Live from #FinCon16 in San Diego, it’s Jana and her friend Athena (filling in for Steph) discussing The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson along with some true crime Netflix documentaries and podcasts. (Note: because this was a live recording, there is some constant background noise. It gives the episode that “you feel like you were there” flavor)
Oprah picked this book as her book club selection and in this episode, hosts Jana and Steph discuss their opinions and thoughts on Colson Whitehead’s much talked about The Underground Railroad. Steph’s dog makes an usual appearance during the discussion as well.
Other books mentioned include: The Woman in Cabin 10, In a Dark Dark Wood, Monster, The Girl in the Ice, The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck, and Small Great Things.
This week we’re talking Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (and, as always, we try to keep it spoiler free). Other books mentioned in this episode: The Wayward Pines trilogy, The Thicket, In a Dark Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Underground Railroad, and The Virgins.
This week marks the return of Jana’s daughter, Erica, with her comments and thoughts on Dork Diaries #2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl. Other books mentioned in this episode: I Love Everybody (And Other Atrocious Lies), Doc, A Gentleman in Moscow, Rules of Civility, The Color of Water in July, Lady Cop Makes Trouble, Valley of the Moon, The Girls, White Trash: The 400-Year Old History of Class in America, and other Dork Diaries titles.
*Note: there are some audio issues in this episode. We apologize.
With Hillary’s historic nomination last week, it’s a good time to talk about one of the most badass pioneers in Washington, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In this episode, Steph and Jana talk about the book The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as well as her influence on Steph and women in general.
In this week’s episode, Jana and Steph once again manage to have a spoiler free discussion of a book! This time it’s Robin Wasserman’s Girls on Fire. Other books mentioned in this episode include: The Devil in the White City, Hurt People, First Comes Love, Still Life, and Morning Star (Red Rising #3)
*Note: There are some audio issues in the second half of the episode (beginning around 17:45 mark).
In this episode, Jana and Steph discuss (in as spoiler free manner as possible), The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix-Sweeney. Other books mentioned: Why We Came to the City, Morning Star (Red Rising #3), Dork Diaries (kids’ book series), Girls on Fire, The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
In this week’s episode, Jana and Steph discuss their favorites reads of the year (so far), including Violent Ends, The Flood Girls, Circling the Sun, Animal Dreams, and Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon.
The full list of books discussed:
- Violent Ends by Shaun David Hutchinson (editor)
- Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown
- The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield
- Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
- Dodgers by Bill Beverly
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
- Water from My Heart by Charles Martin
- Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser
- Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon by Dean Bakopoulos
- Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano
- Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
- The Never Open Desert Diner by James Anderson
In this episode, Jana and Steph discuss How to Start a Fire (the book, not the instructions) by Lisa Lutz. Stay tuned to the end to listen to them search feverishly for a different book.
In this week’s episode, we talk about Julie Murphy’s books Dumplin’ and Side Effects May Vary (in a spoiler free discussion). There’s also some audio issues towards the end, mostly due to Jana’s disgusting cold and some recording problems.