The Oral History Podcast, Episode 10: Illicit Relationships

The Oral History PodcastIn this episode of The Oral History Podcast, we discuss illicit relationships where there is a power differential between the people involved, as well as legal and social restrictions. Take a listen and share your thoughts or book recommendations on the topic, in the comments or via email:
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Our Current Reads


Walk On Earth A Stranger, by Rae Carson
The Master, by Kresley Cole


Traffick, by Ellen Hopkins
The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume I: At the Edge of Empire, by Daniel Kraus

Feature: Is This TMI?

Duet,” by S. K. Olmanson


Being on “the down low”
Drowning Instinct, by Ilsa J. Bick
Boy Toy, by Barry Lyga
Flawed, by Kate Avelynn
Forbidden, by Tabitha Suzuma
How I Live Now, by Meg Rosoff
Searching for Caleb, by Anne Tyler
Other Broken Things, by Christa Desir


                    The Power & Control Wheel


Recommended Reads

Consent, by Nancy Ohlin
Girl, by Blake Nelson
How We Fall, by Kate Brauning
Out of Darkness,by Ashley Hope Perez
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, by Stephanie Oakes
Still Waters, by Ash Parsons




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About the Author:

Christa Desir writes contemporary YA fiction. Her forthcoming novel, Other Broken Things, will be published in January 2016 by Simon Pulse. Visit her online at, and follow her on Twitter at @ChristaDesir.Carrie Mesrobian is the author of three YA novels, most recently Cut Both Ways (2015). Visit her online at, and find her on Twitter at @CarrieMesrobian.

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