• 42. Fourth Wing

    We're back, baby!

    Join us as we discuss BookTok's most exciting and controversial new fave, Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros. Is it as good as the 4.70 Goodreads Rating suggests? Is it as bad as the numerous TikToks calling it overrated would have you believe? Is it just The Fast and the Furious But With Dragons? What are the differences between Romantic Fantasy and Fantasy Romance, and which genre is called Romantasy????

    Also since we (as per usual) forgot to give the spoiler warning up top, SPOILER WARNING for all of Fourth Wing.

    1h 20m - Jun 15, 2023
  • 41. Prose Tinted Classic: Brave New World

    This week, a semi-reverse Prose Tinted Classic, where Bailey has read the book and Katie has not! First we deliver an Extremely Good Summary, As Always, then we go on to discuss Aldous Huxley's remarkable prescience in regards to contemporary consumer culture and the ways his dystopia compares and contrasts the Orwellian 1984 dystopia. We also manage to compare Brave New World to both Pride and Prejudice and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, somehow! And it wouldn't be a Prose Tinted Glasses Episode if we didn't get wildly distracted! This week's distractions include Hocus Pocus 2, anti-intellectualism, anti-anti-intellectualism, and the dumb tier naming conventions of streaming platforms.

    P.S. Sorry about Katie's audio in this one, she lost her Good Microphone (but she has since found it!)

    58m - Nov 3, 2022
  • 40. DWD (Don't Worry Darling)

    This week, we discuss Don't Worry Darling, including our weird theater experiences, the extensive drama surrounding the cast and production, and how we just wanted a tiny bit more everything. The movie was Certainly Something TM. Katie breaks down said real-life drama before Bailey reveals how seeing this movie with no background information went. Katie tries to make Bailey guess the twist to another movie at the end, which doesn't go well (for the movie or Bailey.)

    1h 16m - Oct 6, 2022
  • 39. The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

    This week we are talking about the new book “The Sunbearer Trials” by Prose Tinted Fave, Aiden Thomas! We give one of our patented Very Good Summaries, talk Hunger Games/Percy Jackson parallels, and praise Aiden Thomas’s comprehensive and effortless inclusivity. Please forgive our attempts to Pronounce Spanish Words, and stick around to the end, where we take a Buzzfeed Quiz to determine who our Sunbearer Trials Godly Parent would be!

    59m - Sep 22, 2022
  • 38. Conversational Chaos

    We'll be honest, we didn't really have a plan for this one. Topics we cover in this episode include but are not limited to:

    • our most anticipated reads for the rest of the year(ish)
    • fandom cringe
    • Stranger Things shipping wars
    • the etiquette of coffee at weddings
    • Current High Fantasy Premiere Television And The Diversity Therein
    • whether or not Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine
    • and more!

    So come hang out with us while we take this one easy and enjoy each other's company!

    1h 10m - Sep 8, 2022
  • 37. This is Thriller, Thriller Talk

    An episode in which we finally tackle a genre we’ve referenced but never discussed in depth! This week we talk about thrillers as a genre and in particular three of our fave (or not) recent thriller reads from three juggernauts of the genre. Katie tries to convince Bailey to watch some of the Fast and the Furious movies by telling her that the most recent one literally had a car in space (actually!!!) but for some reason Bailey doesn't find that interesting. We touch on the intersection of thrillers and the true crime fandom as well as the growing and necessary discourse about Ethics In True Crime, and wrap it up with some quick YA thriller recs.

    1h 2m - Aug 26, 2022
  • 36. Tomorrow x3 by Gabrielle Zevin

    This week is somehow also mildly John Green-related as we read Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin, a novel John Green blurbed as "one of the best books [he's] ever read". We take some small detours to Bailey's Accursed Target and Hulu's new movie Not Okay giving content warnings for an Unlikeable Female Protagonist, but mainly we dive deeper and deeper into this beautiful novel about creativity, friendship, and life.

    1h 14m - Aug 11, 2022
  • 35. Manic Pixie John Green Part 2

    We're back to finish out our discussion on John Green! We talk about the rest of his books, some overarching themes we think are present in his works, and whether or not we agree with some of the criticisms often leveled against him. We also discuss being Cringe as teens and The Cult of Buc-ee's (Hail to the Beaver).

    53m - Jul 28, 2022
  • 34. Manic Pixie John Green Part 1

    This week we talked about John Green for so long that you're getting a surprise (to all of us) 2-part episode! In this episode we give you A Brief History of John (and Hank) Green as well as talk about John's first 3 novels, our experiences with them, the ways in which we did (or mostly didn't) misbehave as Youths, and the correct way to spell Katherine. And it wouldn't be a John Green episode if we didn't talk about the Manic Pixie Dream Girl and whether or not we think John Green's novels contribute to or deconstruct the trope!

    1h 1m - Jul 14, 2022
  • 33: I Kissed Shara Wheeler, Not Sara Wheeler

    Casey McQuiston has done it again! Join us as we discuss their debut YA novel, I Kissed Shara Wheeler. We discuss things such as pop culture references in media works, Katie brings up Taylor Swift, Bailey discusses her high school dress code in comparison with Willowgrove, and there is a lot of talking about Paper Towns. Somehow, we manage not to get that sidetracked in this episode. There is no fun game this week, we just gush over the announced cast for the Red, White, and Royal Blue adaptation!

    1h 1m - Jun 16, 2022
  • 32. The Chronicles of the One: Justice For Joe

    This week, Katie and Bailey talk about Nora Roberts' fantasy series: The Chronicles of the One. Join us as we get maybe a little too critical about a series we ultimately really like (story of our life???)! We talk about the inconsistent tone, the vague Bad Guy Motivations, Aggressive Heterosexuality, and, most importantly, how the very best character Deserved More (#JusticeForJoe).

    1h 12m - Jun 2, 2022
  • 31. Prose Tinted Classic: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

    DON’T PANIC! This week we’re covering The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In the spirit of absurdism and wild-ass tangents, we briefly become a John Oliver Fan Podcast, then go on a quick rant about deconstructing the capitalist Girlboss hellscape before reboarding the Heart of Gold with Arthur, Ford, Trillion, and Zaphod Beeblebrox. Grab your towel and hang out with us while we search for the answer (or maybe the question?) to life, the universe, and everything.

    59m - May 19, 2022
  • 30. Our Flag Means Death: It's Finally Not Queerbaiting!

    The Gay Pirate Show! You KNOW we had to watch this show and immediately take to tumblr like the blue hell site nerds we are. Then we had to tell all of you about it! Listen in for our takes on different aspects of the show (tone, romance, etc) and also Katie's absolute exasperation that Bailey can't tell actors apart. We all have our flaws, but at least we can agree on a favorite character. As usual, we play a little game at the end before we sign off.

    1h 5m - May 5, 2022
  • 29. We Saw Secrets of Dumbledore So You Don't Have To

    It is time to talk about the dumpster fire that is Fantastic Beasts, on both a story level and a franchise level. We recap the movies, from the sweet first one to the incoherent second, and then the newest installment, Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore. We are left wondering why we aren't finding any Fantastic Beasts, and who is reviewing ANY of this content for errors. This episode required beers and thus results in a pretty hefty rant.

    TW: This episode contains discussion about transphobia, assault, and Nazis.

    1h 25m - Apr 21, 2022
  • 28. Bridgerton & Bee Trauma

    This week we discuss Netflix's big hit - Bridgerton! While Katie has read and loves Julia Quinn's novels, Bailey has only seen the show. We compare notes about likes, dislikes, and changes. Katie struggles not to spoil future seasons while explaining Bad Changes In The Show. Bailey mostly dislikes things reading the books would fix (who knew!). Stay tuned at the end for a fun little game and to hear what we are currently reading.

    58m - Apr 7, 2022
  • 27. Book of the Month AKA "Ooooh pretty books!"

    This week, we talk about receiving blue boxes in the mail: Book of the Month Club. The episode discusses the concept, the good, the disappointing, and features a rehash of one of our favorite rants. There's spite from Katie, Bailey volunteers to mod a subreddit, and more.

    57m - Mar 23, 2022
  • 26. Six Crimson Cranes

    This week we talk about Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim! Join us as we give our thoughts on this book that made Katie's Top 5 Reads of 2021 and go through the fairy tales that inspired the author! We start the episode with a brief discussion of Brandon Sanderson's Kickstarter, which ends at 11:40 if you want to skip ahead to see if our abilities to summarize a book have improved.

    1h 1m - Mar 10, 2022
  • 25. State of the Fandoms: The Next Big Thing

    Join Bailey & Katie as they describe types of fandoms, briefly detouring through ancient tumblr posts, before discussing a new fandom phenomenon we’ve experienced: flash fandoms. Is there a Next Big Thing in fandoms, or are we stuck in a cycle of putting down one toy and picking up the next?

    47m - Feb 24, 2022
  • 24. Anniversary Special!

    Bailey and Katie reflect on an entire year of podcasting through a panorama!

    Join us as we talk about Real Life getting in the way, upping our social media game, and ultimately still just being obsessed with talking to each other about books and stuff.

    1h 4m - Feb 10, 2022
  • 23. Prose Tinted Classic: The Picture of Dorian Gray

    We're back with a brief Prose Tinted Classic! Bailey has once again finished the book in the nick of time to discuss it with Katie. We give a short overview of The Picture of Dorian Gray, talk about Ben Barnes, and discuss a modern retelling that is somehow more gay than the original. Then we realize we aren't running an English class and run out of things to say without deep diving into themes and symbolism.

    30m - Jan 27, 2022
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