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Nerd Media Wrapup — Game of Thrones, Endgame, and CBS All Access

Nerd Media Wrapup — Game of Thrones, Endgame, and CBS All Access

May 6, 2019

Just like every other pop-culture aware outlet on the internet, it's finally our turn to talk about the recent glut of pure nerd media hitting the big and small screens! Between reaching the end of the first era of the MCU and squinting desperately through the Battle of Winterfell, we've got all sorts of opinions on Endgame, Game of Thrones, Star Trek: Discovery, and the new reboot of The Twilight Zone. It's a bit of a long one, so buckle in friends, and as per usual: note the timestamps if you're avoiding spoilers! 

TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00:00-00:20:52 -- Intro and Current Reads
  • 00:21:11-00:30:10 -- Star Trek: Discovery
  • 00:30:10-00:35:39 -- Twilight Zone Reboot
  • 00:35:39-00:48:02 -- Game of Thrones (through S08E03)
  • 00:48:02-01:09:19 -- Avengers: Endgame
  • 01:09:19-01:12:25 -- Upcoming, Outro, and Outtakes
The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker

The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker

April 22, 2019

It feels like we have been waiting for the entire year for this episode, but only because Lucy Parker is a forever favorite here at House NNIR, and she beyond knocked it out of the park with the Slytherpuff family-secrets-and-reputations contemporary romance, The Austen Playbook, the fourth book in her London Celebrities series. Join us as we talk (spoiler- free) all the things we loved about this book, all the ways Lucy can do no wrong, and the myriad of Game of Thrones ships Kay can rec that Chelsea will nope out of like her life depended on it!

TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00 - 26:49 - Intro and Current Reads
  • 26:49 - 45:00 – Discussion of The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker
  • 45:00 - 47:17 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera

American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera

April 8, 2019

We know y'all know just how excited we've been to talk about this book, and today is finally the day! We sat down to talk all about American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera, an absolute bombshell of a debut novel that will leave you in a puddle of emotions and starving for Afro-Caribbean food. 

TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00 – 24:22 – Intro & Current Reads
  • 24:22 – 41:22 – Discussion of American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera
  • 41:22 – 44:09 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

 

The True Queen by Zen Cho

The True Queen by Zen Cho

March 25, 2019

We're back, friends, and so beyond thrilled this week to be talking about our first ever adult fantasy book, The True Queen, as the tentpole book of the podcast. Bear with us as we take several tangents this week (Grey's Anatomy! The TOR library embargo! Which Gilmore Girls boyfriend is actually the worst?!) all while gushing about just how much we loved this follow-up novel to Zen Cho's Sorcerer to the Crown.

TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00 – 23:16 – Intro & Current Reads
  • 23:16 – 43:55 – Discussion of The True Queen by Zen Cho
  • 43:55 – 48:53 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
And Never Been Kissed by thehoyden and twentysomething

And Never Been Kissed by thehoyden and twentysomething

March 11, 2019

Forgive us, friends, but we're mixing things up again! We'll be back in a few weeks with our discussion of The True Queen by Zen Cho (as promised!) but until then, strap in for a whole heaping dose of feelings about hockey, Pittsburgh, and the genre-defying power of transformative work. We're so thrilled to finally be reading a novel-length fic as the focus of our episode, and couldn't think of a better one to start with than "And Never Been Kissed" by the hoyden and twentysomething! 

TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00 - 03:01 – Intro & Updates
  • 03:01 - 24:31 – Hockey Fic Recs
  • 24:31 - 46:41 – "And Never Been Kissed" by thehoyden and twentysomething
  • 46:41 - 50:24 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano

A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano

February 25, 2019

Y'all, we are back this week with a book that was just the biggest of warm, magical hugs. We so adored A Sprinkle of Spirits, the second book in Anna Meriano's absolutely delicious Love, Sugar, Magic series, and we tried our best to be gushing adoration while being sparing in our spoilers! So tune in to hear all about our love for witch books, our differing opinions on ghost stories, and a surprising number of Law and Order: SVU mentions.

TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-20:24 – Intro & Current Reads
  • 20:24-33:52 – A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
  • 33:52-38:17 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

February 11, 2019

We are so incredibly glad to be back, friends! As always, we loved having a little bit of R&R during our holiday break, but we missed all your faces dearly :) Today we're back with a vengeance, coming at you with ten media recs a piece before we launch in to our discussion of the amazing, incandescent, totally delicious Alyssa Cole novella Once Ghosted, Twice Shy. Stick around until the end for some important Patreon updates as well as to find out what we're reading over the next few weeks!

TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-49:53 – Intro & Current Reads
  • 49:453-1:02:53 – Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole
  • 1:02:53-1:08:10 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

For more information, see the About the Show page, and to get in touch with us at all our various internet hangouts, check the About the Hosts page. If you’d like to support us on Patreon, you can do that here.

Romance and Randomness with Amanda

Romance and Randomness with Amanda

December 31, 2018

Happy end of the longest year in recorded history, friends! In our last episode of 2018, we talk to dear friend of the pod Amanda about ALL THE THINGS. You can check her out on Book Riot, Barnes & Noble, Bookpage, and Smart Bitches.

Thanks again to everyone who listened and read along with us this year. You have no idea what a bright spot you were for us and we can't wait to see what 2019 has in store for us. Happy New Year, all!

TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-28:46 – Intro & Current Reads
  • 28:46-1:20:00 – Q&A and Chat with Amanda
  • 1:20:00-1:23:00 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

MEDIA MENTIONS FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:

For more information, see the About the Show page, and to get in touch with us at all our various internet hangouts, check the About the Hosts page. If you’d like to support us on Patreon, you can do that here.

Upcoming Episodes

February 11 Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole
February 25 The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Found Families with Di

Found Families with Di

December 17, 2018

It's Monday, which means it's our third week in our huge December Guestravaganza and it's time to talk about one of our absolute favorite tropes of all time - found families! We sat down with long-time friend of the pod, Di (who you can also find over at AO3 as kerrykhat), to just kind of chat our way through some of our favorite found family media properties and what it is we love so much about this genre-spanning trope!

TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-27:50– Intro & Current Reads
  • 27:50-47:18 – Found Families Discussion
  • 47:18-49:41 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
Captain America featuring Jenny from Reading the End

Captain America featuring Jenny from Reading the End

December 10, 2018

We're back for our second week in a row of our December Gueststravaganza and we both want to say, this one feels like it has been a long time coming! We've long raved about how much we love the Reading the End podcast, and the two inestimable Jennys who host it. It was our pleasure to sit down with Gin Jenny to discuss all things Captain America, a truly great combination!

So buckle up, friends, for a longer episode in which we revel in our Steve Rogers feelings (and attempt to extract them from our Chris Evans feelings), discuss the tagging systems all major publishers would adopt, and remember that, surprising no one, Chelsea was Team Tony well before she was Team Cap. As a last note, friends, we want to thank you guys for bearing with us as we catch up on transcripts. Between Work, Life, and Technology, we got a bit behind but we promise, we'll be caught up soon! 

TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-24:17– Intro & Current Reads
  • 24:17-01:20:44 – Captain America discussion & Fic Recs
  • 01:20:44-01:23:19 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes