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Rough Draught

26
Oct 2020

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Kirsty & Carissa take on a classic haunted carnival with spooks and scares around every corner! Also: the tragedy of aging, 3am, aesthetics, and the duality of man.

 

Topic: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

15
Oct 2020

Midnight Sun

In their 100th episode, Kirsty & Carissa reboot the classics by revisiting the OG vampire love story through Edward's eyes. Extra world building & lore! Mind reading powers! Charlie Swan! Questionable defenses of Edward's worse decisions! What more could a reader possibly ask???

9
Oct 2020

Fashionably Dead: Down Under

Kirsty & Carissa open Spooktober 2020 with a trip to Hell featuring sexy vampire friends, good and bad demons, a weirdly vengeful Dante Alighieri, and literally not a single mention of Australia.

 

Topic: Fashionably Dead Down Under by Robyn Peterman

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

5
Oct 2020

A Burning

Kirsty & Carissa talk about social media, class, anger, and the intersection of emotion, politics, and violence in this striking novel.

 

Topic: A Burning by Megha Majumdar

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

30
Sep 2020

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Kirsty & Carissa join James Baldwin on an exploration of religion, family, race, and coming of age and reflect on their own journeys with faith.

 

Topic: Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

16
Sep 2020

When the Moon Was Ours

Kirsty & Carissa bring out their magical-spiritual sides to find the connection between nature and identity, love and ego, the moon and the water, and also pumpkins. So many pumpkins.

 

Topic: When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

7
Sep 2020

The MacKinnon’s Bride

In another Kindle ad-inspired adventure, Kirsty & Carissa travel to medieval Britain & Scotland for some steamy romance, daddy issues, questionable accents, and far too many descriptions of breasts.

 

Topic: The MacKinnon's Bride by Tanya Anne Crosby

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

27
Aug 2020

How to Do Nothing

Kirsty & Carissa consider Animal Crossing, the environment, social media, art, communes, refusal, and the idea of Doing Nothing.

 

Topic: How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

24
Aug 2020

Gods of Jade and Shadow

Kirsty, Carissa, and special guest Michelle go on an adventure in 1920s Mexico featuring snarky demons, architecture, assertive heroines, and literal hellfire.

 

Topic: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Guest: @michellelegustaleer

18
Aug 2020

Death of the Author

Carissa & Kirsty discuss J.K. Rowling's transphobia as well as the more general idea of authorship with an assist from the classic essay by Barthes. Can we separate authors from their work? Should we? 

 

Topic: Discussion // "Death of the Author" by Roland Barthes

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

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