Episode 006: Fun Home

Thanks for joining us for this episode, discussing Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Next month we are reading Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson

In this episode we talked about

Dykes to Watch Out For
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language – Usage Panel
MacArthur Genius Grant 
How memories can change 
The Titanic vs. Titanic 
Jack’s death and Mythbusters
Paper momentos and pictures vs. electronic records and photos
The Bechdel / Wallace / Verginia Woolf Test 
Popular movies and the test
The Mako Mori Test 
The Sexy Lamp Test
Ellen Willis Test
Daniel Day Lewis 

Recommended Reads

Trevor: We Watch the Waves by Susan Riley
Erica: Circe by Madeline Miller
Kirsten: Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training by Tom Jokinen
Alan: The Stranger by Albert Camus and Les Jeux Sont Faits by Jean-Paul Sartre

Nerd Words for Word Nerds

Erica: Rumination and rumination in psychology 
Trevor: The Turing Test
Kirsten: Defenestration  and the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast
Alan: Drake at dictionary.com and Urban Dictionary

Books and Media Mentioned

The Diary of Samuel Pepys
And the twitter account @samuelpepys 
Peter and Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths by Graham Annable
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
Anne of Windy Poplars by L. M. Montgomery
Action Jackson
Blade Runner
Degrassi: The Next Generation 
The I’m Upset music video

WPL programs and services mentioned

TD Summer Reading Club 
The IdeaMILL
Inter-Library Loan

 

Time to Read is a production of the Winnipeg Public Library. Your hosts today were Alan Chorney, Kirsten Wurmann, Erica Ball, and Trevor Lockhart. Website by Arryn Seburn and Erica Ball. Our social media guru is Reegan Breu. Audio production and music by Dennis Penner.

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