The Scandal of Reading 19 | Lit Pulpit – Go Tell It On the Mountain, Part 2

Claude and Austin discuss their impressions of Baldwin’s cast of characters and the critical importance of setting.

Yesterday I Had the Blues: Colorful Emotions & The Black Community’s Hopeful Tomorrow

Rather than specific solutions, Yesterday I Had the Blues demonstrates the Black community’s rich history of transforming adversity and fear into hope.

The Scandal of Reading 17 | D.L. Mayfield on Dorothy Day’s The Long Loneliness

D.L. Mayfield joins the show to discuss the life and writings of the social worker and self-described anarchist Dorothy Day.

The Scandal of Reading 16 | Lit Pulpit – Go Tell It On The Mountain

Austin and Claude delve into James Baldwin’s debut novel.

The Scandal of Reading 13 | Drew E. Jackson on Howard Thurman’s Jesus and the Disinherited

Jessica is joined by poet and pastor Drew E. Jackson to discuss Howard Thurman’s Jesus and the Disinherited.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin’s Guiding Voices and the Search for Peace

For the Turtle, or anyone who has always been told what to do, losing that direction can be disorienting.

Scandal of Reading | Season 2 Introduction

Professor Jessica Hooten Wilson is joined by Claude Atcho and Austin Carty to introduce new listeners to the show at the start of Season 2.

“Christmas in His Bluff and Hearty Honesty”: Charles Dickens Among the Goblins

Few of us moderns know the origins of Dickens’ contagious Christmas Spirit, the joyful and perhaps mythic spring from which he created A Christmas Carol.

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.

“Born to Raise the Sons of Earth”: What Ovid Taught Me About Christ

We got a lot of good things from the Greeks and the Romans, but not the concept of God as a loving, suffering servant.

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.