Author Maggie Thrash and librarian Nico Carver discuss Dawson's Creek, the Twilight Saga, random gossip, and basically whatever Maggie decides she wants to blab about now.
TwiDEEP: Midnight Sun
Welcome to the inner workings of the mind of Edward Anthony Mason Cullen.
Maggie and Nico are here to probe every nook & cranny of this long-awaited tome, excessively dwelling on the scientific implications of mind-reading, whether love can conquer all in dysfunctional relationships, whether Edward really is an irredeemable creep, and so much more.
CORRECTION: Maggie refers to Edward and Carlisle as “East coast elites.” In fact Carlisle is British, and Edward is from Chicago.
TwiDEEP: Breaking Dawn pt 2
Breaking Dawn part 2 is perhaps not the greatest 400 pages of literature ever written, but there's still tons to discuss! Nico explains how the visible light spectrum could differ between humans and vampires. We delve further into the Cullens' relationship dynamics, and Maggie explores how Twilight is ~actually~ an allegory for queerness. Plus, Nico finally, totally, completely loses his shit in a way no one (or everyone?) could have predicted.
TwiDEEP: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Teen marriage, vampire abortion, the nitty-gritty of Imprinting– Breaking Dawn goes there, and we have no choice but to follow. Maggie continues comparing Nico to Edward, to Nico's extreme chagrin. Maggie also details her real-life experience as the only girl in an all-male "wolf pack," and how that experience compares to Leah's.
Midnight Sun EMERGENCY episode
HUGE day, Creeps!!! At 8:30 this morn, it was announced that Midnight Sun will be published this August. Nico and Mag discuss the news, expectations, the "curse" of Midnight Sun, sex tapes (???) and the possible reemergence of toxic Twilight culture.
"I've never been more emotionally effected by a book in my life."
Eclipse is both the best and the worst book in the Twilight Saga. It's the emotional climax of the series, and also the most problematic. We talk about all the reasons why, and do a deep-dive into the real life Quileute legends and how Stephenie Meyer's version stacks up. PLUS Maggie makes her final ruling in the Team Edward vs. Jacob debate (Nico continues to despise Edward).
TwiDEEP: Mormonism in the Twiverse
This is a fascinating conversation with author Lindsay Eagar about the Mormon influences in The Twilight Saga. We dive deep into the Mormon belief system, sex, virginity, gender roles, and how Mormonism can explain why Twilight is SUCH A WEIRD STORY. Lindsay shares so many incredible insights into this religion that clearly shaped Stephenie Meyer's brain. Be sure to stick around till the end, where Lindsay gives some profound insights into the vulnerability and superpowers of motherhood.
Jumped in to listen to the TwiDeep episodes—I loved them so much it makes me sick. Listening to the series explored with spot-on criticism, humor, and appreciation for the absurdity, but also with actual love behind it is special and lovely and has kept me a lot of company. Thank you for this podcast! Please do more!!!
The Conversation and Banter We All Need Right Now
Listening to Creep Daze is a reminder that all things evolve. What was once an exploration of Dawson’s Creek is now a deep dive into the psyche of acclaimed author Maggie Thrash and astronomer Nico Carver as the modern day odd couple posing the eternal question: “Can two best friends survive quarantine without driving each other crazy?” Tune in each week as they discuss literary series of note while psychologically damaging each other beyond repair. Hilariously entertaining, and thought-provoking.
I want to see a TV series 😩 starring Maggie and Nico.