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TBC: What We Actually Read, 2019!

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Release Date: 12/24/2019

Ayn Rand Pt. 2 (Pseudonym Season, Episode 6) show art Ayn Rand Pt. 2 (Pseudonym Season, Episode 6)

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In Part 2 of our Rand investigation, we figure out what the deal is with Rand’s magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged.

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Sifting through the life of objectivist Ayn Rand.

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Stephen King/Richard Bachman (Pseudonym Season, Episode 4) show art Stephen King/Richard Bachman (Pseudonym Season, Episode 4)

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The man who launched a thousand screams and his alter-ego who launched a thousand "wait, who?"s. It’s Stephen King/Richard Bachman day! Happy scary season, everyone!

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A dive into the hiveminds behind Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys.

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Alice Sheldon/James Tiptree Jr. (Pseudonym Season, Episode 2) show art Alice Sheldon/James Tiptree Jr. (Pseudonym Season, Episode 2)

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Sci-fi savant James Tiptree Jr. had accolades, admirers and many, many pen pals. Problem was, he didn't exist. 

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Our Pseudonym Season kicks off with a look into political miracle-worker Stacey Abrams' other life as romance author Selena Montgomery.

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TBC: The Snarkroom of Damocles (& Season Preview!) show art TBC: The Snarkroom of Damocles (& Season Preview!)

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Michael and Hannah gossip about books + preview their upcoming Pseudonym Season! We’re thrilled to be back in your ears!

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TBC: What We Actually Read, 2020! show art TBC: What We Actually Read, 2020!

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What we read in this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. 

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TBC: A Tween's Guide to Greek Tragedy show art TBC: A Tween's Guide to Greek Tragedy

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We wrap up our bicoastal season and bring back some *classic* segments! Good times!

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Edith Wharton and her book The Custom of the Country.

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Our annual roundup of all the books we read in 2019! We share number of books read (Hannah smokes us all, of course), give out awards, and look ahead to 2020.

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Books mentioned:

Furious Hours, Casey Cep; The Topeka School, Ben Lerner; Fleishman is in Trouble, Taffy Brodesser-Akner; Normal People & Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney; Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday; Trust Exercise, Susan Choi; Transcription, Kate Atkinson; The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson; Priestdaddy, Patricia Lockwood; Educated, Tara Westover; Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo; Ladies Who Punch, Ramin Setoodeh; Here I am, Jonathan Safran Foer; The Overstory, Richard Powers; Find Me, Andre Aciman; The Patrick Melrose novels, Edward St Aubyn; Circe, Madeline Miller; Frankenstein, Mary Shelley; Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevksy; The Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante; Howard’s End, E.M. Forster.

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