After a 2-month hiatus, the show is back with a special guest, K. That’s right, LaToya’s husband Kenrick makes a rare appearance. Since the last episode, much has changed, and just as much has remained the same. Barry is continuing to enjoy his life as a high school teacher while LaToya and Kenrick had a memorable Carnival Cruise and have welcomed a new nephew. T’Challa, cool as always, leaves us wanting more.
LaToya considers if the show should continue. Barry is writing a new book. T’Challa, absent from today’s show, has his learner’s permit. It’s been over a month since the last show and the hosts catch you up on what you’ve missed. With his KISS deep-dive complete, Barry shares an album with LaToya which she reviews on the show. Barry isn’t sure who’s up next, possibly Boyz II Men while LaToya plans to listen to all of Lianne La Havas’ albums.
Barry is excited to record the show. LaToya and T’Challa are not. However, with moments to spare LaToya preps her topics for what would turn out to be the longest show to date. There is no taboo topic as the hosts talk about Barry’s net worth, soccer, Hollywood scandal, pink diamonds, and more. If you’ve forgotten who Barry’s least favorite celebrity is, he is more than willing to remind you. T’Challa again doesn’t have his question ready for his fan-favorite segment.
After a two-week break, the show returns with talk of politics, television, and Christmas. COVID-19 is still an issue as some school systems are getting ready to have students return despite the increasing number of cases and deaths. Barry and LaToya talk about their January 8th anniversary, the day they both resigned from the library system. T’Challa can’t remember his topic, Barry is writing a concept novel, and LaToya is suffering from insomnia.
It’s the spooktacular episode of season 12. Barry and T’Challa are in the festive mood by watching a marathon of spooky movies while LaToya is being the Halloween Grinch with no plans to hand out candy. Barry’s excited about how his students took part in reading Romeo and Juliet and LaToya makes it clear what her biggest pet peeves are. T’Challa, as always, hangs back and exudes his aloof coolness.
While Barry basked in the afterglow of having had a 3-hour nap, LaToya is on the extreme opposite side of the spectrum. She has been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons for almost 24 hours straight. Yes, she’s playing even during the episode. It wasn’t her plan to stay up, and so please excuse her delirium. T’Challa brings the heat with today’s topic, and Barry reminds us of his odd music tastes. Barry hearts Blackpink.
The show took an unexpected break last week but they’re back. LaToya outs Barry for being the reason for no episode and again asks if there will be a season 13 since it’s been a difficult season 12. Barry’s “busy” and is over LaToya’s complaints. T’Challa brings his first official topic for discussion while Barry and LaToya, mostly the latter, ramble on. Plus, there’s “library talk.” Did their public library experience scar them both forever?
After a week off for a much needed mental health break, the hosts are refreshed and ready to continue with the season. Barry believes a new theory around the death of Kurt Cobain and is still watching the dreadful 9-1-1: Lone Star. LaToya has a sex tracker app despite no sex on Valentine’s Day, and she’s hunkered down this week grandma-sitting while her immediate family is away on another cruise without her. Plus, you’ve got to hear what a study says one in thirty people do.
The hosts record together in the same room for the first time in six years. When they both decided to leave the library, neither host thought that it would be years before they’d see each other again. While life and circumstances may have previously kept them apart, LaToya made the trek to Milledgeville to visit with Barry. They both go a little off-script, and LaToya goes old school, completely winging it while, as usual, Barry’s the one holding the show together.
After a 3-week hiatus, Barry and LaToya are back. The New Year brought with it LaToya’s hypochondriac sickness issues, which aren’t so because they’re real. Barry is living his best life. After his lost week, he’s now in a relationship and not getting much sleep. Yeh, they still have the magic, although someone really should remove LaToya’s access to television and retail therapy.