Just the Best Literature

Just the Best Literature

Just the Best Literature inspires you to not only read printed books, but to read only the best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles.


Host Dennis Leap and guests Grant Turgeon and James Brandon discuss highlights from Book 1 of George Orwell’s classic novel 1984. They discuss Winston Smith’s job in the Ministry of Truth, modern media’s use of fake news, lying permitted on television, Newspeak and the control of others’ thoughts, activist journalists, Syme and the elimination of classic literature, and the people closest to Winston—O’Brien, Julia, Katharine and the Parsons.

Host Dennis Leap and guests Grant Turgeon and James Brandon discuss highlights from Book 1 of George Orwell’s classic novel 1984. Topics discussed include telescreens, Winston’s diary, propaganda, the destruction of language, the two minutes of hate, and today’s mainstream news.

In this extended length program, host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap hold a conversation with Michael Sheldon, author of Orwell: The Authorized Biography. Michael shares his insights on why George Orwell wrote his famous novel 1984.

Host Dennis Leap discusses Eric Blair’s adolescent years, his dysfunctional family life, his idyllic boyhood home in the picturesque setting of Henley-on-Thames, his difficulty making friends, and his tough years at St. Cyprian’s boarding school.

Host Dennis Leap opens the JBL summer book discussion series, “Blast From the Past,” with a biographical sketch on the man who became George Orwell, author of the prescient novel 1984.

Host Dennis Leap gives his final thoughts on the life and writings of Charles Krauthammer.

Host Dennis Leap and guest Grant Turgeon continue their discussion of Charles Krauthammer’s bitter lament over the mishandling of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. In this podcast, they discuss his recommended solutions.

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Grant Turgeon discuss Charles Krauthammer’s essay titled “September 11, 2001.” They discuss Krauthammer’s justified anger with the U.S.A.’s weak response to the horrific terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Host Dennis Leap with special guest Grant Turgeon discuss Charles Krauthammer’s prescient essay “Cold War Nostalgia.” The flaw Mr. Krauthammer saw with 1993 liberal politicians is still alive and is being fully exposed today.

Host Dennis Leap and special guest Grant Turgeon discuss Charles Krauthammer’s prescient essay “Cold War Nostalgia.” The flaw he saw with 1993 liberal politicians is still around and fully exposed today.