The Scandal of Reading 23 | Angel Adams Parham on Phillis Wheatley

Associate Professor of Sociology Angel Adams Parham joins Claude to take a fresh look at Wheatley’s “On Being Brought from Africa to America”

White Noise: Modern Rituals and Plastic Wrapped Religion

White Noise skewers our comforts by offering a skewed view of our modern society.

The Scandal of Reading 22 | Lit Pulpit 3 – Go Tell It on the Mountain, Part 3

Claude and Austin “Florence’s Prayer” and the way that time functions in Baldwin’s novel, drawing out the inter-generational dynamics.

The Scandal of Reading 21 | Mary McCampbell on Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory

Mary W. McCampbell joins the show to talk about Graham Greene’s novel, The Power and the Glory and the themes of the “Whiskey Priest.”

It’s Not a Game: Why Consent Isn’t Enough in Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Gabrielle Zevin’s acclaimed novel contains a darker thread that highlights the problem with consent being the be-all and end-all of sexual relationships.

The Scandal of Reading 20 | Kaitlyn Schiess on Dorothy L. Sayers’ Zeal of thy House

Writer, Author, and ThD student Kaitlyn Schiess joins Jessica to talk about their love for Dorothy L. Sayers’ Zeal of Thy House.

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.