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Most people have books on their shelves they’ve been meaning to read. Bailey has 125. With this podcast, she and her friends set out to finish their ever-growing To Read Lists.

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Dec 25, 2019

LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders

READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline

Happy Holidays from the To Read List! To celebrate, we review two beloved books, READY PLAYER ONE and LINCOLN IN THE BARDO! Will Toby appreciate the George Saunders novel more the second time he attempts it? Will Bailey understand Ernest Cline’s...

Dec 18, 2019

LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott


In this very special episode, Bailey invites four of her favorite ladies to analyze Louisa May Alcott’s coming of age classic, LITTLE WOMEN! We dig deep into the characters, such as how Jo breaks gender expectations, Amy masters the patriarchy,...

Dec 11, 2019

OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon

JUST KIDS by Patti Smith

With only a few hours of sleep, Andrew reviews his longest book yet—OUTLANDER! His verdict may surprise you. Then Bailey discusses JUST KIDS and learns she might be too square for Patti Smith. Finally, Toby makes his debut as game master.

Dec 4, 2019

To celebrate the launch of Elaine’s Cooking for the Soul, a post-apocalyptic cooking podcast, we talk with creator Alli Schleisman about the tools from literature we’d take with us into the apocalypse. Some of us will survive, some of us will thrive… and some will get a stomachache from too much pasta.

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Nov 27, 2019

EAST OF EDEN by John Steinbeck

NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney

The crew digs into two beloved books, one a classic, one a new release. Toby discusses biblical allusions and fun sociopaths in EAST OF EDEN, while Bailey reconnects with high school ex-boyfriends via Sally Rooney’s NORMAL PEOPLE. Plus, Andrew teaches us the...