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 […]

Orphan Black

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. […]

Veronica Mars Part 1: Rob Thomas Buy Us Drinks Transcript

Chelsee: [00:00:00] Hello, and welcome to the second season of Casually Obsessed. I’m your host, Chelsee Bergen. And I am really excited to be sharing with you a conversation with my dear friend, Bill Friday. In addition to being a poet and a baseball enthusiast, Bill is also a noir know-it-all so it only seemed […]

Transcript: Everybody Likes Red, White & Royal Blue

If you want quick access to the books and links mentioned in this episode rather than the complete transcript, visit the show notes. Chelsee: [00:00:00] I’m Chelsee Bergen. I’m here with Julian Lejbman and we’re talking about our casual obsession with Casey McQuiston’s Red, White and Royal Blue. Casey McQuiston lives at the intersection of […]