Fire the Canon

If you enjoy hearing people talk about the life of author Franz Kafka, have we got a treat for you! In this episode, Jackie’s the captain now, and she gets a little too into her Kafka research. She delved too greedily and too deep, and is now officially obsessed with old Franz. Now you get to reap the fruits of her labor! Come back next week to hear us talk about Kafka’s most famous novella, The Metamorphosis. Theo becomes the producer.exe. Rachel is on the computers’ side in the coming revolution. Topics include: Jackie’s dad’s e-mail password, the Tower Bridge Kitchen bathroom, asbestos, our favorite couple (Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly), Oscar Wilde, Michael Scott combined with a praying mantis, annoying vegetarians, Oklahoma, Cribs: Czech Republic Edition, Sigmund Freud and the female eel, and Mr. Magorium’s Health Sanatorium.

Other works mentioned: Reiner Stach’s Kafka biographies and The Book of Eels by Patrik Svensson

Content warning: discussion of sexism, antisemitism, and the Holocaust

Show Notes

If you enjoy hearing people talk about the life of author Franz Kafka, have we got a treat for you!  In this episode, Jackie’s the captain now, and she gets a little too into her Kafka research.  She delved too greedily and too deep, and is now officially obsessed with old Franz.  Now you get to reap the fruits of her labor!  Come back next week to hear us talk about Kafka’s most famous novella, The Metamorphosis.  Theo becomes the producer.exe.  Rachel is on the computers’ side in the coming revolution.  Topics include: Jackie’s dad’s e-mail password, the Tower Bridge Kitchen bathroom, asbestos, our favorite couple (Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly), Oscar Wilde, Michael Scott combined with a praying mantis, annoying vegetarians, Oklahoma, Cribs: Czech Republic Edition, Sigmund Freud and the female eel, and Mr. Magorium’s Health Sanatorium. 

Other works mentioned: Reiner Stach’s Kafka biographies and The Book of Eels by Patrik Svensson

Content warning: discussion of sexism, antisemitism, and the Holocaust

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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.