On this episode of Bookclub, we find ourselves washed upon the pleasant shore of Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut. Little did we know that it would be an instant favorite. Enjoy!
Which way to the beaches of Maine?
Well… you can head east as far as Bath and then… let me think.
Or you could hop a Greyhound and go down the interstate ’til you come to…nah, wait a minute.
Then there’s that Hodgman fella’s book that ain’t bad at all, but it’s…
You could listen to this here podcast about that Hodgman fella’s book…
Come to think of it, you could read the book and then listen. I reckon that would get you there from here.
Our family here at Bookclub Studios would like to wish you and yours a most joyous of holidays. However, we also find it imperative to remind you that we are currently at WAR, and those that choose to say “Merry Christmas” will surely be the first against the wall when this is all said and done.
That being said, Elijah has written and recorded a beautiful, emotionally-charged piece of consumerist propaganda for your enjoyment. Enjoy, and make sure to tune in December 29th for the clubbing of Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman.
In this episode, we club an obscure moving picture book titled “Game of Thrones: Season One.” You’ve probably never heard of it. Enjoy!
Pita bread? Check. Tomato and onion? You better believe it. And you know we got some of that yogurty goodness that is tzatziki. And to finish off the perfect gyro, Elijah brought us Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal. He hoisted it up for the Bookclub to rotate it and roast it evenly from all sides. So come on down and get yourself a slice off this cone-shaped hunk of podcast.
Grab your paddles and sunscreen, clubbers! We’re going on the ultimate 68-minute podcast adventure, as we journey through Don Starkell’s Paddle to the Amazon: The Ultimate 12,000-Mile Canoe Adventure. We’re joined by Misti Smith (friend of the show) who recommended this book, the club’s first foray into non-fiction. Enjoy!
In this ‘sode of Bookclub, Elijah gets stubborn, Dillon gets pedantic, Ansel tries to be diplomatic, the eagle soars, and The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett gets thoroughly clubbed. It’s a hoot and a half!*
*Again, we ran a little long on this one, coming in around 78 minutes. We apologize for the extra entertainment.
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing colors, the weather has that familiar chill, the thin veil that separates our world from that of ghosts, ghouls, and demons has evaporated, and podcasts put out Halloween themed episodes. We club some ghost stories, both personal and impersonal. It’s some primo Halloween-o. Have a listen, if you dare! Mwahahahaha!
Bookclub will be resuming its regularly scheduled programming this Friday, November 3rd, with our clubbing of The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett.
Hey kids! Have you been assigned Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter for your high school English class? If so, do I have a podcast for you! It’s significantly shorter and much more entertaining, so don’t even bother with that musty old tome. Just listen to this episode the night before the big test, and we guarantee you’ll get a grade.
Special thanks to the band HUGS for allowing us the use of their song “(He’s Got That) Gamma Vision.” Stay tuned all the way through the end to hear this track that your parents definitely don’t want you to listen to.
Special special thanks to Misti Smith and the fine folks at Sew Good for sponsoring this episode.
Just a heads up, this ‘sode runs a little longer than usual at around 75 minutes.
Thank you, and God bless.
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Naturally, Bookclub rises to the occasion and makes butt jokes. We also discuss space communism, Star Trek, and Star Wars. It’s more fun than shooting gift monkeys in a barrel! That’s pretty wizard, Annie!
Special thanks to Jayson Backes and the fine folks at Wizzy Wow! for sponsoring this week’s episode.