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Just the Best Literature

Hosted by Dennis Leap

Just the Best Literature is designed to inspire you to not only read printed books, but to read only the very best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles. Just the Best Literature is the biggest international book club you could ever belong to—for just the price of a few books, which you get to keep. Tuning in will help you develop the skills necessary to gain more value from what you are currently reading. Dennis Leap will give you tips on how to read more effectively, how to analyze what you read, how to think more deeply about what you read, and how to discuss books in scintillating discussions with your friends and family. Come join the conversation.

#80: The 60-Plus Panel Discusses Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Part 2

Aired Monday, September 18, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   28 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deryle Hope, Deborah Leap and guest, Sarah Evans, discuss the characters and human interest aspects to Jules Verne’s classic.

#79: The 60-Plus Panel Discusses Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Aired Monday, September 11, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   28 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deryle Hope, Deborah Leap and guest, Sarah Evans, discuss the importance, the science and the mysterious side to Jules Verne’s classic. 

#78: Introduction to Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Aired Monday, September 4, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   51 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses Jules Verne’s bio. He is considered the “father” of the science fiction adventure genre. Also discussed is the scientific importance of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

#77: Men’s Panel Discusses Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, Part 2

Aired Monday, August 28, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   28 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deryle Hope, Jack Wood and George Haddad discuss Great Expectations main male characters: Pip, Mr. Joe, John Wemmick and Herbert Pocket.

#76: Men’s Panel Discusses Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations

Aired Monday, August 21, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deryle Hope, Jack Wood and George Haddad discuss the overview of Great Expectations: manual for growing into manhood, statement on ingratitude, grappling with the positives and negatives of life, the pitfalls of emotion. 

#75: The 60-Plus Panel Discusses Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, Part 2

Aired Monday, August 14, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deryle Hope, Deborah Leap and guest Sarah Evans discuss Great Expectations's main female characters: Mrs. Joe, Biddy, Estella, Miss Havisham and Mrs. Belinda Pocket.

#74: The 60-Plus Panel Discusses Charles Dickens's Great Expectations

Aired Monday, August 7, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deryle Hope, Deborah Leap and guest Sarah Evans discuss Great Expectations themes: moral instruction, social commentary, attaining contentment and human nature.

#73: Introduction to Charles Dickens's Great Expectations

Aired Monday, July 31, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   51 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses important highlights from Charles Dickens’s life and the unique manner in which he wrote Great Expectations.

#72: Men’s Panel Discusses Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (Part 2)

Aired Monday, July 24, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   27 minutes
Host Dennis Leap and guests Deryle Hope, John Wood and George Haddad discuss the characters of Mr. Bennet, Mr. Collins, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, George Wickham and others. 

#71: Men's Panel Discusses Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (Part 1)

Aired Monday, July 17, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   28 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and guests Deryle Hope, John Wood and George Haddad discuss the importance of British literature and Austen’s view of education, personal development, social protocol, human nature, feelings and emotion vs. clear thinking.