FBoL

FBoL

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By Emily Edwards
FBoL is a weekly comedy podcast about books, literature, and pop culture. Accur-ish and aiming to make you laugh, we're saying what you wish you could say in high school English. From spotlighting poet Lord Byron– the ultimate FBoL– to discussing writers, love interests, gods, monsters and fans, we're dissecting all the FBoLs you love to hate and hate to love. Hosted by writer, Emily Edwards.
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A Separate Piece [...Of You-Know-What]
Filmmaker and critic Danny Bowes (@ByBowes) joins host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) to discuss A SEPARATE PEACE, John Knowels’s mid-century tale of private-school privilege, homoeroticism, and all-around shitty human beings. If you’ve read this book, you hated this book, and we parse out why. iTunes Spotify YouTube Stitcher Google Play Music Do you want to work with us? Email fboisoflit@gmail.com
50:04
July 15, 2019
Franny & Zooey
Host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) is joined by filmmaker Jonathan Ade (jonokino.com) and together they examine another one of JD Salinger's greatest hits, FRANNY & ZOOEY, the two short stories mashed together to make a novella of a comatose but delightful young woman and her older brother, who could slide down the slippery slope of F-boi-dom any day. iTunes Spotify YouTube Stitcher Google Play Music Do you want to work with us? Email fboisoflit@gmail.com
1:22:14
July 10, 2019
Infinite F***bois (David Foster Wallace)
[CW: Suicide, Domestic Violence] Author Andrew Rostan (@AndrewRostan) joins host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) to discuss some of literature’s biggest F boys– writer David Foster Wallace but also the readers who worship him. He’s a gaslighting misogynist and that’s not the worst part! Do you want to work with us? Email fboisoflit@gmail.com
1:00:53
June 19, 2019
Book Recommendations
Short and to the point, this episode of FBoL asks your favorite guests– Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama), Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) and Amanda Timpson (@Amandarin) if they can recall any cis-het book romances where no one is a jerk. Honestly? The list is short. iTunes Spotify YouTube Stitcher Google Play Music Do you want to work with us? Email fboisoflit@gmail.com
08:45
June 12, 2019
Le Morte du F Boy
Writer and filmmaker Josie Campbell (@CozyJamble) joins host Emiy Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) in studio to discuss Le Morte d'Arthur and the Arthurian legendary jerks. #BookTube #Podcast
37:43
June 5, 2019
Tuck-bois Everlasting
Writer Michelle Athy (@SunflowerRei) calls in to host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) to chat about the one Middle Grade literature classic everyone seems to have read– and completely forgotten. TUCK EVERLASTING by Natalie Babbitt is one screwed-up book: from the predatory actions of chief jerk, Jesse Tuck, to a really unsettling color for the villain’s suit.
44:23
May 29, 2019
#GameOfThrones: F Boys of the Iron Throne
A very special episode for our frequent listeners. Your three favorites guests are back: Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama), Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso), and Amanda Timpson (@amandarin) join host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) in studio to drag all the jerks of Game Of Thrones into the spotlight. The first question being, of course: were there really any characters who WEREN’T awful?
1:09:57
May 20, 2019
I Completely Disagree... CROSSOVER with Comic's Book Club! #FuckboisOnTheRoad
Comedian and host of the literary podcast COMIC’S BOOK CLUB Rebecca Rush joins Emily in studio to discuss her favorite book– and one that Emily purposefully avoided– Jack Kerouac’s ON THER ROAD. Let’s talk about drugs and sex and fuckbois and traveling and all the places where art has been stifled!
46:12
May 15, 2019
Fuckbois du Bois
Writer & host of ALL THE ORANGE GROVES, Evan Fleischer joins host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) to discuss hometown hero, Henry David Thoreau, and his proto-Holden hissy fits, his unusual knowledge of pond fish, and whether or not you should be considered a self-sustaining marvel if your mom is still doing your laundry.
46:44
May 8, 2019
The Many F's of Twilight
So, we try to change it up, but you knew this episode was coming, right? Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama), Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso), and Amanda Timpson (@amandarin) join host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) in studio to drag all the f boys of Twilight across the coals. There are a lot. Brace yourselves.
41:37
May 1, 2019
Fuckboi Astrology
Writer Jeanna Kadlec (@JeannaKadlec) joins host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) on the phone to discuss literary jerks– both real and fictional– and the astrological forces that may have shaped their worldview.
57:02
April 24, 2019
Do The Work, Scott
Thom Dunn (@ThomDunn) and Andy Michaels (@StopThatAndy) phone in to host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) to get into the weeds on two of Marvel’s biggest fuckbois– Professor X and Cyclops. Think these two heroes don’t have a dark side? Well, you’re going to want to listen to this!
43:29
April 17, 2019
Ain't No Fuckboi Like A Gatsby Fuckboi...
We're disillusioned with the Jazz Age as a whole this week on FBoL. Fiona Underhill (@FionaUnderhill) joins host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) in-studio to rant and rave about West Egg, East Egg, and why you should never humor white supremacists.
1:03:50
April 10, 2019
Pricks & Prejudice
[CW: Statutory Rape] Your three favorite guests are BACK, to discuss the multitude of FBoLs in Jane Austen’s most celebrated work, PRIDE & PREJUDICE. Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama), Amanda Timpson (@amandarin), and Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) join host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) IN STUDIO to discuss redeeming a Fbois, irredeemable Fbois, and hidden Fbois. They’re everywhere.
38:51
April 3, 2019
Doctor Manhattan, Put On Some Clothes
[CW: Sexual Assault, Rape] Writer, comedian, and all-around entertainer Dave Child (@MrDaveChild) visits us in studio to discuss the vain and powerful Doctor Manhattan of WATCHMEN– and all those other Watchmen FBoLs, too.
59:24
March 27, 2019
Holden Caulfield– Actually a Fuckboi?
[CW- Sexual Assault] Holden Caulfield, the narrator of JD Salinger’s 1951 novel, THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, is thought by many to be one of literature’s ultimate FBoLs. But I chat with Emmet Cameron (@emlfc) to get to the roots of the character– and argue why you should give him another chance.
52:53
March 20, 2019
Lord Byron, Ultimate Fuckboi of Literature
Lord Byron, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron FRS was a finalist in our 2019 FBoi Fever March Madness poll– and with very good reason. In this episode, Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso), Amanda Timpson (@amandarin), and Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) join host Emily Edwards (@MsEmilyEdwards) in studio to rip him a new one, and provide context for the FBoi Archetype.
33:43
March 12, 2019
Introduction
A brief note welcoming listeners to FBoL and a general overview of intent and content.
00:00
March 4, 2019
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