10 episodes

A group of smart, funny friends meet together every week to talk about the book they’re reading—a book that just so happens to be incredibly buzzy and in the zeitgeist because it has an adaptation coming up on the big screen or via streaming. Because when everyone at work is talking about it, we want to be the smug ones who can say we actually read the book first. Hosted by Dana Schwartz, Jennifer Wright, Korama Danquah, Melissa Hunter, and Tien Tran. New episodes every Monday! 

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    • 4.4, 120 Ratings

A group of smart, funny friends meet together every week to talk about the book they’re reading—a book that just so happens to be incredibly buzzy and in the zeitgeist because it has an adaptation coming up on the big screen or via streaming. Because when everyone at work is talking about it, we want to be the smug ones who can say we actually read the book first. Hosted by Dana Schwartz, Jennifer Wright, Korama Danquah, Melissa Hunter, and Tien Tran. New episodes every Monday! 

    Lovecraft Country (Part 1)

    Lovecraft Country (Part 1)

    We don’t necessarily need to seek out literature to fill us with a creeping sense of existential dread, seeing as how we have… everything else happening right now. But there is something to be said for using horror to reclaim power. This week, we’re starting up a discussion of Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff, now a series on HBO premiering August 17th. We’ll talk about the terrifying monsters hiding in the woods AND the ones right out in the open.
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    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @MelissaFTW
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Bonus! Food Court

    Bonus! Food Court

    Dana and Korama's friendship goes back many years, and they have mutually decided to throw all that away for an episode of Food Court with Richard Blais. We're sharing an excerpt of this week's episode, a fight between french fries and sweet potato fries.
    Hear the full episode with Blais' final verdict here! And subscribe to Food Court with Richard Blais wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 4 min
    I Know This Much Is True (Part 5)

    I Know This Much Is True (Part 5)

    Domenico's story is over, and Dominick is reckoning with the idea of redemption. Will he get the answers he's looking for? Let's find out!
    Follow us on Twitter!
    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @MelissaFTW
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina
    Next week, we're starting a new book, Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    I Know This Much Is True (Part 4)

    I Know This Much Is True (Part 4)

    You know how grandparents are normally sweet and adorable? Okay, well throw all that out the window. This episode we’ll continue our discussion of Wally Lamb’s novel I Know This Much Is True. We’re diving into the story of Domenico Onofrio Tempesta, the grandfather of the Birdsey twins. Things get weird.
    Follow us on Twitter!
    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @MelissaFTW
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina
    We'll wrap up our discussion of I Know This Much Is True a little later this week and then we'll be starting Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    I Know This Much Is True (Part 3)

    I Know This Much Is True (Part 3)

    We are deep in the middle of this story about anger and sadness but we are here for you, friends! We’re continuing our discussion of I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb, now a series on HBO. This week we finally get a peek into Dominico’s memoirs! And they are… something.
    Follow us on Twitter!
    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @MelissaFTW
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina
    Next week we will conclude our discussion of I Know This Much Is True with the final chapters of the book.

    • 44 min
    I Know This Much Is True (Part 2)

    I Know This Much Is True (Part 2)

    It's tragedy bingo from our friend, Wally Lamb. Infant death, child pornography, rape, murder, suicide... am I missing anything?
    Follow us on Twitter!
    @DanaSchwartzzz
    @JenAshleyWright
    @koramadrama
    @MelissaFTW
    and Tien has wisely gotten off Twitter but is on Insta @hanktina
    Next week, we'll wrap up chapters 15 - 30 if you want to keep up.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

Tkbef ,

Insightful- Entertaining -Funny

Love this podcast and the group of diverse ladies! I feel like I’m there with you in your popcorn club! This podcast helps me hear about books I should read then watch!!
Plus I love popcorn, I’m glad you don’t eat it while talking about the book. That would make it hard to listen to because I’m an annoying popcorn eater. Ha! Thank you so much for your point of view on the books!

ErinHale ,

Very enjoyable!

Well, this was fun! I’m new to podcasts but I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this group of women discuss a popular novel that is now an HBO series. Funny, intelligent, and thought provoking, these women address all aspects of the story and discuss it like you’re having mimosas at brunch. I’ll definitely be tuning in every week!

miss300bwlr ,

The Best Find

These ladies are fantastic. They talk about such great books that have real issues going on but also do such an amazing job of talking about the plots and characters. I feel like I’m listening to the girls in my book club chat. And I also like how they compare the book and the show sometimes, it’s great.

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