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57 of The Best Podcast Episodes for George Orwell. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about George Orwell, often where they are interviewed.

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57 of The Best Podcast Episodes for George Orwell. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about George Orwell, often where they are interviewed.

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George Orwell's 1984 (re-broadcast)

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On Thursday August 25th, 2016 The Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon

will present a discussion on two modern classics that hold up mirrors to

modern society and recent history: George Orwell's 1984 (1949) and

Ortega de Gassett's Revolt of the Masses (1929). Both authors were

socialists and both were involved in the Spanish Civil War.

1984 is called a "dystopia"and describes British post World War II

socialism evolving into a nightmarish double-plus-ungood (Stalinistic)

tyranny where everyone is brainwashed into believing that: "War is Peace,

Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength." In "Revolt of the Masses"

Ortega de Gassett disputes the liberal dictum that universal literacy

and education can ennoble and uplift "the common people" into a body

politic capable of rational and reasonable self government, Hence

democracy must be controlled by an intellectual elite (sound familiar).

Both these books are classics and more important today than when they

were written. We will try to put them in a Hermetic perspective for you

(sociology is the new black magick) so if you want to peek into the

future from way back when, tune in and we'll part the veil.
Oct 23 2020 · 54mins
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#223: Final Thoughts on George Orwell’s 1984

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Host Dennis Leap and special guest Deborah Leap conclude the discussion of George Orwell’s classic 1984 by focusing on the emotional destruction of Winston Smith.

Sep 27 2020 · 30mins
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On Politics - George Orwell and Neil Postman

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Politics and the English Language, by George Orwell and Amusing Ourselves to Death: Politics as Show Business by  Neil Postman
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Aug 08 2020 · 1hr 8mins
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S2 Episode 5: Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

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The Dabblers took it back to the 1930s with Curtis's recommendation to read one of his favourite novels (by probably his favourite author), Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
Listen to find out how Curtis ended up in a Frankie Says Relax t-shirt and why this book sent Haj on a home-making frenzy. We hope you'll read along and join us for chat about working class creativity, and how Orwell really gets to the heart of that living-on-a-shoestring insecurity that can see you on a negative downward spiral.

Aug 01 2020 · 53mins
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George Orwell (Volume 3, Episode 11) part one

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The creator of 1984 and Animal Farm lived a life that was as original and strange as the books themselves.

George Orwell
Passport photo en route to Burma
Orwell’s wife, Eileen Blair
“The Stores,” today, in Wallington
Orwell and his son, Richard
Jul 11 2020 · 36mins
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George Orwell (Volume 3, episode 11) part 2

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The creator of Animal Farm and 1984 lived a life as original and strange as the books themselves.

Barnhill, Orwell’s island hideaway in Scotland
Barnhill from a distance, by Ken Craig Animal Farm, First Edition Cover
Sonia Brownell Blair Orwell
Eric Blair aka George Orwell, Gravesite
Jul 11 2020 · 33mins
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75: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Show Notes

Intro 00:07 (anniversaries of sorts) // Synopsis 05:06 // Themes 19:02 // Motives // Tools 24:14 (language, media, propaganda, surveillance, revisionism, war) // Other Reading 38:52 // George Floyd // Dystopia as aesthetic // confusing Dystopia and Post-Apocalypse // Dystopocalypse

Other book references:

The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe
The Watchtowers from The Voices of Time by J G Ballard
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Children of Morrow by H M Hoover
Silo Trilogy by Hugh Howey

Music Credits

Music is by Chris Zabriskie: chriszabriskie.com // bandcamp // free music archive

Samples: “Is that you or are you you?” from Reappear // “Cylinder Three” and “Cylinder Nine” from Cylinders // “Take Off and Shoot a Zero” from Stunt Island // “Another version of you” from Thoughtless

Jul 05 2020 · 47mins
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1984 by George Orwell

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Arguably the most famous dystopian novel to date, 1984 by George Orwell had us hooked from the start. In this episode we share our thoughts on this 1949 classic and talk about how much of the plot resonates with what is happening in today's world and how timeless this novel really is. We'd love to hear your thoughts on this novel - connect with us on Instagram @throughthepagespod and let us know your thoughts about it! 

Jun 23 2020 · 47mins
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#209: George Orwell: A Conversation With Michael Shelden

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In this extended length program, host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap hold a conversation with Michael Sheldon, author of Orwell: The Authorized Biography. Michael shares his insights on why George Orwell wrote his famous novel 1984.

Jun 15 2020 · 53mins
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#208: Why Eric Arthur Blair Became George Orwell, Part 2

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Host Dennis Leap discusses Eric Blair's adolescent years, his dysfunctional family life, his idyllic boyhood home in the picturesque setting of Henley-on-Thames, his difficulty making friends, and his tough years at St. Cyprian’s boarding school.

Jun 08 2020 · 30mins
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