Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Talking Books with Literary Disco

So, this happened, and it was amazing. I got to talk to Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong of Literary Disco a few weeks ago. And now you can listen to it.

 Literary Disco

You might say I have a face for podcasts. Or on second thought, maybe don't say that. But give the episode a listen.

I was a guest on the show to talk about teaching books to teenagers. They asked me to assign them something to read (I chose Albert Camus' The Stranger, which I taught to AP kids for years), and give them a test on the book. Hilarity ensued. We spent some time talking about how and why English teachers teach certain books, and then we got into some super-duper nerdy AP English-style discussion of Camus, ennui, and cat mysteries.

Former students of mine will recognize some PDawg-isms.

Children of the '90s will recognize Rider as Shawn Hunter of Boy Meets World. (Which now I am wishing I had seen an episode of, actually.)

Anyway. Check it out, friends. It was an awesome time and I'm so grateful that I got invited to do this.

(click on the Stitcher Smart Radio box to listen)
(Episode 55: The Stranger)


  1. Great podcast! It's motivated me to be more disciplined in setting aside time to enjoy reading again. Maybe the heavy emphasis on the sun in The Stranger can fall under the "boat" literary device :-)