Lolita Podcast

Jan 18 2021 70 mins 2.9k

Who is Lolita? The Nabokov literary classic has sparked infinite discussion in the 65 years since its release, but the cultural memory the book has left behind lives more in romance and fashion aesthetics than a cautionary tale about a deceptive predator and his young prey. Jamie Loftus wants to know how we got here, and this series traces Lolita -- the person, Dolores Haze -- from her literary origin to current status as a doomed icon.





8: Dolores Logs In
Jan 18 2021 79 mins  
This week, Jamie dives down the rabbit hole of Lolita blogs and fan communities, beginning in the early 2000s and through now, and a look at the non-sexual nymphet fashion movement that Nabokov's book inspired. It's... complicated. Ms. Lola on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MsLola/videos Lolita in the Afterlife: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/612244/lolita-in-the-afterlife-by-edited-by-jenny-minton-quigley/ Ways of Seeing, E1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pDE4VX_9Kk&t=3s The Parasocial Phenomenon (Nova): https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/parasocial-relationships/ Grooming: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/grooming/ The Revisionist History of the Nymphet Community (corrected by someone who was actually there) by Nilijah Myeesa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mytlvx1TepY&t=67s Why Black Girlhood is Not Valued in the Coquette/Nymphet Community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWfHhL56g3g Sarah Kathryn Cleaver on Lolita Tumblr: https://showstudio.com/projects/girly/essay_lolita When Dolores Haze Gets a Tumblr: Online "Nymphet" Culture and the Reclaiming of Lolita by Mishka Hoosen: https://blog.pshares.org/when-dolores-haze-gets-a-tumblr-online-nymphet-culture-and-the-reclaiming-of-lolita/ Schyler Reign on Non-Sexual Nymphet Fashion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76k9UWO7_f4&t=307s Watch This Before You Get Into Nymphet Fashion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9n7_xVZJUo Criticism for Nymphet Fashion & The Community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1OlMdiqCfw&t=8s Are You a Nymphet? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1j0XFKXlkk&t=1002s The self-- harmed, visualized and reblogged: Self-iinjury ono Tumblr: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1461444816660783?journalCode=nmsa Rachel Davis's Lolita Tumblr thesis: https://scholar.utc.edu/honors-theses/94/ Nerdymixedpan on TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJGPHvV5/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers





7 (Part 1): That Time David Mamet Wrote a Draft of Lolita (And Other Hollywood Tragedies)
Jan 11 2021 64 mins  
It's high time we talk about the 1997 movie adaptation of Lolita by Adrian Lyne. Between Stanley Kubrick's adaptation in 1962 and Dominique Swain playing Lolita in the '90s. In part one of this two-parter, we take a look at knock-off Lolita productions, how the conversation around child sex abuse changes in Hollywood and America in the 80s and 90s, and how Stranger Danger misses the mark going into the '90s. Notes: Adrian Lyne talking Lolita in '98: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACi2JdJBM44&t=1s Lolita Comes Again (Esquire '98): https://classic.esquire.com/article/1997/2/1/lolita-comes-again Natalie Portman talks Lolita: https://www.themarysue.com/natalie-portman-talks-about-lolita-label/ That Roman Polanski Petition: https://www.indiewire.com/2009/09/over-100-in-film-community-sign-polanski-petition-55821/ Lolita Behind the Scenes Featurette '97: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYJFRnaYyMQ&t=2s Lolita Screen Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4hAOuXWxyc Twinky (1970): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG9-C3EW6zo Jodie Foster and Taxi Driver: https://www.wmagazine.com/story/forty-years-after-taxi-driver-and-her-first-oscar-nomination-jodie-foster-recalls-the-making-of-a-classic/ Polly Platt: The Invisible Woman (YMRT): http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2020/7/pollyplattarchive28 Brooke Shields reflects on Pretty Baby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTSSBJ6xyi4 Samantha Geimer on 60 Minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5dIdoaDgN8&feature=youtu.be Milk Carton Kids: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/02/when-bad-news-was-printed-on-milk-cartons/516675/ Stranger Danger & Mass Incarceration: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/05/stranger-danger-mass-incarceration-paul-renfro RAINN Statistics: https://www.rainn.org/statistics/children-and-teens Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers


6: Lolita the Cover Girl, Lolita the Pop Star
Jan 04 2021 78 mins  
How long have we been judging Lolita by its cover? To be fair, they're not much help. This week, Jamie guides you through a crash course on Lolita/nymphet aesthetics -- when we say 'Lolita,' what are we really talking about? We take a look at the visual legacy of Lolita's book covers, persistence in advertising and how misreads of the text have been haunting pop music for generations. Join our Discord: https://t.co/swAI8a6axO?amp=1 Playlist of Music Discussed in today's episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5wRWB0GKjMapop7HLeWA4Z?si=ax1y7kR4TMyuy7WR-D17HQ Ms. Lola's "we need to talk about Lolita": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPANXxV1iFo&t=2975s Dakota Fanning in the 'Oh Lola!' https://www.businessinsider.com/dakota-fanning-marc-jacobs-lolita-daily-mail-2011-6 Lolita Lempicka with Elle Fanning, 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNmE9bCz-Cw Love's Baby Soft: https://piimages.parfumo.de/9/6/10980_594cdc64d8d8c6e819dc7043c8dab1f6_love_s_baby_soft.jpg Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse Daily Mail story: www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2403281/Bradley-Cooper-38-reads-Lolita-Suki-Waterhouse-21-sprawls-Parisian-park.html Lolicon: https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/handle/1794/25434 Nerdymixedpan TikTok about Lolita, Lolicon and Lolita fashion: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJGPHvV5/ Lolita: Story of a Cover Girl: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Lolita-The-Story-of-a-Cover-Girl/John-Bertram/9781440329883 Moi, Lolita music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpbHdIrtpNo "Men Explain Fiona Apple to Me": https://www.nylon.com/fiona-apple Rolling Stone: Britney Spears 1999 profile: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/britney-spears-teen-queen-rolling-stones-1999-cover-story-254871/ Rolling Stone Reflecting on this profile, 2011: https://oneweekoneband.tumblr.com/post/70792509009/spears-and-lachapelle-both-say-they-knew-the-photo Dave LaChapelle's celebrity photography: https://www.artsy.net/artwork/david-lachapelle-paris-hilton-grandma-hiltons-house "Surviving R. Kelly" Full Series: https://www.netflix.com/title/81069393 "Why Has R. Kelly Been in Jail for the Past Year?" 8/2020: https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/legal-and-management/9430230/r-kelly-why-in-jail-for-year#:~:text=The%20singer%20was%20re%2Darrested,that%20included%20kidnapping%2C%20forced%20labor%2C R. Kelly: The History of Allegations Against Him 8/2020: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40635526 Surviving R. Kelly': Threats and New Abuse Details: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/02/arts/television/surviving-r-kelly-2.html R. Kelly Girlfriend Joycelyn Savage Speaks Out, Saying She is a 'Victim': https://variety.com/2019/music/news/r-kelly-joycelyn-savage-speaks-out-victim-1203414308/ The True Story of R. Kelly and Aaliyah's Relationship: https://www.biography.com/news/aaliyah-r-kelly-relationship-true-story R. Kelly Paid Bribe So That He Could marry 15-Year-Old Aaliyah, Government Alleges: https://www.npr.org/2019/12/05/785356513/r-kelly-bribed-official-to-marry-15-year-old-aaliyah-government-alleges Why Lana Del Rey Is Under Fire for Her Most Recent Comments About Women in Music: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/art-books-music/a32627332/lana-del-rey-number-one-controversy/ Lana Del Rey's White Fragility Contextualized Within the United States' Anti-Blackness: https://thecovenmag.com/lol/lana Lana, don't use Black women to make your point.: https://medium.com/@jiananicole/lana-dont-use-black-women-to-prove-your-point-1590db61f52a Lana Del Rey Has Lana Del LOST IT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEDAjw9Ljrw Lana Del Rey / Die Zeit Interview: https://unlovedmarmot.tumblr.com/post/104174687405/lana-del-rey-i-dont-play-the-role-of-a-lolita/amp Lana Del Rey The Fader Interview 2014: https://www.thefader.com/2014/06/04/cover-story-lana-del-rey-is-anyone-she-wants-to-behttps://www.thefader.com/2014/06/04/cover-story-lana-del-rey-is-anyone-she-wants-to-be Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers


5: Dolores Onstage
Dec 21 2020 83 mins  
Trigger warning: this episode contains discussion of child sex abuse and pedophilia. "Who is that viper that likes them post-diaper?" This is just one of the objectively terrifying lyrics in a botched Broadway musical of Lolita -- the first an expensive, campy musical from the writer of My Fair Lady in the 70s, and another gritty reboot from Edward Albee starring Edward Albee in the 80s. We speak to the actors who played Lolita about the public pressures put on by the productions and the public, look at the many stage failures from the inside and out, and listen to lighthearted Broadway tunes about the worst crime a human can commit. If you are seeking resources about sexual assault: https://www.rainn.org/ Join our Discord: https://t.co/swAI8a6axO?amp=1 Discussed in today's episode: "Lolita My Love" -- a recording from 1971 in Boston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7GUnjiGtMo Sarah Weinman's "Yes, They Once Tried to Make a Musical Out of Lolita", 2018: https://www.sarahweinman.com/writing/yes-they-once-tried-to-make-a-broadway-musical-out-of-lolita/ "You're a Dum Dum": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ksh_DyW6Mw Blood Pageant from Chris Gilmore: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7184122/ "Thank Heaven For Little Girls": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTM40o3WgZo Edward Albee's Lolita (1981): https://www.themorgan.org/literary-historical/87221 NYT Review of Albee's Lolita: https://www.nytimes.com/1981/03/20/theater/stage-albee-s-adaptation-of-lolita-opens.html "Who's Afraid of White Fragility?" Hyperallergic, 2017: https://hyperallergic.com/381406/whos-afraid-of-white-fragility-edward-albee/ "Albee Estate Clarifies Position of Casting Controversy of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Playbill, 2017: https://www.playbill.com/article/albee-estate-clarifies-position-on-casting-controversy-surrounding-whos-afraid-of-virginia-woolf The Edward Albee Foundation: http://www.albeefoundation.org/ "Jewishness as Literary Device in Nabokov's Fiction": https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/vladimir-nabokov-in-context/jewishness-as-literary-device-in-nabokovs-fiction/3782DCBACEA7BADFAE31A54F018565BE "Wrestling with a Lolita Opera and Losing" NYT, 2005: https://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/24/arts/music/wrestling-with-a-lolita-opera-and-losing.html Rodion Schedrin on his 'Lolita' opera: https://web.archive.org/web/20120329063800/http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=100&story_id=27516 Michael Walsh on Schedrin's Lolita opera: http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,982502,00.html Cathy Marston 2015 Lolita ballet trailer (Denmark): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7z5xRqma5k Hiroko Mikami on Michael West's 2003 'Lolita' adaptation: https://m.blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=bluefox2000&logNo=221158934098&categoryNo=112&proxyReferer=&proxyReferer=https:%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F Victor Sobchak's Lolita, 2003: http://www.theatrecollection.net/lolita.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20gWy7ALbcI Davide Bombana's Lolita ballet excerpt, 2003: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvNgIOIfF3Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FawPxiWoZuI Brian Cox as Humbert in Richard Nelson's 2009 one-man "Lolita": https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/theatre/lolita-the-perfect-approach-to-humbert-grotesquerie-7416446.html Humbert Humbert (Conjuring Nymphet), NYT 2009 (Michael Galante adaptation): https://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/08/arts/music/08loli.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuJ8SkhlGDM John Harbison's "Darkbloom": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBIUEo_N5wI Lolita: An Imagined Opera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuJ8SkhlGDM Russian Ballet Excerpt "The Swimmer" from 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTwPr5FpF8Q 'Lolita' by The Four Humors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWd3zuCZFEU "An Infamous 'Lolita' Musical Gets a Belated Broadway Debut" NYT 2019 (Emilly Maltby Production): https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/theater/lolita-my-love-york-theater-company-alan-jay-lerner.html Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers


4: Dolores, Psychology, and Survivors
Dec 14 2020 101 mins  
Content warning: this episode contains discussion of child sex abuse and pedophilia. What can survivors of abuse take away from the experiences of Nabokov's Dolores Haze? It depends on who you talk to. This week, Jamie examines the popular psychologies of Freud and Kinsey that Dolly would have been surrounded by, and with two prominent psychologists -- Lucia Williams and Michael Lamb -- about the value Dolores's story has to students of psychology today. We also speak with Sarah Weinman about "The Real Lolita," survivors Alisson Wood ("Being Lolita") and Bindu Bansinath ("How Lolita Freed Me From My Own Humbert") about the role of Lolita in their own processing and healing from childhood trauma. This is a tough one. Thanks for being here. If you are seeking resources about sexual assault: https://www.rainn.org/ If you are seeking resources about MAPs: https://www.b4uact.org/ Join our Discord: https://discord.com/invite/TrXc6BkfpN DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: "Casting Aspersions" by Tashmica Torok: https://www.lovewithaccountability.com/lovewithaccountability-forum/2016/10/21/casting-aspersions-by-tashmica-torok 'How Lolita Freed Me From My Own Humbert' by Bindu Bansinath: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/style/modern-love-how-lolita-freed-me-from-my-own-humbert.html Being Lolita by Alisson Wood: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250217219 The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-real-lolita-sarah-weinman Still Intrigued with Lolita: Nabokov's Visionary Work on Childhood Abuse by Lucia Williams: https://thenabokovian.org/sites/default/files/2018-06/NABOKV-L-0027757___Williams_2016_StillIntriguedWithLol_Lolita.pdf The Mann Act and Boxer Jack Johnson: https://www.history.com/news/white-slave-mann-act-jack-johnson-pardon Infantile bisexuality and the 'complete oedipal complex': Freudian views on heterosexuality and homosexuality: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22014366/ Freud and LGBTQIA+ Issues: A 2020 Analysis: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psychoanalysis-unplugged/202005/was-freud-gay-friendly Anna Freud: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Anna-Freud Freud and the Seduction Theory by Jeffrey Masson: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1984/02/freud-and-the-seduction-theory/376313/ The Enduring, Pernicious Whiteness of True Crime by Elon Green: https://theappeal.org/whiteness-of-true-crime/ Alfred Kinsey: Liberator or Pervert? by Caleb Crain: https://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/03/movies/alfred-kinsey-liberator-or-pervert.html Karen Horney and womb envy: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Karen-Horney#ref669884 Race and Racism in Psychoanalytic Thought: The Ghosts in Our Nursery by Beverly Stoute: https://apsa.org/apsaa-publications/vol51no1-TOC/html/vol51no1_08.xhtml Conversations on Psychoanalysis and Race: Beverly J. Stoute: https://apsa.org/apsaa-publications/vol50no3-TOC/html/vol50no3_03.xhtml Sokhna Fall on Nabokov's Lolita: http://stopauxviolences.blogspot.com/2010/11/article-de-sokhna-fall-sur-lolita-de.html Lolita in the Afterlife (essay collection coming in 2021): https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lolita-in-the-afterlife-jenny-minton-quigley/1137210905 Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi: https://azarnafisi.com/book/reading-lolita-in-tehran/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers


3: How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Lolita? (1962)
Dec 07 2020 81 mins  
Well, they didn't. This week, Jamie dives into the backstory to Stanley Kubrick's 1962 adaptation of Lolita, interviews one of the world's foremost Kubrick scholars, examines Vladimir Nabokov's involvement and how the first Lolita, Sue Lyon, was treated on set and in media. [Trigger warning: this podcast contains discussion of child sex abuse, pedophillia and the plot of the story Lolita.] Nabokov's script for Lolita: https://www.openculture.com/2014/06/vladimir-nabokovs-script-for-stanley-kubricks-lolita.html James B. Harris allegations: https://airmail.news/issues/2020-10-24/the-dark-side-of-lolita James Fenwick's Stanley Kubrick Produces: https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/stanley-kubrick-produces/9781978814875 Haley Mills and Lolita: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hayley-mills_b_881441 Chasing Lolita by Graham Vickers: https://www.chicagoreviewpress.com/chasing-lolita-products-9781556526824.php Lucia Wiliams: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lucia_Williams Lindsay Ellis's "The Whole Plate: Framing Megan Fox": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKyrUMUervU Kubrick on Lolita as a love story: http://www.archiviokubrick.it/english/words/interviews/1962southern.html More Information on the Hays Code: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93301189#: Sue Lyon in 1962: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bHz-N6bJ3I Sue Lyon in the 1980s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOLtXhPYxoM Charlie Chaplin's history of CSA and abuse: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/07/chap-j07.html Errol Flynn and child sex abuse: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2013/09/errol-flynn-toronto-film-festival The poster for Baby Doll, 1956: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51I-84I48DL._AC_.jpg Carroll Baker interview from 2019: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristenlopez/2019/12/09/carroll-baker-on-not-being-hollywoods-baby-doll-63-years-later/?sh=2ead498f27d8 Shelley Duvall and Stanley Kubrick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qRuo1lbEIU Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers



2: Volodya Takes America
Nov 30 2020 70 mins  
Vladimir Nabokov is your favorite author? Name five of his short stories written in Berlin in the 1930s. This week we look into how the author of Lolita's attempts at writing around the book's themes pre-dated his masterwork by several decades, the endless saga of getting Lolita published, some of the story’s earliest critical misinterpretations and the life of one of the 20th century’s best-regarded authors. Jamie speaks with Nabokovian Dana Dragunoiu and Nabokov's all-time biographer Brian Boyd. Featuring the voices of Aziz Vora as Humbert Humbert, Robert Evans as Vladimir Nabokov, additional voice work from Anna Hossnieh, Shereen Lani-Younes, Grace Thomas, Isaac Taylor, and Miles Gray. Produced by Sophie Lichterman, Miles Gray, Beth-Anne Macaluso and Jack O'Brien. Editing by Isaac Taylor, additional editing by Ben Loftus. Written and hosted by Jamie Loftus. Join our Discord for more discussion! https://discord.com/invite/TrXc6BkfpN In this episode we talked about: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Nabokov in Russia by Brian Boyd Nabokov in America by Brian Boyd The Magician's Doubts by Michael Wood Nabokov’s Women: The Silent Sisterhood of textual Nomads, edited by Elena Rakhimova-Sommers Maurice Girodias (we didn't have time to cover him in depth here but the man is a piece of WORK): https://evergreenreview.com/read/lolita-and-mr-girodias/ Early reviews of Lolita: https://bookmarks.reviews/sick-scandalous-spectaular-the-first-reviews-of-lolita/ The Showgirl Who Discovered Lolita by Sarah Weinman: https://lithub.com/the-showgirl-who-discovered-lolita/ Vladimir Nabokov and the Poetics of Liberalism by Dana Dragunoiu: https://nupress.northwestern.edu/content/vladimir-nabokov-and-poetics-liberalism The Enchanter by Vladimir Sirin (Nabokov) Still Intrigued with Lolita: Nabokov's Visionary Work on Child Sexual Abuse by Lucia Williams: https://thenabokovian.org/sites/default/files/2018-06/NABOKV-L-0027757___Williams_2016_StillIntriguedWithLol_Lolita.pdf Nabokov's Playboy Interview from 1964: http://reprints.longform.org/playboy-interview-vladimir-nabokov Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers


1: Dolores, Not Lolita
Nov 23 2020 66 mins  
Who is Dolores Haze? Since Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov was published in 1955, readers have formed strong opinions on the story’s narrator and his framing of the titular character. But Lolita and Dolores Haze are far from the same person. Jamie Loftus gets into her history with the book, and dives into the events of the book. Join our Discord for more discussion! https://discord.gg/Xkp2Yav7 Featuring the voices of Aziz Vora as Humbert Humbert, Robert Evans as Vladimir Nabokov, additional voice work from Anna Hossnieh, Shereen Lani-Younes, Grace Thomas, Isaac Taylor, and Miles Gray. Produced by Sophie Lichterman, Miles Gray, Beth-Anne Macaluso and Jack O'Brien. Editing by Isaac Taylor, additional editing by Ben Loftus. Written and hosted by Jamie Loftus. In this episode we talked about: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket Lewis Carroll: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/lewis-carrolls-shifting-reputation-9432378/ The Mann Act: https://www.history.com/news/white-slave-mann-act-jack-johnson-pardon The Enchanted Hunters and the Hunted Enchanters: https://thenabokovian.org/node/50399 This interview with Nabokov from the Paris Review: https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4310/the-art-of-fiction-no-40-vladimir-nabokov Men Explain Lolita to Me: https://lithub.com/men-explain-lolita-to-me/ Reading Lolita in Tehran: https://azarnafisi.com/book/reading-lolita-in-tehran/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers




4.7 • 7 Ratings

suenoverde Jan 16 2021
This is a very well-argued and somehow entertaining essay on not just Lolita but the disgusting American phenomenon of culturally endorsed pedophilia. I've learned a lot so far. Thank you for making this podcast.

Adeptus Asperger Dec 20 2020
I vaguely remember Lolita (the book) as grim and unsettling. This podcast is a fascinating and unflinching look at what it is and means. Grim but important.






jplewa Dec 15 2020
Very interesting. I remember my friend in middle school being really into this book and I felt like I was missing out, since it was a book for "cool girls".

Talmerian Dec 14 2020
Excellent research and story telling. The voice work and editing make it a difficult listen. More of an important listen than an enjoyable one, mainly due to the increasingly odd vocal choices for readers. Sigmund Freud as some kind of southern gentleman? WTF!? He was Austrian and his voice has been recorded...Kinsey, an American, is given an upper class British accent, let alone the voice contributors who sound like they are unedited or just unprofessional.

The Stugots Nov 25 2020
Finally, a deep dive into the problematic literary masterpiece Lolita. Lolita is probably the most misunderstood novel of the 20th c. Thanks for bringing this topic out of the closet. Looking forward to each podcast.

Bourgeois_Z Nov 24 2020
Wow.... The first episode alone made me go pick up my copy of Nabokov's novel and voraciously and ferociously begin a re-read. The podcast I didn't know I needed.

valerious22 Nov 23 2020
Jamie Loftus has done it again, brilliant as ever