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The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities, Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy – Episode 20

12/11/2018
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The essential guide for singles and couples who want to explore polyamory in ways that are ethically and emotionally sustainable. For anyone who has ever dreamed of love, sex, and companionship beyond the limits of traditional monogamy, this groundbreaking guide navigates the infinite possibilities that open relationships can offer. Experienced ethical sluts Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy dispel myths and cover all the skills necessary to maintain a successful and responsible polyamorous...

Duration:01:45:22

December Sideshow – Episode 19

12/4/2018
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Tonight we have a relaxed chat about Tumblr's new deal, #freethenipple and dumpster fires full of goblins. After getting dumped in the gumpster we ramble about the Alaskan earthquake, that dude who got murdered on that island, and next week's book "The Ethical Slut" by Dossie Easton. Find us on instagram at www.instagram.com/pmabpodcast and on our website at www.pickmeabook.com If you'd like to check out the USGS map of the earthquake here's the link:...

Duration:01:00:01

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz – Episode 18

11/21/2018
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The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz...

Duration:01:49:16

Homer’s Odyssey, Gwen Cooper – Episode 17

11/13/2018
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Once in nine lives, something extraordinary happens... The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen’s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who’d been abandoned. It was love at first sight. Everyone warned that Homer would always be an "underachiever," never as playful or independent as other cats. But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into...

Duration:01:59:42

November Sideshow – Episode 16

11/6/2018
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Minisode? NOPE! Since they ain't mini, we're gonna call them Sideshows. It's election night so we talk about assholes to vote out, bitch about the system just a bit, and then we answer MySpace questions cause we can. Get to know us and then check out next week's book: Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper.

Duration:01:46:11

My Best Friend’s Exorcism, Grady Hendrix – Episode 15

10/30/2018
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Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade, when they bonded over a shared love of E.T., roller-skating parties, and scratch-and-sniff stickers. But when they arrive at high school, things change. Gretchen begins to act…different. And as the strange coincidences and bizarre behavior start to pile up, Abby realizes there’s only one possible explanation: Gretchen, her favorite person in the world, has a demon living inside her. And Abby is not about to let anyone or anything...

Duration:01:28:36

Minisode: The Beginning (of our friendship) – Episode 14

10/16/2018
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We sat down to have a chat about ourselves and decided to share the story of how we met and became bestest friends. Wanna hear about it?! Check it out.

Duration:01:34:13

Filthy Rich, James Patterson – Episode 13

10/9/2018
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A shocking true crime tale of money, power, and sex from the world's most popular thriller writer. Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City's financial elite. A college dropout with an instinct for numbers--and for people--Epstein amassed his wealth through a combination of access and skill. But even after he had it all, Epstein wanted more. And that unceasing desire--especially a taste for young girls--resulted in his stunning fall from grace. From...

Duration:02:04:40

1984, George Orwell – Episode 12

9/25/2018
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Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell's nightmare vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff's attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of the novel is Orwell's prescience of modern life--the ubiquity of television, the distortion of the language--and his ability to construct such a...

Duration:02:23:53

Minisode Bachelor in Paradise and Other Things – Episode 11

9/17/2018
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No book, just weirdness and conversation. We chat Bachelor in Paradise predictions and answer some MySpace quiz questions. Come give it a listen and then send us more questions to answer for next month's Minisode.

Duration:01:07:25

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll – Episode 10

9/7/2018
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"I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, sir," said Alice, "Because I'm not myself, you see." When Alice sees a white rabbit take a watch out of its waistcoat pocket she decides to follow it, and a sequence of most unusual events is set in motion. This mini book contains the entire topsy-turvy stories of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass -Goodreads If you're interested in picking up a copy of the book, you can snag it from Amazon in multiple formats (Kindle,...

Duration:01:12:14

Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell – Episode 9

8/31/2018
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Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the...

Duration:01:18:54

Q&A with Ash and Candace – Episode 8

8/10/2018
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We've been besties for 40 years! Just kidding, it's ten. We're not even 40. Over the last 7 episodes you've gotten to know about about us but we wanna share more with you! We asked for your questions and you sent 'em. Tonight we take a break from book reading and have a summertime chat and answer submitted questions. You can always visit our YouTube channel directly if you're into that, and subscribe so you get notified of new episodes! PMAB YouTube

Duration:00:54:24

The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage, Mel Robbins – Episode 7

8/3/2018
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Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself? Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a “push moment.” Then, she’ll give you...

Duration:01:05:28

The Gift of Fear, Gavin de Becker – Episode 6

7/27/2018
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In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the US's leading expert on violent behaviour, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger - before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including: how to act when approached by a stranger; when you should fear someone close to you; what to...

Duration:01:07:54

Beyond Belief, Jenna Miscavige Hill – Episode 5

7/13/2018
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Jenna Miscavige was raised to obey. As niece of the Church of Scientology's leader David Miscavige, she grew up at the center of this controversial organization. At 21, she made a break, risking everything she'd ever known and loved to leave Scientology once and for all. Now she speaks out about her life, the Church, her escape, going deep inside a religion that, for decades, has been the subject of fierce debate and speculation worldwide. Piercing the veil of secrecy that has shrouded the...

Duration:01:37:58

Geek Love, Katherine Dunn – Episode 4

6/29/2018
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Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out–with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes–to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins . . . albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious–and dangerous–asset. As...

Duration:00:57:33

Villa Incognito, Tom Robbins – Episode 3

6/15/2018
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Imagine that there are American MIAs who chose to remain missing after the Vietnam War. Imagine that there is a family in which four generations of strong, alluring women have shared a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore. Imagine just those things (don’t even try to imagine the love story) and you’ll have a foretaste of Tom Robbins’s eighth and perhaps most beautifully crafted novel—a work as timeless as myth yet as topical as the latest international threat....

Duration:00:47:50

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami – Episode 2

6/11/2018
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Japan's most highly regarded novelist now vaults into the first ranks of international fiction writers with this heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II. In a Tokyo suburb a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife's missing cat. Soon he finds himself looking for his wife as well in a netherworld that lies beneath the placid surface of Tokyo. As these searches...

Duration:00:59:34

A World of Three Zeros, Muhammed Yunus – Episode 1

5/27/2018
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A winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and bestselling author of Banker to the Poor offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the planet Muhammad Yunus, who created microcredit, invented social business, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating poverty, is one of today's most trenchant social critics. Now he declares it's time to admit that the capitalist engine is broken--that in its current form it inevitably leads to rampant inequality,...

Duration:00:55:13