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Judging Book Covers Podcast is a podcast hosted by Meghan Griffin,  featuring two new guest every month. Each guest picks a book to make the other two read and discuss, getting people outside of their comfort zone.

Judging Book Covers Podcast Meghan Griffin

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    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

Judging Book Covers Podcast is a podcast hosted by Meghan Griffin,  featuring two new guest every month. Each guest picks a book to make the other two read and discuss, getting people outside of their comfort zone.

    2020 JBC Challenge: Memorial by Bryan Washington

    2020 JBC Challenge: Memorial by Bryan Washington

    This week Stephanie and Meg read Memorial by Bryan Washington! This book has recently been released, so there is a bit of a spoiler warning. But don't worry - we break it out into a non-spoilery and then spoilery conversation. This book addresses relationships in a hard light, both romantic and family. Lots to unpack here! 
    Content warnings: Parental (Father) death, cancer, abuse, tough family relationships, break ups
    Judging Book Covers Podcast stands with the Black Lives Matter movement, and if you are looking for black owned bookshops, please check out these links: 
    50 in 50 Black Owned Bookstores
    A More Current List 
    Find us on the web:
    Twitter | Facebook  | Instagram | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com
    Find our hosts:

    Meghan's Twitter | Stephanie's Instagram
    Network Information: 
    Certain POV Network | Discord Link | 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    2020 JBC Challenge: Essays

    2020 JBC Challenge: Essays

    This week Meghan and Stephanie read How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi! This book discusses challenging your way of thinking so that you are continuously getting better and better. It discusses the different kinds of racism, and how we can achieve becoming antiracist. 
    This episode was recorded prior to the election, and while we try to not let our feelings out, it is definitely a tense discussion at times! And then it was delayed because we were too focused on the election. 
    Judging Book Covers Podcast stands with the Black Lives Matter movement, and if you are looking for black owned bookshops, please check out these links: 
    50 in 50 Black Owned Bookstores
    A More Current List 
    Find us on the web:
    Twitter | Facebook  | Instagram | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com
    Find our hosts:

    Meghan's Twitter | Stephanie's Instagram
    Network Information: 
    Certain POV Network | Discord Link | 

    • 1 hr 37 min
    2020 JBC Challenge: Comics!

    2020 JBC Challenge: Comics!

    This week we are joined by Case Aiken to discuss The Banks by Roaxane Gay, Ming Doyle, and Jordie Bellaire! We chat about what we like and wish we could change of this comic about a matriarchal line of thieves! What would happen in your life to get you to join up with the thieves in your family?
    And how does one steal bitcoin?? 
    Judging Book Covers Podcast stands with the Black Lives Matter movement, and if you are looking for black owned bookshops, please check out these links: 
    50 in 50 Black Owned Bookstores
    A More Current List 
    Find us on the web:
    Twitter | Facebook  | Instagram | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com
    Find our hosts:

    Meghan's Twitter | Stephanie's Instagram
    And our guest: 
    Another Pass | Men of Steel | Scruffy Nerfherders| Case's Twitter
    Network Information: 
    Certain POV Network | Discord Link | 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    JBC Challenge: DNF-ing a Book

    JBC Challenge: DNF-ing a Book

    This week Stephanie and Meghan set out to read a horror book by an author they like  - Nos4A2 by Joe Hill!
    Unfortunately, perhaps due to the environment of 2020, they found themselves unable to actually finish the book. This is an episode to discuss why we occasionally DNF (do not finish) a book, and why you can choose to DNF a book and still have respect for the author. We handle the topic without throwing shade on anyone for liking the book too! It's just not for us for the reasons we discuss in the episode. 
    Judging Book Covers Podcast stands with the Black Lives Matter movement, and if you are looking for black owned bookshops, please check out these links: 
    50 in 50 Black Owned Bookstores
    A More Current List 
    Find us on the web:
    Twitter | Facebook  | Instagram | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com
    Find our hosts:

    Meghan's Twitter | Stephanie's Instagram
    Network Information: 
    Certain POV Network | Discord Link | 

    • 57 min
    JBC 2020 Challenge: Banned Books

    JBC 2020 Challenge: Banned Books

    This week's episode is a little late because we wanted to drop it during Banned Book week! So happy Banned Book Week! Please go read some books that have been challenged or banned, particularly if you can find one you haven't read before, or who doesn't have a terribly horrible TERF-y author! 
    This week we did just that, as we invited on Frankie (MJ) Bradley-Lestrange to talk about Alanna, The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce! We discussed why these books were challenged, whether we agree with this, and how much authors can and should grow and change in their writing! 
    Judging Book Covers Podcast stands with the Black Lives Matter movement, and if you are looking for black owned bookshops, please check out these links: 
    50 in 50 Black Owned Bookstores
    A More Current List 
    Find us on the web:
    Twitter | Facebook  | Instagram | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com
    Find our hosts:

    Meghan's Twitter | Stephanie's Instagram
    And our Guest: 
    MJ's Twitter | Archives of the Dragon
    Network Information: 
    Certain POV Network | Discord Link | 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    JBC Challenge: Returning from Hiatus

    JBC Challenge: Returning from Hiatus

    JBC is back from hiatus and ready to read! 
    But FIRST: We joined a network! Thank you to Certain POV Network for inviting us to be a part of your amazing group. Please go check out the website and find all the amazing podcasts you can listen to! 
    This week we broke our rules a little because one of our favorite authors, Alyssa Cole, has released a new thrilled called When No One is Watching. We don't typically talk about book so close to their release date, but we had to break all traditions here! 
    We also close with a discussion of bookstores to support, since libraries are still (mostly) closed. Judging Book Covers Podcast stands with the Black Lives Matter movement, and if you are looking for black owned bookshops, please check out these links: 
    50 in 50 Black Owned Bookstores
    A More Current List 
    Find us on the web:
    Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com
    Find our hosts:

    Meghan's Twitter | Stephanie's Instagram
    Network Information: 
    Certain POV Network | Discord Link | 

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

MaryBradley ,

JBC is thoughtful and insightful

Megan and Stephanie are wonderful hosts and it brings me joy to listen to them bond over books and share the things they love with others. They’re sweet, funny, and oh so smart! They are the perfect companions d’or any book lover.

Case Aiken ,

Judgement Day!

Stephanie and Meghan are charismatic co-hosts that really make you feel like you're part of the conversation as they talk about what they've been reading and challenge each other to go outside their comfort zone!

DivisiveIssues ,

My favorite book club podcast

Meghan and Stephanie do such a great job at picking fun guests and diverse and interesting books. Love the discussions and insight from everyone!

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