Ep. 5: Gosford Park

*This New York Times review has provided us with a new life motto.

*Learn more about the real Ivor Novello, “the much-better-looking Andrew Lloyd Webber of his day.”

*Read up on contemporary investigations into war profiteering (but without Laura’s 1930s radio announcer voice).

*We cited this Lucy Worsley book and highly recommend it. Lucy is the co-chief curator of Historic Royal Palaces, and her Instagram is a hoot and a half. We also recommend this book if you’re interested in the British country house system.

*Join us next time for In the Heart of the Sea!

Episode 23: Harvest Time – A Farewell to Jo March Madness and Season Finale Costume Drama Rewind

The poignant last chapter of Little Women, Harvest Time, picks up five years after we last left the March girls and their supporting characters, er, husbands. We get only a brief, impressionistic glimpse of one day in their lives, but it’s enough to show us that, even though there are some shadows in the sunshine, all will be well for Meg, Jo, and Amy… sorry, Beth. In that spirit, we’re leaving off Jo March Madness – and the first season of Costume Drama Rewind – with our own Harvest Time. We’ll announce our winners, talk about the long-term cultural impact of the Little Women, and leave you with a few final, burning thoughts. 
  1. Episode 23: Harvest Time – A Farewell to Jo March Madness and Season Finale
  2. Episode 22: Jo March Madness Round 3: "Little Women" (2018) vs. (2019)
  3. Episode 21: Jo March Madness Round 2: "Little Women" 1994 vs. 2017
  4. Episode 20.5: Jo March Madness Minisode – Louisa May Alcott
  5. Episode 20: Jo March Madness Round 1: "Little Women" 1933 vs. 1949

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