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A boozy book club podcast for literature lovers everywhere! Hosts Carissa and Kirsty dive into a variety of genres and a variety of beverages to discuss the best and worst of the English language.

A boozy book club podcast for literature lovers everywhere! Hosts Carissa and Kirsty dive into a variety of genres and a variety of beverages to discuss the best and worst of the English language.
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United States

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A boozy book club podcast for literature lovers everywhere! Hosts Carissa and Kirsty dive into a variety of genres and a variety of beverages to discuss the best and worst of the English language.

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English


Episodes

Howl's Moving Castle

9/16/2019
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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

Duration:00:50:11

We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

9/10/2019
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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 Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Duration:00:56:11

54 - RD: Origins

9/4/2019
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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

Duration:00:54:40

53 - The Importance of Being Earnest

8/28/2019
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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

Duration:01:04:27

52 - This Is How You Lose the Time War

8/20/2019
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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 Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Duration:01:03:32

51 - The Uninhabitable Earth

8/14/2019
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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 Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Duration:00:50:20

50 - New Moon

8/7/2019
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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

Duration:00:45:15

49 - Harry Potter 7

7/30/2019
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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 Ours" by Evermore

Duration:00:50:32

48 - Obsidian Son

7/23/2019
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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 Son by Shayne Silvers Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Duration:01:12:07

47 - To Kill a Mockingbird

7/18/2019
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Carissa & Kirsty revisit an American classic to examine the intricacies of a small-town Southern childhood in terms of both what is spoken and unspoken. Topic: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Duration:02:01:01

46 - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

7/9/2019
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Carissa & Kirsty embrace summertime and join four relatable high school gals to trade pants and stories about divorced parents, adrenaline chases, recognition of mortality, and Being Too Pretty. Topic: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Duration:02:24:36

45 - Good Omens

7/1/2019
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Kirsty & Carissa join an angel and a demon in their race to find the Antichrist and avert Armageddon. Also featured: witches, witchfinders, hellhounds, maggots, Queen, aliens, and biker gangs with creative nicknames. Topic: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Duration:01:05:15

44 - Harry Potter 6

6/25/2019
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Kirsty & Carissa make a return trip to Hogwarts, but this time, it's a teen romance! Time to learn about Voldemort's past, question Dumbledore's decision-making, and aggressively stalk Draco Malfoy. Topic: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Duration:01:08:27

43 - My Year of Rest & Relaxation

6/17/2019
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Carissa & Kirsty join a sharp and nameless narrator on her drug-addled quest to sleep away the nihilistic monotonies and tragedies of her life in this darkly funny and deeply personal novel. Topic: My Year of Rest & Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Duration:00:48:08

42 - Through the Language Glass

6/11/2019
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Kirsty & Carissa peek through the academic looking glass at the ways in which language, culture, and thought intertwine and interact. Topic: Through the Language Glass by Guy Deutscher Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Duration:00:57:17

41 - Scythe

6/3/2019
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Kirsty & Carissa visit a tranquil dystopia (or utopia) in which death has been all but exterminated -- except for the Scythes, an order of benevolent assassins who are going through quite the political upheaval. Topic: Scythe by Neal Schusterman Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Duration:00:54:09

40 - Pride & Prejudice

5/28/2019
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Kirsty & Carissa set off on a quest to find husbands for the imperious Bennet daughters, encountering class commentary, petty drama, and witty Victorian banter along the way. Topic: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Duration:02:22:05

39 - Hungry People

5/20/2019
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Kirsty & Carissa are joined by author Tasha Coryell to discuss her series of short stories, featuring physicality, food, sex, and morality as well as pop culture, clowns, and how to get Taylor Swift & Marilyn Manson in the same movie. Topic: Hungry People by Tasha Coryell Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Duration:00:40:56

38 - Harry Potter 5

5/14/2019
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Carissa & Kirsty take an angst-fueled trip back to Hogwarts to meet new characters, rebel against government mandates, go through relationship drama, and finally get some damn information out of Dumbledore after a climactic battle. Topic: Harry Potter & the Order of the Pheonix by J.K. Rowling Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Duration:01:06:44

37 - Hunger

5/6/2019
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Kirsty & Carissa read Roxane Gay's "memoir of [her] body," discussing Gay's journey as well as their own experiences as women and humans and bodies. Topic: Hunger by Roxane Gay Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Duration:02:19:59