77: So It Kurt Vonnegoes

There’s no getting around it, this episode on Kurt Vonnegut’s seminal novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, is big. A big, meaty episode all about time, space, war, trauma, and also, for absolutely no reason at all, French philosopher Michel Foucault’s weird bald head. …

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76: The House on Mascot Street

What do Iowa tourism slogans, college mascots, Mel Gibson movie corrections, Miami Dolphins draft options, and institutionalized racism all have in common? Probably more than you think but mainly they’re all things we end up somehow talking about in the …

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March Mini-Madness 4: Adaptation-Hating with The Narcissist Cookbook

Woah! New episode on a Tuesday?! Yes, we’re sitting at the razor’s edge of both March and madness as Matt Johnston aka The Narcissist Cookbook joins Megan to share his feelings on HBO’s adaptation of the His Dark Materials novel …

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March Mini-Madness 2: Witcher-Guessing with Joe from Life, Death, and Taxonomy


Witcher? I hardly know her! March Mini Madness continues as Megan is given a lesson in Witcher Literature (Witcherature) by Joe Raspolich, co-host of Life, Death, and Taxonomy. ┬áTogether they’ll play guessing games, critique Witcher world fashion, contemplate destiny, mispronounce …

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March Mini-Madness 1: Book-Shaming with Kate from Ignorance Was Bliss


Our first entry into Miniaturized Madness in March is with Webby-nominated(!) Kate Wallinga, host of Ignorance Was Bliss and co-host of LifeWorld. Megan and Kate ostensibly discuss the pointless pedantry of book-shaming someone for not having read something but quickly …

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74: Oh No! Clip Show

RJ has officially left ON!LC HQ and Megan is totally handling it super well (he’s fine, it’s fine, we’re fine). Until your favorite book idiots are reunited, please enjoy this retrospective of some of our greatest hits and relive the …

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