Of Byronic Heroes and Other Fuckbois
March 27, 2019 1:33 PM   Subscribe

Fuckbois of Literature is a weekly podcast [iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud] about terrible men in literature, hosted by Emily Edwards. There have been three episodes so far, the first focusing on the "patron saint of the modern fuckboi", Lord Byron, featuring Alisha Grauso, Amanda Timpson and Jessica Ellis. In the second episode the host and Emmet Cameron defend Holden Caulfield. And in the latest episode "Doctor Manhattan, Put on Some Clothes", Edwards and Dave Child discuss Watchmen.
posted by Kattullus (15 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is everything I want from a podcast. I am only a little mad I didn't think of it first.
posted by ourobouros at 2:21 PM on March 27 [1 favorite]


Relevant Tumblr: Fuck Nino Sarratore
posted by sunset in snow country at 2:26 PM on March 27 [6 favorites]


They will never run out of material.
posted by nubs at 3:13 PM on March 27 [19 favorites]


Note, searching fbol might get you further with your podcatcher
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:39 PM on March 27 [3 favorites]


{rubs hands with glee}
Henry Miller in a collapsing boat.
posted by clavdivs at 4:02 PM on March 27 [6 favorites]


While I have a rather different definition of “fuckboi”, I nevertheless appreciate this concept.
posted by darkstar at 6:31 PM on March 27 [3 favorites]


Eagerly awaiting the spin-off podcast "Fuckbois of History", starting with "Our Founding Fuckbois".
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:40 PM on March 27 [7 favorites]


Am I being dim or is there literally no simple way to get an episode audio file without signing up or logging in to something which might or might not allow downloads (presumably Soundcloud does)? On Firefox I'd usually play the stream and View Page Info > Media > Save but that isn't happening.
posted by I'm always feeling, Blue at 10:16 PM on March 27


Pronounced like “Theydon Bois”, not as from the French?
posted by acb at 2:10 AM on March 28 [1 favorite]


Am I being dim or is there literally no simple way to get an episode audio file without signing up or logging in to something which might or might not allow downloads (presumably Soundcloud does)?

The episode pages seem to have straight up mp3s.
posted by zamboni at 3:00 AM on March 28 [1 favorite]


acb: Pronounced like “Theydon Bois”, not as from the French?

Yes, pronounced like Theydon Bois (which, according to Wikipedia, is also a purposeful misspelling of “boys”).
posted by Kattullus at 3:57 AM on March 28 [1 favorite]


So, they just did an episode on Pride and Prejudice and boy oh fuckboi wasn’t there enough time to get into all the fuckboiery in the book. They didn’t even mention Mr. Collins, for one.

Fuckbois of Pride and Prejudice should be a multipart subseries.
posted by Kattullus at 10:30 AM on April 3 [2 favorites]


Mr. Collins is the most true to himself and dammit he says what he means to say. He does not want to waste his time, nor will he waste a lady's time.

#LongbournWasHis
posted by Think_Long at 10:45 AM on April 3 [2 favorites]


There's something to be said for sincerity about being awful. And Mr. Collins is just the one to say it.
posted by asperity at 12:37 PM on April 3 [1 favorite]


That scene when Mr. Collins decides not to pursue Jane and switches to Elizabeth without skipping a beat is such goddamn yecch.
posted by Kattullus at 1:23 PM on April 3 [4 favorites]


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