The Podcast

The Reading the End Bookcast is a twice-monthly podcast about books and literary happenings, featuring the demographically similar Jennys (Whiskey Jenny and Gin Jenny).

You can subscribe to our podcast using the RSS feed (here), or via iTunes.

If you have questions, recommendations, ideas for games, or any comments that you’d like to share with us for the podcast, please send those to our email address, readingtheend (at) gmail (dot) com. We love hearing from you!

Episodes

Episode 70 (9 November 2016) – Funny Books and Dirk Gently

Episode 69 (26 October 2016) – An SF Starter Pack and an SF Game

Episode 68 (12 October 2016) – Sea or Space, Lone Wolves, and Zoraida Cordova’s Labyrinth Lost

Episode 67 (28 September 2016) – Literary Team-Ups and Six of Crows

Episode 66 (14 September 2016) – Fall Book Preview and Rumaan Alam’s Rich and Pretty

Episode 65 (31 August 2016) – Best Eras in History and Charles Burns’s Black Hole

Episode 64 (17 August 2016) – Books We Want More Of and The Regional Office Is Under Attack

Episode 63 (3 August 2016) – Ilvermorny, Too Many Sequels, and Father’s Day

Episode 62 (1 June 2016) – The Only Rule Is It Has to Work

Episode 61 (18 May 2016) – Summer Book Preview and Katie Heaney’s Dear Emma

Episode 60 (4 May 2016) – Science vs Magic and All the Birds in the Sky

Episode 59 (20 April 2016) – Fantastic Beasts, Night Manager, and Banned Books

Episode 58 (6 April 2016) – New Theme Song Reveal!

Episode 57 (23 March 2016) – Dystopian Fiction, and the Forcening Continues

Episode 56 (9 March 2016) – What We Missed in 2015, and the Forcening Begins

Episode 55 (24 February 2016) – Best Literary Couples, and the Hatening Continues

Episode 54 (27 January 2016) – Spring Book Preview and The Hatening (Part 1)

Episode 53 (13 January 2016) – 2015 in Review

Episode 52 (16 December 2015) – Holiday Gift Guide

Episode 51 (9 December 2015) – How to Recommend Books, plus Salman Rushdie’s Latest Novel

Episode 50 (20 November 2015) – Formative Reading, plus Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew

Episode 49 (21 October 2015) – Genderswapped Twilight, Fall Book Preview, and Orhan’s Inheritance

Episode 48 (7 October 2015) – Fictional Morality and Patrick DeWitt’s The Sisters Brothers

Episode 47 (2 September 2015) – Separating Books from Authors and M. J. Carter’s The Strangler Vine

Episode 46 (19 August 2015) – Libraries, a Lurlene McDaniel Game, and Lisa Lutz’s How to Start a Fire

Episode 45 (5 August 2015) – The CW’s Little Women, Spoilers, and Naomi Novik’s Uprooted

Episode 44 (22 July 2015) – Reworking Classic Novels, Alexander McCall Smith’s Emma, and a Return to Polar Explorers

Episode 43 (8 July 2015) – Underutilized Settings and Attica Locke’s Pleasantville

Episode 42 (24 June 2015) – Fictional Fathers, Anna Freeman’s The Fair Fight, and a Slang Game

Episode 41 (10 June 2015) – Guilty Reads, I’ll Give You the Sun, and a Game about Titles

Episode 40 (27 May 2015) – Secondary Characters, Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins, and a Summer Book Preview

Episode 39 (6 May 2015) – Siblings in Books and Priya Parmar’s Vanessa and Her Sister

Episode 38 (22 April 2015) – The Royal We and a Royalty-and-Rebels Game

Episode 37 (1 April 2015) – Kanae Minato’s Confessions and Revenge of the Games!

Episode 36 (17 March 2015) – Books that Scare Us & a Kiran Desai Book that Didn’t Wow Us

Episode 35 (4 March 2015) – Animals in Books and Molly Gloss’s Falling from Horses

Episode 34 (28 January 2015) – Best and Worst of 2014 and Elena Ferrante’s “My Brilliant Friend”

Episode 33 (7 January 2015) – Fictional Workplaces, Mandel’s The Singer’s Gun and a Transportation Game

Episode 32 (17 December 2014) – Serial Books, a Book about a Serialized Game, and a Game about Games

Episode 31 (29 October 2014) – The Children’s Canon, The Pushcart War, and a Newbery Award Game

Episode 30 (15 October 2014) – Correcting the Canon, The Buccaneers, and a Peerage Game

Episode 29 (1 October 2014) – National Book Awards and Bite-Sized Discussions

Episode 28 (17 September 2014) – Gate-Opening Books, Tigerman, and a Pangram Game

Episode 27a (3 September 2014) – Bonus Louisiana Trivia!

Episode 27 (20 August 2014) – Best and Worst of Fictional Schools and Nathan Filer’s The Shock of the Fall

Episode 26 (6 August 2014) – Movie Adaptations, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, and an Adapted Title Game

Episode 25 (23 July 2014) – Half-Year in Review, Sarah Lotz’s The Three, and a Wedding Game

Episode 24 (20 June 2014) – Second Chance Authors, Sleep Donation, and Pulitzer Prize Nominee or Twilight Zone Episode?

Episode 23 (4 June 2014) – Amazon is a Poop, Books Age Fine, and the Jennys Disagree on Italo Calvino

Episode 22 (21 May 2014) – Books for Travel and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder and Scarlet

Episode 21 (7 May 2014) – B-side Books, The People in the Trees, and a Mad Scientist Game

Episode 20a (30 April 2014) – A review of Captain America: S.H.I.E.L.D. of Dreams

Episode 20 (23 April 2014) – Mystery Tropes, a Mystery Novel, and a Game to Herald the Spring

Episode 19 (26 March 2014) – The Slap, Veronica Mars, and Listener Mail

Episode 18 (12 March 2014) – Tournament of Books, The Golem and the Jinni, and a Literary Winter Olympics Game

Episode 17 (26 February 2014) – Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Matt Fraction’s Sex Criminals

Episode16a (14 February 2014) – Special Valentine’s Day Episode!

Episode 16 (12 February 2014) – World War II in Books; Half-Blood Blues; and German or British?

Episode 15a (1 February 2014) – Special Super Bowl Episode: Matching Authors to NFL Teams!

Episode 15 (29 January 2014) – Awards Season, The Luminaries, and New Zealand or Not New Zealand?

Episode 14 (15 January 2014) – Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman

Episode 13b (1 January 2014) – New Year’s Resolutions

Episode 13a (25 December 2013) – Christmas Books!

Episode 13 (11 December 2013) – Music in Books, A Visit from the Goon Squad, and a Game about Similes

Episode 12 (27 November 2013) – Love Story Failures and Eleanor & Park

Episode 11 (13 November 2013) – Criminals in Fiction and Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch

Episode 10 (30 October 2013) – Comfort books, Listen to the Nightingale, and spooky stories

Episode 9 (16 October 2013) – Comics Episode Returns! Iron Man 3, SHIELD, Nova, and Guardians of the Galaxy

Episode 8 (2 October 2013) – Fantastic Beasts movie; food in books; and The Virgins

Episode 7 (18 September 2013) – Defying Genre; We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves; and J. J. Abrams’s Book Trailer

Episode 6 (4 September 2013) – Books as Objects and Night Film

Episode 5 (23 August 2013) – Elizabeth Peters, Emma Approved, and Snow Falling on Cedars

Episode 4 (7 August 2013) – Comics Episode! Fraction’s Hawkeye and Bendis’s All-New X-Men

Episode 3 (24 July 2013) – J. K. Rowling, standing in line, and Americanah

Episode 2 (10 July 2013) – Sarah Dessen, The Kings and Queens of Roam, and A GAME

Episode 1 (26 June 2013) – Jennifer Weiner, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, and Arctic explorers

  • This is so cool. I will definitely check it out on iTunes.

    How do you go about doing a podcast? Such a fun idea 🙂

  • Alex

    SOMETIMES FEATURING THE AWESOME COOL LAPTOP OF YOUR ROOMMATE, SNAPPLE ALEX

    Love this podcast. Love the hosts. A plus.

    • Gin Jenny

      *blush* THANKS ALEX!

    • Whiskey Jenny

      Yes, thank you, Snapple Alex!! For both the compliment and the generous technology loan 🙂

  • I’m listening to the first podcast right now. You two are so adorable! I love it.

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  • Somehow, so bizarrely late, I have only just started listening to the podcast – from ep 1 onwards. Currently 2 eps in, and LOVING it. You gals are so funny. How are you so good at it right from the off? I have so many treats in store before I get up to date, but I had to let you know how fab it is.

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