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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.

#225: Introduction to Joseph Conrad’s Novella Youth

Aired Monday, October 12, 2020   ·   07:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap begins the discussion of Joseph Conrad’s novella Youth by talking about the story’s structure and characters and a suggestion about why Conrad chose to write the story.

#224: A Snapshot of Joseph Conrad’s Early Childhood

Aired Monday, October 5, 2020   ·   07:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap begins the promised series on Joseph Conrad’s Youth, Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim with a short introduction to Conrad’s difficult childhood under Russia’s domination of the Poles.

#223: Final Thoughts on George Orwell’s 1984

Aired Sunday, September 27, 2020   ·   05:37 PM CDT   ·   30 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Deborah Leap conclude the discussion of George Orwell’s classic 1984 by focusing on the emotional destruction of Winston Smith.

#222: An Overview of 1984’s Appendix 1

Aired Monday, September 21, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   32 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, along with special guest Deborah Leap, discusses “The Principle of Newspeak” found in Orwell’s classic 1984. George Orwell believed that totalitarian governments strive to control human thought through the destruction of language.

#221: Winston’s Days in the Ministry of Love, Part 2

Aired Monday, September 14, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guests Grant Turgeon, Emma Moore and Deborah Leap continue their discussion of Book 3 of George Orwell’s classic 1984. Under severe torture, Winston works to maintain his own thinking but eventually suffers Stockholm syndrome and succumbs to O’Brien and Big Brother.

#220: Winston’s Days in the Ministry of Love, Part 1

Aired Monday, September 7, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap—along with special guests Grant Turgeon, Emma Moore and Deborah Leap—discusses Book 3 of George Orwell’s classic 1984. Winston discovers the dark truth about the goals of the party while being tortured by O’Brien.

#219: Winston Smith Reads Emanuel Goldstein’s Book, Part 2

Aired Monday, August 31, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Grant Turgeon continue their discussion of the book within the book 1984, by George Orwell. Goldstein’s book is Orwell’s prescient way to explain the flaws of socialism. They discuss socialism as a religion, Big Brother as a god, and the need to rewrite history.

#218: Winston Smith Reads Emanuel Goldstein’s Book, Part 1

Aired Monday, August 24, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Grant Turgeon discuss the book within the book 1984, by George Orwell. Goldstein’s book is Orwell’s prescient way to explain the flaws of socialism that are quickly becoming prevalent in Western society today. They discuss how socialism manipulates the war among the classes of people to gain and keep power.

#217: Final Thoughts on Orwell’s Animal Farm

Aired Monday, August 17, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   32 minutes

Host Dennis Leap shows why George Orwell’s classic tale Animal Farm is not a children’s story. He encourages every adult to read it. Why? This short fable clearly explains how the radical left is taking over our nations today.

#216: A Quick Trip to Orwell’s Animal Farm, Part 3

Aired Monday, August 3, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, along with special S.E.P. camper guests Aiden, Issac, Heidi, Nicole and Michal, discuss the final five chapters of George Orwell’s creative and humorous classic fable, Animal Farm.