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Bottom Shelf Book Club Podcast
71 minutes | Dec 26, 2019
Episode #8: Merry Crisis and Happy One Year Anniversary! (Holiday Tales)
The holiday season is upon us, and we are just trying to survive! Join us as we celebrate the holidays in our own special way and commemorate the podcast's one year anniversary while we eat Chinese takeout, drink a ridiculously large bottle of champagne, and read incredibly fucked up holiday tales from around the world. Reading: "The Goblin and the Sexton" by Charles Dickens Icelandic Christmas folklore - Gryla, The Yule Lads, The Yule Cat German Christmas folklore - Frau Berchta
67 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Episode #7: Saint Seamus the Potato Pirate (The Best Kind of People)
It's almost Thanksgiving and we're ready to discuss tips and tricks on how to survive your family and the season! First tip: Never trust anyone who tells you their family is perfect. Join us while we discuss "The Best Kind of People" by Zoe Whittall and partake in our very own podcast-giving meal. Reading: "The Best Kind of People" by Zoe Whitall
75 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
Episode #6: Scarlett Day! (The Satanic Witch)
It’s October and Halloween is upon us (which happens to be Scarlett’s favorite holiday!). We are getting in the spooky spirit while the veil between the two worlds grows thinner. Join us while we discuss Anton LaVey’s “The Satanic Witch” and partake in some of Scarlett’s favorite drinks and snacks! Reading: “The Satanic Witch” by Anton LaVey (formerly published as “The Compleat Witch”).
49 minutes | Sep 25, 2019
Episode #5: Fall is Wicked (A Spell of Trouble)
Join us as we kick off the fall season while we review "A Spell of Trouble" by Leighann Dobbs and Traci Douglass and enjoy apple-themed snacks and drinks! Reading: "A Spell of Trouble" by Leighann Dobbs and Traci Douglass (book one in the Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series).
124 minutes | Aug 30, 2019
Episode #4 (Part 2): Girl, Sashay Away! (Girl, Wash Your Face)
Hey, girl, heyyyy! Buckle up and join us for "the Festivus of book reviews" as we dissect Rachel Hollis's "Girl Wash Your Face" while enjoying breakfast drinks and a build-your-own toast bar! (Part 2) Reading: "Girl, Wash Your Face" by Rachel Hollis.
130 minutes | Aug 23, 2019
Episode #4 (Part 1): Girl, Sashay Away! (Girl, Wash Your Face)
Hey, girl, heyyyy! Buckle up and join us for "the Festivus of book reviews" as we dissect Rachel Hollis's "Girl Wash Your Face" while enjoying breakfast drinks and a build-your-own toast bar! (Part 1) Reading: "Girl, Wash Your Face" by Rachel Hollis.
105 minutes | Jul 20, 2019
Episode #3: St. Patrick's Day (Famine and Cannibalism)
It's St. Patrick's Day and it's a darker occasion than you think...so, naturally, we need a drink! Join us for an "Irish or not?" quiz and readings of two Irish writings while we enjoy festive pairings of baked potatoes, Girl Scout cookies, and various alcoholic drinks! Reading: "Quarantine" by Eavan Boland "A Modest Proposal For preventing the Children of Poor People From being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and For making them Beneficial to the Publick" by Jonathan Swift *Bonus - The poem about a cat that Nicole references is titled "Pangur Bán", written by a unidentified 9th century Irish monk. The most popular translation of this poem was translated by Robin Flowers.
55 minutes | Feb 16, 2019
Episode #2: Love and Hate (The Hating Game)
It's Valentine's Day and all we want to do is hide under a blanket and eat chocolate! Listen to our unedited review of The Hating Game while we enjoy alcoholic milkshakes and frozen pizza.
59 minutes | Feb 15, 2019
Episode #1: You All Suck (The Great Gatsby)
Ring in 2019 with us as we journey back in time to the roaring 1920s, when booze, drugs, scandal, and first world problems ran rampant among Long Island's elite...and, well, they kinda sucked. Join us while we dissect The Great Gatsby and enjoy champagne with McDonald's french fries, mixed nuts, and more!
92 minutes | Feb 15, 2019
Bonus Episode: Happy Holidays?!
It's the most wonderful time of the year?! Tonight, we regale you with two holiday tales: one about a rich guy trying to give away his money(you KNOW that is a work of fiction) and another from Russia, the land of snow and repression. Also, there's booze and snacks!
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