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

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…

Othersode #62: It Made Me Want to Die / Our Favorite Things of 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—time for us to talk about all of our favorite things! Listen to us chat about our pop culture highlights of 2021, and as a special treat, hear from this year’s guests too! Then we exchange Secret…

BSG #62: Misandry: The Episode / Everyone Knows Your Mother’s a Witch

Ayla Zuraw-Frieldand joins the squad to discuss Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch by Rivka Galchen. The team takes it back to the 1600s to talk about ageism, humor, and history in this quirky standout 2021 novel. Next time, we’ll discuss our…

Othersode #61: For Virgins, By Virgins / The 2000s Made Me Gay

We’re journeying back through 2000s pop culture to discuss all the best gay stuff! Join us for our chat about Grace Perry’s essay collection The 2000s Made Me Gay. We talk about the personal aspects of the collection, Harry Potter, Taylor Swift,…

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