EP 12 Adolescents to Adults: J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye and Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers

By Alanna King

Alanna talks with Albert and Tim about books that greatly influenced them as teens. Both Albert and Tim talk about books that appealed to them because they were new Canadians. Albert discusses his choice: Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger which taught him that being disagreeable was cool; and Tim talks about Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein which taught him about a deeper meaning of citizenship. Shoutouts to Heather Durnin, Shopclass for Soul Craft by Matt Crawford and Range by David Epstein.