New Episode of The American Vandal Podcast Focuses on Good Lord Bird

James McBride’s 2013 novel, Good Lord Bird, was ubiquitously compared to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This episode features discussion of the recent Showtime miniseries adaptation.

Mark Twain Prize Winner Dave Chappelle is Subject of New Episode of The American Vandal

Comedy scholars discuss the recent work of stand-up comic Dave Chappelle on The American Vandal Podcast, from the Center for Mark Twain Studies.

New Episode of American Vandal Explores Origins of Police Departments in San Francisco & Charleston

Mark Twain and James Redpath both, in the years surrounding the American Civil War, denounced police forces for violently oppressing people of color.

New Episode of The American Vandal focuses on Lovecraft Country & The New Black Gothic

The recent HBO series, Lovecraft Country, is exemplary of what Sheri-Marie Harrison has dubbed New Black Gothic.

2020 Quarry Farm Symposium is Subject of Most Recent Episode of The American Vandal

Judith Yaross Lee, author of “American Humor & Matters of Empire,” discusses the 2020 Quarry Farm Symposium and the history of American Humor Studies on The American Vandal.

New Episode of The American Vandal Focuses on Elmira Correctional Facility

Anthropologist and Urban Studies professor, Andrea Morrell, talks about the history of Elmira Correctional Facility amidst a COVID outbreak within its walls.

On A New Episode of The American Vandal, Susan K. Harris Discusses Her New Book on Mark Twain’s World Tour & Much More

The third episode of the inaugural season of The American Vandal features Susan K. Harris talking to Matt Seybold about following the equator and much more.

The American Vandal, a Podcast from The Center for Mark Twain Studies, Launches with Episodes on Bleeding Kansas, The Sandwich Islands, & Dracula

We are launching a podcast!