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S5E4 – Put Some Crows On It

In this episode, Ardo and Yash discuss the #FreePalestine movement before diving into their what they’ve been reading. It’s a mostly Ardo episode in terms of books read but Yash does chat about her Rule of Wolves feels–the newest book in the Grishaverse–before the pair discuss season 1 of the Shadow and Bone TV show. 

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

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S5E4 – Put A Mystery On It

This episode was recorded back in January but the conversation is evergreen! Ardo and Yash mention the recent IG TV on the PABOI account that looked at recent Canadian reads. Then they discuss what they’ve been reading which includes a lot of mystery/crime fiction for Ardo and a whole lot of speculative fiction for Yash.

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

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S5E3 – Put A Producer On It

This is an extra long episode of the podcast! Ardo and Yash spend some time talking about anti-Asian hate, #OwnVoices and if book lists (and other pop culture lists) are helpful. Then they talk about what they’ve been reading, and get a bit of behind-the-scenes help from friend of the pod and unintentional producer of this episode, Angel!

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

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S5S2 – PABOI: Chloe Gong

Ardo and Yash interviewed debut author Chloe Gong about her Romeo and Juliette reimagining, The Violent Delights. They discuss what it’s like to be a Gen Z author in publishing, the confidence in Chloe’s writing, colonialism and diaspora feels, and the research into 1920s Shanghai. It’s a fun interview!

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

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S5E1 – Put #ReadingGoals On It

It’s 2021, baybee! Ardo and Yash are once again joined by their pal and friend of the pod, Angel Cruz, to discuss their anticipated reads. Then they talk about Yash’s favourite topic: reading resolutions! How will the hosts and Angel approach reading this year while the pandemic still rages and the outside is but a distant memory?

  • Anticipated Reads
    • 3:48 – January
    • 10:48 – February
    • 17:35 – March/April (also 52:04)
    • 25:29 – May
    • 41:54 – Summer
    • 58:26 – Fall/Unknown release dates
  • 1:04:05 – Reading Resolutions

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

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S4E10 – Put A 2020 Recap On It

It’s the final episode of season 4! Ardo and Yash bring back their pal and friend of the pod, Angel Cruz, to discuss their individual top 5 reads of 2020. There are some overlaps and most importantly, lots of gushing over great books. See you later, 2020!

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

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S4E9 – Put The Untamed On It

In this massive episode, Ardo and Yash catch-up on what they’ve been doing during the pandemic which includes attending a sci-fic/fantasy virtual convention called FIYAHCON, reading books, watching The Untamed and reading fanfic about The Untamed.

  • 3:07 – FIYAHCON
  • 35:13 – Picture Books/Board Books
  • 46:29 – The Untamed fanfic
  • 1:02:10 – Middle Grade/Young Adult
  • 1:25:46 – Adult/Translation
  • 1:42:58 – Book/Fanfic Focus

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

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S4S8 – PABOI: Tracy Deonn (Part 2)

Ardo and Yash are back with the second part of their interview with debut author Tracy Deonn about her newly released young adult Arthurian retelling, Legendborn. This episode is FULL OF SPOILERS! They went deep into the book with regards to how it tackled race, Tracy’s personal history in writing it and breaking down its memorable characters.

It cannot be stressed enough: SO MANY SPOILERS. 

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

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S4E7 – Put Some QuaranReads On It

Ardo and Yash discuss what they’ve been since everything locked down in March. 

  • 7:17 – Contemporary Adult
  • 17:33 – Genre Adult
  • 35:49 – Young Adult/Middle Grade
  • 1:12:19 – Comics
  • 1:32:05 – Yash’s Book Focus
  • 1:34:34 – Ardo’s new job and new projects from the PABOI team

Yash’s comic can be found in Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Vol. 2 and Ardo’s comic can be found in Wayward Kindred. The IG Lives mentioned can be found here (Amplify Black Voices Part 1 and Part 2, and Quarantine check-in).

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

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S4S6 – PABOI: Tracy Deonn (Part 1)

Ardo and Yash interviewed debut author Tracy Deonn about her upcoming Arthurian retelling, Legendborn. This is the first part of a two part interview and this episode has NO SPOILERS! They talked about Tracy’s road to being published, genre fiction being used to discuss racism and the 2008’s Merlin.

The book comes out September 15 and you can pre-order it wherever you buy books!

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.