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Episode 22 - Fear Street Cheerleaders 01 - The First Evil

We start the Fear Street Cheerleaders series with The First Evil. What is more iconic than high school cheerleaders? It was inevitable that they'd make an appearance in the Fear Street series. Anna and Surge discuss their newest breakthrough in the Fear Street mythos thanks to The First Evil. Before this, they review Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

Duration: 01:18:54

Episode 21 - Fear Street 17: The Best Friend

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

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

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 18 - Fear Street Super Chiller 1: Party Summer

Surge and Anna tackle their first Fear Street Super Chiller! Party Summer is the mantra of the book, but is it really the party these kids want? We discuss everything this book has to offer. Anna also reviews the first book in the October Daye series, Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire.

Duration: 01:00:01

Episode 17 - Fear Street 15: The Prom Queen

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 16 - Fear Street 14: The Knife

Surge and Anna start out the podcast with a review of Joe Hill's Nos4a2. Then they discuss in-depth, RL Stine's Fear Street: The Knife.

Duration: 01:06:52

Randocast 10 - Pretender Episode 04

Surge and Anna watch episode 4 of The Pretender, Curious Jarod. Surge doesn't hate it! Wow!

Duration: 00:07:58

Episode 15 - Fear Street 13: The Secret Bedroom

Surge FINALLY finished reading his book on Central American myths and legends and reviews it at the top of the show. Anna and Surge also discuss the next book in the Fear Street series, Fear Street: The Secret Bedroom.

Duration: 01:00:52

Episode 14 - Fear Street 12: Lights Out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Episode 01 - Show Introduction and The Fireman by Joe Hill

In our first episode, we give an overview of the show and discuss The Fireman by Joe Hill.

Duration: 00:32:17