SSoP Podcast: A Mini-Episode About Survey Results & What We're Reading Right Now

SSoP Podcast: A Mini-Episode About Survey Results & What We're Reading Right Now

Monday, 6 July, 2020

On our show, we usually get curious about far-flung destinations and great books that can transport us there. But a few weeks ago, we invited you to participate in our audience survey — and wow! you did.

In this mini-episode, we share some of the results from our end-of-Season-1 audience survey, preview changes we’re making to the show, discuss updates to the website, and announce the first four destinations for Season 2. Spoiler: We think you’re going to like them! We also discuss a few of the books we’ve read lately.

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Books Mentioned In This Episode

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

30 Days of Night by Steve Niles & Ben Templesmith

The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Way Men Act by Elinor Lipman

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Transcript

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