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Get Lit Year 4

Episode 215: Elie Wiesel

We're ending our exploration of Jewish American Heritage Month with Elie Wiesel. Wiesel's iconic memoir 'Night' is for many, an introduction to the Holocaust. His work as an author, activist, and teacher helped advocate for those whose stories had been ignored. We respect and honor his story and reflect on the role that storytelling plays in keeping us distinctly human. Listen HERE.

May 30th, 2023

Episode 216: Norman Mailer

Jon takes us all on a JOURNEY through Norman Mailer's life. Mailer was as much of a character as those he wrote. We discuss his colorful life, his Pulitzer Prizes (plural), his wives (also plural), and more! Join us to learn more about this novelist, co-founder of The Village Voice, and boxer(?). Listen HERE.

May 23rd, 2023

Episode 215: Nora Ephron

Need a respite this week? Join us for Nora Ephron whose masterful screenplays capture so much of what we love about love and love about each other. Her career spanned decades as she captured audience's hearts and minds in her essays, articles, movies, plays, and more. Celebrate Nora Ephron's legacy with us, and maybe bring a slice of pie too. Listen HERE.

May 16th, 2023

Episode 214: Emma Goldman

 IT'S. EMMA. GOLDMAN. This incendiary Jewish icon used her voice to fight for worker's rights, women's independence, access to birth control, prison reform, anarchy, and so much more in a time when the world might not have been ready to hear it. Join us this week to unpack her rather complex legacy and learn about the global impact of her work! Listen HERE.

May 9th, 2023

Episode 213: Nelly Sachs 

May is Jewish History Month and we're heading out of Poetry Month with Nelly Sachs, a Jewish poet whose writings serve as a deep and abiding record of the experiences of Holocaust survivors. She won a Nobel Prize for this work, crafting haunting and hopeful messages that have helped generations of communities heal. Join us this week to learn more about her incredible legacy! Listen HERE.

May 3rd, 2023

Episode 212: Allen Ginsberg

Jon takes over for our last week of Poetry Month with Allen Ginsberg! Ginsberg revolutionized the poetry scene and helped define the beat generation for artists and activists. Ginsberg's life is storied and strange so come along for this wild ride across the globe and between the lines! Listen HERE.

April 25th, 2023

Episode 211: Edgar Lee Masters

This week, another very-important-poet-with-three-names-the-first-of-which-is-Edgar... That's right! It's Edgar Lee Masters. Masters was known for his innovative poetry, specifically, Spoon River Anthology. He challenged the understanding of small town America with his more scandalous writing and put the Midwest on the map as a home for serious Poets. Listen HERE.

April 18th, 2023

Episode 210: Sara Teasdale

We're kicking off our 5th season with an episode on Sara Teasdale - master of lyric poetry, Pulitzer Prize winner, and archeologist of emotions. Teasdale wrote many beautiful works of poetry that were popular during her lifetime, but not always appreciated by critics. We celebrate her life, National Poetry Month, and the inspiration her work provided, long past her death. Listen HERE.

April 11th, 2023

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