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86 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Demi Moore's Inside Out with Jourdain Searles
Julie and Grace talk to film critic and writer Jourdain Searles about Inside Out, Demi Moore's wild and moving autobiography. Follow Jourdain on Twitter at @Jourdayen and make sure you subscribe to Competitive Literature so you never, ever, ever miss an episode.
90 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Station Eleven with Jen Ashley Wright
Julie and Grace talk with author Jen Ashley Wright about Emily St. John Mandel's thrilling tale of pandemic theater kids, Station Eleven. Follow Jen on Twitter @jenashleywright.
62 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
The Secret History with Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport Pt. 2
This is it. Julie and Grace's greatest battle of wits yet comes to its thrilling conclusion as podcast grandmasters Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport (Hollywood Handbook) choose who is worthy to join their little clique and who is an absolute fucking idiot who read The Secret History by Donna Tartt wrong. Check out Hollywood Handbook's Patreon and subscribe to Competitive Literature or be forever cast out from the hallways of the Literati.
58 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
The Secret History with Sean and Hayes Pt. 1
Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport from Hollywood Handbook join Julie and Grace to admire and explore The Secret History by Donna Tartt, the only book that has never been adapted into a movie and the first book we've covered that couldn't fit into only one episode. Part two is out next week, until then why not check out Hayes' excellent deep dive into Los Angeles politic and culture, the appropriately titled LA Podcast.
120 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Hangsaman with Lindsay Katai
Lindsay Katai (Infinity Train) uses her expert skills as an avowed critic of horror literature to absolutely grill Grace and Julie to a crisp about Shirley Jackson's classic psychological thriller, Hangsaman. Follow Lindsay @LindsayKatai and check out her podcast Teen Creeps.
91 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Grendel with Daniel Kibblesmith
Writer of comedy, comics, children's novels and more Daniel Kibblesmith joins Grace and Julie to talk about John Gardner's Beowulf-inspired novel Grendel. But who did a better job of reading the book and is therefore an objectively smarter, more important person? Listen to find out! Then follow Daniel at @kibblesmith, Julie at @JulieAbridged, and Grace at @GraceGFreud. Don't forget to subscribe to Competitive Literature for more episodes!
89 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
The Sneetches with Rajat Suresh and Jeremy Levick
The scholarly pair of Rajat Suresh and Jeremy Levick join Grace and Julie to talk about Dr. Seuss' most important work: The Sneetches and Other Stories. Follow Rajat and Jeremy on Twitter at @rajat_suresh and @jeremylevick, and remember to subscribe to Competitive Literature wherever your grubby little hands get your dirty little podcasts.
102 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Confessions of the Fox with Harron Walker
W Magazine columnist Harron Walker joins us to talk about the first and only novel ever written by and/or about transgender people, Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg.Follow Harron at @HarronWalker, Grace at @GraceGFreud, Julie at @JulieAbridged and subscribe to this very podcast if you haven't already!
108 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
BTTM FDRS with Steenz
Multi-hyphenate cartoonist, editor, professor and more Steenz joins Grace and Julie to dive into BTTM FDRS, the acclaimed graphic novel Ezra Clayton Daniels and Ben Passmore.Who understands what this book has to say about gentrification, race and art? Who doesn't? Find out all that and more in this week's episode of Competitive Literature.And then follow Steenz on Twitter and Instagram @oheysteenz and find Julie and Grace on twitter @julieabridged and @gracegfreud.
105 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Sapiens with Doug Freud
When Grace first met her future father-in-law and data scientist Doug Freud, he insisted she read a particular book. A book he brings up in just about every conversation they've ever had. Doug joins Julie and Grace to discuss that book: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari.
103 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
A Series of Unfortunate Events with Jamie Loftus
Grace and Julie kick off Competitive Literature with world renowned book reader (Lolita Podcast) and book eater (she ate Infinite Jest) Jamie Loftus! She decides which of our hosts has the better opinions about A Series of Unfortunate Events. Follow Jamie @JamieLoftusHelp on Twitter and listen to The Bechdel Cast and Lolita Podcast, out now wherever podcasts are squawking.
1 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Competitive Literature Trailer
Competitive Literature, a podcast about which of our hosts, Julie Greiner and Grace Thomas (ClickHole, Funny or Die, The Onion), has the best opinions about some of the greatest and least greatest works of literature, is coming this January! Subscribe now to be notified when the first episode drops.
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