Mansfield Park is a thorny novel. It plays with the form in challenging ways. It takes some discernment to read it properly. Today our heroes talk about these challenges, as well as the question of why Henry and Mary suck. Because they do suck, dear listener. Here are some things our heroes discuss in this amazing episode: 00:00 Our heroes are awesome 06:21 Donor Shout-outs 10:35 Genius Structure 21:34 Test Your Discernment 22:19 Complaints about the ending 25:17 Respect Your Literary Elders 27:49 Mary Crawford =/= Lizzie or Emma 30:17 Character will out 32:09 Everything is in play 36:40 Nature vs. nurture 40:58 Mr. Yates 43:25 Sobriety 44:58 The church scene 54:40 Our heroes talk about barbecue during the end credits for some reason
About The Authors
Nathan Alberson is co-founder and creative director of Warhorn Media. He plays the role of “Nathan Alberson” on several podcasts.
Jake is the president of Warhorn Media. You probably know him best for planting Church of the King in Evansville, Indiana, and providing the voice of Lance Redford.
Brandon Chasteen has most of a PhD (ABD) in English literature, although now he works in land and oil. He’s a down-home-Texas boy-made-good who just happens to know everything about literature and literary history and literary theory. He podcasts for The Bookening.