Book Squad Goals
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Looking for a book club but don't have time to squeeze real-life meetings into your schedule? Join Book Squad Goals, a bi-weekly podcast about—you guessed it—books, plus all the garbage pop culture we consume when we’re not reading (that’s what our “othersodes” are for!). While you’re paying attention, check out our website & blog at booksquadgoals.com, where we have weekly posts about books, pop culture, and probably our pets. We love our pets.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
BSG #16: Have Fun In Jail, Bitch / I'll Be Gone in the Dark
2 days ago
Join us for a deep dive into the case of the Golden State Killer as we discuss Michelle McNamara’s book, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.” Joined by special guest and true crime aficionado Stephanie, the Squad covers all of the juicy details of the GSK case, the unique approach McNamara took in blending true crime and memoir, and where our obsession with the true crime genre may stem from in the first place. Plus, we shit talk our least favorite audiobooks and get in some serious gushing about Paul Holes. Stick around ‘til the end for listener feedback on our Station Eleven episode, our elusive ‘Stuff We’re Into’ segment, and a little bit about our featured bookstore of the month, Books are Magic! PLEASE remember to rate, review, and subscribe to us on any and all of your podcatchers, and check out our blog for more of our incessant rambling. Our website is http://booksquadgoals.com, you can follow us on social media @booksquadgoals, and you can send any feedback to our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
0:31 - Introduction/say hello to our special guest, Stephanie! Check out her mystery novels, ‘Murder on the First Day of Christmas’ (http://a.co/iskeiz5) and ‘Murder in a Two-Seater’ (http://a.co/dZMWyE9)
1:39 - If you could have all the answers to an unsolved murder, what would it be and why? (JonBenet, duh)
12:12 - Goodreads summary (abridged)
14:20 - Who is the GSK? What did he do?
17:00 - The crime descriptions/what scares us
22:10 - Were we aware of the case prior to reading the book?
24:30 - The intersection of True Crime and Memoir
34:00 - Do the time jumps and multiple timelines work? (Kelli is a true crime downer)
37:54 - Quick break to trash multiple audiobooks
40:30 - Mary loves this book!
44:25 - Paul Holes Obsession Corner
48:28 - Michelle’s approach & what happened to her
51:20 - True Crime ASMR for your sleeping pleasure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADXGW_Jv9SQ
52:10 - Men vs women when it comes to true crime
53:06 - Mary’s short reading of the epilogue - ‘Letter to an Old Man’
55:04 - THEY CAUGHT HIM! Thanks to Michelle?
1:00:04 - Final thoughts & ratings
1:03:40 - IBGITD listener feedback! We saved a 12-year-old’s life!
1:07:24 - Station Eleven listener feedback from Claire and Charlie
1:14:48 - Stuff We’re Into!
1:23:49 - Featured Bookstore: Books are Magic! https://www.booksaremagic.net/
1:27:07 - What the fuck is on the blog? Take our quiz to find out which squad member you are: https://www.booksquadgoals.com/blog/book-squad-quiz
1:30:28 - Next time on the podcast: 'Westworld' Othersode! Our next book is ‘Super Extra Grande’ by Yoss.Read more »
Rated 5 out of
I loved a lot of things about this film (and hated quite a few things as well), so this was excellent to listen to!
Date published: 2017-05-15