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Book Club for Masochists: a Readers’ Advisory Podcast

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Book Club for Masochists: a Readers’ Advisory Podcast
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Book Club for Masochists: a Readers’ Advisory Podcast

Book Club for Masochists

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A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading books we hate! Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast we discuss our reading choices, experiences, opinions, appeal factors, and other related topics as friends and library workers.

Latest Episodes

Episode 089 - Other People's Faves (that we do not like)

EIn this episode we’re talking about Other People’s Faves (that we do not like)! Yes, it’s time for our hot takes and unpopular opinions! We discuss all the pretty spider girls, not finishing books, hate reading, and waiting to read the next book in a series. Plus: Fish venting! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Media We Mention (Some of these we like and some of them we do not like…) Wanted (2008 film) (Wikipedia) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Wikipedia) - The play we mention The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien The Princess Bride by William Goldman The film version (Wikipedia) Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman The TV version (Wikipedia) Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Sa...

76 MIN2 d ago
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Episode 089 - Other People's Faves (that we do not like)

Episode 088 - Psychology

EThis month we’re discussing Psychology! We discuss psychedelics, rodent-based experiments, citations and footnotes, and books that turn out to be not what we expected. Plus: Why some of us don’t eat cephalopods! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards | Amanda Wanner Things We Read How to Change your Mind by Michael Pollan Not the Monty Python guy, that’s Michael Palin Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays by Mandy Len Catron To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This (New York Times article) Quirkology: The Curious Science Of Everyday Lives by Richard Wiseman How Dogs Think: What the World Looks Like to Them and Why They Act the Way They Do by Stanley Coren Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger Other Minds: The Octop...

65 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 088 - Psychology

The Midnight Library: Episode 001 - Halloween Poetry

Good evening, and welcome to The Midnight Library! Please enjoy this special spooky bonus poetry episode, just in time for Halloween! Featuring Matthew Murray |Meghan Whyte|RJ Edwards |Anna Ferri You can download the podcastdirectly, find it onLibsyn, or get it throughApple Podcasts,Stitcher,Google Play,Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. Music: Grand Toccata And Fugue In D Minor pt.1 by by Johann Sebastian Bach Performed by Pattman, G. T. on the Liberal Jewish Synagogue Organ, St. John's Wood, London Here’s part two! Samples: Thunder3 by Josh74000MC Attic door creaking by jymdavis Cardboard Box Opening by Coral_Island_Studios DoorCreaking11 by Zabuhailo BUSSATA (door knocking) by gambler9 Chiming clock by urupin Vinyl record needle static by joedeshon Wind space howling effect by alexkandrell (I think that's all of them...) Next Week on Book Club for Masochists: A Readers' Advisory Podcast: Join us again on Tuesday, November 5th we’ll be talking about the non-fict...

20 MIN3 w ago
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The Midnight Library: Episode 001 - Halloween Poetry

Episode 087 - Suspending Your Disbelief

This episode we’re discussing the topics of Suspending Your Disbelief and Trick or Treaters’ Advisory (e.g. Halloween costumes)! We discuss how we read realistic fiction differently from more outlandish fiction, characters acting out of character, super selfish teenagers, and how many costume elements we have in our closets. Plus: We’re confused by people who choose not to read fiction! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Contest! We hit 50,000 total downloads! Tell us your favourite episode! Either through email or social media! Win a sticker! (And a book?) Media We Mention Murder, She Wrote (Wikipedia) The Hunger Games (series) (Wikipedia) Gotham Academy (Wikipedia) The Goddess of Fireflies by Geneviève Pettersen Mr. Dressup (Wikipedia) Links, Articles, and Things Suspension of disbelief (Wikipedia) Episode 007 - Cozy Mysteries Episode 057 - Nordic/Scandinavian Noir Hark! Episode 238: It’s December 22nd, FYI - (When is) Hanukkah This Year The Baby-Sitters Club (Wikipedia) - The first 35 novels were written by Ann M. Martin but later volumes were written by ghostwriters using her name. Carolyn Keene (Wikipedia) - Collective pseudonym used for Nancy Drew novels Franklin W. Dixon (Wikipedia) - Collective pseudonym used for the Hardy Boys novels The evolution of Harley Quinn (infographic) - Her various costumes in comics and other media up to 2015 Harley Quinn Evolution in Comics - Her various costumes in comics up to 2019 The Suck Fairy Cap and bells (Wikipedia) Schnappi Das Kleine Krokodil Costume Inspiration Cultural Appropriation at Halloween: My Culture Is Not a Costume Students Teaching About Racism in Society Halloween Poster Campaigns Photos of us in costumes! Barbarella (film) The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Red Knight (Alice Through the Looking Glass) Cthulhu Tintin (The Adventures of Tintin) Quintin Quire (X-Men) Girl Genius Nymphadora Tonks (Harry Potter) Eternal Scout (Welcome to Night Vale) Taako (The Adventure Zone) Tiger Millionaire (Steven Universe) WorldCat Untitled Goose Game The Tragedy of Julius Caesar What are your favourite costumes? Suggest new genres! Fill out the form to suggest genres! Check out our Tumblr, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on Tuesday, November 5th we’ll be talking about the non-fiction genre of Psychology! Then on Tuesday, November 19th we’ll be discussing Other People’s Favourites!

60 MINOCT 15
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Episode 087 - Suspending Your Disbelief

Episode 086 - American Gothic

This month we’re discussing American Gothic! We discuss old creepy houses, weird families, cultural context, potential supernatural, the sense of unease, and media that makes you feel emotions. Plus: You’ve inherited a haunted decaying space station. You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards | Jessi F Things We Read We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote Bonavere Howl by Caitlin Galway Florence & Giles by John Harding The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson Child of God by Cormac McCarthy Vlad by Carlos Fuentes Universal Harvester by John Darnielle the Mountain Goats (Wikipedia) This Year (music video) Sax Rohmer #1 (music video) (this is the one sampled in the episode) Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds Gothic Tales of Haunted Love by Hope Nicholson and S.M. Beiko Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures (Kickstarter) Other Media We Mention Hellboy by Mike Mignola The Lottery by Shirley Jackson The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Vampire: The Masquerade (tabletop game) American Vampire, Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne The real place! The Addams Family by Charles Addams (Wikipedia) Scooby-Doo Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men - 261 – Out of the Subtext, Live from FlameCon with Vita Ayala! Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy Edgar Allan Poe (Wikipedia) The Black Cat The Cask of Amontillado The Fall of the House of Usher The Masque of the Red Death The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Pit and the Pendulum The Raven The Tell-Tale Heart Ghosts of Mars (Wikipedia) Betrayal at House on the Hill (Wikipedia) Links, Articles, and Things Episode 002 - Gothic Literature Episode 049 - Southern Gothic Southern Ontario Gothic Wuxia (Chinese martial arts novels) The Providence Athenæum New genres we made up Latin American Gothic Space Gothic Suggest new genres! Fill out the form to suggest genres! Check out our Tumblr, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on Tuesday, October 15th we’ll be discussing suspending our disbelief when it comes to fiction plus we’ll talk about literary-themed Halloween costumes! Then on Tuesday, November 5th we’ll be talking about the non-fiction genre of Psychology!

59 MINOCT 1
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Episode 086 - American Gothic

Episode 085 - Recent Media We’ve Experienced and Enjoyed

This episode we’re discussing recent media we’ve experienced and enjoyed. We talk Muppets, French pop music, anarchist witches, and in-depth analyses of video game lore. Plus: We talk about some books too! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Media We’ve Enjoyed Anna’s Picks Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley Abara: Complete Deluxe Edition by Tsutomu Nihei Sunshine State by Sarah Gerard They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib Come by Jain (Music Video) I Like (the idea of) You by Tessa Violet (Music Video) Looking for Information: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs, and Behavior: 4th Edition by Donald O. Case and Lisa M. Given Matthew’s Picks My Brother's Husband, Volume 2 by Gengoroh Tagame Academia Obscura by Glen Wright @Academia...

67 MINSEP 17
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Episode 085 - Recent Media We’ve Experienced and Enjoyed

Episode 084 - Political Non-Fiction

This episode we’re discussing Political Non-Fiction! We talk about the design of American political books, anarchism, accessing abortion, parliamentarians, when is a comic not a comic, and more! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Books We Read (or tried to…) Anarchism for Beginners by Marcos Mayer and Sanyú Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction by Colin Ward Very Short Introductions Order Without Power: An Introduction to Anarchism: History and Current Challenges by Normand Baillargeon On the House: An Inside Look at the House of Commons by Rob Walsh 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike by Graphic History Collective and David Lester Your Black Friend and Other Strangers by Ben Passmore Ben Passmore’s comics on The Nib The Mental Load: A feminist comic by Emma Comics for Choice: Illustrated Abortion Stories, History and Politics edited by Hazel Newlevant, Whit Taylor, and O.K. Fox Pay-What-You-Want PDF! The Antifa Comic Book: 100 Years of Fascism and Antifa Movements by Gord Hill Other Media We Mention From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawaii by Haunani-Kay Trask My Body Politic by Simi Linton Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge Blood: A Very Short Introduction Christopher Cooper Sally Heathcote: Suffragette by Mary M. Talbot, Bryan Talbot, and Kate Charlesworth Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers edited by Hazel Newlevant The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book by Gord Hill The Game: The Game by Angela Washko We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates LIS Microaggressions zines Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS edited by Rose L. Chou and Annie Pho The Prince of Providence: The True Story of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor, Some Wiseguys, and the Feds by Mike Stanton Links, Articles, and Things Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances (Wikipedia) “The memorandum included security assurances against threats or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.” Why the US drinking age is 21 (Vox) The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained (CGP Grey) Al Franken (Wikipedia) Molly Ivins (Wikipedia) David Brooks (Wikipedia) Link to the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics Roundtable discussion on “non-fiction comics/graphic novels that are about politics/explain political concepts” Joe Sacco (Wikipedia) The Nib Join The Inkwell, the membership program by The Nib Ku Klux Klan in Canada (Wikipedia) Suggest new genres! Fill out the form to suggest genres! Check out our Tumblr, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on Tuesday, September 17th we’ll talk about books and other media we’ve consumed recently. Then on Tuesday, October 1st we’ll be discussing the fiction genre of American Gothic!

78 MINSEP 3
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Episode 084 - Political Non-Fiction

Episode 083 - The Fifth Season

This month we’re reading The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin! In this episode there are lots of spoilers! We discuss whether or not we enjoy maps in books, grimdark fantasy, protests, and more! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Book We Discussed This Month The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin Map of The Stillness Other Media We Mention Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin Discworld by Terry Pratchett The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin Links, Articles, and Things Dunwich (and other fictional places that H.P. Lovecraft created) are in Massachusetts "I make a LOT of maps, and have zero art skills so here's how I do it" Grimdark (Wikipedia) Hugo Awards (Wikipedia) Announcing the 2019 Hugo Award Winners Archive ...

72 MINAUG 20
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Episode 083 - The Fifth Season

Episode 082b - Bonus *Punk Fiction Spreadsheet Discussion

In this extra special bonus episode Matthew and Anna talk about a spreadsheet for forty minutes. Seriously! They go through all of the *punk subgenres from Stonepunk to Whalepunk and everything in between. You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Matthew Murray The Spreadsheet Timeline of *Punk fiction subgenres Media Mentioned This Episode The Flintstones The Far Side RRRrrrr!!! Krogslist Playlist of all Krog videos Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda Elfquest The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang One Piece by Eiichiro Oda Carniepunk by Rachel Caine Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner Wild Wild West Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic about Superman by Zach Weinersmith Fallout (series) The Scar by China Miéville Tank Girl Railsea by China Miéville Snowpiercer Why SNOWPIERCER is a sequel to WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Mad Max (franchise) The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi Under the Empyrean Sky by Chuck Wendig Dishonored Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld Links, Articles, and Things Göbekli Tepe Mathematics in medieval Islam Rococopunk is not only sillier than Steampunk, it's also more punk Aether (classical element) Kameron Hurley Suggest new genres or titles! Fill out the form to suggest genres or titles! Check out our Tumblr, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on Tuesday, August 20th we’ll be discussing The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin. Then on Tuesday, September 3rd we’ll be discussing the genre of Political Non-Fiction!

41 MINAUG 13
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Episode 082b - Bonus *Punk Fiction Spreadsheet Discussion

Episode 082 - Steampunk

EThis month we’re reading Steampunk! We talk about the history of the genre, umbrella fights, boring white men, colonialization, graphic novel adaptations, werewolf sex, good vs bad worldbuilding, and Matthew made a spreadsheet and did some math (of course…). You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Books We Discussed This Month The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley Boneshaker by Cherie Priest Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter The Difference Engine by William Gibson, Bruce Sterling Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction edited by Dominik Parisien Soulless by Gail Carriger Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 by Gail Carriger and Rem Other Steampunk (or “Steampunk”) Books We’ve Read (or tried to…) Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio The Glass Scientists by Sabrin...

82 MINAUG 6
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Episode 082 - Steampunk

Latest Episodes

Episode 089 - Other People's Faves (that we do not like)

EIn this episode we’re talking about Other People’s Faves (that we do not like)! Yes, it’s time for our hot takes and unpopular opinions! We discuss all the pretty spider girls, not finishing books, hate reading, and waiting to read the next book in a series. Plus: Fish venting! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Media We Mention (Some of these we like and some of them we do not like…) Wanted (2008 film) (Wikipedia) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Wikipedia) - The play we mention The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien The Princess Bride by William Goldman The film version (Wikipedia) Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman The TV version (Wikipedia) Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Sa...

76 MIN2 d ago
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Episode 089 - Other People's Faves (that we do not like)

Episode 088 - Psychology

EThis month we’re discussing Psychology! We discuss psychedelics, rodent-based experiments, citations and footnotes, and books that turn out to be not what we expected. Plus: Why some of us don’t eat cephalopods! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards | Amanda Wanner Things We Read How to Change your Mind by Michael Pollan Not the Monty Python guy, that’s Michael Palin Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays by Mandy Len Catron To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This (New York Times article) Quirkology: The Curious Science Of Everyday Lives by Richard Wiseman How Dogs Think: What the World Looks Like to Them and Why They Act the Way They Do by Stanley Coren Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger Other Minds: The Octop...

65 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 088 - Psychology

The Midnight Library: Episode 001 - Halloween Poetry

Good evening, and welcome to The Midnight Library! Please enjoy this special spooky bonus poetry episode, just in time for Halloween! Featuring Matthew Murray |Meghan Whyte|RJ Edwards |Anna Ferri You can download the podcastdirectly, find it onLibsyn, or get it throughApple Podcasts,Stitcher,Google Play,Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. Music: Grand Toccata And Fugue In D Minor pt.1 by by Johann Sebastian Bach Performed by Pattman, G. T. on the Liberal Jewish Synagogue Organ, St. John's Wood, London Here’s part two! Samples: Thunder3 by Josh74000MC Attic door creaking by jymdavis Cardboard Box Opening by Coral_Island_Studios DoorCreaking11 by Zabuhailo BUSSATA (door knocking) by gambler9 Chiming clock by urupin Vinyl record needle static by joedeshon Wind space howling effect by alexkandrell (I think that's all of them...) Next Week on Book Club for Masochists: A Readers' Advisory Podcast: Join us again on Tuesday, November 5th we’ll be talking about the non-fict...

20 MIN3 w ago
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The Midnight Library: Episode 001 - Halloween Poetry

Episode 087 - Suspending Your Disbelief

This episode we’re discussing the topics of Suspending Your Disbelief and Trick or Treaters’ Advisory (e.g. Halloween costumes)! We discuss how we read realistic fiction differently from more outlandish fiction, characters acting out of character, super selfish teenagers, and how many costume elements we have in our closets. Plus: We’re confused by people who choose not to read fiction! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Contest! We hit 50,000 total downloads! Tell us your favourite episode! Either through email or social media! Win a sticker! (And a book?) Media We Mention Murder, She Wrote (Wikipedia) The Hunger Games (series) (Wikipedia) Gotham Academy (Wikipedia) The Goddess of Fireflies by Geneviève Pettersen Mr. Dressup (Wikipedia) Links, Articles, and Things Suspension of disbelief (Wikipedia) Episode 007 - Cozy Mysteries Episode 057 - Nordic/Scandinavian Noir Hark! Episode 238: It’s December 22nd, FYI - (When is) Hanukkah This Year The Baby-Sitters Club (Wikipedia) - The first 35 novels were written by Ann M. Martin but later volumes were written by ghostwriters using her name. Carolyn Keene (Wikipedia) - Collective pseudonym used for Nancy Drew novels Franklin W. Dixon (Wikipedia) - Collective pseudonym used for the Hardy Boys novels The evolution of Harley Quinn (infographic) - Her various costumes in comics and other media up to 2015 Harley Quinn Evolution in Comics - Her various costumes in comics up to 2019 The Suck Fairy Cap and bells (Wikipedia) Schnappi Das Kleine Krokodil Costume Inspiration Cultural Appropriation at Halloween: My Culture Is Not a Costume Students Teaching About Racism in Society Halloween Poster Campaigns Photos of us in costumes! Barbarella (film) The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Red Knight (Alice Through the Looking Glass) Cthulhu Tintin (The Adventures of Tintin) Quintin Quire (X-Men) Girl Genius Nymphadora Tonks (Harry Potter) Eternal Scout (Welcome to Night Vale) Taako (The Adventure Zone) Tiger Millionaire (Steven Universe) WorldCat Untitled Goose Game The Tragedy of Julius Caesar What are your favourite costumes? Suggest new genres! Fill out the form to suggest genres! Check out our Tumblr, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on Tuesday, November 5th we’ll be talking about the non-fiction genre of Psychology! Then on Tuesday, November 19th we’ll be discussing Other People’s Favourites!

60 MINOCT 15
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Episode 087 - Suspending Your Disbelief

Episode 086 - American Gothic

This month we’re discussing American Gothic! We discuss old creepy houses, weird families, cultural context, potential supernatural, the sense of unease, and media that makes you feel emotions. Plus: You’ve inherited a haunted decaying space station. You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards | Jessi F Things We Read We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote Bonavere Howl by Caitlin Galway Florence & Giles by John Harding The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson Child of God by Cormac McCarthy Vlad by Carlos Fuentes Universal Harvester by John Darnielle the Mountain Goats (Wikipedia) This Year (music video) Sax Rohmer #1 (music video) (this is the one sampled in the episode) Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds Gothic Tales of Haunted Love by Hope Nicholson and S.M. Beiko Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures (Kickstarter) Other Media We Mention Hellboy by Mike Mignola The Lottery by Shirley Jackson The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Vampire: The Masquerade (tabletop game) American Vampire, Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne The real place! The Addams Family by Charles Addams (Wikipedia) Scooby-Doo Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men - 261 – Out of the Subtext, Live from FlameCon with Vita Ayala! Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy Edgar Allan Poe (Wikipedia) The Black Cat The Cask of Amontillado The Fall of the House of Usher The Masque of the Red Death The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Pit and the Pendulum The Raven The Tell-Tale Heart Ghosts of Mars (Wikipedia) Betrayal at House on the Hill (Wikipedia) Links, Articles, and Things Episode 002 - Gothic Literature Episode 049 - Southern Gothic Southern Ontario Gothic Wuxia (Chinese martial arts novels) The Providence Athenæum New genres we made up Latin American Gothic Space Gothic Suggest new genres! Fill out the form to suggest genres! Check out our Tumblr, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on Tuesday, October 15th we’ll be discussing suspending our disbelief when it comes to fiction plus we’ll talk about literary-themed Halloween costumes! Then on Tuesday, November 5th we’ll be talking about the non-fiction genre of Psychology!

59 MINOCT 1
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Episode 086 - American Gothic

Episode 085 - Recent Media We’ve Experienced and Enjoyed

This episode we’re discussing recent media we’ve experienced and enjoyed. We talk Muppets, French pop music, anarchist witches, and in-depth analyses of video game lore. Plus: We talk about some books too! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Media We’ve Enjoyed Anna’s Picks Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley Abara: Complete Deluxe Edition by Tsutomu Nihei Sunshine State by Sarah Gerard They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib Come by Jain (Music Video) I Like (the idea of) You by Tessa Violet (Music Video) Looking for Information: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs, and Behavior: 4th Edition by Donald O. Case and Lisa M. Given Matthew’s Picks My Brother's Husband, Volume 2 by Gengoroh Tagame Academia Obscura by Glen Wright @Academia...

67 MINSEP 17
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Episode 085 - Recent Media We’ve Experienced and Enjoyed

Episode 084 - Political Non-Fiction

This episode we’re discussing Political Non-Fiction! We talk about the design of American political books, anarchism, accessing abortion, parliamentarians, when is a comic not a comic, and more! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Books We Read (or tried to…) Anarchism for Beginners by Marcos Mayer and Sanyú Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction by Colin Ward Very Short Introductions Order Without Power: An Introduction to Anarchism: History and Current Challenges by Normand Baillargeon On the House: An Inside Look at the House of Commons by Rob Walsh 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike by Graphic History Collective and David Lester Your Black Friend and Other Strangers by Ben Passmore Ben Passmore’s comics on The Nib The Mental Load: A feminist comic by Emma Comics for Choice: Illustrated Abortion Stories, History and Politics edited by Hazel Newlevant, Whit Taylor, and O.K. Fox Pay-What-You-Want PDF! The Antifa Comic Book: 100 Years of Fascism and Antifa Movements by Gord Hill Other Media We Mention From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawaii by Haunani-Kay Trask My Body Politic by Simi Linton Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge Blood: A Very Short Introduction Christopher Cooper Sally Heathcote: Suffragette by Mary M. Talbot, Bryan Talbot, and Kate Charlesworth Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers edited by Hazel Newlevant The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book by Gord Hill The Game: The Game by Angela Washko We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates LIS Microaggressions zines Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS edited by Rose L. Chou and Annie Pho The Prince of Providence: The True Story of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor, Some Wiseguys, and the Feds by Mike Stanton Links, Articles, and Things Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances (Wikipedia) “The memorandum included security assurances against threats or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.” Why the US drinking age is 21 (Vox) The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained (CGP Grey) Al Franken (Wikipedia) Molly Ivins (Wikipedia) David Brooks (Wikipedia) Link to the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics Roundtable discussion on “non-fiction comics/graphic novels that are about politics/explain political concepts” Joe Sacco (Wikipedia) The Nib Join The Inkwell, the membership program by The Nib Ku Klux Klan in Canada (Wikipedia) Suggest new genres! Fill out the form to suggest genres! Check out our Tumblr, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on Tuesday, September 17th we’ll talk about books and other media we’ve consumed recently. Then on Tuesday, October 1st we’ll be discussing the fiction genre of American Gothic!

78 MINSEP 3
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Episode 084 - Political Non-Fiction

Episode 083 - The Fifth Season

This month we’re reading The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin! In this episode there are lots of spoilers! We discuss whether or not we enjoy maps in books, grimdark fantasy, protests, and more! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Book We Discussed This Month The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin Map of The Stillness Other Media We Mention Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin Discworld by Terry Pratchett The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin Links, Articles, and Things Dunwich (and other fictional places that H.P. Lovecraft created) are in Massachusetts "I make a LOT of maps, and have zero art skills so here's how I do it" Grimdark (Wikipedia) Hugo Awards (Wikipedia) Announcing the 2019 Hugo Award Winners Archive ...

72 MINAUG 20
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Episode 083 - The Fifth Season

Episode 082b - Bonus *Punk Fiction Spreadsheet Discussion

In this extra special bonus episode Matthew and Anna talk about a spreadsheet for forty minutes. Seriously! They go through all of the *punk subgenres from Stonepunk to Whalepunk and everything in between. You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Matthew Murray The Spreadsheet Timeline of *Punk fiction subgenres Media Mentioned This Episode The Flintstones The Far Side RRRrrrr!!! Krogslist Playlist of all Krog videos Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda Elfquest The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang One Piece by Eiichiro Oda Carniepunk by Rachel Caine Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner Wild Wild West Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic about Superman by Zach Weinersmith Fallout (series) The Scar by China Miéville Tank Girl Railsea by China Miéville Snowpiercer Why SNOWPIERCER is a sequel to WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Mad Max (franchise) The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi Under the Empyrean Sky by Chuck Wendig Dishonored Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld Links, Articles, and Things Göbekli Tepe Mathematics in medieval Islam Rococopunk is not only sillier than Steampunk, it's also more punk Aether (classical element) Kameron Hurley Suggest new genres or titles! Fill out the form to suggest genres or titles! Check out our Tumblr, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on Tuesday, August 20th we’ll be discussing The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin. Then on Tuesday, September 3rd we’ll be discussing the genre of Political Non-Fiction!

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Episode 082b - Bonus *Punk Fiction Spreadsheet Discussion

Episode 082 - Steampunk

EThis month we’re reading Steampunk! We talk about the history of the genre, umbrella fights, boring white men, colonialization, graphic novel adaptations, werewolf sex, good vs bad worldbuilding, and Matthew made a spreadsheet and did some math (of course…). You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Books We Discussed This Month The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley Boneshaker by Cherie Priest Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter The Difference Engine by William Gibson, Bruce Sterling Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction edited by Dominik Parisien Soulless by Gail Carriger Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 by Gail Carriger and Rem Other Steampunk (or “Steampunk”) Books We’ve Read (or tried to…) Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio The Glass Scientists by Sabrin...

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Episode 082 - Steampunk
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