Episode 043: The Raven

12/31/2013

Nothing screams New Year's like a guy sitting in his study, missing his

beloved, wishing an obnoxious, repetitive bird would just leave him the

heck alone. Therefore it's only natural that Craig read a classic tale of

bird vs. man antagonism.

The Raven is arguably Edgar Allen Poe's most famous work, so it's fitting

we use it as a springboard to talk about all sorts of Poe-related topics

such as New Year's resolutions, Poe's Philosophy of Composition,

pentameters and octometers, and James Earl Jones' luxurious voice.