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A podcast featuring 3 babes from New York who like to talk books & drink beers.

A podcast featuring 3 babes from New York who like to talk books & drink beers.
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A podcast featuring 3 babes from New York who like to talk books & drink beers.




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Episode 20 – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

It’s time for another dystopian novel! Red Queen is about a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by the Silver elite who have god-like superpowers. Strangely, protagonist Red, Mare Barrow, appears to possess pretty insane powers of her own. Press play to hear what book this reminds us […]


Episode 19 – We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

In this episode, the babes read the 2018 Printz Award-winning We Are Okay by Nina LaCour. In this book, Marin is battling grief, loneliness, and memories of her old life back in California. As for the babes? We are NOT okay! Just listen. Tipsiness brought to us by: Grimm, Parallel 49, Common Roots, Dick’s, Mission, […]


Episode 18 – A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin

Spirits and dragons and boats – oh my! In this episode, the babes discuss A Wizard of Earthsea by the late renowned fantasy novelist, Ursula K. LeGuin. The book, released in 1968, tells the story of a bratty kid who makes a big mistake and (kind of) learns his lesson. Sail along with us as […]


Episode 17 – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

It’s the future, the world sucks. The only way to escape is by logging in to the OASIS, a 3D video game paradise, which the babes all want to explore. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline follows a kid named Wade Owen Watts as he competes to find a hidden Easter egg (along with everyone […]


Episode 16 – There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

The babes are in the mood for love, so they read a slasher romance. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins tells the story of Makani Young, a spunky teenager who lives in an uneventful town in Nebraska. However, things get less boring when someone starts brutally murdering her classmates. Listen as we talk […]


Episode 15 – Flush by Carl Hiaasen

Join us for a mysterious adventure in the Florida Keys as we discuss Flush by Carl Hiassen. Noah’s dad is convinced the owner of a casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor, but he can’t prove it. Naturally, he sends his son and daughter to investigate while he’s locked up in jail. Learn […]


Episode 14 – Pie by Sarah Weeks

The babes discuss Pie by Sarah Weeks in this episode. In this book, the Pie Queen of Ipswitch dies and leaves her famous pie crust recipe to her cat, Lardo. Tell us how to properly pronounce pecan and find out which one of us doesn’t like pie as we delve into this sweet story. Tipsiness […]


Episode 13 – Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

In this episode, the babes and a special guest read Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. It’s about a girl with anxiety named Aza, who, along with her bubbly best friend, go on a hunt to solve the case of a missing billionaire. Enjoy some #tuatarafacts, learn what a terrible father looks like, […]


Episode 12 – Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

The babes are rollin’ into 2018 with the graphic novel Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson. Listen as they hip check each other and discover a shared childhood passion as they come of age with main character Astrid…oh, and they get tipsy too. Tipsiness brought to us by: Lawson’s, Half Full, Orkney, and AleSmith. Warning: book […]


Episode 11 – NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Ho Ho Ho-ly crap! Do we have a holiday book for you! In this episode, the babes take a ride across the Shorter Way Bridge to Christmasland as they dive into NOS4A2 by Joe Hill. Get creeped out with us as we discuss various morbid Christmas decorating tips, drink heavily, and get in the holiday […]


Episode 10 – The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Things get mysterious as the babes and a special guest join The Mysterious Benedict Society (by Trenton Lee Stewart). Tune in as we infiltrate the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, run by the evil Ledroptha Curtain. Find out who may have been on quaaludes, who may have been the fan favorite, and what “The […]


Episode 9 – Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

It’s time for a dark and disturbing discussion! In this episode, we discuss Victoria Scott’s newest book: Violet Grenade. This explosive psychological thriller tells the story of troubled runaway Domino Ray. Tune in to find out what is (or who is) in Domino’s head, the ins and outs of hazing, and what really goes on […]


Episode 8 – Sweet Valley Throwbook Extravaganza

It’s another throwbook special, only more extravagant! The babes each read a book from the popular Sweet Valley series by Francine Pascal, which chronicles the insane adventures of the beautiful teenage Wakefield twins. There’s a crash landing of a questionable nature, a kidnapping by a cult, and a wild ride in Kansas that send us […]


Episode 7 – The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

In this episode, the babes deep dive into the ocean and discuss The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery. We enter the mysterious world of the octopus as we learn from Sy’s many interactions with these awesome and intelligent creatures. Listen to us fire off some cool #octofacts and explore our consciousness – sort […]


Episode 6 – The Truth About Stacey (Baby-Sitters Club #4) by Ann M. Martin

In this special throwbook episode, the babes tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth…about Stacey. In our tipsiest episode yet, we delve into the drama of the fourth Baby-Sitters Club novel. Hear Stacey’s big secret, how the baby-sitters handle an unfriendly rivalry, and learn about what the hell is wrong with Stacey’s parents. […]


Episode 5 – The Gunslinger (Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. In Episode 5, the babes read the first book of Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower series. Join us as we follow the gunslinger in his search for the mysterious man in black, talk about why a jawbone is so significant, and discuss the […]


Episode 4 – In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

The babes tackle a heavy book in Episode 4: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, which recounts the true story of the revolutionary Mirabal sisters in Trujillo-era Dominican Republic. Listen as we get tipsy over a very sad book, find out who slaps the former totalitarian dictator, and why the sisters should […]


Episode 3 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The babes take a hard right in Episode 3 and read nonfiction: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. The cells of Henrietta Lacks, called HeLa by scientists, provided information for some of the most groundbreaking research in medical history, but were taken without Henrietta’s knowledge. This book follows the Lacks family’s journey […]


Episode 2 – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

En voiture! In Episode 2, the babes talk about Agatha Christie’s most famous novel, Murder on the Orient Express. A train gets stuck in the middle of a blizzard and a Belgian detective with a silly moustache is trying to figure out whodunnit. Find out what we deduced, who we think is cooler, Sherlock or […]


Episode 1 – Wonder by R.J. Palacio

In Episode 1, we, the babes (Sarah, Elizabeth, and Rebecca), discuss the wildly popular middle-grade novel Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Wonder tells the story of 10-year-old Auggie Pullman, a boy born with a severe facial deformity and his first year of school. Listen to us discuss Auggie’s journey, our need for proper capitalization, and find […]


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