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Just Listen Podcast: Transcendental Wild Oats

Louisa May Alcott, most famous for her coming of age novel Little Women, wrote in a variety of genres to support her family, including humor.   As a child of the famous education reformer Bronson Alcott, she was dragged along to take part in a communal living experiment spearheaded by her father and including such luminaries as Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Hawthorne.  “Transcendental Wild Oats” is a satirical account of that tiny community’s first year, taking a tongue-in-cheek look at living an “ideal life.”