In which we discuss "Sweet on the Tongue" by Roxane Gay and "Parakeets" by Kevin Brockmeier, along with, among other things: love, trauma, companionship, and the plural of abyss.Read More
In which we discuss the classic Christmas film, KISS, KISS, BANG, BANG, along with, among other things, Pauline Kael, Lethal Weapon, Val Kilmer, and caring more than you have the capacity with which to deal.Read More
In which we discuss, in our first holiday special of the year, the classic Christmas film, In Bruges. Also: assassins, Mrs. Maisel, cities in which one might prefer to die, the trouble with prepositions, and the planes of Star Wars.Read More
In which we discuss everything that happened in 2018. More or less. For example: Sorry to Bother You, Janelle Monae, Mandy, and I Love Lucy. One of these things doesn’t quite belong, but that’s life for you.Read More
In which we cross streams once again with the wonderful magazine, Strange Horizons: we pick stories to discuss, and they reprint those stories online at strangehorizons.com.
This time around we've pulled together a couple of our favorite story discussions from the archives, "Directions" by Judy Budnitz (1.21) and "Fisherman" by Nalo Hopkinson (1.09), which were previously unavailable online. We also added a new intro in which we talk about time and space and genre. You know. The usual.
Happy listening, readers.Read More
In which we discuss GERD, THE GIRL WITH TOO MANY ARMS by Zachary Doss and THE THANKLESS CHILD by Daniel Mallory Ortberg, along with, among other things, Aimee Bender, magical vacuum cleaners, and Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors."Read More
In which we discuss:
"Vox Clamantis in Deserto” by Curtis Sittenfeld
“The Empty, The Empty, The Empty” by Jenny Zhang.
Along with, among other things, Yuja Wang, figuring out how to be a writer, and the really real insides of people.Read More
In which, we discuss, Dance Card by Roberto Bolano & A Kiss with Teeth by Max Gladstone.
Along with, among other things, silhouettes, monsters, and the musical stylings of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.Read More
In which, we discuss:
Along with, among other things, Lord of the Rings, Marxist critique, and regret.
In which, in the second of our holiday specials this year, we discuss that one film GROUNDHOG DAY, along with, among other things, ensouled vampires, magical girls, girls with cool hats, various sorts of existential despair, and also Magic Mike XXL.Read More