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Station Eleven Podcast: The first 1/4

Blog Post created by aking on Jul 9, 2020

Welcome to our next media level with our podcast Read Into This! This podcast has been our pet pandemic project and we hope to keep adding content as we explore everything about reading, learning, leading and so much more.  I thought it would be the perfect time to best it out in TeachOntario in conjunction with our Station Eleven book club.  It's not too late to get involved. We are hosted by VoicEd.ca and sponsored by Canadian School Libraries and our intention is to grow the network of like-minded educators across Canada.

 

My co-hosts Lisa Noble nobleknits2 and Beth Lyons mrslyonslibrary and I dive into the first quarter of Emily St. John Mandel’s novel Station Eleven navigating the wicked discomfort, and juicy details about survival and finding civilization, or at least meaning, in a pandemic. We talk about our own intentions and survival strategies during the pandemic compared to the characters’ choices in the book. We also wonder about the meaning of using Shakespeare’s King Lear as the opening scene and recurring theme in the book…..what does it all mean? We discuss at length how there are a surprising lack of grocery stores in this novel as the infrastructure disintegrates.

 

Listen here:

 on Voiced.Ca EP 51 Read Into Station Eleven – Part 1 | voicEd 

 

on Spreaker EP 51 Read Into Station Eleven - Part 1 | Read Into This 

 

on iTunes Read Into This 

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