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||ExplicitBSG #14: Birthday-sode / The Mothers||The #BookSquad visits SoCal this week as we discuss The Mothers, Brit Bennett's stellar debut novel. We cover motherhood (duh!), guilt, grief, and the like. But have no fear, this isn't a bummer episode! In fact, it's pretty cute. The Squad is...||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOthersode #13: Nerd Porn Auteur / Ready Player One||Put on your haptic suits and join the Book Squad in Halliday’s OASIS as we discuss the new Steven Spielberg movie, "Ready Player One." We’ve got lots of thoughts and feelings about Parzival, Aech and Art3mis in the movie, as well as in Ernest Cline||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSG #13: DNF Something / No One Is Coming to Save Us||Join the #BookSquad in Pinewood, North Carolina for a not-so-Gatsby retelling of 'The Great Gatsby' in 'No One Is Coming to Save Us' by Stephanie Powell Watts. The squad discusses characterization, pregnancy and motherhood, and the role of memory and...||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOthersode #12: Weekend at Area X / Annihilation||Join the squad as we journey deep into Area X for our long-awaited discussion of ANNIHILATION! In this episode, we tackle Alex Garland’s trippy adaptation of the Jeff VanderMeer novel, and we ask all of the important questions: What is this film...||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSG #12 - Zombie Carolina / American War||This week, the squad tackles global warming and animosity between the North and South. Are we talking about the past? Are we talking about the present? Neither! We're discussing America in the year 2073 as the country is in the middle of its second...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOthersode #11: A High Budget Movie About Average Sex / 50 Shades Freed||On a very sexy edition of #BookSquadGoals, the squad breaks down the new film "Fifty Shades Freed," the so-called "climax" of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Join us as we discuss the strange plot, the use of ice cream during sex, pop sensation Rita..||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSG #11: Men Are Canceled / The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo||Come with us to the glamorous world of old Hollywood as we discuss Taylor Jenkins Reid's "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo." The Squad talks about the narrative framing of the novel, how race and queer sexuality are treated, juicy Hollywood gossip,...||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMinisode #10: Our Favorite 2017 Things / Interview with James Markert||2017 was a trash fire at times, but the Squad found joy amongst the garbage in books, music, movies, comedy and podcasts. We each count down our top three pop culture things from 2017 and tell you why they were seriously awesome in their own special...||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSG #10: Put a tail on it! / The Book of Speculation||Special guest Mary Kay from "Everything Trying to Kill You" joins the squad to discuss Erika Swyler’s novel "The Book of Speculation." In this episode, we discuss the ins and out of circus literature (which is totally a thing), tarot readings, family.||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMinisode #9: Star Wars is Just Like the Lizzie McGuire Movie||A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…four women known as the #BookSquad braved crowded theaters on opening weekend to see the new Star Wars movie: The Last Jedi. Listen as we discuss our favorite Star Wars movies, the best characters (Kylo Ren..||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSG #9: I'm More of a Bundy Girl / The Girls||Dive into the gritty, acid-soaked world of Emma Cline's 'The Girls' with the Squad. Get in the Mansony mood by taking the Which Famous Serial Killer Are You? quiz with us. Then we discuss Cline's writing style and why we love our narrator, Evie, and...||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMinisode #8: We Saw It In Our Now Memories / Stranger Things 2||It's time to enter the Upside Down with the Book Squad as we discuss Stranger Things 2. Play some synth music and take the Which Stranger Things Kid Are You? quiz along with us. Then we're talking character arcs, strong female characters, middle...||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSG #8: Borne is Flubber, Rats are Forever / Borne||What is Borne? Human? Weapon? Flubber?! The Squad discusses Jeff Vandermeer’s "Borne." Join us for the great sci-fi vs. fantasy debate and hear what we think about “The New Weird.” While this book is no Southern Reach Trilogy, there’s still lots||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMinisode #7: Meltedy Spoonpisode / Room||The Book Squad explores the tiny yet oh-so-rich world of "Room" by Emma Donoghue. We talk about our favorite Jack-isms, Ma's character, and how we feel about the child narration. We also answer a terrible bookclub discussion question and dive into the..||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSG #7: Hello, Infant / All the Ugly and Wonderful Things||Find out what happens when the whole Book Squad finally agrees on a book! (As Kelli says, now we know "what we can all get on board with.") This week the Squad discusses Bryn Greenwood's "All the Ugly and Wonderful Things," and questions their own...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMinisode #6: We All Float / Stephen King's IT||Join your favorite squad of "losers" on a journey through the sewers of Derry, Maine as we discuss the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King's "IT." How does Bill Skarsgård's Pennywise compare to Tim Curry's performance in the 1990 miniseries? Why did..||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSG #6: A Lotta Lotto / Fates & Furies||Can you ever truly know your spouse? The Book Squad tackles relationship conundrums and more as we discuss Lauren Groff’s novel “Fates and Furies.” There’s even a special guest appearance by Ask-A-Man favorite Joe! Plus: We weigh in on BiP/The n||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMinisode #5: Sorting Orphans / Interview with Laurel Snyder||The Book Squad supports Susan in the next step of her Harry Potter journey: her official sorting! Find out what house she gets and what the other Squad members are. Plus, Emily interviews Laurel Snyder, author of 'Orphan Island.' They discuss where...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSG #5: The Book is Always Better: The Girl with All the Gifts||Special guest Adam joins the squad for a discussion of M. R. Carey's "The Girl with All the Gifts." We talk zombie tropes, narrative style, and what it means to be human. We also talk about the movie, which we were led to believe would be better than...||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMinisode #4: Hate-pisode: The Couple Next Door||The Book Squad finally exorcises our anger over "The Couple Next Door" by Shari Lapena, the book we love to hate, in our first ever hate-pisode. This book has everything: baby kidnapping, shoddy detective work, kinky sex games, and, of course, Zoloft...||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSG #4: A Tale of Group Parenting, Romance, and BBQ / Perfect Little World||BBQ. Child Psychology. Group Parenting. Kevin Wilson's "Perfect Little World" has just about everything, but the Squad would really like some more reality show-style trash, please. Join the Squad as we discuss the novel's characters, pacing, and of...||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMinisode #3: Guess What? I'm a Woman Thing / The Handmaid's Tale||The Book Squad dissects the blessed fruit that is Hulu’s 'The Handmaid’s Tale.' Hear our thoughts on the show’s political timeliness and its feminist wins (and shortcomings). We have lots of feelings about Serena Joy, as well as the fabulous red..||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSG #3: Horrorstör: JUST ORSK!||This week, the Book Squad explores a haunted IKEA-esque furniture outlet in a discussion of Grady Hendrix's 'HORRORSTÖR!' Warning: spooky sounds to follow. 1:13 - Introductions - What horror movie subgenre is scariest to you? 6:03 - What did we...||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMinisode #2: #BookSquadGoals is GROOT||This week, the Book Squad lands on Planet Ego for a conversation about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Plus, hear our reactions to the first two episodes of the Bachelorette. 0:30 - Introductions & quiz time! Take the quiz along with us here:...||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSG #2: FUTUREMOUSE! / White Teeth||What is FutureMouse? Are our teeth a part of our identity? And who, for the love of god, is KEVIN? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this week's episode as the squad dives into Zadie Smith's 2000 novel 'White Teeth.' 0:20 -...||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSG Minisode #1: Bonjour! BonJOUR! Bonjour (bonjour) BONJOUR!||Join the Book Squad on a journey to provincial France for a discussion of Disney's Beauty and the Beast! On their first-ever minisode, Emily, Kelli, Mary, and Susan cover the recent live action adaptation of the story and how it compares to the 1991...||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSG #1: Here I Am / Here We Are||Books. Pop culture. Doggos and kitties. Four cool ladies trying not to say "like" so much. Join the Book Squad for their first ever episode, a discussion of Jonathan Safran Foer's 2016 novel 'Here I Am'. Introductions - 1:39 Summary of 'Here I Am'...||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I love these ladies
Four rad ladies, book discussion, and pet talk. What's not to love? Highly recommend.
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This show is great! I don't get the chance to read a whole lot of books, but I do enjoy listening to intellectual discussion and humor around books I have or want to read.
The group has a great dynamic, they each bring a unique personality that livens up the show, and the personal discussion keeps me laughing!
Plus, I get to write the first review, so that's awesome AF also!