Throwback Bookstack

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Synopsis

A bi-weekly podcast where Kelly and Emily re-read the books of their youth and discuss the good, the bad, and the nostalgic.

Episodes

  • Episode 26 - Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

    Episode 26 - Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

    01/09/2019 Duration: 42min

    Have you ever wanted to stumble across a world of magic and mystery and hatch your own dragon to be a beloved companion and eternal friend? One of this podcast duo did as a child. The other did not. Join Kelly and Emily as they revisit Bruce Coville's "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher" and we find out which of the two still has the beautiful childlike spirit of whimsy in her heart, while also being the one who writes these episode descriptions.   Next Episode: "Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself" by Judy Blume Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod

  • Episode 25 - Beauty

    Episode 25 - Beauty

    09/07/2019 Duration: 55min

    Kelly and Emily return from the depths to discuss another book of Emily's childhood - this time, it's Robin McKinley's "Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast". It's time to talk about baffling breezes, boring beasts, and names for horses. Fun fact: this time it's NOT a sad novel about a historical girl and lots of people who die, so. It's got that going for it.   Next episode: Bruce Coville's "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher" Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod

  • Episode 24 - Anne of Green Gables

    Episode 24 - Anne of Green Gables

    30/04/2019 Duration: 54min

    Look, Kelly and Emily may not have the Time Stone, but that doesn't mean they can't do a little time traveling of their own! Let's gently ramble back to 1908 for a re-reading of L.M. Montgomery's classic children's book, "Anne of Green Gables". Emily and Kelly wanted to talk about a beautiful love story for the ages, a story of two neighbors and their eternal connection. But instead of the Eternal Soulmates Diana and Anne, they're stuck with... Gilbert. This week: a discussion of imaginative orphans, Why Marilla Is The Best, what kind of podcast Anne and Diana would have, and what the heck is a gable anyway?   Next episode: Robin McKinley's "Beauty" Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod

  • Episode 23 - The Island

    Episode 23 - The Island

    27/03/2019 Duration: 46min

    There's a time in every friendship where two people find themselves on opposite sides of an issue, an impassable chasm of roiling emotion between them - for Kelly and Emily, this moment is called Gary Paulsen's "The Island". Come join them to try and survive being stranded on an Island of Emotion as Kelly and Emily talk (argue?) about this story of a boy on an island and the value of the pretentious tales we love as kids. Next time: "Anne of Green Gables" by L. M. Montgomery Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com)  

  • Episode 22 - James and the Giant Peach

    Episode 22 - James and the Giant Peach

    21/02/2019 Duration: 45min

    Maybe it's been awhile since you've read Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach". If so... wow, better buckle in because that book is a WILD ride. This week, Kelly and Emily chat about whether giant insects make terrible friends, giant peach socialism, Emily's polar bear phobia, and how much they definitely did not remember how weird this book is.   Next episode: Gary Paulsen, "The Island" Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com)

  • Episode 21 - Sideways Stories from Wayside School

    Episode 21 - Sideways Stories from Wayside School

    18/01/2019 Duration: 55min

    There's an unsung hero we need to talk about, friends. A person who just wants to break free from the monotony of 9-5 and the torture of climbing 30 flights of stairs every day. Kelly and Emily understand this person. Kelly and Emily love this person. This person... is Mrs. Gorf. Yes indeed, this week is a return to Louis Sachar with 1978's "Sideways Stories from Wayside School". It's time to talk about how much biting people is too much biting people, the mysteries of the 19th floor, and HOLD UP WAIT Kick the Can has rules?! A lot of rules?! Kelly's having a very educational week.   Next time: James and the Giant Peach Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod

  • Episode 20 - Talking to Dragons

    Episode 20 - Talking to Dragons

    24/12/2018 Duration: 57min

    The end of the year is a time to look back... for Kelly and Emily, it's a time to reflect on the first episode of Throwback Bookstack by revisiting Patricia Wrede's series about dragons: this time, they read the fourth and final book of the series, Talking to Dragons. It's time to discuss how humor evolved throughout the series, Chekhov's Kitten, how to melt wizards, and naming your kid 'Daystar'. If you want to hear our previous Patricia Wrede discussion, scroll back in your feed aaaaall the way back to Episode 1. Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod Next Up: Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

  • Episode 19 - Bat 6

    Episode 19 - Bat 6

    03/12/2018 Duration: 53min

    Just because we're in the long and lonely offseason, with Spring Training so very far away, doesn't mean that Emily and Kelly don't have baseball in their hearts and on their minds! This week they go back to their old friend, historical fiction, to read Virginia Euwer Wolff's 1998 tale "Bat 6", about youth sports in a post-World War II town. It's time for Another Sad Book as they discuss sports, spice cake, and generational trauma in the aftermath of WWII. So, uh. Maybe drink some wine with this one. Content Note: This book contains themes relating to racism, Japanese internment camps, and racially-motivated violence. So if you're not in a headspace for that, this may be one for you to skip. Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) Next episode: "Talking to Dragons" by Patricia Wrede

  • Episode 18 - Walk Two Moons

    Episode 18 - Walk Two Moons

    04/11/2018 Duration: 59min

    Someday, Kelly will get it together and we'll get back to a regular release schedule. Obviously, October was not that someday.   However, here is another episode! For all of you lovely people out there! This time, Kelly and Emily are reading Sharon Creech's "Walk Two Moons". They laugh, they cry, they cry some more. And more. And more. If y'all have read this book, you know what I'm talking about. Join us as we discuss the depictions of grief in this book for youths.   Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod

  • Episode 17 - The Golden Compass

    Episode 17 - The Golden Compass

    01/09/2018 Duration: 51min

    We all want adorable sentient animals to be our best friends, right? Well, apparently everyone doesn't want that. (Spoiler alert: Emily. It's Emily). This week, Kelly and Emily re-read Philip Pullman's "The Golden Compass" and discuss talking bears, talking animals, talking magical compasses... it's a world of communication, folks. Settle in for a conversation about political themes, religious factionalism, and the important question: do daemons smell?   Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar Next up: 'Walk Two Moons' by Sharon Creech

  • Episode 16 - Its Like This, Cat

    Episode 16 - It's Like This, Cat

    25/07/2018 Duration: 50min

    What's that? Is that the sound of two mimosa-drunk 30-something women emerging from the silence? Kelly and Emily are back after a bit of a delay (it's been a weird summer, y'all) and this week, they're here to talk to you about CATS. Yes, cats. More specifically, a cat named Cat. Because Kelly loves cats, and wants everyone else to love cats, too. This week, they read  Emily Cheney Neville's 1963 book about a boy just livin' his best life in New York and hanging out with his cat. It's riveting, we swear!   Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) Next Episode: "The Golden Compass"

  • Episode 15 - My Teacher is an Alien

    Episode 15 - My Teacher is an Alien

    17/06/2018 Duration: 55min

    We're back! After a tragic, mimosa-related death for Kelly's laptop (RIP old friend), a brief period of mourning and gaining a new computer was needed. But now Kelly and Emily are not only back, they've got a guest! Their friend(?) Alex joins them this week to discuss the classic kid's tale of alien abduction, Bruce Coville's "My Teacher is an Alien". It's time to talk about hot substitutes, out-of-place casual misogyny, and survival strategies for not being abducted by extraterrestrial teachers. Do YOU know how to stay off their list? Neither do your podcast hosts.   Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) Next episode: "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" by Elizabeth George Speare

  • Episode 14 - The Serpents Children

    Episode 14 - The Serpent's Children

    18/05/2018 Duration: 57min

    Are you feeling a little too happy? You know the weekend is coming, so you've got a spring in your step? Don't worry, we're here to weigh you down with death, starvation, and the unbearable weight of family financial ruin in Lawrence Yep's "The Serpent's Children". But there's also fun, snarky humor? ...It's complicated. Emily and Kelly dive into a world with strong, fascinating characters struggling to survive in a world that just gets a little bit Too Real.   Music: "Hearbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod   Next time: Bruce Coville's "My Teacher Is An Alien"

  • Episode 13 - Are You There God? Its Me, Margaret

    Episode 13 - Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

    05/05/2018 Duration: 01h06min

    We must! We must! We must... read Judy Blume's classic tale, "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret". Kelly and Emily read one of the absolute classics of puberty as they discuss Margaret's story about growing up and growing into who you are. It's time to chat about childhood, so curl up with some hot cocoa and a warm blanket and join the conversation about awkward childhood moments and terrible names for sanitary product companies.   Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) Next up - we'll be reading Laurence Yep's "The Serpent's Children"

  • Episode 12 - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

    Episode 12 - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

    20/04/2018 Duration: 39min

    Kelly and Emily have a rat problem on the podcast - and that problem is that they've spent so much of their lives not considering the implications and cultural evolution of a large-scale society of super-powered, semi-immortal science rats. This week, Emily and Kelly curl up with the furry folk from Robert C. O'Brien's "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH". It's time to dive deep into the questions of cultural isolation, the changing ethics of literary narratives on animal experimentation, and that time that Emily made friends with a subway rat. Also: apparently the rats had magic powers in the movie? It's a wild world out there.   Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com)

  • Episode 11 - The Ear, the Eye and the Arm

    Episode 11 - The Ear, the Eye and the Arm

    04/04/2018 Duration: 48min

    Get ready for a wild week, everyone. Action! Adventure! Detectives! Kidnapping! Blue genetically-engineered monkeys! A younger brother who acts his age! This week, Kelly and Emily read Nancy Farmer's Newbery Honor-winning "The Ear, the Eye and the Arm". Emily brings a blast from the past as they discuss this tale from the future. Thanks for listening! Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com)

  • Episode 10 - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

    Episode 10 - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

    23/03/2018 Duration: 49min

    This week, Kelly and Emily discuss C. S. Lewis's "The Last Battle". Wait... I mean, "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe". It's just really hard to talk about one of these books without talking about ALL of these books, okay? So this podcast contains spoilers for "The Last Battle", "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader", "The Magician's Nephew"... Anyway, this week, Kelly and Emily dive into the wardrobe and emerge to discuss the Susan Situation, post-Narnia trauma, and why Santa bring misogyny for Christmas.   Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com)

  • Episode 9 - My Side of the Mountain

    Episode 9 - My Side of the Mountain

    07/03/2018 Duration: 42min

    We've learned something important this week, dear listeners: it's time to forget that 9-to-5 urban life and run away! This week, we're reading a tale of an escape to peaceful woodland living in Jean Craighead George's book, "My Side of the Mountain". Just how many people can you fit into a hollowed-out tree, anyway? What's the etiquette for chatting up a stranger that you're pretty sure is definitely a bandit? And what are the odds this book's diagrams could actually help us make a fish hook? We have feelings on these things. Many feelings. Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com)

  • Episode 8 - A Wrinkle in Time

    Episode 8 - A Wrinkle in Time

    21/02/2018 Duration: 43min

    With the release of a theatrical adaptation on the horizon, Kelly and Emily hop on the bandwagon and tackle Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time". They have questions. So many questions. Infinite questions. And (spoiler alert) they don't find many answers. Why DO so many books have all-knowing, overly-precocious five-year-olds? Come join the wild journey through time, space, and tesseracts. And if you have answers, please tweet them at @ThrowbackBSPod. Seriously. Really. Please. We have so many questions about this book. Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com)

  • Episode 7 - Holes

    Episode 7 - Holes

    08/02/2018 Duration: 38min

    Remember digging holes as a kid, just for the sake of seeing what you can find? Cherish those sweet memories of nostalgia, because this week, digging holes is gonna get TOO REAL. Emily and Kelly settle in to read Louis Sachar's 1998 book, "Holes" and discuss their feelings about onions and their respective lizard attack survival strategies. Twitter: @ThrowbackBSPod Music: "Heartbreaker" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com)

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