Episode 93: Basketball! Basketball!! Basketball!!! with @skeskali and @DebTorres54

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In this episode, we talk basketball with Cecily of The Riverdale Rag and Deb, sharing our personal basketball histories and favorite teams, coaches, and players. When we recorded the episode, the winner of this year’s WNBA championship was still in doubt, but since then the STORM have claimed the title, to the delight of many.

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Links

Atlanta 1996 Olympics
Iowa girls’ basketball
Title IX
Utah Starzz
WNBA history
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Seattle Storm
Phoenix Mercury
Minnesota Lynx
Los Angeles Sparks
Detroit Shock

Song:
Basketball” by Kurtis Blow

Movies:
Love and Basketball
Hoop Dreams
Hoosiers
LeBron James Trainwreck scene
Teen Wolf
Space Jam
Semi-Pro

Books:
Loose Balls by Terry Pluto
Romancing the Zone by Kenna White
Slamdunked by Love by Jamie Wesley
Sum It Up by Pat Summitt
In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle by Madeleine Blais
Counting Coup by Larry Colton
Standing Tall by C. Vivian Stringer

Coaches:
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Pat Summit
Elaine Elliott
Cheryl Reeve
Dawn Staley
Geno Auriemma
Sue Guevara
Curt Miller

Players:
Elena Delle Donne
Nneka Ogwumike
Breanna Stewart
Sue Bird
Candace Parker
Brittney Griner
Liz Cambage
Chelsea Gray
Janel McCarville
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Diana Taurasi (kisses Seimone Augustus)
Cynthia Cooper
Teresa Weatherspoon
Jennifer Azzi
Cheryl Miller
Nancy Lieberman
Ann Meyers
Yolanda Griffith
Tina Thompson
Sheryl Swoopes
Swin Cash
Rebecca Lobo
Lindsay Whalen
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Seimone Augustus
Maya Moore
Natalie Williams
Rebekkah Brunson
Asjha Jones
Can you believe Diana Taurasi is married to Penny Taylor?
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Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe

Musical Obsessions
Deb: “Drive Slow” by Chastity Brown
Cecily: “Style” by Prince
Anna: “Sweet Georgia Brown” as used by the Harlem Globetrotters
Alene: “Michael Jordan” by Kendrick Lamar

Obsessions
Cecily: Kdramas on Netflix–Mr. Sunshine
Deb: fish tacos
Anna: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Alene: The Romantic Comedy–The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely and Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

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Episode 8 Show Notes: Revisiting and Sequels

In this episode, we dive deeper into the topic of re-reading, re-watching, and otherwise revisiting pop culture, which led naturally into the question of sequels–thanks, @younglibrarian!–only a few of which are more popular than the original properties!

Come and read Stephen King’s It with us!

Links:

It by Stephen King
A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving” — Gilmore Girls S3 episode 9
Gail Carriger (on Twitter @gailcarriger)
Miracle and Other Christmas Stories and “All Seated on the Ground” by Connie Willis
Superfudge books by Judy Blume
The Princess Bride
Spaceballs
The Godfather
Real Genius
The Care Bears Movie
Grease 2
Avengers & sequel
Iron Man & sequels
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Star Wars Episode 1 (technically a prequel)
Speed 2
Highlander II: The Quickening
Blues Brothers 2000
Batman & Robin
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Lost Boys: The Thirst
Basic Instinct 2
Teen Wolf Too
American Psycho II: All-American Girl
The Jewel of the Nile
Romancing the Stone
Toy Story 2
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Batman Returns
The Silence of the Lambs
The Book of Sequels by Henry Beard, Christopher Cerf, and Sarah Durkee
Manhunter
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Angel
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Benson
Soap
Hastily googled list of TV spinoffs better than originals
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Clue

Obsessions
Anna:
The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Same Sex Symbol comedy album by Cameron Esposito

Carolyn:
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness