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437. Farewell 2020 With Catherine Heloise, Sneezy and Maya

The SBTB team is still gathering in groups across many time zones to say goodbye to 2020, and to look back at the books, shows, and other essentials that got us through 2020. In this episode, Catherine Heloise joins us from Melbourne Australia, Sneezy is in Taiwan, and Maya is in California, and we’re going to cover books, movies, and manga we loved, our favorite tropes, a little bit of discussion on social anxiety, and how to look back at what we’ve learned this year.

If you’re listening to this on the 25th of December, happy Chinese food and a movie day! Stay safe and warm and may your takeout be excellent. And if you’re celebrating Christmas, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

This is our last episode of 2020, wow, and I wanted to thank you for listening, for all your email and encouragement. It means a lot to know I’m keeping you company while you quilt, walk the dogs, dye yarn, shelve books, clean, cook, and go about your life. I’m honored to be here with you, so thank you, and happy new year to all of us.

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This Episode's Music

Adeste Fiddles Album Cover IT’S TIME!

It’s time to feature my favorite holiday album from Deviations Project, Adeste Fiddles.

The track you’re hearing is The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. You can find this album at Amazon.


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  1. 1
    Escapeologist says:

    If you’re listening to this on the 25th of December, happy Chinese food and a movie day! Stay safe and warm and may your takeout be excellent.

    Always Be My Maybe on Netflix pairs very well with takeout rice noodles.

  2. 2
    Kate says:

    I finally got to listen to this today and I am loving the conversation so much. Thank you, Bitches!

  3. 3
    chacha1 says:

    Reading this transcript instead of staring at my work in-box (even though it is blissfully empty) makes me happy. 🙂

    “we shouldn’t always try to save institutions” – absolutely not. Institutions, like nations, are constructs. They have no inherent virtue. Their virtue consists in the good that they do.

    And they exist by consent of the governed. If the people who have agreed to be governed decide that the governors are fucking up, and that the governors have created a culture in which nothing can be fixed, then at a certain point it is completely reasonable to walk away. This is, of course, the impetus of every civil war.

    But as you say, there comes a time when you look at an organization and think ‘you are allowing people to be harmed; you are then criticizing (or penalizing) them for expressing their feeling of being harmed; fuck you.’

    Someday maybe there will be a new not-RWA that truly celebrates diversity. Until then, we can seek out and re-read books like ‘The Duke Who Didn’t.’

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