The Scandal of Reading 12 | Intro to Lit Pulpit

Co Hosts Claude and Austin tease their new show with a light discussion of James Baldwin’s Go Tell It On The Mountain.

The Scandal of Reading 11 | Austin Carty on Frederick Buechner’s Godric

Frederick Buechner’s Godric is discussed by Jessica and guest Austin Carty, including the themes of death and fiction as autobiography.

The Scandal of Reading 10 | Tsh Oxenreider on Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer

Jessica and Tsh Oxenreider discuss Walker Percy’s debut novel and its new meaning for younger generations in an increasingly disconnected society.

The Scandal of Reading 9 | Abigail Favale on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Herland

Jessica and Abigail Favale discuss Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 1915 feminist utopian novel Herland and why it’s still worth reading today.

The Scandal of Reading 8 | Haley Stewart on Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter

Jessica and Haley Stewart discuss Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter and how its view of sin contrasts with our modern view.

The Scandal of Reading 7 | Karen Swallow Prior on Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear It Away

Jessica and guest Karen Swallow Prior discuss Flannery O’Connor’s final novel, “The Violent Bear It Away” and its commentary on suffering.

The Scandal of Reading 6 | Chris Smith on Georges Bernanos’ Diary of a Country Priest

Chris Smith joins to discuss Bernanos’ Diary of a Country Priest and the novel’s take on the literary history of historic individualism.

The Scandal of Reading 5 | Dr. Jack Heller on Ernest Gaines’ A Lesson Before Dying

Dr. Jack Heller joins to discuss Ernest Gaines’ A Lesson Before Dying. exploring preparing ourselves for our own deaths and personal worth

The Scandal of Reading 4 | Claude Atcho on Hurston’s Moses, Man of the Mountain

Jessica Wilson is joined by Claude Atcho to discuss Zora Neale Hurston’s 1938 novel, Moses, Man of the Mountain.

The Scandal of Reading 3 | Joy Clarkson on Vodolazkin’s Laurus

Jessica Hooten Wilson and Joy Clarkson to discuss Eugene Vodolazkin’s novel, Laurus discussing themes of trauma and imitation of Christ.

The Scandal of Reading 2 | Andrew Peterson on The Book of the Dun Cow

Andrew Peterson joins to talk about the themes of creation care in Walter Wangerin, Jr.’s The Book of the Dun Cow.

The Scandal of Reading 1 | An Introduction

Professor Jessica Hooten Wilson is joined by Claude Atcho and Austin Carty to discuss reading and thinking about great fiction.