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Herman Melville

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Moby Dick by Herman Melville (Part 1)

Books Brothers

Brothers are back to discuss American juggernaut Moby Dick

1hr 16mins

15 Sep 2021

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PEL Presents (sub)Text: Dead Wall Reveries in "Bartleby, the Scrivener" by Herman Melville

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Melville’s “Bartleby the Scrivener” is subtitled a “Story of Wall St.,” yet there is almost nothing in it of the bustle of city life, and entirely nothing in it of the hustle of the trading floor. The story’s walls block out the streets, serving on the one hand as a container for a colorful assortment of human Xerox machines, on the other as a blank projection screen for the reveries of a man who seems to quietly rebel against the very concept of imitation. Can we continue to live and work, if we strongly prefer to do nothing that is derivative? What happens to our aspirations, if we come to fully appreciate the gravity of fate? Could we continue to tell our own stories, if we were liberated from all idiosyncrasies of character? Wes & Erin discuss.  Thanks to our sponsor BetterHelp. Get 10 percent off online therapy at betterhelp.com/subtext. Subscribe: (sub)Text won’t always be in the PEL feed, so please subscribe to us directly: Apple | Spotify | Android | RSS Bonus content: The conversation continues on our after-show (post)script. Get this and other bonus content at by subscribing at Patreon. Follow (sub)Text: Twitter | Facebook | Website


11 Sep 2021

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"The Bell-Tower" by Herman Melville

The HorrorBabble Podcast

"The Bell-Tower" is a short story by American author, Herman Melville. It tells of an enigmatic architect whose unconventional aspirations result in tragedy.


17 Aug 2021

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"Bartleby, The Scrivener" by Herman Melville

StoryTime with Mark

A strange tale of a strange man who Prefers to not be bothered!This is the final episode of Season 1.  Stay tuned for an excited second season with returning favorite authors, new authors, and some French fiction!

1hr 38mins

28 May 2021

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150- Herman Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener

The Yak Babies Book Podcast

It's another round of Canon or Cannon! This time we read Herman Melville's classic story "Bartleby, the Scrivener" and choose whether we want to keep it a required read or prefer not to. 


13 May 2021

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Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, Day 5

AmLit Readers: American Literature, Culture, and History Podcast

Overview of Moby-Dick Chapters 90-end. Comparing Ishmael and Ahab with a look at Chapter 47, The Mat-Maker, the figure of Pip as inspired by King Lear’s Fool and Ahab as a tragic figure Check out YouTube video here: LINK Get in touch @profomalley


5 Apr 2021

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Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, Day 4

AmLit Readers: American Literature, Culture, and History Podcast

Overview of Chapters 46-90 with an emphasis on Chapter 54, The Town-Ho Story, that often stalls readers progression through Melville's Moby-Dick with a quick preview of the shortest Chapter 122, Midnight Aloft -- Thunder and Lightning --- Check out youtube video here: LINK Get in touch @profomalley


9 Mar 2021

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Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, Day 3

AmLit Readers: American Literature, Culture, and History Podcast

Get started reading Moby-Dick chapters Chapter 1-45 with an emphasis on Chapter 36 The Quarter-Deck. Check out the youtube video of the lecture: LINK Get in touch @profomalley


2 Mar 2021

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Herman Melville

Book Pub Podcast

Madeline tells Lesley about the whale of a life of Herman Melville. So sit back on your boat, grab that whale burger, and a Moby Drink cocktail (created by Tim Federle) and enjoy!

1hr 12mins

1 Mar 2021

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8. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (Chapter 4: The Inquiry)

The Troubadour Podcast

This is the final reading of Benito Cereno by Herman Melville.


26 Oct 2020