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Rebroadcast: Barbara Cartland

That Book

Release Date: 08/11/2020

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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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! Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy this ep from 2018 about one of the best-selling (and kookiest) authors of all time, Dame Barbara Cartland.

Michael and Hannah unpack pink misogynist Dame Barbara Cartland’s...prodigious output, wading their way through her daughter’s voluminous hair, plagiarism charges, and her deep deep deep hatred of her fellow women.  They also talk about what else their reading, aspirationally or otherwise.

Books mentioned.  A Hazard of Hearts and The Ghost Who Fell in Love by Barbara Cartland.  The His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami, A History of Love by Nicole Krauss, and Call Me By Your Name and The Enigma Variations by Andre Aciman.  

Articles mentioned: Plagiarism!, Raine Spencer (the HAIR), Barbara Interview, The will with no money

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