Interview with Author Kristen O’Neal (Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses)

Joining the show on this fine day is Kristen O’Neal, author of the contemporary YA werewolf novel Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses, which just had its paperback release on May 10th. Tune in to hear her and Arthur discuss a multitude of subjects, including their shared love for Jurassic Park, their equally shared displeasure for … Continue reading Interview with Author Kristen O’Neal (Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses)

#56 – Disney+’s Moon Knight | Helmed by Jeremy Slater and Mohamed Diab (with Guy Bradford)

Tune in as comedian Guy Bradford returns to the show for a conversation about Moon Knight, the six-episode Marvel Cinematic Universe series that ran on Disney+ from March 30th to May 4th. As part of Phase 4 of the MCU, it adopts quite the dark, almost psychological thriller-esque mood in comparison to the rest of … Continue reading #56 – Disney+’s Moon Knight | Helmed by Jeremy Slater and Mohamed Diab (with Guy Bradford)

#55 – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (with Laura Petro and Meggie Gates of YA, We Read It!)

Tune in as Laura Petro and Meggie Gates (YA, We Read It!) hang out with Arthur for a recap of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. This 2020 magical-realism take on the now-beloved Multiverse subgenre of speculative fiction follows 35-year-old Nora Seed as she ODs to escape her depressing life, which sends her off on … Continue reading #55 – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (with Laura Petro and Meggie Gates of YA, We Read It!)

#54 – Gallant by V.E. Schwab (with Jodie and Laura of The Island Library Podcast)

Tune in as Jodie and Laura (The Island Library Podcast) collaborate with Arthur for a recap of Gallant, the 2022 supernatural fantasy YA novel by V.E. Schwab (the Shades of Magic series, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue). Coldhearted orphanages, the moment when you realize books that you thought were YA have actually been targeted … Continue reading #54 – Gallant by V.E. Schwab (with Jodie and Laura of The Island Library Podcast)

Interview with Author Eric Berlin (The Puzzling World of Winston Breen)

Joining the show for today is Eric Berlin, who wrote The Puzzling World of Winston Breen and its two sequels, all of which belong to the small group of puzzle-themed middle-grade books that Arthur had devoured as a child. On top of that, Eric creates puzzles for a living, having whipped up crosswords and variety … Continue reading Interview with Author Eric Berlin (The Puzzling World of Winston Breen)

#53 – Marvel’s Runaways | Created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (with Matt Cole of Debate This!)

Tune in as Matt Cole (Debate This!, Avenge This!) takes a seat at the table to chat about Marvel’s Runaways, the MCU-adjacent three-season TV show that follows a group of six high schoolers as they learn about a murderous scheme that their seemingly upstanding parents have been committing together for years and proceed to do … Continue reading #53 – Marvel’s Runaways | Created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (with Matt Cole of Debate This!)

#52 – Happy 1st Podiversary!!!

Tune in as Arthur celebrates the 1st podiversary of 2 Cents Critic. Yep, it’s one year old! Over this period, many lessons were learned, varied content was consumed, and discussions and banter were shared with guests. All of this amounted to the total of fifty-seven episodes that have been uploaded to the podsphere. Thank you … Continue reading #52 – Happy 1st Podiversary!!!

#51 – Rooster Teeth’s RWBY Volume 1 | Created by Monty Oum (with Jackson Leight)

Tune in as Jackson Leight (creator of the satirical RWBY news website https://bumbleby.com) teams up with Arthur to dissect Volume 1 of RWBY, the American anime web series that online entertainment company Rooster Teeth premiered in 2013. RWBY has been lasting for eight seasons so far, and now 2CC (which already dropped a brief episode on … Continue reading #51 – Rooster Teeth’s RWBY Volume 1 | Created by Monty Oum (with Jackson Leight)

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Pixar’s Turning Red | Directed by Domee Shi (with Alysha/@alypil_aja)

Tune in as Booktwt buddy Alysha (@alypil_aja) stops by for a review of Pixar’s latest film, Turning Red! Even before Disney+ started streaming it on March 11, it had already garnered quite a bit of positive reception surrounding its subtext on puberty for adolescent girls and menstruation, which have long been social taboos. On top … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Pixar’s Turning Red | Directed by Domee Shi (with Alysha/@alypil_aja)

2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas (with Torry of Ready to Be Petty)

Tune in as Torry (Ready to Be Petty) visits the show to cover The Spanish Love Deception, the 2021 contemporary romance by debut author Elena Armas. Having originally been self-published by Armas and won the Goodsreads Choice Award for Best Debut Novel of 2021, TSLD’s enemies-to-lovers/grumpy x sunshine/fake dating/slow burn love story between engineering coworkers … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas (with Torry of Ready to Be Petty)