Podcasts

Episode 23- Midnight in America

In this edition of Electric Book Machine, Lauren and Isaac read Jonathan W. White’s cultural history Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams During the Civil War. We talk about weird dreams, superstitions, and how psychic Abraham Lincoln probably wasn’t. War is hell, but sleep deprivation might be worse!

Lauren has, like, a double concussion, so things are moving slowly this spring. More fun stuff to come from your favorite literate couple… eventually!

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Episode 20- Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

actlikeLauren 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!

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Episode 19- Creepy Crawling

creepycrawlingHold 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)