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58 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Ep 30 - Persepolis
“The greatest country in the world” said hardly noone without dictator tendencies. What’s it like to be 10yo when extremists take control? Marjane Satrapi will tell you - and it’s way more revealing than you could imagine. Her memoir Persepolis is our book of the month!
33 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Ep 29 - The Bell Jar
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains discussions of suicide. What do UN interpreters, tuberculosis, and turkey necks have to do with dating? Ask Esther. Our main character in the novel The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath navigates her world while struggling with depression and it is sometimes funny, sometimes suffocating, sometimes nothing - all, real. This semi-autobiographical novel is a classic for a reason. Sylvia Plath writes with nuance.
74 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Ep 28 - Kindred
Happy Black History Month! And we got Octavia Butler. That's right, in this time-traveling quinkydink, we jump from 2021 back to 1976...and 1815! The novel Kindred connects two ancestors across generations, plus or minus an arm. Continuing our year of women and writers who are POC, enjoy! You might just learn a thing or two about a redhead.
39 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Ep 27 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Episode 27. Year 2021. What could go wrong? Well, 50 Shades. Tricia picked a title that sent us „starting the year off with shit“ as Sarah puts it. Fitting? E.L. James wrote Fifty Shades of Grey and we sift through all 50 red flags of this relationship.
68 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Ep 26 - One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
Even 20202 ends and for the last episode we are checking in with McMurphy, Bromden and Nurse Ratched. Join us in figuring out what is going on inside the Oregon psychiatric hospital and watch two giant egos fight in Ben Kesey's bestseller.
77 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Ep 25 - World War Z
A pandemic, an election and a shooting. It was not easy to find a book that was even darker than the real world these days. So we decided to throw some zombies into the mix. In this month's episode we talk about World War Z. Here's to hoping that this stays a dystopian fiction.
79 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Ep 24 - The Handmaid's Tale
Blessed be the fruit - and all women worldwide who have experienced oppression at the hands of human beings. In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel set in the near-future(?), Offred tells us what the new regime is like and how religious extremists have turned women into breeding machines. The Handmaid’s Tale is more important than uplifting and all the more reason to better understand how oppression operates.
73 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Ep 23 - Matilda
What does universal healthcare and Truom supporters found in character have to do with Matilda, a 5-year old in the UK? Dr. Tanja will explain :D We have a guest this month and Tim Minchin, you're welcome anytime. Matilda is Roals Dahl's best selling book and Miss Honey has Margerine. It will all make sense- if you listen to the new Episode.
78 minutes | Aug 16, 2020
Ep 22 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou. The writer, the activist, the icon. We start with her book I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and she makes it apparent why white supremacy is idiotic and unwelcome. This autobiography shows us the world she saw until the age of 17. Fascinating, racist dentists, and more to learn in the south, aka Stamps, Arkansas.
84 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Ep 21 - Ready Player One
Visor? Check. Haptic gloves? Check. Avatar with fake name ready? Check. Then you’re ready to join us in the online gaming mecca OASIS in Ernest Cline’s novel, Ready Player One. It’s a bestseller and a classic for a reason and delights gamers and non-gamers alike. Oh, might want to look up the difference between Blade and Blade Runner.
83 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Ep 20 - Jurassic Park
“Quiet, all of you! They're approaching the Tyrannosaur paddock!” Get your headphones in...it’s time to find out exactly what really happened in pop culture's most famous theme park. Money makers, gene splicers, extinct creatures, whiny youngsters, terrifying raptors, questionable theories, false advertising, unfortunate babysitters and one gigantic Tyrannosaur. Welcome listeners, to Jurassic Park.
33 minutes | May 10, 2020
Ep 19 - The Picture of Dorian Gray
Opium den? Worst place to get recognized. Or is it? Not with baby-smooth skin like the main character in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Whose skin is it? Listen in and find out in Oscar Wilde's only novel ever written. Sarah and Tricia go deep with the quotes, so bring your listening ears!
45 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
Ep 18 - Are you there God? It's me Margaret
Sarah learns what a training bra is, Tricia lies and Tom is absent as we look at the fan favorite „Are you there God? It‘s me, Margaret.“ We miss eachother, we miss Oli, but we make remote podcasting work. Check out Episode 18 on the airwaves now
45 minutes | Mar 8, 2020
Ep 17 - Maus
What up podcasters? Art - created art...work - for his graphic novel, Maus, which tells the story of his father through through the horrors of the Holocaust. We read all of it, Tom read some of it, and Oli was around the corner. It will all make sense - check out our newest, episode 17.
47 minutes | Feb 9, 2020
Ep 16 - Pride and Prejudice
If you wanna marry your cousin, clap your hands 👏 👏 We got marriages, we got runaways, we got balls. No, the fancy people kind. Hop in your party dress and check out Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice. We did.
39 minutes | Jan 7, 2020
Ep 15 - Jane Eyre
What's a way to start off 2020? With a guest, with yourselves, and with us! We got Jane Eyre coming up in Episode 15, so hitch a carriage, pack your parcel, and podcast it up!
35 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Ep 14 - A Christmas Carol
Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays. For Christmas we are doing A Christmas Carol by Mr. Chuck Dickens. Get yourself a cup of tea, some cookies and let's get started.
35 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
Ep 13 - In the Tall Grass
Welcome to a special Halloween Episode. We decided to go with the (Stephen) King of Horror for this one. So put your costumes on, get some candy and let's do this.
37 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Ep 12 - Things Fall Apart
Do you like violence? Do you like sexism? Do you like palm wine? Well then you are a contender to be best friends with Okonkwo, our main character in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. We go deep in this book so bring your spelunking gear and grab your listening ears. Podcast!
46 minutes | Sep 5, 2019
Ep 11 - Grimm Fairytales
Hello Everyone. After a longer hiatus we are back and we promise we are at least 12% funnier. This time we tackled some of the Grimm fairytales for you guys. Enjoy, have fun, bring your own loaf of bread and don't take an apple from an old lady.
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