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A bi-weekly podcast in which two bookish besties, Jessie and Kelly, read YA fantasy through a critical lens

A bi-weekly podcast in which two bookish besties, Jessie and Kelly, read YA fantasy through a critical lens
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United States

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A bi-weekly podcast in which two bookish besties, Jessie and Kelly, read YA fantasy through a critical lens

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@JKmagicpod

Language:

English

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Episodes

Episode 17: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

4/7/2019
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This week we’re discussing Descendant of the Crane by Joan He. We received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (which we promise to always provide). We discussed monarchies, constitutions, colorism, and magic this week, as well as many other topics. Below are links to […]

Duration:01:10:56

Episode 16: The Wicked King by Holly Black

3/26/2019
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Content warning: emotional and physical child abuse. Happy Spring, listeners! In Episode 16 we discuss The Wicked King by Holly Black, the much-awaited sequel to The Cruel Prince. Below you can find links to all of the topics and references that came up in our conversation. And 10 points to […]

Duration:01:06:28

Episode 15: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

3/10/2019
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Content Warning: In this episode we discuss drug use, rape, genocide, and other instances of extreme violence. This fortnight J & K are discussing The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang. We’re diverting a bit from our usual YA Fantasy books. This book is definitely for adults, and not for the faint of heart! The characters are complicated, the story is complex and violent, and there is a […]

Duration:01:16:09

Episode 14: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

2/25/2019
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Listeners, the time has finally come to talk about A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, the first book in one of our favorite series. We saved the rest of the series spoilers for a special end segment that begins around 1:11:45. If you haven’t read the rest of the books and/or […]

Duration:04:31:00

Episode 13: A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

2/10/2019
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This fortnight we’re discussing A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney, and there were a ton of Alice in Wonderland puns from K, as this is a modern retelling of the story. Don’t expect to get any hints about this story because you read the original. This is a whole […]

Duration:00:57:25

Episode 12: A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

1/28/2019
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Content Warning: In this episode we discuss emotional and physical abuse as well as addiction. If you or someone you know are the victim of sexual assault and would like assistance, please call RAINN or if you are a member of the LGBTQIA community in crisis, and would like someone to […]

Duration:00:56:12

Episode 11: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

1/13/2019
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Content Warning: In this episode we discuss sexual assault and rape If you or someone you know are the victim of sexual assault and would like assistance, please call RAINN or if you are a member of the LGBTQIA community in crisis, and would like someone to talk to, please contact […]

Duration:01:24:16

Episode 10 (!): A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

12/31/2018
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Listeners, we made it to Episode 10! A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir made J & K fear for the fate of our favorite characters and ships in upcoming 4th book of the Ember in the Ashes Series. At one point we discuss the possible importance of the Nightbringer’s true name and […]

Duration:01:48:47

Episode 9: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

12/16/2018
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Content Warning: In this episode we discuss sexual assault and self harm In episode 9 we are discussing Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo For the first time, J & K have quite different feeling about the ships in this book, but we are both very excited about the upcoming King of […]

Duration:01:12:34

Episode 8: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

12/3/2018
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Content Warning: physical, mental, and emotional abuse J & K thoroughly enjoyed the dark and twisty world of The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Episode 8 features not one but TWO of K’s now infamous research rabbit holes. #RavenclawFTW The first is about all the different kinds of faeries. If you want to […]

Duration:01:20:35

Episode 7: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

11/18/2018
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Reading A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir led to discussions of the prison system, mythology, and accountability. We loved how exciting a prison break can be. And this book had surprises around every corner, which had K reading the book immediately after finishing the first. Question: Are Avitas and Elias […]

Duration:00:53:32

Episode 6: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

11/4/2018
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Warning: In this episode we discuss child abuse. If you or someone you know needs help, there are resources for you. Please consider contacting the National Domestic Violence Hotline or ChildHelp In episode 6 J & K are discussing City of Bones by Cassandra Clare which K is reading for the […]

Duration:01:05:49

Episode 5: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

10/23/2018
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Content warning: discussion of sexual assault J & K talk about book 2 of the Grisha Trilogy, Siege and Storm, by Leigh Bardugo. We forget Fyodor’s name and find many things “interesting” (should we find new descriptors? probably). Sorry for the late posting! K unfortunately does not have a Quick Quotes Quill, […]

Duration:00:42:11

Episode 4: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

10/7/2018
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Episode 4 already!?! We can’t believe it either! This week we’re talking subverting your government, assassin schools, terrible mothers, and rape culture in Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes. An Ember in the Ashes was fact paced, violent, and exceptionally amazing! . . . . . . . . […]

Duration:00:54:00

Episode 3: Ship It by Britta Lundin

9/25/2018
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Hello, listeners! Episode 3 is our first fantasy-adjacent mini-sode (that didn’t actually turn out so “mini”) in which we discuss Ship It by Britta Lundin. This conversation got pretty meta since we dove headlong into discussions of fandom, capitalism’s co-opting of diverse voices, and shipping (#obvi). We laughed, we cried, and we definitely […]

Duration:00:46:29

Episode 2: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

9/10/2018
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Content Warning: in this episode, we discuss a lot of really difficult topics including racialized violence, torture, and abuse. We loved Children of Blood and Bone (2018) by Tomi Adeyemi so very much. This book is powerful and poignant and we couldn’t recommend it more. Hope you enjoy! Here’s a list […]

Duration:01:55:38

Episode 1 (!!!) Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

8/26/2018
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Hey, listeners! We are so excited to share our first ever episode with you, where we discuss Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. We scrapped the original idea of an hour-long podcast because our conversation just kept going, and well, we do what we want. After banishing official podcat Lainey […]

Duration:02:50:11