Into The Portal

In this podcast, we hear excerpts from No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood, which consists of excerpts and connections to social media and current events.

About Bill Sullivan

I am an English teacher working with great students at Suffield Academy. I also teach seniors in various project-based learning environments. Some of the #PBL topics included global issues, such as Pandemics, Climate Change, and Water; more recently I have asked students to research and identify topics important to our school community and their generation. We curate these topics with a #StudentCenteredPBL. For the past eleven years, I also created a driving question for a class to research a local history mystery and present their findings in a community program partnering with our local historical society. These topics encompass researching the lives of enslaved individuals who were contributors to the foundation of our community.
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8 Responses to Into The Portal

  1. 22kmh says:

    The excerpts and your unpacking of these excerpts really give listeners an inside look at the novel – its fragmented-ness, its discussion of less talked about topics. I loved your insights. Really great podcast!!

  2. Sophia Tosone says:

    I really enjoyed this podcast, especially the comparison of Lockwood’s writing to a hurricane towards the end. The excerpts you shared certainly depicted the haphazard and turbulent nature of her writing, and gave listeners a very informative preview of this novel. Great job!

  3. Nico Menendez says:

    I really like how are very knowledgable. A podcast is so much better when the speaker/speakers know what they are talking about which you clearly do. Very pleasant, educational and informational.

  4. Ryan Jacobson says:

    I thought it was a very clever artistic choice to use and dissect a variety of different quotes from around the novel. great job!

  5. manoushp109 says:

    I loved your use of quotations and the way you discussed the author’s “sense of connection”. Incredible work!

  6. Catherine says:

    I really liked how you were able to understand and analyze this complex novel, and explain your thoughts on it very eloquently.

  7. zenomachine says:

    From what I have seen, it seems the power of this novel is in it’s writing and the excerpts you present really drive that home. The traditional style of explaining “quotes” from the book is akin to a standard english essay and is a form I believe you have conquered here. I am very happy with this podcast, Paige.

  8. Lauren Carey says:

    The quotes chosen were outstanding. The novel was really explained well and makes me want to read the story. Great job!

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