Today’s episode is all about nostalgia and the philosophy behind the podcast! Jessica addresses some questions she gets about the show and where she wants to go next. She discusses her vision of a show that’s all about discovery, exploration, and the future.
Topics include: the desire never to be a gatekeeper, the importance of reevaluating books you loved as a child before you recommend them to children now, and not one but two scandalous confessions.
- 00:19 Introduction, discussion of Jessica’s history with kids’ books
- 08:00 Nostalgia as it relates to books we loved and books we never read, Jessica makes a shocking confession
- 13:08 The importance of viewing books critically without allowing nostalgia to cloud your judgment
- 16:28 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and connecting with art as a child
- 21:34 Announcement of brief hiatus, request for listener feedback
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Thanks to Drew Pidgeon for the amazing music and Lily Todorov for the incredible cover art!
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