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44 minutes | Aug 31, 2017
Episode 18 - The Audacity of Hope
This week, Javie and Rob discuss politics, religion, and family life. Not their own, but through the eyes of Barack Obama...just after he leaves office.
75 minutes | Feb 25, 2017
Episode 17 - A Wizard of Earthsea
Ursula Le Guin wrote this compelling and unique coming of age tale about a black child who becomes a powerful wizard. Not only has this particular work of Le Guin's been critically appraised, it also broke new grounds by containing a black protagonist in a genre where none existed beforehand.
41 minutes | Feb 25, 2017
Episode 16 - Little Green
Our second book to celebrate Black History Month is Walter Mosley's Little Green, a detective thriller that centers around Easy Rawlins. P.s. this is the 13th book of a series and you already know how Javie feels about long-winded series.
60 minutes | Jan 29, 2017
Episode 15 - To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lee writes a book about growing up in da souf... u already know!
65 minutes | Jan 26, 2017
Episode 14 (Bonus) - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
I'm sure you have seen the movie, or at least large parts of it, but to no one's surprise, the book differs in various way. So join us as we talk about kalidahs, amputees, and shape-shifting wizards. Oh, and we talk about Foxy Knoxy
77 minutes | Jan 11, 2017
Episode 13 - A Christmas Carol
The timeless classic that is A Christmas Carol has been retold and reimagined several times over. Charles Dickens knocked it out the friggin' park with this tale of greed and the ethereal effects it can have on one's life.
73 minutes | Dec 6, 2016
Episode 12 - Adnan's Story
Serial brought the podcasting medium to the spotlight with it's exhilarating story of Adnan Syed; a man in serving a life sentence for a crime he seemingly did not commit. As a fan Serial and Undisclosed, I (Javie) was excited to read Adnan's Story and get a fuller grasp of the story that wasn't told on Serial. Join us as we take a hard look at how the justice system failed a young boy causing him to spend the majority of his life behind bars.
82 minutes | Nov 23, 2016
Episode 11 - And Then There Were None
You ever played the game Clue? You ever watch Scooby Doo? You ever dance with the devil under the pale moonlight?....Ok, that last one doesn't make sense, but Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None is quite possibly a staple in the murder/mystery genre and that title is well deserved. Listen in as Javie recounts the story that consistently left him pointing fingers at everyone alive.
84 minutes | Nov 22, 2016
Episode 10 - (Bonus) Bossypants & Yes Please
SNL, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Inside Out, and Mean Girls just to name a few of the projects that these two genius writers have been a part of. But what was the climb up the ladder of success, especially for women in an industry dominated by men? Stick around and you may be surprised to hear about who has done a host of drugs and who thought about leaving their husband for dead when their cruise ship caught fire.
69 minutes | Nov 10, 2016
Episode 9 - World War Z
Imagine if the world was overrun by zombies. What would your survival plan include? Chances are Max Brooks has already thought about the pros and cons of your plan, so stay tuned and find out just how screwed we'd all be if a zombie apocalypse came to fruition.
52 minutes | Oct 27, 2016
Episode 8 - The King in Yellow
The King in Yellow is a collection of horrific short stories, but the only thing horrific about this book is the fact that nothing truly horrific ever happens.
73 minutes | Oct 13, 2016
Episode 7 - I Am Legend
Nowadays post-apocalyptic zombie films and movies are plentiful, but how far back does this craze go? I Am Legend has been the source for many movies in said genre, except that in lieu of vampires they were substituted with zombies. Yet still, this book contains many of the signature tropes we still find in post-apocalyptic films today.
87 minutes | Oct 6, 2016
Episode 6 - Watership Down
You ever see Saving Private Ryan or Rescue Dawn? Try replacing all the characters with rabbits...weird I know, but somehow it made for an awesome, adventurous, story of epic proportion. All this and more gets unpacked in this week's episode.
83 minutes | Sep 22, 2016
Episode 5 - Frankenstein, Or The Modern Prometheus
Tall, green, slow, crew cuts...none of them are actually accurate to Mary Shelley's creature. Asides from Rob babbling on about his love for Tim Powers, we do eventually talk about the iconic monster's origins.
86 minutes | Sep 18, 2016
Episode 4 - Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
In the future, Nazi robots...I mean replicants/androids, secretly seek asylum on earth while a Harrison Ford-like clutz of a bounty hunter tracks them down to make sure the R.I.P. (Retire In Peace). P.S. We also talk about breakfast cereal.
70 minutes | Sep 11, 2016
Episode 3 - Carrie
Carrie is Stephen King's first published novel and has been adapted onto the big screen several times. This week, Javie and Rob take a look at the story while reminiscing about rebelling against the high school parking system.
75 minutes | Aug 26, 2016
Episode 2 - The Island Of Doctor Moreau
H.G. Wells horror classic, The Island Of Doctor Moreau, tells the story of a stranger isolated on an island where a formally notable doctor is involved in some strange practices. Listen as Rob almost loses his lunch during Javie's retelling of the story.
76 minutes | Aug 18, 2016
Episode 1 - Jurassic Park
Javie and Rob take a look at a literary work 65 million years in the making... Jurassic Park! Hold on to your butts!
12 minutes | Aug 17, 2016
Episode 0 - Intro
Javie and Rob begin the JC Reads podcast with brief introductions and how the idea for this show came about.
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