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Memoirs of a Geisha (with Grant Fry)12/06/2017 Duração: 26min
Hello Mini Lit team! This episode we covered Arthur Golden’s bestseller “Memoirs of a Geisha” with guest Grant Fry. We discussed themes such as the name changes geishas take, the Japanese geisha culture, and the accuracy of memoirs. Take a listen!
Least Favorite Books (with Jonny Vance, Sandy Wilmoth, and Lawrence Takeuchi)01/06/2017 Duração: 34min
Hello again! This episode we brought Jonny Vance, Lawrence Takeuchi, and Sandy Wilmoth back for another Round Table where we flipped the script a bit. Instead of discussing our favorite books of all time we talked about some of our least favorite books (and some of their redeeming qualities). Take a listen to get a … Continue reading "Least Favorite Books (with Jonny Vance, Sandy Wilmoth, and Lawrence Takeuchi)"
Crime and Punishment (with Chase Larson)23/05/2017 Duração: 28min
Hey Mini Lit nation! This episode we covered the Russian classic “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky. With the help of guest Chase Larson, we discussed what the true punishment to Raskolnikov’s crime actually was, how society plays a role in that punishment, and the incredible imagery Dostoevsky uses in describing St. Petersburg. Take a … Continue reading "Crime and Punishment (with Chase Larson)"
Romeo and Juliet (with Lucie Riddell)21/04/2017 Duração: 20min
This episode of Miniature Literature we covered William Shakespeare’s classic play “Romeo and Juliet.” We had Lucie Riddell, the President of the BYU Shakespeare Society, discuss some of the major themes of this amazing play including the fickle nature of love and why Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy and not a romance. Take a … Continue reading "Romeo and Juliet (with Lucie Riddell)"
The Aeneid (with Landon Soelberg)31/03/2017 Duração: 34min
Hey Mini Lit clan! This week we reviewed a classic epic poem “The Aeneid” by Virgil. We had our good friend Landon Soelberg on who helped us decipher the themes of fate and the purpose of national epics. Have a listen and enjoy!
Favorite Books (with Jonny Vance, Sandy Wilmoth, and Lawrence Takeuchi)24/03/2017 Duração: 34min
This week we did something a little different. We had a round table with some of our favorite people and discussed our favorite books, their merits, and why we enjoy literature and reading. Hope you enjoy, and come back next week for “The Aeneid” by Virgil.
The Crucible (with Zachary Reinstein)15/03/2017 Duração: 24min
This week we discussed a terrific play by Arthur Miller, “The Crucible.” With the assistance of the eloquent Zachary Reinstein we covered the themes tackled by the play including the concept of “too much” morality and the way the play tackles the Red Scare and McCarthyism. Take a listen and come back next week as … Continue reading "The Crucible (with Zachary Reinstein)"
Frankenstein (with Brianne Blaisdell)08/03/2017 Duração: 24min
Hello Mini Lit Clan! This week we covered a classic in all respects: “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley. We had the always brainy bookworm Brianne Blaisdell with us who helped us pick apart the themes of the modern Prometheus, obsession, and man playing God. Give it a listen and don’t forget to join us next week … Continue reading "Frankenstein (with Brianne Blaisdell)"
The Lord of the Flies (with Thom Sorensen)01/03/2017 Duração: 33min
This week we covered “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding. With the help of Tom Sorenson, we discussed the merits of society and savagery alike, the descent of man into depravity, and its possible inevitability. Not to mention some great Mini Bits that you can get the same messages and themes. Stay tuned next … Continue reading "The Lord of the Flies (with Thom Sorensen)"
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (with Hunter Kozak)22/02/2017 Duração: 29min
This week’s episode covers “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams! We had a lot of fun putting this one together as it’s one of Abbie’s favorite books. Hunter Kozak joined us and helped dissect the themes, including cosmic horror, nihilism, and the optimism of the human race. Hope you guys enjoy it! … Continue reading "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (with Hunter Kozak)"