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Rough Draught

14
May 2019

38 - Harry Potter 5

Carissa & Kirsty take an angst-fueled trip back to Hogwarts to meet new characters, rebel against government mandates, go through relationship drama, and finally get some damn information out of Dumbledore after a climactic battle.

 

Topic: Harry Potter & the Order of the Pheonix by J.K. Rowling

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

6
May 2019

37 - Hunger

Kirsty & Carissa read Roxane Gay's "memoir of [her] body," discussing Gay's journey as well as their own experiences as women and humans and bodies.

 

Topic: Hunger by Roxane Gay

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

29
Apr 2019

36 - Seraphina

Kirsty & Carissa join a musician and her royal friends as they try to maintain an uneasy dragon-human alliance while keeping a dark secret about her heritage.

 

Topic: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

22
Apr 2019

35 - Sin & Chocolate

Carissa & Kirsty take a romantic trip to a magical San Francisco, where unhappy ghosts, pink Burberry bags, controlling men and questionable Lord of the Rings references lead to drama and desire.

CONTENT WARNING: this episode contains more concrete references to sex than usual.

Topic: Sin & Chocolate by K.F. Breene

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

17
Apr 2019

34 - The Secret Garden

Carissa & Kirsty visit the moors of England to try to rid themselves of disagreeableness, but first they must deal with a sick cousin, a magical robin, and an unsettlingly Snow-White-like friend.

 

Topic: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

10
Apr 2019

33 - Harry Potter 4

Kirsty & Carissa return to Hogwarts for a competition between (approximately) 3 wizards, a school dance, and a typically difficult test of HP knowledge.

Topic: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

1
Apr 2019

32 - The Night Tiger

Kirsty & Carissa journey to early 20th century Malaya for a twisty murder mystery revolving around weretigers, severed fingers, dream children, and hot stepbrothers.

 

Topic: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

25
Mar 2019

31 - Becoming

Kirsty & Carissa travel from South Chicago to the White House to discuss childhood, femininity, ambition, love, and success with First Lady / Fashion Icon Michelle Robinson Obama.

 

Topic: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

18
Mar 2019

30 - Angus, Thongs, & Full Frontal Snogging

Kirsty and Carissa check in on Georgia Nicolson to learn some British teen slang and the intricacies of kissing lessons, sex gods, and contentious friendships.

Topic: Angus, Thongs, & Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

9
Mar 2019

29 - Potpourri

Sans book, Carissa & Kirsty offer their thoughts on a variety of media, world news, and life lessons. Enjoy this rare, in-depth look into the fascinating world of these revered podcast hosts. Regular programming will resume next week.

 

Theme: “Make It Ours” by Evermore