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Are you tired of reading the same angsty hero narrative over and over again? So are we. That's why we're examining stories that feature rebellious heroines through an intersectional feminist lens. In this podcast, we will go deep into the latest bestsellers, comic books, and English class-worthy literature without taking ourselves too seriously. It's a book club for feminist literary nerds. So, grab a cup of tea, a cozy blanket, and come gab with us about your new favorite read.

Rebel Girls Book Club Harmony Birch and Maggie Collins

    • Arts
    • 4.3 • 19 Ratings

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Are you tired of reading the same angsty hero narrative over and over again? So are we. That's why we're examining stories that feature rebellious heroines through an intersectional feminist lens. In this podcast, we will go deep into the latest bestsellers, comic books, and English class-worthy literature without taking ourselves too seriously. It's a book club for feminist literary nerds. So, grab a cup of tea, a cozy blanket, and come gab with us about your new favorite read.

    Kaikeyi, Part 2

    Kaikeyi, Part 2

    We are back, sort of.



    In this episode, we explain our leave of absence and make big announcements. We also finished the second half of Kaikeyi! We explore the challenges of communitarian work and ideals when you're embedded in privilege and how to navigate personal relationships with people who are participating in harmful and violent systems.



    To follow our episode schedule, go here: ⁠https://rebelgirlsbook.club/the-syllabus⁠. Follow our social media pages on Instagram  ⁠https://www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/⁠ Facebook  ⁠https://www.facebook.com/RebelGirlsBookClub/⁠ Goodreads⁠ https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/101801516-reb…⁠ and Twitter  ⁠https://twitter.com/RebelGirlsBook1⁠ , Or you can email us at ⁠RebelGirlsBookClub@gmail.com⁠. Our theme song is by The Gays, and our image is by Mari Talor Renaud-Krutulis.


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    • 59 min
    Kaikeyi, part 1

    Kaikeyi, part 1

    Maggie and Harmony explore the first half of a retelling of the Hindu Epic Ramayana, Kaikeyi by Vashnavi Patel. They talk about manipulation, the ethics of power quests, and the necessity of community when it comes to building new power structures.

    What we're reading:

    The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais
    We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia



    To follow our episode schedule, go here: ⁠https://rebelgirlsbook.club/the-syllabus⁠. Follow our social media pages on Instagram  ⁠https://www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/⁠ Facebook  ⁠https://www.facebook.com/RebelGirlsBookClub/⁠ Goodreads⁠ https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/101801516-reb…⁠ and Twitter  ⁠https://twitter.com/RebelGirlsBook1⁠ , Or you can email us at ⁠RebelGirlsBookClub@gmail.com⁠. Our theme song is by The Gays, and our image is by Mari Talor Renaud-Krutulis.


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    • 37 min
    The Great Reclamation interview with Rachel Heng

    The Great Reclamation interview with Rachel Heng

    This week Maggie interviews Rachel Heng on her latest novel, The Great Reclamation.

    In this episode:


    ⁠The Great Reclamation by Rachel Heng


    To follow our episode schedule, go here: ⁠https://rebelgirlsbook.club/the-syllabus⁠. Follow our social media pages on Instagram  ⁠https://www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/⁠ Facebook  ⁠https://www.facebook.com/RebelGirlsBookClub/⁠ Goodreads⁠ https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/101801516-reb…⁠ and Twitter  ⁠https://twitter.com/RebelGirlsBook1⁠ , Or you can email us at ⁠RebelGirlsBookClub@gmail.com⁠. Our theme song is by The Gays, and our image is by Mari Talor Renaud-Krutulis.






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    • 35 min
    The Rage of Innocence interview with Kristin Henning

    The Rage of Innocence interview with Kristin Henning

    Harmony interviews Kristin Henning, a public defender, professor at Georgetown University, and author of The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth. They talk about the school-to-prison pipeline, the adultification of black youth, and the hyper surveillance of black children.

    You can learn more about the book at rageofinnocence.com and get involved at Georgetown's Juvenile Justice Clinic initiative.

    In this Episode:

    The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth by Kristin Henning


    To follow our episode schedule, go here: rebelgirlsbook.club/the-syllabus. Follow our social media pages on Instagram www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/ Facebook www.facebook.com/RebelGirlsBookClub/ Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/101801516-reb… and Twitter twitter.com/RebelGirlsBook1 , Or you can email us at RebelGirlsBookClub@gmail.com. Our theme song is by The Gays, and our image is by Mari Talor Renaud-Krutulis.






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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Practicing Bibliomancy and trickle down therapy

    Practicing Bibliomancy and trickle down therapy

    Harmony lacks the resources for therapy, so this week we practice some bookish mental health care. Bibliomancy is a spiritual tool for diving into the future and meaning-making. Maggie and Harmony use Bibliomancy on four books to make meaning of their current struggles.

    What Is Bibliomancy? Definition and Techniques

    In this episode:

    Lilith's Brood by Octavia Butler

    Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution by R. F. Kuang

    Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

    A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 

    When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple edited by Sandra Martz

    Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 

    Apocalyptic Witchcraft by Peter Grey

    To follow our episode schedule, go here: rebelgirlsbook.club/the-syllabus. Follow our social media pages on Instagram www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/ Facebook www.facebook.com/RebelGirlsBookClub/ Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/101801516-reb… and Twitter twitter.com/RebelGirlsBook1 , Or you can email us at RebelGirlsBookClub@gmail.com. Our theme song is by The Gays, and our image is by Mari Talor Renaud-Krutulis.






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    • 50 min
    Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves

    Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves

    This week Maggie and Harmony read "Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves" by Fobazi Ettarh. We talk about libraries as sacred places, what it means to find meaning in your labor, the dangers of assuming your work produces good, and so much more.

    In this episode:

     "Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves" by Fobazi Ettarh

    To follow our episode schedule, go here: rebelgirlsbook.club/the-syllabus. Follow our social media pages on Instagram www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/ Facebook www.facebook.com/RebelGirlsBookClub/ Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/101801516-reb… and Twitter twitter.com/RebelGirlsBook1 , Or you can email us at RebelGirlsBookClub@gmail.com. Our theme song is by The Gays, and our image is by Mari Talor Renaud-Krutulis.


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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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So smart so fun

These girls are the best!!!
Each episode feels like a conversation with my bestfriend. I love that they aren't afraid to dig deep into literary concepts and challenge the status quo.

Kim@The Dark Roast Pod ,

This Podcast Speaks to My Soul

Harmony and Maggie are phenomenal hosts. They are passionate about literature, knowledgeable, and funny. Lend an ear and find your new favorite book.

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