The Impact of Literature: Alec Hill and Bill Haarlow discuss their reading habits and a few impactful works of fiction.

In this interview, Alec Hill and Bill Haarlow, both high school seniors in Illinois, talk about the role of reading in their lives. Additionally, Alec asks Bill to recommend a few impactful pieces of fiction that he must read to...

To Kill A Mockingbird Discussion: Bianca Pope & Nicolette Pope discuss the novel and their takeaways from it.

In this recordimg, Nicolette and her mother, Bianca, debrief through the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” and discuss the biggest takeways, themes, characters, and more.

Was it justice? Lynn Matar and Mrs. Morley discuss Murder on the Orient Express.

In this interview, Lynn Matar asks Mrs. Morley her thoughts about different aspects of Agatha Christie's book and debate whether justice was served in the end.

The Show with Conor Dunne

In today’s inaugural episode of season one, Conor interviews guest Alison Albelda to discuss Fiction, important books to read and life.

Novel Discussion: Leia and Evans Pappas analyze the development of “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
December 11, 2018 App Interview

Leia Pappas and her father, Evans Pappas, discuss the relationships and themes present in “The Shadow of the Wind” while also mentioning why Evans recommended the book to Leia initially.

Lit Life: Sarah and Mary Holland discuss the themes present in the 1982 novel "The Color Purple" and what can be learned from them.

In this discussion, grandmother and granddaughter talk about the importance of the lessons that "The Color Purple" presents. They discuss significant characters and how they contribute to the reader's understanding of topics such as religion, women's rights, and identity within...

The Great Gatsby: Annie Huetteman and Rachel Hylas analyze the classic literary merit
December 9, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, Annie Huetteman ask Rachel Hylas for her thoughts on The Great Gatsby. She explains what she believes about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stylistic choices, the themes of the book, and the characters.

Interview #1: Book Recommendation

In this recording, my friend Betsy and I discuss literature, including genre preferences, reading styles, and books she believes are essential to a high school education.

Discussing “The Kite Runner”

In this recording, AP Lit student Bilal Yousuf interviews his father about the book "The Kite Runner", exploring its themes, plot, and overall quality.

Lit Life: Mitchell Anderson and James Anderson discuss the relevance and significance of two novels.

In this recording, son and father discuss the life lessons and takeaways from the two books “The Picture of Dorian Gray” written by Oscar Wilde and “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey, and also how much of...

Lit Life: Philip Fan and Audrey Carter talk about The Things They Carried.

In this recording, high school seniors Philip Fan and Audrey Carter discuss the significance of storytelling in The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.

Novel Wisdom: Sri Chawla and Arya Chawla talk about books, literary merit, and why we read.
September 14, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, high school student Arya Chawla talks with her mother Sri about the most pivotal novel she has read, and what she would recommend high school students to read.

Lit Life: Jacob Brown and Stephanie Yuskis discuss The Color Purple and how its themes relate to today’s world.

In this recording, a mother and son discuss how Alice Walker’s novel provides unique and interesting perspectives on this issues of rape, abusive relationships, and sexuality.

Ethan Harrast and his dad talk Shakespeare, reading preferences, and must reads.

I this recording, Hinsdale Central student Ethan Harrast interviews his father about the most pivotal novel he has read, what he recommends to read, and his high school reading habits.

Book Wise: Reeya Patolawala and Monish Patolawala talk about some literary classics.
September 13, 2018 App Interview

Father and Daughter duo talk about his favorite fiction works, the effect they have had, and the joy of reading a physical book.

Literary Novels: Allegra Dugan interviews Micaela Dugan on coming of age, reading, and growth.

In this interview, high school senior, Allegra Dugan, talks to her older sister, Micaela Dugan, about finding a love for reading and how Micaela's attitude toward classic literature has grown. They discuss life lessons learned from novels and teachers and...

Story Corps Q2

Sisters Megan and Lindsey Thiesfeld discuss the books Special Topics in Calamity Physics and A Separate Peace