Episode 25 – Who Books The Bookclub?


Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, “Treatment is simple. Great podcast Bookclub releases today. Go and download it. That should pick you up.” Man bursts into tears. Says, “But doctor…I am Bookclub.”

Next book: The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine

Episode 23 – Horse Suicide Hand J

You know what’s cool? Making the International Sign Language gesture for the letter J. This “hand j” can be used to show people that you know what’s up. This gesture will be sweeping the nation before you know it. The hippies had the peace sign; millenials will be giving each other hand j’s until they die of laziness. Anyway, we talk about Michael Ende’s The Neverending Story in this episode. You should join us! We’ll give you a hand j if you do.

Next book: Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th Edition by Peggy Post, Anna Post, Lizzie Post, and Daniel Post Senning

Episode 21 – Worms On A Plain

Grab your spacebag and join us for this episode of Bookclub in which we discuss Dune by Frank Herbert. The conversation also covers topics such as the film adaptations of the book and Star Wars. We close it out with round 2 of Is It Kiss Or AC/DC? It’s some pretty raw stuff.

Next book: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Episode 20 – Blue Lives Matter

In this episode, the Bookclub discusses the Art of Star War with Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn. Naturally, the discussion finds its way to Star Wars at large. Also, we make an attempt to save local newspapers, we make an impassioned plea to Pauly Shore, and one member of the club literally loses his intestines.

Next book: Dune by Frank Herbert

Episode 19 – Thrifty Sister Dicey

In this episode of Bookclub, we club Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt. We also add an addendum on The Road by Cormac McCarthy and introduce what is already being hailed by some as the greatest game show in podcast history.

Next book: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

Episode 18 – Dungeons and Drum Meat

In this episode of Bookclub, the intrepid heroes Harooon and Eruga attempt to thwart the plans of the evil Subverter of the Medium.

This episode does run a good bit longer than usual, coming in at 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Also, we apologize for the poor audio quality at the beginning. Some doofus was recording with the wrong microphone. It gets better about 10 minutes in.

Next book: Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

Episode 17 – The Second Greatest Adventure

Will young Jim Hawkins find true love on the seven seas? Will Ansel’s Ohtani collection be enough to win the Fuchsia Badge? Will the club be able to go through an entire episode without resorting to reading KISS lyrics? Is Parmesan cheese truly a cure for baldness? To find the answers to these and other burning questions that consistently chew on the collective millennial subconscious, tune in as Bookclub: The Podcast discusses Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. There will be laughs, and ye may lay to that. Arggggh.

Next book: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Player’s Handbook

Episode 16 – That’s So Ty

The birds are chirping, the bees are returning in diminished numbers, and Peeps are on sale because they’re disgusting. Let Bookclub warm your heart and bring you springing forth from your winter slumber with a tale of bravery, brotherhood and baseball… and then we have to talk about systemic American racism. We club Jackie Robinson’s I Never Had It Made. Play ball!

 

Next book: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Episode 15 – Goat: The Gospel According To Alobar, Pan’s Childhood Pal

Spirit. Illusion. Life. Eternity…

Where are all the birds going?

Bookclub No. 15

Next book: I Never Had It Made by Jackie Robinson