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Join longtime friends Marci and Ako for a bi-weekly podcast where they discuss fiction, fantasy, and magical realism written by writers from colorful backgrounds! Come for the honest discussions, stay for the complete and utter tomfoolery. Also, no worries if you haven't read the books, we've got you covered!

Latest Episodes

Rivers Solomon's "An Unkindess of Ghost" Part I

EHey ya'll the dynamic duo is back at it again in this month of love and melanin to discuss the sci-fi space adventure "An Unkindness of Ghosts" by Rivers Solomon. Join Marci and Ako through a hilarious and thought provoking discussion of the human experience past, future, and imagined. Intro: 3:04 -17:15 Plot Summary: 17:15 - 55:56 Discussion: 55:56 - 140:00

100 MIN3 d ago
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Rivers Solomon's "An Unkindess of Ghost" Part I

Interview w/ Cori Bratby-Rudd, Editor of "Under the Belly of the Beast"

EHai hai!! So, this week, we had the pleasure of chatting with Cori Bratby-Rudd, editor of "Under the Belly of the Beast." It was a great time, so chill and relax while we talking about the beginnings of The After School and Dissonance Press, our favorite selections from the anthology, and all the ways marginalized folks can unite to reinvent what it means to write! Icebreaker Question: 0:07 - 7:50 Cori's Evolution & the Beginnings of Dissonance Press: 8:08 - 41:42 Under the Belly of the Beast: 41:57 - 1:05:47 Be sure to check out "Under the Belly of the Beast" when it releases on February 22nd! Learn more about Dissonance Press through their website: www.dissonancepress.com . Get in touch with The After School through theafterschoolsubmissions@gmail.com,as well as through their Facebook and Instagram! And lastlyyyyy, join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)!

67 MIN2 w ago
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Interview w/ Cori Bratby-Rudd, Editor of "Under the Belly of the Beast"

Cori Bratby-Rudd's "Under the Belly of the Beast"

EThe dynamic duo is coming at you this Thursday with an Anthology! "Under the Belly of the Beast" is the first work out of the Afterschool and Dissonance Press. The Afterschool is a writers collective that works to emphasize the living, breathing, communal nature of story telling. It is the brain child of the talented, Ryka Aoki, and with the first edition contributed to by many talented writers and edited by Cori Bratby-Rudd, this anthology "Under the Belly of the Beast" asks the reader to examine the nature of all things...beastly. Join Ako and Marci as they laugh, get off track, and discuss... Introduction: 0:00 - 20:30 Initial Thoughts: 20:45 - 51:00 Favorite Picks: 51:12 - 1:15:48 Join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)!

75 MINJAN 17
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Cori Bratby-Rudd's "Under the Belly of the Beast"

Interview w/ Jiaqing Wilson-Yang, Author of "Small Beauty"

ELook at us making it into 2020 with a new episodeeeee! If one of your New Year's Resolutions was to read more then girl you are in LUCK because we're hitting you all with a dope interview with the one and only, Jiaqing Wilson-Yang! Sit back in your New Years glow and tune into our conversation about ancestry, ways to funnel anger, Hazel's perfection, and the meaning of the GOOSE! Introduction: 0:00 - 4:34 Interview: 4:53 - 59:23 Check out Jiaqing on her Facebook or shoot her an email atjiaqingwilsonyang@gmail.com. Check out other books similarly published by Metonymy Press (https://metonymypress.com/)and Brow Books (https://browbooks.com/). Lastly, you can check out more of Jiaqing's work in Nia King's "Queer and Trans Artists of Color Volume 3" (https://artactivistnia.bigcartel.com/product/queer-trans-artists-of-color-volume-3) LASTLYYYYY, join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)!

62 MINJAN 3
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Interview w/ Jiaqing Wilson-Yang, Author of "Small Beauty"

Jiaqing Wilson-Yang's "Small Beauty" Part 2

EHeads up cool kids, this one's a little deep, a little heavy, but very good! So join the dynamic duo as they discuss life, death, and anger in the second half of "Small Beauty". And yes, you guessed it, Hazel is BACK to snatch y'alls wigs in part 2! Intro: 0:00 - 15:15 Summary: 15:30 - 48:30 Discussion: 48:40 - 1:26:30 Join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)!

86 MIN2019 DEC 20
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Jiaqing Wilson-Yang's "Small Beauty" Part 2

Jiaqing Wilson-Yang's "Small Beauty" Part 1

EOof chile, we are BACK for another week, this time to talk about the beautiful and melancholy "Small Beauty" :) Grab a snack and set on some mood lighting as we talk about the beauty of melancholic storytelling, Sandy's tendency to lowwwwkey do too much, and, of course, our queen, the goddess herself--Hazel Henrietta Jenkins (Middle and Last name might be slightly fabricated). Intro/Discussion Question: 2:15 - 16:31 Plot Summary: 16:48 - 35:52 Book Discussion: 36:02 - 1:09:19 Join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)!

71 MIN2019 DEC 6
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Jiaqing Wilson-Yang's "Small Beauty" Part 1

Interview w/ Larissa Lai, Author of "Tiger Flu"

EJoin your favorite Colorful Duo as we interview Larissa Lai, author of "Tiger Flu"! Listen to us discuss everything from the role of lovers in storytelling, coalition building and collateral damage, and the corporate machines that have been running countries long before the internet. Also, just so y'all know -- Larissa Lai holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of Calgary and directs The Insurgent Architects' House for Creative Writing there. Check her out at https://www.larissalai.com/ Join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)!

70 MIN2019 NOV 22
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Interview w/ Larissa Lai, Author of "Tiger Flu"

Larissa Lai's "Tiger Flu" Part 2

E♫ Back seat, windows up, that's the way we like to READ ♫ Anyway, haiiiiiiii, your favorite booksorceresses are back with Part 2 of Larissa Lai's "Tiger Flu"! Grab some wine (or, actually, maybe not...) as we conclude our discussion on this ~interesting~ tale and talk about world-building, the politics of cheating death, our reading habits in high school, and SOOOOOO much MORE! High School Discussion: 2:54 - 18:11 Plot Summary: 18:32 - 46:25 Discussion: 48:26 - 1:13:37*Spoilers from the Black Mirror Episode "San Junipero" 1:01:44 - 1:02:52* Join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)! Support Joamette's amazing kickstarter for Power and Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Volume 2 at (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/powerandmagic/power-and-magic-the-queer-witch-comics-anthology-volume-2) Lastly, play with our friends at Black Nerd Problems at blacknerdproblems.com,@bnplit & @blacknerdproblems on Instagram, and @blknrdproblems on Twitter!

74 MIN2019 NOV 8
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Larissa Lai's "Tiger Flu" Part 2

Larissa Lai's "Tiger Flu" Part 1

EAnd the Blerds are back at it again this week with a sci-fi post-apocalypse story. We got clones, we got feminist communes, we got consumptive mother figures, we got predatory corporations, we got regeneration, and we got questions--oh, do we gotquestions! Join Marci and Ako as they take a tour through this novel and contemplate how to stop the apocalypse with love! Intro/Discussion Question: 1:10 - 18:00 Plot Summary: 18:15 - 50:37 Story Discussion: 50:51 - 73:07 Join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)! ALSO, play with our friends at Black Nerd Problems at blacknerdproblems.com,@bnplit & @blacknerdproblems on Instagram, and @blknrdproblems on Twitter!

73 MIN2019 OCT 25
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Larissa Lai's "Tiger Flu" Part 1

Justina Ireland's "Dread Nation" Part 2 (feat. Curtis from IFTGB)

EWhat's good lovebugs?! So, for the first time in CPBC history, we're actually going to be joined by a guest during our discussion section! This guest's name is Curtis and he is the creator of the podcast and website, I Found This Great Book! Join the three of us as we wrap up our discussion of "Dread Nation" and discuss how shamblers lowkey might be the good guys, how Jackson clearly has teleportation abilities, Sue's fall from relevance, and so much MORE! Hypothetical Shambler Discussion: 3:42 - 9:24 Plot Summary: 9:40 - 49:19 Discussion WITH CURTIS: 49:29 - 1:39:42 Join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)! Support Curtis' amazing initiative to build a directory of Black Mystery Novels at IFoundThisGreatBook.com Lastly, play with our friends at Black Nerd Problems at blacknerdproblems.com, @bnplit & @blacknerdproblems on Instagram, and @blknrdproblems on Twitter!

102 MIN2019 OCT 11
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Justina Ireland's "Dread Nation" Part 2 (feat. Curtis from IFTGB)

Latest Episodes

Rivers Solomon's "An Unkindess of Ghost" Part I

EHey ya'll the dynamic duo is back at it again in this month of love and melanin to discuss the sci-fi space adventure "An Unkindness of Ghosts" by Rivers Solomon. Join Marci and Ako through a hilarious and thought provoking discussion of the human experience past, future, and imagined. Intro: 3:04 -17:15 Plot Summary: 17:15 - 55:56 Discussion: 55:56 - 140:00

100 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Rivers Solomon's "An Unkindess of Ghost" Part I

Interview w/ Cori Bratby-Rudd, Editor of "Under the Belly of the Beast"

EHai hai!! So, this week, we had the pleasure of chatting with Cori Bratby-Rudd, editor of "Under the Belly of the Beast." It was a great time, so chill and relax while we talking about the beginnings of The After School and Dissonance Press, our favorite selections from the anthology, and all the ways marginalized folks can unite to reinvent what it means to write! Icebreaker Question: 0:07 - 7:50 Cori's Evolution & the Beginnings of Dissonance Press: 8:08 - 41:42 Under the Belly of the Beast: 41:57 - 1:05:47 Be sure to check out "Under the Belly of the Beast" when it releases on February 22nd! Learn more about Dissonance Press through their website: www.dissonancepress.com . Get in touch with The After School through theafterschoolsubmissions@gmail.com,as well as through their Facebook and Instagram! And lastlyyyyy, join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)!

67 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Interview w/ Cori Bratby-Rudd, Editor of "Under the Belly of the Beast"

Cori Bratby-Rudd's "Under the Belly of the Beast"

EThe dynamic duo is coming at you this Thursday with an Anthology! "Under the Belly of the Beast" is the first work out of the Afterschool and Dissonance Press. The Afterschool is a writers collective that works to emphasize the living, breathing, communal nature of story telling. It is the brain child of the talented, Ryka Aoki, and with the first edition contributed to by many talented writers and edited by Cori Bratby-Rudd, this anthology "Under the Belly of the Beast" asks the reader to examine the nature of all things...beastly. Join Ako and Marci as they laugh, get off track, and discuss... Introduction: 0:00 - 20:30 Initial Thoughts: 20:45 - 51:00 Favorite Picks: 51:12 - 1:15:48 Join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)!

75 MINJAN 17
Comments
Cori Bratby-Rudd's "Under the Belly of the Beast"

Interview w/ Jiaqing Wilson-Yang, Author of "Small Beauty"

ELook at us making it into 2020 with a new episodeeeee! If one of your New Year's Resolutions was to read more then girl you are in LUCK because we're hitting you all with a dope interview with the one and only, Jiaqing Wilson-Yang! Sit back in your New Years glow and tune into our conversation about ancestry, ways to funnel anger, Hazel's perfection, and the meaning of the GOOSE! Introduction: 0:00 - 4:34 Interview: 4:53 - 59:23 Check out Jiaqing on her Facebook or shoot her an email atjiaqingwilsonyang@gmail.com. Check out other books similarly published by Metonymy Press (https://metonymypress.com/)and Brow Books (https://browbooks.com/). Lastly, you can check out more of Jiaqing's work in Nia King's "Queer and Trans Artists of Color Volume 3" (https://artactivistnia.bigcartel.com/product/queer-trans-artists-of-color-volume-3) LASTLYYYYY, join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)!

62 MINJAN 3
Comments
Interview w/ Jiaqing Wilson-Yang, Author of "Small Beauty"

Jiaqing Wilson-Yang's "Small Beauty" Part 2

EHeads up cool kids, this one's a little deep, a little heavy, but very good! So join the dynamic duo as they discuss life, death, and anger in the second half of "Small Beauty". And yes, you guessed it, Hazel is BACK to snatch y'alls wigs in part 2! Intro: 0:00 - 15:15 Summary: 15:30 - 48:30 Discussion: 48:40 - 1:26:30 Join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)!

86 MIN2019 DEC 20
Comments
Jiaqing Wilson-Yang's "Small Beauty" Part 2

Jiaqing Wilson-Yang's "Small Beauty" Part 1

EOof chile, we are BACK for another week, this time to talk about the beautiful and melancholy "Small Beauty" :) Grab a snack and set on some mood lighting as we talk about the beauty of melancholic storytelling, Sandy's tendency to lowwwwkey do too much, and, of course, our queen, the goddess herself--Hazel Henrietta Jenkins (Middle and Last name might be slightly fabricated). Intro/Discussion Question: 2:15 - 16:31 Plot Summary: 16:48 - 35:52 Book Discussion: 36:02 - 1:09:19 Join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)!

71 MIN2019 DEC 6
Comments
Jiaqing Wilson-Yang's "Small Beauty" Part 1

Interview w/ Larissa Lai, Author of "Tiger Flu"

EJoin your favorite Colorful Duo as we interview Larissa Lai, author of "Tiger Flu"! Listen to us discuss everything from the role of lovers in storytelling, coalition building and collateral damage, and the corporate machines that have been running countries long before the internet. Also, just so y'all know -- Larissa Lai holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of Calgary and directs The Insurgent Architects' House for Creative Writing there. Check her out at https://www.larissalai.com/ Join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)!

70 MIN2019 NOV 22
Comments
Interview w/ Larissa Lai, Author of "Tiger Flu"

Larissa Lai's "Tiger Flu" Part 2

E♫ Back seat, windows up, that's the way we like to READ ♫ Anyway, haiiiiiiii, your favorite booksorceresses are back with Part 2 of Larissa Lai's "Tiger Flu"! Grab some wine (or, actually, maybe not...) as we conclude our discussion on this ~interesting~ tale and talk about world-building, the politics of cheating death, our reading habits in high school, and SOOOOOO much MORE! High School Discussion: 2:54 - 18:11 Plot Summary: 18:32 - 46:25 Discussion: 48:26 - 1:13:37*Spoilers from the Black Mirror Episode "San Junipero" 1:01:44 - 1:02:52* Join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)! Support Joamette's amazing kickstarter for Power and Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Volume 2 at (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/powerandmagic/power-and-magic-the-queer-witch-comics-anthology-volume-2) Lastly, play with our friends at Black Nerd Problems at blacknerdproblems.com,@bnplit & @blacknerdproblems on Instagram, and @blknrdproblems on Twitter!

74 MIN2019 NOV 8
Comments
Larissa Lai's "Tiger Flu" Part 2

Larissa Lai's "Tiger Flu" Part 1

EAnd the Blerds are back at it again this week with a sci-fi post-apocalypse story. We got clones, we got feminist communes, we got consumptive mother figures, we got predatory corporations, we got regeneration, and we got questions--oh, do we gotquestions! Join Marci and Ako as they take a tour through this novel and contemplate how to stop the apocalypse with love! Intro/Discussion Question: 1:10 - 18:00 Plot Summary: 18:15 - 50:37 Story Discussion: 50:51 - 73:07 Join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)! ALSO, play with our friends at Black Nerd Problems at blacknerdproblems.com,@bnplit & @blacknerdproblems on Instagram, and @blknrdproblems on Twitter!

73 MIN2019 OCT 25
Comments
Larissa Lai's "Tiger Flu" Part 1

Justina Ireland's "Dread Nation" Part 2 (feat. Curtis from IFTGB)

EWhat's good lovebugs?! So, for the first time in CPBC history, we're actually going to be joined by a guest during our discussion section! This guest's name is Curtis and he is the creator of the podcast and website, I Found This Great Book! Join the three of us as we wrap up our discussion of "Dread Nation" and discuss how shamblers lowkey might be the good guys, how Jackson clearly has teleportation abilities, Sue's fall from relevance, and so much MORE! Hypothetical Shambler Discussion: 3:42 - 9:24 Plot Summary: 9:40 - 49:19 Discussion WITH CURTIS: 49:29 - 1:39:42 Join the club and get in touch with us through our website (thesecoloredpages.com), Twitter (@TheColoredPages), and our email (thesecoloredpages@gmail.com)! Support Curtis' amazing initiative to build a directory of Black Mystery Novels at IFoundThisGreatBook.com Lastly, play with our friends at Black Nerd Problems at blacknerdproblems.com, @bnplit & @blacknerdproblems on Instagram, and @blknrdproblems on Twitter!

102 MIN2019 OCT 11
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Justina Ireland's "Dread Nation" Part 2 (feat. Curtis from IFTGB)

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