In the Stacks with Barry & LaToya started as a loosely library-related show when the hosts worked together at a public library. It now further showcases the viewpoints of Barry Reese and LaToya Davidson-Perez on life, news, entertainment, books, and other topics. Each show features a little bit of everything.
Urinary Urgency: Mental Health
It’s been weeks since the last episode, a trend for what feels like an unending season. Barry and T’Challa blame LaToya and she takes the opportunity to express her recent struggles with her mental health. Plus, she has a new job and is getting her first mammogram. Barry talks about the recent loss of his mother and his interest in changing his name. T’Challa lurks in the background and tells us about where he’d like to live.
A Father’s Love: The Long & Winding Season
Yes, we’re still in Season 13, one that may apparently take all of 2021 to complete. With no show last week and LaToya being increasingly unavailable to record at the set time, it is a surprise that they've eked out an episode. Despite there being a great deal to discuss, you know, death and despair, the hosts opt on the side of it being a lighter show. Find out Barry, LaToya, and T’Challa’s favorite books and some of their thoughts on Disney+ and the Marvel Universe.
Teaching Pet Peeves: Lego Movie Critics Worsts
With bad weather looming and the hosts recording on a Sunday, LaToya naively thinks this will be a short show. Barry is jazzed up and ready to go, and T’Challa moodily brings up the rear. What’s happened since the last show? LaToya has a new addiction, Barry has teaching woes, and T’Challa, well, he’s just along for the ride.
Wings and Pizza: Nickelback
Barry calls and awakens LaToya from her slumber to record the show early. He also shares a dirty secret of T’Challa. Do you have an opinion about the worst bands of all time? The hosts don’t agree with the number one pick. Plus, T’Challa tunes out when the conversation turns inexplicably to sex but gets everyone excited about a Kidz Bop (but not really) parody of the Cardi B hit, WAP.
Gangsta Teacher: 16 Personalities
It’s been 3 weeks since the last show. Barry blames it on what LaToya and her hubby were up to. T’Challa is non-enthusiastically back for an episode in which he finds out that he shares the same rare personality as his favorite person, LaToya. So what happened over the past three weeks? A lot of television-watching, yeh, that’s about it.
$7.5M Man: Cannibal Kitten Daddy
Barry is excited to record the show. LaToya and T’Challa are not. However, with moments to spare LaToya preps her topics for what would turn out to be the longest show to date. There is no taboo topic as the hosts talk about Barry’s net worth, soccer, Hollywood scandal, pink diamonds, and more. If you’ve forgotten who Barry’s least favorite celebrity is, he is more than willing to remind you. T’Challa again doesn’t have his question ready for his fan-favorite segment.
Love this podcast!!!
Witty and fun! I love the relationship between Barry and LaToya. Keep up the good work!!!
Good stuff "In the Stacks"!
If you love good talk shows with a variety of topics, then "In the Stacks with Barry & LaToya" is a must-listen for you. It has a great mix of current events, trivia, humor, and even (gasp!) information.
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