Fire the Canon

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In this seasonally appropriate episode, we read the first 8 short stories that comprise James Joyce’s 1914 collection ‘Dubliners’. A portrait of middle-class life in the titular city at the turn of the 20th century, things undeniably get weird, and the gang has to figure out how to talk about it without throwing up from sadness. Tune in to find out if they succeed! Theo is Aladdin in more ways than one. Jackie doesn’t understand how e-books work. Rachel wants her $20 back. Topics include: screaming carrots, Apple Jacks, the inaugural Oberlin goat, petty theft, young love, Scrooge McDuck, Highlights Magazine, chewing loud enough to wake the dead, and feeling seen in a bad way. 

 

Stories covered: The Sisters, An Encounter, Araby, Evaline, After the Race, Two Gallants, The Boarding House, A Little Cloud

Show Notes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In this seasonally appropriate episode, we read the first 8 short stories that comprise James Joyce’s 1914 collection ‘Dubliners’. A portrait of middle-class life in the titular city at the turn of the 20th century, things undeniably get weird, and the gang has to figure out how to talk about it without throwing up from sadness. Tune in to find out if they succeed! Theo is Aladdin in more ways than one. Jackie doesn’t understand how e-books work. Rachel wants her $20 back. Topics include: screaming carrots, Apple Jacks, the inaugural Oberlin goat, petty theft, young love, Scrooge McDuck, Highlights Magazine, chewing loud enough to wake the dead, and feeling seen in a bad way. 

 

Stories covered: The Sisters, An Encounter, Araby, Evaline, After the Race, Two Gallants, The Boarding House, A Little Cloud

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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.