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Top Literature Podcast Episodes

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Grab your oscillation overthruster and shove some garbage in your Mr. Fusion, ’cause we’re blasting off into 1980s obscurity! This month’s community read-along is Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One a book tailor-made for any geek nurtured in the neon womb of 80s excess and schooled on some of the …

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As we brace ourselves for our forthcoming dissection of the disturbingly relevant Handmaid's Tale, we first divert into greener and more peculiar pastures by talking about the other things we've read. Join Cap, Denika, Brandon, and Jess as they unload on a wide expanse of literary explorations. …

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If you grew up in the 90s, chances are you read some Animorphs. This shape-shifting sci-fi series was a seminal read for legions of nerdy teens; some of whom may have grown up to host podcasts. Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate (the writing duo better known to Animorphs fans as K.A. Applegate) …

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There are glowing arrows in the sky. The voice of Steve Carlsberg is Hal Lublin. Weather: "Everyone I Know Will Die" by Four Eyes https://foureyesathens.bandcamp.com/ NEW TOUR DATES of "All Hail" in the US this July and December, plus Europe in the fall. …

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It's the biggest cliffhanger since Ross said Rachel's name at the altar - what is between Jim Stirling's legs? The answer lies within - and you'll never guess...

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They’re out of Hogwarts, and Draco has found a way to still make *snap* judgments, while Harry is about to release a chamber of secrets all his own.

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Take us hooomeee wizard roads to the Weasley’s great aboooode – this week we head Back to the Burrow! The Tri-Quizzard tournament has us fatigued, but still fightin’. We also talk through an extremely long (ie. incredibly short) chapter in which there are dangerous candies very cavalierly …

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A visit to Jack Kerouac’s house ends with the story of Buddha; Hailey Gates reads a poem by Erica Ehrenberg about love and moving on; and MY WIFE, IN CONVERSE, Shelly Oria’s tale of marriage, poetry, and cooking class, as performed by Donnetta Lavinia Grays.

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This episode is dedicated entirely to Margaret Atwood's landmark dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale. It's a horrifying story that gets closer to reality with each passing day - in which America has been overthrown by religious fundamentalists and anyone not male, white, and heterosexual is killed …

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Nerdy Show Book Club returns with a vengeance! We’re hairless, naked, hopped up on dreamgum, and lookin’ to go all Lord of the Flies on ya. This month we read Philip Jose Farmer’s legendary existential historical fiction sci-fi, To Your Scattered Bodies Go, the fist book in the Riverworld series. …

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From the pages of Nerdy Show – it’s Nerdy Show Book Club! In these literary episodes, we share the books we’re currently reading, do dramatic readings from the best and worst nerd literature, talk with notable geek authors, and discuss a book we’ve read along with the community. It's been an …

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Nerdy Show Book Club returns! Join Cap, Brandon, Colin, and newcomer Germaine as we discuss what books we’ve read, and the community read-long book: Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Shadow – a book that runs parallel to his classic, Ender’s Game. It’s the story of a genius street urchin who gets sent to …

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Nerdy Show Book Club is back and this time with a very special guest! This time around our book of the month was More Stories About Spaceships and Cancer by Casper Kelly, a brilliant collection of short stories. Casper is a writer for some of Adult Swim’s finest (Too Many Cooks, Aqua Teen, …

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From the pages of Nerdy Show - it's Nerdy Show Book Club! In these literary episodes, we share the books we’re currently reading, do dramatic readings from the best and worst nerd literature, talk with notable geek authors, and discuss a book we’ve read along with the community. It's been an eon …

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Book Club is now a regular segment on Nerdy Show! In each episode we’ll share what books we’re currently reading, and even have a monthly read-along with listeners. This first episode is double-length ’cause there’s a literary project very relevant to your nerdy interests that needs discussing. …

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In this episode of Nerdy Show Book Club we take on a nerdy novel classic William Gibson’s Neuromancer. Thirty years ago this novel redefined science fiction, and to this day it continues to indelibly influence… just about everything. Including your day-to-day life! This is the kernel from which …

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Put on your imagination helmets, Nerdy Show Book Club is blasting off again! In this episode we debut our amazing new Book Club theme and crack open some sweet reads, new and old. Join Cap, Hex, Colin, Brandon, Luke, and Jon for discussion on the latest books we’ve read, from sci-fi- to fantasy, …

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From the pages of Nerdy Show – it’s Nerdy Show Book Club! In these literary episodes, we share the books we’re currently reading, do dramatic readings from the best and worst nerd literature, talk with notable geek authors, and discuss a book we’ve read along with the community. When you consume a …

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Nerdy Show Book Club returns! We share the books we’re currently reading, discuss the book we read along with you guys, and do some of our famous dramatic readings. It’s a sexy party in the library, and you’re the guest of honor. This episode our Community Read-Along is a black comedy set in the …

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You know what we don’t talk about enough on Nerdy Show? Books. And that’s a damn shame. We’re not talking about comic books, we’re talking about honest to got letters-on-a-page books. They’re the original nerd medium! Turns out, most of us here at Nerdy Show are avid book junkies. So it’s about …

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A farmer whose wife is dying is befriended by the dark. Please review and subscribe on iTunes. Fairy tale, audio drama, short story.

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A young woman's father is taken, and she decided to go to the edges of the known world to get him back, to a faraway island harboring a dark and terrible secret. The creature this week is skunk ape! He's 0% skunk, 0% ape, and 100% into stealing your produce. Sponsors: Carvana: now you can buy a car …

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Whether it's deadly literary references, sticky cows, or extremely inappropriate eulogies, the stories of Sinbad have it all...as long as by "it all" you're looking for a story of how a rich (and, let's face it, not-so-smart) guy for whom everything pretty much always works out. It's like Mr. Magoo …

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(Have you checked out Fictional? Check out Fictional! There are three episodes waiting for you. Go to https://fictional.fm for more info.) The collection known as "Arabian Nights" actually has an overarching story. And it is...interesting. Full of djinn, demons, kings, and slaves, it's an …

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An episode with a story from Scandinavia about trolls. Not the internet kind. No, these are the less annoying ones that will murder you in the forest.  Two creatures this week! And they are dogs! And Myths and Legends will ruin dogs for you, too! Sponsors: Check out http://www.audible.com/myths for …

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