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The History of Literature

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Enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics. Find out more at and

Customer Reviews

So peculiar

I love literature, but when I downloaded this podcast I expected to be bored out of my mind. I thought learning more about something I enjoy was worth putting up with encyclopedia-type descriptions of classic books and authors. I was quite surprised with what the podcast really is. Listening to Jacke is very refreshing and I enjoy his emotional takes on the books he admires, and how he tries to make everything approachable by comparing modern day situations to the ones described on the books (sometimes maybe too much). I think this isn't a podcast for everyone, but it definitely is for me. Just a note: the podcast feed includes episodes of another programme he does. If you only want to hear to the literature ones, listen to the ones numbered. Keep up the good work Jacke.


As a huge podcast/audiobook fan, I seached for anything to do with literature and stumbled across this. I just can't fault it - unique books up for discussion, although I've generally read or at least know of a good portion of them, with interviews and all manner of interesting information for me to soak up. I especially enjoy Jacke's stories of when he travelled as a young man, which make up some of the most interesting episodes (India, Taiwan). I've listened for more than a year now and I can't wait to keep going with it.


Loved the episode on Hemingway and Fitzgerald the most but the cast is thought provoking as well as entertaining. A balance of easy listening and academia.

The History of Literature
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  • Category: Literature
  • Language: English

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