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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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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.

    Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga

    Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga

    This week Stephanie and Meghan decide to join the investigation and research of the residential schools in Canada and what they have become in the current environment. The book focuses on the death of seven First Nation students and the incompetency surrounding the investigation of the death of the students. While residential schools may be a thing of the past that has been brought to everyone's attention recently, there is still a lot of corruption and death surrounding the current iteration of the residential schools.
    Major content warnings for death, alcoholism, suicide attempts, colonialization, and unanswered deaths.
    Next Episode: Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
    Judging Book Covers Podcast is now part of Certain POV Network! Please check out our sister podcasts and give us all some love! 
    Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge
    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 17 min
    LA Son by Roy Choi

    LA Son by Roy Choi

    Meghan and Stephanie are finally back! And this time they are discussing something they love to talk about: FOOD! We read Roy Choi's memoir and cook book, which has one of the most interesting lives we have read about while also some damn good food. 
    Next Episode: Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga! 
    Judging Book Covers Podcast is now part of Certain POV Network! Please check out our sister podcasts and give us all some love! 
    Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge
    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 35 min
    Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

    Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

    Stephanie and Meghan take a small break this episode and rather than leave listeners without an episode, friends of the podcast Tim Lowe and Ollie Brady decided to put together an episode on the second book of The Diviners series by Libba Bray! Here is a bonus episode with just the guys, diving back into our favorite 1920s paranormal books! 
    Judging Book Covers Podcast is now part of Certain POV Network! Please check out our sister podcasts and give us all some love! 
    Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge
    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 (normal) hosts:
    Meghan's Twitter | Stephanie's Instagram
    Find our guest hosts: 
    Tim's Twitter | Minds at Yeerk Instagram | Best Acquaintances' Facebook Group
    Network Information: 
    Certain POV Network | Discord Link | 

    • 27 min
    Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite edited by Zoraida Córdova

    Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite edited by Zoraida Córdova

    This episode, Stephanie and Meg discuss VAMPIRES. Are they back? Are they even scary any more? Did Twilight ruin vampires for good?
    We dive into the short story anthology Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite to see! This collection is focused on taking the vampire mythos away from the cliche European, hetero vibe and twisting it into new and inventive ways! While some do not quite live up to this exciting idea, overall these are a lot of fun to explore. 
    Next Episode: Tim and Ollie discuss Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray while Stephanie and Meg take a small break!   
    Judging Book Covers Podcast is now part of Certain POV Network! Please check out our sister podcasts and give us all some love! 
    Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge
    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 42 min
    Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

    Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

    Despite our inching towards summer, Stephanie and Meghan are joined by Victoria Lucia to get in the mood for some fall spooks! For this round of our Read Harder challenge, we read Small Spaces by Katherine Arden! We talk about whether we as both 6th graders and as adults, how much we love and want to protect all three of our protagonists, and how much this book reminds us of our love for middle grade horror! 
    Next Book: Vampires Never Get Old, edited by Zoraida Córdova 
    Judging Book Covers Podcast is now part of Certain POV Network! Please check out our sister podcasts and give us all some love! 
    Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge
    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 guest: 
    Victoria's Twitter | Victoria's Blog
    Network Information: 
    Certain POV Network | Discord Link | 

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

    Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

    This week Stephanie and Meg read Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas! 
    First, there are some serious content warning for this book: the main character has to deal with a family who hasn't accepted that he is transgender. Major CW for misgendering, discussions of dead names, and other issues with families that only see the binary.
    We discuss how wonderful this magical community is, falling in love with a dead boy, when is it appropriate to go to school during a murder mystery, and how bad ass a best friend can be! 
    Next Book: Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
    Judging Book Covers Podcast is now part of Certain POV Network! Please check out our sister podcasts and give us all some love! 
    Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge
    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 29 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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