Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!
Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:
- This Week in Comics
Lumberjanes #8, Thor #2, Batgirl #36, Sheltered #13 and Ody-C #1 | The Lumberjanes and the power of friendship save the day in the wrap up of their second story arc, Thor punches out Frost Giants without revealing her identity, and Batgirl...fights crime with anime? I don't know. Issue #36 was leaps and bounds better than #35, but still not great. Sheltered barrels toward its inevitably bloody conclusion with an interesting and troubling look at the bureaucracy of law enforcement. Ody-C is the new genderbent, Greek mythology based comic from Hawkeye and Sex Criminals writer Matt Fraction. It was tl;dr for Becca, but that doesn't stop us from discussing the utter toolishness of Odysseus at length.
- This Week in the Book Report
Audiobooks | We discuss where and why we listen to audiobooks and share with you some of our favorite books and narrators. Looking for more recs? Check out the Audio Publishers Association annual awards and the ALA Odyssey Award.
- Food in Popular Culture
This week, we talk about food in popular culture. Allison talks about Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Hunger Games, and The Bell Jar, while Becca recommends Bob's Burgers and Chef, and her (and everyone else's) new obsession, MasterChef Junior. Grab a snack, you might need it if our discussions of food poisoning and food fetishism don't totally turn you off first. (You can watch the scene we discuss from Tampopo right here, but seriously: we warned you.)
Thanks for listening!