Episode 100: Our Namesake! Connie Willis’s BELLWETHER with @papersquared, @twobossydames, and @aswatki1

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Can you believe there have been a hundred episodes of Bellwether Friends? Well, there haven’t. THIS is the one hundredth episode! Carolyn, Margaret, Sophie, and Ally joined us to discuss our inspiration and beloved novel Bellwether, by our beloved and inspiring Connie Willis, complete with all the digressions you’ve come to love over our past 99 episodes, readalikes, and other suggestions!

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Links
Connie Willis
bellwether
Bellwether
Audiobook (read by Kate Reading)
YouTube: Technique Critique by Wired
Charles Entertainment Cheese
L.O.L. Surprise! dolls
Owlcrate Jr
Connie Willis on library weeding
Jo Walton on Bellwether
Young Miles by Lois McMaster Bujold
To Say Nothing of the Dog on Episode 31
Cory Doctorow on Bellwether

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Exhibit A: Alene’s Bellwether tattoo

Read-/Listen-/Watchalikes
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
The Office
Level Up by Cathy Yardley
Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
Desk Set
Intermediate Thermodynamics by Susannah Nix
His Girl Friday
Working Girl
Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia
Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley

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Each chapter begins with the description of a fad, such as the HULA HOOP

Musical Obsessions
Carolyn: A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships (album) by The 1975, “Love Somebody Like You” by Joan
Ally: “Free Man in Paris” by Joni Mitchell
Margaret: “The Heartache Can Wait” by Brandi Carlile
Sophie: “Precious Lord Take My Hand/You’ve Got A Friend” by Aretha Franklin [mention: “Wonder Woman” by Kacey Musgraves]
Anna: “Somebody to Love” by Queen (or George Michael) [or Glee]
Alene: “When Can I See You Again” by Owl City from Wreck-It Ralph

Obsessions
Carolyn: family karaoke night
Ally: Amelia Bloomer Project committee reading
Margaret: NPR and Boston Globe Best Books coverage: The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding, Odd One Out by Nic Stone, Check Please by Ngozi Ukazu, The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang [mention: Fence by C. S. Pacat]
Sophie: Bodyguard (more in Two Bossy Dames)
Anna: Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart (there’s no sex in space!)
Alene: Not Your Sidekick and Not Your Villain by C. B. Lee

@aswatki1, @papersquared, @mrsfridaynext, @twobossydames, @atvpodcast, @sophiebiblio

Pop Culture Happy Hour on The Favourite

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Episode 27: Hamilton and Best of 2015

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After three months away, we are back to discuss Hamilton (one of us is an expert and one is not) and discuss some of our highlights for 2015. And make an important announcement. Thanks to all our fans for your patience and support.

Show notes here.

Episode 16 Show Notes: Comics, Comics, Comics!

Episode here.

In this episode, Anna took the wheel after reading Amy’s post “Comics Aren’t For Girls.” We tackled comic strips, webcomics, comic books, and graphic novels in our usual rambling and spontaneous fashion.

Links

Comic Strips and Webcomics
Garfield
Family Circus
Doonesbury
Cathy
Nancy
For Better or For Worse
Blondie
Hägar the Horrible
Marmaduke
Tintin
Asterix
Bloom County
Boondocks
The 25 Best Sunday Comic Strips of All Time
Dykes to Watch Out For
Questionable Content
xkcd
PhD
Wondermark
Girls With Slingshots
Hark! A Vagrant
Nimona
Oh Joy Sex Toy
The Non-Adventures of Wonderella
Monster of the Week
John Allison
A Softer World
Prince Valiant
Dinosaur Comics

Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Archie
Josie and the Pussycats
Wonder Woman
ElfQuest
The Warlord
Battlestar Galactica
Dragonlance
Forgotten Realms
X-Men
Green Arrow
Catwoman
Birds of Prey
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Strangers in Paradise
Anya’s Ghost
Smile
Fruits Basket
Bleach
Antique Bakery
Azumanga Daioh
Lumberjanes
Gotham Academy
Princeless
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
Jem and the Holograms
The Infinite Loop
Ms. Marvel
Locke & Key
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
She-Hulk
Captain Marvel
Hawkeye
Sex Criminals
Saga

Obsessions

Carolyn
The Fall
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Anna
The L Word
The X-Files reboot (or whatever you want to call it)
New Vorkosigan book!