August 8, 2019

#17: Little Women

Oh wow, these lil bitches are charming AF! (Except Amy, she sucks) Join Jessica and Lauren for the wholesome feminist goodness that is Louisa May Alcott's Little Women.

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Theme music and lyrics by Max McEwan and Noah Wilson, vocals by Erin C. Willis.

Hold on to your butts (er...asses?) and head into the woods with Jessica and Lauren as they discuss William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. 

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Theme music and lyrics by Max McEwan and Noah Wilson, vocals by Erin C. Willis.

Big Brother definitely does not approve of this episode. Join Lauren, Jess and special guest Sean Scrutchins (Winston Smith in the Benchmark Theater production) as they talk through George Orwell's horrifyingly prescient 1984.

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Theme music and lyrics by Max McEwan and Noah Wilson, vocals by Erin C. Willis.

February 25, 2019

#14: Les Miserables Vol. One

Is this the saddest book ever? Well... yeah. It's kinda in the title. Join Jess and Lauren for the first volume of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, a bummer of an epic novel that will make you super glad that you're not a single mother in old-timey France. Silver lining: there's a marmot!

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New year, new magical country. Come through the wardrobe with Jess and Lauren as we explore C.S. Lewis' first story in Chronicles of NarniaThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Dont' forget to put on your fur coat, your most British-ish accent and pack an extra helping or two of Turkish Delight (What the effing eff IS Turkish Delight anyway?).

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December 23, 2018

#12: A Christmas Carol

God bless us, everyone! For the year end episode, Lauren and Jess tackle the most essential of all holiday stories: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Have a cup of holiday cheer (meaning: booze) and join us for a spooky holiday ghost story made even spookier by the spectre of unmoved Elves of Shelves, Victorian Era swingers parties and terminally ill urchins.

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December 18, 2018

#11: The Gift of the Magi

Nothing will ruin your holiday spirit like O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi, a bummer of a short story about Christmas shopping gone horribly awry! In this episode, Jess and Lauren get real sad, discuss terrible gifts of holidays past, and someone dies from the TB... but there is the briefest mention of otters to brighten the mood!

Like us on FB, follow us on Twitter and Insta and pick up Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and read along for our next holiday themed episode!

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Theme music and lyrics by Max McEwan and Noah Wilson, vocals by Erin C. Willis.

December 4, 2018

#10: Matilda

Lauren and Jess both agree: there's nothing revolting about Roald Dahl's Matilda. Listen in as your hosts talk newts vs. salamanders, discuss truly terrible teachers and marvel over the vocal stylings of one Miss Kate Winslet. 

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Theme music and lyrics by Max McEwan and Noah Wilson, vocals by Erin C. Willis.

 
September 12, 2018

#9: Lord of the Flies

What could be worse than an island full of feral schoolboys? Nothing. Nothing is worse than that. Jess and Lauren are back for for Season Two with one of the most horrifying novels to ever be assigned in a classroom: William Golding's The Lord of the Flies

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Theme music and lyrics by Max McEwan and Noah Wilson, vocals by Erin C. Willis.

June 16, 2018

#8: Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is an enduring tale about the power of friendship... and a great way to introducing children to the concept of mortality! Jess and Lauren sob their way through this childhood classic as they talk animal husbandry, the danger of barn swings and weigh the pros and cons of visiting your local fair. 

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