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  • All episodes of the (sub)Text after-show, (post)script, where we where we talk for another 15 minutes about things related and unrelated to the week’s episode. Sometimes we’ll continue talking about the topic for that week. Sometimes we’ll discuss what else we’ve been reading, writing, and thinking about. When the time comes, we’ll be responding to listener emails. And sometimes we’ll talk a little bit about ourselves.
  • An exclusive RSS feed that you can use to get all (post)script and regular episodes via your favorite podcast app. 
  • Four (sub)Text prequel episodes: The Tempest, Slaughterhouse Five, Uncle Vanya, and AI: Artificial Intelligence. 
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  • Everything in the $5 tier.
  • Early access to ad-free episodes. 
  • Occasional new full bonus episodes not available as part of the regular show. 
  • An exclusive RSS feed that you can use to get all (post)script, bonus, and ad-free regular episodes via your favorite podcast app. 
  • Access to a Discord server for fan discussions. 
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Double Entendre

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  • Everything lower tiers.
  • When there are at least 10 patrons in this tier: Exclusive monthly live one-hour discussion/Q&A with Wes and Erin via Zoom. 
  • Access to previously recorded discussions/Q&As. 
  • Discounts on live events (if and when we get big enough for this to happen).
  • On-air thank you (opt-in). Please message us to say whether you'd like us to do this (and whether you'd like us to use just your first name or both first and last name). 
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About (sub)Text Literature and Film Podcast

What makes us most distinctively human, our reason or our emotions? How do we know when relationships with others are authentic, and when they're just a matter of utility? Does civilization corrupt or improve us? Is honesty all it's cracked up to be, or is lying a social inevitability? Which is more important to our happiness, love or work?

(sub)Text is a podcast about the human condition, and what we can learn about it from the greatest inventions of the human imagination: fiction, film, drama, poetry, essays, and criticism. Each episode, philosopher Wes Alwan and poet Erin O'Luanaigh explore life's big questions by conducting a close reading of a text or film and co-writing an audio essay about it in real time.

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