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Rough Draught

27
May 2020

The Weight of the Stars

Kirsty & Carissa join a cast of angsty but remarkably emotionally mature teens to explore the wide expanse of space, the cost of dreams, and what it means to truly love the whole of a person.

 

Topic: The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

19
May 2020

Oh God Not Again! (Fanfic)

Carissa & Kirsty throw canon to the wind and review a 50-chapter Harry Potter fanfiction involving time travel, strategic merchandising, and behavioral conditioning.

 

Topic: "Oh God Not Again!" by Sarah1281 (fanfiction.net)

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

12
May 2020

Leaving Time

Kirsty & Carissa take a listener recommendation to hang out with elephants and ghosts in New Hampshire and Botswana. They'll solve a murder and unpack some very complicated relationships on the way.

 

Topic: Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

5
May 2020

Girl with a Pearl Earring

The girls visit Kirsty's homeland of Holland, in a fictionalized 17th century where art and culture and personal entanglements are all sort of the same thing.

 

Topic: Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

30
Apr 2020

Sontag

Carissa & Kirsty use a biography of Susan Sontag to discuss some of the questions that haunted Susan herself - including the purpose of art, the construction of the self, and the role of the individual in changing times.

 

Topic: Sontag by Benjamin Moser

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

24
Apr 2020

Trifles

Kirsty & Carissa attempt their first instagram live episode to discuss murder, gender, and jam and almost make it through the first 10 minutes without referencing "Chicago."

 

Topic: Trifles by Susan Glaspell

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

19
Apr 2020

Quarantine Games

Kirsty & Carissa quiz each other on past books. Do they remember anything from the Before Times? Let's find out.

 

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

7
Apr 2020

Twelfth Night

Kirsty & Carissa wash up in Illyria and encounter a collection of love-obsessed characters with a propensity for wine and drama. Is there anything new to say about this classic? Let's find out.

 

Topic: Twelfth Night, or What You Will by William Shakespeare

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

1
Apr 2020

Her Cowboy Billionaire Best Friend

Saddle up, team. Kirsty & Carissa are headed west for an incredibly wholesome love story featuring several horses and, for some reason, a massive energy corporation.

 

Topic: Her Cowboy Billionaire Best Friend by Liz Isaacson

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

24
Mar 2020

The Collector

Carissa & Kirsty trade the isolation and terror of the real world for the isolation and terror of a psychological thriller with intricately sketched characters and impressive self-awareness.

 

Topic: The Collector by John Fowles

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore