Book Squad Goals

Looking for a book club but don't have time to squeeze real-life meetings into your schedule? Join Book Squad Goals, a bi-weekly podcast about—you guessed it—books, plus all the garbage pop culture we consume when we’re not reading (that’s what our “othersodes” are for!). While you’re paying attention, check out our website & blog at booksquadgoals.com, where we have weekly posts about books, pop culture, and probably our pets. We love our pets.


All Episodes

BSG #67: Not a Beach Read / Sundial

We’re going deep into the Mojave desert this week to talk about Catriona Ward’s new novel Sundial. Join the squad as we discuss the book’s structure, perspective vs. reality, wild plot twists, and unexpected reveals. Then we get into some listener…

Othersode #66: Bernie is Climate Change / Weekend at Bernie’s

Bernie, boys, and babies! The Book Squad husbands join us as we finally discuss the 1989 film masterpiece* “Weekend at Bernie’s.” We talk about the movie’s cult status, how the comedy works and doesn’t work, and why Terry Kiser deserves a shelf full…

BSG #66: I Draw the Line at Teeth / Reprieve

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The Book Squad locks themselves in a full-contact haunted house for the night in their latest episode! Just kidding, but they do discuss Reprieve by James Han Mattson. Reprieve explores themes of race and horror throughout its twisting,…

Othersode #65: This Podcast is Pro Himbo / The Lost City

Come along with us (and special guest Angela!) to the Lost City of D for our discussion of the new film “The Lost City,” starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum. We talk about romance book tropes on screen, our favorite funny moments, the appeal of…

BSG #65: Non-Consensual Oil Change / The Atmospherians

The Book Squad (with special guest Jayve Chambliss) goes semi-off the grid for our discussion of The Atmospherians by Isle McElroy. We talk about online harassment, toxic masculinity, gender performance, satire, and the mall comeback no one…

Othersode #64: Chekhov’s Cocaine / No Exit

Get trapped in a snowy rest stop with the Book Squad for our discussion of the film No Exit, based on the novel by Taylor Adams. We talk about whether this thriller is also a mystery, explore the differences between the book and the movie, and pick…

BSG #64: Space Racism / Goliath

The year is 2050-something and the world is…confusing? Join us in near-future America (and space!) for our discussion of “Goliath” by Tochi Onyebuchi. We discuss the “big ideas” the novel puts forth, as well as the writing style, the…

Othersode #63: Hot Patel Winter / Station Eleven (HBO)

Remember when we did an episode on “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel back in 2018? We barely do either! But now we’re talking about the HBO limited series “Station Eleven.” Full circle! We discuss the differences in the book and the show, the…

BSG #63: The Bear Was Framed / My Heart Is a Chainsaw

Come along with the Book Squad to Proofrock, Idaho for a slasher-filled discussion of “My Heart Is a Chainsaw” by Stephen Graham Jones! We talk about the main character, Jade, how the novel deals with sexual assault, gentrifiction, and whether this…

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