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Two friends have had a book club for a very very long time. It was mostly an excuse to drink and gossip. In January of 2016, they found renewed purpose in their sadness over the death of David Bowie. They decided to stop mucking around and actually get some reading done - from the list of books that he loved.

Bowie Book Club Podcast Greg Miller & Kristianne Huntsberger

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    • 3.3, 9 Ratings

Two friends have had a book club for a very very long time. It was mostly an excuse to drink and gossip. In January of 2016, they found renewed purpose in their sadness over the death of David Bowie. They decided to stop mucking around and actually get some reading done - from the list of books that he loved.

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

KeaneLove💜 ,

Amazing 👏🏻

Woah, only the second review?! I hope you guys have loads of listeners, because you deserve it. I listen to your podcast all the way from the UK and I love your in depth discussions about the books and DB. It is clear that you are genuinely passionate about reading and you perfectly balance just generally having a good time with having really deep conversations about the ideas in the novels. Also your (not so) wild speculations about what the books meant to Bowie are interesting and entertaining to listen to. One of my favourite moments was when you read out one of 'Sailor's' snarky comments from the Bowie net, that was hilarious. Also the quotes like 'Caps Locks You!' and 'Buxom' will surely become immortal. Keep on releasing podcasts!!

Da-Da Dali ,

Mrs

Amaturish and even cynical at times. The presenters are so full of their own importance and hipness they seem to contantly ignore the fact forget that these books were carefully chosen by David Bowie and that's why anyone is listening (check the Colin Wilson Outsiders episode) . Untogether, bad in jokes and constant phony laughter, it's an annoying experience.

Richard in Ham ,

Delightful drifts through Bowie's bookshelves

Greg and Kristianne are twoUS-based friends who have had a bookclub for years, and when David Bowie died they decided to make a podcast doing monthly episode talking about one of the books on his eclectic selection of 100 favourite books. The books themselves are often odd and surprising. Greg and Kristianne spend about half the podcast discussing the book itself, and about a third trying to work out why David Bowie might have liked it so much, and the rest generally larking about. They approach this task as two people who obviously love books and reading and David Bowie, but they are fans, not scholars. This podcast is focussed on enjoyment, not in depth analysis or insider information about DB's life.They don't always like the books they discuss, which is refreshing, and they don't pretend to taking the high critical line - though I always find what they have to say enlightening. I have to say the continuing appeal of the podcast to me is to do with what an engaging duo they are to listen to.They are just people you'd like to hang out and talk books with. They can say serious things, without taking themselves too seriously. Go Greg! Go Kristianne!

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