Archive for April 2019

​In this Unabridged Short episode, we discuss the book-to-film adaptation of Five Feet Apart, a book that began as a screenplay. Our opinions about both the book and the film vary greatly, so check out our take on the film, and then let us know what you think on social media!

 

mentioned in episode

*Rachael Lippincott's Five Feet Apart with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis (book)

*Five Feet Apart (film)


​other resources

*Shannon Maughan's "Moving on Up: 'Five Feet Apart'"


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In this Unabridged podcast episode, we focus on our field trip to the Virginia Festival of the Book, held in Charlottesville, VA, from March 20-24. We offer our impressions of four sessions, including a dream conversation between Jason Reynolds and Laurie Halse Anderson and a serendipitous afternoon when we got to see the April Book Club Book authors Beth Macy (with Chris McGreal) and Jarrett Krosoczka in back-to-back sessions.

You can find out more information about the annual festival here.

 

timeline

*American Addictions: Our Opioids Crisis: 00:00 - 11:31

*Carol Troxell Reader: Jarrett Krosoczka: 11:31 - 17:51

*Hate / Speech: Confronting Discrimination with Free Expression: 17:51 - 29:07

*Writing Tough Topics with Laurie Halse Anderson and Jason Reynolds: 29:07 - 43:17

books mentioned from VA Festival of the Book Authors 

*Beth Macy's Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

*Chris McGreal's American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts 

*Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction

*Arjun Sethi's American Hate: Survivors Speak Out

*Nadine Strossen's Hate Speech: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship

*Laurie Halse Anderson's Shout

*Jason Reynolds's Track series

other mentions 

*Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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In this short Unabridged podcast episode, we share some of our favorite cookbooks and books about food. Each of us talks about how much cooking she does in her home (spoiler alert: one of us just doesn't cook). We also take on how working toward minimalism impacts our cookbook collections.

Our choices range from memoir to investigative nonfiction to the plain old cookboook. 

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our recommendations

Ashley 

*Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day

*Archana Mundhe's The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook  ​

*​Irma S. Raumbauer's Joy of Cooking

 

Jen

*Bianca Bosker’s Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste ​

*Julie Powell’s Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen 

*Elizabeth Bard’s Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes

 

Sara 

*Melissa Joulwan's Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes or Less

*​Jennifer Reese's Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should (and Shouldn't) Cook from Scratch to Save Time and Money

*Michelle Smith's The Whole Smiths Good Food Cookbook: Whole30 Endorsed, Delicious Real Food Recipes to Cook All Year Long 

also mentioned

*Moosewood Cooks Website

*Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

*What's Cooking in Japan?: Healthy Homestyle Recipes Cooked the Kikkoman Way

*Naomi Kijima and Laura Driussi's Bento Boxes: Japanese Meals on the Go

*​Tokiko Suzuki's Japanese Homestyle Cooking

*Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table

*Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

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In this Unabridged podcast episode, we talk about two books that look at drug addiction and its impact on families. Beth Macy's nonfiction book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America shows the bleak situation of the opioid crisis in America by focusing on the situation within three communities along I-81, the "Heroin Highway" in Virginia. Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction is a graphic memoir portraying Krosoczka's own experiences growing up as the son of a heroin addict who continued using throughout his adolescence. 

Spoilers are inevitable throughout our Book Club discussion, so consider whether or not to listen if you haven't yet read the books Dopesick and Hey, Kiddo!

timeline

*Introduction: 00:00 - 02:13

*Dopesick: 02:13 - 49:58

*Hey Kiddo: 50:10 - 70:40

*​Book Pairings: 70:50 - 85:49

*Classroom Connections: 85:50 - 91:33

book pairings 

*Ashley - When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullers and Asha Bandele and Blankets by Craig Thompson

*Jen - David Sheff’s Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey through His Son's Addiction and Nic Sheff’s Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines

*Sara - Ellen Hopkins's Crank (Glass and Fallout are the second and third in the trilogy) and Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls 

other mentions 

*Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

*Chris McGreal's American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

*Netflix's One Day at a Time series

*Yara Zgheib's The Girls at 17 Swann Street

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