The Stacks
The Stacks
Oct 14, 2020
Ep. 133 Stacks on Stacks with Desus and Mero
51 min

Today we welcome two illustrious guests to The Stacks, Desus Nice & The Kid Mero. You know them from the #1 show in late night, Desus & Mero on Showtime, and their podcast Bodega Boys. The pair are now New York Times Best Selling authors with the release of their book God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx. Today we talk about the consumption of culture, the importance of growth and accountability in comedy, and the Bronx, of course.

The Stacks Book Club selection for October is The Autobiography of Malcom X as told to Alex Haley, we will discuss the book with Marc Lamont Hill on October 28th.

You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/10/14/ep-133-desus-and-mero


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When In Romance
When In Romance
Book Riot
E71: Feathers, Scales, and an Accidental Kidnapping
It’s recommendation request time!! Jess and Trisha offer recs to readers looking for soapy drama, storylines related to social justice, SFF without the alpha males, funny and quirky narrators, and more.  This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations personalized to your reading life; First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy (KidsBuzz); and Just the Two of Us by Ryu Hyang with POPPYPUB and KPIPA. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for our Kissing Books newsletter! News  No news on this episode, but Jess did recommend Crash Landing on You (available on Netflix). Books Discussed The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker The Rakess by Scarlett Peckham After the Wedding by Courtney Milan Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras The Key to Happily Ever After by Tif Marcelo Life is Sweet by Lily Seabrooke Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin Thirsty by Mia Hopkins Guarding Temptation by Talia Hibbert The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite Open House by Ruby Lang The Undoing by Shelly Laurenston The AI Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole The Rose by Tiffany Reisz Strange Love by Ann Aguirre Intercepted by Alexa Martin Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur  So Forward by Mina V. Esguerra The Bollywood Bride and Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev Rumor Has It by Cheris Hodges Theirs for the Night and Forever Theirs by Katee Robert Lush Money by Angelina M. Lopez More recommendations still to come, and as always, feel free to send us your thoughts and questions! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
59 min
SFF Yeah!
SFF Yeah!
Book Riot
E92: Our Picks for Holiday Gifting!
Sharifah and Jenn answer some listener book questions and recommend their sci-fi and fantasy picks for holiday gift-giving this year. This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations personalized to your reading life, Tor Books and Kalipso by Marie Blanchet. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! Questions 1. Hi! I have the stereotypical hard to buy for husband. He’s a big epic Sci-fi/fantasy fan. He loves the Expanse series, Game of Thrones, Peter F. Hamilton, Jeff Vandermeer, and Neal Stephenson. He’s also likes NK Jemison’s series and Octavia Butler. Any ideas for some new author or series? Thanks so much! -Melanie 2. I would love some great winter fantasy books to curl up with over this holiday season. Living in Florida I don’t really experience a winter unless I travel, which is obviously not happening this year, so I get all of my snow feels from books. I loved Katherine Arden’s series and I already have Sisters of the Winter Wood on my TBR. I lean towards fantasy, but if you have a great sci-fi rec then that would be awesome too! Thanks so much, y’all are amazing! -Liza 3. Hi, This year for Christmas, my sister and I are buying each other books so she’s writing in to When in Romance to request a recommendation and I’m writing into y’all. I’m looking for something in the vein of Orphan Black, Ex Machina, Dollhouse and the Villains duology by V.E. Schwab. The best way I can think of to describe is: amoral people doing kind of terrible things in the name of science that brings up questions of humanity (but isn’t that just all sci-fi?) Anyway, I’ll put a link to my goodreads at the bottom but it’s kind of a mess so here’s a quick(ish) rundown: I think the only ones already on my radar are Gemsigns and Jurassic Park (even though it’s dinosaurs and not humans, I’m gonna give it a go.) Books I’ve read that seem like they would fit here include: -Never Let Me Go – tbh I probably would have liked this better if it had followed the people that ran the school instead of the kids. -Island of Dr. Moreau – obvious OB connection and it’s been years but I remember loving it. -Frankenstein and Brave New World – putting these together because both of them just weren’t what I was expecting, if that makes sense. -Mila 2.0 – again it’s been years and I remember it being fine but it was the same situation as Never Let Me Go. -Crystal Books Recommended The Poppy War trilogy by RF Kuang (trigger warnings: basically all of them, it’s really brutal) The Green Bone saga by Fonda Lee (Trigger warnings: mentions of sexual assault, suicide and self-harm) Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas (tw: self-harm, disordered eating, hazing) Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko, translated by Julia Meitov Hersey The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (tw: child abuse) Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (tw: harm to children, graphic violence) Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (tw: transphobia) Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu (tw: reference to suicide) The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo The Down Days by Ilze Hugo (TW: child abuse/death; CW: drug addiction, fatphobic language) Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi (all the trigger warnings) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1 hr 7 min
All the Books!
All the Books!
Book Riot
E287: New Releases and More for November 24, 2020
This week, Liberty and Patricia discuss Barely Functional Adult, Ruinsong, Escape Pod, and more great books. This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations personalized to your reading life; Sips By; and Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg. Pick up an All the Books! 200th episode commemorative item here. Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify and never miss a beat book. Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW: Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower by Tamsyn Muir Barely Functional Adult: It’ll All Make Sense Eventually by Meichi Ng What Cats Want: An illustrated guide for truly understanding your cat by Dr. Yuki Hattori  Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology edited by Mur Lafferty & S.B. Divya Ruinsong by Julia Ember Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars: Space, Exploration, and Life on Earth by Kate Greene Seance Tea Party by Reimena Yee Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon, creator of Your Fat Friend WHAT WE’RE READING: Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo Meet Me in Another Life by Catriona Silvey MORE BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK: There’s Only One Danny Garvey by David F. Ross Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things by Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant All Lara’s Wars by Wojciech Jagielski, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (translator) I Remember Everything: Life Lessons from Dawson’s Creek by Erin Hensley, Julia Callahan, Jillian Barthold War Lord: A Novel (Saxon Tales) by Bernard Cornwell Water, Wasted by Alex Branson In Search of a Name: A Novel by Marjolijn van Heemstra The Diplomat’s Wife: A Novel by Pam Jenoff  Dark Tides: A Novel by Philippa Gregory  Not Necessarily Rocket Science: A Beginner’s Guide to Life in the Space Age by Kellie Gerardi  Memory Rose into Threshold Speech: The Collected Earlier Poetry: A Bilingual Edition by Paul Celan, Pierre Joris (translator) Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life by John Gray  How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black   Carving Out a Humanity : Race, Rights, and Redemption by Janet Dewart Bell, Vincent Southerland Tomorrow Will Be Better: A Novel by Betty Smith   Fishing for Dinosaurs and Other Stories by Joe R. Lansdale  Comes a Pale Rider by Caitlín R. Kiernan Passing the Baton: Black Women Track Stars and American Identity (Sport and Society) by Cat M. Ariail See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39 min
Intersectionality Matters!
Intersectionality Matters!
African American Policy Forum
29. Black Men For Trump?: The Overdue Conversation on Patriarchy & Misogynoir in Black Politics
In this “barbershop edition” of Intersectionality Matters, which was recorded live on October 28th, Kimberlé is joined by a panel of activists, scholars, and writers to discuss, patriarchy, misogynoir, and why a small but meaningful minority of Black men, including prominent celebrities like 50 Cent and Ice Cube, are choosing to support President Trump this election. Led by AAPF Co-Founder Luke Charles Harris, this roundtable conversation explores what genuine self-love looks like for Black men, the relationship between racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia in the Black community, and how we can imagine different, more empowering futures for ourselves and our communities. With:
 WADE DAVIS - Former player and first LGBT inclusion consultant at the NFL LUKE CHARLES HARRIS - Co-founder, African American Policy Forum; Associate Professor, Vassar College KIESE LAYMON - Author of Heavy and Long Division; Professor, the University of Mississippi
 MARLON PETERSON - Host of DEcarcerated Podcast; Author of Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist’s Freedom Song (upcoming) ALVIN STARKS - Director of the Equality Team, Open Society Foundations Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)
 Produced by Julia Sharpe-Levine Edited by Asal Ehsanipour, Rebecca Scheckman, and Julia Sharpe-Levine
 Additional support provided by the African American Policy Forum
 Music by Blue Dot Sessions
 Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast
1 hr 6 min
QueerWOC
QueerWOC
QueerWOC
Ep. 96 Ain't Gone Move Without Spirit ft. @itsjujubae
*NOTE* Nikeeta’s computer is raggedy so unfortunately there’s a popping sound in her audio. Please forgive her! I tried to fix it but alas... Nikeeta is solo on this episode...well, kinda. She gives an update about a campaign in upstate NY to provide justice for a Black trans woman, Chanel Hines who’s one of the QueerWOC’s of the week. The other queerwoc of the week is none other than Juju (@itsjujubae) from A Little Juju podcast. Money has a FANTASTIC interview/conversation with Juju that you absolutely do not want to miss! Nikeeta rounds out the show taking a turn at the Tumblr cake questions. It’s no surprise that her answers and Money’s answers are wildly different. Intro by TRUTH of Mother Nature. If you love the intro, listen to their new album Portalz here: https://open.spotify.com/album/0KWoevXqscd4eMWNZpodAE?si=l67fMsjnQUOKuZ89QtCZzA Where to find us: IG & Twitter - @queerwocpod FB - https://www.facebook.com/QueerWOCpod/ Tumblr - www.QueerWOC.com Listen to us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, Castbox, PocketCasts Contribute to QueerWOC via CashApp: $QueerWOCPod Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/queerwocpod Love us out loud by doing The R’s: Rate, Review, Request, Repost, Retweet, and Reply! Use the hashtag #QueerWOC to talk all things the podcast Send us an email or submit your Curved Chronicles: QueerWOCpod@gmail.com QueerWOC of the Week 00:11:26 Support Chanel Hines a Black trans woman who’s fighting for her life here in upstate New York. https://www.gofundme.com/f/legal-help-for-chanel-hines draiser is organized by the Geneva Women's Assembly in conjunction with Chanel's family. Juju Juju’s website: https://www.itsjujubae.com/ Social Media accounts: Twitter and Instagram @itsjujubae & @alittlejujupodcast Community Contributors 00:27:04 New patrons: Veornique, Kandace upped their pledge Cash App: M. Martinez, Dan Borders are fake shoutouts - Wautoma, WI / San Antonio, TX / Federal Way, WA / Hanoi Vietnam/ Port au Prince, Haiti Aviva! Mental Moment with Money 00:31:01 No Mental Moment w/ Money this week but check out last episode’s moment on ‘Compassion Fatigue’ Word 00:31:45 No word this week but Nikeeta has a question for listeners about a topic she wants to do for next episode. Topic 00:34:20 Money’s Interview with Juju! Nov. 19 7pm - 9pm Hoodoo 101 Registration link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoodoo-101-w-juju-bae-tickets-124687376299 Support Juju on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/jujubae Juju’s Booklist that Money mentions: https://www.itsjujubae.com/book-list Topic II 01:43:49 It’s Nikeeta’s turn to take a stab at the Tumblr Cake questions. How on earth does she manage to work Luther Vandross into these damn questions?
1 hr 57 min
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