By The Front Porch People
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We're like Cliffnotes for your ears! Novel Conversations is a podcast summarizing the world’s greatest works of classic literature: in 35 minutes you get the whole story from cover to cover. In each episode, Frank Lavallo hosts two readers, and the three of them give their reactions to the story and read their favorite passages along the way. Each episode features Endnotes by Ted Schwartz, a segment with interesting facts about the author. It is an original podcast produced, edited, recorded & published by The Front Porch People. New season Summer '18.
||Clean"Of Mice and Men" (S2 ep8)||"Of Mice and Men," tells the story of two migrant…||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton (S2 Ep7)||In "The House of Mirth," an aging, single woman r…||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Darkness at Noon" by Arthur Koestler (S2 Ep6)||In "Darkness at Noon," a once-communist leader aw…||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"White Fang" by Jack London (S2 Ep5)||In "White Fang," a young pup called White Fang ex…||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Elmer Gantry" by Sinclair Lewis (S2 Ep 4)||Elmer Gantry is a satire that follows Elmer Gantr…||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole (S2 Ep3)||A Confederacy of Dunces follows the life and misa…||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway (S2 Ep2)||"A Farewell to Arms" follows the life and war exp…||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen (S2 Ep1)||In "Pride and Prejudice," we follow the lives of …||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"How Green Was My Valley" by Richard Llewellyn (S1 Ep10)||In "How Green Was My Valley," Huw Morgan reflects…||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Sense & Sensibility" by Jane Austen (S1 Ep9)||"Sense and Sensibility" is the story of the Dashw…||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck (S1 Ep8)||In "Cannery Row," a group of kind-hearted miscrea…||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley (S1 Ep7)||A summary and exploration of Aldous Huxley's 1932…||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Anthem" by Ayn Rand (S1 Ep6)||In "Anthem," a streetsweeper uses extreme measure…||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott (S1 Ep 5)||"Little Women" chronicles the transition of four …||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"The Pearl" by John Steinbeck (S1 Ep4)||In this novella, a man finds a pearl in his attem…||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald (S1 Ep3)||In "The Great Gatsby," a veteran uses elaborate m…||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway (S1 Ep2)||In "The Old Man and the Sea," An older Cuban fish…||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"The Giver" by Lois Lowry (S1 Ep1)||In "The Giver," a young boy named Jonas discovers…||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I love this podcast because it's different than a typical, hours long audiobook. These are only 35 minutes long, but they summarize the whole novel! It's also nice that there are 3 hosts, because I normally tune out after a long time of listening to the same voice. The hosts' insights and favorite quotes are also a great bonus that you don't find with an audiobook!
Perfect Podcast for Book Nerds!
I love this podcast and can't wait for new ones to come!! It is polished, interesting, structured, and educational! It goes through the stories of some of the most beloved novels ever written, and the readers add color and some of their personal thoughts about the novels! I was very happy with the first three episodes and am excited to see what books they cover next!
These make me nostalgic for high school! They're a timely and enjoyable refresher of classic books that I haven't had the time to re-read.