LSHB's Weird Era Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

40 episodes of LSHB's Weird Era Podcast since the first episode, which aired on February 5th, 2021.

  • Episode 24: LSHB's Weird Era feat. David Demchuk

    August 26th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  56 mins 30 secs

    David Demchuk sits down with Alex to discuss Red X, the evolution and the future of queer horror, pop culture (this episode is rife with juicy horror references), and historically problematic queer pioneers. Spooky!

  • Episode 23: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Katie Kitamura

    August 19th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 45 secs
    2021books, a separation, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, intimacies, katie kitamura, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Sruti sits down with Katie Kitamura, addressing her fans as addicts of interiority, thinking through what lies behind the responsibility of bearing witness, and if the quality of art is determined by how well it mimics truth.

  • Episode 22: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Sophie McCreesh

    August 12th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 36 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, once more with feeling, sophie mccreesh, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Sruti talks to Sophie McCreesh about her debut novel, Once More With Feeling, writing about depression, and how to find hope in the idea of promise.

  • Episode 21: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Beth Morgan

    August 5th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 41 secs
    2021books, a touch of jen, authors, beth morgan, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Sruti sits down with Beth Morgan, author of A Touch of Jen, to discuss magical realism, the pleasure in reading “unlikeable” characters, the concept of judgement, social media, and manifesting.

  • Episode 20: LSHB's Weird Era Season 1

    July 10th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  7 mins 56 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    A look back at our first season.

  • Episode 19: LSHB's Weird Era avec. Daphné B.

    June 24th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 11 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, daphné b, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, maquillée, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Rencontre entre Daphnée (notre libraire) et Daphné B. pour jaser sur l’écriture de soi, les paradoxes de la féminité et #papaUQAM.

  • Episode 18: LSHB's Weird Era feat. PJ Vernon

    June 17th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 27 secs
    2021books, authors, bathhaus, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, pj vernon, queer, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    PJ Vernon joins Alex to discuss his novel, Bath Haus, gay representation in mainstream literature, writing morally complex characters, trust issues, and how Grindr can be used for good.

  • Episode 17: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Paul Mendez

    June 10th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  49 mins 25 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, class, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, paul mendez, race, rainbow milk, sexuality, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Alex and Paul sit down to discuss his acclaimed novel, Rainbow Milk, writing as a sensory experience, UK music charts in the early 2000s, and happy endings in queer literature

  • Episode 16: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Brontez Purnell

    June 3rd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 50 secs
    100 boyfriends, 2021books, authors, black, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, brontez purnell, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, queer, sex, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Sruti chats with Brontez Purnell about gay and racial stereotypes, writing elegant prose out of bluntness, and the relationship between black gay men and sin.

  • Episode 15: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Anakana Schofield

    May 27th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 59 secs
    anakana schofield, authors, bina, bina: a novel in warnings, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, self-euthanization, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Sruti sits down with Anakana Schofield, author of Bina: A Novel in Warnings to discuss distrust in the establishment, female pain, and the question of self-euthanization in fiction.

  • Episode 14: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Alice Sparkly Kat

    May 20th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  27 mins 40 secs
    2021books, alice sparkly kat, astrology, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, post-colonial astrology, semiotics, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod, zodiac

    Sruti sits down with Alice Sparkly Kat to explore colonialism in the study of myth, the role of interpretation in Astrology, and the ways in which astrology functions as a language.

  • Episode 13: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Alex McElroy

    May 13th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 12 secs
    2021books, alex mcelroy, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, empathy, fiction, gender, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, self-care, sthenri, the atmospherians, toxic masculinity, weirdera, weirderapod

    Alex McElroy talks about their debut novel The Atmospherians, the role of empathy in fiction, moral purity, and accountability vs cancel culture.

  • Episode 12: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Larissa Pham

    May 6th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 57 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, larissa pham, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, pop song, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Alex sits down with Larissa Pham to talk about her new essay collection Pop Song, the joys of Tumblr in 2012, intimacy, and art writing vs art critique.

  • Episode 11: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Alex and Sruti

    April 22nd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 21 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, weirdera, weirderapod

    Librairie Saint-Henri Store Manager, and Weird Era Co-host and Weird Era Founder and Co-Host, Sruti, sit down and talk about the start of this project, the store's affinity for curation, and what we look for in literature.

  • Episode 10: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Syan Rose

    April 15th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 37 secs
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, gender, graphic novel, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, syan rose, trans, transgender, weirdera, weirderapod

    Syan Rose talks about different types of work, acupuncture, how to be a better ally, and the importance of amplifying marginalized voices.

  • Episode 9: LSHB's Weird Era feat. Marlowe Granados

    April 8th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 14 mins
    2021books, authors, bookclub, bookish, books, bookstore, fiction, flying books, happy hour, indiebooks, indiebookstore, interviews, librairiesthenribooks, literature, lshb, marlowe granados, montreal, montrealbookstore, mtl, sthenri, verso books, weirdera, weirderapod

    Marlowe Granados talks about her debut novel Happy Hour, that time she beckoned Greta Gerwig, female friendships, what style means in text and in clothes, and much more.