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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 16 - "Rogue" - with special guests Textual Tension!


Guess what, y'all?  It's a very special crossover episode!  We got together with the ladies from Textual Tension and all four of us had to read this piece of crap that Fabio "wrote" so we hope you appreciate what we do for you.

So.  This book.  Jesus fuck.  He's named Ryder Remington (yes really) which is kind of all you need to know.  She's masquerading as a tavern wench to investigate a disappearance.  In, get ready, Charleston.  You know we love it when these books go to South Carolina.

Nobody actually gets sexually assaulted in this book but there's a lot of aggressive bullshit, kidnapping, blackmail, ahistorical jabronis, etc.

Because we did this one in two different states the sound quality is a little off.



Did you know that Fabio had a line of clothing sold at, I shit you not, Sam's Club?  HE DID.

Did you know that this already-embarassing book to carry around came with a goddamned centerfold, completely unrelated to its content?

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I OWN THIS NOW.  I had to pay money for this.  It's been in my house and my car and my workplace.  Why does he look so awkward?!
Did you know that South Carolina cockroaches are easily the length of your little finger and that they fly, but poorly?  And that that makes it worse?

Keep an eye out for our appearance on the Textual Tension podcast!

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