Episode 27- Mindhunter

Lauren and Isaac are back after a bit of a hiatus to bring more talking to your earholes! We read Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, which is not really like the TV show, but is definitely written by an old white guy (John Douglas with Mark Olshaker). We were shocked by how rudimentary some of the facts we think everybody knows about serial killers once weren’t so obvious, but also there was a lot of casual sexism. Fun!


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!