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Identity Switch: Becoming The Woman Who Gets What She Wants by April & Adrianna Mason - Episode 146
We take a brief reprieve this week from our slew of Patron requests to dive back into the deep, dark waters of Amazon Short Reads. Chris pulled Identity Switch: Becoming the Woman Who Gets What She Wants by April & Adrianna Mason from the depths because it appeared to be pulsing with Ho Tactics vibes. Beneath these initial vibes, though, Paris & Chris discover that this is actually a self-help book they can almost get behind.
Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, today’s episode includes discussion or mention of: sexual assault and stereotypical western patriarchal gender roles
Arabiolosis by Nathen Mazri *Patron’s Choice*
Our patron Lynn requested that we read Arabiolosis by Nathen Mazri, the man who brought the world GarfieldEATS. We were soon launched into an endless downward internet spiral of Garficcinos and rancid lasagna to discover what toxic amounts of privlege can unleash upon the world.
Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, today’s episode includes discussion or mention of: gender and sexual politics in Saudi Arabia and HIV/AIDS.
Drag Queen Dino Fighters by MP Johnson *Patron’s Choice*
We return to the wild land of bizarro fiction this week to discuss Drag Queen Dino Fighters by MP Johnson. This was requested by our patron Robin, who then provided us with the Amazon Kindle file when we let them know the book was out of print and unavailable through any used book sellers. Thank you, Robin!
Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, today’s episode includes discussion or mention of: animal violence, extraterrestrials, hunting, gore, sex, and general horror absurdity.
So I’m A Spider, So What? Vol 7 By Okina Baba *Patron’s Choice* - Episode 143
One of our anonymous patrons asked us to choose a light novel for their Patron's Choice episode this season, so we chose this because the title made us laugh. We, uh, got volume 7 instead of 1 because we thought the 7 was a 1. So what!? Strangely enough we read a different light novel a few episodes ago for a different patron and they happen to be from the same publisher. Can TBC survive another light novel so soon after the last one?
Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, today’s episode just has some descriptions of cartoon-level violence
Dating & Crypto by Gabriel Bell
Chris went on another deep dive into the “Short Reads” category on Amazon and found Dating & Crypto, a brand new self-help guide which promises to teach you how to use cryptocurrency to boost your dating game. Although we learned nothing useful about crypto or dating, we did learn that a side hustle making low-level e-books on Amazon for $9.99 might be worth pursuing.
Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, today’s episode includes discussion of heteronormative dating stereotypes and the usual gendered weirdness that comes along with that.
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai *Patron’s Choice*
We read All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai for our Patron Lucek as our tribute to his patronage for 2022! He said, “I'm kinda requesting this one for my sanity. I read the reviews, went in hopeful, and then well. . . I'm now wondering if I read the same book. If I'm not remembering it wrong or psychotic. . . I'm sorry.”
There's a lot to like about this book, but we fell out of love with it as the novel wore on.
Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, today’s episode includes discussion of infidelity, sexual assault, and suicide.
A Solid Listen
I like how the podcasts bounces from the serious to the comedic. The hosts are pretty solid as well. Not to mention they find amazing books to review.
Thought this would be what I was looking for in the way of bad book review content. It wasn’t. I’ve listened to a lot of the eps and they just don’t do it for me. I personally found a lot of the jokes unfunny and the analysis fairly uninteresting, kind of surface level and definitely boring. One of the things keeping this from being a one star is the Virus Of Seduction episode, I found that one really funny and definitely recommend listening to it. I feel it’s one of their only episodes which demonstrate what the podcast could’ve been, with a very light hearted, fun review of the material without the extremely serious type of discussion they TRY to do weighing it down. Other than that I can’t say I enjoyed it too much.
Total waste of time
Do NOT waste your time listening to thsi podcast. It's a total waste of your time!