Fire the Canon

We discuss Act 1 of The Crucible, by Arthur Miller! Abigail Williams, John Proctor, Giles Corey - the gang’s all here for this fictionalized version of the Salem witch trials. Jackie keeps insisting she’s a beautiful genius. Rachel transforms magical girl-style into Marge. Theo doesn’t like the optics on this. Topics include: Chekhov’s trip to Salem, Cueball Chandler, the hero’s journey, eyeballing vs. earholing, pearls before swine, schlubs, Daniel Day-Lewis facts, psychedelic corn smut, frog soup, FTC: Witch Detectives, perfect frog posture, Judge Dredd, Doctor Dreadful, and dinosaur cakes.

Content warning: drug use, suicide, ableism, slavery, assault.

Show Notes

We discuss Act 1 of The Crucible, by Arthur Miller! Abigail Williams, John Proctor, Giles Corey - the gang’s all here for this fictionalized version of the Salem witch trials. Jackie keeps insisting she’s a beautiful genius. Rachel transforms magical girl-style into Marge. Theo doesn’t like the optics on this. Topics include: Chekhov’s trip to Salem, Cueball Chandler, the hero’s journey, eyeballing vs. earholing, pearls before swine, schlubs, Daniel Day-Lewis facts, psychedelic corn smut, frog soup, FTC: Witch Detectives, perfect frog posture, Judge Dredd, Doctor Dreadful, and dinosaur cakes.

Content warning: drug use, suicide, ableism, slavery, assault.

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What is Fire the Canon?

Prefer your books in comedy form, but still want to sound smart at parties? We got you. Discover the hilarity hidden in the classics with new episodes every Thursday.