Unknown Friends

“Reading brings us unknown friends.” – Honoré de Balzac

Welcome to my book review podcast! In my weekly episodes of Unknown Friends, I discuss books from my personal reading list, in a variety of genres but predominately 19th- and 20th-century classics, some contemporary novels, and occasionally Christian nonfiction. I love getting reading recommendations, so feel free to message me anytime and let me know what books you’d suggest for me to review in future!

You can stream the podcast on the Apple Podcasts app, Spotify, or right here on the Kittywham website. Here you’ll find my most recent episodes, and you can browse the schedule of future episodes below.

Ep. 26: Ruthlessness and empathy in Ender's Game Unknown Friends

In his 1985 military science-fiction novel Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card follows a brilliant young boy as he trains to be a battle commander while struggling against his own capacity for violence.
  1. Ep. 26: Ruthlessness and empathy in Ender's Game
  2. Ep. 25: Asking the right questions in The Magician's Elephant
  3. Ep. 24: Servants and victims in Little Dorrit
  4. Ep. 23: "Destroyed but not defeated" in The Old Man and the Sea
  5. Ep. 22: Medieval myth and Biblical questions in The Book of the Dun Cow
  6. Ep. 21: Hasidism, Modern Orthodoxy, and friendship in The Chosen
  7. Ep. 20: The beauty of restraint in Sense and Sensibility
  8. Ep. 19: Media and thought control in The Space Merchants
  9. Ep. 18: Overturning the world in The Poet and the Lunatics
  10. Ep. 17: Duty and destiny in Roderick Hudson

The weekly episode is released first thing every Wednesday morning. Check back for upcoming book reviews to be added to the schedule below!

Scheduled Episodes:

Episode 26: Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card — October 21

Episode 27: Hannah Coulter, Wendell Berry — October 28