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Rough Draught

15
Sep 2021

Dream Tube

Kirsty & Carissa open up their voids and try to unpack exactly what happened - and whether it matters - in this abstract, introspective graphic novel. Bonus: recorded in only one physical place!

Topic: Dream Tube by Rebekka Dunlap

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

7
Sep 2021

The Left Hand of Darkness

Per recommendation, Kirsty & Carissa take off to a cold, genderless planet to discover their politics, interpersonal relationships, and survival tips for hiking through the tundra for many many days.

 

Topic: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

19
Aug 2021

The Rough Draught Cinematic Universe

Carissa & KIrsty try to piece together an overarching plot to link some of their favorite/least favorite characters. Does it work? Does it make any sense? Only you can decide.

 

Theme: "Make It Ours"

11
Aug 2021

Nives

Kirsty & Carissa catch up on a lifetime of gossip between Nives, a widow with a troubled pet chicken, and Loriano, an alcoholic veterinarian. Details best discovered along the way.

 

Topic: Nives by Sacha Naspini

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

3
Aug 2021

The Amulet of Samarkand

Kirsty & Carissa shift forms and tiptoe along a complicated system of magic, politics, demon exploitation, neglect, revenge, and heists.

 

Topic: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud 

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

22
Jul 2021

Meditations in an Emergency

Kirsty & Carissa flex the poetry part of their brains to discuss Big Feelings in New York - a favorite genre.

 

Topic: Meditations in an Emergency by Frank O'Hara

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

30
Jun 2021

Red Rising

Kirsty & Carissa tackle a frustratingly-full-of-potential dystopia that ostensibly imagines a Hunger Games / Game of Thrones / Ender's Game medley with a protagonist problem.

 

Topic: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

21
Jun 2021

Luigi Number One

Kirsty & Carissa pay homage to fanfiction as an art and to the great and mighty Luigi, Mr. Lean n' Green, who has long been overshadowed by his inferiorly mustached brother.

 

Topic: Luigi Number One by Luigi Enthusiast

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

26
May 2021

The Wretched of the Earth

Kirsty & Carissa discuss Fanon's seminal treatise on colonialism, decolonization, and sociology, while discovering exactly how many times they can say the word "colonize" in an hour.

 

Topic: The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

19
May 2021

Mandy (2018)

Kirsty & Carissa take a brief break from the world of literature to discuss a trippy, stressful-then-decidedly-not-stressful culty horror film starring the greatest actor of our time.

 

Topic: Mandy (dir: Panos Cosmatos)

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

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