Waywords Podcast

Waywords Podcast

Latest Episodes

Waypoint – “The Doll” by Daphne du Maurier
December 21, 2022

A Winter Solstice tale of a peculiar kind of terror, this story was recently discovered (2011) among a collection of du Maurier's works completed around the age of 21. This story has mature themes.

Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” – Part 2
October 16, 2022

We accuse Marvell of verbal assault and find that he was hardly alone.

Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” – Part 1
October 07, 2022

What do we do with--how do we read--can we make us of--a classic and famous metaphysical poem which is also misogynistic?

Waywords Podcast Update – Sept 30
September 30, 2022

The Waywords Podcast is back with new episodes beginning next week!

Irony and Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”
July 12, 2022

An introduction or review to the concept of irony in literature, helpful to those who want to better understand the "twist" ending to the story.

Reading of Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”
June 20, 2022

A reading of the short story in anticipation of our first full episode on the Kate Chopin short. story. “There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully.”

Pearson’s Archetypes
January 15, 2022

Carol Pearson's work following Carl Jung offers us a way to transform our understanding of our own lives, and also how we read the narratives we have so long been taught. I review her strategies for u

Waypoint: Theophile Gautier’s “Clarimonde”
December 23, 2021

A reading of "Clarimonde," an appropriately creepy story befitting the tradition of Winter Solstice ghost stories. This story in French is titled "La Morte Amoureuse."

Irony and Narrative Distance
December 11, 2021

Are writers responsible or accountable for what they write? What about readers for what we interpret? How a writer's use of narration can create irony.

Van Gogh – Immersive Exhibits – Episode 4
December 04, 2021

How do digital art experiences change our reading of original works? Should they be considered a new genre to read?