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Feminist Book Club: The Podcast features interviews with feminist authors, conversations with feminist readers, and readings from contemporary feminist works.

Renee M. Powers


    • May 26, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Revolutionary Girls with Samira Ahmed

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 22:34

    Renee sits down with one of her favorite YA authors Samira Ahmed to discuss revolutionary girls, YA thrillers, the wisdom of teenagers, and the nature of truth. Be sure to check out Samira's latest book HOLLOW FIRES, out now from Little, Brown and Company for Young Readers. Books mentioned:  Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed Internment by Samira Ahmed Mad, Bad, & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed Love, Hate, & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed Support and follow our guest and host! Follow Samira: Instagram // Twitter // Website  Follow Renee: Instagram // Twitter   Click here to join our online book club community! Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited by Rah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    June Unboxing + Wellness Retreat or Creepy Cult? with Stephanie Wrobel

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 31:29

    First Renee shares everything about our June Trans Voices box, including stories about our featured trans businesses and trans artists. Then Ashley interviews Stephanie Wrobel for her second novel, THIS MIGHT HURT, about sisters Natalie and Kit who are tied into a cult fashioned as a luxurious retreat that pulls at their secrets. Stephanie shares what she needs to be her maximized self as a writer, creating foundational relationships between sisters, and writing the principles that define the story.  Books mentioned:  Detransition Baby by Torrey Peters (part of our June box!) Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon (part of our June box!) This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel   Support and follow our guest and hosts! Follow Renee: Instagram // TwitterFollow Stephanie: Twitter // Instagram // stephaniewrobel.com Follow Ashley: ashleypaulpen.com Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Coming Out of the Romance Novel Closet: A conversation with Emily Henry

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 27:07

    Mariquita talks with Emily Henry about her latest book, Book Lovers, a title just perfect for rom-com cynics and true believers alike. They also discuss the tightrope women are expected to walk in society and why the “cold, bitchy woman” stereotype deserves another look. Books mentioned:  Book Lovers by Emily Henry Beach Read by Emily Henry People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry   Support and follow our guests and host! Follow Emily: Instagram Follow Mariquita: Instagram   Support our sponsor - My Pride Store Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited by Rah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.  

    Agatha Christie is Generational

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 31:12

    Ashley interviews Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson, authors of the young adult novel, THE AGATHAS. They discuss class, including the media as a perspective, screen names, and of course… how Agatha Christie is generational. The conversation is fruitful, full of laughs, and a mystery solved in the middle of the podcast!    Book content warnings: Domestic abuse, teenage dating violence   The Agathas by Liz Lawson and Kathleen Glasgow   Bookstores mentioned:  Bookstores Antigone Books Mostly Books One More Page, East City Bookshop   Support and follow our guests and host! Follow Kathleen: Website | Twitter | Instagram Follow Liz: Website | Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Follow Ashley: Website | Twitter Support our sponsor - My Pride Store Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited by Rah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.  

    Flipping the Script with Danica Roem

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 25:12

    Rah sits down with Danica Roem, the nation's first out-and-seated transgender state legislator, to discuss her memoir, Burn the Page: A true story of torching doubts, blazing trails, and igniting change. They touch on why it's important to get involved in politics and what it means to flip the script and write your own story.    Check out Danica's Memoir: Burn The Page: A true story of torching doubts, blazing trails, and igniting change   Other Resources mentioned:    Metalheads with kazoos drown out Westboro Baptist Church: https://www.virginiamercury.com/blog-va/metalheads-with-kazoos-drown-out-westboro-baptist-church-at-capitol/   Democratic Training for Women & the LGBTQ community:  https://emergeamerica.org/   Follow Danica: Website | Twitter | Facebook Follow Rah: Instagram | TikTok Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited by Rah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Humor and Grief in the 90s with Colleen Hubbard

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 24:23

    Ashley speaks with Colleen Hubbard about her debut novel, Housebreaking. The story follows Del, a 24-year-old who inherits a home after her mother died and dismantles it to move across the pond during one winter. In the conversation, Ashley and Colleen's discussion includes age and milestones, welcoming humor amidst grief, and writing fulfilling gay men amidst the AIDS crisis.    Bookstores & Resources Mentioned Purchase Housebreaking here RJ Julia Green Apple Books   Asian Health Services Follow and support our host and guest:    Follow Ashley: WebsiteFollow Colleen Hubbard: Website Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited by Rah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.  

    Healing in the Past and Present with Dolen Perkins-Valdez

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 22:14

    Ashley sits down with Dolen Perkins-Valdez to talk about her third novel, Take My Hand. This thoughtful conversation includes naming the story, the power of the main character's name, writing about Black girls, and the Relf sisters' case that inspired the novel's story about the sterilization of Black girls. Content warning: abortion, forced sterilization, racism, depression Follow and support our host and guest:    Follow Ashley: WebsiteFollow Dolen: Instagram // Twitter Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    The Wonders by Elena Medel and Gender and Fashion

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 24:32

    Mariquita takes a moment to talk about The Wonders, the debut novel by Spanish poet, Elena Medel. The Wonders is a gorgeous exploration of family, security, politics, and independence, and it will leave you in a daze. Then Renee walks us through the May Feminist Book Club book pick and box items.   Books mentioned:The Wonders by Elena MedelConsumed by Aja Barber (sign up for our May box by May 9!) Follow and support our hosts:    Follow Mariquita: InstagramFollow Renee: Instagram // Twitter Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and Renee Powers and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Life on the Rocks with Julie Berwald

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 30:32

    In this episode Mariquita talks with Juli Berwald about the future of coral reefs, a new inventive way of helping to ease climate change, and why it is important to talk about the lack of diversity in academia.   Books mentioned: Spineless by Juli Berwald Life on the Rocks: Building a Future for Coral Reefs by Juli Berwald Follow and support our host and guest:    Follow Julie Berwald: Website Follow Mariquita: Instagram Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.  

    Labyrinth of Lineage and Education with Kimberley Baker Guillemet

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 28:19

    In this episode Ashley interviews Kimberley Baker Guillemet about her memoir, Black Prep: Life Lessons of a Perpetual Outsider. In the interview, Ashley and Kimberley discuss family lineage, writing about childhood, being a Black girl receiving an outstanding education, and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court nomination.    Books mentioned: Black Prep: Life Lessons of a Perpetual Outsider by Kimberley Baker Guillemet Follow and support our host and guest:    Follow Kimberley Baker Guillemet: Website Follow Ashley: Website Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    We hate Audible, but we definitely love the Readathon

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 19:33

    A fun way to look at Audiobooks + Readathon FAQ answered.  Do you enjoy audio books? Perhaps you just enjoy reading with a community? In this two segment episode you can clearly see that we're not here for audible and how much we love the Readathon. Up first, Mariquita talks about the different available audiobook platforms and highlights a few of her favorites. Then stick around as Renee answers some frequently asked questions like, “What even is the Readathon?” “Is it free?” and “How do I win?” as we prep for the upcoming readathon weekend on April 22-24, 2022.  Books mentioned: Shit, Actually by Lindy West One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki Intimations by Zadie Smith Also Mentioned:  Libby (app) and libro.fm Sign up for the FBC Readathon   Follow and support our host and guest:    Follow Mariquita: Instagram  Follow Renee: Instagram Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.  

    The Woman They Could Not Silence: An interview with Kate Moore and Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 33:21

    Mariquita interviews Kate Moore to discuss her most recent book, The Woman They Could Not Silence, and the ways in which pejoratives for mental illness are still used against women today to discredit them. Following the interview, Mariquita offers a review of the book, including a short synopsis.   Books mentioned: Radium Girls by Kate Moore The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore Follow and support our host and guest:    Follow Mariquita: Instagram  Follow Kate:  Website | Facebook | Twitter  Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Maintenance Baes [The Vocal Fries]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 77:18

    It's April Fools Day but we're not here to prank you. We've teamed up with the podcast Vocal Fries for Operation Switcheroo. You may notice a few of your indie podcasts doing this! Today's episode is actually one of The Vocal Fries' episodes. We know you're here because you love learning and youre probably a word nerd like me. I genuinely love this podcast and hope you all enjoy this special episode. Megan and Carrie talk with the cohosts of Maintenance Phase, Michael Hobbes and Aubrey Gordon, about wellness, diet culture, fatness and how not to be an asshole to fat people. Buy Aubrey's book. Transcript   Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on Tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com.

    The Women Who Invented Television with Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 37:44

    To close out Women's History Month, Renee invited on Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of When Women Invented Television, to discuss the early pioneers of our second favorite medium (after books, of course). Before Lucy, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Burnett, we had Irna, Hazel, Betty, and Gertrude breaking barriers and setting the standard for the media landscape we know and love today.   Books mentioned: When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong Seinfeldia: How a Show about Nothing Changed Everything by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong Sex and the City and Us: How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: And Al the Brilliant Minds Who Made the Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen Follow and support our host and guest:    Follow Renee: Instagram  Follow Jennifer: Website // Instagram // Twitter   Support our sponsor: Get 10% off your WLDOHO safety razor using code PODCORN10 at https://wldoho.com/. Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Discussing Ungrateful with Kenya Nelson

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 29:20

    Sarah sits down to discuss Kenya Nelson's debut novel, UNGRATEFUL. Listen in as they chat about Kenya's process when developing characters, the #metoo movement, and the alternative rock industry.  Books and Resources mentioned:   Ungrateful by Kenya Nelson The Ungrateful Book Trailer @TheBruig on Instagram @BlackWomeninRock on Instagram Follow and support our host and guest:    Follow Kenya: Instagram | Website |  Artwork Instagram Page Follow Sarah: Instagram | TikTok Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    A Love Letter to Kali Fajardo-Anstine

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 23:26

    Renee and Mariquita, both superfans of Kali Fajardo-Anstine, chat about her first novel Woman of Light, coming out June 7, 2022 from Penguin Random House. In this spoiler-free conversation, they share some of their favorite quotes from the book, some themes that stuck out to them, and why Fajardo-Anstine's writing is so beloved. Books mentioned: Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine (preorder now!)Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia   Listen to Renee's interview with Kali Fajardo-Anstine from 2019 Follow and support our host:   Follow Renee: Instagram  Follow Mariquita: Instagram Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Facebook Sucks.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 19:41

    Renee drags Facebook (and Patreon a little, too) to explain why we moved our virtual community off of the platform. She also shares a little bit about the April Afrofuturism box, a collaboration with Sistah SciFi.   Join the new and improved FBC Community!   Follow and support our host: Renee: Instagram    Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    An Interview with Destiny O. Birdsong

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 27:11

    Ashley speaks with Destiny O. Birdsong about her debut novel, NOBODY'S MAGIC. The conversation speaks on writing about Shreveport, sexuality, and intentionally writing about people with albinism.  Bookstores referenced Parnassus Books The Book Shop Kindred Stories    Books/short stories mentioned as Destiny's inspiration: I AM A KNIFE by Roxane Gay SULA by Toni Morrison THE AWAKENING by Kate Chopin NECTAR IN A SIEVE by Kamala Markandaya  Follow and support our host and guest:   Follow Ashley: Website Follow Destiny: Twitter | Instagram | Linktree Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Feminist Finance for Small Business with Jamie Trull

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 40:16

    Renee chats with her business finance coach Jamie Trull to discuss her feminist approach to small business finance. We promise it's not nearly as scary as it sounds.    This is a replay of the Money Mindset webinar recorded liven March 2, 2022. Resources Mentioned:  Financial Fitness Basics Financial Fitness Formula Quiz: Your next steps to make more profit The PROFFIT Plan download Books mentioned: Get Good with Money: Ten Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole by Tiffany Aliche We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman's Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power by Rachel Rodgers Follow and support our host and guest:   Follow Renee: Instagram  Follow Jamie: Instagram Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.   Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    International Women's Day: Pussy Riot and On a Night of a Thousand Stars

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 18:40

    On this International Women's Day, we're discussing influential women not in the U.S. First, Renee walks us through Pussy Riot's activism and how they have been a delicious thorn in Putin's side for many years. Then, Mariquita reviews Andrea Yaryura Clark's debut novel, On a Night of a Thousand Stars, and talks about how it was framed by Argentina's Dirty War of the 70s and early 80s. Books Mentioned:  Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism by Nadya Tolokonnikova What About Tomorrow?: An Oral History of Russian Punk from the Soviet Era to Pussy Riot by Alexander Herbert Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot by Masha Gessen On a Night of a Thousand Stars by Andrea Yaryura Clark Cantoras by Carolina de Robertiis   Also mentioned: Yasi's TikTok about the history of Ukraine and Russia Steph's blog post: My Riot and Riot Grrrl Nostalgia RollingStone article: “Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova: ‘Fuck Putin. I Hope He Dies Soon'” Andrea Yaryura Clark's Instagram: @andreaclarkbooks Follow and support our hosts:   Follow Renee: Instagram  Follow Mariquita: Instagram Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Writing for Fun & Asian American Identities with Celena Chong

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 39:13

    Niba chats (in person!) with Celena Chong. They talk about short form formats, being an Asian-American writer, and writing while maintaining a fulltime job!   Celena's writing: Honestfiction.substack.com https://honestfiction.substack.com/p/the-curious-case-of-my-asian-father https://honestfiction.substack.com/p/i-did-a-breakup-date-so-you-dont   Book Mentioned:  The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner   Follow and support our host:   Follow Niba: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok | YouTube | Website   Follow Celena: Instagram | Substack Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday   This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Charismatic Conwomen

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 39:20

    Are men the only ones who are able to be charismatic? Not in our eyes. In this episode, Renee and Sarah discuss three women who have conned their way to the top in a world dominated by rich men in suits. You'll hear about Elizabeth Holmes, Anna Sorokin, and Sheryl Sandberg.  Are these women admirable because of their crimes? Absolutely not.  Is it okay to admire these women for their charisma? We think yes.    Book Mentioned:  Bad Blood by John Carreyrou My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams An Ugly Truth by Cecilia Kang and Sheera Frenkel   Other media: Generation Hustle on HBO Inventing Anna on Netflix The Drop Out on Hulu   Other Resources mentioned:  https://www.insider.com/anna-delvey-writes-about-inventing-anna-and-life-in-jail-2022-2 https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/film-tv/a38994142/who-is-anna-delvey-sorokin-fake-german-heiress/ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56113478   Follow and support our host:   Follow Renee: Instagram  Follow Sarah: Instagram  Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose

    Exploring the Backlists: Black History Month Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 15:18

    Mariquita talks about some of her favorite backlist titles from Black authors, covering genres like non-fiction, humor, romance, mystery, sci-fi and more. There's something for everyone to love.   Book Mentioned:  We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby Please Don't Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes by Phoebe Robinson Everything's Trash, But It's OK by Phoebe Robinson You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert Long Division by Kiese Laymon Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi White is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi Pet by Akwaeke Emezi The City We Became by NK Jemisin   Also mentioned: Samantha Irby's Substack: Bitches Gotta Eat!  Feminist Book Club's Best Books of 2021 (In Our Opinion) Episode   Follow and support our host:   Follow Mariquita: Instagram  Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    An Interview with Eliza Reid

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 25:03

    Today we've got Eliza Reid aka the First Lady of Iceland talking to Natalia about her new book Secrets of the Sprakkar. They discuss what even is a sprakki, the way that Iceland's made a collective decision to put gender equality first, where it has to go, and why blizzards are a no-go. We can't wait for you to hear it!   Book Mentioned:  Secrets of the Sprakkar by Eliza Reid   Follow and support our host and guest:   Follow Natalia Instagram | Twitter Follow Eliza Instagram | Twitter | Website  Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    The One You Want to Marry (And Other Identities I've Had) with Sophie Santos

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 45:14

    In this laugh out loud episode, Niba interviews Sophie Santos, author of the recently released memoir The One You Want to Marry (And Other Identities I've Had). Sophie Santos is a comedian, writer, and actor based in Brooklyn & LA. She's written for TV shows on Bravo and MTV and currently hosts the satirical comedy show The Lesbian Agenda.   Books Mentioned:  The One You Want to Marry (And Other Identites I've Had) by Sophie Santos Dune by Frank Herbert Iron Man: Demon in a Bottle by David Michelinie, Bob Layton, John Romita  Samantha irvine Follow and support our host and guest:   Follow Niba: Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | TikTok | Website   Follow Sophie Santos: Instagram | Twitter | Website Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Writing Romance with Elle Cruz

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 30:51

    Writing Romance with Elle Cruz   Renee is joined by Elle Cruz, author of How to Survive a Modern-Day Fairytale, to discuss all things romance and sex writing. Elle shares about her conservative Catholic upbringing and how writing sex scenes has been therapeutic, but also a little embarrassing.    Books Mentioned:  How to Survive a Modern Day Fairytale by Elle Cruz The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood Follow and support our host and guest:   Follow Renee: Instagram Follow Elle: Instagram // Website Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.  

    The Chosen One: Author Interview with Echo Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 23:37

    In this episode, Niba interviews Echo Brown about her book, The Chosen One. Echo discusses her process throughout writing the book and what is to come in the future.  More about this book:  There are many watchers and they are always white. That's the first thing Echo notices as she settles into Dartmouth College. Despite graduating high school in Cleveland as valedictorian, Echo immediately struggles to keep up in demanding classes. Dartmouth made many promises it couldn't keep. The campus is not a rainbow-colored utopia where education lifts every voice. Nor is it a paradise of ideas, an incubator of inclusivity, or even an exciting dating scene. But it might be a portal to different dimensions of time and space—only accessible if Echo accepts her calling as a Chosen One and takes charge of her future by healing her past. This remarkable challenge demands vulnerability, humility, and the conviction to ask for help without sacrificing self-worth. In mesmerizing personal narrative and magical realism, Echo Brown confronts mental illness, grief, racism, love, friendship, ambition, self-worth, and belonging as they steer the fates of first-generation college students on Dartmouth's campus. The Chosen One is an unforgettable coming-of-age story that bravely unpacks the double-edged college transition—as both catalyst for old wounds and a fresh start. Resources Mentioned: The Chosen One by Echo Brown   Sign up for an author chat with Echo on Saturday, February 12-   https://www.echobrown.com/authorchat    Follow and support our host & guest: Echo Brown: Instagram | Twitter | Website Niba: Instagram | YouTube |  TikTok | Website    Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Never Have I Ever (Belonged)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 32:31

    Niba and Adhya sit down to talk about Indian Americans in the media. Our guest, Adhya, a 16 year old, first-generation Indian American from the west coast is a lover of poetry, stories and her culture. Listen in as the two have a deep conversation about how they feel Indian culture is represented and where things could improve.   Books Mentioned: The Stationary Shop by Marjan Kamali A Time To Dance by Padma Venkatraman    Other Resources mentioned:  Karma by Raja Kumari Ms Marvel (2014)    Follow and support our host:   Niba: Instagram | YouTube |  TikTok | Website  Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Clean Air Review + February Unboxing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 13:26

    Mariquita discusses Clean Air, the new post apocalyptic eco-thriller by Sarah Blake in which the climate catastrophe wasn't one of rising sea waters or drought, but of a toxic overgrowth of pollen. Oh, and there's a serial killer on the loose. Then Renee shares everything in our February Women in Sports Box. Books Mentioned: Clean Air by Sarah Blake Naamah by Sarah Blake   Also mentioned: Get your February box here! Interview with Quan Barry Follow and support our hosts:   Mariquita: Instagram  Renee: Instagram  Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Lucy Pabst and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Hyper Specific Genres We Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 33:50

    Renee and Natalia are back with a conversation about some of the books they love that fall into super niche genres. For example, Natalia has an entire bookshelf dedicated to books about bananas and Renee will never say no to a thriller with an unlikeable 20-something woman protagonist who works in a startup. Tune in to hear all the weird things they're both into.   Books Mentioned:  Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang How Much of These Hills is Gold by C. Pam Zhang Diamond Head by Cecily Wong (interview here) Siren Queen by Nghi Vo Black Sun & Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse (interview here) The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang  Lobizona & Cazadora by Romina Garber (interview here) Binti by Nnedi Okorafor She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoka Matsuda Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow Bad Blood by John Carreyrou We Keep the Dead Close by Becky Cooper She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams Self-Care by Leigh Stein The Assistants by Camille Perri The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris Smile and Look Pretty by Amanda Pellegrino A Special Place for Women by Laura Hankin (interview here) Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life by Sutton Foster The Power of Knitting by Loretta Napoleoni (review here) Bananas, Beaches and Bases by Cynthia Enloe Skin: A Natural History by Nina G. Jablonski The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre Mask Also mentioned: Nina's love letter to Silvia Moreno-Garcia Emma and Renee discuss The Poppy War Natalia and Renee's best books of 2021 Layne Fargo's podcast Unlikeable Female Characters Follow and support our hosts:   Follow Renee: Instagram  Follow Natalia: Instagram | Twitter Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Books that fit ‘That Girl' Aesthetic + The Appeal: A Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 20:16

    Niba gets into books that fit the ‘that girl' aesthetic. According to Refinery 29, “‘that girl' isn't just healthy, she's professionally successful and looks her best at every moment. She wakes up every morning at 5.30am so she can seize the day and her nails are always uniform, manicured and eternally chip-free.” Being “that girl” means to become someone that looks beautiful and healthy and finds it easy going through her daily life. Oftentimes, “that girl” online is a fake and filtered view at someone's life, watered down to look minimalistic and aesthetic. Other times, “that girl” is someone who has their shit together and is confident in who they are. Either way, “that girl” is someone many aspire to become. Unfortunately, this aspiration can lead to many feeling bad about themselves rather than actually wanting to improve their life. This is no fault of those people, but rather the comparison that people make when looking at themselves and their screens. With the continued rise of social media, the comparisons people are making between themselves and their screens are increasing to a worrying degree. In the second segment  Mariquita auditions for a role with the Fairway Players to uncover just who did what and why in The Appeal, an epistolary mystery by Janice Hallett. The Appeal has all the classic elements of a good mystery: duplicity, intrigue, and a dog named Woof. Plus, it's very diverting!   Books Mentioned:  How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat Bombshell by Rowan Maness The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, & Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman BLOOM: A Journey to Self-Love by Brittany Travesté Beyond Beautiful: A Practical Guide to Being Happy, Confident, and You in a Looks-Obsessed World by Anuschka Rees    The Appeal by Janice Hallett Follow and support our hosts:   Follow Niba: Instagram | Twitter | TikTok | YouTube | Website Follow Mariquita: Instagram Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    The Best Books of 2021 (In Our Opinion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 40:18

    Renee and Natalia get together to record their first episode together so it's fitting that it's the last one of the year.  Each gives their top five books of the year along with their reasoning and, honestly? You're probably going to end up adding *something* to your TBR at the end of the episode. Thanks for joining us in 2021, and we can't wait to see you next year.   Books Mentioned:  Renee's Top Five Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley Do Better by Rachel Ricketts (interview here) Also mentioned: Mindfulness Won't Cure Racism by Tayler Simon The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris Renee's Honorable Mentions You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar The Rib King by Ladee Hubbard We Keep the Dead Close by Becky Cooper   Natalia's Top Five Caul Baby by Morgan Jerkins (interview here) Disasterology: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis by Samantha Montano (interview here) Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin Fifty Words for Rain by Ashe Lemmie Natalia's Honorable Mentions The Actual Star by Monica Byrne The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne  The Power of Knitting: Stitching Together our Lives in a Fractured World by Loretta Napoleoni (Book Review) Follow and support our hosts:   Follow Renee: Instagram Follow Natalia: Twitter | Instagram Support our sponsors! Shop 50+ feminist businesses through the Feminist Book Club Holiday Gift Guide! Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    In Celebration of Latinx Short Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 10:09

    Mariquita loves big, old Russian novels, but who has the time? And, frankly, haven't we all already read those? (I still love them!) The answer is obviously incredibly rich, beautifully surreal short stories written by Latinx women. Stories that feature strong, flawed, fully-realized characters. Mariquita talks about three collections that she's really enjoyed, and urges you to check them out, too.   Books/Resources Mentioned:  Her Body and Other Stories by Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado, Sabrina and Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Eat the Mouth that Feeds You by Carribean Fragoza   Follow and support our hosts: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oh_murray   Support our sponsors! Shop 50+ feminist businesses through the Feminist Book Club Holiday Gift Guide!   Put the I in STEMI with Dr. Stephanie Ryan's children's books. Use code STEMI for $5 off at Itasca Books. Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Convenience Store Woman: A Review + I Don't Call Myself an Ally

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 13:13

    Mariquita talks about Convenience Store Woman, the English language debut novel by Sayaka Murata, published in 2016 by Grove Press. Convenience Store Woman challenges ideas of capitalism, expectation, and contentment. In Convenience Store Woman, Murata provides readers with a different perspective and a new lens with which to view the world. Then Renee gives us a reminder to check in with ourselves as we set intentions for Social Justice in 2022.  Resources Mentioned: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, Earthlings by Sayaka Murata Why I Don't Call Myself An Ally, a blog post from Renee Powers.  Follow and support our hosts:   Mariquita: Instagram Renee: Instagram   Support our sponsors! Shop 50+ feminist businesses through the Feminist Book Club Holiday Gift Guide!   Put the I in STEMI with Dr. Stephanie Ryan's children's books. Use code STEMI for $5 off at Itasca Books. Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose

    Your Book Recommendation Requests

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 30:20

    Renee answers requests from listeners Meagan, Leelyn, and Paulina with way more book recommendations than was probably necessary. But more is more around here!   Books mentioned: Lobizona by Romina Garber (author interview) Cazadora by Romina Garber Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang (podcast discussion) The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole Muted by Tami Charles (author interview) Useful Phrases for Immigrants by May Lee-Chai Sabrina and Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine (author interview) Two Old Women by Velma Wallis Good Talk by Mira Jacob (author interview) Citizen by Claudia Rankine Outlawed by Anna North Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (author interview) The Rib King by Ladee Hubbard Full Support by Natalee Woods (author interview)   Follow and support our hosts: Renee: Instagram   Support our sponsors! Shop 50+ feminist businesses through the Feminist Book Club Holiday Gift Guide! Find delicious treats from upcycled food company Renewal Mill Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Lucy Pabst and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    How High We Go in the Dark + Let's Not Ask That

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 12:26

    Emma hypes up How High We Go in the Dark, which will be out in January 2022. Then Phalin goes on a holiday rant about some questions to avoid asking family members this year.   Books mentioned:   How How We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri   Other resources: CDC Infertility Facts Follow and support our hosts:   Emma: InstagramPhalin: Instagram   Support our sponsors! Shop 50+ feminist businesses through the Feminist Book Club Holiday Gift Guide! Put the I in STEMI with Dr. Stephanie Ryan's children's books. Use code STEMI for $5 off at Itasca Books.   Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Transforming Your Writing: An Interview with Sarah Wendel

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 26:02

    If you've ever been curious about publishing a book, going back to school for writing, publishing, this  is for you. Join Sarah Wendel on her journey as a fledgling author. From discussions on fanfiction to academia to her first book, Sarah chats highs and gets real about the lows with Niba.   Books mentioned: Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce A Wizard of Earthsea, 1 by Ursula K. Le Guin Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin   Follow and support our hosts:   Niba: Instagram // YouTube // Twitter // Website Sarah Wendel: Instagram // Amazon Today's episode is sponsored by ECOBAGS. ECOBAGS sells ethically made and sustainably sourced 100% cotton reusable bags - that are as beautiful as they are useful. ECOBAGS is a woman owned, certified B Corp, and has been in the business of "cleaning up the planet, one bag at a time," since 1989. Use code FEMINIST20 for 20% off your next purchase at store.ecobags.com.   Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Book Gift Ideas + Homesick Holidays

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 33:58

    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 you ready to feel your feelings?! We're not either.   Books mentioned by Emma:  Earth Keeper by N. Scott Momaday Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera & Celia Moscote Displacement by Kiku Hughes Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine Are Prisons Obsolete by Angela Davis Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World by Kai Cheng Thom   Article Mentioned: ‘The Beginning of the Snowball': Supply-Chain Snarls Delay Books   Books Mentioned by Natalia:Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett   Follow and support our hosts: Emma: Instagram Natalia: Insatgram // Twitter Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Belabored and the Challenges of Parenting in the US

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 42:51

    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 support our hosts:   Mariquita: Instagram Natalia: Insatgram // Twitter Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    New Releases for Your Radar

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 23:38

    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: Police, Protests, and The Pursuit of Freedom, Derecka Purnell We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice, Mariame Kaba Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology, edited by Alex Hernandez A People's Future of the United States, edited by Victor LaVelle Iron Widow, Xiran Jay Zhao Light From Uncommon Stars, Ryka Aoki The Easy Life in Kamusari, Shion Miura Slug and Other Stories, Megan Milks Follow and support our host:   Emma: Instagram Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Nonfiction November Recommendations + A Book Review of The Power of Knitting

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 31:38

    It's one of Emma's favorite months to talk about books -- Nonfiction November! In this episode, Emma suggests just a small selection of books that may pique your interest. Feel free to tag her in your #nonfictionnovember stacks - she's excited to see them!   Then stick around as Natalia reviews The Power of Knitting: Stitching Together Our Lives in a Fractured World by Loretta Napoleoni. When you find yourself coming apart after a monumental and life altering moment, you may find yourself in need of someone, or something, who can stitch you back together. Learn about the timeline of knitting, first wave feminism and their views on crafts, and knitting in science!    This episode was sponsored by WYLD Gallery   Books mentioned:   The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander The Body Is Not An Apology, Sonya Renee Taylor Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer Heavy, Kiese Laymon Know My Name, Chanel Miller In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience, Helen Knott On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong Crying in H-Mart, Michelle Zauner The Collected Schizophrenias, Esmé Weijun Wang Tastes like War, Grace Cho Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space, Amanda Leduc We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival, edited by Natalie West I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World, Kai Cheng Thom This Place: 150 Years Retold The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, Les Payne and Tamara Payne Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York, Elon Green The Stonewall Reader, edited by the New York Public Library   The Power of Knitting: Stitching Together Our Lives in a Fractured World by Loretta Napoleoni Follow and support our host:   Emma: Instagram Natalia: Instagram | Twitter Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Books by White Men We Begrudgingly Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 27:28

    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 your next order! Books mentioned:  The Stand by Stephen King Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson Bad Blood by John Carreyrou Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe The House on the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune Buckskin Cocaine by Erika T. Wurth Heartberries by Terese Marie Mailhot Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse Louise Erdrich's books   Also mentioned in this episode: I Focused on Only Reading Women, and Here's What Happened - A blog post by Nina  @_Indigathon Jessticulates: On TJ Klune, being good allies and cancel culture Follow and support our host:   Mariquita: Instagram  Rennee: Instagram Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Win Me Something Book Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 7:56

    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 to understand where she fits in. Book mentioned:  Win Me Something by Kyle Lucia Wu   Follow and support our host:   Mariquita: Instagram  Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Author Interview with Heidi Stemple

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 32:44

    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 process during this author interview.    Books mentioned:  Patricia maclachlan my friend earth The Survivor Tree The traveling camera Signed Copies of Adrift Adrift Follow and support our host and guest: Niba: Instagram / Twitter / YouTube / TikTok / Website   Heidi Stemple:Instagram / Facebook Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Dark Academia Books + Fight Night Book Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 22:49

    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 Hanya Yanagihara Legendborn by Tracy Deonn The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo   Fight Night by Miriam Toews Follow and support our hosts:   Niba: Instagram / Twitter / YouTube / TikTok / Website   Mariquita: Instagram Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    November Unboxing + Book Recommendations with Phalin & Jordyn

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 14:01

    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 this segment, Jordyn gives a couple of book recommendations and advice to young readers. Books mentioned:  You Got Anything Stronger? By Gabrielle Union   Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner New Kid by Jerry Craft Follow and support our hosts:   Renee: Instagram    Phalin:Instagram Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Books to read if you love Ted Lasso + Horseman: A Tale of Sleepy Hollow review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 16:29

    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 Sleepy Hollow by Christina Henry Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry  When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon The House on the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown Follow and support our hosts:   Renee: Instagram    Mariquita: Instagram Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    What You Don't Want to Know About America

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 48:58

    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 Health Connector Mental Health Resources for Immigrants Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) Pro Bono resource center: https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/probono/ Immigo App (legal resources): https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/immigo-project/ Women Step Forward for immigrant women: https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/stepforward-project/ Immigrant Legal Resource Center The Committee for Hispanic Families and Children UnidosUS Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund South Asian Americans Leading Together SAMHSA's National Helpline   Find local mental health treatment facilities: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/   AAPI History Blogs by Emma Whiteness on Trial Who Can Belong in America?   Follow and support our hosts:   Niba: Instagram // TikTok // Twitter // YouTube // Website   Emma: Instagram Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    The Poppy War Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 37:38

    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 by R.F. Kuang - readbytiffany.com F. Kuang: How a Hidden History Became a Fantasy Trilogy - LitHub - Reading Women @owlslittlelibrary @readbytiffany @hilaryreadsbooks   Follow and support our hosts: Renee: Instagram Emma: Instagram   Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Mariquita and Natalia Talk True Crime

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 34:51

    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 Century of Silence by Becky Cooper Other Resources Mentioned:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2021/09/23/gabby-petito-media-coverage-missing-white-black/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_white_woman_syndrome https://apnews.com/article/business-media-florida-news-media-richard-stafford-688c2ee4d1a0598b9fedc031c768c1e8 https://www.hrc.org/resources/fatal-violence-against-the-transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-community-in-2021 https://mashable.com/article/black-indigenous-victims-media-coverage-gabby-petito https://19thnews.org/2021/09/what-help-can-states-offer-when-women-of-color-go-missing/ https://wysac.uwyo.edu/wysac/projects/mmip-report/   Follow and support our hosts:   Mariquita: Instagram    Natalia: Instagram // Twitter  Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Phalin Oliver and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    Books for the Cottagecore + Japanese Literature Books & Resources

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 30:15

    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 Sarah Addison Allen   I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith  Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao    Japanese Literature Books Mentioned:  The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino At the End of the Matinee by Keiichiro Hirano Yokohama Station SF by Yuba Isukari The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri Also mentioned: Osusume Books Follow and support our hosts:   Niba: Instagram // TikTok // YouTube // Twitter // Website   Emma: Instagram Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people. Original music by @iam.onyxrose   Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

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