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Rough Draught

11
Jun 2019

42 - Through the Language Glass

Kirsty & Carissa peek through the academic looking glass at the ways in which language, culture, and thought intertwine and interact.

 

Topic: Through the Language Glass by Guy Deutscher

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

3
Jun 2019

41 - Scythe

Kirsty & Carissa visit a tranquil dystopia (or utopia) in which death has been all but exterminated -- except for the Scythes, an order of benevolent assassins who are going through quite the political upheaval.

 

Topic: Scythe by Neal Schusterman

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

28
May 2019

40 - Pride & Prejudice

Kirsty & Carissa set off on a quest to find husbands for the imperious Bennet daughters, encountering class commentary, petty drama, and witty Victorian banter along the way.

 

Topic: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

20
May 2019

39 - Hungry People

Kirsty & Carissa are joined by author Tasha Coryell to discuss her series of short stories, featuring physicality, food, sex, and morality as well as pop culture, clowns, and how to get Taylor Swift & Marilyn Manson in the same movie.

 

Topic:  Hungry People by Tasha Coryell

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

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