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My Cousin Jane is a podcast about the life and works of Jane Austen, produced by her cousin, Lee Falin. Well…her eighth cousin, six times removed.

Rather than explore the “literary themes and ethos of Jane Austen”, we explore what you might think of as the behind-the-scenes featurettes, or special bonus features of Austen’s books.

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“I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.”

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“And to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading.”

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  • Season 02, Episode 09 – Pride & Prejudice Chapter 9
    Why is poetry the food of love? What’s so funny about four-and-twenty families? And how do you play Loo? Find out the answers to these questions and more, in this episode of My Cousin Jane.
  • Season 02, Episode 08 – Pride & Prejudice Chapter 8
    What’s the difference between a plain dish and a ragout? What’s the deal with living near Cheapside? And why is it such a big deal that Elizabeth prefers a book over cards? Find out the answers to these questions and more, in this episode of My Cousin Jane.
  • Season 02, Episode 07 – Pride & Prejudice Chapter 7
    How much money did the Bennet’s have? What did it mean for the citizens of Meryton that the militia was being quartered there? And what would it have been like to walk from Longbourn to Netherfield? Find out the answers to these questions and more, in this episode of My Cousin Jane.
  • Season 02, Episode 06 – Pride & Prejudice Chapter 6
    What exactly is Vingt-et-un and Commerce? Is the phrase “Keep your breath to cool your porridge” really an old saying? If so, where did it come from? And what are Scotch and Irish airs? Find out the answers to these questions and more, in this episode of My Cousin Jane.

Season 1: Persuasion

Season 2: Pride & Prejudice

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“I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.”