The Turtle Book Club Podcast
By Bisha K Ali and Sadaf Fahim
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The Turtle Book Club is a podcast for people who love to wander through books. Come and get lost with comedian Bisha K Ali & researcher Sadaf Fahim. Leave pretentiousness at the door. There are no stupid questions except "Are there stupid questions?" If you like sweary, wonky thinking and joy - you're in the right place.
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Where Your Dragons Are||Once upon a time, we were both major fantasy geeks. We decided to spend an episode walking down fantasy lane, stopping off at Raymond E Feist, Janny Wurts, Robert Jordan, Ursula le Guin and Neil Gaiman. We also get unexpectedly deep into how...||2 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Horrorstorical||From Ryu Murakami and Chuck Palahniuk to Maxine Hong Kingston, we delve into dark, dark places and circle back round to our mothers. S**t got weird.||27 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: The Owls Are Not What They Seem||We're back! After an unaccetably long break, we meander from Toni Morrison to Twin Peaks and back round to James Baldwin. Merry belated Christmas folks.||20 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Russia and Cocaine and Stuff||We go from Cocaine to Harry Potter very quickly. Along the way we stop at Russian fiction, likeable villains and reasons why Dutch fiction sucks (in our opinion.)||18 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Dickens Is Not My Bro||In Episode 3, we hate on Dickens, fall in love (again) with Shakespeare and get angry about blies. If you don't know what a blie is, you're not alone. Listen and find out. Reading Alicia Erian Towelhead Charlotte BrontëJane...||11 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker||We talk about Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker. We also touch on Geoff Dyer, Robert Burton, Ring Lardner and Robert Benchley. Also Harry Potter. Further Readings DOROTHY PARKER! Biography The Collected Dorothy...||4 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: The Right Books At The Right Time||Some incredible books for a credible first show. In our first ever episode, we talk about The Ticking is the Bomb by Nick Flynn, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Marilynne Robinson’s novels Home and Gilead. We also detour...||28 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
I enjoyed hearing their take on the books. Didn't matter that I had not read the ones they talk about. Looking forward to more episodes!
This was brilliant! Never knew a podcast about books could be funny. Also got a great list of new books to check out. Recommended.
These two love to read, argue and laugh and listening along is wonderful. Really stands out from many other literature based podcasts - they are casual but passionate and silly.. I'm a fan ladies!!