Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!
Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:
- This Week in Comics
Free Comic Book Day, Sheltered #9, Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #4 and Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #3 | Becca breaks down her Free Comic Book Day haul. We're sorry we didn't talk this event up before the fact this year, but for 2015, we're giving you 363 days notice: it's the first Saturday in May. Keep an eye on the Free Comic Book Day Web site to find participating stores and see the free comics. We also talk adolescent doomsday preppers, slowly wrought rebellions and violent gods for modern times.
- This Week in the Book Report
Unexpected hits! This week, we talk about the books and genres we were sure we'd hate, but then that took us by surprise. Find out how we came around to romance novels, self-help guides, and a little series you may have heard of called The Lord of the Rings. As always, you can find the books discussed in this segment on our LibraryThing page.
- This Week on the Soapbox
Allison breaks it down for the many, many people confused by what the First Amendment is and does. (We're looking at you, Donald Sterling defenders.) Here's the xkcd comic sums this up really well, once again.
- Real Ladies: Rivalries
Every fifth episode, we talk real ladies. This time: real lady rivals of the Golden Age of Hollywood. We talk about the antagonistic chemistry Joan Crawford and Bette Davis brought from their real lives to the screen for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and the near-lifelong sibling rivalry between Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland. Bonus: modern day starlets Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart refuse to play that game.
- This Week in Shit You Should Be Listening To
"Julia" by SZA, other auteur R&B artists as recommended by Friend of the Show, Ramón Ramirez
Thanks for listening!