Rough Draught

Rough Draught


Latest Episodes

On the Road
October 01, 2019

Carissa & Kirsty take a wild trip across America to find It, themselves, Dean Moriarty, the definition of being cool, and the sneaky similarities between Beat & Millennial attitudes.   Topic: On the Road by Jack Kerouac Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Howl's Moving Castle
September 16, 2019

Kirsty & Carissa jump through a few portal-doors and end up in a fairy tale world to discuss age, morality, relationships, film adaptation, and fire demons.   Topic: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
September 10, 2019

Futuristic replicants of Kirsty & Carissa join Bob (or many Bobs) on a space exploration journey featuring science, politics, personality, and an overwhelming appreciation for passionate writing.   Topic: We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor Th.

54 - RD: Origins
September 04, 2019

In a world that cannot survive without backstory exposition, two heroes rise. Learn the books that started it all as Carissa & Kirsty reveal their own murky pasts that led to Rough Draught.   Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

53 - The Importance of Being Earnest
August 28, 2019

Kirsty & Carissa fling themselves into a delightfully cynical exploration of Victorian pettiness, Bunburyism, and stress eating 30 muffins.   Topic: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

52 - This Is How You Lose the Time War
August 20, 2019

Kirsty & Carissa enter a multidimensional, time-traveling epistolary love story featuring two rivals who thrive on luxe language and vibrant experiences and conclude that the book is, at its core, a love letter to love letters themselves.   Topic: This I.

51 - The Uninhabitable Earth
August 14, 2019

Carissa & Kirsty glimpse several potential futures as they discuss the realities and possibilities of climate change, how the world interacts with climate change, and what that means for humanity.   Topic: The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells T.

50 - New Moon
August 07, 2019

In a 50th episode celebration, Kirsty & Carissa return to vampire- and werewolf-infested Forks to find out what happens when your boyfriend dumps you! Spoiler alert: it's not good.   Topic: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

49 - Harry Potter 7
July 30, 2019

Kirsty & Carissa take one last field trip to Hogwarts & beyond in an attempt to destroy every Horcrux, because Dumbledore said so, and defeat Voldemort in a meaningful way.   Topic: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling Theme: "Make It Our.

48 - Obsidian Son
July 23, 2019

Kirsty & Carissa are full of regret as they recount possibly the most painful reading experience of their lives, featuring cool hot dudes, naked dragon ladies, lots of money, questionable comic book references, and rare book collecting.   Topic: Obsidian.