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In the Stacks with Barry & LaToya

In the Stacks with Barry & LaToya

Author: Barry Reese & LaToya Davidson-Perez

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In the Stacks with Barry & LaToya started as a loosely library-related show when the hosts worked together at a public library. It now further showcases the viewpoints of Barry Reese and LaToya Davidson-Perez on life, news, entertainment, books, and other topics. Each show features a little bit of everything.
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Skywalker Ruin: Unicorn STD

Skywalker Ruin: Unicorn STD

2020-08-0201:27:39

The season comes to an end in a way that is both poignant and hopeful. Wait, what? No, it’s the same show but T’Challa is calling the shots. At least, he thinks he is. He provides the hosts with six surprise topics. LaToya takes no offense and Barry shows why his name is first on the title card. Depression Hurts.
Chubby Puppy: Gen X Radio

Chubby Puppy: Gen X Radio

2020-07-1601:18:01

Summer vacation is coming to an end, but there is no finality to the fallout from the coronavirus. Schools are shifting start dates and the plans for the new school year. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp forbids localities to require masks despite the surge in cases. T’Challa is back and doesn’t seem quite so bored by LaToya, and Barry just can’t let Bigfoot or his animal fetishes go.
KISS of Gloom: Misophonia

KISS of Gloom: Misophonia

2020-07-1001:07:33

Barry doesn’t want to do the show, so much so, his audio is terrible (sorry, fans). LaToya, also having a bad day, forces him to do the show because she hopes it improves his mood. As if. Shorter than the show’s typical runtime, they share what they’ve been up to, including insomnia, fatigue, television, and sprinkle in a bit about COVID-19 and Trump vs. Biden vs. Kanye.
Barry has a birds and bees conversation with a very shy and mortified T’Challa. LaToya points out how uncomfortable that convo is for us all. T’Challa keeps it 100 and tells LaToya that he’s bored by her, and Barry points out that her topics for discussion always seem to be steeped in depression. LaToya doesn’t give in to the peer pressure. She can only be her one true and authentic self. Plus, with 2020 being a problematic year, it’s hard for her to find joy.
Is it finally the end of Bigfoot erotica? Is Splash Mountain racist? Has Gone With the Wind returned to HBO Max? Should schools get rid of their resource officers? Is it shrimp or skrimp? Find out the answers to these questions with a healthy dose of Barry and LaToya’s antics. Plus, LaToya takes a break from television, and Barry dines in the hood.
LaToya has hijacked this week’s show by taking Barry’s breadcrumbs in their program guide and making it better. T’Challa isn’t thrilled about this week’s show, and Barry is determined to make what should have been a serious episode and coloring it. From Star Trek to Aunt Jemima, Juneteeth to The Neighborhood, this episode is sufficiently diverse and almost monster erotica-free.
Barry celebrates his BFF on Facebook but is temporarily rebuffed when she doesn’t notice or acknowledge the honor promptly. LaToya isn’t getting enough sleep and has two full-time jobs. T’Challa is luxuriating over the summer and doesn’t want to talk about Mindcraft. HBO says no-go to LaToya’s favorite movie while NASCAR bans the Confederate flag.
The hosts are tired. Is 2020 done yet? From COVID-19 to George Floyd, this week’s episode has an unequal sharing of highs and lows. Both Barry and LaToya are depressed. T’Challa is easing into the summer break. However, the weight of life is truly upon them. No amount of television watching can get them out of the funk. Maybe Barry’s teeth collection will.
Warning, this episode features torrid sex between a human female and a well-hung hominid. Listeners’ discretion is advised. LaToya finally started reading the now infamous monster erotica book and had a difficult time getting into it. She shares her thoughts as well as gives some spoilers. School’s out for the summer, and both Barry and T’Challa are glad. Plus, Barry has something to say about the new Hunger Games prequel, while LaToya continues to watch a lot of television.
For the first time in recent memory, the show featured two guests. It was the return of T’Challa and the welcoming of Draknara. With the added people in the studio, talk, of course, gets political. LaToya is not quite as PC as she should be, and Barry is insistent on her reading Bigfoot Porn. He even goes as far as saying that there is a scenario where he may also write some monster erotica. Plus, LaToya is excited about the show being downloaded over 1,000 times. Barry rains on her parade by reminding her of how many shows they’ve recorded.
It’s a T’Challa-free episode and the hosts take the conversation into very odd places. Barry is looking forward to a visit from Draknara, thirty years in the making. Will it be like the teenage version of himself as he again shares a home with his mother? LaToya downloaded the novel for the Monster Erotica challenge. Will it become a guilty pleasure? Find out who’s exercising and who’s not. Plus, consider how much screentime is enough.
Bigfoot Porn: One Week Off

Bigfoot Porn: One Week Off

2020-05-0701:12:08

They’re back for another season, and LaToya notes that given the shows recorded without her, she considered not coming back. But who could stay away from this show? Barry refers to an actor solely by their last name despite there being a two acting brother dynasty. He considers changing his writing genre. LaToya agrees to take part in a challenge, and T’Challa again joins the show. Soon it’ll be In the Stacks with Barry, LaToya & T’Challa.
Again, where’s LaToya? Still, on hiatus, Barry records the show without her. T’Challa’s back and he and Barry take over the show. Barry schools T’Challa on how licensing works, and they both share what they’re currently reading and watching on television. Barry is saddened that the fruit of his loins doesn’t know all of The Avengers, and they both debate the evolution of the movie theater.
Where’s LaToya? During their hiatus, Barry opts to do the show without her. T’Challa’s home and he and Barry take over the show. They both provide commentary as a student and a teacher on what it’s like to be sheltered at home during COVID-19. Microsoft Teams? Extra-Extra Credit? Technology Challenges? Zoom? Plus, Barry shares his detox after reading a Hitler-based book. Star Trek. Also, is Barry a liar?
A season-ender has never been so political. In last week’s episode, Barry tasked LaToya with coming up with something special. What does she do? She over prepares for the show and turns it into “LaToya’s Stacks with LaToya featuring Barry.” If you haven’t gotten enough real-life COVID and Trump-driven dose of reality, you’ll get it here. It’s a lot to pack in before their two-week hiatus.
It’s clear how utterly boring LaToya is. She does virtually nothing in preparation for the episode. Barry must skillfully carry the show on his own back. Or, that’s what he’d have you believe. Despite the collective quasi-prep, the episode explores some darker themes, including bipolar disorder and self-harm. Plus, Barry talks about his harrowing two-mile journey.
Barry provides an update on the family emergency that caused the one-week hiatus of the show. And how could we not talk about the coronavirus?! It’s impossible to escape, just like Tiger King. If you haven’t seen the salacious series the hosts give you reasons why you need to stop everything and watch. We learn that the Class of 2020 is at a disadvantage and we rank our modern-day Doctor Who doctors.
Did you hear about the coronavirus?! If you haven’t, you’re not living on planet Earth. For some, this and the locusts are a sign of end times. LaToya doesn’t understand why Social Distancing is a big deal since that’s how she lives her everyday life. Barry is now teaching from home and doing some major Netflix streaming. In this episode, he walks us through the plot of a recent straight-to-DVD movie he watched while LaToya lists the many shows she’s viewed in the past week.
COVID-19: The Bottom Line

COVID-19: The Bottom Line

2020-03-1201:14:19

My Corona! It’s the Coronavirus episode of the show as all talks turn to the pandemic. Seasons are being suspended (not ours), and industries are putting into place contingency plans. There’s even a run on toilet paper! The hosts wonder, when will the topic not be one you can joke about? LaToya is about to see her workload and income shift while Barry feels he’s superhuman and can repel the virus. Both avid soccer fans and cinephiles, they are saddened by the avalanche effect of COVID-19 and the escapism entertainment they love.
In a reverse of last week’s episode, LaToya plays the role of SPOILER this time around, ruining Barry’s evening. The hosts finally come to an agreement about the merits of the various 911 shows, and LaToya claims that she is now “cooking.” Finally, it’s the end of an era as Judge Judy walks away from her legendary courtroom show, and there’s a shocking new guinea pig announcement.
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