Fire the Canon

We finally made it to the second/last episode in our Candide miniseries, and what a long strange trip it’s been. Our hero visits El Dorado, England, and Turkey, gaining and losing money and companions along the way. Will he be reunited with his true love (?) Cunégonde? Will he be reunited with basically everyone he’s met throughout the book? Will he continue to believe that he lives in the best of all possible worlds? Listen in to find out! Jackie brags about her great-great-great grandma Lucy. Theo morphs into the Reptile Lover (no comment). Rachel revels in her recently-acquired ability to say “butt.” Topics include: killing reflexes, country clubs, houses made of bitcoin, kingly roleplay, anti-Paris propaganda, didgeridoos, Yngvie Malmsteen, the Reptile Lover, wise dervishes, #girlboss feminism, hopepunk, fakenews.edu, and musically battling the devil over one’s buttcheek.
Content warning: violence, sexual assault, anti-semitism, slavery

Show Notes

We finally made it to the second/last episode in our Candide miniseries, and what a long strange trip it’s been.  Our hero visits El Dorado, England, and Turkey, gaining and losing money and companions along the way.  Will he be reunited with his true love (?) Cunégonde?  Will he be reunited with basically everyone he’s met throughout the book?  Will he continue to believe that he lives in the best of all possible worlds?  Listen in to find out!  Jackie brags about her great-great-great grandma Lucy. Theo morphs into the Reptile Lover (no comment).  Rachel revels in her recently-acquired ability to say “butt.”  Topics include: killing reflexes, country clubs, houses made of bitcoin, kingly roleplay, anti-Paris propaganda, didgeridoos, Yngvie Malmsteen, the Reptile Lover, wise dervishes, #girlboss feminism, hopepunk, fakenews.edu, and musically battling the devil over one’s buttcheek.
Content warning: violence, sexual assault, anti-semitism, slavery

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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.