Fire the Canon

Sarah Gailey, author of the upcoming book Just Like Home, joins us to talk about one of the most famous American short stories of all time: Shirley Jackson’s 1948 classic, The Lottery. Jackie reveals her long, sordid history with technology. Rachel reads a book review from an alternate reality. Theo discusses an affordable delicacy. Topics include: old houses, cottagecore, rollerblading accidents, park raters, trusting your editor, killing off Chuck, mom texts, Muppet Treasure Island, cicada pizza, and cricket flour.
Media mentioned: Saint Death’s Daughter by CSE Cooney, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst, Let Me Hear You Whisper by Paul Zindel, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula LeGuin, The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, and Jordan Peele’s Us.

Show Notes

Sarah Gailey, author of the upcoming book Just Like Home, joins us to talk about one of the most famous American short stories of all time: Shirley Jackson’s 1948 classic, The Lottery.  Jackie reveals her long, sordid history with technology.  Rachel reads a book review from an alternate reality.  Theo discusses an affordable delicacy.  Topics include: old houses, cottagecore, rollerblading accidents, park raters, trusting your editor, killing off Chuck, mom texts, Muppet Treasure Island, cicada pizza, and cricket flour.
Media mentioned: Saint Death’s Daughter by CSE Cooney, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst, Let Me Hear You Whisper by Paul Zindel, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula LeGuin, The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, and Jordan Peele’s Us.

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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.