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Episode 53 - Peyton Place by Grace Metalious (with special guest!)

Today we have a special treat for you - we got Henry from FireStarters   to read Grace Metalious' Peyton Place  with us and let me tell you... it's a real Peyton Place in there. I honestly can't even describe the plot of this book so let me just give you the trigger warnings, I guess?  So this book is trying really hard to shock you, which shouldn't shock you - the stuff that isn't  intentional in it, therefore, is... more shocking?  So on that front look out for rampant 1950's racism that thinks it's progressive including whoa  n-word count and awful depictions of mental illness, including a character who dies by suicide.  The stuff you're here for, though - the Peyton Place  stuff - includes but probably is not limited to because my god: incestuous rape and abuse, secret illegal abortion(s), an industrial carnival accident, a cat strangled in absolutely bizarre circumstances (I mean seriously usually I'm the one freaked out by animal cruelty but t

Episode 1: "The Pride of the Peacock"



Hey, y'all! Welcome to our podcast! Follow us here on Facebook (and on our website, coming soon) to make sure you don't miss an episode. Currently we're a feature on the Collinsport Historical Society podcast, because if you love trashy romance novels I'm gonna bet you also love soap operas with vampires and time travel. In our first episode we discuss Victoria Holt's "The Pride of the Peacock" - which has no sexual assault, even of the fantasy kind. Sadly, it has no sex at all. It does have SO MANY OPALS and a dude everyone calls the Peacock without busting out laughing tho.

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  1. Nicely done ladies with style and swear words and well,ripping bodices! Merry Christmas!

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