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!


Act Like a Lady, Read Like a Literate Person

actlikeGuuuyyyyys, what are we reading next? Another dating/relationship book! So pleased we will be taking a look at mustachioed TV guy Steve Harvey’s masterpiece, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. It’s going to be full of gendered stereotypes, lady-blaming, and maybe one or two pieces of okay advice wrapped in garbage. We’ll also have some special guests helping to break it all down on our next episode. Look forward to it!


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)


Manson Family Funtimes!

creepycrawlingFriends, our next book has in fact been chosen, and true to form, it’s murder-related. We’ll be reading Jeffrey Melnick’s Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America’s Most Infamous Family. Isaac’s been reading it and chuckling to himself over on the other couch, so it’s sure to be filled with delightful and strange nuggets of knowledge. Read along! Or go re-read Helter Skelter. Don’t watch that David Duchovny Manson show that we watched two episodes of and was very bad. Okay, good talk, team.


Episode 18- Without Mercy

womercyThis 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.