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Ep 55 - Should You be Afraid of the Bermuda Triangle and Oh No Ross and Carrie!’s Ross Blocher!

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Ross Blocher

Brea and Mallory talk about spooky nonfiction with special guest, Ross Blocher, from Oh No Ross and Carrie! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!

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Kid Lit Says No Kids In Cages

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The Lady from the Black Lagoon

Reading Glasses Live Event 7/1

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Apex Magazine Page Advice Article

Amazon Wish List

Books Mentioned -

Gulp by Mary Roach

Night Shift by Joanna Angel

The Singularity Is Near by Ray Kurzweil

Stories from the Messengers by Mike Clelland

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Abominable Science! by Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero

Stiff by Mary Roach

Ghost Hunters by Deborah Blum

The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum

Ghostland by Colin Dickey

Trolls by John Lindow

Scream by Margee Kerr

The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan

Flim Flam by James Randi

Death from the Skies! by Philip Plait

Abducted by Susan A. Clancy

From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Caesar’s Last Breath by Sam Kean

Psychic Blues by Mark Edward

Conspiracies Declassified by Brian Dunning

Dealing with Demons by Bob Larson

Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix

Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Episode 27 - Rob 5000 written by Caroline Williams

Ayden Mayeri as Brenda
Yael Grobglas as Dani
Jason Ritter as Rob 5000
Carlos Alazraqui as Ivan/Acting Teacher
Justin Kirk as Richard
John Gemberling as Todd/Sloppy Guy/Handsome Dude/Just a Torso
Liz Cackowski as Connie/The Lady/Linda
Carrie Wampler as Jen/Linda’s Refrigerator/Angry Woman
Phil Lamarr as Silver Fox/Hiro/Sexy Voice
Lauren Holt as Kath

This month’s pilot is a special one written by Caroline Williams! It’s called Rob 5000 and it’s about two girls who buy a robot boyfriend and the chaos that ensues. Also in this episode, Andrew interviews Caroline Williams (Arrested Development) regarding, Rob 5000. You'll also listen to a live table read of it performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.  
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Judge John Hodgman Episode 370: Live From Chicago 2018, Part 2


Judge John Hodgman is live in Chicago again, at Thalia Hall for the Onion Comedy and Arts Festival! "Amendment to the Constellation" plus Swift Justice disputes about dogs, farts and a special pair of newly married litigants! Plus, music from OHMME!

OHMME's first full-length album, Parts, is coming out on August 24, 2018 on Joyful Noise Recordings! They'll also be at West Fest in Chicago on July 8th.



Thank you to Colan Kennelly for suggesting this week's case! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.



Dating (LGBTQIA+ Edition)


Hello Internet! We are so excited to bring you a very special episode: DATING (LGBTQIA+ EDITION)! We had a whole bunch of amazing guests on this one! We're joined by Riley Silverman, Mikey Neumann, James Arthur and Tybee Diskin! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend!

Pop Rocket Ep. 180: Dietland is Unapologetically Fat w/ Lindy West

Lindy, Guy, Karen, Margaret
Pop Rocket
Lindy West
Guy Branum
Karen Tongson
Margaret Wappler

This week, Guy Branun, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson are joined by Lindy West, New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author of the book Shrill to discuss the AMC show Dietland and one of TV’s best fat characters ever: Plum Kettle.

Lindy is all about is all about the UK show Grand Designs, which offers a respite of pleasantness in the current world of television. Margaret is all about Michelle Goldberg's NYT op-ed We Have a Crisis of Democracy, Not Manners, which takes a look at the morality behind Sarah Huckabee Sanders being kicked out of a restaurant. Karen is all about The World Cup, especially the Group that includes Mexico, Sweden, Germany and South Korea. Guy is all about the Netflix series Alex Strangelove a show with a lot of potential…but suffers from the unfortunate issue of being stuck in white suburbia.

The group will take an extensive look at Dietland and the history of fat characters on television. Why is it that even the “good” takes on this archetype often end up feeling incomplete? What would it take for people to get past the message of “body empowerment” when writing stories about fat bout fat people?

The Pop Rocket 2018 Summer Book Club is a go! We’re reading Crazy Rich Asians. Join the Facebook group and get in on the conversation.

With Lindy West, Karen Tongson, Guy Branum and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Margaret - The Carters - NICE.

Karen - Germans - Cruel

Lindy - Bobby McFerrin - Don’t Worry Be Happy.

Guy - Lizzo - Boys.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Laura Swisher for Edited by Julian Burrell.

Who Shot Ya? ATTACK THE BLOCK Screening and Discussion

07/05/2018 - 19:30 - 22:30
Los Angeles, CA
Venue Name: 
Dynasty Typewriter at Hayworth Theatre

2511 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90057 United States

doors 7:00pm / show 7:30pm

Tickets ($10 advance / $15 at the door):

Who Shot Ya? is proud to present a special screening and discussion of the sci-fi horror comedy Attack the Block (2011).

Before John Boyega joined The Resistance and Jodie Whitaker became the first female Dr. Who, they led their crew through the London projects to stop an alien invasion.

Join Who Shot Ya's regular trio of host Ricky Carmona (Tosh.0), film critics April Wolfe (Village Voice, Switchblade Sisters) and Alonso Duralde (The Wrap, What the Flick, Linoleum Knife), alongside special guest Tre'vell Anderson (film reporter for the LA Times), for a night of scares, laughs and Block talk.

Lady to Lady EP. 284 "Rich in Time" ft. Nicole Aimee Schreiber

Lady to Lady
Nicole Aimee Schreiber

Nicole Aimee Schreiber (@NicoleAimee) give the ladies tips on how to organize closets, kitchen and life. They bond offer coffee, pimple popping, and being gross. Produced by Kailynn West, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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Inside Pop Ep. 129- Strong Black Lead, Sense8 Series Finale

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Please note that this episode of Inside Pop is NOT sponsored by Netflix despite the fact that we're celebrating the network's content throughout the half hour!

First up - we examine the Strong Black Lead promo Netflix released at the beginning of the week. We discuss its impact, what iconic photo inspired it, who created it and yes - how it caused some controversy.

Then, Sean says good-bye to one of his favorite series of all time in a completely non-objective review of the Sense8 series finale. Sean will answer the following questions:

Did the cluster's final synchronized bow meet all of his expectations? Did the finale provide a sense of closure? When is an orgy more than an orgy?

Plus Amita reviews Sean's Big Sell from last week and sells him on a (say it like Oprah) MOOOVIE MOOOONTAGE!!!!


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Wonderful! Ep. 40: Sheet Fighter


Griffin's favorite nearby celestial body! Rachel's favorite new music! Griffin's favorite psychedelic song! Rachel's favorite love study!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -

Ted Leo in “Folder 9, Files One and Two”

Jonah Raydio
Ted Leo

Podhaüs begin. Ted Leo, from Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, joins the podcast this week. Ted tells us about his Thin Lizzy proselytizing, his times with his early band Chisel and one of his longest held musical regrets. He tells us about his major label meeting that almost talked him into it and we forget the name of the guy who wrote Waiting for Godot and the Mark Wahlberg movie with the intimate behavior on the rollercoaster.

We also answer your twitter questions. Most of them were addressed to Ted. Also how the French-Dutch movie the Vanishing really screwed up Ted.


Summer Cannibals- I Want To Believe

Chisel- An Amateur Thief

Ted Leo and The Pharmacists - Bottle of Buckie

Culture Abuse- Dip

Detroiters Second season plug cause it great

Ted Leo- Since You Been Gone/Maps

Alex Jonestown Massacre - Cheap Shots and Sucker Punches

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