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Ep 30 - Michael Ondaatje's Warlight, William Shatner Is A Renaissance Man & Midgets v Little People
March 24, 2019

In this bizarre episode, Greg & Stephen discuss Michael Ondaatje's terrific new novel Warlight. But only after a fierce debate about William Shatner's status as a cultural icon (and his musical chops). After Warlight, everything goes off the rai...

Ep 29 - Live From The Staples Center in LA, It's Hunga Dunga!
March 08, 2019

No books today! Live from the Staples Center, Greg and Stephen discuss bucket lists, Greg's trip to Vietnam and Adam's House Cat. Hunga dunga!

Ep 28 - Dong, Donuts & John Burdett's Bangkok 8
March 03, 2019

Everybody is Greg in this episode. Greg and Stephen discuss dong, Stephen rants about donuts and the guys talk about Bangkok 8 by John Burdett.

Ep 27.1 - Male Prostitutes, Handcuffs & Warren Zevon
February 13, 2019

Greg mourns Stephen's absence, does some housekeeping and listens to Warren Zevon.

Ep 27 - Blackface, Clickbait & Gene Editing
February 04, 2019

Abandoning their [mostly kept] vow to avoid politics, and lacking a book to discuss, Greg & Stephen dive right into the deep and treacherous waters of the blackface controversy raging in Virginia. Greg feels guilty about falling for clickbait, t...

Ep 26 - Patrick deWitt's French Exit, Cramps & Vacuum Cleaners
January 27, 2019

Stephen's weakest rant yet (vacuum cleaners, really?) precedes a discussion of the excellent French Exit by Patrick deWitt and a lively discussion about the music of The Cramps and Icelandic Christmas traditions (seriously!).

Ep 25 - A Confederacy Of Dunces, Facial Hair & DMT
January 13, 2019

In this return after a 4 month hiatus, Greg & Stephen discuss A Confederacy Of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (and The Big Clock by Kenneth Fearing), Greg's top 5 albums of 2018, Joe Rogan and DMT and Greg's awful facial hair situation.

Ep 24 - Judy Juanita's Virgin Soul & How To Get From Soupy Sales To A 70s Band Called Paris
September 05, 2018

In this episode, Greg & Stephen discuss Virgin Soul, Judy Juanita's semi-autobiographical novel about reaching adulthood as part of the Blank Panther Party movement and navigating college and life as a black woman. And a Soupy Sales song leads Greg to ...

Ep 23 - A Visit From The Goon Squad, Greg Gets Existential & Wine Is Delivered
August 08, 2018

In this episode Greg & Stephen discuss Jennifer Egan's fantastic book A Visit From The Goon Squad, Greg gets strangely and disjointedly existential and comes up with some terrible ideas for preppers.

Ep 22 - Differing Opinions On American Pastoral & Dreadlocks As Cultural Appropriation
August 01, 2018

Greg & Stephen are back after a vacation break to discuss American Pastoral by Philip Roth, whether white dudes with dreadlocks are guilty of cultural appropriation and just general catching up.