Judging Book Covers Podcast
By Meghan Griffin
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Judging Book Covers Podcast is a podcast hosted by Meghan Griffin, featuring two new guest every month. Each guest picks a book to make the other two read and discuss, getting people outside of their comfort zone.
||CleanBloodline with Olivia James||In preparation for Solo, Stephanie and Meghan invite Olivia James of Super Serious Social Justice Podcast to come on and discuss Bloodline by Claudia Gray! We briefly debate if we want to just talk about Donald Glover and adult juice boxes,...||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKindred with Sarah Iff Decker||Kanye, thank you for setting up this week's episode so well for us!! Your [nonexistent] check is in the mail. Content Warning: Slavery, Rape, and everything that comes with both and MILD SPOILERS FOR BLACK PANTHER. This week Stephanie and...||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Don't Know What You Know Me From with Amy Pascale||This week Stephanie and Meghan are joined by Amy Pascale of Ladies Love Paul Rudd to discuss one of America's favorite co-stars: Judy Greer! We read her 2014 memoir I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star. We discussed...||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnniversary Episode: Earthcore with Tim Lowe||Judging Book Covers Podcast has hit one year! To celebrate, we brought back Tim Lowe from the first two episodes to discuss another Scott Sigler book: Earthcore! While this book is originally from 2005, we are discussing the re-written version...||4/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: Pet Sematary the Movie||It isn't an April Fool's trick: there are two Judging Book Cover's episodes this week! Really, we are just celebrating for weeks that it's the podcast's year anniversary. While reading Pet Sematary, Stephanie and Chris happened to luck...||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPet Sematary Part II with Chris Hayes||Welcome to Part II of our Pet Sematary discussion! We talk about the second half of Stephen King's book, focusing on when Louis and Rachel lose their youngest child through the end of the book. We also discuss in depth what led up to King...||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPart I: Pet Sematary with Chris Hayes||Second part of "Horror Book March!" Is that a thing? It is now! Stephanie and Meghan are joined by a special fun host, Chris Hayes! We had fun talking Stephen King — both books and movies we've seen — and a few other horror movies and...||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUniversal Harvester with Phil Gonzales||Stephanie and Meghan are joined by Phil Gonzales of Deep in Bear County, It's Del Toro Time, and Klickitcast to discuss Universal Harvester by John Darnielle! We have a hard time categorizing this book, as it appears on the...||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Wrinkle in Time with Ileana Garcia||As probably every book podcast is doing, we read A Wrinkle in Time before the movie comes out! This is a book Meghan read as a kid, but Stephanie and our guest had not read before. We discuss how it feels to read a kids/middle school grade...||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Power by Naomi Alderman||Co-host only episode!||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLocal with Ryan Lynch and Tracy Tanoff||Ryan and Tracy join Meghan again to discuss the podcast's first graphic novel — Local, written by Brian Wood, illustrated by Ryan Kelly! This is a bit of a long episode as the series consists of twelve issues, and we had to discuss how...||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRestless with Tracy Tanoff and Ryan Lynch||WWII Spies create FAKE NEWS||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVicious by V.E. Schwab with Emily Bennett and Ollie Brady||Happy Holidays! For a holiday special, I brought back two of my favorite guests to talk about one of my favorite books! Emily Bennett and Ollie Brady of Best Acquaintances Podcast join me to discuss Vicious by V. E. Schwab! Jason Statham,...||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMr. Darcy's Diary with Vicki Crosson and Ryan Alexander||Regency Time Period's Christian Grey||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Grey with Ryan Alexander and Vicki Crosson||This week I am joined by Ryan Alexander and Vicki Crosson to discuss book 4 of the 50 Shades of Grey series: Grey by E.L. James. Spoiler: None of us have read the original three books or had seen the movies prior to reading this book — most of...||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Maybe In Another Life with Heather Webb and Alicia Harder||Meghan is joined again by Alicia and Heather to talk about Taylor Jenkins Reid's Maybe In Another Life! This book is a parallel storyline novel, where two different options are shown based on a decision the protagonist makes...... ....so of...||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: The Haunting of Hill House with Alicia Harder and Heather Webb||Happy Halloween!! Meghan is joined by two new guests, and at Alicia's suggestion, they read The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson! It's a perfect Halloween book, and somehow ghosts got into our system! We also discuss other horror...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Horror Books||Due to some crazy traveling and scheduling conflicts, I brought back two past guests to talk horror books really quick, rather than start a new round of guests! James DeBruicker of Over the Tabletop and Ileana Garcia both were wonderful enough to take..||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Ender's Game with Carson Long and Millena Silva||This week we have Carson Long and Millena Silva back to discuss their second YA book: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card! Meghan rants about nicknames being stupid, Millena proves that Hunger Games is just an updated female version of Ender's Game,...||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode: Banned Books!||I am on the road, but I took a few minutes to discuss banned books. I'm joined by Ollie for a quick discussion on banned books in the US and Ireland! As per the norm, we get slightly off topic, but it was definitely interesting to hear the difference...||9/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Once and For All with Millena Silva and Carson Long||This week we have new guests: Millena Silva and Carson Long of Kennesaw State University's podcast: Book Club Soda! We discussed our first of two YA books: Once and For All by Sarah Dessen! Meghan and Carson have some serious feelings about this book,..||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Annihilation with Liz Babish and Dawn Gildenmeister||This week we discuss book one of the Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer. This book is a bit of a dystopian, postmodern nutter of a book, and none of us quite understand what the hell is going on in this world on a greater...||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Stiff with Dawn Gildenmeister and Liz Babish||Meghan is joined this week by two new guests: Liz Babish, and Dawn Gildenmeister of Beckett to the Future Podcast! They discuss the first non-fiction book of the podcast: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach! Dawn discusses...||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Enter, Night with Gena Radcliffe and Erin Ayers||Meghan is joined again by Gena and Erin to discuss Michael Rowe's Enter, Night, a vampire novel that pays homage to the 70s terrifying vampire stories! The three of them discuss how people are always worse than vampires, the difference...||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: The Anubis Gates with Erin Ayers and Gena Radcliffe||It's a hot summer, and movies are playing blockbusters to fill the air conditioned seats. The guest this week recommended the perfect book blockbuster for when you don't quite feel like walking out of your apartment into the heat! Meghan is...||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: The Essential Bordertown with Ileana Garcia and Stephanie Cortez||Meghan is joined again by Ileana and Stephanie to discuss the YA anthology The Essential Bordertown, edited by Terri Windling and Delia Sherman. We discuss how the YA genre ends to reach back to its 90s roots and bring the grittiness back,...||7/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: The Other Boleyn Girl with Stephanie Cortez and Ileana Garcia||Meghan is joined by two new guests this week, Stephanie Cortez and Ileana Garcia. We read The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory and discussed our thoughts on 1500s clothing, movie adaptations, and whether or not British actors can pull off...||6/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World with Ollie Brady and Emily Bennett||In which Meghan is joined again by Emily Bennett and Ollie Brady of Best Acquaintances, and they discussed Haruki Murakami’s Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, a beautiful and weird book from the 1980s. Meghan apparently doesn’t know..||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Waylander II with Emily Bennett and Ollie Brady||This week I am joined by Ollie Brady and Emily Bennett of Best Acquaintances! We discuss David Gemmell's Waylander II and giggle through the entire episode while Ollie tries to explain why this book was important to 11-year-old Ollie, Emily reads the...||5/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode and a Giveaway??||It's an off week for us readers, and yet there's an episode?! Today I've got my first of many giveaways, Feel Good Bar and Grill coloring book by Amy Davis Roth! Take a listen at this chill episode as I drink and chat at the featured bar on...||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Boneshaker with Marilag Angway and James DeBruicker||Mari and James join me again for episode 4 of the podcast, where we discuss Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. Lots of talk of zombies and steampunk in this episode, as well as Mari and I making James feel old for making a Simpsons reference. ...||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Silk by Caitlin Kiernan with James DeBruicker and Marilag Angway||Word of the Day: Weird For episode 3 I welcome two new guests, James DeBruicker and Marilag Angway! We discuss Silk by Caitlin Kiernan, which is a darker book than the previous two books on the show. The book brings about memories of 90s...||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Infected by Scott Sigler with Tim Lowe and Joe Schulman||Word of the day: Gooey For Episode 2 we discussed Tim's recommendation, Infected by Scott Sigler. I apologize in advance as I fidgeted around the entire episode with the necklace from Surly-Ramics Etsy Store and didn't realize it was picking...||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Master and Commander with Tim Lowe and Joe Schulman||Today is the premier of the podcast! I am joined by Tim Lowe and Joe Schulman as we discuss Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian. Joe tells us why this is one of his favorite books, I explain why I briefly thought this book was going to...||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Book Lover Paradise!
Meghan hosts Judging Book Covers which takes two guests and Meghan makes them each pick a book to discuss. The chats are always entertaining and leave you wanting more recommendations! It's a great way to discover what other people are reading and join your own virtual book club!