Literary Experience: Jay Liu and Andrew Li discuss the Kite Runner, its applications in life, and the reasons to read it
December 9, 2018 App Interview

In this episode of Literary Experience, high school seniors Jay Liu and Andrew Li discuss the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. They talk about personal experiences relating to the book and various interesting aspects of the novel.

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.

Novel Wisdom: Juliana Gutierrez and Jordan Smits talk about book Pride and Prejudice and their favorite momements.

In this recording Juliana Gutierrez and her cousin, Jordan Smits talk about the book Pride and Prejudice that Jordan reccomended to her, and their favorite characters, moments, and what they took away from the book.

Story Corps Q2

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

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.

The show Conor Dunne part 2(due to tech difficulties)

This is part two for the episode one of the Conor Dunne show. This came due to technical difficulties. Thank you for understanding. We hope you enjoy

Essential Books: Kayla Byrne and her dad, Richard Byrne, discuss reading and the importance of seeking truth.
September 14, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, student Kayla Byrne and her dad, Neurosurgeon and life long reader Richard Byrne talk about the book “The Blank Slate” by Steven Pinker as well as the importance of a life long love of reading.

Book Talk: Ian Drury & Allegra Dugan discuss literature, benefits of reading, and timeless novels.

Drury and Dugan discuss the challenges of finding one’s path in the world, blooming in the face of darkness, and influencial people and events. Also mentioning various books that have stuck with them and hopes for the future.

Silence: “A twist on a typical martyr story” Part 2

High school student Elisabeth Bieber interviews a fellow parishioner and mentor on the spirituality and religious teachings of the Catholic Church in Silence by Shusaku Endo. Part 2 of my interview! Part 1 got cut short because of technical difficulties,...

Novel Wisdom: Lauren Keating and Brianna Comstock discuss 1984 by George Orwell

In this recording High School students Lauren and Brianna discuss the many important characters in the book and how the plot of the book differs from other totalitarian governments

Novel Wisdom: Rachel DB and Sara Villanueva discuss historical fiction and the novel Between Shades of Gray.

In this recording, students Rachel D-B and Sara Villanueva discussed why to read and love historical fiction novels, the importance of perseverance, and remembering the stories of people whose stories often get forgotten.

Discussing a Novel: Jayne and Tonya Lawson discuss the book My Sisters Keeper

In this recording, Jayne and Tonya talk about the authors purpose in writing a tragic book like this and why it was recommended to Jayne

Novel Wisdom: Nasar Qureshi and Yaser Aslam talk books, literary merit, and why we read.

Nasar Qureshi and Yaser Aslam discuss “The Kite Runner” and its takeaway messages, including specific discussions regarding symbols, events, characters, and central ideas of the story.

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.

Novel Wisdom: Nora Wood and Libby Wood discuss To Kill a Mockingbird
December 10, 2017 App Interview

In this recording, Nora Wood and her mom talk about the themes, characters, and final thoughts of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Cat’s Cradle Disscussion

In this discussion, Luka Karginov and his Father, Andrei Karginov discuss aspects of the book Cat’s Cradle, including key characters, the writing style and important scenes in the novel.

George Gao and DanielY
December 10, 2018 App Interview

George and Daniel discuss the themes and motifs of 1984 and other ideas.

Novel Wisdom: Whitney Wilda and Jennifer Stavreva talk books.
September 6, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, Jennifer Stavreva, a student, and Whitney Wilda an Illinois history teacher discuss the books that need to be read before a student graduates high school.

Camille and Lisa Lubic have a literary conversation about the novel, Pride and Prejudice.

In this interview, Camille and Lisa Lubic discuss the pivotal parts and messages of Pride and Prejudice. Pivotal discussion at moment 10.