RM5 Gar Discovers a Lost Recording of Walt Whitman!

Gar finds a lost recording of Walt Whitman reading his own poetry! Plus: Author Jacke Wilson gives an update on the Greatest First Lines contest.

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3 Homer

He was a blind poet whose stories of heroes and gods helped launch an incredible era of literary and cultural flourishing. History of Literature host Jacke Wilson takes a look at the influence that Homer had on the minds of Ancient Greece – and the resonance that the epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey still have for us today.

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RM4 Signs and Symbols

Jacke and Gar take a break from the history of literature to look at the meaning of signs and symbols. Can we forgive the swastika? Should we? Plus: Gar reveals his three ideal dinner guests.

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RM3 Power and the Law

Taking a break from the History of Literature to look at the intersection of power and the law.

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RM2 Tolstoy’s Halloween [A Jacke Wilson Show Encore Episode]

Taking another break from the history of literature for a Simpsons / Edgar Allan Poe mashup, Leo Tolstoy’s horse, and five lusty lizards blasted into space by the Russians.

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RM1 Comedy and Authority

The Restless Mind Show! Jacke and Gar take a break from the history of literature to examine the nature of comedy and what makes us laugh.

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1A – The Discovery of Gilgamesh

What happens when a Victorian-era archaeologist thinks he’s made the discovery of a lifetime? The answer may surprise you…

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