Episode 90

Today I’m joined by Stephen Pelton, artistic director of the Stephen Pelton Dance Studio in London, England. Stephen is, by his own admission, obsessed with Virgina Woolf, and today we talk about “Mrs. Dalloway” through the eyes of a dancer. He tells me how he uses literature in his choreography, and how Woolf is a surprisingly physical artist. I also got a tour of his Woolf-filled bookshelves!

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Host: Julie Strauss

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Guest: Jerry Fu

Discussed in this episode:
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Forgotten Realms by R. A. Salvatore
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X as told to Alexander Hailey
The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Thomas Wolf
Crazy Love by Francis Chan
Forgotten God by David Pleiss Radical
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Dan Heath and Chip Heath
Switch: How To Change Things When Change is Hard by Dan Heath and Chip Heath
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Dan Heath and Chip Heath
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Dan Fink
Michael Crichton
The Bourne Trilogy by Robert Ludlum
Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker
Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans
Unbroken movie
Unbroken: The Young Adult Adaptation by Laura Hillenbrand
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Between a Rock and A Hard Place by Aron Ralston (the basis of the movie 127 Hours)
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

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