8 episodes

A group of smart, funny friends meet together every week to talk about the book they’re reading—a book that just so happens to be incredibly buzzy and in the zeitgeist because it has an adaptation coming up on the big screen or via streaming. Because when everyone at work is talking about it, we want to be the smug ones who can say we actually read the book first. Hosted by Dana Schwartz, Jennifer Wright, Korama Danquah, Melissa Hunter, and Tien Tran. New episodes every Monday! 

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    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

A group of smart, funny friends meet together every week to talk about the book they’re reading—a book that just so happens to be incredibly buzzy and in the zeitgeist because it has an adaptation coming up on the big screen or via streaming. Because when everyone at work is talking about it, we want to be the smug ones who can say we actually read the book first. Hosted by Dana Schwartz, Jennifer Wright, Korama Danquah, Melissa Hunter, and Tien Tran. New episodes every Monday! 

    I Know This Much Is True (Part 5)

    I Know This Much Is True (Part 5)

    Domenico's story is over, and Dominick is reckoning with the idea of redemption. Will he get the answers he's looking for? Let's find out!
    Follow us on Twitter!
    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @MelissaFTW
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina
    Next week, we're starting a new book, Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    I Know This Much Is True (Part 4)

    I Know This Much Is True (Part 4)

    You know how grandparents are normally sweet and adorable? Okay, well throw all that out the window. This episode we’ll continue our discussion of Wally Lamb’s novel I Know This Much Is True. We’re diving into the story of Domenico Onofrio Tempesta, the grandfather of the Birdsey twins. Things get weird.
    Follow us on Twitter!
    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @MelissaFTW
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina
    We'll wrap up our discussion of I Know This Much Is True a little later this week and then we'll be starting Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    I Know This Much Is True (Part 3)

    I Know This Much Is True (Part 3)

    We are deep in the middle of this story about anger and sadness but we are here for you, friends! We’re continuing our discussion of I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb, now a series on HBO. This week we finally get a peek into Dominico’s memoirs! And they are… something.
    Follow us on Twitter!
    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @MelissaFTW
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina
    Next week we will conclude our discussion of I Know This Much Is True with the final chapters of the book.

    • 44 min
    I Know This Much Is True (Part 2)

    I Know This Much Is True (Part 2)

    It's tragedy bingo from our friend, Wally Lamb. Infant death, child pornography, rape, murder, suicide... am I missing anything?
    Follow us on Twitter!
    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @MelissaFTW
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina
    Next week, we'll wrap up chapters 15 - 30 if you want to keep up.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    I Know This Much Is True (Part 1)

    I Know This Much Is True (Part 1)

    I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb is getting an HBO adaptation with two Mark Ruffalos (double Ruffali!) so dive into the tragic story of the Birdsey twins.
    Follow us on Twitter!
    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @MelissaFTW
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina
    Next week, we'll cover chapters 15-30.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Normal People (Part 2)

    Normal People (Part 2)

    We finish up Normal People, and trace Marianne and Connell's strange intimacy to its end.
    Next time, we're reading I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb, chapters 1–15 in case you want to read along.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

LeaskSam ,

Don’t sleep on this podcast!!

I’m shocked there aren’t more ratings and reviews for this podcast. It is so good! What a brilliant idea for a podcast, right up my ally. I love books and am so interested in how many great books are being turned into series and films. The podcast hosts and guests are really good at actually listening to each other, something that can be lacking on other podcasts and there’s a diverse range of voices and opinions so far. Can’t wait to hear what’s next! Keep the episodes coming!

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