S7 Ep 8
Host: Frank Lavallo
Readers: Joan and Patrick Andrews
Author: George Orwell
Year of Publication: 1949
Plot: 1984 follows the life of Winston Smith, a low ranking member of ‘the Party’, who is frustrated by the omnipresent eyes of the party, and its ominous ruler, Big Brother. Orwell effectively explores the themes of mass media control, government surveillance, how a dictator can manipulate and control history, thoughts, and lives in such a way that no one can escape it.