The Book Report: Episode 1: ‘Alice + Freda Forever’

November 14, 2014 | 1 book mentioned 6

Welcome to The Book Report with Janet Potter and Michael Schaub! This is our first show at our new home, The Millions. We hope you’ll visit us every Friday for discussions about books, authors, popular culture, and much more. (Well, not that much more. That pretty much covers it. But sometimes we talk about beer and Guns N’ Roses. We contain multitudes, you know?)

coverIn this episode, we talk about Alexis Coe’s new book Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis. Also discussed: the Fifth Amendment, monster truck rallies, Janet’s propensity for arson, lesbian relationships in the 19th century, love letters, insanity, flirting with mail carriers, the state of Tennessee, and beer.

Not discussed in this episode: Salmon P. Chase, kale, “Too Many Cooks,” Australian rules football, the city of Denver, meerkats, REO Speedwagon’s “Keep on Loving You,” and how Michael screwed up his lighting for this episode thus making him look like he is in a low-budget alternative-rock video from 1992.

Thanks for stopping by, and join us again next week, when we’ll be talking about — wait for it — books. And probably beer. We talk about beer a lot.

The Book Report is everyone's favorite weekly, literary show. Hosted by Janet Potter and Michael Schaub.


  1. I loved this book! It read like a novel, with the authority of footnotes! There was a lot of darkly funny moments.

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