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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March Mini-Madness 4: Adaptation-Hating with The Narcissist Cookbook

Woah! New episode on a Tuesday?! Yes, we’re sitting at the razor’s edge of both March and madness as Matt Johnston aka The Narcissist Cookbook joins Megan to share his feelings on HBO’s adaptation of the His Dark Materials novel …

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March Mini-Madness 1: Book-Shaming with Kate from Ignorance Was Bliss


Our first entry into Miniaturized Madness in March is with Webby-nominated(!) Kate Wallinga, host of Ignorance Was Bliss and co-host of LifeWorld. Megan and Kate ostensibly discuss the pointless pedantry of book-shaming someone for not having read something but quickly …

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17: The Big Willy Conspiracy

On this special episode, we’re investigating a centuries-spanning, Da Vinci Code-style conspiracy: Did beloved wordsmith William Shakespeare actually write all those plays? Or was it…someone else?! Megan and RJ probe Shakespeare’s life, watch a very bad movie with a disappointing …

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