Episode | January 2nd, 2023 | 15 mins 36 secs
book club, books, film, monkey off my backlog, music, podcast, podcasting, pop culture, popular culture, reading challenge, tv
Welcome to Monkey off my Backlog, the podcast where we expand our pop culture horizons by exploring movies, music, television, and books that are new to us. Today’s episode is a preview of what’s to come on Monkey off My Backlog. Or as we’re calling it, MoMBl version 2.0. Don’t worry—we’re still tackling backlogs and exorcizing pop culture demons—but we’re excited for some of the changes that we have in store, and we hope that you will be as well!
Episode | October 31st, 2022 | 1 hr 38 mins
amc, anne rice, book review, books, horror, interview with the vampire, lestat, mayfair witches, new orleans, queen of the damned, southern gothic, supernatural, the vampire lestat, the witching hour, tv, tv series, vampire, vampire chronicles, vampires, witches
Tessa and Sam are joined by Emily of TVJawn to discuss Anne Rice and her legacy in vampire and horror fiction, including the 'Interview with The Vampire' novel and AMC adaptation as well as the novel 'The Witching Hour.'
Episode | August 31st, 2022 | 1 hr 12 mins
a desolation called peace, across green grass fields, andy weir, arcane, arkady martine, becky chambers, book club, books, for all mankind, hugo awards, light from uncommon stars, loki, marvel, project hail mary, reading, ryka aoiki, seanan mcguire, she who became the sun, shelley parker-chan, star trek, star trek: lower decks, the expanse, the hugo awards, the martian, the wheel of time, tv, tv show
Join Sam, Tessa, and Lozy as they run down this year's Hugo Awards nominees! In the final part of this series, we break down down the nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, Best Novella, and Best Novel.
The Hugo Awards! Part 2 (Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Best Novelette)
Episode | August 30th, 2022 | 1 hr 6 mins
a snake falls to earth, book club, books, caroline m. yoachim, catherynne m. valente, chaos on catnet, charlie jane anders, darcie little badger, david lowery, denis villeneuve, dev patel, dune, encanto, fran wilde, hugo awards, iron widow, john wiswell, jordan ifueko, marvel, naomi kritzer, naomi novik, oghenechovwe donald ekpeki, reading, redemptor, shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings, space sweepers, suzanne palmer, the green knight, the hugo awards, the last graduate, victories greater than death, wandavision, xiran jay zhao
Join Sam, Tessa, and Lozy as they run down this year's Hugo Awards nominees! In part two of this series, we break down down the nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Best Novelette.
Episode | August 29th, 2022 | 59 mins 27 secs
alix e. harrow, blue neustifter, book club, books, catherynne m. valente, comics, die, far sector, graphic novels, hugo awards, josé pablo iriarte, kieron gillen, lore olympus, majorie liu, monstress, mr. death, n.k. jemisen, once and future, proof by induction, rachel smythe, reading, sarah pinsker, seanan mcquire, short stories, strange adventures, tangles, the hugo awards, the sin of america, tom king
Join Sam, Tessa, and Lozy as they run down this year's Hugo Awards nominees! Today, we'll begin breaking down the nominations for Best Graphic Story or Comic and Best Short Story.
Episode | May 9th, 2022 | 1 hr 23 mins
albums, animated, book, books, bridge of clay, film, help! i'm a fish, literary fiction, markus zuzak, music, tallahassee, the mountain goats, zopilote machine
In our first ever guest hosted episode, Nigel assigns each host pop culture content that is important to her: The Mountain Goats, 'Help! I'm a Fish,' and 'Bridge of Clay.'
Episode | March 7th, 2022 | 1 hr 1 min
age of x-man, beast, bishop, books, brent weeks, bruce campbell, comics, danielle moonstar, ed brisson, fantasy, james franco, jean grey, leah williams, lonnie nadler, magneto, nightcrawler, polaris, sam raimi, sandman, seanan mcguire, spider-man, spider-man 3, storm, the lightbringer, tim seeley, toby mcguire, topher grace, venom, vita ayala, x-23, x-men, x-men comics, x-men: age of x-man, zac thompson
This week, Sam finally finishes 'Spider-man 3,' Tessa reads 'X-men: Age of X-man,' and Andy finishes 'The Lightbringer' series. Plus, what franchises are always on our lists and which ones have we quit?
Episode | February 7th, 2022 | 1 hr 16 mins
a discovery of witches, a promise of fire, amanda bouchet, anatomy: a love story, books, dana schwartz, enemies to lovers, film, fish out of water, forced proximity, greek mythology, jane eyre, kelly quindlen, natalie krinsky, one bed, pride and prejudice, romance, romance tropes, she drives me crazy, the broken hearts gallery, the hating game, upstairs downstairs
Our second romance themed episode! Tessa is joined by Elyse and Melissa to talk favorite tropes, inappropriate grand gestures, and what romance novels they would like to see adapted. Elyse reads 'She Drives Me Crazy,' Melissa watches 'The Broken Hearts Gallery,' and Tessa reads 'A Promise of Fire.'
Episode | November 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 10 mins
amal el-mohtar, books, castlevania, dirty computer, emotion picture, janelle monae, max gladstone, music, netflix, this is how you lose the time war, tv
It's Tessa turn to tell Andy and Sam watch to watch and read this week: 'This Is How You Lose the Time War' by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone, Janelle Monae's 'Dirty Computer [Emotion Picture],' and 'Castlevania'!
Episode | April 26th, 2021 | 55 mins 11 secs
adolescent literature, anime, books, gankutsuou, gankutsuou: the count of monte cristo, if i was your girl, star treak: the original series, star trek, the count of monte cristo, tv, yal, young adult literature
This week, Sam finally watches season 1 of 'Star Trek: The Original Series.' Tessa reads 'If I Was Your Girl,' a young adult novel about a trans girl coming of age in the South, and Andy tells us all about 'Gankutsuou,' an anime adaptation of 'The Count of Monte Cristo.'