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Shirley Jackson

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Latest 8 Feb 2023 | Updated Daily

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Episode 2: Shirley Jackson's The Lottery - Short Story

Buzzed British Book Club

In their second episode, Kit and Bridge swig some sangria and Shirley Jackson's short story, The Lottery. This short story was originally featured in the New Yorker in 1948. Your favorite fake British friends recap the story and discover some ways its still influencing content today. Listen to follow along and hear their ratings of the wine and the short story!  Reading Content: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson Drinking Content: Winking Owl Sangria Read the short story on the New Yorker Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram


17 Oct 2022

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An Update! Plus Immersive Remix: "The Story We Used to Tell" by Shirley Jackson

LeVar Burton Reads

LeVar Burton Reads is coming back! Plus, an immersive remix of Shirley Jackson's story about a recently widowed woman who vanishes overnight.Content advisory: violence, death“The Story We Used to Tell” is from DARK TALES by Shirley Jackson, published by Penguin Classics, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.


4 Oct 2022

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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson Book Club

Book Club Podcast

Our second episode is about The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Caroline and Carly talk about the author’s skill at revealing things unsaid, the corrosive effects of loneliness, found family, awkward introvert moments and queer coding. They start with the question, is Hill House itself lonely? This book has been an inspiration for writers and filmmakers, and our hosts both recognize its charm. This book also inspired our Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3ztxVPgZdmQFjOoY4U25nt?si=9b8ca41a05a34997&pt=fdff8b1081113a1b7548448416f206f4Let us know what you think about this book and recommend future books, complete our Feedback Form: https://forms.gle/tT4UZ6De6tLbonrV6Support our podcast by using our affiliate links!Get your copy of The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson here: https://amzn.to/3Cbt7tHBe ready for next week’s episode, read The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3C3cO0y

1hr 8mins

3 Oct 2022

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The Summer People by Shirley Jackson

It's Always Halloween

Today I'm reading you one of my favorite short stories by one of my favorite authors. I hope it helps you start your holiday weekend with a bang (or a boo)! Just make sure to come back home after Labor Day... Read it for yourself here. A quick breakdown and analysis of The Summer People. Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One-Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store


2 Sep 2022

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87 - Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Books of Some Substance

David, Eric, and Nick seek out some mid-summer spookiness in Shirley Jackson’s acclaimed We Have Always Lived in the Castle and instead find a compact work that is much more complicated than the horror themes, accessible sentences, and vaguely young adult-ish book cover (thanks Penguin Classics) lead one to believe. Cheers to Jackson for walking the line between genre and literary fiction and forcing the reader to sit with a story that has all the trappings of a murder mystery, but none of the virtuous resolutions. Perhaps we are all lacking the ability to communicate across societal lines, forever content in our ever-shrinking castles after all.


7 Aug 2022

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Ep 41. Short Story Skirmish 2: Shirley Jackson vs David Foster Wallace

On the Same Page

On this week’s short story skirmish we read two American heavyweights, David Foster Wallace’s psychological spiral “Good Old Neon” and Shirley Jackson’s disturbing drawing of names in “The Lottery”. Jackson’s story was once a staple of Wallace’s freshman English syllabus, and perhaps a similarity between the two can be found in their examinations of toxic behaviour. “The Lottery” exposes the toxic side of tradition, and in “Good Old Neon” we see just how destructive a cycle of cynicism can be. Some of the books and authors discussed in this episode include: "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson “Good Old Neon” David Foster Wallace “Bright Lights Big City” by Jay McInerney “Cain” by Jose Saramago “Autobiography of My Mother” by Jamaica Kincaid Additional segments throughout the podcast include: Inner Shelf Fact or fiction What are you reading? On that Quote Email: seamusandblake@gmail.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/on.the.same.page.podcast/ #bookpodcast #podcast #book #novel #stories #shortstories #thelottery #shirleyjackson #goodoldneon #davidfosterwallace #brightlightbigcity #cain #josesaramago #bukowski #autobiographyofmymother #jamaciakincaid #jaymclnerney #shortstoryskirmish #litfacts #paris #literature #books #novels #podbean #spotifypodcasts #applepodcasts #audible #books #novels #audibleau #lit #onthesamepage #whatareyoureading #literaryfacts #podbean #whatareyoureading


2 Aug 2022

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Talking to Author Sarah Gailey About Horror, Compulsory Girl Bossing, and Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery

Fire the Canon

Sarah Gailey, author of the upcoming book Just Like Home, joins us to talk about one of the most famous American short stories of all time: Shirley Jackson’s 1948 classic, The Lottery.  Jackie reveals her long, sordid history with technology.  Rachel reads a book review from an alternate reality.  Theo discusses an affordable delicacy.  Topics include: old houses, cottagecore, rollerblading accidents, park raters, trusting your editor, killing off Chuck, mom texts, Muppet Treasure Island, cicada pizza, and cricket flour.Media mentioned: Saint Death’s Daughter by CSE Cooney, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst, Let Me Hear You Whisper by Paul Zindel, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula LeGuin, The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, and Jordan Peele’s Us.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

1hr 18mins

7 Jul 2022

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Short Story Book Club: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson (with Anna Johnson)

Your Favorite Book

In light of recent events, for the first week of airing, my guest and I will be donating a dollar to local abortion funds across several states for every listen this episode gets. You can feel free to spread the word or join me in the fundraising. If you'd like to match a portion of the listens, please reach out to me on instagram or twitter @yfbpodcast We're chatting about one of the most famous American short stories ever written, "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. Anna and I chat about how unfortunately timely this story feels, some wonderfully unexpected moments while reading this story, our grievances against long-held American traditions, and so much more. Everything is spoiled, so consider yourself warned! There are also some lighter reading recommendations at the very end, so stay tuned for those.


30 Jun 2022

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Darkly Lit - Ep48 The Summer People by Shirley Jackson

Darkly Lit Podcast

Delve into the darkly lit world of horror literature with us! This month, we extend our vacation a little too long with “The Summer People” by Shirley Jackson.Next month, we’ll discuss The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht. Join us in the reading and send your comments, questions or related topics to discuss to our email or Twitter.


13 Jun 2022

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The Daemon Lover, by Shirley Jackson

The Weird Tales Podcast

There's just a few more hours. That's all the time he's got. A few more hours, before they tie the knot. Pull out the stopper, let's have a whopper And for God's sake, get him to the church on time! Transcript of the episode: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TFhObz6I5swVnKPe8-VhNxDQfuRxjkTE/view?usp=sharing


19 Apr 2022