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A podcast by book lovers for book lovers! Can't get enough bookish chats? Tune in every week to listen to two archivists chat about their chosen pick based off a variety of themes: everything from books they hate to thrift store finds and beyond. These conversations will address how books were, are, and will continue to be relevant to our every day lives. All hail the mighty codex!

Big Book Energ‪y‬ Jennifer Fain and Paige Downey

    • Books
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

A podcast by book lovers for book lovers! Can't get enough bookish chats? Tune in every week to listen to two archivists chat about their chosen pick based off a variety of themes: everything from books they hate to thrift store finds and beyond. These conversations will address how books were, are, and will continue to be relevant to our every day lives. All hail the mighty codex!

    An Adventure in Japanese Folklore: Tales of Moonlight and Rain

    An Adventure in Japanese Folklore: Tales of Moonlight and Rain

    This week we discuss a classic of Japanese Literature: Tales of Moonlight and Rain by Ueda Akinari.  Tune in to hear some wild stories and to hear Jennifer's opinion on a classic.Mythology & Folklore: JapanJennifer did her best to give a brief...

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Bonus Episode S3E1 - The Ninth House

    Bonus Episode S3E1 - The Ninth House

    This season we are doing Phone a Friend for our bonus episodes! Tune in to hear guest host Brooke join us to discuss Leigh Bardugo's Ninth House!Ninth House & Leigh BardugoLearn more about the author on her website:...

    • 16 min
    Toss a Coin to your Witcher - The Last Wish

    Toss a Coin to your Witcher - The Last Wish

    This episode we dive into the Witcher franchise with The Last Wish. Tune in to continue our talks on Slavic folklore and our thoughts on the Witcher book and Netflix series.Slavic Folklore ResourcesBrendan Noble on the Striga:...

    • 58 min
    A Tale of Russian Folklore - The Bear and the Nightingale

    A Tale of Russian Folklore - The Bear and the Nightingale

    We open up season 3 with The Bear and the Nightingale, a story inspired by Slavic and Russian Folklore. Tune in to learn a bit about this story and the mythology it is based on.Russian Folklore ResourcesRussian Folklore:...

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Season 3 Trailer

    Season 3 Trailer

    We're back for Season 3! This season is all about mythology and folklore. We're also bringing on some of our listeners as special co-hosts during our bonus episodes. Tune in for another exciting season of BBE!

    • 2 min
    Bonus Episode S2E5 - The Princess Bride

    Bonus Episode S2E5 - The Princess Bride

    We are finishing out the season with our final Movie Magic Pick, cult favorite The Princess Bride. Listen in as we gush over a mutually favorite movie title... and also the book.You can support BBE at patreon.com/bigbookenergy or through our bookstore...

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

Thatsabingo! ,

Such a great show!

I found this pod a few days ago and I’m so
Glad I did! Excellent quality and chemistry. Easy to listen to. Do yourself a favor and subscribe!

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Get this podcast in your ears!

There has never been a better podcast title than this one. Click subscribe now. Also, start with the discussion of The Left Hand if Darkness and work your way back. The conversations are rich, warm, engrossing, and inviting. We need more shows like this one in the podcast arena. Enjoy!

Youngetam6 ,

Makes me want to read

Loved the Jurrasic Park episode. I had always put off reading the book because i loved the movie so much and i didn't want it to get ruined. But these two do such a good job at discribing the book now i really want to read it, or at least listen to it. Keep up the great work. SUBSCRIBED!!

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