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)