The To-Read Pile Podcast

The podcast that reads to you! Great works by (mostly) women. Commentary. Interviews. Cat sounds.

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Episode 15: The Ubiquitous Drummer

15-12-2019

Chs. 7, 8, 9, and 10 stare deeply into the soul of Chicago, and go elbows-deep into tins of lobster, tubes of pheasant, and Mud!! CW: bridges, intentional weight loss

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 77.65MB - Duration: 56:33 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 14: Covering Ground; Chicken?!?

27-08-2019

Chs. 4, 5, and 6 bring travel through Pennsylvania & Ohio, and woes re: luggage and chicken.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 62.91MB - Duration: 45:48 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 13: The Modified Turkey Trot

05-06-2019

Annnnnd we're back! In this appetizer-sized episode, we're reading Chapters 2 and 3 of By Motor to the Golden Gate by Emily Post. One of these chapters is titled A BREAKDOWN. Spoilers, Emily, GOD.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 30.9MB - Duration: 22:30 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 12: I Adore Sitting Under Luggage

23-02-2019

Preface and Chapter 1: "It Can't Be Done; And Yet, It Is Perfectly Simple" Emily breezes past the doubt, worry, and outright disbelief of New York society to pack her bags and drive away.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 38.91MB - Duration: 42:30 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 11: The Auditory Equivalent of a Star Wipe

31-01-2019

Minisode! Excerpts from a ton of things including our Series 2 runner-up and a little tease for the winner. Also: Memoir! The Theeatah! Cat Noises! This is either the best or the worst possible introduction to the To-Read Pile.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 37.01MB - Duration: 40:26 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 10: It's Always the Mother's Fault

20-01-2019

Interview with the charming and hilarious horror expert Tasia Alexopoulos on the ending (book AND show), motherhood, queerness, and so much more. CW: suicide, emotional abuse.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 62.89MB - Duration: 1:08:41 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




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The To-Read Pile is produced, hosted, and soundtrackified by Erin Bardua. Looking for info about special guests? That'll be in the episode descriptions.

Series 2's book isĀ By Motor to the Golden Gate by Emily Post.

In Series 1, we read The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

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