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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #68, “Pound Those Yams”

It’s a new year! Welcome to 2017. On our first episode of January, we discuss our reading challenges for the year, share some media we’re excited about, and intro a new culture segment.

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Changes!; 01:08
It’s an intro!

Media Consumed; 02:51
Bone Street Rumba by Daniel José Older
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis
One Day at a Time
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Kimi ni Todoke by Karuho Shiina
The Flash

The scarf:

Media Challenges; 09:39
Kindred by Octavia Butler
Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor
White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Coveted 2017 Media; 13:58
Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner
Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction by Helen Pilcher
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn
Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee
The Wanderers by Meg Howrey
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Waste of Space by Gina Damico
The Stone Sky N.K. Jemisin
The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease by Meredith Wadman
Star Wars: Episode VIII
A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

Outside the Echo Chamber; 23:34
Historic Pioneer Cabin Tree toppled in California storm


Rusty Patched Bumblebee Now an Endangered Species


George R.R. Martin is the most patient human being in the entire universe

45’s most recent press conference.

45 blasts intel agencies for ‘leak’: ‘Are we living in Nazi Germany?

Monopoly Will Let the Internet Vote to Replace All of the Board Game’s Classic Tokens

Support W.E. Can Lead and Be Idris Elba’s Valentine

Hugo Award Nominations Now Open

Hugo Award Spreadsheet

Recommendations; 36:24
Ana: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Renay: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Call Your Rep or the Dystopian Hellscape Will Be Your Fault

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Ana is the co-editor of The Book Smugglers and Book Smugglers Publishing.

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Our cover art is by justira. Our music is by BoxCat Games and our instrumentals are by Chuki. Tracks this week are Meeting MtFox, Classics, Rolling, Mornings, andHappy Summer Love.