Wherein Professor Awesome goes mad and rants about the purpose of essays, and how to write a good one. SFW, but not for the faint-hearted.
A more serious episode where Professor Awesome discusses the importance of humility in academic thought. Yes, we know it’s ironic that someone whose alter ego is literally called “Awesome” should say this.
Minion of Doom Yifei Dong joins Professor Awesome to talk about growing up a “Gulliver’s Travels” fan in China, and about cannibalism in “A Modest Proposal” and Lu Xun’s “A Madman’s Diary.”
Dr. Matthew Julius, biologist from St. Cloud State University, joins Prof. Awesome to talk about Francis Bacon, the philosophy of science, and how being wrong is the only way to be right.
Professor Awesome wishes a happy Father’s Day to Shakespeare’s King Lear, a tale about a less-than-ideal father, offers gift ideas for British monarchs, reads excerpts from essays for sale online, and looks at one-star reviews for King Lear on GoodReads.
Professor Awesome is joined by Venomous Girl to talk about the Canterbury Tales, and Venomous Girl gets conspiratorial about the “mysterious deaths” of the Wife of Bath’s many husbands, as well as Harry Potter connections and nerd love.
Professor Awesome is joined by the Fruit Ninja to talk about the monsters of Beowulf and torture devices.