The Rehearsal, Reality TV, & Warner Bros. Discovery with J. D. Connor & Olivia Stowell

Apple Podcasts Spotify Resonate Recordings In the same month the merger creating Warner Bros Discovery was finalized, one of the new conglomerate’s subsidiaries, HBO, announced a forthcoming series, run by Nathan Fielder, titled The Rehearsal. The series actually began airing the following Summer, in the midst of tumult at the parent company, epitomized by the unexpected shelving of a big-budget film, Batgirl, and an awkward presentation by WB Discovery CEO, […]

Puzzles of Collective Intention, Corporate Authorship, Family Business Insurrection, & HBO’s Succession with Lisa Siraganian & Michael Szalay

Our sixth season – “HBO, From Pulp to Prestige” – kicks off with a discussion of conglomeration, collective intention, and corporate authorship through HBO’s original programming and especially “Succession,” the Emmy-winning tentpole drama produced by Jesse Armstrong and Adam McKay.

The 6th & 7th John S. Tuckey Awards For Lifetime Achievement in Mark Twain Studies

Susan K. Harris and Bruce Michelson have been fixtures of Twain Studies since the 1980s. Their publications have helped shape the field during that time, but their contributions go well beyond books and articles.

Reconsidering Mark Twain Among The Indians with Herman Fillmore & Drew Lopenzina

A Native Studies scholar and Washoe Tribe of Nevada representative discuss Kerry Driscoll’s book in the concluding episode of Mika Turim-Nygren’s series on Mark Twain Among The Indians.

MARK TWAIN FORUM BOOK REVIEWS: “Mark Twain’s 10 Lessons For A Healthy Democracy: Keeping The Republic” by Donald Tiffany Bliss

“Twain’s commentaries on events of his day apply to the present, and Bliss weaves them into a very readable and coherent narrative consistent with Twain’s social and political philosophy.”