Lightning never strikes twice, except when all of time is happening all at once in the valleys of California. Literary fiction meets pop culture nostalgia as we cross over Steinbeck’s East of Eden with Michael J. Fox’s Back to the Future. Check us out on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher for a conversation about trying to escape your family’s legacy, the sexuality of moms, brain-eating Christmas trees (as Annie forgets her anniversary and Walt fails to land a Hamilton joke), and literary uses for Yakety Sax.
Where you can find this pop culture (as of show date):
- East of Eden is available at your local library or favorite indie bookstore.
- Back to the Future is available to rent/buy at platforms like iTunes or Amazon.
Readers’ advisory, aka other stuff we like that we think you’ll like, too:
- The Grapes of Wrath
- Of Mice and Men
- Absalom, Absalom!
- The Sound and the Fury
- The Great Gatsby
- Their Eyes Were Watching God
- One Hundred Years of Solitude
- The God of Small Things
- Song of Solomon
- Tell the Wolves I’m Home
- An Artist of the Floating World
- Back to the Future Part II and Part III
- Rick and Morty
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
- Spin City
- Hot Tub Time Machine
Ideas for what the Jennifers would do on their spin-off tv show? Favorite classic novel that needs a ska soundtrack? Suggestions for future crossovers? Just want to say hi? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, share Huey Lewis songs on our Facebook group, and tweet your James Dean (or other classic heartthrob) feels at us. We especially appreciate ratings/reviews, as does our producer Bodo the dog.