1984: Part 1Listen now (66 min) | Here we go. We’ve never done a book quite like George Orwell’s 1984 on Close Reads and it shows in this episode where we discuss…
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Watch Along: Persuasion (2022)Listen now (113 min) | In which David and Sean make Heidi endure the slings and arrows of the new adaptation of her favorite Jane Austen novel—all for…
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A Month in the Country: Pages 1-68Listen now (63 min) | The gang is back together! Join David, Heidi, and Tim as they chat about one of David’s favorite books, J.L. Carr’s A Month in the…
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles: Chapters 1-5Listen now (56 min) | Featuring Karen Swallow Prior!
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A Raisin in the SunListen now (60 min) | Featuring Dr. Annika Prather
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles: Chapters 6-11Listen now (65 min) | In this week’s episode on Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles, David, Heidi, and special guest Karen Swallow Prior chat about…
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A Month in the Country: To the EndListen now (72 min) | This week we’re discussing the second half of J.L. Carr’s A Month in the Country, which means we’re chatting about Alice Keach, Mr…
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Laurus: Pages 3-53Listen now (56 min) | It’s time to launch our voyage into a new book. Over the next six weeks or so we’ll be traversing with Arseny across medieval…
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A Month in the Country: Q&A EpisodeListen now (65 min) | As always upon reaching the end of a book, it’s time for a Q&A episode. And, of course, you delivered plenty of great questions…
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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: Q&AListen now (65 min) | Join David, Heidi, and Karen as they conclude their conversation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles by answering your…
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles: Chapters 31-34Listen now (53 min) | Welp. It’s time for some confession. Here, right in the middle of Thomas Hardy’s masterpiece, we get a marriage followed by…
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