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March 24, 2021 @ 5:00 am

Epsode 82: On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink

On this week's episode, we're getting the gang back together to talk about girl gangs, teen squads, and spooky witchy girls! The tentpoles this week are The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke, Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark, and the fanfic “21st Century Girls” by springgreen.


What We’re Into Lately

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.

Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting by K.J. Charles

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

Dawn by Octavia Butler

A Bouquet of Czech Folktales by Karel Jaromír Erben, trans. Marcela Sulak

Boku No Hero Academia fanfic

as day follows night by The_Eclectic_Bookworm

The Untamed fanfic

Word of Honor


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Men in Black 

Society of Gentlemen series by K.J. Charles

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Nirvana in Fire

20th Century Boys manga series

Sailor Moon manga series

My Little Pony 

St. Trinians 

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Stranger Things

Jennifer’s Body

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Mean Girls

Sex and the City

Golden Girls

Ocean’s 8

Charlie’s Angels

Totally Spies


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Dark Angel

The Old Guard

Wonder Woman

Mad Max: Fury Road


River Tam from Firefly

Steven Universe


For Next Time

Space Sweepers


Content Warnings

Very brief mention of sexual assault (and description of its fallout) in Foul Is Fair, one of the "What We're Into Lately" books.

Explicit depictions of racism (including the KKK) in Ring Shout.

Kidnapping, attempted assault in The Scapegracers.


The transcript for this episode can be found here. Huge thanks to our scribe team for their excellent work, as usual!

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March 10, 2021 @ 5:00 am

Episode 81: An Apology, and a Collection of Recs

On this week's episode, we're discussing a few changes we're making in our approach to the podcast, and we're gushing about some of our favorite recent and upcoming works, including Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko, The Duke Who Didn’t by Courtney Milan, and She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan.


What We’re Into Lately

Seven of Infinities by Aliette de Bodard

Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard 

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri

The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow

The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons

thepartyresponsible’s Batman-Avengers crossover fic

Do Every Stupid Thing by thepartyresponsible

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko


Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?!

The Sleuth of the Ming Dynasty

Invitation to Wine (将进酒) by Tang Jiu Qing 唐酒卿 (Mandarin)


Other Stuff We Mentioned

Be the Serpent Episode 71: Back To School (feat. Naomi Novik)

Be the Serpent Episode 72: Fangs for the Memories

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse

The Saddle Club

Gossip Girl

The Belles  by Dhonielle Clayton

Wild Beauty Anna-Marie McLemore

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

The Duke Who Didn’t by Courtney Milan

The infamous Only One Bed trope

Reluctant Royals series by Alyssa Cole

Runaway Royals series by Alyssa Cole

Books by Alisha Rai  


For Next Time

Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark


Content Warnings:

The Duke Who Didn't concerns protagonists encountering racism (both ambient and direct).

She Who Became The Sun interrogates gender essentialist prejudice accurate to its historical setting.

Raybearer deals with themes of child abuse/neglect.



The transcript for this episode is available here. Thank you, scribes!!

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