53 Podcast Episodes
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Current Affairs Book Club: The Novels of Sally Rooney
The bestselling novels of Sally Rooney have been subject to endless chatter. She has been hailed as the great millennial novelist by some, her work called "extraordinarily lucid, gorgeous and nuanced." (Washington Post) On the other hand, there are those who say that "Rooney and her readers hope to bask in the self-congratulatory glow of their supposed egalitarianism without ceding any of their accolades." Current Affairs editors Yasmin Nair, Lily Sánchez, and Nathan J. Robinson decided to sit down with Rooney's books and figure out where they stand, whether they "hate" Rooney or are part of the "cult."
7 Jul 2022
528: A Discussion of Sally Rooney's Conversations with Friends, with Rachael Tillman!
The Drunken Odyssey with John King: A Podcast About the Writing Life
On #528, Rachel Tillman and I discuss Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney's debut novel. TEXT DISCUSSED
18 Jun 2022
Sally Rooney’s Manic Pixie Plain Girls
True Romance with Carolina Barlow and Devin Leary
Devin and Carolina cover the very polarizing Kravis wedding outfits and then jump into the beautiful, tragic, pornographic, confusing and sometimes… boring world of Sally Rooney adaptations. Why can’t Frances make friends with someone she hasn’t slept with? What’s the difference between an awkward wombat and an awkward shivering deer in the woods (hint: one is hot)? Is Joe Alwyn a serial killer and did he play Billy Bob Thornton in a movie? Why can’t anyone in these shows be funny? These and many more questions are answered in this episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26 May 2022
Getting Zoomered with Sally Rooney
This week on Getting Literate, Katie and Julia dive into Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends. The gals cover Irish bisexuals, online affairs, and theorizing on the spot. Katie identifies way too much with Frances, and Julia things tech is opening the door to affairs a little too easily. PLUS: Salinger, Amanda Bynes, and white wine. As always, there's definitely spoilers, so proceed with caution.This week's book was Conversations with Friends, by Sally Rooney. More info at https://www.faber.co.uk/author/sally-rooney/ Intro and outro music by Julia M. This week's drink was white wine. Follow us on social media @gettingliterate for drink recipes and more opportunities to Get Lit, and Get Literate. https://www.instagram.com/gettingliterate/https://www.tiktok.com/@gettingliteratehttps://twitter.com/gettingliterate See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22 May 2022
'Conversations With Friends' & Sally Rooney
Pop Fiction Women
In this episode we are discussing Sally Rooney’s 2017 debut novel, Conversations With Friends, a story about two college students and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple. Like all Sally Rooney novels, we have so many questions: What is a friend? What is a conversation? Can you love more than one person? Is second choice love really love? What is a relationship? What does it mean for a relationship to work out? How do we heal ourselves? How do we find ourselves through love? There is one thing Sally Rooney engenders for us…and that is lots and lots of conversation! ** We start by discussing Frances and Nick and let’s just say - there is A LOT to talk about with these two and their affair. (03:42) ** We discuss the “twist” and contemplate whether Bobbi ultimately drives this entire story. (51:08) ** We debate Bobbi and Frances’ relationship and whether this is the real love story of the novel. (56:04). ** What She Said. How is it possible that we STILL have more Sally Rooney first person quotes to discuss after all the times we covered her and her novels on this podcast? Well, we do. (76:47) ** We’re rabid Sally Rooney fans so clearly we need to take some time to draw connections between all of her novels. (84:42) ** Who won the book? Kate goes very literal and Carinn manages to bring it all back to Taylor Swift! (90:28) ** We discuss our takeaways and homework assignments. We’ve covered so much, but it’s never enough. So stay tuned for our follow-up conversation on this book and our recaps of the upcoming Hulu adaptation! (95:00)
8 May 2022
516: A Discussion of Sally Rooney's Novels, with Rachael Tillman!
The Drunken Odyssey with John King: A Podcast About the Writing Life
On #516 Rachel Tillman and I discuss the novels of Sally Rooney.
26 Mar 2022
"Normal People" by Sally Rooney
Sorry, She's Booked!
This week's book choice is a little different from what Kate & Kenzie normally read! "Normal People" by Sally Rooney is a realistic outlook and experience on relationships and friendships in your early adult life. Kate & Kenzie dive into the feelings this book evokes and the relatability of each character!
14 Feb 2022
Ep. 20: Eternals on Disney+, Twitter memes & Sally Rooney's Beautiful World, Where Are You
In the latest episode of book(ish), Kath and Elle launch into a discussion about Sally Rooney's latest and long awaited novel Beautiful World, Where Are You after a lengthy discussion about the film Eternals now on Disney+ and some thoughts on current affairs and Twitter. Bookchat starts at around 14 minutes in. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bookishpod/message
25 Jan 2022
085 - Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney
Another Book on the Shelf
In Episode 85, Gen and Jette discuss their last book club selection of 2021 — Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney. Gen decided it was about time they jumped on the Rooney train and we had a great time talking about her debut novel. SHOW NOTES: Jette still can't stop talking about Before We Go. Here's the link to the Electric Lit article, "Our Situationship Will Never Be Instagram Official" Keep an eye out for the limited series adaptation of Conversations With Friends, coming in 2022. In the meantime, catch up on the adaptation of Normal People. Read along with our next book club book, the memoir Three Pianos by Andrew McMahon. In our next episode we'll be finishing up Chloe Gong's duology with a conversation about Our Violent Ends. OTHER BOOKS BY SALLY ROONEY Normal People Beautiful World, Where Are You Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook or email us at email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you! Sign up for our newsletter and add us to Pinterest!
5 Jan 2022
Ep 2: Sally Rooney's child-free dinners X grits from Where the Crawdads Sing
read, eat, repeat
In this episode, we discuss Beautiful World Where Are You? by Sally Rooney and talk about the things twenty-somethings eat! Or more to the point, don't eat! What was your fav go-to recipe when you began cooking? Tuna pasta? Chicken risotto? Toast? Gum? Tea? Wine? We talk all of the above. Sal road tests 'grits', a constant cooked by one of our most-loved characters of the past year, Kya (aka The Marsh Girl) from Delia Owens' Where the Crawdads Sing. Sal feeds them to her family who reject it until she comes up with a failsafe way to make any food better ... And we chat about the latest books we're giving the most treasured people in our life this Christmas! Happy days to you and your fav peeps. https://www.instagram.com/read_eat_repeat_podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/readeatrepeatpodcast See www.omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14 Dec 2021