Just the Best Literature

Hosted by Dennis Leap

Just the Best Literature is designed to inspire you to not only read printed books, but to read only the very best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles. Just the Best Literature is the biggest international book club you could ever belong to—for just the price of a few books, which you get to keep. Tuning in will help you develop the skills necessary to gain more value from what you are currently reading. Dennis Leap will give you tips on how to read more effectively, how to analyze what you read, how to think more deeply about what you read, and how to discuss books in scintillating discussions with your friends and family. Come join the conversation.

#50: Why You Should Read H Is for Hawk, Part 2

Aired Monday, February 20, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   26 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses reviews of Helen Macdonald’s scintillating, but unusual, memoir. It is about a lot more than a Hawk.

#49: Why You Should Read H Is for Hawk

Aired Monday, February 13, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   25 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses reviews of Helen Macdonald’s scintillating, but unusual, memoir. It is about a lot more than a Hawk.

#48: The 60-Plus Panel Discusses A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler, Part 6

Aired Monday, February 6, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   29 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deborah Leap and Deryle Hope provide final thoughts on A Whole Life.

#47: The 60-Plus Panel Discusses A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler, Part 5

Aired Monday, January 30, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deborah Leap and Deryle Hope discuss Egger’s last meeting with Hubert Kranzstocker and Kranzstocker’s funeral in A Whole Life.

#46: The 60-Plus Panel Discusses A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler, Part 4

Aired Monday, January 23, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   26 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deborah Leap and Deryle Hope discuss Seethaler’s humor, Thomas Mattl’s view of death and Hubert Kranzstocker in A Whole Life.

#45: The 60-Plus Panel Discusses A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler, Part 3

Aired Monday, January 16, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   26 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deborah Leap and Deryle Hope discuss details of Andreas Egger’s personal character and Anna Holler in A Whole Life.

#44: The 60-Plus Panel Discusses A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler, Part 2

Aired Monday, January 9, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   25 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deborah Leap and Deryle Hope discuss “Horned Hannes,” “the cold lady” and the motif of death in A Whole Life.

#43: The 60-Plus Panel Discusses A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler, Part 1

Aired Monday, January 2, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   25 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deborah Leap and Deryle Hope discuss the cultural significance of A Whole Life and the character Marie.

#42: Introduction to A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

Aired Monday, December 26, 2016   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   21 minutes

Host Dennis Leap announces the start of Just the Best Literature’s “Around the World in Books” series by introducing the novella A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler.

#41: Final Panel Discussion and Thoughts on 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi

Aired Monday, December 19, 2016   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   28 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and guest Abraham Blondeau discuss the third attack at the CIA Annex in Benghazi. Leap gives his final thoughts on the tragedy.