Cringe Benefits

6 - Around the World in Eighty Days (w/ Laura Pittenger)

Episode Summary

Abby and Guest Laura Pittenger discuss the 1872 Jules Verne novel and it's various adaptations.

Episode Notes

Let the great race begin! This week I'm joined by author, playwright, and director Laura Pittenger for a breakneck journey through Jules Verne's classic novel, "Around the World in Eighty Days," with scenic detours through its adaptations for the screen and the PC. Join us as we traverse such exotic locations as, well, the white-gaze concept of "exoticism," the ever-present grasp of the British empire, yet another damsel in distress, and of course, brownface.


Supplemental Links:

Laura's Copy of "Around the World in Eighty Days" 

Wikipedia: Meg Jayanth "Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World" by Matthew Goodman



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Guest: Laura Pittenger


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