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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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Recent Blog Posts

  • 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 02, Episode 05 – Pride & Prejudice Chapter 5
    What exactly was Sir William Lucas’ role as the mayor of a small market town? What’s the difference between The Palace of Westminster, Saint James, and Buckingham? And why should the monarchy invest in fire insurance? Find out the answers to these questions and more, in this episode of My Cousin Jane.
  • Season 02, Episode 04 – Pride & Prejudice Chapter 4
    What was a private seminary? What is the proper way to address a gentleman’s daughter? And just what is the story with the Bingley’s fortune? Find out the answers to these questions and more, in this episode of My Cousin Jane.
  • Season 02, Episode 03 – Pride & Prejudice Chapter 3
    Just how rich was Mr. Darcy? Why was he being so rude at the ball? Why is it such a big deal that Bingley danced with Jane twice? And what exactly is a Boulangere? 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.”