#64 – Disney+’s Ms. Marvel | Helmed by Bisha K. Ali and Adil & Bilall (with Guy Bradford)

Tune in as previous 2CC guest Guy Bradford comes back around for a breakdown of the newest Disney+ Marvel Cinematic Universe series Ms. Marvel. It follows Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Pakistani-American who lives in Jersey City, prides herself on her Captain Marvel geekery, and ends up getting thrown into a journey of self-discovery involving her newfound … Continue reading #64 – Disney+’s Ms. Marvel | Helmed by Bisha K. Ali and Adil & Bilall (with Guy Bradford)

#59 – Netflix’s The Half of It | Directed by Alice Wu (with Dr. Terry Dornak of Hello Wonderful Podcast)

Tune in as Dr. Terry Dornak (Hello Wonderful Podcast) stops by the show to chat with Arthur about Netflix’s The Half of it, the 2020 coming-of-age movie that follows introverted teenager Ellie Chu as she pens love letters on behalf of inarticulate jock Paul Munsky and sends them off to his crush Aster Flores. The … Continue reading #59 – Netflix’s The Half of It | Directed by Alice Wu (with Dr. Terry Dornak of Hello Wonderful Podcast)

#58 – Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (with Ria and Valli of Queerily Ever After)

Tune in as Ria and Valli (Queerily Ever After) hop onto 2CC for Pride Month 2022, during which queer content will be featured throughout the month of June. For the second episode, the spotlight is on Cemetery Boys, the 2020 YA contemporary paranormal novel by Aiden Thomas (Lost in the Never Woods, The Sunbearer Trials). … Continue reading #58 – Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (with Ria and Valli of Queerily Ever After)

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)

My 2 Cents on See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest review! What’s new, everyone? Over a year after my review for Rachel Lynn Solomon’s fake-dating and enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance The Ex Talk, she’s now releasing the YA (although it really should be categorized as New … Continue reading My 2 Cents on See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

#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)

#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!)

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)

My 2 Cents on Pixar’s Turning Red

What’s new, everyone? Directed by Domee Shi (Oscar-winning Pixar short Bao) in her feature directorial debut and written by Shi and Julia Cho, Turning Red, the latest movie to be released by Pixar, follows unabashedly dorky 13-year-old Meilin “Mei” Lee (played by Rosalie Chiang) in the year 2002 as she hangs out with her equally nerdy best … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Pixar’s Turning Red

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Interview with Author Desirée Calderón de Fawaz (Quetzalli’s Last Song)

In the house today is microbiologist-turned-author Desirée Calderón de Fawaz, who wrote and illustrated the 2017 picture book Tata’s Earrings, then penned her debut novel Quetzalli’s Last Song, the first entry in the Brum Hesles Series. Listen to Arthur chat with her about topics like her former work in microbiology, the gorgeous illustrations in QLS, … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Interview with Author Desirée Calderón de Fawaz (Quetzalli’s Last Song)