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Rough Draught

19
Feb 2020

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Kirsty & Carissa follow one of the most fully realized female leads in American canon through a sometimes-delightful, sometimes-miserable adventure to define herself.

 

Topic: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

11
Feb 2020

My Cat Yugoslavia

Kirsty & Carissa follow an intergenerational exploration of immigration, loneliness, dreams, and extremely rude talking cats.

 

Topic: My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

28
Jan 2020

Mooncallers

Kirsty & Carissa take another fantasy trip with a full crew of adventurers, including: a hot guy! a starry-eyed elven sorceress! a tiny gay ranger gal! a crass foreign prince! a steampunk mom! a giant wolf and his human sister! and more!

 

Topic: Mooncallers: Stars Wake by Leda C. Muir

Theme: “Make It Ours” by Evermore

20
Jan 2020

Junk.

Kirsty & Carissa do a deep dive into love, culture, junk, and living in another person’s brain in their first poetry-focused episode.

 

Topic: Junk by Tommy Pico

Theme: “Make It Ours” by Evermore

15
Jan 2020

2020 Draughties

In episode 69 (nice), Carissa & Kirsty reflect on the best and worst books of 2019.

25
Dec 2019

A Christmas Carol

Kirsty & Carissa are visited by a gauntlet of literary spirits and forced to confront their own feelings about Charles Dickens and Christmas.

 

Topic: A Christmas Carol, in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens

Theme: “Make It Ours” by Evermore

16
Dec 2019

Thunderhead

Kirsty & Carissa return to Neal Shusterman's world of immortality and discover new characters, old characters, a database with troublingly bold emotions, and the total destruction of an entire island.

 

Topic: Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

10
Dec 2019

Fancasts

Kirsty & Carissa cast some of their favorite characters from this year's readings.

 

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

4
Dec 2019

Fashionably Dead

Kirsty & Carissa put on their best Prada and dive into a world of sexy vampires, celebrity-impersonating fairies, and impossibly complicated family connections.

 

Topic: Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

21
Nov 2019

The Power

Kirsty & Carissa make their way through a shocking turn of history to explore gender politics, the corrupting influence of power, and the nuances of resistance and oppression.

 

Topic: The Power by Naomi Alderman

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore