I was a special guest on an episode of the Jo’s Boys podcast with host Peyton Thomas, in which we discuss gender roles, quarantine, and even Aunt March's parrot in Chapter 17 of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women!
Our discussion hopefully gets at some of the larger themes in the book AND in 19th-century literature and history. I encourage you to subscribe and listen to all the Jo's Boys podcast episodes! Maybe a 2024 reread of the novel is in order.
Cosmo, my Meyer's parrot, does not talk as much as Aunt March's opinionated bird.