The Cinderella Complex meets post-concussion syndrome in this fun little book club nugget! Lauren has a head injury but was still let down by how not completely awful this book was. Do women really fear independence, or is capitalism just a trash system? We discuss.
Lauren and Isaac venture into the world of dark young adult fiction with Dan Wells’ I Am Not a Serial Killer and they discuss the basis of morality, basically. It’s a real corker of an episode!
Lauren and Isaac are joined by special guest, comedian, and single lady Emily Townswick to discuss Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. This book is full of so much good advice for how to tame your local psychopath into being a decent partner. We also discuss some racially dicey terms Steve uses and make a lot of assumptions about his three marriages (allegedly).
Also, check out Emily and Lauren’s sketch comedy group Ladybrain: Shows November 30-December 2 in Minneapolis!
Hold onto your bell bottoms, because Professor Isaac is here to tell you all about one of his areas of expertise: Charles Manson! Lauren and Isaac read Jeffrey Melnick’s Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America’s Most Infamous Family (2018) and engage all the most important cultural questions: Who’s the worst Beach Boy? How hot were the Manson girls? Does Charles Manson fuck? (yes, obvi)
This time, Lauren and Isaac have tackled a paperback purchase from the grocery store, Without Mercy. It’s about terrorism and how the laws of the United States make it difficult to stop terrorism. Isaac has maybe studied this his whole academic career and has a lot to say. Also, it was bad.
This episode also features a promo from another indie podcast, Good Nightmare, which you should 100% check out if you’re into creepy stuff.