Episodes

Episode 86 - Tithe by Holly Black

Join us as we venture deep under the earth into a wild, fae bacchanal of excess and indulgence - or don't, because we're talking about Holly Black's Tithe in episode 86! As one of our favorite YA books when we were young adults, how did this shape the people we became? How did we handle the creepy parts? And what would we do if we found ourselves with an invitation to a faerie party?

To get right to the Tithe talk, skip to 00:15:00.

Warnings: A teensy bit of cussing, but some pretty frank discussions of sex and masturbation.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:
Delicious in Dungeon Vol. 3 & 4 - Ryoko Kui

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:
The Shannara Chronicles

Reading:
Play to Win by enterprisingly

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:
Preorder Missy's book!
Let Me Tell You About My OC Series at Sidequest
Holly Black: An exclusive SCBWI Team Blog Interview!
Holly Black’s TITHE: Fine Teen Guilty Pleasure But Why Give It Children’s Awards? by Hammering Shield
The Moral of the Story: Young Adult Authors Speak on Morality, Obligation, and Age Appropriateness Michael DiCicco and Paula Taylor-Greathouse
The Reader Speaks Out: Adolescent Reflections about Controversial Young Adult Literature by Grace Enriquez

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Episode 74 - The Legend of Korra S. 1 and 2

Missy and Merri are back with episode 74, and we're talking about seasons one and two of The Legend of Korra! What's up with pro bending? Is the Avatar inherently good? Does Amon have a point? Find out our thoughts within!

Mistakes: During our conversation about non-benders, benders, and privilege and power, we mistakenly say that Asami is the only prominent non-bender. We forgot about Bumi! Oops.

To get right to the Korra talk, skip to 00:27:00.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

Delicious in Dungeon v. 2 by Ryoku Kui
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan

Playing:

Life is Strange: Before the Storm episode two (Review)

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Stranger Things
Bojack Horseman

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

The Legend of Korra Recap: A New Spiritual Age by Matt Patches
Politics and Privilege in The Legend of Korra by Kevin Wong
Use and Abuse of Power in Avatar: The Last Airbender by John Goodman

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Episode 73 - Avatar: The Last Airbender S. 3

It's time for episode 73! We're talking about Avatar: The Last Airbender season three, including the evolution of the themes of seasons one and two, two of the comics, and the question of cultural appropriation.

To get right to the Avatar talk, skip to 00:19:00.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

Delicious in Dungeon v. 1 by Ryoku Kui
The State of Play, edited by Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson

Watching:

Neo Yokio

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:

Neo Yokio
Bojack Horseman

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Maybe Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Is The Game Of The Decade?! by Tim Rogers
Avatar: the Last Airbender - The Delicacy of Character
sapphicreynas' tweet
Nationalism For Children: How 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Explores Violence And National Identity by suraj lakshminarasimhan
Use and Abuse of Power in Avatar: The Last Airbender by John Goodman
A Guide To Cultural Appropriation Vs. Appreciation by Hota Katebi
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Bending Boundaries between Appreciation, Appropriation, and Adaptation by Alex Custodio


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