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)




Episode 09: Hill House is Lucky

10-01-2019

Reading Chapter 9, when it all comes together and apart. CW: suicide

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 62.26MB - Duration: 45:20 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 08: Not Counting Milksops

02-01-2019

Chapter 8! This podcast is no longer on team Nelladora. Everyone is pretty much being themselves this episode, but Eleanor is possibly... being Hill House itself? CWs: mucus; songs about child murder

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 69.27MB - Duration: 50:26 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 07: My Passion for Spirits

29-12-2018

Reading Chapter 7! Hill House is falling apart. But first, get ready to boo and hiss for Mrs. Montague and her trusty sidekick, Arthur. CW: alcohol

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 55.92MB - Duration: 1:01:05 m (128 kbps 48000 Hz)




Episode 06: "Do you love me?"

19-12-2018

Chapter 6. Luke disappoints, and has questionable taste in bedtime stories. Nell and Theo finally go on a picnic. CW: alcohol.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 35.59MB - Duration: 38:53 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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