36 episodes

The show where George Dimarelos asks a new guest each week "What's your story and what does it say about you?"
Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always interesting.

Book(ish) with George Dimarelos Sanspants Radio

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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

The show where George Dimarelos asks a new guest each week "What's your story and what does it say about you?"
Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always interesting.

    Honeybee: interviewing authors, writing outside your life and hearing songs on repeat with Gavin Miller.

    Honeybee: interviewing authors, writing outside your life and hearing songs on repeat with Gavin Miller.

    On this weeks episode of Book(ish) I sit down with radio host and podcaster Gavin Miller to talk Honeybee by Craig Silvey. Our conversation includes interviewing authors, writing about communities you aren't part of and 1992 Perth. Enjoy!


    Books discussed:
    Honeybee by Craig Silvey
    Champagne War by Fiona Mackintosh
    Me by Elton John
    Dilligaf: the Life & Rhymes of Kevin Bloody Wilson by Kevin Bloody Wilson and Gavin Miller
    Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes


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    • 48 min
    Mugabe: growing up Zimbabwe, lawyer turned rapper and understanding history with Simba Mak

    Mugabe: growing up Zimbabwe, lawyer turned rapper and understanding history with Simba Mak

    On this weeks episode of Book(ish) I sit down with lawyer, rapper and future president of Zimbabwe Simba Mak to talk about Mugabe: Teacher, Revolutionary, Tyrant by Andrew Norman. Our conversation ranges over growing up in Zimbabwe, telling your African mum you're going to give up law for rap, and learning about the man behind the history. Enjoy!


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    • 56 min
    Exit West: immigrant cuisine, vegan kids and too many recommendations with Andrew Levins

    Exit West: immigrant cuisine, vegan kids and too many recommendations with Andrew Levins

    On this weeks episode of Book(ish) I sit down with author/podcaster/DJ/dad Andrew Levins to talk about Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. Our conversation includes comic book recommendations, understanding immigration via food and what to do with a vegan child. Enjoy!


    Books discussed:
    Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
    The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
    Batman: Year One by Frank Miller
    The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
    All Star Superman by Grant Morrison
    Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
    Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá
    Jujutsu Kaisen by Gege Akutami
    Blood on the Tracks by Shūzō Oshimi
    Ten: The Nice Guy on the Path of Tenhō by Nobuyuki Fukumoto
    Holes by Louis Sachar


    You can follow Andrew on Twitter and Instagram
    You can listen to his shows Hey Fam, All The Small Games and Serious Issues
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    • 58 min
    Coconut Children: Hijabs in the members stand, the immigrant parent gap and being the youngest sibling

    Coconut Children: Hijabs in the members stand, the immigrant parent gap and being the youngest sibling

    This weeks episode of Book(ish) I sit down with inclusivity and diversity consultant, occasional writer for the Guardian and broadcaster Rana Hussein to talk Coconut Children by Vivian Pham. We talk about trying to bring more representation to the AFL, what it's like when both society and your family can't comprehend you being boy crazy and the joys of being the youngest sibling. Enjoy!


    Books discussed:
    Coconut Children by Vivian Pham
    Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung


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    • 47 min
    Holding the Man: overthinking, time traveling through books and falling in love with Benjamin Norris

    Holding the Man: overthinking, time traveling through books and falling in love with Benjamin Norris

    On this weeks episode of Book(ish) I sit down with actor, radio host and winner of Big Brother 2012 Benjamin Norris to talk about the Australian classic Holding the Man by Timothy Conigrave. Our conversation includes the similarities between manifesting and self sabotage, learning to accept yourself, how books can transport you right back to another time, and falling in love. Enjoy!


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    • 1 hr
    Talking to Strangers: crazy youth, non-traditional weddings and feeling misunderstood with Josh Withers

    Talking to Strangers: crazy youth, non-traditional weddings and feeling misunderstood with Josh Withers

    This week on Book(ish) I sit down with ex-radio personality and current marriage celebrant Josh Withers to discuss Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell. Our conversation ranges over not wanting to be just a nerd, the lie that is the desire for a “non-traditional” wedding and trying to communicate with others. Enjoy! 


    Content warning: this book discusses sexual assault and pedophilia so our conversation does briefly touch upon these topics. 


    Books mentioned:
    Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
    You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass): Embracing the Emotions, Habits, and Mystery That Make You You by Mike McHargue
    Love Matters More: How Fighting to Be Right Keeps Us from Loving Like Jesus by Jared Byas
    Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
    Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
    Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 


    You can follow Josh on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

g.angus ,

Bueno

This podcast is EXCELLENT. George always manages to get people to unpack their connection to certain stories and characters, and I always come away with a deeper appreciation of the books that come up in discussion. A bangin' series for anyone who loves Books (TM), Sanspants, or both <3

Jess_RG ,

Sold!

One down and hooked, love it and can’t wait for the next ep. Banger of an intro track 🤙🏼 and perfect run time to fill in an iso-hour here or there. Bring it on.

St_Laz ,

Learn about books, without all that pesky reading

Great idea and show. George is happy to call out the guest on some crazy claims, while balancing drilling down deeper and keeping it light. I hit subscribe 👍

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