Episode 24: What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky

We’re back this week, talking about What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky: Stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah.

We discuss: some “punch-in-the-guts” moments in the stories, reading short stories as collections versus as individual stories, the uplifting idea that you have to deal with your pain— no avoiding it!, thematic connections to Girls (I know, seems a little cray), the role storytelling plays in these stories, the question of whether to look up an author before reading their work or not to look up an author before reading their work ;), our new memoir “Stuck With a White Man,” and we then we get a little toasty at the end.

Olivia drinks: cab or something
Ashley drinks: some unnamed white wine

We read: What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah
Up next: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Music by: Matt Costa

 

Episode 23: Freedom is a Constant Struggle

Hey hey hey y’all! We’re back with episode 23! This week, we discuss Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis.

We discuss: (duh duh duuuuh) INTERSECTIONALITY, global and community-minded viewpoints, our Palestine blindspot, the abolition of prisons, prison-made products, the necessary reminder that steps forward are steps in the right direction, resistbot, and mooooore.

Olivia drinks: coffee (with RUM!)
Ashley drinks: coffee por sí mismo (sad face)

We read: Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
Up next: What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Music by: Matt Costa