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50 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Emily Dickinson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Emily Dickinson, often where they are interviewed.

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50 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Emily Dickinson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Emily Dickinson, often where they are interviewed.

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S8E9: La Vie En Rose | Edith Piaf & Emily Dickinson

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It’s two of our favorite stories week! First up, Alicia has the street-to-stardom tale of legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf, while Stacie explains all the ways your English teacher was wrong about American poet Emily Dickinson.

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Book: Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson’s Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson, edited by Ellen Louise Hart and Martha Nell Smith (Amazon link) Movie: Wild Nights with Emily (Amazon link)

Nov 22 2020 · 1hr 13mins
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Emily Dickinson - Listenings

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Oct 22 2020 ·

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Emily Dickinson Goes to the Movies - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 111

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Emily Dickinson Goes to the MoviesThe Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 111 with Heather Rose Jones

Was famous American poet Emily Dickinson a lesbian? The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast looks at her life through the lens of the movie camera, and especially the current film Wild Nights with Emily.

In this episode we talk about:

A partial transcript of this podcast is available here.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

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Links to Trystan L. Bass and Frock Flicks Online

Oct 07 2020 · 56mins
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Lyndall Gordon - Emily Dickinson

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Lyndall Gordon is a senior research fellow at Oxford University, and the author of several biographies, including "Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds."

Sep 13 2020 · 50mins
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"Hope" is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson - A Friend to Lucy

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In this episode, Lucy talks with us about the poem that has been a friend to her – "Hope is the thing with feathers" by Emily Dickinson.

Emily joined The Poetry Exchange online, via video call, for one of our 'Lockdown Exchanges' that took place as part of City of Literature - a week of conversations, reflections and connections presented by the National Centre for Writing and Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Many thanks to our partners, the National Centre for Writing and Norfolk & Norwich Festival for enabling this to go ahead in spite of the physical restrictions. Do visit them for more inspiration:


Please also visit Lucy's website, 'The Rainbow Poems' to discover a space dedicated to sharing a colourful array of poems:


Fiona reads the gift reading of "Hope" is the thing with feathers.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - (314)
by Emily Dickinson

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -

I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.

Emily Dickinson, "'Hope' is the Thing with Feathers" from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, edited by Thomas H. Johnson, ed., Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University press, Copyright © 1951, 1955, 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Aug 21 2020 · 26mins
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Emily Dickinson 3 Simple Tricks to Boosting Motivation

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Aug 13 2020 ·
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Emily Dickinson - What is a generosity audit

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Jul 30 2020 ·
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Ep. 13: Emily Dickinson, The Original Scene Queen

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TRIGGER WARNING: This episode covers topics regarding suicide, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. Please take care of yourself!

On this special, mid-week edition of the Pretty Girl Pill Club podcast, Rohnie and Soph do a deep dive into all the reasons 13 Reasons Why is terrible. Spoiler alert: there are way more than 13. We wanted to make sure we took extra care in preparing this episode as it is such a heavy topic (hence the Tuesday upload). As we always say, we are not professionals, and we would love to hear your feedback on this episode. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any and all thoughts! Next week (or I guess, this week since this episode is late), we're bringing you a lighthearted good time.


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Jun 17 2020 · 1hr 17mins
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How Emily Dickinson was fuelled by the light of her brilliant interior world

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The author of These Fevered Days, Martha Ackmann explores how Dickinson wrote impassioned poetry from a life of solitude and seclusion.
May 31 2020 · 55mins
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GREAT BOOK 32: Emily Dickinson: Isolation and Intervention, with Brenda Wineapple

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“The fantasy of isolation, the fantasy of intervention: they create recluses and activists, sometimes both, in us all.” This is Brenda Wineapple on the friendship of Emily Dickinson, in my view America's greatest poet, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, editor, writer, abolitionist, activist, and soldier. During this time of a global lockdown, let's listen to Dickinson again. 

I spoke with Brenda Wineapple, author of White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, about Dickinson's remarkable assuredness, her confidence, and her decision to spend much of her life largely secluded in her father's home in Amherst, Massachusetts. In this self-elected state of being on her own, Dickinson had intense, passionate and transformative relationships, including one with the editor, writer, abolitionist and soldier Thomas Wentworth Higginson. "Are you too preoccupied to say whether my verse is alive?" was the question Dickinson laid out like a snare in her first letter to him. 

Higginson fell for this brilliant rhetorical ruse, and Brenda explains how Dickinson's remarkable friendship with a man whom academics like to relegate to the dustbin of history, or at best footnote status, is a major reason Dickinson's poetry is with us today. Brenda also explains how America has always struggled with the choice between separateness and connection, and how to understand Dickinson not as the spinster from Amherst, the victim of the patriarchy, or a forlorn recluse but as a superbly confident and self-assured poet.

"To be alive is power,/ existence in itself,/ Without a further function,/ Omnipotence enough."

Brenda is the author of a number of books, including The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation, Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877, and more .

I recorded this conversation while in Covid-19 lockdown.

The poems here are read by Anna Kathryn Kendrick. 

May 12 2020 · 1hr 12mins