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Episode 43: Spinsters Book Club - Devolution (2020) by Max Brooks


In this episode, we have our reading glasses back on with another edition of Spinsters Book Club! We’re talking BIGFOOT (Bigfeets?), Cryptozoology, survival in the face of disaster, Green Capitalism, environmental destruction, and of course, the horror that is Max Brook’s latest novel – DEVOLUTION (2020).

Do you have what it takes to survive in the face of adversity? Would you break down in denial or Fight for Your Life? From Mostar, our war-torn veteran, to Kate, our humble writer who becomes the heroine of the story, to the rich and vacuous Yvette and Tony, the residents of the Eco Village Greenloop showcase the multiple ways that people react to extreme stress and life-or-death situations.

When a clan of Sasquatch are pushed to their limits of survival, they go head-to-head with the upper class crust of Greenloop, who were severely underprepared for the eruption of Mt Rainier. Technology can only take us so far when nature comes knocking at our doors. Heads will roll!

Enjoy and welcome to our dark side…

Intro/Outro Music: Robeast by Dance with the Dead

Artwork by: Jess Hrycyk

Editing work by: Jessica


The Spinsters Library:

Max Brooks Official Website

An interview with Max Brooks: 'Pandemics come in predictable cycles. If I'm the smartest guy in the room, we're in big trouble' by Hadley Freeman

An Interview with Max Brooks by By Sue Glader

Why Do So Many People Still Want to Believe in Bigfoot? By Ben Crair

Bigfoot: Is the Sasquatch real? By Benjamin Radford and Patrick Pester

Forensic Expert Says Bigfoot Is Real


Study: Americans are as likely to believe in Bigfoot as in the big bang theory by Christopher Ingraham

Devolution by M. Keating in International Encyclopedia of Human Geography,

Without Civilization, Humans Turn to Savagery: The Main Idea of Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” by Parlindungan Pardede

The State of Nature in Hobbes and Rousseau- Two Views on Liberty by Victor Oliveira

Survival - mind and brain by Sarita Robinson and Nikola Bridges

5 Thriving, Sustainable Communities by Shea Gunther

The Limits to Eco-Villages by Kimberly Golden

‘Nature doesn’t judge you’: how young people in cities feel about the natural world by Jo Birch

Capitalism Is Destroying the Planet! - Let’s Destroy Capitalism! By Trotskyist Fraction- Fourth International

Capitalism is killing the planet - it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction by George Monbiot


Next month it's back to history class with PART 2 of the Origins of Horror! We are traveling back in time to the 1940s & 1950s, a time of many Universal Monster sequels, and the Atomic Age of Horror! We will also touch on where international horror was by this time in history, creating influential art for us in North America.



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