Discussion Notes: 100th Episode Special!

Find this week’s story here: Our 100th Episode Special! The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin.

Next week’s story: Ingénue by Deborah Wong.

Rated: Clean

Our 100th episode! We’re super excited it’s here and sorry it’s late! It’s been a whirlwind fall for our hosts, and we’re back in the saddle bringing you great short story discussions.

For the 100th episode, we revisited the first story we ever discussed on this show: “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin. Maya, Gerald and Anais examine how the story has changed for them 100 stories later. All four hosts examine how reading a story per week has changed the way they read, and made them appreciate different aspects of story.

Stay for a grim gay of celebrity dead or alive, and freestyle (and dark) outro!

Did we miss a crucial piece of this story? Tell us below!

Also, don’t forget to rate the story! For the history of our goofy system, see Anais’ post “Read Short Stories or Ray Bradbury Cries.” On a scale of 1-6 Bradberries, how do you rate this story? Tell us in the comments below or via voicemail.

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2 comments on 100th Episode Special! | Literary Roadhouse Ep 100

  1. Richard Dennis says:

    Hello again, and thanks for the invitation to comment. I really enjoyed the episode revisiting your first effort, and your discussion of how your views have evolved.

    For me, the best part of experiencing your podcasts is that they precisely complement the other work I have been doing during this same period. I was enrolled in some online writing classes in which we read fiction and poetry, but read them as writers, not readers. That kind of exercise was important for my development as a writer, and I think improved my writing. But that leaves out something that I don’t ever want to lose: the joy of reading as a reader. The technical side needs attention, but it is only important to the extent it makes the story work.

    The Literary Roadhouse discussions are unique, in that they have the feel of a warm unpretentious discussion of good fiction with a small group of friends who are serious about understanding the works without trying to impress everyone or show off.

    Reading is a personal experience, solitary and quiet. It is great to have an opportunity to hear and share thoughts about these works, especially with this group which combines sharp insight with good humor. Keep up the good work, please. I’m looking forward to the next 100 episodes. (I still think you need to do some more Borges. Try “The Garden of Forking Paths” or “Emma Zunz” or “Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius”)


    1. Great comment, Richard! And ok, ok! Borges it is!

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