Jul 7, 2020
Today Chelsey and Sara are chatting about Homer’s The Odyssey. Sara reveals her nerdy middle school obsession, Chelsey has strong opinions on defining “the classics,” and we have a LOT of fun discussing the complicated character of Odysseus. You don’t need to have any knowledge of mythology or The Odyssey in order to enjoy this episode.
Our discussion includes:
Plus, as always, we’re recommending six contemporary books to pair with our classic, including a business book and a book in translation.
Edith Hamilton’s Mythology
“Siren Song” by Margaret Atwood
“ Penelope” by Carol Ann Duffy
The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy
Gareth Hinds graphic novel The Odyssey
Bull by David Elliot
Pairings spoilers below!
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffeneger [39:05]
The Martian by Andy Weir [44:36]
Dare to Lead by Brene Brown [51:35]
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood [35:40]
The Songs of the Kings by Barry Unsworth [41:15]
Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera [47:05]
Pick of the Week:
Sara: Rick Riordan Presents