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Literature and History

By Doug Metzger

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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.

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Plato banter. That's all that needs to be said. This is absolutely awesome stuff! So addictive... Like I won't know what to do with my life if it ever finishes...

Astonishing but Accessible

This literary podcast takes the beginning of written literature as its starting point and heads off from there - a project massive in scope but impressive in detail.

When I saw that this podcast was going to have TEN hour and a half long episodes devoted solely to the Old Testament I thought to myself "Ok, defs just listen to the Homer episodes and move onto something else", but I'm completely hooked.

Contemporary historical information makes already fascinating texts even more emotive (the watch towers at Lakish! The fires going out! So much emotion!) and LaH Guy (aka Doug Metzger) clearly speaks not only from incredible personal knowledge but an incredible depth of research.

This podcast never takes itself too seriously, but also never underestimates its listeners. I have huge affection for it, and can't wait to follow the texts all the way up to the 21st Century!!

This could be very big

It is still early days but this podcast has all of the hallmarks of a cult classic in waiting. Good research, thought provoking but easy to listen to, a really individual presentation. Certainly deserves to flourish.

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