Palaver: Unraveling Weird Lit

Palaver: Unraveling Weird Lit

Welcome constant listeners! Join Jess and Kendra as we dive head first into horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and all things weird. We are just a couple of book lions who enjoy reading speculative fiction, Stephen King, H.P. Lovecraft, and much much more. We can't wait to palaver about some of our favorite books and find even more weird lit to obsess over! So sit back, grab a snack, and join our weird book club! Fair warning there will be spoilers, crazy theories, and madness ahead.

Episodes

September 22, 2021 100 min
Are you prepared for another classic story with Jess? Today we are covering another tale from the ever so spicy Mary Shelley. This story is a dystopian tale about a plague that destroys the population sending the world into madness. This sad reflection on Mary’s own feelings of loneliness and depression are reflected in her characters throughout the story. If you are looking for a straight up downer...well then this is your book. H...
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Oh gosh guys! We did it! We finally covered one of our all time favorites! This hidden gem has been one of Kendra’s favorites since her teenage years, but have you even heard of it? You are not alone! Many people have never heard about this amazing series! Maybe that’s because it got overshadowed by other great books or maybe it just really missed the mark for the young adult audience. Either way we are so very excited to say “Welc...
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September 8, 2021 42 min
We are back with some more listener suggestions! We love love LOVE reading your suggestions for the books that you guys are into. Hearing from fellow constant readers really brightens our day and usually expands our reading lists. Look forward to some amazing suggestions today!

Listener Suggestion #1 from Sean- Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
https://www.amazon.com/Good-Omens-Accurate-Prophecies-Nutter-ebook/dp/B0054LJGWS/ref=s...
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That’s right folks, we are back with another break from books! We are covering the sexiest cryptid of all time...MOTHMAN! Check out those red eyes, rock hard abs, wide wings, and of course that thick booty! We can’t talk about Mothman without hitting on some aliens and Men in Black conspiracy theories as well! Prepare for an audio trip to Point Pleasant West Virginia as we look into this eerie legend.

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Prepare your mind, body, and soul for a journey full of trauma, discomfort, and disgust. This is your trigger warning folks, things are about to get weird...and by weird we mean you might literally vomit. Sorry about that! This novella was a surprise for both palaver hosts! We can’t really say we enjoyed every minute of it, but DAMN this author is a wordsmith that paints a picture with his writing. (Even if we would rather he didn’...
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August 11, 2021 104 min
Finally we have reached the end of Carrion Comfort! Jess was wondering if this massive book would ever end! Lucky for us, after about five false endings, it does! These endings are more dramatic and cinematic than we ever thought was possible. Join us as we follow our crew of rebels as they take on the mind vampires for their final battle….or battles we should say.

Be warned, there will be SPOILERS ahead in this episode. If you wou...
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We are back guys! We are so happy to be back doing what we love! This episode is an author's spotlight for none other than Peter Straub. Before doing any research, we knew Peter as the guy who put up with Stephen King’s madness and co-wrote two amazing books with him. However, after this episode we have so much respect for Peter as a creator of amazing horror stories. We will definitely be adding more of his books to our “I wi...
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July 28, 2021 4 min
Hey all! We are still recovering from our busy July so we aren't back with a new book to review quite yet, BUT we do have something fun planned for you! We have collected a few bloopers from previous episodes that would have wasted away on the editing floor, but now are presented here to give you some laughs. Thanks for your patience as we get back to our normal schedule and enjoy some silly banter!

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July 14, 2021 67 min
More mind vampires coming your way! This story ended up being way more action packed than we would have ever expected. While we thought this would be the conclusion of our hero's desperate attempts to take out these monsters, it appears that we will be having even more mind vampires in store for you in the future!

Be warned, there will be SPOILERS ahead in this episode. If you would like a spoiler free experience, check out Carr...
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July 7, 2021 85 min
Welcome back to some more Stpehen King short stories! Your palaver gals are diving into Skeleton Crew this time. Today we will be talking about why you should always follow the rules when traversing through time and space, nope the fuck out of any bathroom you even suspect there might be an real or fictional tiger chilling in, not get involved in gang activity, and why tiny toy monkey’s with cymbals should just be erraticated from ...
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June 30, 2021 109 min
Hey You. We can just imagine You...on your way to work listening to the podcast. Or maybe You are cuddled up under a nice warm blanket with headphones on relaxing. Either way, it’s like You are here with us and we live for these moments that we get to share with You. You probably aren’t prepared for the unsettling and down right psychological torture that this story has in store, but don’t worry! We, your lovely podcast hosts, are ...
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We present to you, our beloved constant listeners, our final instalment of The Stand. This is it guys, our LEAST favorite part of the entire book. Yes it will be salty, so salty in fact that we strongly suggest you grab a glass of water right now to wash it down with. However, despite our loathing, there are a lot of funny and crazy moments in store for our final episode. Buckle up and prepare to be disappointed by the lack of an a...
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June 16, 2021 95 min
Welcome back to some more Carrion Comfort! We are back with more mind vampires fucking shit up. This story is the wildest of wild rides. We are thrown all over the place as we traverse the minds and stories of our three different protagonists. These mind vampires mean business and will not be defeated so easily. Prepare for dramatic explosions, possible ghosts, and some major character deaths along the way. So prepare yourself for ...
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Guys it’s time for some more toxic relationships and teenagers casually turning into monsters. Yep we are back with more of the Twilight Saga. Today we will be covering the New Moon. While we are both completely sober for this telling, trust me, we wish we weren’t. Join us as Bella calls us both old grandmas (her literal words), we discover that this teenage love story can actually get MORE unhealthy, and BAM werewolves. Bet you ne...
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Jake is back with the Palaver girls as we cover some more of our favorite cosmic horror stories from H.P. Lovecraft. Today Jake is covering The Book. Dun Dun Dunnnn...wow a book that infects the minds of whoever reads it with equal parts darkness and madness! I wonder what book it could be? *cough*Necronomicon*cough* Jess will be covering a more nautical themed psychological horror called The Horror at Martin’s Beach. This spooky t...
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Welcome back to another break from books episode! Once again we are joined by our buddy Jake as we explore one of our favorite cryptids! The legend of the Wendigo has presented itself in lots of movies, books, and even video games. We wanted to take a closer look into these horrific creatures. Two warnings before we start: 1. Yes we do attempt to scream like Wendigos at some point (we apologize to your ears in advance. 2. We record...
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May 19, 2021 82 min
Hear us out guys….mind vampires! Yes we know, more vampires, but these are way different than those sparkly bitches over in Twilight world. These vampires are morbid, manipulative, and down right horrifying. This story is like a rollercoaster...and we have only just scratched the surface.

Be warned, there will be SPOILERS ahead in this episode. If you would like a spoiler free experience, check out Dan Simmon’s novel Carrion Comfor...
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May 12, 2021 127 min
We heard you loud and clear Constant Listeners! You wanted more vampires, right? No? Well that’s too darn bad because we are on a vampire kick! (100% unintentionally....we promise lol) Join us for another Classics with Jess episode as we cover Dracula. We needed a break from sparkly vampires so let's dive into talking about the monstrous and murderous kind!

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We are back with more of the Stand, only considerably less drunk. Recording early in the morning kind of counts as drunk though, right? Anyway prepare yourself for no actual stand, but instead some traumatizing experiences with Trashcan Man, a whole lotta SALT from Kendra regarding a completely ridiculous character death, and a lot of Lord of the Rings references! Stay with us constant listeners we are almost done with The Stand.

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April 28, 2021 117 min
Wow...never thought I would be saying this again constant listeners, but I read Twilight AGAIN! That’s right we are bringing you vampires this week folks! And not the enjoyable monsters that we love to hate. Oh no, we are bringing you the sparkly/sneak in your room and watch you sleep variety of vampires. Prepare your minds for some serious teenage angst and grab an adult beverage as you join us in this week's episode of Drunk ...
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