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Rebel Girls Book Club

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Rebel Girls Book Club

Harmony Birch and Maggie Collins

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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 ...
 
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Banging Book Club

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Banging Book Club

Hannah Witton, Lucy Moon and Leena Norms

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We are Banging Book Club, three friends who decided to read a book about sex and gender every month. Every episode we bang out the blunders and best bits of our reads, on top of a little bit about our own experiences with all things banging. Basically, we’re the baddest bitches in the sex book genre and we want to take you along for the ride. For updates and a reading list follow us on Twitter & Instagram @bangingbookclub See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Supply chain delays in book buying -- what does that even MEAN!? Emma talks a little about how this affects the publishing industry and suggests a few short reads as holiday gifts to order now (get that book buying in early for the holidays!). Next, Natalia gets vulnerable in a segment about Dominican oregano, homesickness, and the holidays. Are yo…
 
In this episode, Maggie and Harmony explore Indigenous Anarchism and the Land Back movement. In this episode 4:18 - "Locating an Indigenous Anarchism" https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/aragorn-locating-an-indigenous-anarchism 24:28 - "What is the Land Back Movement?: A call for native sovereignty and reclamation." https://www.teenvogue.com/st…
 
Mariquita and Natalia team up again to discuss Belabored by Lyz Lenz, which sparks a whole discussion around who gets to be a parent, the ways in which the US prioritizes fetal wellbeing over the health of the birthing parent, what it’s like to try to parent during a pandemic, and heaps more. Books mentioned: Belabored by Lyz Lenz Follow and suppor…
 
Emma talks about some new releases for your radar. You might have heard of them, you might have not-- let her know if you've picked them up! Books mentioned: The Loneliest Americans, Jay Caspian Kang Not A Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Becoming Abolitionists:…
 
Harmony and Maggie do The End of the Year Book Tag created by Ariel Bissett. Are we mood readers or do we plan what we'll read? Do we have a favorite book of the year set in stone? What does our autumn TBR pile look like? All this and more in this week's episode! In This Episode: Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi …
 
Renee and Mariquita discuss their annoyance at all the white guys in publishing, but also begrudgingly love on their books. What begins as this discussion turns into a celebration of Native American/Indigenous literature by the end, as all good episodes should. This episode was sponsored by Get Bullish! Use the offer code bookclub10 for 10% off you…
 
This week Harmony interviews Cassandra Lane the managing editor of L.A. Parent magazine and author of the memoir We Are Bridges. Lane reclaims her ancestral heritage while she contemplates upcoming motherhood. In the interview, Lane tells us about the process of healing through writing. Follow Cassandra: https://www.cassandralane.net Buy We Are Bri…
 
Mariquita cannot wait to tell you about Win Me Something, the debut novel by Kyle Lucia Wu. Win Me Something tells the story of Willa Chen, a twenty-something biracial woman living in New York City. Willa takes on a job as a nanny for a wealthy white family and explores her own connection to family, acceptance, privilege, and self all while trying …
 
Niba sits down with Heidi Stemple, to discuss her newly released picture book titled Adrift. Adrift is a timely and relevant picture book about the power of community and a gentle metaphor for the global pandemic. Adrift is a way to start conversations with young readers about fear, hope and being together even from afar. Listen in as you hear her …
 
Ever felt Interested in dark academia and all that encompasses it? Us too. In this episode, Niba recommends 5 books that fit the dark academia aesthetic. Then Mariquita reviews Miriam Toews’s new book, Fight Night, published October 5th by Bloomsbury. She strongly urges you to read it. Listen in and find out why. Books mentioned: A Little Life by H…
 
This week Harmony and Maggie talk about the Once and Future Witches in terms of intersectional solidarity. They also goof off in this tearful reunion episode. In this episode: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/mar/10/feminist-solidarity-empowers-everyone-the-movement-must-be-trans-inclusive To follow our episode schedule, go here https://reb…
 
In today’s episode, Renee reveals the book of the month and the special collaboration for November’s box! After the reveal, Phalin brings on a very special guest today! Drum roll please….her daughter, Jordyn! Jordyn is a bright, sometimes shy, 11 year old that loves to read. She’s currently fascinated with graphic novels and *any* manga series. In …
 
Are you a Ted Lasso fan? You’re not alone. Renee shares five books that will give you the same warm fuzzy feelings and also discusses why it’s a feminist show. Then Mariquita reviews Christina Henry’s new book, Horseman: A Tale of Sleepy Hollow, a reimagining of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. Books mentioned: Horseman: A Tale of …
 
This week Maggie shares three excellent recent reads for all of you. Looking for a five-star YA fantasy? I've got your back. Need a spooky book before Halloween? Got that too. Want to cry to an audiobook during your morning commute? I've got a recommendation for that too. In this episode: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko https://bookshop.org/books/raybea…
 
Niba and Emma sit down to talk about immigration and what you don’t want to know (but might already know) about America. **CW: Racism, Immigration Books mentioned: (already affiliate links) Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During The Crisis (and the Next), Dean Spade Orgs that help The Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health Immigrants Rising Mental H…
 
In this spooky episode, Harmony focuses on community in the YA novel Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. In this episode: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/brujeria-meaning-explained Irene Lara. BRUJA POSITIONALITIES: Toward a Chicana/Latina Spiritual Activism. Chicana/Latina studies. 2005;4(2):10-45. Monteagut, L. E. (2017). Second-generation 0RW1S34RfeS…
 
Renee and Emma team up for a *SPOILER HEAVY* discussion of The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang. Books mentioned: The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang The Burning God by R. F. Kuang Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark Other resources mentioned: Everything You Need to Know Before You Read The Poppy War…
 
Mariquita and Natalia join forces once again to talk about True Crime: who consumes true crime, which group or groups of people are deemed worthy of coverage (and what does that say about how we value individual life), what is ethical consumption, and how can we do better? Our October pick: We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Cen…
 
Listen in while Niba talks about books that fit the Cottagecore aesthetic. Then stick around for Emma’s recommendations on Japanese literature that might have to be added to your reading list. Cottagecore books mentioned: Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan Garden Spells by …
 
This week Maggie gives you three fiction recommendations for thinking about the climate crisis. Spoiler: only one of them is fantasy. We're shocked too. Let's talk about community and land in the context of the fictional-but-not-really apocalypse. In this episode: The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin https://bookshop.org/books/the-nature-of-witc…
 
Renee shares three books that she thinks deserve way more love in the online book community, Bookstagram and BookTok specifically. Then Emma gives a few horror, thriller, and spooky recommendations just in time for fall. Books mentioned by Renee: The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah The Rib King by Ladee Hubbard The House of Deep Water by Jeni…
 
Mariquita talks with Ruth Ozeki about her new novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, published September 21, 2021 by Viking. Ozeki’s new book touches on loss, grief, childhood mental health issues, and the role objects have in our lives. Follow and support our host: Mariquita: Instagram Follow and support our guest: Ruth Ozeki: Website // Facebook …
 
Our girl Harmony talks about witches, midwifery, and contemporary healthcare for women. This episode features: Amaris, talking about her experiences as a woman of color trying to be diagnosed with chronic pain and illness (and the journey that sent her on). Works Referenced: SCOTT, N. (2018). Anarchism and Health. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare …
 
In today’s episode, Renee reveals the book of the month and all five of the products in our October True Crime box, plus our featured social justice organization Manavi. Then Phalin preempts seasonal depression with six books she hopes will help bolster her own mental health this fall and winter, and maybe they’ll help you too. Follow and support o…
 
An unreliable narrator who makes terrible choices, a haunted orphanage in Sri Lanka, plus a twist you won’t see coming? These are some of Renee’s favorite things, so she was thrilled to chat with Amanda Jayatissa about her brand new book My Sweet Girl, out now from Berkeley Books. Follow and support our host: Renee: Instagram Follow and support our…
 
This week Maggie eats her words about YA Literature (and audiobooks) not being her cup of tea. They are totally her cup of tea. I've got five of my favorite (mostly fantasy if we're being honest about it) young adult reading recommendations for you here: get them while they're hot. In this episode: Lobizona by Romina Garber https://bookshop.org/boo…
 
Happy publication day to August McLaughlin and Jamila Dawson! Renee chats with the authors about their book With Pleasure: Managing Trauma Triggers for More Vibrant Sex and Relationship. Their conversation ranges from pleasure, trauma, and healing to race and collaboration, with lots of laughter and warm fuzzy feelings in between. Follow and suppor…
 
This week Harmony reads Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall and compares it to Against White Feminism by Rafia Zakaria. She discusses Critical Race Theory and the Texas abortion ban. In This Episode: A CONVERSATION WITH NELL IRVIN PAINTER On The History of White People https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/…
 
In this double header, Niba walks us through sugar waxing and encourages us to ask ourselves why we remove our body hair. Then Phalin shares how sexism creeps up everywhere, even in landscaping. Follow and support our hosts: Niba: Instagram // Twitter // TikTok // YouTube // Website Phalin: Instagram Also mentioned in this episode: @jaimalenehough0…
 
This week Maggie has a reading list for you all. Let's talk about reproductive justice with a mix of fiction and non-fiction books that explore abortion, IVF, eugenics, and more. We've got long-form journalism, think pieces, and oh yeah: a bunch of dystopias to explore. In This Episode: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas: https://bookshop.org/books/red-clock…
 
Natalia interviews Dr. Samantha Montano, disasterologist and professor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy about her newest book DISASTEROLOGY: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis. They discuss why emergency management, something traditionally seen as “wonky” is actually hella feminist, how to battle fatigue when hearing the news…
 
with Emma & Renee Emma talks a little about adrienne maree brown's Pleasure Activism and how adrienne maree brown writes about healing, pleasure activism, and transformative justice. Then Renee shares five books that made her (otherwise stone cold) heart break. Follow and support our hosts: Emma: Instagram Renee: Instagram Mentioned in today’s epis…
 
We're kicking off season three with a recentering and reconstruction of feminism away from a white-middle class perspective. In this episode, Harmony interviews writer, philosopher, and lawyer Rafia Zakaria on her latest book, Against White Feminism Notes on Disruption. In this episode: The Personal Is Political http://www.carolhanisch.org/CHwritin…
 
We've made it to season 3! This season is going to be different than anything else we've tried before. Hear all about it in today's intro ep. Be sure to tune in Monday to our first official episode. Maggie's reads: Inheritors by Asako Serizawa https://bookshop.org/a/9908/9780385545372 A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow https://bookshop.org/a/9…
 
with Renee and Christine Renee unboxes our Back to School September box (sign up here!) and chats briefly about each small business featured in the box. Then Christine sits down with the queen of romance herself, Jasmine Guillory, to discuss her latest book While We Were Dating. Follow and support our hosts: Renee: Instagram Christine: Instagram //…
 
Renee sits down with Lexi and Kayla from Students United, a student-led organization that has launched Fck Student Debt, a campaign to eliminate student debt. They discuss the efforts within Minnesota, how their work can be a catalyst for a greater movement, and why student debt is a feminist issue. Feminist Book Club will donate 5% of our total sa…
 
Emma dives into some of her favorite reads so far in 2021 (part two!). Emma has read 116 books (and counting!) this year, so she'll be talking about some of these by genre -- this week's segment are her favorite Poetry, Memoirs and Essays, and History reads and include a few backlist titles. Part 1 were her favorite Fantasy and Fiction Reads and ne…
 
Renee welcomes back Amanda Montell, author of Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language (our September book of the month pick!) and Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, to give a brief intro to what you can expect to read in Wordslut as well as the through-line between Wordslut and Cultish. Reserve your September back-to-school…
 
Emma dives into some of her favorite reads so far in 2021 (part one!). Emma has read 115 books (and counting!) this year, so she'll be talking about some of these by genre -- this week's segment are her top favorite Fantasy and Fiction reads, which include a few backlist titles. Books mentioned: The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang Nothing But Blackened Teeth…
 
Mariquita and Nora discuss how to process anxiety and grief during a time when community may be challenging to access. On the list of don’ts: toxic positivity and invalidating comments disguised as well-wishes. Suggestions include: reaching out to friends, peer groups and helplines; reading beautiful poetry; and finding healthy coping skills that w…
 
With Emma and Forrest In this segment, Emma has a conversation with Forrest, your @favoritelibrarian ! Forrest and Emma talk about the beauty of libraries and archives and give some of their favorite book recommendations (with book to movie adaptations and anime recs sprinkled in!). Follow and support our hosts: Emma: Instagram Forrest: Instagram F…
 
Ready for a fun new rom-com? Niba offers up So We Meet Again by Suzanne Park and shares an interview with the author herself. We hope you’re hungry. Follow and support our host! Niba: Instagram // Twitter // YouTube // Website Follow and support our guest! Suzanne: Instagram // Twitter // Website Also mentioned: Podcast episode: The Whiteness of Fo…
 
With Phalin and Emma Phalin gives a little history on National Support Black Businesses Month and offers actionable ways to drive diversity, inclusion, and equity to Black Owned Businesses during the month of August. Then Emma dives deeply into the book Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty and talks about the opioid epidemic fr…
 
With Natalia, Emma, and Renee Science fiction and fantasy don’t get the respect they deserve and Natalia has a lot of feelings about it. At the end of the segment, we hope you’ll be more inclined to pick up the next science fiction or fantasy book you stumble across. Then Renee unboxes everything in the August Feminist Book Club box. Finally, Emma …
 
With Natalia, Nina, Nina’s kiddo, and Christine The #FBCReadathon hype train has left the building! Natalia interviews our esteemed FBC Blog Contributor Nina Avila-Garcia and our Unofficial FBC Cheerleader Nina’s Kiddo about the Readathon. They give you reasons to participate, tips to get your kids to enjoy it and spill the tea on what they might b…
 
With Renee, Rashmila, and Christine The #FBCReadathon is happening this weekend! To help you prepare to make the most out of the weekend, Renee invited one of our blog contributors Rashmila to discuss one of the books in our giveaway, Mercury Boys by Chandra Prasad. Then Christine shares a few of her favorite graphic novels to add to your readathon…
 
with Niba and Christine The #FBCReadathon is happening next weekend! To help you prepare to make the most out of the weekend, Niba shares a few unconventional places to squeeze in more reading time. Then Christine interviews Emily Henry, the author of People We Meet on Vacation, which is one of the 50+ books we’re giving away during the readathon! …
 
Planning a wedding but not too interested in the patriarchal traditions? We’ve got you covered! In today’s episode, Phalin converses with Karen Cleveland and Michelle Bilodeau, the authors of The New Wedding Book: A Guide to Ditching All the Rules, on how to focus more on “you doing you” and less on the “I do’s!” Then Renee shares some Feminist Boo…
 
Maggie and Harmony wrap up Season 2 with Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. They discuss womanhood, class, and Hurricane Katrina as a metaphor. What we're reading: This Is My Brain in Love by I. W. Gregorio https://bookshop.org/a/9908/9780316423823 The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake https://bookshop.org/a/9908/9781679910999 To follow our episode schedule…
 
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