Doug Metzger

Literature and History

This podcast is an introduction to Anglophone literature, from ancient times to the present, done by a Ph.D. with lots of books and musical instruments. A typical episode offers a summary of a work, or part of a work of literature, followed by some historical analysis. The episodes include original music, some comedy songs, and goofy jokes. You can listen to the shows in any order, although from time to time, episodes will make brief mention of previous or upcoming ones.

This podcast is an introduction to Anglophone literature, from ancient times to the present, done by a Ph.D. with lots of books and musical instruments. A typical episode offers a summary of a work, or part of a work of literature, followed by some historical analysis. The episodes include original music, some comedy songs, and goofy jokes. You can listen to the shows in any order, although from time to time, episodes will make brief mention of previous or upcoming ones.

Episodes: 75

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Episode 75: Dusk and Starlight

Duration: 2 hr 6 min

Episode 74: Marcus Aurelius (The Meditations)

Duration: 1 hr 51 min

Episode 73: The Golden Ass (Apuleius' The Golden Ass)

Duration: 2 hr 35 min

Episode 72: Bread and Circuses (Juvenal's Satires)

Duration: 1 hr 51 min

Episode 71: The Gods Depart (Statius' Thebaid)

Duration: 2 hr 17 min

Episode 70: Rome's Forgotten Epic (Statius' Thebaid)

Duration: 1 hr 55 min

Episode 68: Love Means Sin (Seneca's Phaedra)

Duration: 1 hr 35 min

Episode 67: Jaws Dripping Blood (Seneca's Thyestes)

Duration: 1 hr 13 min

Episode 66: Stoicism, Seneca, St. Paul

Duration: 1 hr 34 min

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