Two Contemporary American Novels: The Sellout and The Underground Railroad

April 11, 2017

Paul Beatty's The Sellout and Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad are two of the most talked about American titles of the past few years, with Paul Beatty winning the Booker Prize in 2016 and Colson Whitehead taking home the 2016 National Book Award. This week, Stephanie and Michelle discuss The Sellout and The Underground Railroad, and think about why these books have resonated so widely with audiences around the world at this particular moment in time. In this episode, Stephanie predicts that The Underground Railroad will win the Pulitzer Prize, which has now come to pass. Stephanie enjoys being right.


We Need to Talk About Eurus: A Critique/Defence of BBC’s Sherlock

March 31, 2017

The fourth season of the BBC adaptation of Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch recently aired. So what did our hosts think? We join special guest Dr. Jimmy Van to discuss all things Holmesian.


Best Books of 2016

February 1, 2017

What was your favourite book of 2016? Stephanie and Michelle discuss their top three picks.