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The Ents and Sensibility Podcast
Ents and Sensibility Podcast
Welcome to Ents and Sensibility, the podcast for Jane Austen fans who love witty bold women, awkward handsome men....and dragons
Feb 15, 2022
Episode 11 Not So Hastings
In Episode 11 we read Chapter 11 of "Sense and Sensibility," Marianne and Willoughby continue liking all the same things while sister Elinor pines for home while being polite to two insipid women. Her only respite is with the proto-Emo Colonel Brandon. We discuss Jane's possible inspirations for Brandon's character and meet another member of the Austen family: Jane's beloved sister and best friend, Cassandra. Welcome to Ents and Sensibility, the podcast for everyone who loves bold, witty women, awkward handsome men, and dragons.
Nov 30, 2021
Episode 10 Preservers and Palanquins
Willoughby and Marianne get closer as she recovers from her fall and they realize how many things they have in common, such as making fun of Colonel Brandon. We're reading Chapter 10 of Sense and Sensibility on the Ents and Sensibility Podcast, the podcast for bold witty women, awkward handsome men, and dragons.
Aug 24, 2021
Episode 9 The Three Willoughbys
One WIlloughby is not enough. Episode 9 brings you three! We discuss Chapter 9 of "Sense and Sensibility" and Marianne's dream meeting with her romantic hero. Or is he a hero? Dive into the history of John Willoughby the character and how Jane Austen took elements of other Willoughbys to construct the dashing cad. Ents and Sensibility is a dive into the novels of Jane Austen for all those who love bold witty women, dashing awkward men, and dragons.
May 9, 2021
Episode 8 Racism in the Austen Community
In Episode 8 writer Amanda-Rae Prescott and I talk about Sanditon and the sisterhood. and we take a hard look at racism in the Jane Austen fandom. In Chapter 8, Marianne can't understand how Colonel Brandon could possibly be in love with her considering his advanced age of 35. But she's far more worried about Elinor's lack of concern over Edward's nonappearance.
Mar 28, 2021
Episode 7 Party All the Time
In Chapter 7 of Sense and Sensibility, the Dashwoods have dinner with the Middletons, who always play the hosts, but definitely aren't the life of the party. The ladies meet the Middletons' visitors, an old lady and a middle aged man. Marianne piano playing earns attention from an unlikely source. We read one of Jane's letters to Cassandra about early spring, hot weather and Jane's excitement over the publishing of her first novel.
Feb 28, 2021
Episode 6 Programmed for Etiquette and Protocol
The Dashwood women make their melancholy journey to Devonshire but are pleasantly surprised when they get to Barton Cottage. They finally meet their landlord, the anti-John Dashwood, and his wife, who resembles a certain golden droid. In the Janeites and the Critics, we meet one of Austen's earliest, and most famous, or perhaps infamous fans. Welcome to Episode 6, Programmed for Etiquette and Protocol.
Feb 12, 2021
Episode 5 So Long, Farewell, auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye
The Dashwoods pack their bags and prepare to leave their beloved home after Mrs. Dashwood has it out with her daughter-in-law. Marianne mourns the loss of her home in a suitably dramatic fashion. Bad roads, potholes, ambiguous maps, and servant salaries round out our discussion of Chapter 5 of "Sense and Sensibility." Welcome to Ents and Sensibility, the podcast for those who love bold witty women, handsome awkward men, and dragons.
Jan 30, 2021
Episode 4 Mrs. Dashwood Strikes Back
We're reading Chapter 4 of "Sense and Sensibility." Marianne doesn't believe Edward is good enough for her sister, but Elinor, as every girl with a crush throughout history, can't see any faults in him. Fanny discovers Elinor and Edward's budding romance and acts on it. Mrs. Dashwood gets a letter that she can't say no to. Welcome to Ents and Sensibility, the podcast for nerds who love bold witty women, awkward handsome men, and dragons.
Jan 14, 2021
Episode 3 He is In Fact a Hobbit
Marianne and Mrs. Dashwood discuss Elinor's future wedding to Edward, which Elinor ruins when she won't admit that she "like likes" him. We compare homebody Edward to Bilbo Baggins and talk about his preference for second breakfast to driving a stylish carriage. We also delve into some of the international Jane Austen organizations, discuss Jane's affection for the poet William Cowper, and how mourning differed between the Georgian and Victorian eras.
Jan 1, 2021
Episode 2 If She Weighs the Same as a Duck
In Episode 2 of the Ents and Sensibility Podcast we meet the worst sister-in-law ever, read letters about Jane Austen's first love, and talk about a steampunk swashbuckling version of one of Austen's beloved novels.
Dec 17, 2020
Episode 1 Death Becomes Him
The Dashwood men are not good at planning and it makes all kinds of problems for the Dashwood women. Welcome to the Ents and Sensibility podcast. The podcast for Jane Austen fans who love dragons and second breakfast. In Episode 1 we'll read Chapter 1 of Sense and Sensibility, celebrate Miss Austen's birthday, and learn what early critics thought of Jane's work.