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Along for the Read is a podcast where friends discuss, chapter by chapter, a book they’re all reading together. Join us for your weekly fill of bad puns and misguided theories.

Since we’re nerds, we’re likely to find classic and contemporary sci-fi and/or fantasy, but we would be open to other genres as well. Our overall goal is to have an excuse to regularly hang out. We’d love for you all to join the conversation in our forums on alongfortheread.com.

Along for the Read Kevin, Anna, and Justin

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Along for the Read is a podcast where friends discuss, chapter by chapter, a book they’re all reading together. Join us for your weekly fill of bad puns and misguided theories.

Since we’re nerds, we’re likely to find classic and contemporary sci-fi and/or fantasy, but we would be open to other genres as well. Our overall goal is to have an excuse to regularly hang out. We’d love for you all to join the conversation in our forums on alongfortheread.com.

    S1E12 - Magic Hover Poon

    S1E12 - Magic Hover Poon

    Chapters 21 and 22 are discussed.

    Our first interaction with Uncle Enzo, and the mafia makes Y.T. and offer she cannot refuse...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    S1E11 - A narrow fan of head cheese

    S1E11 - A narrow fan of head cheese

    Snow Crash chapters 19 & 20 are discussed.

    As if a concert by The Meltdowns, with a headliner by Sushi K wasn't enough, we also meet Lagos, and Lagos meets Raven.

    Words:

    Carom - again it's used
    Smirched - rather the besmirched

    Phrases:

    “Sure,” she says.  She says it in the chirpy tone of voice that she uses when she’s lying and she wants to make sure you know it.” --talking about Y.T.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    S1E17 - Halloween with Lovecraft!

    S1E17 - Halloween with Lovecraft!

    That's not a typo... We're releasing episodes out of order, so our Halloween episode drops just in time.

    This week we're taking a break from Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash to bring you our takes on H. P. Lovecraft's The Music of Erich Zann.

    So peer through the window of our minds to hear the swirling empty vacuum of our thoughts on this classic horror story.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    S1E10 - High Impact Collection Agency

    S1E10 - High Impact Collection Agency

    Snow Crash chapters 17 & 18 are discussed.

    We head to Compton with a new fellow, Jason and Y.T. meets the always avuncular Enzo.

    Words:
    Three-ringers
    Avuncular again.  Starting to think Neal just learned it…
    “Whiplash arrestor”

    Phrases:
    “Road kills -- enormous road kills -- road kills so big that they could only be human beings, smeared out into chunky swaths a block long.”

    • 1 hr 12 min
    S1E9 - Poor Impulse Control

    S1E9 - Poor Impulse Control

    Snow Crash chapters 15 & 16 are discussed.

    This week we attend a concert, we meet Lagos, we're introduced to one spectacular hairdo, and we begin investigating a murder.

    Words:
    Nam-shub
    Oldster
    Studentish
    Effluent

    Phrases:
    “My fond ambition is of your pants” -- Sushi K
    “Tenderest of sphincters”
    “Burned their brains to ash in the radiant heat of their own imaginings”

    • 1 hr 25 min
    S1E8 - Get Your Crampon!

    S1E8 - Get Your Crampon!

    Snow Crash chapters 13 & 14 are discussed.

    We have L. Bob Rife, refugees, talking libraries, snow angels made from drug paraphernalia, Google Earth, and a great time chatting about it all.

    ...and of course, we share with you our theories about what comes next.

    • 1 hr 36 min

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