1. Emma by Jane Austen and our favorite modern romantic heroines

In this episode, we’re discussing Jane Austen’s final novel, Emma. We admit our love for Emma’s sass and bossiness, debate her potentially problematic friendship with the orphan Harriet Smith, and swoon over Mr. Knightley. Plus we’re offering six contemporary reads that perfectly pair with Austen’s most memorable heroine.


The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn (43:50)

Spinster by Kate Bolick (45:10)

All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister (46:40)

Queenie by Candace Carty-Williams (46:48)

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (48:39)

If I Loved You Less by Tamsen Parker (51:10)

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (52:52)

Picks of the week:

Emma Approved (55:46)

Fleabag (56:58)

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