Episode 16

American Canon: Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher" and "Masque of the Red Death"


December 15th, 2020

1 hr 2 mins 8 secs

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About this Episode

In the second installment in our American canon series, we look at our beloved failson Edgar Allan Poe. We discuss his life, legacy (especially his impact on Borges), and what set him apart from his peers. We look at two stories: Fall of the House of Usher and Masque of the Red Death, the second especially relevant during COVID. It was our first time talking literature for the show, and we had a great time. We hope you enjoy it.


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Closing song: "Nothing Ends, Nothing Lasts" by Lamniformes.