Dec 2, 2020
THUNDERSTRUCK by Erik Larson
LAKEWOOD by Megan Giddings
To celebrate our 50th episode (!), Andrew and the guys go full dad-mode and fanboy over Erik Larson. Then, Bailey takes a creepy trip into the problematic world of human experimentation with Megan Giddings' LAKEWOOD. Finally, we all take the highway to...
Nov 18, 2020
THE CITY WE BECAME by N.K. Jemisin
JULIE AND JULIA by Julie Powell
On the pod this week we break down fantasy heavyweight N.K. Jemisin’s THE CITY WE BECAME and reach back into the blogosphere for Julie Powell’s JULIE AND JULIA. We also discuss the current puzzle scarcity crisis, reveal a series of troubling Staten...
Nov 4, 2020
GHOST by Jason Reynolds
LUSTER by Raven Leilani
This week, Andrew reviews Raven Leilani's fresh and visceral LUSTER while Bailey dives into middle-grade favorite GHOST by Jason Reynolds. We share tales of track team failures, haunted RVs, and, of course, plenty of shame!
Oct 21, 2020
PIRANESI by Susanna Clarke.
Susanna Clarke is back with a brand-new world for us to explore! After wowing Bailey and Toby with her debut novel (followed by a 16 year gap), will this live up to one of our hosts’ all time favorites? Also, we try to escape a trivia maze, discuss which books Maggie the baby likes, and...
Oct 7, 2020
THE ADRIAN MOLE DIARIES by Sue Townsend
TALES by Amiri Baraka
In this week's episode, the crew takes on two firebrands from different sides of the Atlantic--Sue Townsend and Amiri Baraka--who wrote two wildly different books--THE ADRIAN MOLES DIARIES and TALES. They discuss their roller coaster lives all without...