Eclectic Readers

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

81 episodes of Eclectic Readers since the first episode, which aired on June 13th, 2015.

  • Episode 17: The Star-Touched Queen: You Know You’re in the Underworld When...

    June 15th, 2016  |  59 mins 55 secs

    It’s our first podcast-iversary! We talk about our upcoming read-a-thon and special ‘Cursed Child’ episode (use #EclecticPotter on Twitter to send us your ‘Cursed Child’ questions) and our favorite mythologies before we delve into ‘The Star-Touched Queen.’

  • Episode 16: Eclectic Readers Special: Interview with Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

    May 31st, 2016  |  47 mins 4 secs

    We had a great time speaking with Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, author of the Rabbit Back Literature Society. We talk a little bit about himself from Buffy to what inspired him to write. Then we go back into Rabbit Back to get some answers. And we talk about his new book being released in English.

  • Episode 15: A Sense of an Ending: Meh.

    May 15th, 2016  |  1 hr 8 mins

    We announce a fun event! We talk about moms in the literary world, awesome and crazy. Then we discuss the book where we sensed an ending but it still left us 'meh'.

  • Episode 14: The Rabbit Back Literature Society: So Many Questions, So Little Time

    April 15th, 2016  |  1 hr 6 mins

    We love a book we can dissect and we mention a few. On this month’s book, we focus on the 2 main female characters of the book and crazies theories.

  • Episode 13: Anna Karenina: Come for the Adultery, Stay for the Agricultural Tips

    March 15th, 2016  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Meredith goes BookBub crazy. Susan invites J.K. Rowling to Denver for cake and podcasting. Jeannette asks Finnish listeners to correct her pronunciation. Also! Have you ever lied about reading a book? We discuss the most lied-about books, try to dissect the dense, moody passion of Anna Karenina, and challenge readers to read books with crazy titles and tell us about them.

  • Episode 12: City of Bones: We All Feel Weird

    February 15th, 2016  |  1 hr 18 mins

    Susan makes her triumphant return! Jeannette dislikes the Shadowhunters TV series, but we all like the Magicians show! Also, Tara tweets with Scott McCloud, and Book Bingo is back! Meredith breaks it down if you want to play along at home.

  • Episode 11: The Sculptor: Can We All Have a Pet Metaphor?

    January 15th, 2016  |  1 hr 2 mins

    In this episode, we discuss the validity of the "manic pixie dream girl" and attempt to throw her out the window. Meredith reads her first graphic novel, Jeannette sets a new book-o-lution, and Tara visits DC for their first in person recording session!

  • Episode 10: Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda: I Really Wanted to Like Martin!

    December 15th, 2015  |  1 hr 9 mins

    We welcome guest host, Meredith, to the podcast! We talk about the start of the Eclectic Read-a-thon starting the evening of Dec 19. We list our book wish list for Christmas; just message us for our addresses. And we discuss emotions during the high school years.

  • Episode 9: The Golem and the Jinni: Not the Kind of People You Want to Blackmail

    November 15th, 2015  |  1 hr 11 mins

    We explore humanity through the discussion of two magical characters. Things get philosophical. Susan gets a new Kindle, and Jeannette makes Tara mad. Also! We introduce our Eclectic Readathon, which YOU can join!

  • Episode 8: One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Dream-like Trance

    October 15th, 2015  |  1 hr 4 mins

    We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a classic Hispanic author. We’re not sure if we like being in a dream-like state while following the Buendia family. Ursula is awesome, the women are great, and the men kinda suck.

  • Episode 7: The Magicians: Why You Shouldn’t Write Yourself into Your Novels

    September 15th, 2015  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Publishers are tricksy with comparisons. Placing books in certain genres can also be misleading. Also, everyone agrees that Quentin sucks and Alice is amazing.

  • Episode 6: Girl on the Train: How Creepy is Too Creepy?

    August 15th, 2015  |  1 hr 8 mins

    People watching gone wrong. We discuss the different issues each women have in the book and how awful the men can be. Also, when does people watching become creepy? And some books we did not really enjoy.

  • Episode 5: Kushiel’s Dart: It’s not JUST about Sex

    July 15th, 2015  |  1 hr 12 mins

    In this episode, we discuss Kushiel’s Dart, and give you useful life tips for setting sale prices! Susan and Tara assign Jeannette some summer reading, Jeannette reads at odd times and places, and Tara shares her sexy reading habits.

  • Episode 4: Ready Player One: The Book With An Extra Life

    July 1st, 2015  |  1 hr 7 mins

    In this episode, we discuss one of our favorite Eclectic Readers books of all time: Ready Player One. We chat about dystopias, book blockbusters, and Hollywood’s problem with body positive casting.

  • Episode 3: Wool: Bernard Isn’t So Bad... Except He’s Not

    June 15th, 2015  |  1 hr 4 mins

    We do a little fangirling for the TV show, Shadowhunters, talk about the greater good and pitched a new TV show, Susan’s Adventures in the Silos.

  • Episode 2: The Miniaturist: In Which We Found the Secret Tulip Society

    June 14th, 2015  |  1 hr 6 mins

    In this episode, we love on our libraries, vote for our favorite book club reads, and discuss Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist. Susan defines the difference between observation and being a total creeper, Tara licks language from a bowl, and Jeannette shares a cool Kindle tip!