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Rough Draught

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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

28
Feb 2020

Seven Deadly Shadows

Kirsty & Carissa visit Kyoto and Tokyo to collect death gods, learn to fight demons, and flirt with cute shrine guardians.

 

Topic: Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda & Valynne E. Maetani

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

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