Episode 51 - The Scarlet Letter

Two friends and academics recap classic literature and take it off its pedestal. In our Season 5 opener and fifty-first episode, we return to Puritanical, repressed New England with Nathaniel Hawthorne's experimental, philosophical musing about adultery, guilt, religion, and haute couture, The Scarlet Letter (1850). Daniel debuts some strange accents and discusses his previous theatrical career. We also learn that sex is like pancakes: the first go is a write-off.

Cover art © Catherine Wu.

Episode Theme: Dvorak, 'String Quartet, No. 12, Op. 96' (1893).

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