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Rebroadcast: Brenda Jackson and Black Romance

That Book

Release Date: 08/04/2020

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

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

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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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More Episodes

We are rebroadcasting some of our favorite episodes before the premiere of our Bicoastal Season on September 1st. This season is all about books set in New York and LA and we can't wait to share it with you! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this oldie from 2018 about the queen of Black romance, Brenda Jackson.

Hannah and Michael discuss Brenda Jackson, romance author extraordinaire.  Along the way they address a blind spot, wade through some wild romance subgenres, and discover new innovations in kissing.

This ep owes a huge debt to Phoebe Judge’s This is Love podcast. Check it out!

Books mentioned: Delaney's Desert Sheikh and The Savvy Sistahs by Brenda Jackson, Calypso by David Sedaris, The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Leguin, The City & the City by China Miéville.

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See you on Brenda’s cruise!