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.

BookWise: Sarah Kim and José Olivarez discuss books, poetry, and minority authors.
September 13, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, Hinsdale Central High School student Sarah Kim and Young Chicago Authors teaching artist José Olivarez discuss the recent publication of "Citizen Illegal", inspiring poets that motivate writing, and literature written by minority authors.

John and Michael Gachich Discuss the Meaning of “1984” in Mid-20th Century Society and Today

John Gachich and his son, Michael Gachich, probe into the reasons behind Orwell's writing of the famous novel, "1984," and the intricacies of certain book events in comparison to the world we live in. Various symbols are discussed, and theories...

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.

Lit life: Emilie Chadwell and Gabrielle Sullivan discuss the importance of different perspectives.

In this recording, friends discuss the lessons Haddon conveys in the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and how it is important to learn about people different from us. In this book specifically a young boy with autism...

Lit Life: Jackson Hughes and Michelle Soudier discussing “The Kite Runner” by Khalid Hosseini

This recording features Jackson, student, and his mom, Michelle Soudier, discussing “The Kite Runner” and how the book’s messages transcend the plot.

Grace Kennedy and her mom, Sue Kennedy, discuss the Great Gatsby, literary merit, and the impact of reading in our daily lives.

In this recording, mother and daughter Grace and Sue Kennedy discuss the Great Gatsby and why Sue recommended the book to Grace. The two also discuss how a book attains literary merit, and what impact reading has on our daily...

George Gao and DanielY
December 10, 2018 App Interview

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

Lit Life: Lauren Zelisko and Caroline Booras discuss the emotional themes within The Kite Runner.

In this recording, two friends discuss the life-changing effects of war and abuse, as well as the the values within Afghan culture learned from Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner.

Lit life: Jana Zogbi and Liana Zogbi talk about how redemption is discussed in literature

In this recording, two sisters discuss the character development and relationships of the characters in the book The Kite Runner

Silence: “A twist on a typical martyr story” Part 1

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. In this interview, we discuss whether Fr. Rodrigues's final decision was correct in the...

The Alchemist Discussion

We briefly discussed the valuable lessons present in the story as well as the important characters.

This is an interview between Tina Rivera and her aunt, Vesna Gajic, talking about the book The Great Gatsby.

In this recording, Tina and her aunt have a conversation about the book The Great Gatsby talking about why Vesna recommended it for Tina. They also talk about the characters and the symbols in the book.

Lit Life: Nick Pancione and Peter Pancione (Father) talk about the relevance of Beowulf in modern society.

In this interview, father and son discuss the clear evidence of certain aspects of human nature found in Beowulf, and their connection to the stories symbols.

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

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.

Lit Life: Phillip Borhani and Carter Smith discussing “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.

In this interview, Phillip Borhani and fellow classmate Carter Smith discuss the topics of addressing stereotypes and social norms as well as the idea of morality versus justice in the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.