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Rough Draught

29
Jul 2020

The Tradition

Kirsty & Carissa consider the parallel traditions running through America, family, sex, love, violence, and the Black experience while enjoying the language of Pulitzer-winning poetry.

 

Topic: The Tradition by Jericho Brown

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

21
Jul 2020

A Court of Thorns & Roses

Kirsty & Carissa join an angry human girl as she learns about mysterious handsome faeries, the dangers of prejudice, and the magical powers of -- well, that would be a spoiler.

 

Topic: A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

 

14
Jul 2020

Pale Fire

Carissa & Kirsty unravel character histories and read a poem that is definitely, assuredly, indisputably about the fugitive ex-King of Zembla and his grand adventures.

 

Topic: Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

6
Jul 2020

Shattered Grid

Kirsty & Carissa activate their Zords and set off across the Power Rangers multiverse to learn that you can only truly be saved when you open your heart.

Topic: Shattered Grid - written by Kyle Higgins, illustrated by Daniele Di Nicuolo & Diego Galindo, colors by Walter Baiamonte & Marcelo Costa, letters by Ed Dukeshire

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

30
Jun 2020

Her Cowboy Billionaire Boss

Kirsty & Carissa turn their brains off for more wholesome Wyoming romance and surprisingly genuine emotional beats, but can they make it through the book without hating the main characters? Well, we'll see.

 

Topic: Her Cowboy Billionaire Boss by Liz Isaacson

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

23
Jun 2020

White Fragility

Carissa & Kirsty attempt to discuss the concept of "whiteness" and the way racism and anti-Blackness are baked into American systems, white thought processes, and their own experiences.

 

Topic: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

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