Just the Best Literature

Hosted by Dennis Leap

Just the Best Literature inspires you to not only read printed books, but to read only the best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles.

#272: Jewel Saves Jim From Assassination

Aired Monday, September 13, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   32 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guests Deborah Leap and Gabe Greaser discuss Jewel’s intervention in a plot to assassinate Jim.

#271: Jim—The Romantic Hero, Part 2

Aired Monday, September 6, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and guest Gabe Greaser continue to discuss Jim’s love affair with Jewel, and the dark side to Cornelius’s character.

#270: Jim—The Romantic Hero, Part 1

Aired Monday, August 30, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and guest Gabe Greaser discuss Jim’s love affair with Cornelius’s stepdaughter, whom he names Jewel, and the mounting number of enemies planning his assassination.

#269: Taking Down Sherif Ali’s Camp

Aired Monday, August 23, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and guest Gabe Greaser discuss Jim’s first adventure as the peacemaker of Patusan.

#268: Jim Creates Anxiety on His First Day at Patusan

Aired Monday, August 16, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap begin discussing Marlow’s visit to Jim at Patusan, two years after Jim lands on the island (Chapter 24). Jim tells Marlow about his dramatic first days.

#267: Introduction to Jim’s Life on Patusan, Part 2

Aired Monday, August 9, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap continue discussing the background chapters (23 and 24) that lay the groundwork to better understand Jim and his life on Patusan.

#266: Introduction to Jim’s Life on Patusan, Part 1

Aired Monday, August 2, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap discuss the background chapters that lay the groundwork to better understand Jim and his life on Patusan.

#265: The Darkness of Gossip

Aired Monday, July 26, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Deborah Leap discuss Jim’s bad habit of quitting jobs when he hears gossip about the Patna incident. Marlow seeks out Jim to help him stop running from a past he was not solely responsible for.

#264: Jim: Not Thrown to the Dogs

Aired Monday, July 19, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Deborah Leap discuss Marlow’s work to help Jim put the Patna incident behind him and overcome his gloom. Marlow writes Jim a letter of reference for a great job, showing Jim he could have a clean slate.

#263: It’s All Over

Aired Monday, July 12, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses Marlow’s experience with Jim and his gloom caused by the magistrate’s devastating judgment at the conclusion of the Patna inquiry. With his certificate canceled, Jim’s career as a ship’s chief mate was over. Yet his life was not! Marlow tries to rescue Jim from an emotional, somber and hopeless ocean.