106 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.

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Book(ish) with George Dimarelos George Dimarelos

    • Comedy
    • 4.5 • 11 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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Tom Ballard & The Mysteries of Harris Burdick: spoiling Christmas, writing longhand, and the point of political comedy

    Tom Ballard & The Mysteries of Harris Burdick: spoiling Christmas, writing longhand, and the point of political comedy

    On this episode of Book(ish) I sit down with comedian and recent author Tom Ballard to talk The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg. Our chat includes accidentally telling Tom Santa isn't real, how he approaches writing, and the purpose of political comedy. Enjoy!
    You can find Tom on Twitter, Instagram, and his website.
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    • 56 min
    James Weir & I Was Told There'd Be Cake: tabloidification, the new theatre review, and retro 2009 chic

    James Weir & I Was Told There'd Be Cake: tabloidification, the new theatre review, and retro 2009 chic

    On this weeks episode of Book(ish) I sit down with journalist and author James Weir to talk I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloan Crosley. Our conversation includes the invention of a horrible new word, how cultural commentary stays the same even though the culture changes, and watching the youths and reporting back to the oldies. Enjoy!
    Books mentioned:
    I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloan Crosley
    The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham
    Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
    You can find James at his website or on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 40 min
    Craig Silvey & To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee's draft, wrestling the muse, and the filming trenches

    Craig Silvey & To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee's draft, wrestling the muse, and the filming trenches

    On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with author Craig Silvey to talk To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Our chat includes the problematic Mockingbird prequel, slogging through your work to hear the muse, and the excitement and stress of working in film. Enjoy!
    You can follow Craig on his website and Instagram.
    Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.
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    You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.
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    • 43 min
    Jillian Glover & Happy City: what people really want, NIMBYs vs YIMBYs, and people who hate parks

    Jillian Glover & Happy City: what people really want, NIMBYs vs YIMBYs, and people who hate parks

    On this weeks episode of Book(ish) I sit down with urbanist Jillian Glover to discuss Happy City by Charles Montgomery. Our conversation includes what people say they want vs what they really want, how to make dense living work, and people who hate the sound of children playing. Enjoy!
    You can follow Jillian on twitter or her blog.
    Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.
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    You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.
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    • 37 min
    Gregory Ladner & Flowers for Mrs Harris: Melbourne fashion, antiques over travel, and a polite amount of revenge

    Gregory Ladner & Flowers for Mrs Harris: Melbourne fashion, antiques over travel, and a polite amount of revenge

    On this weeks episode of Book(ish) I sit down with designer and renaissance man Gregory Ladner to talk Flowers for Mrs Harris by Paul Gallico. Our conversation includes weighing in Melbournes fashion sense, focussing on antiques over travel in your youth, and enjoying the chance to get a little bit of revenge. Enjoy!
    A Boy and his Bear is available Australia-wide or buy it online.
    Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.
    Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.
    You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.
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    • 38 min
    Travis Larcombe & As Beautiful As Any Other: author friends, sharing stories, and emotional support beers

    Travis Larcombe & As Beautiful As Any Other: author friends, sharing stories, and emotional support beers

    This week on Book(ish) I speak to activist Travis Larcombe about As Beautiful As Any Other: A memoir of my body by Kaya Wilson. Our conversation incudes being friends with the author of a very personal memoir, sharing stories to know you exist, and needing 10-15 beers to let the emotions flow. Enjoy!
    Follow Queerstories here.
    Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.
    Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.
    You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Rachieryan ,

One of my favorite podcasts

This show is like listening to a fun, insightful conversation about books and culture. I always learn something and get some great book recommendations!

M.G.R.22 ,

Good- has the potential to be great

I’ve loved all of the guests and I really enjoy hearing about their favorite books. However, It sometimes feels like George gets in his own (and the guest’s) way. As a fan, I would make the suggestion that George prepare a bit better for the book choices. I realize it’s impractical to suggest he read every book but Spark notes, plot summaries… anything. It’s a great concept for a podcast and I will definitely continue to listen.

NateMCnateNate ,

Books are for nerds

5 thumbs

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