What’s so special about the classics anyway? Today, we’re talking about some of the greats and what makes them great!


Who do you think of when you think of classic literature?



Check out The Guardian’s 100 top books! Are there any missing? Which ones do you disagree with?


Regina Spektor’s songs often involve literary or narrative aspects.



What are some of your frisson books? You can tweet them to us @hardcoverradio!


And here they are, The Beatles!

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Thanks for listening!



From bicycles to traveling drama troupes to harmless zombies, the post-apocalyptic narrative is full of more surprises than we would sometimes expect! This week, we’re exploring the post-apocalyptic with Brent Ryan Bellamy!


Brent Ryan Bellamy is a researcher and writer who specializes in post-apocalyptic literature.

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Found this article about bicycles and the apocalypse!




Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven!

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Check out “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin


and “The Sense of an Ending” by Frank Kermode.



Brent highly recommends The Only Ones by Carola Dibbell.




Zone One by Coleson Whitehead is a novel that takes a unique approach to zombies.




Can you name all the members of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast?

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Share your favourite post-apocalyptic work with us @hardcoverradio. Thanks for listening!