Modcast Episodes

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Ep. 16: Poetry Month — April 24, 2021

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Book cover for "Lore" by Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author. A white marble bust of Medusa is centered, snakes coiling and snapping around her calm young face. In uppercase gold letters is the title Lore, and inside the O Medusa's staring eye is made of human flesh. At the bottom is a tagline reading "Bind your fate to mine."

Ep. 15: Review of “Lore” (Spoilers Galore)

For our latest book club episode, find out why this #1 best-selling author was sheer disappointment for us!

Portrait of Phillis Wheatley, a young Black woman seated at a writing desk. She is wearing a bonnet with blue ribbon and a blue dress, poised with a finger tapping her cheek thoughtfully, and quill in her other hand.

Ep. 14: Phillis Wheatley’s Poems, ft. Dr. “Josh” Doty

The Modcasters chat with Dr. Doty about Phillis Wheatley, the first enslaved African to be published in the U.S.!

Cover for "The Wood Witches: Book One." Centered is a Black woman looking over her shoulder toward the viewer, with green and white vines stretching upward around her. Behind her in the swirling darkness is a pair of red eyes. Title is stylized to look like tree bark with green ivy underlines. Bottom right corner is a white bubble with the text, "Written and illustrated by Freshawn Womack."

Ep. 13: Interview with Freshawn Womack

Leigh Ann has a chat with creator Freshawn Womack about his work “The Wood Witches”!

Book cover. Text on cover is purple, with main title written in lowercase cursive. Title: "Dreamt or the Lingering Phantoms of Equinox." Poems by Alex Z. Salinas. The cover is soft yellow, and centered is an artistic portrait of a two-faced woman. The center eye, dripping a tear, is shared by them, and their individual eyes are leaking smoke, which floats horizontally towards the edges of the cover. There is a rainbow headdress centered over their forehead, and their hair is coiled up under wounded ribbons. They are wearing a high collar and black bow around their throat.

Ep. 12: Interview with Alex Z. Salinas

Carrie has a chat with the poet Alex Z. Salinas about his works!

A clipart drawing of three stacked books. Top is green with a red heart on the spine, middle is yellow with spine facing away from viewer, and bottom is blue with a pink heart on the spine.

Ep. 11: Best Literary Couples

Find out which literary couples the Modcasters love!

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Ep. 10: A Romance?! No!

When the Modcasters signed up for a fun read for our Valentine’s episode, it turned out to not be quite so fun…

Cartoon stack of multicolored books.

Ep. 9: Our 2021 Reading Goals

What are the Modcasters’ most anticipated reads of 2021? Find out here!

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Ep. 8: The Most Wonderful Books of the Year!

What were the Modcasters’ favorite reads of 2020? Find out here!

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Episode 7: “Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Invite Only, Casual Dinner Party / Gala for Friends Potluck”

As the bodies start piling up, it’s just another Friday night at Edgar Allan Poe’s house.

A hand holding a book up against a white wall. Book cover shows yellow sand bordered in light blue. To the left and right sides grow green saguaro cacti of different shapes and sizes. Title: Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus. Author: Dusti Bowling.

Episode 6: “Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus”

Life lessons we learned from a middle schooler with no arms.

Against a light blue background, a black line outlines a person's head and face in profile. Inside is a pink brain with a red heart centered. Source: https://www.ish.org.uk/mental-health-information-for-students/

Episode 5: Destigmatizing Mental Health

How we take care of ourselves despite it all.

A photograph of a 4-story building with a tan brick facade and steeples along the roof. Centered is a cross. Behind the building is a dark blue, clear sky. Before it is a fountain, with a statue of St. Mary standing on a pedestal high above it. Green trees and shrubs line the walkways and the front of the building. Source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6a/StLouisHall.jpg

Episode 4: Characteristics of a Marianist University

Why we chose to come to St. Mary’s, and possibly why you did as well.


St. Mary's University gold and blue logo with blue rattler snake head image.

Episode 3: Back to School: Tips and Tricks to Surviving a New Semester!

Our advice on how to navigate your new semester.


Book cover for the 10th Anniversary Edition (with a new Afterword) of Terry Tempest Williams' "Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place." Quote at bottom left reads, "There has never been a book like Refuge, an entirely original yet tragically common story, brought exquisitely to life...powerful and regenerative." - San Francisco Chronicle. Cover art depicts a brown bird with white mottled feathers flying above the title, which hovers over a brown-hued lake reflecting distant clouds and hills.

Episode 2: “Refuge”

How we find refuge in a world that never stops changing.


Book cover for How to Cuss in Western [And other missives from the high desert] by Michael P. Branch, author of Rants from the Hill. Quote at the top reads "If Thoreau drank more whiskey and lived in the desert, he'd write like this." High Country News. Cover art is a photograph of the desert, with blue mountains in the distance, hills mid-distant, and scraggly brush in the foreground.

Episode 1: “How to Cuss in Western”

How the places we live transform who we are and how we see the world.


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Episode 0: Intro

Who we are and what we do.

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