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John Updike

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Ep 98: Book Club: Couples, by John Updike

The Tennis Abstract Podcast

Carl and I discuss the second pick of the Tennis Abstract book club, a 1960s novel that didn't turn out to have much tennis in it at all. We talk about whether the brief bits of tennis in the book swing above their weight, why Updike would have his characters (occasionally) play tennis instead of other sports, and why tennis seems to be underrepresented in fiction. It's not Updike's best work, and like our last book club pick--Gordon Forbes's memoir A Handful of Summers--it's very much of its time, but it gives the reader (tennis-focused and otherwise) plenty to think about.

49mins

10 Mar 2021

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Episode 17: The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

Literally Gagging

Couple of trigger warnings for this one, specifically for brief mentions of cancer (7:29-7:33, 11:29-11:43, 49:28-50:20) and a murder-suicide (40:10-40:50).Happy Halloween! This week, we're getting spooky in Eastwick (unfortunately sans Cher and Jack Nicholson). We were after a sexy witchy fun time, but did we get it? You'll have to listen to find out!We always want to hear from you, so please let us know your recommendations, questions, comments, suggestions - anything and everything. Please tag us in/send us photos of your Halloween costumes, we want to see how you're celebrating spooky season!Twitter: @litgagpodInstagram: @literallygaggingpodFacebook: Literally Gagging PodcastEmails: literallygaggingpod@gmail.comStay safe, stay sexy, stay spooky 🦇🎃👻

59mins

26 Oct 2020

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The Prolific John Updike

Question of the Day

"Gods do not answer letters." Join Murray and Tamika in today's Flashcast as they dive into the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike, the author behind The Witches of Eastwick and Rabbit, Run. (And, of course, Murray has a story about meeting the author!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

17 Jul 2020

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A & P by John Updike

The Great Stories

Trev Downey reads A & P by John Updike and then discusses it with Neil Poole.

1hr 4mins

8 Apr 2020

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Former MLB Player & Scout John Updike

Take It Deep Podcast

The relaunch is finally here!!!  We interviewed former MLB Player and former Mets scout John Updike.  We covered a lot of topics regarding the use of analytics and data in baseball today, what scouts look for in a prospect and how organizations apply their scouting resources differently.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/takeitdeeppodcast/support

1hr 22mins

18 Feb 2020

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David Rabe Reads John Updike

The New Yorker: Fiction

David Rabe joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Other Side of the Street,” by John Updike, which appeared in a 1991 issue of the magazine. Rabe, a fiction writer, playwright, and screenwriter, is the author of more than a dozen plays, including the Tony Award-winning “Sticks and Bones,” “In the Boom Boom Room,” and “Hurlyburly.” He received the PEN/Laura Pels Theatre Award as a Master American Dramatist in 2014. His novels include “Recital of the Dog” and “Girl by the Road at Night.” 

44mins

1 Feb 2020

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The Power of Three (Adaptations) [The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike]

The blank was better

Oh boy, the first John Updike novel either of us ever read took us on a wild ride. Or at least a long meandering walk through a fictional Rhode Island town. On this episode, we cover a movie and a TV adaptation, and tip our witch hats to a porn parody. Find out which version of The Witches of Eastwick is the most fun, sexy time. We'll also reveal which one feels the most spiritually faithful to the novel—and the answer will shock you!! (Or not if you read the thing.)Hit the follow button on our Instagram @thepodcastwasbetter for episode announcements! Email us theblankwasbetter@gmail.com if you have thoughts or concerns--Mix and music by Brent Nettles

57mins

20 Jan 2020

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Nov 19 The Widows Of Eastwick By John Updike

RePresented

It's the end of Season 1! Thanks for listening, see you next year!cw: NSFW, death, cults, extensive misogyny, fatphobia, discussions of racism (specifically against Native Americans, Asians, Egyptians), homophobic language, ableist language, animal cruelty, reference to pedophilia, fetishisation of lesbians, biphobia.This week, Grace tells G, Tosin, Nemo, Steve and Lisa about the Widows of Eastwick written by "masterful" John Updike. There's a distressing lack of frogs in teacups, a distressing amount of erection-based death sentences, gay people are literally The Devil, and there are so, so many holidays. This was recorded before "OK Boomer" became a meme but trust me, this book is a big OK Boomer mood. Phoneticised accents: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_dialectBiological Essentialism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_essentialism https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803095507973Trans Reading list: Honestly, I’d start with reading something free and easy to access: fanfiction. To get an idea of how trans bodies can be written into fiction in a ‘normative’ way (ie. in a way that does not reduce the ‘male’ or ‘female’ body to a penis or a vagina read something from this link: it’s filtered for trans characters, so find a fandom you enjoy and let it rip!Books:https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/07/03/7-new-transgender-books-summer-reading/ https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780008306069/unicorn-the-memoir-of-a-muslim-drag-queen/ https://fiveleaves.co.uk/product/unorthodox-lgbt-identity-and-faith/ https://bookriot.com/2018/07/02/transgender-fiction/ https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/books/lgbt-fiction/transgender-fiction/_/N-29Z8q8Z2llo https://pflag.org/resource/transgender-reading-list-adultsTwitter: @RePresentedPodArchive: www.macdermog.com/RePresented Bread and Barricades: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1316532738 Netflix vs Cinema: https://open.spotify.com/show/6beXVeSImcgHLsPB22BgE3?si=MgjOAF9pSiu1l0Xe9EHTKQ Agents of the 9 Hells: https://www.latest.facebook.com/events/1142070242646723/ Lisa: https://www.facebook.com/lisaronaghan/ https://twitter.com/lisaronaghan https://www.instagram.com/lisaronaghan.alabasteractor/

58mins

20 Dec 2019

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Widows Of Eastwick By John Updike

RePresented

cw: NSFW, death, cults, extensive misogyny, fatphobia, discussions of racism (specifically against Native Americans, Asians, Egyptians), homophobic language, ableist language, animal cruelty, reference to pedophilia, fetishisation of lesbians, biphobia.This week, Grace tells G, Tosin, Nemo, Steve and Lisa about the Widows of Eastwick written by "masterful" John Updike. There's a distressing lack of frogs in teacups, a distressing amount of erection-based death sentences, gay people are literally The Devil, and there are so, so many holidays. This was recorded before "OK Boomer" became a meme but trust me, this book is a big OK Boomer mood. Phoneticised accents: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_dialectBiological Essentialism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_essentialism https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803095507973Trans Reading list: Honestly, I’d start with reading something free and easy to access: fanfiction. To get an idea of how trans bodies can be written into fiction in a ‘normative’ way (ie. in a way that does not reduce the ‘male’ or ‘female’ body to a penis or a vagina read something from this link: https://bit.ly/358WucN it’s filtered for trans characters, so find a fandom you enjoy and let it rip!Books:https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/07/03/7-new-transgender-books-summer-reading/ https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780008306069/unicorn-the-memoir-of-a-muslim-drag-queen/ https://fiveleaves.co.uk/product/unorthodox-lgbt-identity-and-faith/ https://bookriot.com/2018/07/02/transgender-fiction/ https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/books/lgbt-fiction/transgender-fiction/_/N-29Z8q8Z2llo https://pflag.org/resource/transgender-reading-list-adultsTwitter: @RePresentedPodArchive: www.macdermog.com/RePresented Bread and Barricades: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1316532738 Netflix vs Cinema: https://open.spotify.com/show/6beXVeSImcgHLsPB22BgE3?si=MgjOAF9pSiu1l0Xe9EHTKQ Agents of the 9 Hells: https://www.latest.facebook.com/events/1142070242646723/ Lisa: https://www.facebook.com/lisaronaghan/ https://twitter.com/lisaronaghan https://www.instagram.com/lisaronaghan.alabasteractor/

58mins

15 Nov 2019

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Episode 122 - John Updike Witnesses and Publishes a Masterpiece

This Week In Baseball History

John Updike is often celebrated for having written The Great American Novel, but he also may have written The Great American Essay, which was published 59 years ago this week. Printed in The New Yorker, "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu," is a tribute to The Great American Hitter, Ted Williams, beautifully describing The Splendid Splinter's final game. Mike and Bill look back on Williams's late career, the life of Updike, the essay itself, and its incredible staying power. Plus, happy birthday to Ned Williamson and Bruce Campbell!

1hr 7mins

24 Oct 2019

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