This fortnight we’re discussing Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. The first book in the Six of Crows duology and the fourth book in the Grishaverse series. We discussed a wide range of topics including slavery, sex work, and stereotypes of different cultures.

Content warning: In this episode we discuss sexual harassment, sex slavery, and childhood trauma/violence

We promised resources for those who might need them. Please get help if you need it:

  • RAINN – Anti-sex violence assistance. Call 800-856-4619 or visit their website for assistance
  • ChildHelp – Child Abuse – Call 1-800-422-4453 for assistance
  • Safe Place or National Runaway Safeline – Assistance for young people experiencing homelessness with both shelter and medical needs. Text 44357 or visit Safe Place website for help. Call 1-800-786-2929, or visit the National Runaway Safeline for their assistance
  • Free Clinics and sliding scale clinics searchable by state

As always, we’d love to be in discussion with you, magical listener. Post or tweet about the show using #criticallyreading. Let us know what you think of the episode, anything we missed, or anything else you want us to know by dropping a line in the comments or reaching out to us on twitter or Instagram (@jkmagicpod), or via email ( You can also check out the show notes on our website,

We really appreciate ratings and reviews on iTunes, GooglePlay/Podcasts, Spotify, or any other platforms. Help us spread the magic by spreading the word about the podcast!

Plz support our labor by leaving us a one-time tip on Ko-fi. Even better yet, become a monthly patron via Patreon and you can unlock a bunch of exclusive perks like mini-sodes, bonus episodes, and access to our community of reader-listeners on Discord.

The podcast theme song is “Unermerry Academy of Magics” by Augustin C from the album “Fantasy Music”, which you can download on

JK, It’s Magic is recorded on Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe land.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *