53. Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood

Join Jennifer and Kaylia for a discussion of this sisterhood book that is actually a mother/daughter book which is actually about serious issues but actually isn’t because it is more fun to romanticize the South and drink cocktails with no consequences. Clink!

16. The Dark Watchers

For at least a century, possibly longer, people have claimed that the Santa Lucia Mountains of California’s central coast have been home to strange humanoid entities, garbed in black, who keep a silent watch, seeming to care little about the humans who witness them. Their nature and purpose is unknown, but they have appeared in both local legends and works of literature. In this episode, we look into the Dark Watchers.

52. Bastard Out Of Carolina

Join Jennifer and Kaylia for another rousing discussion. We discuss tribalism, shame (useful tool or no?), the importance of amends as part of apologies (do Annie’s “amends” cut the mustard), and what should have happened to Glen.

51. Rebecca

Kaylia and special co-host Jess discuss the 1038 novel, the 1940 movie, and the 2020 movie… Rebecca! Join us for a discussion where we try to answer the burning questions… Just how evil was Rebecca? Was Bee a lesbian? Who was the real villain? Why the heck did they make the 202 version? Plus the MAJOR change from book to the 1940 movie… and then slight change back in the 2020 movie. And yes… Star Trek trivia!

50. The White Tiger

Jennifer and Kaylia discuss the chilling genius of The White Tiger. We talk about how the patriarchy hurts everyone, whether or not the grandmother was a pariah, the tragedy of corruption, and if this novel turned Netflix movie does more good than harm to the people and reputation of India by being written by an “outsider.” Enjoy!

15. Ghosts of California’s Chinese Labor Force

In this episode, Matt explores the relationship between ghost stories and historic injustice as it relates to the experience of Chinese migrants to 19th century California. The episode involves a weird book in a Death Valley Cabin, bloody rainstorms, and a bunch of smart-aleck pre-teens, all trying to come to terms with history.

49. Moxie

Jennifer and Kaylia resist the urge to sing Rebel Girl while discussing this new Netflix movie. Mostly. Join us for a conversation about white feminism, intersectionality, the frustration with sexist dress codes, and of course how all this affects the boys. Does this very earnest film go far enough to radicalize the next generation of feminists? Does Vivian actually learn anything? What exactly is going to happen to Mitchell and the scholarship money? Get out your sharpies, your bathrobes, and your dancing shoes… Moxie Girls Fight Back.