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Book Squad Podcast

Book Squad Podcast

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054: Hello books, my old friends

As we're getting into the swing of things in this pandemic (what a weird thing to type), some of us are feeling more like revisiting our…

053: Apodcastalypse

What better to read during a time of great societal upheaval and the breakdown of basic norms and values than compelling novel that…

052: Dishing the American Dirt

What does it mean to write a protagonist that is completely different from you? Are you a guest, a tourist, or an invader? How do you write…

051: Meet Me at the Podcast

Want a read that's sweet but not sugary, and philosophical without making you feel dumb? Listen up, folks!

050: Welcome back, you bumptious Turdsworth

NEW YEAR NEW RETURNING PODCAST! This ep, we jump back in with bookish news, recommendations, and chat about what's going on in Lawrence!

049: What's a Good Death to You?

In time for Día de los Muertos, Polli and Kate discuss a book about what it means to have a "good death" in many places around the world.…

048: What do you read for National American Cheese Month?

Did you know it was National Book Month? And National Pickled Pepper Month?? And World Menopause Month??? October is wild, y'all. We…

047: Crow Funerals, Papier-mâché, and Unsung Kansas Heroes

On this episode, the inimitable Dan Coleman — LPL Librarian, Papier-mâché wizard, and #weneeddiversebooks advocate — joins us!

046: Memories and Other Lies We Tell Each Other

We've got a jam-packed episode for you -- book recs, personality types, Jewish mourning customs, and an amazing debut novel about memory…

045: Isn't it Romantic? Read a Romance…

August is Read a Romance Month, which is perfect because it's hot outside aaaaaand hot inside the pages (HEYO!) Whether you're a…

044: Oh My Stars, It's Bookstrology!

Hey listeners, what's your sign? Your BOOK sign, that is! We took the "Universe of Stories" summer reading theme and…

043: Bennet and Darcy and Gramlich and…

Well, Polli FINALLY got Kate to read a Jane Austen book. Find out if she hated it as much as she hated the audiobook intro music! Also get…

42: The Answer to Life, The Universe,…

If you made it out to Happy Shirt for our first Adults-Only Summer Reading Book Nerd Party (whadda title, right??) we'd like to say…

041: How to Podcast Nothing

This is an episode about Doing Nothing. Well, it's about Doing Something to Do Nothing. It's also about lemons and cows. What?…

040: Life's messy. Welcome to the…

Hang out with Polli and Kate as they talk about body image, breakdowns, grief, "hot loneliness," higher powers, and a bunch of other...

039: Just Out Here Tackling Systemic Oppression, NBD

In celebration of Jesmyn Ward coming to Lawrence on April 11th (event details -- tickets are free but required), we discussed Salvage the…
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