Crime and Punishment (with Chase Larson)

Hey Mini Lit nation! This episode we covered the Russian classic “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky. With the help of guest Chase Larson, we discussed what the true punishment to Raskolnikov’s crime actually was, how society plays a role in that punishment, and the incredible imagery Dostoevsky uses in describing St. Petersburg. Take a listen and get ready for next week’s episode where we discuss some of our least favorite books and their redeeming qualities.

The Crucible (with Zachary Reinstein)

This week we discussed a terrific play by Arthur Miller, “The Crucible.” With the assistance of the eloquent Zachary Reinstein we covered the themes tackled by the play including the concept of “too much” morality and the way the play tackles the Red Scare and McCarthyism. Take a listen and come back next week as we discuss some of our favorite books with some of our favorite people.