Monthly Archives: February 2018

1821 – Walter Scott’s Ivanoe

The poet, the novelist, the chivalric romancer: in this episode, we consider the three careers of Edinburgh’s favorite literary son, Sir Walter Scott.

The Walter Scott Digital Archive:

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1820 – Percy Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound

Mary Shelley’s husband is credited as a significant influence on her work, and rightly so. But a close look at Prometheus Unbound and a few of Percy Shelley’s other major works shows that he and his wife differed in some important ways, particularly in their attitudes towards science and technological progress.

Neil Fraistat and Donald H. Reiman (editors), Shelley’s Poetry and Prose (Norton Critical Editions):
Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the Glastonbury Festival:
This episode features an audio clip from Stranger Things season 1 episode 1, “The Vanishing of Will Byers,” written and directed by Matt and Ross Duffer (Netflix)

This episode features voice work from Mary Shelly, Steven Nelson, and Rebecca Adams Wright. Rebecca is a science fiction writer from Ypsilanti, Michigan. Find her at: