Fire the Canon

Settle in for a discussion of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous work like you never heard it in school: by three highly distractible people who curse a lot, one of whom hasn’t read the book. We cover the first four chapters (of 9) and give you plenty of fun historical tidbits, like Fitzgerald’s abandoned title ideas, the true meaning of the book, and why there are so many goddamn gin and fruit cocktails everywhere. Rachel advocates the firebombing of Duke University. Jackie frightens a new friend. Theo discovers a new way to advertise the podcast. Topics include: Get Out of Jail Free cards, eternal bleeding, a Stephen prank, a restaurant staffed by aliens, mascot murder, ham/lox/pickled ginger/egg sacs, Emeril Lagasse, the second cousin of the Devil, costumed baby acts, Yahoo Answers, boys’ clubs, Jackie’s ancestral home, Oxford suspicion, and a very emotional nose.

Show Notes

Settle in for a discussion of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous work like you never heard it in school: by three highly distractible people who curse a lot, one of whom hasn’t read the book. We cover the first four chapters (of 9) and give you plenty of fun historical tidbits, like Fitzgerald’s abandoned title ideas, the true meaning of the book, and why there are so many goddamn gin and fruit cocktails everywhere. Rachel advocates the firebombing of Duke University. Jackie frightens a new friend. Theo discovers a new way to advertise the podcast. Topics include: Get Out of Jail Free cards, eternal bleeding, a Stephen prank, a restaurant staffed by aliens, mascot murder, ham/lox/pickled ginger/egg sacs, Emeril Lagasse, the second cousin of the Devil, costumed baby acts, Yahoo Answers, boys’ clubs, Jackie’s ancestral home, Oxford suspicion, and a very emotional nose. 

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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.