Sam Morris has hosted 194 episodes.
Sam Morris (he/him) is Monkey's resident Gen Xer. He is an assistant professor of English, specializing in young adult literature and secondary English education. Sam writes primarily about music (mostly pop), television, and movies. Elsewhere, he has written about John Green, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games; Hayley Williams as the anti-manic pixie dream girl; and Pearl Jam as utopian philosophers.
Here, he is your source for all things Taylor Swift, Keanu Reeves, Friday Night Lights, and all manner of pop culture trivia. (But not LOST…it’s still too soon.) He may not remember what he had for dinner last night, but he can tell you some obscure fact from an album’s liner notes that he read thirty years ago.
Tessa Swehla has hosted 197 episodes.
Tessa Swehla (she/her) is a co-host and contributor to the podcast Monkey Off My Backlog, who writes about sci-fi, fantasy, horror, romance, and other genre pop culture.
Tessa is a PhD candidate currently writing her dissertation on medical ethics and disability in science fiction. In her spare time, she poisons old men and buries them in her basement, Arsenic and Old Lace style. Just kidding, she doesn’t have a basement…or spare time. Address all pet pictures to @SwehlaTessa on Twitter and all hate mail to @hebrewspaleale.