Waywords Podcast

Waywords Podcast


Latest Episodes

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?

The Original
November 26, 2021

Why do we defend a canonical "original?" Where does such an idea come from? We discuss what we mean to place a text with authority and visit The Lord of the Rings and "Fur Elise" along the way.

Adichie – “Tomorrow is Too Far” – Episode 3
November 19, 2021

How does one read a story which creates its own rules? What else should we ever do? A sociological look at Adichie's intersectionality.

False Consciousness – Authoring Good and Evil
November 12, 2021

 A discussion of our urge to simplify our thinking and reading, including its impact of misinterpretation and loss of compassion.

False Consciousness – Authoring Good and Evil
November 12, 2021

  A discussion of our urge to simplify our thinking and reading, including its impact of misinterpretation and loss of compassion.