Dec 3, 2019
This month we’re discussing Adventure Fiction! We talk about bears (and bear fighting), spies, secret tunnels, robots, survival, thrillers, male romance, geese, pirates, stolen smartphones, shipwrecks, and more!
Nov 5, 2019
This month we’re discussing Psychology! We discuss psychedelics, rodent-based experiments, citations and footnotes, and books that turn out to be not what we expected. Plus: Why some of us don’t eat cephalopods!
Oct 1, 2019
This month we’re discussing American Gothic! We discuss old creepy houses, weird families, cultural context, potential supernatural, the sense of unease, and media that makes you feel emotions. Plus: You’ve inherited a haunted decaying space station.
Sep 3, 2019
This episode we’re discussing Political Non-Fiction! We talk about the design of American political books, anarchism, accessing abortion, parliamentarians, when is a comic not a comic, and more!
Aug 6, 2019
This month we’re reading Steampunk! We talk about the history of the genre, umbrella fights, boring white men, colonialization, graphic novel adaptations, werewolf sex, good vs bad worldbuilding, and Matthew made a spreadsheet and did some math (of course…).