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Hi, we’re Julia and Victoria. Join the Book Club each episode as we choose a text off our shelves to discuss, dissect, and maybe - after another glass of wine - dissolve into a TED talk on the history of the English language. Welcome to the party. Continue Reading >>
Hi, we’re Julia and Victoria. Join the Book Club each episode as we choose a text off our shelves to discuss, dissect, and maybe - after another glass of wine - dissolve into a TED talk on the history of the English language. Welcome to the party. << Show Less
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Bonus: Pachinko with Victoria Edel Julia and Victoria bring on one of their favorite pop culture experts Victoria Edel to talk about the Pachinko series and the pros and cons of book-to-TV adaptations.Become a Member! Follow Us on Instagram or Storygraph!Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that give us a commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Learn more.Follow Victoria Edel:Twitter @victoriaedelGold Plated Girls newsletterMentioned in this Episode:Book Club episode 068 Pachinko by Min Jin LeePachinko by Min Jin Lee (book)Pachinko tv series on Apple TV+Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (book)Station Eleven tv seriesThe Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han (book)The Summer I Turned Pretty tv seriesHeartstopper by Alice Oseman (book)Heartstopper tv seriesMamma Mia! Here We Go AgainRick Riordan congratulates the new PercyDaisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins ReidSharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (book)Sharp Objects tv seriesWild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (book)Wild filmGone Girl by Gillian Flynn (book)Gone Girl filmM*A*S*H tv seriesBrooklyn by Colm Toibin (book)Brooklyn filmRecommendations:The Baby tv seriesMy Brilliant Friend tv seriesM
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Bonus: Pachinko with Victoria Edel Julia and Victoria bring on one of their favorite pop culture experts Victoria Edel to talk about the Pachinko series and the pros and cons of book-to-TV adaptations.Become a Member! Follow Us on Instagram or Storygraph!Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that give us a commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Learn more.Follow Victoria Edel:Twitter @victoriaedelGold Plated Girls newsletterMentioned in this Episode:Book Club episode 068 Pachinko by Min Jin LeePachinko by Min Jin Lee (book)Pachinko tv series on Apple TV+Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (book)Station Eleven tv seriesThe Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han (book)The Summer I Turned Pretty tv seriesHeartstopper by Alice Oseman (book)Heartstopper tv seriesMamma Mia! Here We Go AgainRick Riordan congratulates the new PercyDaisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins ReidSharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (book)Sharp Objects tv seriesWild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (book)Wild filmGone Girl by Gillian Flynn (book)Gone Girl filmM*A*S*H tv seriesBrooklyn by Colm Toibin (book)Brooklyn filmRecommendations:The Baby tv seriesMy Brilliant Friend tv seriesM
097 Pop Song: Adventures in Art & Intimacy by Larissa Pham Julia and Victoria explore how and why they connected so much to Pop Song by Larissa Pham, a memoir exploration of art, adulthood, love, and theory. P.S. A lawn mower was making a ruckus in the background of Victoria’s audio. We apologize for the nuisance!Become a Member! Follow Us on Instagram or Storygraph!Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that give us a commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Learn more.Mentioned in this Episode:Pop Song: Adventures in Art and Intimacy by Larissa PhamFebruary Staff Picks: Memoirs, TV Shows, Video Games, and Björk! F(r)iction LogFantasian by Larissa PhamLearn So Much and See So Much: Larissa Pham Interviewed BOMB Magazine Educated by Tara WestoverYayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors The Broad Austen Channing Brown’s blog Wild Holy & FreeRecommendations:Nanette by Hannah GadsbyHow I Became a Tree by Sumana RoyAnd Then We Grew Up: On Creativity, Potential, and the Imperfect Art of Adulthood by Rachel FriedmanThe Best We Could Do by Thi BuiCurrently Obsessed:Raw Data Feel by Everything EverythingMr. Morale and the Big Steppers by Kendrick LamarRussian Doll Season 2Everything Everywhere All At OnceHarry’s House by Harry Styles
094 How I Became a Tree by Sumana Roy How I Became a Tree by Sumana Roy really spoke to Julia and Victoria’s exhaustion with productivity, their love for their houseplants, and their ever-growing need to run away to the woods. Plus: a few tips and suggestions for reading books outside of your cultural context.Become a Member! Follow Us on Instagram or Storygraph!Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that give us a commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Learn more.Mentioned in this episode:Pachinko series on Apple TV+Book Club minisode on Academic WritingEveryone You Hate Is Going to Die by Daniel SlossHannah Gadsby’s stand-up special DouglasOlogies podcast episode Carnivorous Phytobiology (MEAT-EATING PLANTS) with Hali’a EastburnAmerican Girl historical fiction booksThe Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkienBook Club episode on Interpreter of MaladiesRecommendations:The Soul of an Octopus by Sy MontgomeryThe Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna TsingCompletely Arbortrary podcastOlogies podcast episode Indigenous Fire Ecology (GOOD FIRE) with Amy ChristiansonThe poetry of Rabindranath TagoreInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa LahiriCurrently Obsessed:Season 3 of My Brilliant Friend on HBOMotomami album by RosaliaMultitude album by StromaeLizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls on Amazon PrimeFree Form Mixtape album by Dizzy Fae
092 The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin Julia and Victoria discuss when they figured out the twist in The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin (at very different points in the book) and all the ways Jemisin expertly builds the world of the Stillness (through language, mythology, science, and culture). Also, Julia listened to this while she had a migraine, and now she’s obsessed with the audiobook reader.Become a Member! Follow Us on Instagram! or Join the Storygraph Challenge!Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that give us a commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Learn more.Mentioned:Avatar: The Last AirbenderWired Interview with N. K. JemisinBeloved by Toni MorrisonRecommendations:The Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. JemisinBlack Sun by Rebecca RoanhorseThe Maze Runner by James Dashner
090 Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang Julia and Victoria (whose mic simply refused to cooperate this episode) dip their toes into the world of science fiction with “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang, and its film adaptation Arrival. This inspires them to think some big, timey-wimey thoughts about language and brains and the way our experience of time affects our views on life.Become a Member! Follow Us on Instagram or Storygraph!Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that give us a commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Learn more.Mentioned in this episode:Arrival (2016 film)The Martian (2015 film)Ringworld series by Larry NivenStar TrekStarlight 2 anthologyStory of Your Life, and Others by Ted Chiang“Ted Chiang's Soulful Science Fiction” by Joshua Rothman in The New YorkerRecommendations:Dune (2021 film)Dune by Frank Herbert2001: A Space Odyssey (1968 film)2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C ClarkeLeviathan Wakes by James S A CoreyThe Expanse (TV series)Enders Game by Orson Scott CardEnders Game (2013 film)Saga by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona StaplesWatchmen (2019 TV mini series)Currently Obsessed:The Dawn of Everything by Graeber and WengrowUntitled Dad Project podcastSounds Like a Cult podcast
Minisode: Academic Writing and Anthropology with Katie Julia is joined by fellow anthropology graduate student Katie to talk about the alien language of “Academic English” and how it has affected their own academic careers.Become a Member! Follow Us on Instagram or Storygraph!Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that give us a commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Learn more.Mentioned in the Episode:Book Club episode 076 Watching the English by Kate FoxBook Club episode 029 This Is Your Brain on Birth Control by Sarah E. Hill PhDRecommendations:Mining Capitalism: The Relationship Between Corporations and Their Critics by Stuart KirschThe Dispossessed by Ursula K LeGuinThe Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David WengrowWatching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behavior by Kate FoxThe Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
089 Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski Julia and Victoria provide a little feedback sandwich on Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski, a book designed to help women cope with the unique burnout that results from dealing with the patriarchy.Become a Member! Follow Us on Instagram or Storygraph!Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that give us a commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Learn more.Mentioned in the Episode:Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. and Amelia Nagoski, DMACome as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski PhDMaintenance Phase podcastThe Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination by Gilbert and GubarBook Club episode on Jane EyreSemlerRecommendations:“Completing the Stress Cycle” episode of Unlocking Us with Brené Brown podcastDaring Greatly by Brené Brown Ph.D.The Wisdom of Your Body by Hilary McBride PhDYou’re a Miracle (And a Pain in the Ass) by Mike McHargue“Fearology (FEAR) Pt. 1” and “Fearology (FEAR) Pt. 2” episodes of Ologies podcastCurrently Obsessed:Sex Education on NetflixUnder Our Roof podcastAll of Us Are Dead on NetflixEpik High Is Here Pt 2 album by Epik HighJulia was featured on Sad In the City podcast Ep 10 “Sad But Jokes”!
088 A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver Julia and Victoria get into their feels with A Thousand Mornings, a book of poetry written by Mary Oliver, and chosen by their special guest Samira Sakbay.Become a Member! Follow Us on Instagram or Storygraph!Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that give us a commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Learn more.Mentioned in the Episode:A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver“Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver“Daisies” by Mary OliverWhat Mary Oliver's Critics Don't Understand by Ruth Franklin in The New Yorker“No Birth No Death” with Thich Nhat Hanh by Plum VillageRecommendations:Upstream by Mary OliverThe Waves by Virginia WoolfHow I Became a Tree by Sumana RoyThe Hidden Life of Trees by Peter WohllebenAn American Sunrise by Joy HarjoRalph Waldo Emerson collected writingsEmily Dickinson collected poemsWalden by Henry David ThoreauE. E. Cummings collected poemsRupi Kaur’s InstagramMorgan Harper Nichols’s InstagramThe Soul of an Octopus by Sy MontgomeryCurrently Obsessed:D.P. K-Drama on NetflixHighasakite’s new album MotherYouth of May K-Drama Punisher by Phoebe BridgersBroken Horses by Brandi CarlisleBy the Way, I Forgive You by Brandi Carlisle
087 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr While discussing the 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Julia and Victoria ask the question on everyone’s mind: Are there too many World War II novels? Julia gets stuck on the fact that this story is sort of about a magical gemstone.Become a Member! Follow Us on Instagram or Storygraph!Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that give us a commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Learn more.Mentioned in the Episode:All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrJanet Jackson’s autobiography True YouAbout Grace by Anthony DoerrCloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony DoerrJust and Unjust Wars by Michael WalzerKristin Harmel Parade article “Words and War: Why WW II Fiction Is so Hot Right Now—and Six Books You Can’t Miss”Courtney Rodgers Book Riot article “Why I’m Not Reading About WWII Anymore”Bridge of Sighs by Richard RussoRecommendations:The Book Thief by Markus ZusakAll Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueAtonement by Ian McEwanThe Women in the Castle by Jessica ShattuckPachinko by Min Jin LeeHomegoing by Yaa GyasiThe Great Believers by Rebecca MakkaiCurrently Obsessed:Big Mouth - Season 5 on NetlfixWordleSad In The City podcast with Taylor Tomlinson
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