My Cousin Jane

My Cousin Jane

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My Cousin Jane is a podcast produced by Jane Austen’s cousin—well, her 8th cousin, 6 times removed—Lee Falin, about the life and works of Jane Austen. Rather than explore the “literary themes and ethos of Jane Austen”, or something else you migh


Why apothecaries always want you to drink something - Persuasion Chapter 7
May 1 • 15 min
Does Anne’s conversation with Mary about little Charles prove that Jane Austen wasn’t a feminist? What exactly was an apothecary and why did they always want people to drink things? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this episode of My…
Where to Live in Bath, Servant Ranks, and Dining Precedence - Persuasion Chapter 6
Apr 24 • 12 min
What was wrong with living in Queen’s Square? What’s the deal with the servants at Uppercross, and why is Mary taking Mrs. Musgrove’s place? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this episode of My Cousin Jane.
Hypochondriacs, Freckles, Teeth, and Clumsy Wrists - Persuasion Chapter 5
Apr 17 • 12 min
What exactly is a “clumsy wrist”? What’s wrong with freckles? How was Jane Austen so familiar with hypochondriacs and why are teeth so important in her novels? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this episode of My Cousin Jane.
San Domingo, Francis Austen, and Naval Prize Money - Persuasion Chapter 4
Apr 10 • 11 min
What is the connection between Captain Wentworth and Francis Austen? How did Naval prize money work? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this episode of My Cousin Jane.
The Peace, The Navy, and Poaching - Persuasion Chapter 3
Apr 3 • 14 min
What exactly was “The Trafalgar Action”? What was a deputation? What exactly does the term “gentleman” mean? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this episode of My Cousin Jane.
Quit vs let, town vs country, and Mrs. Clay - Persuasion Chapter 2
Mar 27 • 12 min
What does it mean to rent vs let? Why couldn’t Sir Walter move to London? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this episode of My Cousin Jane.
Baronets, Retrenching, and how to pronounce Somersetshire - Persuasion Chapter 1
Mar 20 • 12 min
What’s important about the year 1814? Why is it so ironic that Sir Walter is obsessed with rank? Learn the answers to these questions and more in the inaugural episode of My Cousin Jane.