Meet Your Hosts

Angelina Stanford, Cindy Rollins, and Thomas Banks

Welcome to The Literary Life Podcast!  We are all thrilled to do on this podcast what we love best: read books and talk about them. We are so happy you have joined us because we really believe that stories will save the world.

Angelina Stanford has a Master's Degree in English Literature from the University of Louisiana. For over twenty-five years, she has shared her passion and enthusiasm for literature with students in a variety of settings—everywhere from university classrooms to homeschool co-ops to homeschooling her own three children. In 2020 she and her husband, Thomas Banks, founded the House of Humane Letters, providing classes, conferences and other resources for a more humane education. 

Cindy Rollins is a lifelong reader and an author. She homeschooled her children using living books and Charlotte Mason’s ideas for over 30 years. Think of her as the color commentator of The Literary Life. Her heart’s desire is to encourage moms and go to baseball games.  She lives in her sometimes empty nest in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband Tim and dog Max. She also hosts a Charlotte Mason podcast called The New Mason Jar. You can find Cindy's books, classes and more at MorningTimefor

Thomas Banks has taught great books with an emphasis on Greek and Roman literature, Latin grammar and ancient history for more than ten years. He holds a dual bachelor's degree in English Literature and Classical Studies from the University of Idaho. In the summer of 2019, he moved to North Carolina to marry the illustrious Ms. Angelina Stanford, who said yes for some reason. Poetry is a particular love of his, and he has published original verse and translations in First Things, the St. Austin Review and various other periodicals. He also hosts The Well Read Poem podcast.