TWO-PERSON BOOK CLUB is a new podcast from Amanda Bermudez and Rony Josaphat, offering an accessible, insightful, and eclectic approach to contemporary bibliophilia.
12 - F****D:... by Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson
Amanda and Rony try to think of a more creative tagline than "Amanda and Rony get F****D, when they discuss the freshman outing from Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson." But it's late, and they're tired.
11 - WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS by Nelson Antonio Denis
While Amanda B. is off re-hiding the Holy Grail because we've proven we can't have nice things, Rony J. (@ronyphat) and producer Josh N. (@theincomparablejosh) reveal the greatest unknown revolution in (Latin, but also normal) American history with WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS. What's in the secret warehouse behind the barbershop toilet? Well, guns, obviously. And...
OMG THE PIPES. THE BUTTERY, BUTTERY PIPES. It's like an audio version of a dish by... some chef who's well known for using lots a butter, idk if there's ever been one.
Communism? GET THEM.
Aloha, ohana! Sorry for the reminder.
Josh uses the world "excelsior" 100% seriously.
Men don't cry, they shed tears.
A little something for the #2A crowd!
Wait for the brownsploitation version of this book.
Puerto Ricans in 1955 = millennials?
J. Edgar Hoover = got his own movie, played by DiCaprio; Albizu Campos = ???
And one tiny insignificant question.
We're not players. We just engage in close readings of crackling text a lot.
waragainstallpuertoricans.com because of course there's a website.
Riots vs. Civil Unrest vs. Insurrection - JORDAN HARBINGER SHOW #314, 64:35
"The Curious Constitution of Puerto Rico", by Nelson A. Denis, HARVARD POLITICAL REVIEW, Winter 1977, p. 21-24
Josh: Tw - @saintgenesius // IG: @theincomparablejosh
Rony: Tw - @idontreadthis // IG: @ronyphat
10 - The Babysitter's Club #38: KRISTY'S MYSTERY ADMIRER by Ann M. Martin
Amanda B. and Rony J. do the serious-book-club equivalent of hitting on a girl that's obviously...uh... not interested in you, by seeking to break down Babysitter's Club book #38, KRISTY'S MYSTERY ADMIRER. Y.A.? YNOT!
Ok so here's why not:
1.) Pretty dresses; 2.) fellatio; 3.) ????
Treatise on being "interesting looking".
Woman as object --> woman as subject.
(Kristy's going to Smith, not Wellesley.)
Babysitting over 18 = whoring minus the sex.
The do's and don'ts of writing secret, anonymous notes to someone you don't know insisting that you essentially want to possess them.
The do's and don'ts of sending body parts to crushes.
Simmering class warfare in Stoneybrook, y'all.
HEAVY frock talk.
GET 'EM NANNIE.
OK so obviously we're doing the quiz. Guess who we got!
(Hand to God, there were drums.)
Everyone's a little gay.
But no seriously, Kristy's gay.
And that's fine!
Not even fine. It's distant.
BSC slash fiction?
YES ("Changing Lanes", by user EmilyJade91, fanfiction dot net, last update Apr. 7, 2012)
MUH (Curated fan list, by user Lioness Black, fanfiction dot net, Sept. 26, 2005)
FUGGIN ("Fan Fiction Friday: 7 Baby-Sitters Club Femslash Fics to Take You Way Back", by Heather Hogan, autostraddle dot com, Jan. 23, 2015)
YES****. ("Mary Anne Takes Charge", by user mayhap, Archive of Our Own, Dec. 18, 2014)
"But Sophie, you're totally my type! Type 1 diabetes!"
"Scott, I'M more than just my diabetes!"
"Well I'm not. I'm Scott Malkinson."
--clip from South Park, S23 Ep. 09, "Basic Cable"
Putas Libertarias vs. Babysitter's Club-- same same but diff
There's a mobile version of friggin MASH.
Like notes that Amanda got stax of from all the lil' boys whenever she changed schools.
Wells for Boys, again
Which BSC'er are you? Quiz (one of them, anyway) from Buzzfeed
TPBC Episode 9 - 8 Ball Chicks, by Gini Sikes
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Bonus Holiday Episode - 'Twas the Poem That's Not Called What You Probably Think It's Called
Are mice nocturnal?
Fur is murder!
Santa's an elf?
Explains the chimneys.
YOU'RE a jerk.
Happy Christmas! G'night.
Bonus Episode - Gini Sikes, Author of 8 BALL CHICKS
Amanda B. (@amandajbermudez) sits down with 8 BALL CHICKS author Gini Sikes (@8ballchicks) to discuss Gini getting in, her subjects getting out, and women getting on equal footing in America. Along the way, the Midwesterners cover...
Lucille Ball goes to the ghetto!
MTV, PBS, at the SAME DAMN TIME
"Where are you guys gonna go now?" "Nowhere."
The girls are always worried about you.
*gasp* And ShyGirl?????
"Have you heard what's going on with The ERA?" (Say it out loud, don't be shy.)
Story is everything.
Gini is Team... Sheik ("SHEEK")!
More costume changes than Madonna.
🎵...but the suits are gray...🎵
How a rogue Smithsonian Alice Paul inspired EQUAL MEANS EQUAL.
Detachment while reporting.
Processing through comedy.
And guys... LAUGH.
P.S. - "JINN-ey".
P.P.S. - Rony sends his luv (aw.)
Listen to TPBC Episode 9 - 8 BALL CHICKS, by Gini Sikes
How we react when male nudity happens for once
Go see Gini live! I'm sure it's coming, put a Google alert on her name or something
equalmeansequal.org. Stay on it, cleared hot.
Stream it on Amazon Prime Video (and also watch Fleabag because it's one of those ones, you know)
Get the book!
9 - 8-BALL CHICKS by Gini Sikes
Rony J. (@idontreadthis // @ronyphat) and Amanda B. (@amandajbermudez // @a.j.bermudez) do '90s nostalgia all wrong by focusing on the women-on-society's-fringes part of the decade with Gini Sikes's portrait of girls in urban gangs, 8-BALL CHICKS. What does this view of the years-we-all-love-to-forget-the-bad-parts-of have to show us?
"I'll be there for you" has a few socio-economic asterisks!
Girls (literal girls, lol) in gangs have the advantage over boys in gangs cause the cops overlook them!
Girls (LITERAL girls, lol) in gangs give all that advantage back and then some by suffering comical levels of physical and sexual abuse.
Rony calls out the antelope community. #lawofthesavannah
H&M Gang Gang!
Crip = BLUE; Blood = RED. Got it?
Jesus is a white woman. #feminism
Amanda likes locuses! NOT LOCUSTS, LOCUSES.
Rony will man-splain the female psyche to everyone, don't take it personally.
Trust SOME bitches, at least.
Who cares who's smoking crack in the bathroom? Focus up and keep writing!
Rony does funny voices to keep from swearing and flipping tables.
'90s fashion = gun placement options!
Team Sheik ("SHEEK") or Team Sheik ("SHAKE")?
Rony ❤ Sad Eyes 😘
Take cholo back!
The worst thing Twitter's ever done.
All Amanda has in this world are her ovaries and her word. And she don't break 'em for nobody... that isn't offering books, cake, or a nice small batch whiskey.
(Turns out marital rape was outlawed in Texas in 1994, not 1991. All of my exes die in Texas!)
Lunchtime Leniency: Judges' Rulings Are Harsher When They Are Hungrier, by Kurt Kleiner, Scientific American, Sept. 1, 2011 (Study by Shai Danzinger et al.)
Serial Podcast, Season 3, Episode 2 - "You've Got Some Gauls" Sept. 20, 2018.
TPBC, Season 1, Epsode 8 - "100 Amazing Facts About the Negro, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr."
TPBC Season 1, Episode 7 - "The Psychopath Test, by Jon Ronson"
m.A.A.d city, by Kendrick Lamar. It's the L.A. section of this book in 6 minutes.
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Funniest Book Study Ever
I never thought I’d enjoy any podcast about a book...especially a book like this, but I laughed my way through this entire episode. Amanda and Rony have a great, easy going chemistry where it doesn’t even feel like they’re trying to make you laugh...but their casual conversation about this book I could care less about was so engaging I found myself upset when the episode was over. I wanted more!!