Fire the Canon

We discuss Beowulf: A New Translation, by Maria Dahvana Headley, with Dr. Brad Robinson from Texas State University, aka Rachel’s former AP English Lit teacher. Come for more intellectual conversation than usual, stay for Brad grading your hosts’ and producer’s kennings. Who will get the coveted A+, and who will be stuck with the dreaded A-? Who will tell the most embarrassing story from the past? Topics include: the man, feminism’s flavor, interpersonal tensions, native advertising, a surplus of bros, Danes, and a big monster-guy. 

Show Notes

We discuss Beowulf: A New Translation, by Maria Dahvana Headley, with Dr. Brad Robinson from Texas State University, aka Rachel’s former AP English Lit teacher. Come for more intellectual conversation than usual, stay for Brad grading your hosts’ and producer’s kennings. Who will get the coveted A+, and who will be stuck with the dreaded A-? Who will tell the most embarrassing story from the past? Topics include: the man, feminism’s flavor, interpersonal tensions, native advertising, a surplus of bros, Danes, and a big monster-guy. 

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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.