E48: The Giver, Pt. 2 “The Ministry of Truth”

This is episode 2 of 3 on The Giver by Lois Lowry. We take a closer look at “precision of language”, a nearly fanatical approach by the dystopian community of The Giver to correct speech. While it’s good to be able to say what you mean and more efficiently mean what you say, what makes for dystopian conversation is speech used to construct the “correct” frame of mind. Come along for this week’s adventure!

E47: The Giver, Pt. 1 “The Ministry of Love”

This is episode 1 of 3 on The Giver by Lois Lowry. We spend our first episode looking at the behind the scenes stuff in The Giver and how this dystopian society works. The community has points in its favor (no unemployment!), but it is way, way too figured out. Come along for this week’s adventure as we take a look at what our hero Jonas will be working against!