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Join Brittney and Joshua, broadcasting from the Coos Bay Public Library, as they chat about their favorite Fantasy and Science Fiction reads, play games, debate movies, gush over fandoms and recommend books to readers!

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Read with PRIDE! 2024

Read with PRIDE! 2024

2024-05-3138:15

Summer's on the way but we still have lots of reading to do! June is not only the first month of the sunniest season, it's also Pride! Brittney and Joshua share their favorite books of 2024 with LGBTQIA+ protagonists.Ride that rainbow, bebes!Brittney's pick:Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree | Goodreads.comJoshua's picks:The Emperor and the Endless Palace by Justinian Huang | Goodreads.comFind us at:Podcast Website: https://swordsstarships.buzzsprout.comInstagram: Brittney and Jos...
🌊 Join us as we explore the worlds of sci-fi and fantasy underwater movies, guessed solely by their taglines! 🚀💦Things We MentionedFun and nausea: the history of the Gravitron - Trivia HappyZipper - Modern Midways - The Complete CarnivalOrbiter - Modern Midways - The Complete CarnivalBefore Sharknado, there was an actual 'gater-nado' in South Carolina - The Weather NetworkDredge (video game) - WikipediaFind us at:Podcast Website: https://swordsstarships.buzzsprout.comInstagram: Brittney and J...
It's a blast from the past as we dive into the timeless classic, "The Terminator" (1984)! 🤖🔥 Expect nostalgia, analysis, and maybe even a few Terminator impressions thrown in for good measure! 😉 Tune in now on your favorite podcast platform and let's journey back to the '80s together! Don't forget to share your thoughts and favorite moments using #Starshipspod 🎬✨ The Terminator (1984) - IMDb (Rated R) Confused by our Aliens references? Listen to the episode covering it he...
Brittney and Joshua play another game of "What's that Sound?!"Try and guess this film oriented sound clip!Things we talk about:Here's the video Brittney and Bret watched to get all the necessary Fallout lore regarding Vaults.Find us at:Podcast Website: https://swordsstarships.buzzsprout.comInstagram: Brittney and Joshua (@swordsnstarships) • Instagram photos and videosEmail: Starships@coosbaylibrary.orgOur Library's Facebook Page: Coos Bay Public Library | FacebookCoos Bay Public Library's In...
ALIENS! Again

ALIENS! Again

2024-05-0339:33

The aliens have returned! Brittney and Joshua share some more of their favorite ETs in fiction!Brittney's pickThe Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera | GoodreadsJoshua's pickStation Eternity by Mur Lafferty | GoodreadsFind us at:Podcast Website: https://swordsstarships.buzzsprout.comInstagram: Brittney and Joshua (@swordsnstarships) • Instagram photos and videosEmail: Starships@coosbaylibrary.orgOur Library's Facebook Page: Coos Bay Public Library | FacebookCoos Bay Public Library...
Are those plants... moving? Join Brittney and Joshua as they chat about horrifying plant life in this 2008 teen horror!The Ruins (2008) - IMDbThings We MentionedZoroastrianism | Definition, Beliefs, Founder, Holy Book, & Facts | BritannicaTaken (2008) - IMDbHostel (2005) - IMDbThe tourist bubble- presenting a place to a visitor (linkedin.com)The Mayans: Where Are They Today? - HistoricaLittle Shop of Horrors (1986) - IMDbFind us at:Podcast Website: https://swordsstarships.buzzsprout.comIn...
Let's play a game! In today’s episode can you guess the outdoorsy movies based on their taglines? Get your thinking caps on and let's see who can guess them all! Things We Mentioned:Llamas with Hats (youtube.com)The Ruins (2008) - IMDbFind us at:Podcast Website: https://swordsstarships.buzzsprout.comInstagram: Brittney and Joshua (@swordsnstarships) • Instagram photos and videosEmail: Starships@coosbaylibrary.orgOur Library's Facebook Page: Coos Bay Public Library | FacebookCoos Bay Pub...
This one goes out for the morally gray, the ones who answer the call of, "HELP!" with "What's in it for me?"Brittney and Joshua review two great books that feature antiheroes! What is an antihero? Unlike a hero, who is defined by their moral correctness, altruism, or positive influence on the narrative, an antihero is a complicated protagonist with a dark side, history of bad decisions, and a questionable moral compass | MasterclassBrittney's pick:Slewfoot by Brom | GoodReadsJoshua's pic...
Inquiring minds want to know: Would you rather move things with your mind (telekinesis) or read minds (telepathy)?Thank you for supporting us by sending us answers! We appreciate you <3Things that were mentioned:Eleven | Stranger Things Wiki | FandomPhoenix (Jean Grey) Powers, Villains, History | MarvelProfessor X In Comics Powers, Enemies, History | MarvelMatilda (1996) - IMDbWALL·E (2008) - IMDbFind us at:Podcast Website: https://swordsstarships.buzzsprout.comInstagram: Brittney and Josh...
Today Brittney and Joshua talk sharks, giant robots and main characters with a disability!Brittney's pick:Shark Heart: A Love Story by Emily Habek | GoodreadsJoshua's pick:Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao | GoodreadsFind us at:Podcast Website: https://swordsstarships.buzzsprout.comInstagram: Brittney and Joshua (@swordsnstarships) • Instagram photos and videosEmail: Starships@coosbaylibrary.orgOur Library's Facebook Page: Coos Bay Public Library | FacebookCoos Bay Public Library's Instagram:...
Short: Cryptids

Short: Cryptids

2024-03-1529:37

Unlocking the Mysteries of Cryptids... or barreling through a couple favorites and then recommending some books on them?Prepare to be captivated by spine-tingling tales and fascinating theories about these enigmatic creatures. Tune in now and let the hunt for cryptids begin!Helpful Links:Mark | Coral Island Wiki | FandomMonster PromDream Daddy (gamegrumps.com)Coelacanth | Description, Habitat, Discovery, & Facts | BritannicaAn Ode to a Hometown Creature: Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Vi...
Willow (1988) Film Review

Willow (1988) Film Review

2024-03-0801:20:14

It's the ultimate daddy-daughter daytrip adventure! Grab your magic wands and a few acorns, it's time to help a baby fight an evil sorceress queen.Brittney and Joshua review Ron Howard and George Lucas' fantasy classic, Willow!Willow (1988) | IMDbFind us at:Podcast Website: https://swordsstarships.buzzsprout.comInstagram: Brittney and Joshua (@swordsnstarships) • Instagram photos and videosEmail: Starships@coosbaylibrary.orgOur Library's Facebook Page: Coos Bay Public Library | FacebookCoos B...
Short: Small or Tall?

Short: Small or Tall?

2024-03-0111:45

Brittney is at it again with her weird questions. Would you rather be 10 feet or 10 inches tall?A big thank you to everybody who sent in their answers, it made for a really fun episode!Helpful LinksThe Secret of NIMH (1982) - Plot - IMDbThe Borrowers (The Borrowers, #1) by Mary Norton | GoodreadsFind us at:Podcast Website: https://swordsstarships.buzzsprout.comInstagram: Brittney and Joshua (@swordsnstarships) • Instagram photos and videosEmail: Starships@coosbaylibrary.orgOur Library's Faceb...
Graphic Novels 2024

Graphic Novels 2024

2024-02-2339:37

Grilled cheese and robots? It's the combo you didn't realize you needed, but we're here to serve it to you! Join Brittney and Joshua as they talk about some of their recent graphic novel reads that they think you'll enjoy!Brittney's Pick: The Infinity Particle by Wendy Xu | GoodreadsJoshua's Pick: The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich by Deya Muniz | GoodreadsHelpful LinksRead with Pride episode on Apple Podcasts.Coos Bay Public Library's event calendar: Month Calendar | Coos Bay...
Romance: 2024

Romance: 2024

2024-02-0935:55

We love Love! Listen to Joshua and Brittney recommend some surprisingly gritty stories with great romantic plotlines. <3Joshua's Pick:All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown | GoodreadsBrittney's Pick:The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer | GoodreadsFind us at:Podcast Website: https://swordsstarships.buzzsprout.comInstagram: Brittney and Joshua (@swordsnstarships) • Instagram photos and videosEmail: Starships@coosbaylibrary.orgOur Library's Facebook Page: Coos Bay Public Library ...
Let's play a game! Joshua and Brittney try to guess the movie based on the movie's tagline. All of today's movies are sci-fi and fantasy movies with a romantic aspect to them.Find us at:Podcast Website: https://swordsstarships.buzzsprout.comInstagram: Brittney and Joshua (@swordsnstarships) • Instagram photos and videosEmail: Starships@coosbaylibrary.orgOur Library's Facebook Page: Coos Bay Public Library | FacebookCoos Bay Public Library's Instagram: CoosBayLibrary (@coosbaylibrary) • ...
Revived Classics

Revived Classics

2024-01-2639:31

Boring, crusty, "classic" books? WRONG! Joshua and Brittney recommend updated versions of a few well-known tales!Joshua's Pick:Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi | Goodreads Honorary Recommendation:What Moves the Dead (Sworn Soldier, #1) by T. Kingfisher | GoodreadsThe Fall of the House of Usher (TV Mini Series 2023) - IMDbBrittney's Pick:The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand | GoodreadsThings We Mentioned:The War on Terror - Timeline & Facts | HISTORYAnastasia (1997) - ...
How good is your auditory game? See if you can guess the sound along with Brittney!Helpful Links:The Link to the Sound!Find us at:Podcast Website: https://swordsstarships.buzzsprout.comInstagram: Brittney and Joshua (@swordsnstarships) • Instagram photos and videosEmail: Starships@coosbaylibrary.orgOur Library's Facebook Page: Coos Bay Public Library | FacebookCoos Bay Public Library's Instagram: CoosBayLibrary (@coosbaylibrary) • Instagram photos and videos
End of Season 3!

End of Season 3!

2023-10-2707:56

What a wild year this was! Thanks y'all for the ride, we'll see you in Season 4!Helpful links:2 Nerds In A Pod: A Video Game Podcast on Apple PodcastsSuper Mario Bros Movie Review with 2 Nerds In a PodThe Crucible (1996) - IMDbStay up to date by following us on Instagram @swordsnstarships---cru·ci·ble[ˈkro͞osəb(ə)l]NOUNa ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures:"the crucible tipped and the mold filled with liquid metal...
Coraline Part 2!

Coraline Part 2!

2023-10-2054:48

Coraline (2009) - IMDbHelpful Links:LAIKA StudiosCoraline by Neil Gaiman | GoodreadsMake Good Art by Neil Gaiman | GoodreadsIf you enjoyed this episode, you might also enjoy our Nightmare Before Christmas episode!Find us at:Podcast Website: https://swordsstarships.buzzsprout.comInstagram: Brittney and Joshua (@swordsnstarships) • Instagram photos and videosEmail: Starships@coosbaylibrary.orgOur Library's Facebook Page: Coos Bay Public Library | FacebookCoos Bay Public Library's Instagram: Coo...
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