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Episode 80 – Boathouse and Chill

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Happiest Sunday, Clovers!

In today’s episode, we’re covering Chapters 29, 31, and 34 of Time’s Convert! This rounds out the storyline for Diana, Matthew, and Marcus in the present before we get into the heart of the book – Marcus’s past! In these chapters, we’re talking about the trouble with spellbinding, parenting and trauma, breaking analogies (and characters), and what kind of a cake you bake for solstice. There may or may not be wasps.

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In case you missed it, we’re running a contest! If you send us your best Apollo-style chortle, we’ll put you in the running for a $50 USD donation to the charity of your choice! The contest is open until 2 August 2020 and the contest details are here. If you’d like to get in touch, you can e-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @chamomilenclove. If you’d like to become part of our Facebook community, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers, we’d love to have you!

We hope you enjoy the episode.

xoxo

Cait and Jen

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Episode 79 – The Judgemobile

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Happy Sunday, Clovers!

It’s a beautiful, hot midsummer day here at C&C East. We hope that you are safe, well, and healthy and that you’re ready for an unexpectedly musical episode of Chamomile & Clove.

In this episode, we’re covering Chapters 20 and 24 of Time’s Convert. It’s Matthew’s rebirthday party and we’ve FOOLISHLY invited Baldwin to dinner to make a ruckus in the name of family time. It gives us a great opportunity to talk about acceptance, tolerance, body image, vampire hierarchy, and why biting is (and simultaneously is not) a great tool for solving problems. Guys, there’s so much biting today. There is also a lot of improvised singing, so consider yourselves warned.

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Our reading schedule for Time’s Convert is here. Don’t forget to follow along with the All Souls Discussion Group‘s read-along of the novel this summer — we’re going in a different order, but there’s great discussion in the community and you should check it out. You can find us on Facebook as part of the Chamomile & Clove Clovers group or on Twitter @chamomilenclove. We’d love it if you reviewed our show on iTunes, became a patron through Patreon, or bought some C&C swag on Redbubble.

Love you always. See you next time,

Yours, musically,

Cait and Jen

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Episode 78 – Chortle and Squeal

Happy Sunday, Clovers!

In today’s episode, we’re talking about Chapters 11 and 14 of Time’s Convert, where a charming character introduction leads us smack into a confrontation with Diana’s identity, the challenges of parenting, mistakes and personal growth, and what exactly Marcus has on repeat on his “I Miss Phoebe” playlist.

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Don’t forget that the All Souls Discussion Group begins its Time’s Convert reading and discussion in July! You can find our Reading and Episode Schedule here if you’d like to catch up to us or see where we’re headed next. You can also find us on Twitter and in our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers.

Until next time,

xoxo

Cait and Jen

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Episode 77 – For Worser, For Better

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Clovers,

We hope this finds you well and safe on a gorgeous Sunday morning.

At the outset of this episode, we’re taking a couple of moments to talk about the #BlackLivesMatter movement and how we’re working on dismantling racism in our lives outside the podcast and what that means for our podcast work going forward. We’re committed to you, our listeners, to truly intersectional feminism, and to learning (and forking up) in public. There may or may not be some of that in this episode — but here we go anyway.

In this episode, we’re talking about Chapters 3, 5, and 8 of Time’s Convert. It’s partially about awkward transitions (wee), defensive cocktails, and parenting and blind panic (we see you, Diana), but it’s also about decolonizing history, authorial and audience expectations, and what happens when you transition from a trilogy to a Very Different Book in the same universe.

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You can find us — as usual — at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com or on Twitter @chamomilenclove. You can also find us on Facebook and in our Facebook group, the Chamomile and Clove Clovers.

xoxox

Cait and Jen

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Episode 76 – Sister Flex

Hello, Clovers!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to our American listeners and friends — we hope you’re safe at home and enjoying the best of the early summer.

In this episode, we’re talking about Chapters 28 and 33 of Time’s Convert. Phoebe’s a fledgling, now, so she’s got a lot more privileges… and a lot more issues to contend with as she strikes out in the world. We’ve got a lot to say this week about vampire feeding–consent, etiquette, teaching, ethics–and then lots more to say about the Taylor family dynamics and whether Phoebe’s supposed inability to return to trade is part of classism or patriarchy (or both?).

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In our next episode, we’re reuniting with Matthew and Diana and turning back the pages of this book to its early chapters. Not sure where to start? Check out our Reading & Release Schedule to find out where we are (and where we’ll be!).

In the meantime, you can find us on Twitter, on Facebook, or you can e-mail us (as always!) at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

xox

Cait and Jen