Episode 24: The Devil in the White City

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)

Other books mentioned in this episode:  The Recovering Spender, Pines, The Woman in Cabin 10, Monster, and Lady Cop Makes Trouble.

Episode 23: The Underground Railroad

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. 

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Episode 21: Dork Diaries #2

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.

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Episode 20: The Notorious RBG

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.

Other books mentioned in this episode: Tuesday Nights in 1980, Valley of the Moon, Cruel Beautiful World, The Devil in the White City, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and The Underground Railroad.

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Episode 16: Midyear favorites

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.

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Episode 12: Julie Murphy

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.