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Rough Draught

15
Oct 2019

Her Body and Other Parties

As temperatures drop and the air gets spooky, Carissa & Kirsty trek through a series of gothic feminist short stories, uncovering monsters both societal and personal.

 

Topic: Her Body & Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

8
Oct 2019

How to Be a Good Creature

Kirsty & Carissa trace the life of naturalist Sy Montgomery through her relationships with various animals, blurring the line between the nature of humanity and the humanity of nature.

 

Topic: How to Be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

1
Oct 2019

On the Road

Carissa & Kirsty take a wild trip across America to find It, themselves, Dean Moriarty, the definition of being cool, and the sneaky similarities between Beat & Millennial attitudes.

 

Topic: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

16
Sep 2019

Howl’s Moving Castle

Kirsty & Carissa jump through a few portal-doors and end up in a fairy tale world to discuss age, morality, relationships, film adaptation, and fire demons.

 

Topic: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

10
Sep 2019

We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

Futuristic replicants of Kirsty & Carissa join Bob (or many Bobs) on a space exploration journey featuring science, politics, personality, and an overwhelming appreciation for passionate writing.

 

Topic: We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

4
Sep 2019

54 - RD: Origins

In a world that cannot survive without backstory exposition, two heroes rise. Learn the books that started it all as Carissa & Kirsty reveal their own murky pasts that led to Rough Draught.

 

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

28
Aug 2019

53 - The Importance of Being Earnest

Kirsty & Carissa fling themselves into a delightfully cynical exploration of Victorian pettiness, Bunburyism, and stress eating 30 muffins.

 

Topic: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

20
Aug 2019

52 - This Is How You Lose the Time War

Kirsty & Carissa enter a multidimensional, time-traveling epistolary love story featuring two rivals who thrive on luxe language and vibrant experiences and conclude that the book is, at its core, a love letter to love letters themselves.

 

Topic: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

14
Aug 2019

51 - The Uninhabitable Earth

Carissa & Kirsty glimpse several potential futures as they discuss the realities and possibilities of climate change, how the world interacts with climate change, and what that means for humanity.

 

Topic: The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

7
Aug 2019

50 - New Moon

In a 50th episode celebration, Kirsty & Carissa return to vampire- and werewolf-infested Forks to find out what happens when your boyfriend dumps you! Spoiler alert: it's not good.

 

Topic: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore