Fire the Canon

Our best episode yet, or just our episode with the most Bests? We discuss Richard Connell’s 1924 short story, The Most Dangerous Game. Big game hunter Rainsford falls off a boat in the middle of the night and manages to swim to an island where he meets the mysterious General Zaroff, hunter of the most dangerous game. Jackie unveils her Mickey Mouse impression. Bekah spills all her hottest takes. Theo contemplates learning his lesson. Rachel tells the tale of the boat thief. Topics include: vagina dentata, 20th grade, Edgar Allan Poe, Theooze, the Twilight Zone, the Turtle Club, paraphersailia, The Master of Disguise, man vs. octopus, man vs. mosquito, Scandinavian noodle-slicers, and Yuri on Ice.

Content warning: murder, violence, cannibalism, animal death, racism, ableism.

Show Notes

Our best episode yet, or just our episode with the most Bests? We discuss Richard Connell’s 1924 short story, The Most Dangerous Game. Big game hunter Rainsford falls off a boat in the middle of the night and manages to swim to an island where he meets the mysterious General Zaroff, hunter of the most dangerous game. Jackie unveils her Mickey Mouse impression. Bekah spills all her hottest takes. Theo contemplates learning his lesson. Rachel tells the tale of the boat thief. Topics include: vagina dentata, 20th grade, Edgar Allan Poe, Theooze, the Twilight Zone, the Turtle Club, paraphersailia, The Master of Disguise, man vs. octopus, man vs. mosquito, Scandinavian noodle-slicers, and Yuri on Ice.

Content warning: murder, violence, cannibalism, animal death, racism, ableism.

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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.