The Book Report: Episode 17: ‘Get In Trouble’ and ‘On the Abolition of All Political Parties’

April 17, 2015 | 5 books mentioned

Welcome to a new episode of The Book Report presented by The Millions! This week, Janet and Mike discuss political apathy and spooky teenagers. Like they do every week. But this time, we captured it on video!

covercoverDiscussed in this episode: Get in Trouble by Kelly Link, On the Abolition of All Political Parties by Simone Weil (translated by Simon Leys), ghosts, vampires, werewolves, robots, holograms, teenagers, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell, Swamplandia! by Karen Russell, National Public Radio, listeners like you, civil wars on planets with red water, socialism, Republicans, taxes, Democrats, the Free France movement, Charles De Gaulle.

Not discussed in this episode: California baseball, Starkweather homicide, children of Thalidomide, [guitar solo], Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur (dir. William Wyler), space monkey, Mafia, hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go.

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

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