LOTF 01: Strange Weather by Joe Hill

Welcome to the Debut Episode of Ladies of the Fright podcast. In this episode, Lisa and Mackenzie discuss Strange Weather, a collection of four short novels by Joe Hill. They break down each of the pieces (Snapshot, Loaded, Aloft, and Rain.) Tune in to find out why Lisa struggled through Loaded even though it was her favorite of the bunch. You'll also want to catch which of the novels Mackenzie thinks should be struck by lightning and destroyed (and why this same story sends Lisa into a fit of uncontrollable giggles.)

Show Notes: Strange Weather by Joe Hill 

  • In the beginning of the discussion, Lisa questions whether or not anyone gets struck by lightning in any of the stories (she can't remember.) MYSTERY SOLVED: They did not. Sorry, Lisa, but not in this collection. You're thinking of Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman, which you read right before the recording of this episode.
  • The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
  • Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
  • The term Lisa & Mackenzie are looking for during their discussion of Rain is "bioterrorismterrorism involving the release of toxic biological agents."