42: Finding (And Escaping) Nemo

On this episode, we hold our breath to dive down deep into the briny depths of Jules Verne's adventure classic, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea! Learn the downsides of owning your own island, the majesty of differently-abled manatees, and Captain Nemo's step-by-step guide on how to be the most unbelievably extra person in the entire ocean. Megan yearns for action and adventure, while RJ mostly yearns for Green Bay quarterback…

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41: The #Aesthetic of Dorian Gray

Maybe he's born with it, maybe it's a cursed, magical painting. Join Megan and RJ as they return to the wonderful world of Oscar Wilde to appraise The Picture of Dorian Gray and learn the surprising source of inspiration for Wilde's novel about the dangers of being eternally sexy. Meanwhile, RJ makes some startling literary connections and Megan podcasts from the inside of a bucket. Patreon: patreon.com/OhNoLitClass Store: teepublic.com/lic/ZcY8hXJbOB0

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40: H.P. Lovecraft Part 2: A City of Steve Buscemis

Join Megan, RJ, and Jared as we round out our journey through the Cthulhu-verse with The Shadow over Innsmouth, a tale of cursed villages, dark secrets, and mega-horny immortal fish people. Also discussed: Why good Lovecraft movies are hard to find, the difficulties of separating a pretty thoroughly racist man from the massive impact he's had on horror, sci-fi, and fantasy, and how he gave his cat literally the worst…

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39: H.P. Lovecraft Part 1: Jostled to Death by Sailors

In this episode, Megan and RJ open up their feeble brain meats to the untold cosmic horrors of H.P. Lovecraft! With special guest and Old God aficionado, Jared aka Best Day, we heed the haunting, squishy call of Cthulhu and prepare for...Unnecessarily Complicated Language! Old-Timey Racism! Guys With Three Names! And So Many Narrative Framing Devices! It's an episode so nice it had to be spliced (into two parts). Patreon:…

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Study Break Bonus: The Goatesque and The Oceanesque

In this free teaser of Study Breaks to come, ON!LC guest alum Monique McIntosh returns to teach Megan about a popular, unsurprisingly racist term used in classic horror fiction. We also cover zombie goats, the unfathomable terrors of both the alphabet and the ocean, and why sexual attraction to lions with '90s boy band hair is definitely totally normal. To listen to future Study Break bonus episodes every other Thursday…

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38: Hello from the Outside(rs)

We’re inside, we’re outside, we’re every which way but the general direction of S.E. Hinton’s twitter as we tackle her classic teen coming-of-age novel, The Outsiders. Which isn’t gay. At all. What would even make you think that? Experience increasingly outlandish acronyms, the importance of both greasy hair and a good cry, and deeply ironic audio problems. Don’t listen for our sake...do it for Johnny. Patreon: patreon.com/OhNoLitClass Store: teepublic.com/lic/ZcY8hXJbOB0

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37: Oops, We Bronte’d Again

Get ready for THE DRAMA as Megan and RJ journey to ghostly moors of Wuthering Heights! Learn why everyone who thinks this is a romantic love story is both Wrong and Bad, why you should avoid graveyard-adjacent drinking water, and how Gothic antihero Heathcliff and Rocky Balboa are basically the same guy. RJ continues his crusade against naming kids after yourself, Megan reveals a dark, Lifetime Movies-related secret, and we…

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36: A Nice Book About Bunny Rabbits

What could go wrong in a book about bunnies? Plenty, if that book is Watership Down, a classic children's novel that's been traumatizing kids for nearly 50 years. Also traumatized is Chris Osborne of Play Comics, who joins us as we follow a band of bunnies on their epic quest for survival. Meanwhile, Megan relives childhood horrors, Chris learns a language, and RJ makes enough rabbit puns to constitute a…

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35: 1-800-Flowers for Algernon

Oh Danny boy, the pipes are calling on this episode where we manage, despite our best efforts and potentially worst singing yet, to talk about the classic (sci-fi?) novel, Flowers for Algernon. Learn the importance of good branding, that the gross changes happening to your body are totally normal, and why being smart is a sucker's game, with an added bonus of briefly coherent actual literary analysis. Patreon: patreon.com/OhNoLitClass Store:…

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34: Of Mice and Men and Salads

In an episode that could best be described as "Steinbeck adjacent," we engage in some heavy petting, bacon thieving, obscure reference-making, and banana-insinuating. We also learn all about Burgess Meredith, the rules of Being In Van Halen, briefly become Oh No! City Slickers, and oh uh, talk about Of Mice and Men...kinda. But it's okay because we got sunshine in our pockets, and that sunshine might just be cocaine. Patreon:…

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