Drunk, Queer Bitches Talk Books
9.1 Banned Book - The Chocolate War, p1

9.1 Banned Book - The Chocolate War, p1

November 23, 2019

In honor of Banned Books Week 2018, we discuss one of the American Library Association's most frequently banned and challenged books, Robert Cormier's 'The Chocolate War.' Join us as Jared mistakes Jesus Christ for a high school senior, Tony disappoints his family, and we are all very subtle about our feelings regarding certain characters. 

8.2 Mystery - An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

8.2 Mystery - An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

August 27, 2019

In this second half of our discussion of An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, Erin recalls a tale from high school English class, Mk magically reappears, and Adam talks about Agatha Christie a lot. 

8.1  Mystery: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

8.1 Mystery: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

August 27, 2019

In our drunkest episode to date, we gather to discuss 'An Unsuitable Job for a Woman' by P.D. James. In his final appearance as one of the Usual Bitches, Adam alienates all of our listeners, then Tony has an interesting story about blood, and Mk vanishes between segments. 

6.2 Queer YA: Ramona Blue

6.2 Queer YA: Ramona Blue

August 26, 2019

The second half of our Ramona Blue episode has us playing lesbian bingo and doing a lot of shipping and pitching some fanfics. We also solve the Bi Problem in under 20 minutes. 

6.1 Queer YA: Ramona Blue

6.1 Queer YA: Ramona Blue

August 22, 2019

In this episode, Usual Bitches Erin and Adam are joined by Special Bisexual Consultant Mk to discuss 'Ramona Blue' by Julie Murphy. In part one, Erin decides she's dating one of the characters in her head, Mk can't remember which characters are in or out of the closet, and Adam had a very strong opinion about our protagonist's sister. 

5.2- Random Book: The Home for Unwanted Girls

5.2- Random Book: The Home for Unwanted Girls

August 13, 2019

Part 2 of our discussion of The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman, where we continue to revel in the horrors of this period of Canadian history, speculate on/wish for events after the ending, and discuss ways this story connects to small parts of our own experiences. 

5.1 - Random Book: The Home for Unwanted Girls

5.1 - Random Book: The Home for Unwanted Girls

August 11, 2019

In this first part of our discussion of The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman, Jared explains the very scientific process we used to select this month's book. We also learn horrifying things about the Canadian orphanage system of the 1950's, and we just... have a lot of feelings. 

4.2 - Comedy: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

4.2 - Comedy: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

August 5, 2019

Part 2 of our discussion of the comedic essay collection by David Sedaris. In this episode, none of us catch an obvious zombie movie reference, and we all learn why you're not allowed to film hospital births anymore. Also, we all forgot what exactly Justin Bieber wrote in the guestbook at the Anne Frank museum. ("She would have been a Belieber.")

 

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Music: "Fuzzball Parade" by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com

4.1 - Comedy: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

4.1 - Comedy: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

August 5, 2019

In honor of the hilarity of April Fool's Day, (and in alignment with Adam's social calendar) we chose a comedic book,  "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim" by David Sedaris. 

In this episode:
-We are introduced to the various members of the Sedaris clan.
-Adam regales us with his harrowing experience on the D.C. Metro.
-Everyone complains about fast food establishments failing to live up to their name.

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Music: "Fuzzball Parade" by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com

3.2- Mash Book: “The Hate U Give” and “Give a Boy a Gun”

3.2- Mash Book: “The Hate U Give” and “Give a Boy a Gun”

August 2, 2019

Part Two of our discussion of two books with important social themes.

Erin is shocked her book is still so relevant despite when it was written.

Adam recounts the tale of the Great Tumblr Unfollowing of 2016.

Mike provides some feedback on the discussion.

And, unfortunately, no one solves America's gun problem.