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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: 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 104 - Entertainment Non-Fiction

This episode we’re discussing Entertainment Non-Fiction! We talk about what does (and doesn’t) count as entertainment, how we’re bad at watching TV, whether people are now turning non-book sources for analysis of media (e.g. watching videos on YouTube), and how many bananas are in a bunch. 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 Things We Read This Month As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power by Paul Fischer Jim Brown: Last Man Standing by Dave Zirin Medallion Status: True Stories from Secret Rooms by John Hodgman Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film by Adilifu Nama Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made by Jason Schreier The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O'Meara Reading the Vampire Slayer: An Unofficial Companion to Buffy and Angel edited by Roz Kaveney 15 Entertainment Non-Fiction Books by People of Colour Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib The Devil Finds Work by James Baldwin Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers by Donald Bogle Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang by Lamont U-God Hawkins Reel to Real: Race, Sex, and Class at the Movies by bell hooks Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric by Madison Moore Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film by Adilifu Nama Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes by Adilifu Nama Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay by Phoebe Robinson Movies (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed by Shea Serrano This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe I Put a Spell on You: The Autobiography of Nina Simone by Nina Simone Iwao Takamoto: My Life With A Thousand Characters by Iwao Takamoto EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest by Qiana Whitted Announcements The book we’ll all be reading and discussing for episode 107 is Pet by Akwaeke Emezi Matthew talked about streaming visual novels, and that will hopefully happen, but there’s no pilot episode (yet…). We’ve started doing lists for each genre by people of colour. You can find a list of the lists here. We’re designing new bingo sheets for the podcast! (Here are the bingo sheets we made for episode 50.) What topics or titles always come up on the podcast? What verbal tics do we have? Let us know! Other Media We Mentioned If You're Talking to Me, Your Career Must Be in Trouble: Movies, Mayhem, and Malice by Joe Queenan Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation by Susan J. Napier Pulgasari (Wikipedia) (North Korean giant monster movie) 3 Ninjas (Wikipedia) Mars Attacks! (Wikipedia) Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett Bossypants by Tina Fey Métis in Space Stardew Valley (Wikipedia) Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Wikipedia) The Jackbox Party Pack (Wikipedia) What we completely forgot to mention: 33⅓ (a well-known and popular series of books about specific albums) Links, Articles, and Things American Ninja Warrior (Wikipedia) Pedestrianism (Wikipedia) Six-day racing (Wikipedia): Bicycle races Dust-to-Digital (Instagram) Get a Mac (Wikipedia): Ad campaign featuring John Hodgman A bunch of the ads in question Slash fiction (Wikipedia) Ars Technica’s War Stories lonelygirl15 (Wikipedia) Todd in the Shadows’ review of Drake’s Toosie Slide Glass Animals - Dreamland Suggest new genres or titles! Fill out the form to suggest a genre or title! Check out our Tumblr, follow us on Twit

76 MIN6 d ago
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Episode 104 - Entertainment Non-Fiction

Episode 103 - Battle of the Books 2020

Battle of the Books 2020! It’s the one time a year that we all read the same book! We each pitch a title and our listeners vote and decide on which it will be. Our possibilities include Pet by Akwaeke Emezi, Best of all Possible Worlds by Karen Lord, My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capó Crucet, and An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon. 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 Which book should we all read? Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (RJ’s pick) Best of all Possible Worlds by Karen Lord (Meghan’s pick) My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capó Crucet (Anna’s pick) An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon (Matthew’s pick) Vote for which book we all read! (deadline is July 1st) Our Shortlists RJ Upright Women W...

41 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 103 - Battle of the Books 2020

Episode 102 - Literary Fiction

EThis episode we’re discussing Literary Fiction! We talk about books that win awards, writing as art, reading books because other people think they’re good, whether YA literary fiction exists, literary fiction vs literary merit, real vs unreal reading, the pandemic allowing us to check out quick read books for months at a time, the BDSM awards, bookshelf bragging, and more! You can download the podcastdirectly, find it onLibsyn, or get it throughApple Podcasts,Stitcher,Google Play,Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Things We Read This Month We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler Spoilers for this book in the podcast! A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion Plainsong by Kent Haruf On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong Other Media We Mentioned Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher Us Conductors by Sean Michaels The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Lord of the F...

69 MINJUN 2
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Episode 102 - Literary Fiction

Episode 101 - Comfort Reads

This episode we’re talking about Comfort Reads! We discuss what makes something a comfort read, re-reading books, Animal Crossing, nostalgia, horror movies, problematic faves, listening to music on repeat, and more! Plus: Special guest stars galore! 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 Comfort Reads Discussed The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling Dear Prudence (and the other Slate advice columns) Captain Awkward Carolyn Hax Ask A Manager Dear Sugar Dumbing of Age by David Willis Octopus Pie by Meredith Gran YU + ME = Dream by Megan Rose Gedris Books by Tamora Pierce Nightrunner series by Lynn Flewelling The Others series by Anne Bishop Books by Mary Roach Books by Sarah Vowell Books by David Sedaris Get Fuzzy series by Darby Conley Read online Cul de...

69 MINMAY 19
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Episode 101 - Comfort Reads

Episode 100 - Library and Information Studies

This episode we’re discussing non-fiction Library and Information Studies books! We talk about how useful we find webinars, reading things for our jobs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, comic books, digital preservation, difficulties accessing digital material through libraries, feminist pedagogy, debunking misinformation, how we track articles and things we want to read, and more! You can download the podcastdirectly, find it onLibsyn, or get it throughApple Podcasts,Stitcher,Google Play,Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Things We Recommend “Smelly Knowledge”: An Information Audit of the Sunnydale High Library in Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Rebecka Sheffield “Computer’s don’t smell” Comics and Critical Librarianship: Reframing the Narrative in Academic Libraries edited by Olivia Piepmeier and Stephanie Grimm The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation by Trevor Owens Feminist Pedagogy for Lib...

71 MINMAY 5
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Episode 100 - Library and Information Studies

Episode 099 - Books and Stuff

EWe’re talking about Books and Stuff! Yes, it’s time for one of our occasional “media we actually enjoyed” episodes. We talk about baking, sentient suits of armour, short stories, webcomics, podcasts, and more! 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 Things we Recommend The Space Traders by Derrick Bell (archive.org link to story) Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora edited by Sheree Thomas Delicious in Dungeon, vol. 1 by Ryoko Kui Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir Rust: The Longest War by Jonathan Waldman The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden Webcomic version Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer Webcomic version The Sandman, vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, a...

64 MINAPR 21
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Episode 099 - Books and Stuff

Episode 098 - Historical Fiction

This episode we’re talking about Historical Fiction! We discuss how far in the past something has to be before it counts as historical fiction, whether reading fiction is supposed to be enjoyable, anachronisms and inaccuracies (both purposeful and accidental), and historical pandemics. Plus: Someone’s power goes out half way through the recording! 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 Things We Read The Shape of the Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez Review in The Guardian Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole Cut to the Quick by Kate Ross Tom Thomson, esquisses du printemps by Sandrine Revel Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin Lavinia (Wikipedia) Tidelands by Philippa Gr...

78 MINAPR 7
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Episode 098 - Historical Fiction

Episode 097 - Objectifying Books

EThis episode we’re talking about Objectifying Books! We discuss how books make the places we live feel like homes, how and when we give away books, paperbacks vs hardbacks, judging books by their covers, book smells, arranging bookshelves, fake books, books as design elements, what we use as bookmarks, the underpants of a book, and more. Plus: What we do with books that misbehave! 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 Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men (podcast) X-Statix Omnibus by Peter Milligan, Mike Allred, and others (Amazon says it’s 3.5 Kg / 7.8 pounds) Books on my shelf that I have not read by Anna Ferri Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions by Alberto Manguel The Wild Swans by Thomas Aquinas Maguire (blog post) The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen ...

72 MINMAR 17
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Episode 097 - Objectifying Books

Episode 096 - Climate Change / Climate Crisis

EIn this episode we’re talking about Climate Change and Climate Crisis Non-Fiction! We talk about being depressed, capitalism, actions individuals can take, and more! Plus, we ask the important question: Are scientists people? 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 | Helen Brown Things We Read Un autre regard sur le climat by Emma On Fire: The Case for the Green New Deal by Naomi Klein The Climate Report: National Climate Assessment-Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States by US Global Change Research UN’s IPCC Special Report on 1.5 degrees of Global Warming SOS: What You Can Do to Reduce Climate Change by Seth Wynes Losing Earth: A Recent History by Nathaniel Rich History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times by Mary Francis Berry UN’s IPCC...

69 MINMAR 3
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Episode 096 - Climate Change / Climate Crisis

Episode 095 - Ratings, Reviews, and Tags

This episode we're discussing Ratings, Reviews, and Tags! We talk about subject headings, our most used tags, malicious metadata, how we use star-based rating systems, the value we see in bad reviews, art styles that are morally wrong, and more! Plus: A data-driven analysis to find the most unfinished book on Goodreads! 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 My Ideal Bookshelf edited by Thessaly La Force The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson Guillermo del Toro’s Penguin Horror line Yotsuba&!, Vol. 11 by Kiyohiko Azuma Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Links, Articles, and Things Folksonomy (Wikipedia) Tag (metadata) (Wikipedia) Library of Congress Subject Headings (Wikipedia) BiblioCommons (Wikipedia) OverDrive (Wikipedia) Hoopla (Wikipedia) BoardGameGeek’s list of t...

55 MINFEB 18
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Episode 095 - Ratings, Reviews, and Tags

Latest Episodes

Episode 104 - Entertainment Non-Fiction

This episode we’re discussing Entertainment Non-Fiction! We talk about what does (and doesn’t) count as entertainment, how we’re bad at watching TV, whether people are now turning non-book sources for analysis of media (e.g. watching videos on YouTube), and how many bananas are in a bunch. 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 Things We Read This Month As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power by Paul Fischer Jim Brown: Last Man Standing by Dave Zirin Medallion Status: True Stories from Secret Rooms by John Hodgman Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film by Adilifu Nama Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made by Jason Schreier The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O'Meara Reading the Vampire Slayer: An Unofficial Companion to Buffy and Angel edited by Roz Kaveney 15 Entertainment Non-Fiction Books by People of Colour Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib The Devil Finds Work by James Baldwin Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers by Donald Bogle Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang by Lamont U-God Hawkins Reel to Real: Race, Sex, and Class at the Movies by bell hooks Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric by Madison Moore Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film by Adilifu Nama Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes by Adilifu Nama Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay by Phoebe Robinson Movies (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed by Shea Serrano This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe I Put a Spell on You: The Autobiography of Nina Simone by Nina Simone Iwao Takamoto: My Life With A Thousand Characters by Iwao Takamoto EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest by Qiana Whitted Announcements The book we’ll all be reading and discussing for episode 107 is Pet by Akwaeke Emezi Matthew talked about streaming visual novels, and that will hopefully happen, but there’s no pilot episode (yet…). We’ve started doing lists for each genre by people of colour. You can find a list of the lists here. We’re designing new bingo sheets for the podcast! (Here are the bingo sheets we made for episode 50.) What topics or titles always come up on the podcast? What verbal tics do we have? Let us know! Other Media We Mentioned If You're Talking to Me, Your Career Must Be in Trouble: Movies, Mayhem, and Malice by Joe Queenan Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation by Susan J. Napier Pulgasari (Wikipedia) (North Korean giant monster movie) 3 Ninjas (Wikipedia) Mars Attacks! (Wikipedia) Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett Bossypants by Tina Fey Métis in Space Stardew Valley (Wikipedia) Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Wikipedia) The Jackbox Party Pack (Wikipedia) What we completely forgot to mention: 33⅓ (a well-known and popular series of books about specific albums) Links, Articles, and Things American Ninja Warrior (Wikipedia) Pedestrianism (Wikipedia) Six-day racing (Wikipedia): Bicycle races Dust-to-Digital (Instagram) Get a Mac (Wikipedia): Ad campaign featuring John Hodgman A bunch of the ads in question Slash fiction (Wikipedia) Ars Technica’s War Stories lonelygirl15 (Wikipedia) Todd in the Shadows’ review of Drake’s Toosie Slide Glass Animals - Dreamland Suggest new genres or titles! Fill out the form to suggest a genre or title! Check out our Tumblr, follow us on Twit

76 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Episode 104 - Entertainment Non-Fiction

Episode 103 - Battle of the Books 2020

Battle of the Books 2020! It’s the one time a year that we all read the same book! We each pitch a title and our listeners vote and decide on which it will be. Our possibilities include Pet by Akwaeke Emezi, Best of all Possible Worlds by Karen Lord, My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capó Crucet, and An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon. 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 Which book should we all read? Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (RJ’s pick) Best of all Possible Worlds by Karen Lord (Meghan’s pick) My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capó Crucet (Anna’s pick) An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon (Matthew’s pick) Vote for which book we all read! (deadline is July 1st) Our Shortlists RJ Upright Women W...

41 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 103 - Battle of the Books 2020

Episode 102 - Literary Fiction

EThis episode we’re discussing Literary Fiction! We talk about books that win awards, writing as art, reading books because other people think they’re good, whether YA literary fiction exists, literary fiction vs literary merit, real vs unreal reading, the pandemic allowing us to check out quick read books for months at a time, the BDSM awards, bookshelf bragging, and more! You can download the podcastdirectly, find it onLibsyn, or get it throughApple Podcasts,Stitcher,Google Play,Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Things We Read This Month We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler Spoilers for this book in the podcast! A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion Plainsong by Kent Haruf On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong Other Media We Mentioned Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher Us Conductors by Sean Michaels The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Lord of the F...

69 MINJUN 2
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Episode 102 - Literary Fiction

Episode 101 - Comfort Reads

This episode we’re talking about Comfort Reads! We discuss what makes something a comfort read, re-reading books, Animal Crossing, nostalgia, horror movies, problematic faves, listening to music on repeat, and more! Plus: Special guest stars galore! 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 Comfort Reads Discussed The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling Dear Prudence (and the other Slate advice columns) Captain Awkward Carolyn Hax Ask A Manager Dear Sugar Dumbing of Age by David Willis Octopus Pie by Meredith Gran YU + ME = Dream by Megan Rose Gedris Books by Tamora Pierce Nightrunner series by Lynn Flewelling The Others series by Anne Bishop Books by Mary Roach Books by Sarah Vowell Books by David Sedaris Get Fuzzy series by Darby Conley Read online Cul de...

69 MINMAY 19
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Episode 101 - Comfort Reads

Episode 100 - Library and Information Studies

This episode we’re discussing non-fiction Library and Information Studies books! We talk about how useful we find webinars, reading things for our jobs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, comic books, digital preservation, difficulties accessing digital material through libraries, feminist pedagogy, debunking misinformation, how we track articles and things we want to read, and more! You can download the podcastdirectly, find it onLibsyn, or get it throughApple Podcasts,Stitcher,Google Play,Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Things We Recommend “Smelly Knowledge”: An Information Audit of the Sunnydale High Library in Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Rebecka Sheffield “Computer’s don’t smell” Comics and Critical Librarianship: Reframing the Narrative in Academic Libraries edited by Olivia Piepmeier and Stephanie Grimm The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation by Trevor Owens Feminist Pedagogy for Lib...

71 MINMAY 5
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Episode 100 - Library and Information Studies

Episode 099 - Books and Stuff

EWe’re talking about Books and Stuff! Yes, it’s time for one of our occasional “media we actually enjoyed” episodes. We talk about baking, sentient suits of armour, short stories, webcomics, podcasts, and more! 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 Things we Recommend The Space Traders by Derrick Bell (archive.org link to story) Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora edited by Sheree Thomas Delicious in Dungeon, vol. 1 by Ryoko Kui Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir Rust: The Longest War by Jonathan Waldman The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden Webcomic version Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer Webcomic version The Sandman, vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, a...

64 MINAPR 21
Comments
Episode 099 - Books and Stuff

Episode 098 - Historical Fiction

This episode we’re talking about Historical Fiction! We discuss how far in the past something has to be before it counts as historical fiction, whether reading fiction is supposed to be enjoyable, anachronisms and inaccuracies (both purposeful and accidental), and historical pandemics. Plus: Someone’s power goes out half way through the recording! 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 Things We Read The Shape of the Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez Review in The Guardian Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole Cut to the Quick by Kate Ross Tom Thomson, esquisses du printemps by Sandrine Revel Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin Lavinia (Wikipedia) Tidelands by Philippa Gr...

78 MINAPR 7
Comments
Episode 098 - Historical Fiction

Episode 097 - Objectifying Books

EThis episode we’re talking about Objectifying Books! We discuss how books make the places we live feel like homes, how and when we give away books, paperbacks vs hardbacks, judging books by their covers, book smells, arranging bookshelves, fake books, books as design elements, what we use as bookmarks, the underpants of a book, and more. Plus: What we do with books that misbehave! 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 Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men (podcast) X-Statix Omnibus by Peter Milligan, Mike Allred, and others (Amazon says it’s 3.5 Kg / 7.8 pounds) Books on my shelf that I have not read by Anna Ferri Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions by Alberto Manguel The Wild Swans by Thomas Aquinas Maguire (blog post) The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen ...

72 MINMAR 17
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Episode 097 - Objectifying Books

Episode 096 - Climate Change / Climate Crisis

EIn this episode we’re talking about Climate Change and Climate Crisis Non-Fiction! We talk about being depressed, capitalism, actions individuals can take, and more! Plus, we ask the important question: Are scientists people? 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 | Helen Brown Things We Read Un autre regard sur le climat by Emma On Fire: The Case for the Green New Deal by Naomi Klein The Climate Report: National Climate Assessment-Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States by US Global Change Research UN’s IPCC Special Report on 1.5 degrees of Global Warming SOS: What You Can Do to Reduce Climate Change by Seth Wynes Losing Earth: A Recent History by Nathaniel Rich History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times by Mary Francis Berry UN’s IPCC...

69 MINMAR 3
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Episode 096 - Climate Change / Climate Crisis

Episode 095 - Ratings, Reviews, and Tags

This episode we're discussing Ratings, Reviews, and Tags! We talk about subject headings, our most used tags, malicious metadata, how we use star-based rating systems, the value we see in bad reviews, art styles that are morally wrong, and more! Plus: A data-driven analysis to find the most unfinished book on Goodreads! 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 My Ideal Bookshelf edited by Thessaly La Force The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson Guillermo del Toro’s Penguin Horror line Yotsuba&!, Vol. 11 by Kiyohiko Azuma Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Links, Articles, and Things Folksonomy (Wikipedia) Tag (metadata) (Wikipedia) Library of Congress Subject Headings (Wikipedia) BiblioCommons (Wikipedia) OverDrive (Wikipedia) Hoopla (Wikipedia) BoardGameGeek’s list of t...

55 MINFEB 18
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Episode 095 - Ratings, Reviews, and Tags

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