In this episode of the Oral History Podcast, we discuss school dances, now and then. Do you have some terrible and/or delicious memories of school dances you’d like to share, or some books that deal with high school dances in a way that you enjoyed? Tell us what you think on our Facebook page or via email (feedback AT theoralhistorypodcast DOT com).
Our current reads
History of Wolves, by Emily Fridlund
The Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge
The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking
A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
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Recommended Reads (listed in the order in which they were discussed)
Prom, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Pointe, by Brandy Colbert
Freefall, by Mindi Scott
Not That Kind of Girl, by Siobhan Vivian
Belle Epoque, by Elizabeth Ross
What We Left Behind, by Robin Talley
Teen Librarian Toolbox Recommendation Corner, featuring Karen Jensen
Backlash, by Sarah Darer Littman
Pretty Amy, by Lisa Burstein
The Last Boy & Girl in the World, by Siobhan Vivian
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About This Podcast
Carrie Mesrobian and Christa Desir are two good friends who happen to be YA authors interested in discussing sex. The idea for The Oral History Podcast came out of their daily dog-walking conversations when they realized that others might be as interested in this topic as they were. Each podcast focuses on a topic of sexuality in the lives of teens. Previous podcasts have included discussions about masturbation, first kisses, cheating, illicit relationships, oral sex, and “girl talk” to name a few. Frank, engaging, and filthy, these two podcasters will leave you laughing, blushing, or ready to start writing sex scenes in your novel in an authentic and excellent way.