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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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rgbc/support

Rebel Girls Book Club Harmony Birch and Maggie Collins

    • Arts
    • 4.2 • 16 Ratings

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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rgbc/support

    Miss Aldridge Regrets Interview with Louise Hare

    Miss Aldridge Regrets Interview with Louise Hare

    This week Harmony and Maggie interview Louise Hare, author of Miss Aldridge Regrets. We talk about racism and sexism in the United Kingdom, the complexity of women's friendships, the effects of classism on crafting a murder mystery, and so much more. 

    In this episode:

    Miss Aldridge Regrets by Louise Hare

    Follow Louise's work here: https://louisehare.com/

    and on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/lourhare



    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-rebel-girls 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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    • 32 min
    Light From Uncommon Stars

    Light From Uncommon Stars

    Welcome to Season Four! We're kicking this season off with Ryka Aoki's Light From Uncommon Stars. We talk about art, personal agency, how to face down the end plague, and so much more!

    In this episode:

    Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki  

    To follow our episode schedule, go herehttps://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-rebel-girls 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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    • 39 min
    Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones

    Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones

    It's the last episode of the season! This year, we're leaving you by reading Chapter 1 of Carole Boyce Davies' book Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones. This chapter is entitled "Women's Rights/Workers Rights/Anti-Imperialism: Challenging the Superexploitation of Black Working-Class Women." 

    In this episode:

    Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones by Carole Boyce Davies

    To follow our episode schedule, go here https://rebelgirlsbook.club/read-along-with-the-show/ 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-rebel-girls 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. Rebel Girls Book Club is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!


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    • 49 min
    Elatsoe

    Elatsoe

    This week Harmony and Maggie read Elastoe by Darcie Little Badger. We talk about family history, what it means to be a responsible community member, abuse of power, and so much more! 

    In this episode:

    Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger (author) and Rovina Cai (illustrator)



    To follow our episode schedule, go here https://rebelgirlsbook.club/read-along-with-the-show/ 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-rebel-girls 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. Rebel Girls Book Club is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!


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    • 43 min
    On Opium interview with Carlyn Zwarenstein

    On Opium interview with Carlyn Zwarenstein

    This week Harmony interviews Carlyn Zwarenstein about her book On Opium Pain, Pleasure, and Other Matters of Substance. We talk about the war on drugs and its relationship to capitalism, chronic pain and the struggle to get treatment, and the particular stigmas and drug policies lobbied against opium and opioid users.

    Buy the book in print (or via ebook if you're in Canada):

    https://alllitup.ca/books/O/On-Opium

    Listen to the audiobook internationally:

    https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781773058801

    For more on the effectiveness and safety of current opioid use disorder treatment options check out these studies:

    pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32022884/
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33320266/

    Follow Carlyn's work:

     http://carlynzwarenstein.com

    And on Twitter at @CarlynZwaren

    To follow our episode schedule, go here https://rebelgirlsbook.club/read-along-with-the-show/ 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-rebel-girls 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. Rebel Girls Book Club is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!




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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Displacement

    Displacement

    This week Harmony and Maggie read the graphic novel Displacement by Kiku Hughes. We talk about generational and community trauma, the erasure of history, and healing. 

    In This Episode:

    Displacement by Kiku Hughes

    What We're Reading:

    Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros

    White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson

    She Gets The Girl by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick

    To follow our episode schedule, go here https://rebelgirlsbook.club/read-along-with-the-show/ 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-rebel-girls 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. Rebel Girls Book Club is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!


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    • 43 min

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16 Ratings

16 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.