The Twist Podcast #90: Lent to Listicles, Nutty Rightwing Judges, and the Week in Headlines


LISTEN FOR MARCH’S WORD OF THE MONTH! Be the third person to identify the word and win an Amazon $25 gift card.

Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we take a look at Trump’s Bible book signing, trends in Lent, rightwing nutjob judges, and the week in headlines.

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Lee Lynch’s Amazon Trail: What Is Lesbian Literature?

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The Amazon Trail: What Is Lesbian Literature?
By Lee Lynch

“… when teachers, editors, agents and awards administrators, among others, hold mainstream writing as the standard, and all but ignore books with an exclusively lesbian focus, they lead us away from serious, in depth examination of our lesbian selves.”

It’s nice that some non-gay writers include us in their stories. I’m thinking of Lawrence Block’s Matt Scudder detective novels in which he has an amusing lesbian friend who is a dog groomer. Very respectful and matter-of-fact that she’s a dyke. But that doesn’t make the novels lesbian any more than the presence of Robert B. Parker’s gay male bartender and strongman in his Spenser series makes the books gay male.

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The Twist Podcast #89: Methodist Madness, Cohen Calamity, #MAGA Meltdown, and the Week in Headlines


Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we take a look at the coming schism in the Methodist Church, Michael Cohen’s last stand, MAGA reactionaries, and the week in headlines.

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We Have a Winner! Congratulations to Our First Monthly Gift Card Giveaway Winning Listener

The word for February is lavender. Listener C Porter was the first to email us after listening to the Twist Podcast #88 and identifying this month’s word. A $25 gift card from Amazon was emailed immediately. Enjoy, C Porter, and thanks for listening to our show!

Rick and I will will have another fabulous word for you during the first podcast of March. So fasten your headphones and lucky winner by emailing us with the word you hear during the show (listen for details), at TheTwistPodcast @ Outlook.com.

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The Twist Podcast #88: FEBRUARY GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY! Plus: Top 5 National Emergency Wish List, Snowmobile Nation, and the Week in Headlines


Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we share our listeners’ top 5 national emergency wish list, discover the best places to snowmobile, and take a Twisted look at the week in headlines.

NEW THIS MONTH: Win a $25 Amazon gift certificate by being the first listener to identify our Word of the Day and email it to us at: TheTwistPodcast @ Outlook.com! We’ll be offering this giveaway each month only on The Twist.

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