Here you can find a collection of Mouse Book Club meetings where we talk with experts in the field to build a greater context around each book. If you have already read the book, great! If you haven’t yet read it, listen anyway. The discussion will fill in a lot of background details to give you a greater confidence when you get to reading it.

GUEST: Laura Dassow Walls is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at Notre Dame University. Laura is also the author of Henry David Thoreau: A Life.

GUESTS: Brian Johnson is an Associate Professor at Fordham University and the author of The Role Ethics of Epictetus: Stoicism in Ordinary Life. Brian is currently working on a comprehensive retranslation of Epictetus’ works. Massimo Pigliucci is a Professor at the City University of New York and author of How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient […]

GUEST: Massimo Riva is Professor and Chair of Italian Studies at Brown University. Massimo is also Director of The Virtual Humanities Lab and Affiliated Professor of Modern Culture and Media.

GUEST: May Rihani is the Gibran Chair of Values and Peace at the University of Maryland. Like Gibran, May was born in Lebanon and has lived much of her adult life in the US. She is the author of eight books addressing issues of girls’ education, women’s empowerment, and global human development.