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John Steinbeck

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East of Eden by John Steinbeck Part 1&2

Recap Book Chat

The 1952 classic by the infamous John Steinbeck has been keeping us on our toes and coming back for more. This biblical allegory of the Cain and Abel story is full of all the difficult human emotions and relationships and beautiful insight. We are halfway through the book and couldn’t wait to share what we have learned so far! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recapbookchat/message

50mins

17 May 2022

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8. Famine to Flood (The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck)

Redeeming Reads

This episode, Taylor & Dylan discuss the American classic by John Steinbeck. Topics of discussion include theological deconstruction, transcendentalism, homelessness, Christian nationalism, & civil war battle hymns. Why does God move toward those who are poor? How should Christians approach social justice? Larger questions include - What is an espresso blend? Do people eat coffee cherries? Why does instant coffee even exist? Intro: 00:01:10 Book Discussion: 00:06:55 Gospel Reflection: 00:42:55

1hr 3mins

1 May 2022

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DEBATE: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Book Pile

Today we cover The Grapes of Wrath, which Kellen loved and Dave hated. ‘Cause we think the best art happens when the two creators have COMPLETELY different visions. (Remember in Star Wars how J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson just undid every creative decision the other one made, like two guys doing bad improv where they do NOT listen to each other at all? It was glorious.) Dave gives a good argument for why The Grapes of Wrath is boring, and Kellen just likes books about dirt I guess. (This description was written by anonymous...)*TheBookPilePodcast@gmail.com*Kellen Erskine has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC's America's Got Talent, and the Amazon Original Series Inside Jokes. He has garnered over 50 million views with his clips on Dry Bar Comedy. In 2018 he was selected to perform on the “New Faces” showcase at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Quebec. Kellen was named one of TBS's Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2017. He currently tours the country www.KellenErskine.com*David Vance's videos have garnered over 1 billion views. He has written viral ads for companies like Squatty Potty, Chatbooks, and Lumē, and sketches for the comedy show Studio C. His work has received two Webby Awards, and appeared on Conan. He currently works as a writer on the sitcom Freelancers.

33mins

18 Apr 2022

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138 - jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy with Abdul Malik: West of Kanye by John Steinbeck

Kino Lefter

Kino keystone Abdul Malik returns for some F1 shit talk, the writing and projects he's been working on, and the brand-new Netflix documentary jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy. We watch his conservative politics of bootstrap Black capitalism get formed through the creation of The College Dropout to his Trump-embracing and wealth-protected isolation. We also have the chance to talk about the state of documentaries, and the influence of Hoop Dreams on this film. ReComradations:Evan: The Brood, dir. David Cronenberg (1979)Abdul: [1] WWE 2K22 [2] Deep Water, dir. Adrian Lyne (2022)Living The American Dream: Coodie & Chike's "Jeen-Yuhs" by Kelley Dong | MUBI Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

1hr 15mins

29 Mar 2022

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Two Guys One Book: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Two Guys One Book

In this episode, we discuss The Grapes of Wrath, how Steinbeck makes successful social commentary, whether or not most people are incapable of being leaders, how systems remove agency from the individuals who make up those systems, and much more.Two Guys One Book is now in podcast form! It is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please consider subscribing directly to our feed so you get updates in your podcast catcher whenever a new podcast goes live!Follow us on Goodreads to see what we’re reading:https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/96149881-max-chapinhttps://www.goodreads.com/user/show/96136938-pedro-michelsYou can also watch the video here: This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit maxchapin.substack.com

47mins

9 Jan 2022

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Trampling Out the Vintage: John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

Structured Rambling

Paul talks about a perfect novel, a work of art, and a book that shows us through its folksy meanderings and mountains of injustice what people really are, and what they really should be.Springsteen, Bruce. "The Ghost of Tom Joad," from The Ghost of Tom Joad. USA: Columbia, 1995. Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Penguin, 2006. 

45mins

1 Dec 2021

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William Souder on the Life and Work of John Steinbeck

Keen On

In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by William Souder, the author of “Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck”, to discuss the life of America’s most celebrated novelist of the Great Depression, John Steinbeck. William Souder is an award-winning journalist and is the author of three books: Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of The Birds of America, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, A Plague of Frogs (Hyperion, 2000), which follows the investigation of outbreaks of deformed frogs across North America, and On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson (Crown, 2012), which was published on the 50th anniversary of Carson's Silent Spring and was a New York Times notable book of 2012. He lives in Grant, Minnesota. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew’s newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41mins

26 Oct 2021

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William Souder, "Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck" (Norton, 2020)

New Books in History

The first full-length biography of America's most celebrated novelist of the Great Depression to appear in a quarter century, Mad at the World illuminates what has made the work of John Steinbeck endure: his capacity for empathy. Pulitzer Prize finalist William Souder explores Steinbeck’s long apprenticeship as a writer struggling through the depths of the Great Depression, and his rise to greatness with masterpieces such as The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrath. Angered by the plight of the Dust Bowl migrants who were starving even as they toiled to harvest California’s limitless bounty, fascinated by the guileless decency of the downtrodden denizens of Cannery Row, and appalled by the country’s refusal to recognize the humanity common to all of its citizens, Steinbeck took a stand against social injustice—paradoxically given his inherent misanthropy—setting him apart from the writers of the so-called "lost generation." A man by turns quick-tempered, compassionate, and ultimately brilliant, Steinbeck could be a difficult person to like. Obsessed with privacy, he was mistrustful of people. Next to writing, his favorite things were drinking and womanizing and getting married, which he did three times. And while he claimed indifference about success, his mid-career books and movie deals made him a lot of money—which passed through his hands as quickly as it came in. And yet Steinbeck also took aim at the corrosiveness of power, the perils of income inequality, and the urgency of ecological collapse, all of which drive public debate to this day. Steinbeck remains our great social realist novelist, the writer who gave the dispossessed and the disenfranchised a voice in American life and letters. Eloquent, nuanced, and deeply researched, Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck (Norton, 2020) captures the full measure of the man and his work.Barbara Berglund Sokolov is a historian of the American West. She is also the convener of the Joy of History Book Club, an online history seminar open to anyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

1hr

1 Oct 2021

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William Souder, "Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck" (Norton, 2020)

New Books in Literary Studies

The first full-length biography of America's most celebrated novelist of the Great Depression to appear in a quarter century, Mad at the World illuminates what has made the work of John Steinbeck endure: his capacity for empathy. Pulitzer Prize finalist William Souder explores Steinbeck’s long apprenticeship as a writer struggling through the depths of the Great Depression, and his rise to greatness with masterpieces such as The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrath. Angered by the plight of the Dust Bowl migrants who were starving even as they toiled to harvest California’s limitless bounty, fascinated by the guileless decency of the downtrodden denizens of Cannery Row, and appalled by the country’s refusal to recognize the humanity common to all of its citizens, Steinbeck took a stand against social injustice—paradoxically given his inherent misanthropy—setting him apart from the writers of the so-called "lost generation." A man by turns quick-tempered, compassionate, and ultimately brilliant, Steinbeck could be a difficult person to like. Obsessed with privacy, he was mistrustful of people. Next to writing, his favorite things were drinking and womanizing and getting married, which he did three times. And while he claimed indifference about success, his mid-career books and movie deals made him a lot of money—which passed through his hands as quickly as it came in. And yet Steinbeck also took aim at the corrosiveness of power, the perils of income inequality, and the urgency of ecological collapse, all of which drive public debate to this day. Steinbeck remains our great social realist novelist, the writer who gave the dispossessed and the disenfranchised a voice in American life and letters. Eloquent, nuanced, and deeply researched, Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck (Norton, 2020) captures the full measure of the man and his work.Barbara Berglund Sokolov is a historian of the American West. She is also the convener of the Joy of History Book Club, an online history seminar open to anyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies

1hr

1 Oct 2021

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Ep 490 - East of Eden, by John Steinbeck

Overdue

After 488 episodes, we finally return to ol' Johnny Steinbeck. East of Eden mixes autobiography, pastoral fiction, and Biblical allegory -- a cocktail that has dismayed critics and excited audiences for decades. We dig into what works in this sprawling story and what might leave some readers wanting more. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 10mins

30 Aug 2021

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