min) | Tess has returned home, but now she has baby with her, leading to one of the most beautiful and famous sciences in English…
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