Feb 28, 2019
This week we were joined by guest host Vicky, who loves dogs (she has 3) and books.
The 1834 Poor Law, which ensured that the poor were housed in workhouses, clothed and fed. Children who entered the workhouse would receive some schooling. In return for this care, all workhouse paupers would have to work...
Feb 19, 2019
This week we were joined by guest host Brit, who loves Halloween and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.
The origins of Whig and Tory - The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica
The London Corresponding Society and the Treasonable Practices Act and...
Feb 12, 2019
This week we were joined by Gale, our first guest host. We had a great discussion covering lustful eyes, the invention of stethoscopes, Edith Wharton, reform bills and more.
Gale mentions authors Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Edith Wharton and William Makepeace Thackeray ("Vanity Fair") as favorites.
Feb 5, 2019
A Big Book Club mini episode about Marie Kondo and what she actually said.
While recording our January 15 "Ides of Middlemarch" episode, Megan's palate cleansers included the Netflix show, "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo."
Pete mentioned a rumor that's been floating around social media about what Marie Kondo says about...