Episode 20 - Homegoing (Part 2)

History never really says goodbye.

Look, you guys: this episode never saw the light of day. Some cosmic power out there saw fit to eat part of our recording! But we got everything straightened out, which is great...because we're super excited to discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi!

We start off with a sit-rep of our recent FriendTrip, then drop some crazy book news on you before digging into the book itself. Be forewarned: there are spoilers ahead! But if you're cool with it, we drop lots of knowledge on you. From different narrative points of view to inherited trauma, things get literary. But don't worry, there are plenty of laughs, too!

Be sure to stick around to the very end where we announce our next read, which is going to be a little bit saucy and a LOT steamy.

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FURTHER READING Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi The Conjure Woman by Charles W. Chesnutt The Golden Apples by Eudora Welty Kindred by Octavia Butler The Known World by Edward P. Jones

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Episode 19.5 - One Year Podcast Anniversary!

Let's celebrate!

Guys—today is a very special day. It's our one year podcast anniversary! We can't tell you how grateful we are that you've stuck with us on this crazy ride. So join us as we walk down memory lane, share our favorite episodes and moments, and look to the future.

(And for your Homegoing fans out there, don't worry. We'll return to our regularly scheduled programming next week!)

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Episode 19 - Homegoing (Part 1)

The Self-Care Episode

We took a little unannounced break in July, but now we're back and better than ever! This month's read is Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing, which is an epic, multi-generational tale of love, loss, and family. We're excited, and we hope you are, too!

Things have been tough out there lately, so we kick off this episode with a discussion of self-care (5:00). What is it? How can you take care of yourselves in these trying times? Then we hop into the book news (13:30) before giving you all the background you need on Yaa Gyasi's monster hit of a debut novel (20:15). As usual, this episode contains no spoilers. So don't worry! You can listen without worry if you haven't read the book yet.

Don't forget to follow us on social media as we kick off our book discussion over the next few weeks. See you there!

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Episode 18 - Ask Me About My Uterus (Part 2)

It Comes At Night.

It's time for us to discuss "Ask Me About My Uterus" by Abby Norman, her memoir about her eight-year journey to get diagnosed with endometriosis. We picked this book because it takes women almost seven years on average to get diagnosed with endometriosis, which is insane given that 176 million women worldwide suffer with the disease.

(Our discussion episodes are spoiler-filled. If you just want an overview of the book, go check out Episode 17 instead!)

We start things off with book news, then jump into some pretty heavy topics. TRIGGER WARNING: we discuss doctor's unwillingness to believe women in pain. But if you're a woman--or you have women you love in your life--we think you'll find this episode both shocking and enlightning. Even more importantly, we share your stories about your own run-ins with disbelieving doctors. So stick with us! We promise there are some good laughs along the way, too.

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Episode 17 - Ask Me About My Uterus (Part 1)

Sometimes being a woman is bullshit.

Hey guys! It's Episode 17, wherein we kick off our discussion of Abby Norman's new memoir, Ask Me About My Uterus! It's one of the hottest books of the summer, and for good reason—Abby shares her saga of pain and an eight-year struggle for a diagnosis. We think it's gonna be a doozy of a read, and it's going to open up a lot of tough topics. So be prepared!

The one thing you don't have to be prepared for? Spoilers. Our Part 1 episodes are always spoiler-free, so you can listen without fear! Also, keep an eye on our social media for this month's book club questions. We're looking forward to hearing about your uteruses (uteri?) or lack thereof, too!

EPISODE SHOUT-OUTS Kate Beaton, comic artist extraordinaire: @beatonna (Twitter) @cbarajas82 (Twitter)

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Episode 16 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Part 2)

Rumors of our death were highly exaggerated.

After a crazy-as-Hell April, we are back and better than ever! We're getting back on track with our discussion of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? We kick things off with some book news before jumping into the discussion. Be forewarned: not only are there spoilers, but we also get pretty dang deep about what it means to be human. Then, we share your answers to our Instagram questions before announcing our May book pick!

Thanks for sticking with us during our unplanned hiatus, guys. You really are the VERY best.

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Episode 15 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Part 1)

It's the book that inspired Blade Runner.

Hey guys! We're still getting back on schedule after Maria's vacation...but better late than never, right? This month, we're reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. If you love Blade Runner, this is the book that inspired the movie! We start by discussing a Reddit comment about rereading books, then jump into talking about Philip K. Dick's crazy life. (Things went...a little nuts there toward the end.) If you haven't read the book before, don't worry: we haven't either, so this is a completely spoiler free episode.

So, what are you waiting for? Go grab your copy and join in! (Replicants welcome.)

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Episode 14 - The Rogue Not Taken (Part 2)

Things get hot and heavy in a library.

Hey guys! Sorry for the one week hiatus...but we're back and better than ever! On today's episode, we're discussing Sarah MacLean's The Rogue Not Taken. (Note: we're labeling this episode explicit because we talk briefly about sex, but it's nothing you wouldn't hear on late night television. We promise.)

We kick things off with book news, including a passionate discussion about Barnes & Noble's future. Then we move into The Rogue Not Taken, where we tackle hard questions like whether the book is feminist and why women's pleasure makes people uncomfortable. Then we share your comments on the book before announcing our March book pick!

Episode Shout-Outs! @whirligig_world (Instagram) @virginiafoote (Instagram) @thenovelkitchen (Instagram) @tellyounolies (Instagram)

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Episode 13 - The Rogue Not Taken (Part 1)

Rogues and rakes and romance, oh my!

We've got a steamy read in store for you this February...it's The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean! This is a fun, feisty romance novel that even the most skeptical Misfits are sure to love. There are no spoilers here, but there is a ton of info about romance novels, the genre, and Sarah MacLean.

And don't forget to keep your eye on Instagram because our book chat will kick off next week!

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Episode 12 - Crooked House (Part 2)

You'll never think your family is weird ever again.

What's that lurking around the corner? It's a new episode of The Misfit Book Club! We're super excited about today's episode because we're chatting with Audrey and Emily from The Year of Agatha! They're basically Agatha Christie experts, so prepare to learn a lot...and laugh even more!

We kick off our discussion with some tidbits about Audrey and Emily's Year of Agatha project [8:15] and learn some more about the Queen of Mystery herself before jumping into discussing Crooked House [20:15]. We talk all about the killer, their motives, and even chat about the movie adaptation of Crooked House! (It was written by Julian Fellowes, who also wrote Downton Abbey.)

We close out the episode with your fellow Misfits' opinions about the book [55:30] and your recommendations for other fictional detectives to check out [58:00].

Oh, and make sure you stick around until the end when we announce February's pick [60:00]. Hint: Maria is super excited.

Make sure to visit Emily and Audrey's website—The Year of Agatha—for even more Agatha Christie goodness! They're also on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Follow them @theyearofagatha!

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