A thing I love when other creators do, but struggle to do myself, is what I call ‘showing the work.’ Making visible the kind of things that are often invisible – how something happened, why a decision was made, etc. It shows a less polished version of things (or, at least, how the rough edges […]
Sarah Dessen and the magic of the early internet
We’re talking about the prolific YA author, Sarah Dessen! Dessen published her first novel in 1996 and as of 2019 has published 14* novels (*in the intro to this episode I mistakenly say 20- apologies!). She’s won numerous awards for her work, had two of her novels combined into the film How to Deal, and […]
Birds of Prey: The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
We’re talking about Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn! Christina Brown joins me to dig into this fast-paced, femme comic book movie. About Birds of Prey Harley Quinn is having a rough time after her breakup with the Joker. Thrown out into the mean streets of Gotham City, she reinvents herself […]
We’re talking about our favorite biological identicals and the people who love, created, and try to murder them! Returning guest Julian Lejbman helps me dissect the BBC America sci-f thriller Orphan Black. The first part is light on spoilers so it shouldn’t ruin anything if you haven’t seen the show or have only seen parts. […]
Star Trek: Picard
We’re boldly going where no man has gone before and talking Star Trek! Returning guest, Allison Arcos, joins me to talk about the CBS All Access show, Star Trek: Picard. We had so much to say that I split our conversation into two parts. In part one we talk about the world of Picard and […]
Veronica Mars Show Notes
We’re talking smart mouthed teen detective, Veronica Mars! Since Veronica Mars has had a few different iterations along the way we decided to focus part one of our conversation on the first three seasons of the show. We talk about the movie and season four in part two. Here you’ll find notes for the things […]
Ninth House Wants You to Ask Some Questions
Zan Romanoff and I are talking about Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo! This adult fantasy novel images that each of Yale’s Ancient Eight secret societies practices a different form of magic.
Everybody likes Red, White & Royal Blue
In this episode Julian Lejbman joins me to talk about our (super gay) feelings about Casey McQuiston’s Red, White and Royal Blue!
Tamora Pierce, Prolific Author Queen
In the inaugural episode of Casually Obsessed, Allison Arcos and I talk about Tamora Pierce and our nearly two decades of love for Pierce’s Tortall universe. Tamora Pierce is the best-selling author of over 20 books set in the Tortall universe, as well as more than a dozen other books and comics. You can find […]
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