Unbound with Trish and Jess

A podcast about books, and giving your opinion when no one asked.
For their final ever podcast, Trish and Jess read one of Trish's all time favorites, "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. They get a little choked up discussing the heartbreak of the multiple characters who don't make it to the end of this novel that takes place in WWII Germany and get off track onl...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
For the final two episodes of Podcast Unbound, Trish and Jess pick books they love for the other to read. Our hosts discuss bookstores they've recently frequented, which requires discussion of Jess's dislike for BAM. Rob Lowe, after being a nonentity for the entirety of previous episodes, finds h...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
It's mid-August and Trish has already reached her goal of reading 52 books this year, so Jess and Trish discuss her updated reading goals. In spite of this reading high, Trish shares her recent literary low when she realizes she's been mispronouncing a word for a long time. Jess and Trish then sh...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
Before getting into their book this month, Trish and Jess discuss some of their recent reads and book purchases, including 2nd person novels where mothers disappear and turn into birds and old school detective novels that are disappointingly creepy. They then asses “In the Time of the Butterflies...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
Trish and Jess talk about times they've been assholes, including Jess mispronouncing the word detritus on the podcast and in her personal life for forever. They also talk about the asshole main character in the beautiful, sparsely written "This is How You Lose Her" by Junot Diaz. Next month they ...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
Trish and Jess read "The Girl with All the Gifts" by M. R. Corey this month, and Trish is forced to start questioning why she has read 5 books in the last year in which people attempt or are successful in turning into some kind of tree. Trish also begins to soul search why she hasn't read as many...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3

Mute

Unbound with Trish and Jess 47m 46s

For the first time, Jess and Trish review a book which it turns out they both despise, "Mute" by Piers Anthony. Not even telekinetic chickens can save this misogynistic piece of old sci-fi. Trish suspects even the person who wrote the description for the back cover wasn't able to finish it, as Mi...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
Jess and Trish talk about fake mermaids and true love while discussing "The Museum of Extraordinary Things" by Alice Hoffman. They also break down some important though unconnected topics, like if the new Beauty and the Beast movie is gonna be good. They end with one of their favorite Top 5s ever...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
Trish and Jess disagree about a variety of books from beginning to end. Trish fails to appreciate "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman the way it deserves, but they agree entirely that "Purple Hibiscus" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is great, and that the character development was clear ...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
One of the best things about Leah is that she has a Pinterest board named "Mug Life," but it also is great that she was our guest in Jan! We talked about hot cheese, all while discussing "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrick Backman. Leah and Trish describe their love of the cantankerous old man with a ...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
Trish and Jess check in about books they got for Christmas, how their respective apartments are filling with books despite best efforts, and Jess's last ditch attempt to read a book a day for the rest of the year to reach her yearly goal. They then discuss Girl in Blue Coat by Monica Hesse, which...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
Before Trish and Jess review "Endless Night" by Agatha Christie, they commiserate on their apartments filling up with books despite their best intentions and check in about their reading goals for the year. Trish has already read more books than weeks in the year, and Jess makes plans to power th...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
It's Podcast Unbound's 2 year anniversary! Our only regret so far is how weird our recorded voices are. This month's book is Pigtopia by Kitty Fitzgerald because we found two copies at a consignment store. We share our mutual horror at having picked yet another book that ended up having weird sex...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
Trish and Jess compare and contrast books with vaguely similar titles they found at a consignment shop: the Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory vs The Case of the Constant Suicides by John Dickson Carr. Trish reports historical princesses are weird pervs and Jess is unable to explain why a Scot...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
Welcome to our August episode where we talk to our friend Jason, who has chosen “The Dwarves” by Markus Heitz for us to read. We talk about potential dwarven hankey-pankey, wizard betrayal, and why so much ham gets eaten. We round the episode out with our top five lines from a book. Next month we...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3

Hyde

Unbound with Trish and Jess 34m 46s

Ok, back on track! This month, we enjoy some bad-boy time with “Hyde” by Daniel Levine. This episode contains bad rosé, all sorts of weird sex things none of us expected, and Star Trek top five. Next month, we read The Dwarves by Markus Heitz with a special guest.  (Music credit: “Books” by Minde...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
And a belated Happy Father's day to you all! To celebrate we asked Jess's Father, Gary, to join us in a discussion of his favorite book, "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver. Hear how this book ruined us for other books. Top 5 for this month? Bad Dads. Next month, we read, "Hyde" by Danie...
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3

Beloved

Unbound with Trish and Jess 57m 12s

Trish and Jess start with a chat about what else they've been reading recently, which included Joe Hill's newest novel, BuzzFeed articles, and essays about the Polyvagal Theory. They move on to talk about the powerful heartbreak of Toni Morrison's "Beloved." They qualify when they are willing to ...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
Jess and Trish overestimate how much wine they can reasonably drink before podcasting. They share the professional writers they wish wrote fanfic before assessing "The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend," by Katarina Bivald. They both are passionately distressed by an unrealistic depiction of stew...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3

Zorro

Unbound with Trish and Jess 54m 14s

Jess and Trish drink a bottle and a half of wine before playing judge a book by its title. A life changing event takes place when one of them actually guesses one correctly!! Who and which book? You'll have to listen to find out. They then discuss "Zorro" by Isabelle Allende, and touch upon plot ...
NSFW
[DELETE] [EDIT] MP3
Receive an e-mail digest when there's new content