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Episode 14 – Literally Nothing About Spiders: A Comparison of the Daddy Long Legs Novel and the Musical Adaptation

Jen and Rachel compare and contrast the 1912 novel Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster with its 2015 Off-Broadway musical adaptation by the same name. In their discussion, they touch upon the epistolary format, how

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Episode 13 – He’s A Dragon!: A Conversation About I Am Dragon

Rachel and Jen round out this holiday season with their last episode of the year. While sharing their love for this diamond in the rough, they delve into topics such as handsome Igor, “strong” female

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Episode 12 – Some Other Fun Anatomy: A Discussion About Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixion

Jen and Rachel prepare for winter by reading an icy sci-fi alien romance novel that they both genuinely love. As they summarize the story, they focus on some of the things that make the book

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Episode 11 – First Sexing: A Conversation About Champion by Fabio

Rachel and Jen venture once more into the world of romance, and discuss a book by Fabio, the pinnacle of all romance heroes. They get distracted by the purpose of fantasy elements, misogynist alpha-hole heroes,

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Episode 10 – You Don’t Try to Kill Seven-Year-Olds If You’re a Good Person: Analyzing the World of The 10th Kingdom

Jen and Rachel enjoy some nostalgia while discussing something from the early days of their friendship: the NBC mini-series The 10th Kingdom. As they struggle to stay on their topic of world-building, they also diverge

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Episode 9 – It Was a Rough Saturday: A Comparison of Rosemary’s Baby and Annabelle

Rachel and Jen celebrate Halloween by comparing two horror movies: the classic Rosemary’s Baby and Blumhouse’s Annabelle. Topics discussed include the isolation of being a housewife, how cinematic framing affects tone, the dismissal of women

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Episode 8 – Constant What-the-F*ckery: A Discussion of Over the Garden Wall

Jen and Rachel sit down for a very fall-themed episode to talk about the Cartoon Network miniseries, Over the Garden Wall. Topics of discussion include subverted expectations, themes of identity, and wild gorilla attacks. As always,

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Episode 7 – They’re All Dead, Jen: From Gothic Novels to Crimson Peak

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Episode 6 – To the Naughty Zone: A Discussion About 14 by Peter Clines

Jen and Rachel talk about the novel 14 by Peter Clines, and note how refreshing it is to take a step outside their comfort zone with a new genre. Topics mentioned include the existentialism of cosmic

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Episode 5 – Dark, Sad, Lonely: A Comparison of The Lego Batman Movie and Holy Musical B@man

Rachel and Jen talk about the similarities between The Lego Batman Movie and Holy Musical B@man. Topics include the best logical way to parody a character, how fans’ opinions can affect media, low-hanging fruit… and

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