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The show where George Dimarelos asks a new guest each week "What's your favourite book and what does it say about you?" This isn't just about hearing what books someone likes but also the unique and interesting reasons they like it.

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The show where George Dimarelos asks a new guest each week "What's your favourite book and what does it say about you?" This isn't just about hearing what books someone likes but also the unique and interesting reasons they like it.

    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 


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    • 48 min
    Assassin's Apprentice: growing up Mormon, living in reverse and the need for escapism with Ali Plath

    Assassin's Apprentice: growing up Mormon, living in reverse and the need for escapism with Ali Plath

    This weeks Book(ish) I sit down with radio host and touch footballer for Australia Ali Plath to discuss Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb. Our conversation ranges over growing up deep in the Mormon faith, being a single mum at 20 and living life in reverse. Enjoy!


    Books discussed:
    Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb
    The Liveship Traders trilogy by Robin Hobb
    Flowers in the Attic by V. C. Andrews


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    • 41 min
    Watchers: Hamish and Andy, 1980’s Adelaide and mean cat sellers with Ben Wasley

    Watchers: Hamish and Andy, 1980’s Adelaide and mean cat sellers with Ben Wasley

    This week on Book(ish) I sit down with Ben Wasley (AKA Giggling Ben from the Hamish and Andy show) to chat about Watchers by Dean Koontz. Our conversation ranges over working with Hamish and Andy, what it was like growing up in Adelaide in the 1980’s and coming out to yourself at 26. Also there's a hilariously mean cat seller. Enjoy!


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    Watch the hilarious clip of him playing Cheers on Hamish and Andy. 
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    • 42 min
    Fossil Capital: angels in Paris, honouring your forefathers and the return of Marxism with Liz Conor

    Fossil Capital: angels in Paris, honouring your forefathers and the return of Marxism with Liz Conor

    This week on Book(ish) I sit down with Associate Professor of History at La Trobe University Liz Conor to discuss Fossil Capital by Andreas Malm. It was a very interesting conversation, ranging over a marxist revision of the industrial revolution, using spectacle activism to get attention and the interesting link between certain convicts and their distant descendant.


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    • 48 min
    Americanah: culture shock, rewiring your brain and connecting women to healthcare with Dr Cortina McCurry

    Americanah: culture shock, rewiring your brain and connecting women to healthcare with Dr Cortina McCurry

    This week on Book(ish) I sit down with Dr Cortina McCurry to discuss Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Cortina has a PHD in neuroscience from MIT and worked for the Boston Consulting Group while starting a new company, Caia, focussed on providing women with the ability to talk to healthcare professionals easily and effectively. Our conversation ranges over how the lower 48 states see Alaska, learning responses to change how your brain works and the difficulty finding good advice for women in healthcare. Enjoy!


    Books discussed:
    Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat 
    The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker


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    • 44 min
    Wiseguy: growing up country, getting away with murder and asian restaurants with Michael Billings

    Wiseguy: growing up country, getting away with murder and asian restaurants with Michael Billings

    This week on Book(ish) I sit down with radio presenter Michael Billings to discuss Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi. Our conversation covers the life of regional towns, the old days when the bad guy didn’t get away with it and ordering dumplings from a fish and chip shop. Enjoy!


    Books discussed:
    Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi
    The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort


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    • 46 min

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