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Latest Episodes

BSG #51: It's Our Podcast and We'll Cry if We Want to / Transcendent Kingdom
February 22, 2021

Get your tissues ready. In this episode, the Squad discusses Yaa Gyasi's novel Transcendent Kingdom. Join us as we chat about mental health, depression, addiction, grief, racism, religion, and, yes, we do cry it out a little bit. You're welcome to...

Othersode #50: The Women Tell All / Our 100th Episode!
February 08, 2021

It’s our 100th episode! Our hundredpisode! Our hundo-sode! Join us as we look back on our favorite books, movies and TV shows we’ve covered—as well as our least favorite things (because we do love to hate on stuff from time to time). We also listen to...

BSG #50: Millennials Are Old Now / Luster
January 25, 2021

For our FIFTIETH #Bookpisode, the Book Squad discusses "Luster," the debut novel by Raven Leilani. We talk about the Millennial and Gen Z hallmarks of the novel, the bizarre predicament Edie finds herself in, the issue of “likeability” in Black...

Othersode #49: Teddy Ruxpin Made Me Liberal / Wonder Woman 1984
January 11, 2021

Make a wish… Was it that we would talk about Wonder Woman 1984? Good, because your wish is granted! Join us for our discussion of the new film as we talk about Diana and Barbara’s relationship, why Steve is or isn’t great, and some socio-political...

BSG #49: "You're not special!"/ The Paper Wasp
December 28, 2020

Start a toxic friendship with us while we discuss Lauren Acampora’s novel The Paper Wasp. We talk about the book’s unreliable narrator, the stalker-esque relationship between the main characters, the culty subplot,and that wild ride of an ending. Next...

Othersode #48: IN CONCLUSION / Our 2020 Pop Culture Faves
December 14, 2020

It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year! (Which isn’t saying much because, you know, this year was 2020.) It’s time for our annual Best of the Year episode. Join us for some much-needed happy talk as we talk about our favorite pop culture things of...

BSG #48: Yikes on Bikes / Docile
November 30, 2020

The Squad goes to dystopian Maryland this week for our discussion of Docile by K.M. Szpara. We talk about slavery, race, capitalism, fanfic and slavefic, and queer relationships. Then we get into some listener feedback for Survivor Song and catch up...

Othersode #47: There Are Worse Things Than Korn / Lovecraft Country
November 16, 2020

Join the Squad on a sci-fi/fantasy/horror adventure as we discuss the HBO series "Lovecraft Country." We talk about HP Lovecraft and race, how the show plays with genre, the unique structure of the series, and our favorite characters. Next, we dig...

BSG #47: We're Not Okay / Survivor Song
November 02, 2020

Escape the real pandemic with a fictional outbreak as we discuss Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay! We talk about how the novel’s events relate to current events, how the main characters are used to tell the story, and whether or not this is a zombie...

Othersode #46: Eating Owen's Cake Batter / The Haunting of Bly Manor
October 19, 2020

Grab your cake batter and badly-made tea because the Book Squad is discussing "The Haunting of Bly Manor." We talk about all of the Henry James literary connections, the (sometimes hidden) ghosts, grief and memory, and of course, love stories. Then we...