Episode 27: Hamilton and Best of 2015


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.


Hamilton: An American Musical
Lin-Manuel Miranda
LMM and This American Life
LMM on Jeopardy!
“Hamilton” is the Very Model of a Modern Fast-Paced Musical
Disney’s Moana
The Wiz Live!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Magic Mike XXL
Inside Out
Carly Rae Jepsen
Walk the Moon
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
The Flash
The Nine Lives of Christmas
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Crosstalk by Connie Willis
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold
Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Mr. Fahrenheit by T. Michael Martin

Justin Bieber: “What Do You Mean?

Adele: “Hello
The Princess and the Prix by Nell Stark
A Lego Brickumentary


Episode 18 Show Notes: Serial Killers with @loather

Episode here.

We had a very special guest this episode: Dolly aka @loather aka one half of the Withdrawn podcasting team (@withdrawntweets) talked with us about serial killers and mysteries in general. And . . . Starbucks? Surprisingly, we did not talk about her star cats.

Here’s Why We Love Serial Killers from Psychology Today
Best Fictional Serial Killers from Ranker
Dead Girls Sold Here” by Anna March for The Rumpus
Circulating Ideas podcast
Patricia Cornwell
Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper – Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell
Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
Thomas Harris
Criminal Minds
Sue Grafton
Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson
Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

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Musical Obsessions
Dolly: “Earned It” by The Weeknd
Anna: “Shut up and Dance” by Walk the Moon
Carolyn: “Can’t Do Without You” by Caribou

Dolly: Fox Confessor Brings the Flood by Neko Case and “F*ck the Police” by J Dilla and The Book of Strange New Things
Anna: Jem and the Holograms comic
Carolyn: The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence by Gavin de Becker and Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Episode 10 Show Notes: Best of the Year and What We’re Looking Forward To

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Introducing our best of 2014 lists, which are both arbitrary and silly (as you might have suspected)! New Year’s resolutions? We should go to more concerts. We should keep better track of things.

Carolyn’s List
Guardians of the Galaxy
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Chocolate” by 1975
How to Get Away with Murder
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Lego Movie
True Detective
Walk the Moon‘s album Talking is Hard

Anna’s List
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Big Hero 6
Randoms from Willy Wonka Candy
1989 by Taylor Swift
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Looking Ahead to 2015
Prudence by Gail Carriger (Book One of the Custard Protocol)
Star Wars Episode VII Teaser Trailer
Inside Out
The Very Thought of You by Connie Willis
IMDB Watchlist feature


The Flash

Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg
Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson et. al