Chalice is a book podcast led by two long-time bookworms, Chelsea and Alice. The holy grail of book reviews, each season we will be covering literature, from every genre, in a variety of time and places. Good books? We read 'em! Terrible books? We'll read 'em too! Join us biweekly for a perusal of pernicious and potent literature, particularly pertaining to social issues.
Episode 6: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
Alice and Chelsea continue their journey down the path of first-person plural Japanese-Americans.
Episode 5: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
In this episode, we will be diving into some sensitive subjects in Atwood's near-future dystopia of an oppressive patriarchal society. Now an acclaimed Hulu original show, this novel rings true throughout all of history to the past and current struggles that women face in being able to control their lives under a traditionally patriarchal society. This book dives into a future that looks more like the past, with the hope that our present will look less like the past. Enjoy!
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Episode 4: The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector
In this episode, we discuss the ins and outs of this strange little novel, that despite it's length, has a lot to say about the human experience.
Episode 3: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
This week on Chalice we will be discussing an antique and not-quite-as-compelling version of Austen. Kidding. Just a warning, we had technical issues with the microphone so this episode has a portion of our conversation missing. Don't forget to follow on Instagram, Twitter (@chalice_podcast), and our booklist on Goodreads.
Episode 2: Charlotte Temple by Susanne Rowson
This episode on Chalice, Alice and I will be talking about a classic novel known in the academic sphere as part of the 18th-century seduction genre, an instruction manual to young women at the time to not fall for those f*ckboys. We feel you, Rowson.
Join us in this discussion of crossing ponds, getting preggo, and dramatized sword-fights.
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Episode 1: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
This week we will be discussing a little book that is the basis for a lot of feminist ideas in today’s complicated societal relationships and how that effects women and the way feminism is perceived.