May 15, 2018
Our genre this episode is Comedic Science Fiction & Fantasy. We talk about anachronisms, comedy in sci fi/fantasy and sci fi/fantasy in comedy, "laugh out loud" funny vs. "clever" funny, and more!
Apr 17, 2018
In this 80 minute episode we talk about Essay Collections! We get into some deep topics this time, talking about precarity, race relations, and cultural differences between Canada and the USA. We also wonder if it’s possible to find books about feminism that blow your mind when you’re already familiar with the idea....
Mar 20, 2018
This episode we discuss the genre of Southern Gothic! We talk about the “key elements” of Southern Gothic fiction (plantations, swamps, secrets, and racism), gothic vs goth fiction, vampires, rural fiction, pessimism, the fantastic, and space crystal meth. Plus: One of us is utterly baffled by the popularity of this...
Feb 20, 2018
This month our genre is Creative Writing/Books About Writing! With real, live, award-winning authors! (Well, one anyway.) We discuss our own experiences with these sort of books, why people might read them, and whether hairstyles might affect someone’s ability to stop time. Plus: Meghan reveals her knowledge about...
Jan 16, 2018
This episode we're reading Family Sagas! Do they have to be incredibly long? Do they have to be boring? Plus: We talk about diversity, reading books from earlier time periods, and we say farewell (for now) to a host.