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.

#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.

#262: I Don’t Run Away

Aired Monday, July 5, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Deborah Leap discuss Marlow’s attempt to get Jim to take the “rupees and run.” Jim remained and faced the consequences of his unintended jump.

#261: French Sailors Rescue the Patna

Aired Monday, June 28, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Deborah Leap discuss Marlow’s discussion with a French sailor about how the French rescued the Patna and towed it to shore.

#260: The Depths of a Greater Darkness

Aired Monday, June 21, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   32 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Deborah Leap discuss Jim's mental state as he recounts learning that the Patna was towed safely to shore. Even though none of the 800 passengers died by drowning, Jim is distraught over the destruction of his character.

#259: Jim Becomes One of Them, Part 2

Aired Monday, June 14, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   32 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Deborah Leap discuss Jim's time with the "three dirty owls" on the lifeboat removed from the Patna.

#258: Jim Becomes One of Them, Part 1

Aired Monday, June 7, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Deborah Leap discuss Jim’s mental state and the events that led him to jump ship.

#257: ‘Enough to Make Angels’ Weep’

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

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Deborah Leap discuss Jim’s recollection of his fight with the skipper and three engineers as they prepared to abandon the Patna and 800 pilgrims.

#256: Marlow Invites Jim to Dinner, Part 3

Aired Monday, May 24, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Deborah Leap continue to discuss Marlow’s dinner conversation with Jim. Outside of the restaurant dining area, Jim fully opens up to Marlow about the unfairness of the inquiry. He works hard to defend his damaged reputation. Jim also reveals the cowardly actions of the skipper, the chief engineer and his assistant at the onset of the Patna crisis.

#255: Marlow Invites Jim to Dinner, Part 2

Aired Monday, May 17, 2021   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

Host Dennis Leap continues to discuss Marlow’s dinner conversation with Jim. As the two seamen move from the restaurant to an outside veranda, Jim opens up and reveals his actions and inaction during the Patna emergency.