New episode! A Streetcar Named Desire

Hey, listeners! Today, Chelsey and Sara are digging into a messy, melodramatic classroom staple: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. This 1947 play—later made iconic by the 1951 Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando film—explores toxic masculinity, decaying southern aristocracy, and unquenchable American consumerism through the complicated yet unforgettable characters of Blanche, Stella, and Stanley. While today’s episode does contain spoilers, we think it’s more than okay to listen even if you haven’t read the play or seen the film. And if you do want to avoid spoilers entirely, we recommend skipping straight to our pairings because this episode is stacked with some incredible books that you might not expect to find matched with a mid-century Southern Gothic melodrama!

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