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The BetaFiles podcast is a place where Gen-X ideas, reactions to events, and basic babbling in a poor surfer boy / southern accent come together to create an hour of non-sense. So join us to kill an hour of your time!

March 3, 2021

The Optic Poet - The One about Triangles

Jay and I discuss rhetoric

February 17, 2021

The Optic Poet: The One about Bill

Jay and I discuss the most famous Bill ever...

February 10, 2021

The Optic Poet: The One about Woman

In this one, Jay and I discuss women in Lit, specifically 3 well known women in lit...

February 3, 2021

The Optic Poet: The One about Narrative Poetry

Jay and I discuss epic narrative poetry and a brief history of the form.

January 27, 2021

The Optic Poet: The One about the Novel

Jay and I discuss the novel - in brief because... it's too much for an hour...

January 20, 2021

The Optic Poet: The One about Romanticism

Jay and I discuss American and British Romanticism.

January 15, 2021

The BetaFiles Podcast: The Case for Eliot Rosewater

In the first BetaFiles for the new year, I discuss the merits of Vonnegut's Eliot Rosewater.

January 13, 2021

The Optic Poet: The One about COVID In, Out, and Around the Classroom

Jay and I discuss our first two days of class after returning to work in 2021...

December 24, 2020

The BetaFiles: The Story of Christmas

A special guest helps me read the story of Christmas.

December 23, 2020

The Optic Poet: The One about 2020

The final episode of 2020 where Jay and I try to discuss the positives of 2020...and the negatives.