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In Our Bones

In Our Bones

By Pernell Plath Meier
Reading of the new dystopian political thriller, In Our Bones. A novel written precisely for this moment of time where authoritarianism, white nationalism and climate change rage. In a world where values are tested and morality is unsettlingly murky, Lauren must break free from the constraints in her mind to protect her family.


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Novel read in its entirety by Sherry Plath O’Keefe

Music for this episode from Bensound; Of Elias Dream
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In Our Bones

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Epilogue: Gia
400 years in the future humanity and the planet earth look remarkably different due to the ravages of climate change. The epilogue spells out what the future might look like.
November 11, 2020
Episode 19: Remembrance
We flash forward into a future where Ben and Khadijah are now old. They are reflecting on their lives at a special Nacia holiday called Remembrance Day. We learn of Ben’s true identity and hear his moving tribute to Lauren and Rachel.
November 11, 2020
Episode 17: James and Ruby - Laws
James and Ruby Abbott are the founders of the ecological city of Nacia. Before they do we find out what nearly broke them while they were living in New Orleans and how they suddenly became wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. The reality of climate change is explored in depth.
November 02, 2020
Episode 16: North Star
The worn-out group travels through burnt-out forest to get to finally get to Kanata (Canada). One in their party becomes gravely ill, and they enter a small town to find a drunken doctor who does little to help.
November 02, 2020
Episode 15: Extinction
The Resistance camp is raided by the Federal government, and Lauren’s family escapes for their lives through the forests of northern Minnesota. Ben makes a sad discovery about extinction, and Lauren must come to terms with her complicity around climate change.
October 30, 2020
Episode 14: Action, Not Guilt
Lauren and her family are taken to the Resistance camp against their wishes, because the Camp’s security leader knows it’s too unsafe for Ben to travel, since he’s mixed race and the militias are waging a campaigner terror.
October 30, 2020
Episode 13: Flashing Lights
The militia movement has been legalized and Lauren and her family flee the mayhem. They’re trying to get to an eco-city north of the border where Ben can find safety. The government considers him racially impure, so he’s under constant threat in the U.S.
October 30, 2020
Episode 12: Crystals in the Street
The President’s boot-licking Attorney General legalizes the militias and they unleash their fury on a terrified nation. This chapter is told from Lauren’s abusive boyfriend, Bryan’, perspective.
October 30, 2020
Episode 11: Slip Away
Lauren and Rachel make their way to the nursing home to collect their mother. They find much more than they could have imagined.
October 25, 2020
Episode 10: Bobby Pins
Lauren and Rachel receive terrifying news that changes their plans.
October 25, 2020
Episode 9: Peeling Away
Lauren, her sister Rachel, and nephew Ben prepare to flee the city. Lauren also learns the true story behind her nephew’s adoption.
October 24, 2020
Episode 8: Three Words
Lauren is getting stronger as she begins coming to terms with who she is and what she wants. She reunites with her sister and meets her nephew again after years apart.
October 24, 2020
Episode 7: With Child
Lauren must find courage as she makes her escape and meets a mentor who helps her navigate unexpected waters.
October 23, 2020
Episode 6: What He’s Capable Of
Lauren is imperiled as Bryan’s racist militia gains power.
October 23, 2020
Episode 5: Innumerable Particles
Bryan’s abuse escalates as Lauren begins to come to terms with her innermost feelings.
October 23, 2020
Episode 4: Mocking
Lauren and Bryan go on their first date. They go into town where the city of Rochester has been transformed into a shell of itself.
October 23, 2020
Episode 3: Party Related Hoopla
In this episode, we meet a set of missionaries looking to convert Lauren, attend a party over-run by hungry guests, and Lauren meets her new love.
October 23, 2020
Episode 2: Bubble of Concern
This episode jumps a decade in the future after America’s decline is on full display. Lauren makes a disturbing discovery and learns a deadly secret.
October 23, 2020
The TVs Went Blank
This is the introductory chapter to the new dystopian thriller - In Our Bones. In this chapter we meet the main character, Lauren, learn more about the chaos that’s her life, and witness the demise of American democracy. Sherry Plath O’Keefe reads the novel in its entirety. Http:// FB - In Our Bones Novel - @itsbegun Twitter - @PernellMeier Insta - In Our Bones Music for this episode from Bensound
October 13, 2020