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  1. Milk and Apples are Brainfood...2007/05/30
    Listen in to Mr. Krake's 4th period class discuss propaganda techniques and logical fallacies like oversimplification and faulty cause and effect reasoning as they relate to politics, media, and George Orwell's 'Animal Farm.'
  2. Some are more equal than others2007/05/30
    Listen in to Mr. Krake's 2nd period class discussion on the use of propaganda techniques like euphemism, ad hominem, glittering generalities, and bandwagon.
  3. Soliloquizzle2007/04/27
    Join the expert soliloquist Austin and Mr. Krake for a very intriguing dialogue about soliloquys. This productions will help give a better grasp on what, why, and when to use a soliloquy as well as a special reading from Shakespeare's Macbeth.
  4. Yodelling Macbeth2007/04/13
    Recording from an airport in Germany, Travis and Joelle discuss Promptbooks and Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2. A little Gwen Stefani gets us in the mood, and we dive into the motivations and objectives of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth on their crusade of evil.
  5. Killing Swine2007/03/23

    We're continuing our way through Macbeth, tackling some different scenes this year, and we'll kick it off with a spirited performance of Act 1 Scene 3... complete with mood music! Perhaps one of our best dramatic performances to date.
  6. Scops and Blogs2007/02/20
    Tune in to a very interesting discussion pertaining to the changing progression of how learning is changing. This segment includes the intellectual genius of Mr. Krake and the keen insight of one of his finest students, Elijah. Together they discuss how learn
  7. Vowels and Unibrows2007/02/12
    Join Mr. Krake and Daniel as they dialogue about the history of the English language. This Episode is filled with archaic sound bites, new added words to Merrium Webster's Dictionary, interesting history facts, and even an original "origins" game.
  8. Love, Death, and Ballads2007/02/02
    Ballads- You may be wondering what a ballad is... Well, Mr. Krake and Courtney share everything you have ever wanted to know concerning ballads. It's origin, meaning, and evolution. Tune in for a scintillating discussion.
  9. Let the Discussion Begin!2007/01/26
    An insightful, thought-provoking discussion comes to life with the help of our hosts, Mr. Krake and Caroline. Together they lead the audience into a deeper understanding of the Wanderer and its theme, exile. Why is the wanderer in exile? Why is exile a relevant theme back then and today? Listen in and find out!
  10. The Final Installment of Soundtracks2007/01/19
    Beowulf meets Highschool Musical. There's nothing quite like modern adaptations to get the brain working.
  11. Beowulf Soundtracks Part 22006/12/22
    Justin Timberlake's "Sexy Back" gets remade into a Beowulf-themed "Bringing Killing Back" as well as a rousing performance of Rianna's hit "Unfaithful" converted to "Unstoppable."
  12. Beowulf the Movie2006/12/22
    The Task: Create a soundtrack for "Beowulf" the movie. Two groups present their soundtracks and original songs. A dramatic performance of the hit song "Beowulf is our man" by Austin highlights this episode.
  13. 20,000 Leagues of Wuthering Heights2006/12/01
    Another Installment of Book Reviews allows Stephanie and Olivia to share about 20,000 Leagues by Jules Verne and Courtney and Ashley share about Wuthering Heights.
  14. Taming of the Shrew2006/11/20
    Keaton, Richelle, and Casie present a "Super-Short-Show" reviewing Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew." Devond, Heather, and Tawny follow it up with their "hickified" version of a scene from the play. Enjoy!
  15. 1984 Book reviews2006/11/11
    Season 2 Episode 2 - Melanie & Kristin and Austin & Joy put together short book reviews on George Orwell's "1984".
  16. New Season Premier - Frankenstein Reviews2006/11/03
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  17. From Legend to History2006/09/18
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  18. Dylan Thomas Extravaganza2006/05/31
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  19. 32 Second Animal Farm2006/05/24
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  20. Animal Farm Propaganda Ads: DIXIE'S DICTATOR PILLS!!!2006/05/18
    Our final Propaganda Ad created by the DSJ Acting Company rounds out our section diving into propaganda. Leave a comment and vote for the ad you liked most!
  21. Animal Farm Propaganda Ads: POWER PILLS!2006/05/15
    Here's the second of three group presentations of an original product advertisement to be used at the Animal Farm. This production comes from the AKMD acting company.
  22. Animal Farm Propaganda Ads: BAMBOO BITES!!!2006/05/10
    Check out the SFA Acting Company's presentation of their orginal product advertisement for "Bamboo Bites" ... crammed full of sumptuous propaganda techniques. How many techniques can you find?
  23. Ready for some Animal Farm?2006/05/08
    We're launching our discovery of "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. Our main point of focus in discussing this text is to consider its symbolic connection with the Russian Revolution, and to examine how propaganda is used in this novel, in politics, and in the media.
  24. 32 Second Macbeth2006/05/05
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  25. Macbeth Act 1 Scenes 6 and 7 by the "SFS Acting Company"2006/04/12
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  26. Macbeth Act 5 Scene 1 Presented by "The DSJ Acting Company"2006/04/04
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  27. The Conclusion of Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1 as presented by "The Macduff Acting Company"2006/04/04
    "Something Wicked This Way Comes!"

    Macbeth revisits the witches and three apparitions appear to give him some news. Is it good or bad?

    The Macduff Acting Company presents this scene for your enjoyment.
  28. Pilot Episode - Beginning of Macbeth Act 4 Scene 12006/04/03
    Our Pilot Episode! This is the scene that inspired it all. We started out with a dramatic reading of this abridged version of the witches casting a spell. We wanted to add some elements to heighten the emotion and dramatic effect of the scene, so we added some sound effects, and thought "Hey, we should do some more of this!" And thus was born the BritLit Podcast. Enjoy!
  29. Introduction to the BritLit Podcast2006/04/03
The BritLit Podcast
A Podcast by Mr. Krake's British Literature classes in Grapevine, Texas.

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