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Episode 24 – Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming

Kait, Renata, and their guest Molly read Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming. It’s the second James Bond novel and probably the most racist one. (We didn’t read the other ones to confirm, though.) Can 007 possibly win when literally all the black people in America have united against him? What about all of the sea creatures? Listen now to hear us once again urge you to watch the movie instead of reading the book.

Content warning: We recorded this episode before the Charlestown church shooting. If, in the wake of that horrific hate crime, you are not in the mood to listen to us talk about Ian Fleming’s gross 1950s-era racism, you might want to skip this episode.

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: James Bond Memes food infographic

“Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney & Wings

Crocodile Farm Escape Scene from the Live and Let Die movie

Candy pairing:  Kait says candy cigarettes, Molly says Aunt Jemima syrup, Renata says Werther’s Originals.

Coming up next: True Believer by Nicholas Sparks.


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Readers Advisory: Episode 24 – Live and Let Die

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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