Podcast Episodes

"I asked you if you wanted more raspberry cordial and you poured yourself more red curant wine..."                                                                           -Episode 14

It's here...the moment you've all been waiting for! All of your burning questions answered in our very first MAIL BAG EPISODE! Plus, Robert and Shawna conduct a good 'ol fashioned taste test to determine if you really could confuse red currant wine and raspberry cordial. The results? You'll have to listen to find out! 

We're diving back into the novels with our review of the second book in the Anne series, Anne of Avonlea. This one's got a little bit of everything, so tune in and learn more! It's also packed with amusing digressions, including: the movie Almost Famous, drugs, Storm from the X-men, Garth Brooks, and Damn Yankees...the band and the play!

What if Diana and Gilbert were siblings? What if the Cuthberts had also adopted a little boy, giving Anne a brother? What if Anne Shirley went aboard The Enterprise? Find out what AOGG fanfiction is all about and learn more about the wide world of fandom, generally. This all-new episode explores the terms, the opinions, and the legalities of this incredibly popular subculture. 

After sitting through Kevin Sullivan's second epic Anne miniseries event, Robert had some thoughts; namely that it should have been shorter. Catch our review of the 1987 classic, Anne of Avonlea where we share our hits, our misses, and our many (many) feelings on Diana and Fred. 

Robert and Shawna chat with the lovely Brenna Thummler, artist, graphic novelist, and illustrator for Anne of Green Gables - a graphic novel. Learn about how the project happened, what inspires Brenna, and get a little sneak preview of her next project! 

At long last! Here's part 2 of our review of the Netflix / CBC series Anne with an E. Shawna and Robert discuss the final four episodes of the series, share some critical reviews, and offer up their hot takes in "Take It or Avonlea-ve It."

Surprise! Due to some technical issues with Part 2 of our Anne with an E review, we're sharing our interview with the fabulous Jessica Young ahead of schedule!

Jessica's an expert on author L.M. Montgomery, and she's working with the Heritage Foundation of Halton Hills to help preserve a unique part of her legacy.

Listen and learn how you can help a great organization with a great mission.

We're jumping back in with part one of our review on the Netflix/CBC production of Anne with an E. Shawna was skeptical going in. Was she proven right? Or was she surprised by the show? What did newbie Robert think?

Red-Haired Anne heads East.

In Japan, she'll see many things.

Tune in and learn more!

Robert read Anne of Green Gables for the first time. Shawna re-visited the novel for the first time as an adult. They each gave it a different rating. Listen to this week's episode to find out what they loved, what they learned, and what they could live without. 

We continue our discussion on the life of L.M. Montgomery in this week's episode. Discover where she found inspiration for some of the moments in Anne of Green Gables, find out about the legal battles with her publisher, and hear how her life came to a tragic end. 

Lucy Maud Montgomery introduced the world to Anne Shirley, arguably the world's best-loved redhead. But who is the woman behind Anne? Robert and Shawna uncover Maud's early-life and writing career in the first of a two-part series on Anne of Green Gables' prolific author. 

Hear our review of the 1985 Kevin Sullivan film version of Anne of Green Gables. Was Mr. Hammond just hangry? Is this story actually about Marilla? Why doesn't Robert like Diana Barry? Answers to these questions and more in this week's brand new episode!

After weeks of planning, waiting, reading, and watching, the premiere episode of AnneCast is finally here! First things first: Robert and Shawna cover the legacy of the Anne stories and begin to dive into the popularity of the Sullivan Entertainment adaptations from the 80's. How does communism fit in? You'll just have to listen to find out! 

Our very first episode! Ok, it's only a teaser but we hope you're really going to like it. Meet your hosts, hear a bit about the show, and learn what Robert remembers about that one time he watched Anne of Green Gables. (Spoiler alert: There are no pioneers in Avonlea.) 

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