talk lit, get hit

talk lit, get hit

hello and welcome to talk lit, get hit. a podcast where we read viral books the internet won’t shut up about and rate them lit or shit. we’re your hosts bridge and laura, lovers of sad girl fiction and tragic endings - fearers of smut, urban fantasy and the “who did this to you” trope. join us as we pick apart all the books the internet loves and embark on a journey to figure out why.

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bonus chapter: funny story
Jun 24 2024
bonus chapter: funny story
grab your headphones and your hot beverage of choice and join us for a new talk lit, get hit bonus chapter where we dive into the cosy world of Emily Henry's latest novel, "Funny Story." we explore the superiority of housemates to lovers, fake dating and the timeless “are they looking? let’s KISS” tropes as well as how Tourism USA should really put Emily Henry on their payroll. library lovers, new girl fans and people who are looking for some expertly crafted sexual tension will want to tune into this episode (also people who are looking for an unexpected nod to the childhood legend "The Stinky Cheese Man").  a special mention to us for attempting to rank her books - funny story, happy place, book lovers, beach read and the people we meed on vacation - an impossible task! whether you're a longtime Emily Henry fan or new to her work, this episode is a must-listen!send us questions, things you want us to speak about or just say hi!choose our next podcast read by going here and voting in the first week of each month!make sure you subscribe to hear our groundbreaking thoughts as soon as they are unleashed. if you want to be on the same page as us, follow us at talklit.gethit on Instagram and TikTok.theme music born from the creative genius of Big Boi B.talk lit, get hit are reading and recording on Giabal, Jagera, Jarowair & Turrbal lands. we acknowledge the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to Elders past, present and future. always was, always will be.
cemetery boys
Jun 10 2024
cemetery boys
join us for a spooky journey through the pages of Aiden Thomas' spellbinding novel, "Cemetery Boys." in this episode, we dive deep into a world where the living and the dead mingle and schoolyard bad bois can be summoned on whim.from the allure of sexy ghosts to the vibrant tapestry of young adult fiction, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance, we unpack the rich layers of LGBTQIA+ romance and Latinx representation woven throughout the narrative (including a conspiracy that Yadriel is a watertok influencer). through Yadriel and Julian's love story, we explore the importance of visibility and representation in literature, celebrating the power of diverse storytelling to empower and uplift marginalized voices.tune in as we unearth the magic of "Cemetery Boys" and celebrate the beauty of love, acceptance, and the power of reading diversely (also the power of keeping your school attendance record squeaky clean).List of our favourite queer literature:Conversations with Friends - Sally Rooney The Rachel Incident - Caroline O’Donoghue A Little Life - Hanya Yanigahara The Great Believers - Rebecca Makkai They’re Going to Love You - Meg Howrey Seeing Other People - Diana Reid Exciting Times - Naoise Dolan Young Mungo - Douglas Stewart Roses in the Mouth of a Lion - Bushra Rehman Her Body and Other Parties - Carmen Maria Machado Thirst - Marina Yuszczuk If We Were Villains - M. L. Riosynopsis music by Maksym Dudchyksend us questions, things you want us to speak about or just say hi!choose our next podcast read by going here and voting in the first week of each month!make sure you subscribe to hear our groundbreaking thoughts as soon as they are unleashed. if you want to be on the same page as us, follow us at talklit.gethit on Instagram and TikTok.theme music born from the creative genius of Big Boi B.talk lit, get hit are reading and recording on Giabal, Jagera, Jarowair & Turrbal lands. we acknowledge the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to Elders past, present and future. always was, always will be.
bonus chapter: bridgerton
May 27 2024
bonus chapter: bridgerton
say hello to our new bridgerton bonus chapter!  with the help of our friend and part-time bridgerton fan maddy, we discuss the ins and outs of the steamy bridgerton book series written by julia quinn (of 'the weakest link' fame). we talk about the bridgerton glow-up, soft-boi poetry, daphne bridgerton’s micro bangs and all the magic of shonda-land. with bridgerton season three looming before us the intracties of colin and penelope’s relationship (both on the screen and on the page) is under the talk lit, get hit microscope. the duke and i, the viscount who loved me, an offer from a gentleman and of course romancing mr bridgerton - no sibling is safe from the judgement of the internet’s most searing book club. so, grab your feathered quills and your fanciest headphones, because this episode is one scandal you won't want to miss! subscribe now and let's get bridgerton-buzzed together!send us questions, things you want us to speak about or just say hi!choose our next podcast read by going here and voting in the first week of each month!make sure you subscribe to hear our groundbreaking thoughts as soon as they are unleashed. if you want to be on the same page as us, follow us at talklit.gethit on Instagram and TikTok.theme music born from the creative genius of Big Boi B.talk lit, get hit are reading and recording on Giabal, Jagera, Jarowair & Turrbal lands. we acknowledge the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to Elders past, present and future. always was, always will be.
pride and prejudice
May 13 2024
pride and prejudice
dearest listeners, it is our greatest pleasure to cordially invite you to join us this autumn for a meeting of the minds of the highest order. this month we hold our teacups with our pinkies out as we drink from the fount of old school barbz, considering the inherent romance of staring and the unyielding burden of having no propriety.  while some may shy away from a challenge such as this, we are so bewitched, body and soul, that we have no choice but to share our thoughts of most ardent love with you all. indeed, the time has come for us to read the inspiration for twilight – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. synopsis music by Jerome Chauvelspecial things mentioned in the episode:Glow Worm CavesStump Cross CavernsBuzzFeed quiz Elizabeth and Darcy: The Iconic Romantic CoupleTikTok creator @plsleaveamsgTikTok creator @rae_amber_rae The real Mr Darcy would have actually looked like thisChatsworth HouseStanage EdgePride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (1813 novel)Pride and Prejudice (2005 film directed by Joe Wright)Pride and Prejudice (BBC miniseries directed by Simon Langton)The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (American webseries created by Hank Green and Bernie Su)Becoming Jane (2007 film directed by Julian Jarrold)Bright Star (2009 film directed by Jane Campion)send us questions, things you want us to speak about or just say hi!choose our next podcast read by going here and voting in the first week of each month!make sure you subscribe to hear our groundbreaking thoughts as soon as they are unleashed. if you want to be on the same page as us, follow us at talklit.gethit on Instagram and TikTok.theme music born from the creative genius of Big Boi B.talk lit, get hit are reading and recording on Giabal, Jagera, Jarowair & Turrbal lands. we acknowledge the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to Elders past, present and future. always was, always will be.
my brilliant friend
Apr 8 2024
my brilliant friend
ciao, brilliant friends! get ready to talk about translated fiction and dive into the world of Elena Ferrante's "My Brilliant Friend”. join us for a whirlwind discussion where we navigate through poorly pronounced Italian words, questionable cover designs, and the magical art of translated fiction.from dissecting the brilliance of Ann Goldstein's translation to brief mentions of Italian cultural icons like the Lizzie McGuire movie and Stefano from A Series of Unfortunate Events, we're leaving no stone unturned.can we relate to Lila and Elena's adventures as much as we relate to Lizzie's Roman holiday? let’s find out!so grab your espresso and channel your inner Italian stallion as we laugh, cry, and discuss all things "My Brilliant Friend." tune in and let's get lost in translation together!synopsis music by William Kingspecial things mentioned in the episode:Have Italian Scholars figured out the identity of Elena Ferrante? The Unmasking of Elena Ferrante An Open Letter to Elena Ferrante - Whoever You AreWhy Australia Has Better Covers for Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Seriessend us questions, things you want us to speak about or just say hi!choose our next podcast read by going here and voting in the first week of each month!make sure you subscribe to hear our groundbreaking thoughts as soon as they are unleashed. if you want to be on the same page as us, follow us at talklit.gethit on Instagram and TikTok.theme music born from the creative genius of Big Boi B.talk lit, get hit are reading and recording on Giabal, Jagera, Jarowair & Turrbal lands. we acknowledge the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to Elders past, present and future. always was, always will be.
romantic comedy
Feb 12 2024
romantic comedy
dim the lights and cue the canned laughter because we are live in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… welcome back to season two of talk lit, get hit! this month we continue our fearless pilgrimage of genre and explore the sensual and smoochy category of romance. a book named romantic comedy surely couldn’t lead us astray! right? right??? [audience laughs]. in this episode we explore pressing questions like “what’s the deal with SNL?”, “why can’t comedy writers keep normal working hours?” and “is it morally okay to use someone else’s toothbrush after a hook-up?” lorne michaels himself has* named talk lit, get hit as podcastings answer to amy pohler and tina fey. please welcome, our february episode - romantic comedy, by curtis sittenfeld [audience applauds thunderously].*has notspecial things mentioned in the episode:Jenny Slate and Chris EvansGoodreads reviewer Trishmusic credit: Oleg Kyrylkovvsend us questions, things you want us to speak about or just say hi!choose our next podcast read by going here and voting in the first week of each month!make sure you subscribe to hear our groundbreaking thoughts as soon as they are unleashed. if you want to be on the same page as us, follow us at talklit.gethit on Instagram and TikTok.theme music born from the creative genius of Big Boi B.talk lit, get hit are reading and recording on Giabal, Jagera, Jarowair & Turrbal lands. we acknowledge the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to Elders past, present and future. always was, always will be.
eclipse
Dec 4 2023
eclipse
baby vampires and werewolves and confederates, oh my! as the moon overshadows the sun, so too does the romantic drama of some boring teenagers overshadow the very real (but very easily squashed) threat of an army of newborn vampires - but hey, that’s twilight, baby!this episode will have you questioning your status as a particular european nation as we cover eclipse by stephenie meyer for the third instalment of the twilight megamix extravaganza. go on and give the play button more action than bella gets from edward ❤️special things mentioned in the episode:how well do you know eclipse? quiztimeline from twilight lexiconadjusting the focus on twilight's misconceptions by dr deana dartt-newtoncultural theft in twilightquileute move to higher ground fundeclipse playlist from stephenie meyersynopsis music: for when it rains by juan sanchezsend us questions, things you want us to speak about or just say hi!choose our next podcast read by going here and voting in the first week of each month!make sure you subscribe to hear our groundbreaking thoughts as soon as they are unleashed. if you want to be on the same page as us, follow us at talklit.gethit on Instagram and TikTok.theme music born from the creative genius of Big Boi B.talk lit, get hit are reading and recording on Giabal, Jagera, Jarowair & Turrbal lands. we acknowledge the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to Elders past, present and future. always was, always will be.
new moon
Nov 20 2023
new moon
It’s a beautiful night, we’re looking for something dumb to do, hey baby, this episode is on new moon~~ that’s right, it’s already episode two of our twilight megamix extravaganza! this episode we do a deep cliff dive on new moon and ponder if a teenager should be trusted with motor mechanics, why bella needs a reality check and are gaslighting and manipulation okay if they’re done to someone you love (spoiler alert: they’re not). this journey is boggling our minds so check your alice love at the door and get your slapping hand ready, listeners, because we’re having hysterics!synopsis music: for when it rains by juan sanchezspecial things mentioned in the episode:twilight personality quiztimeline from twilight lexiconnew moon playlist from stephenie meyernear to you by a fine frenzyalmost lover by a fine frenzyhaunted (taylor's version) by taylor swiftsend us questions, things you want us to speak about or just say hi!choose our next podcast read by going here and voting in the first week of each month!make sure you subscribe to hear our groundbreaking thoughts as soon as they are unleashed. if you want to be on the same page as us, follow us at talklit.gethit on Instagram and TikTok.theme music born from the creative genius of Big Boi B.talk lit, get hit are reading and recording on Giabal, Jagera, Jarowair & Turrbal lands. we acknowledge the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to Elders past, present and future. always was, always will be.
twilight
Nov 6 2023
twilight
picture this: it's raining, it's cold, the sun is going down, and the cullens are miserable because another day is ending. but while twilight might be the saddest time for the cullens, it is a time we have been waiting for longer than bella has been irrevocably in love with edward. this episode kicks off our twilight megamix extravaganza, our two-month long celebration of our first anniversary as a pod! every fortnight until the end of the year we'll be covering a book from the series and we're kicking it off with twilight by stephenie meyer. as edward cullen once said (after a lot less time than this) you, our listeners, are our life now so what better gift to give you than exactly what we have been foreshadowing for a year ❤️synopsis music: for when it rains by juan sanchezspecial things mentioned in the episode:timeline from twilight lexicon@sarahelizabeth_talkspurple prosetwilight playlist by stephenie meyer send us questions, things you want us to speak about or just say hi!choose our next podcast read by going here and voting in the first week of each month!make sure you subscribe to hear our groundbreaking thoughts as soon as they are unleashed. if you want to be on the same page as us, follow us at talklit.gethit on Instagram and TikTok.theme music born from the creative genius of Big Boi B.talk lit, get hit are reading and recording on Giabal, Jagera, Jarowair & Turrbal lands. we acknowledge the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to Elders past, present and future. always was, always will be.
red, white & royal blue
Aug 7 2023
red, white & royal blue
if you love keeping calm and carrying on, making history by having your secrets exposed on a global scale and misappropriating taxpayer funds to follow your hearts (see also: have booty calls), then by golly do we have the episode for you! come with us on a trip back in time and across the Atlantic, to a magical age where millennials could be used as “marketing strategies” and not just as an insult on TikTok - that's right, this month we tackle Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. we also have our first guest on the pod to talk us through the many, many (many) British-isms featured in this book. you can find more of Brian and his blossoming music career at @officialbigboib. will this queer romance achieve the elusive ‘lit’ rating or fall, like so many before it, directly into the shit pits?just as Alex feels forever about Henry, we feel forever about our listeners so please subscribe and rate the podcast!send us questions, things you want us to speak about or just say hi!choose our next podcast read by going here and voting in the first week of each month!make sure you subscribe to hear our groundbreaking thoughts as soon as they are unleashed. if you want to be on the same page as us, follow us at talklit.gethit on Instagram and TikTok.theme music born from the creative genius of Big Boi B.talk lit, get hit are reading and recording on Giabal, Jagera, Jarowair & Turrbal lands. we acknowledge the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to Elders past, present and future. always was, always will be.