These are some of the episodes that we're considering recording in future. If you see a title that you'd love to discuss, please inquire about becoming a guest co-host. Feel free to contact us if there's a title missing from this list that you feel we should record an episode on.

  • Heathcliff and Catherine from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

  • Edward Rochester and Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

  • Humbert Humbert and Lolita from Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

  • Christine Daaé and Eric from The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

  • Jake Barnes and Brett Ashley from The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

  • Macbeth and Lady Macbeth from Macbeth by William Shakespeare

  • Romeo and Juliet from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

  • Howard Roark and Dominique Francon from The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

  • Victor Frankenstein and Elizabeth from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

  • Nick and Amy from Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

  • Charles Ryder & Sebastian Flyte in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

  • Dorothea and Edward Casaubon from Middlemarch by George Eliot

  • Bella Swan and Edward Cullen from The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

  • Tom and Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Caddy and Quentin Compson from The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

  • Walter and Kitty Fane from The Painted Veil by Maugham, W. Somerset

  • George and Martha from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

  • Winston and Julia from 1984 by George Orwell

  • Scarlett O’Hara and Charles Hamilton and Frank Kennedy and Rhett Butler and Ashley Wilkes from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

  • Hank and Dagny from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

  • Penelope O’Grady & Cara Wall from Hood by Emma Donoghue

  • Beatrice (Tris) Prior and Four (Tobias) Eaton From Divergent by Veronica Roth

  • Pip and Estella from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

  • Emma Woodhouse and George Knightley from Emma by Jane Austen

  • Charles and Emma Bovary (and Leon) from Madame Bovary by Charles Flaubert

  • Judith and Jennifer from Dusty Answer by Rosamond Lehmann

  • Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray in Dracula by Bram Stoker

  • Lady Macbeth and Macbeth from Macbeth by William Shakespeare

  • Holden Caulfield and Sally Hayes (and Sunny the prostitute and Jane Gallagher) from Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Sallinger

  • Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray in Dracula by Bram Stoker

  • Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom and Julia Angstrom and Ruth Leonard in Rabbit, Run by John Updike

Become a guest

That's ProbLITmatic is currently in a development period with the Louisville Public Media Podcast Incubator and is seeking individuals with expertise in social sciences to join host Lacy Phillips in discussing problematic or toxic behaviors in your favorite classic and contemporary books. There's no need for guests of That's ProbLITmatic to read the book being discussed (unless you want to!) as the host will present the pertinent literary analysis and record guest reactions in real-time.

If you're a book-loving social science professional or pre-professional student in the Louisville area who would like to join Lacy to record an episode, contact Problitmatic@gmail.com !