86: Is the Evil Fairy Who Cursed Your Dick a Girlboss?

In this episode, Megan and RJ ask: What killed John Keats, arguably the softest of the Softboi Romantic poets? Lord Byron and Percy Shelley blame mean reviews, but we’re *pretty* sure it was the tuberculosis. Probably. See also: Poems About …

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85: Clear Eyes, One Nut, Can’t Lose

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL??? By which we mean a book about football. Specifically, Friday Night Lights, journalist H.G. Bissinger’s journey to Odessa, Texas, a town so obsessed with its high school football team it was willing to sacrifice …

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84: Let’s Get Lit(erary Theory)

Life has thrown a lot at Megan and RJ lately, and so instead of a normal episode, they’re going to explain lit theory, because that’s easier somehow? Thrill as Megan threatens long-dead literary critics with bodily harm, shrug as RJ …

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83: Romeo and Juliet – Young, Dumb, and Full of…You Know ;)

It’s a real Throwback Thursday of an episode: Shakespeare! Vin Diesel reminding us of the importance of family! Rampant horniness! (Wait, that’s just Shakespeare again) Off-key singing! Incorrect information regarding dairy products! Rambling tangents about 90s movies! So hop in …

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82: Frederick Douglass Could Beat Up Alexander Hamilton

Sure, he was born about 14 years after Hamilton died but our point still stands. This episode marks an ON!LC first as we cover a memoir: The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Highlights include: Frederick Douglass Is …

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81: Soothing Whale Sounds With RJ

In this episode, we cover author Witi Ihimaera and his culturally influential novel, Whale Rider, and learn the dangers of not properly appreciating your great-grandchildren, the (continuing) fine art of mascot-naming, the inherent awesomeness of old ladies, and the objective …

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77: So It Kurt Vonnegoes

There’s no getting around it, this episode on Kurt Vonnegut’s seminal novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, is big. A big, meaty episode all about time, space, war, trauma, and also, for absolutely no reason at all, French philosopher Michel Foucault’s weird bald head. …

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