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Episode 31 - The Fear Street Saga 01: The Betrayal

6/17/2018
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Surge and Anna finally made it to the highly anticipated Fear Street Saga series. Finally learning about the history of the Fear or Fier family and the start of the blood feud between them and the Goode family. Before that, Surge reviews Myth and Madness by Daniel Hryhorczuk and Anna reviews The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan.

Duration:01:17:26

Episode 30 - Fear Street Super Chiller 5: Silent Night 2

5/25/2018
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Reva Dalby is back for another holiday season of snide remarks and attempted murder. All is never calm when Reva's around. Before the discussion of Silent Night 2, we review two other books. Surge kicks us off with his review of "Evolutions - Fifteen Myths that Explain Our World" by Oren Harman. Anna reviews the final book in the Themis Files Trilogy, "Only Human" by Sylvain Neuvel.

Duration:01:01:21

Episode 29 - Fear Street Super Chiller 4: Broken Hearts

5/5/2018
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A Valentine's Day surprise that no one really wants in the latest book of the Fear Street Super Chiller series. Anna and Surge also go full bore in developing their Fear Street mythos. Before the Fear Street deep dive, Anna and Surge review the first book in VE Schwab's Shades of Magic trilogy. The trilogy has a surprising link to the Fear Street mythos. Take a listen.

Duration:01:21:07

Episode 28 - Fear Street 20: The New Boy

3/19/2018
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Anna and Surge dissect The New Boy, which isn't as gross as it might sound. It's the next Fear Street book in the series and it doesn't quite mirror The New Girl content wise. Which was too be expected, except if you're Surge. Before that, they review a book of short stories called Saints and Charlatans by Sarim Baig.

Duration:01:07:48

Episode 27 - Fear Street 19: Sunburn

2/27/2018
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Anna and Surge slather themselves with sunblock so they can discuss Fear Street: Sunburn.The peeling skin and intense pain are bad enough, why add murder to the mix? At the top of the cast, Surge and Anna also review Gloria Chao's American Panda. The most easily relatable book Anna has read in awhile.

Duration:00:59:51

Episode 26 - Fear Street 18: The Cheater

2/11/2018
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The second season of RetRead Podcast starts out with a bang. We didn't cheat to get this episode out, but Carter sure cheated in the book. Anna and Surge talk about the ramifications of cheating in the Fear Street universe. Cheating vs justice, who will prevail? Before our discussion of The Cheater, Surge reviews Coyote Tales by Thomas King, illustrations by Byron Eggenschwiler. Book courtesy of Groundwood Books.

Duration:00:53:16

Episode 25 - Fear Street Super Chiller 3: Goodnight Kiss

2/1/2018
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Surge and Anna discuss how Fear Street Super Chiller: Goodnight Kiss compares to other vampire books out there. It's dangerous to be a vacationing Shadyside student. Before our Fear Street review, Anna reviews City of Endless Night, the latest offering from the Pendergast series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

Duration:01:08:41

Episode 23 - Fear Street Cheerleaders 02 - The Second Evil

1/3/2018
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Our first review of the year! Anna and Surge go in depth on the second installment of the Fear Street Cheerleaders series, The Second Evil. From grave rubbings to more deaths, we've upped the ante in this book. Before our Fear Street discussion, we review C. Robert Cargill's Sea of Rust and Nina Berkhout's The Mosaic. Both books were featured in our last minute holiday gift guide.

Duration:01:00:44

Randocast 11 - Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Edition

12/20/2017
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Anna and Surge come to the rescue with a book gift guide for all you last minute shoppers.

Duration:00:32:45

Episode 21 - Fear Street 17: The Best Friend

10/4/2017
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Have you ever been gaslighted by someone? Well if you have, was it as bad as what happened to Becka here on Fear Street? Anna and Surge discuss! Before we talk about Fear Street The Best Friend, we also review Good Morning Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton, and Deceit and Other Possibilities by Vanessa Hua.

Duration:01:36:49

Episode 20 - Fear Street 16: First Date

9/27/2017
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A Fear Street first date goes as well as you'd think a Fear Street first date would go. Anna and Surge dive deep into the mythos in this next installment in the Fear Street series.

Duration:01:10:08

Episode 19 - Fear Street Super Chiller 2: Silent Night

9/5/2017
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Surge and Anna discuss the 2nd Fear Street Super Chiller, Silent Night. Is there a protagonist as awful as Reva Dalby? Wow. The show starts with a special publication day review of the latest in the October Daye series, The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire.

Duration:01:13:01

Episode 17 - Fear Street 15: The Prom Queen

8/9/2017
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Surge and Anna discuss one of the best (in their humble opinions) Fear Street books to date, The Prom Queen. Before their discussion, Surge reviews Shakespeare's The Tempest and Anna reviews the upcoming book Rose&Poe by Jack Todd.

Duration:01:06:49

Episode 14 - Fear Street 12: Lights Out

6/8/2017
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Surge and Anna are back! In this episode, they discuss the 12th book in the Fear Street series, Lights Out. Talk about books that leave a bad taste. Anna also reviews Dan Chaon's Ill Will.

Duration:01:12:10

EUROVISION TOP 10 LISTS - Randocast 09

5/2/2017
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We listened to all 42 entries into the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. While the meaning of life, the universe, and everything alluded us, we managed to each make a top 10 (+some extras) list. Take a listen! Agree? Disagree?

Duration:00:36:43

Episode 12 - Fear Street 10: Ski Weekend

4/28/2017
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Surge and Anna discuss the most ill thought out plan in our discussion of Fear Street: Ski Weekend. We don't even see any skiing in the book! Anna also reviews the first 2 books in the Themis Files, Sleeping Giants and Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

Duration:00:46:52

Episode 11: Interview 01 - Matthew Isaac Sobin

4/25/2017
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A prolific poet and author of Last Machine in the Solar System, Matthew Isaac Sobin is the first author interview of the podcast. We talk about everything from serious topics like his writing process and publishing, to things like alien first contact. Give it a listen!

Duration:00:54:03

Episode 09 - Fear Street 8: Halloween Party

4/2/2017
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Justine throws a Halloween Party on Fear Street and ends up giving us the best Fear Street book so far! Seriously though RL Stine, you've surprised us. Anna also gives a quick midway through review of Spaceman of Bohemia.

Duration:00:56:07

Episode 07 - Fear Street 6: The Sleepwalker

3/2/2017
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Mayra is sleepwalking all over Fear Street and we're here to discuss it. How do you pronounce Mayra anyways? Well, we figure it out eventually. Also, is Mayra the most gullible protagonist in all the Fear Street books so far? We sure think so. Anna also reviews The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker.

Duration:00:47:25

Episode 05 - Fear Street 4: Missing

2/7/2017
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Cara and Mark's parents are missing and we end up with our favorite Fear Street book to date. Seriously. We also get a lot further in our Fear Street/Corporate buyout conspiracy theory. Before this, we talk about Last Machine in the Solar System by Matthew Isaac Sobin. We give this book the highest rating of any book we've ever talked about.

Duration:00:46:57