Episode 98 – Unmasked

Unmasked by Andrew Lloyd Wbber

Kait and Renata decided that this podcast didn’t have enough musical theater references, so they invited their Jellicle friends Ashley and Stacey to read Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s memoir UnmaskedJoin us to learn more than we ever wanted to know about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s child bride, and not as much as Duarte wanted to know about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s cats. We apologize in advance for all the earworms.

Special note: Our 100th episode is coming up! Please vote on what we should read for the occasion.

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Footnotes: Renata’s Highly Subjective Audio-Visual Guide to the World of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber to quit House of Lords due to Brexit making his schedule ‘impossibly’ busy

Comedy Bang! Bang!: Andrew Lloyd Webber Rap

Comedy Bang! Bang!: John C. Reilly, Ice-T, & Andrew Lloyd Webber Call in from a Hot Air Balloon

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “MUSICAL; THEATRE” with guests THE BOTH (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo)

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? Episode 1

Candy pairing:  Ashley says Trolli Sour Brite Blasts, Kait says a themed Broadway cocktail in a souvenir sippy cup, Stacey says Riesens, Renata says sherbet lemons.

Coming up next: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas.

 

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Episode 97 – Wonder

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Renata, Kait, and their returning guest Angie decided to #ChooseKind and experience the wonder of Wonder by R. J. Palacio, a saccharine story of what some abled people could learn from spending time with a boy with craniofacial differences. It’s also the story of a boy’s inexplicable love of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.  Tune in now to get your recommended daily allowance of Inspirational Quotes!

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Footnotes: Review of Wonder, written by Mike Moody for Disability in KidLit

On Wonder by Mindy R.

What “Wonder” Gets Wrong About Disfigurement and Craniofacial Disorders by Ariel Henley

“I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much” by Stella Young

Children’s Craniofacial Association: About Treacher Collins Syndrome

Critics Question the Representation of Disability in ‘Wonder’ by Lauren Barack

About R. J. Palacio

Worst Bestsellers #2 – Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

Candy pairing:  Angie says Werther’s Originals, Kait says McDonald’s apple slices,  Renata says sketchy charity candy.

Coming up next: Unmasked by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

 

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Episode 96 – A Princess in Theory

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

In honor of the upcoming royal wedding, we read Alyssa Cole’s first Reluctant Royals romance, A Princess in Theory, with the 2016 Romance Writers Association librarian of the year, Robin Bradford. Although this book has a slightly silly premise–namely, what if spam emails insisting that you’re betrothed to the prince of a small African nation were real–we loved it, just as much as Prince Thabiso loves his lost love Naledi. Join us to be reminded that love is real, even if neither Thesolo nor Wakanda are.

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Footnotes: Fanfiction 101

Library Journal Movers & Shakers: Robin Bradford

Candy pairing:  Kait says homemade macarons,  Renata says King Size Skittles, Robin says a 100 Grand Bar.

Coming up next: Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

 

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Episode 95 – Having It All

Having it All by Helen Gurley Brown

Kait and Renata dug into some vintage life advice from former Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown’s 1982 book Having It All. Who better to help them talk about compliance to gender and beauty norms than Bitch Planet writer Kelly Sue DeConnick? That’s not a rhetorical question, we really got to talk to Kelly Sue DeConnick! Join us now to hear 17 easy ways to tell whether or not you’re a mouseburger!

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Footnotes: The Author of Enter Helen on Why Helen Gurley Brown Is Such an Enigma by Julia Felsenthal

Bitch Planet has always been absurd. But in 2017, it reads like a warning.

Candy pairing:  Kait says hot lemonade,  Kelly Sue says monkfruit, Renata says a packet of Equal.

Coming up next: A Princess In Theory by Alyssa Cole.

 

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Episode 94 – Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson

In Part 2 of our Big Podcast Crossover Event with I Don’t Even Own A Television, J.W. and Collision joined us to discuss James Patterson’s Suzanne’s Diary For Nicholas. It’s a beautiful example of the power of Telling, Not Showing. Specifically, telling your children all about your sex life with way too much detail. Turn off your Macy Gray albums and get ready to dive into a book so stupid that it took four book podcasters to fully unpack it!

Content warning: This book and our discussion of it contains both miscarriage and the death of an infant.

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Footnotes: I Don’t Even Own A Television #102 – Maximum Ride

Episode #61 – Bridges of Madison County

Episode #70 – The Notebook

Dave Malloy – The Whale As A Dish (from Moby Dick)

Dave Malloy – A Squeeze of the Hand

Shoba Narayan Performs A Song From Dave Malloy’s Moby Dick

Candy pairing: Collision says butterscotch hard candy, J. W. says Buttered Popcorn Jelly Bellies, Kait says Jolly Ranchers,  Renata says an elaborate caramel apple.

Congratulations to Melinda, who won our #BygoneBadassBroads pin giveaway! And thanks to everyone who entered and supported Trident Books. We may have more things to support Trident through the aftermath of their fire, so stay tuned!

Coming up next: Having It All by Helen Gurley Brown.

 

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