THANK YOU! We have to start our 5th season by thanking everyone who has listened, commented, and sent us such beautiful messages about the cast. We love getting to hang out with one another and talk about the things we love, but this love is amplified so much when we get it back from you, so thank you!
Since we have to record remotely for this season we decided to have each of us pick four casts apiece to dig into the personality of each host and stretch us all in what we explore for each recording. We hope you enjoy and get to know us better!
Please don't hesitate to send feedback and suggestions to our social media accounts on both Twitter and Instagram.
And as always, Book.Record.Beer is hosted by Philadelphian teachers, writers and musicians, Nick Mehalick, Daniel DiFranco, and Nick Gregorio and we thank you for listening.
S6 Ep 6 - The Metamorphosis | Typhoon | Forest & Main
Beers! Fridge buzz! Buddies bullshitting over brews! After 18 months away from eachother, we dusted off our traveling mics to record in person. We met the poet Francis Daulerio at Forest & Main brewery and chatted about Kafka's The Metamorphosis, White Lighter's album Typhoon, and the various drinks we had at Forest & Main. Be sure to check out Fran's newest poetry collection, JOY, wherever books can get got. (psst. here— https://www.unsolicitedpress.com/store/p373/joy.francisdaulerio.html )
S6 Ep 5 - All-Star Superman | Skinty Fia | Moralité
Up, up, and away! This month we're back at it with another graphic novel. This time it's the last Superman story you'll ever need to read with All-Star Superman. We follow it up with the lads out of Dublin, Fontaines D.C. with their third 3 release in 4 years, Skinty Fia. And finally, Daniel has an IPA he might actually like in the Dieu du Ciel Moralité. Gather up your humanity and join us. Thank you as always 🖤
S6 E4 - If I Loved You... | Sorry | Spring
Robin Black's crushing collection "If I loved You, I'd Tell You This" is the subject of this cast as we dive into her title story. Notions of love and how we spend or share it are explored along with the the very real notion that god might be fiction himself. Canadian punks White Lung give us the record for this one with their second album "Sorry". A truly excellent under 20-minute onslaught of the best Bikini Kill inspired hardcore one could imagine. Unfortunately Apple Music f****d Daniel's copy of the album so he has very little to contribute. Lastly, Nick M. drinks a White Claw with tequila while Daniel has his standby Guinness and Gregorio once again gets the marque with Tree House Brewing's "Spring". This one felt really good. Perhaps the Nick's had more than a few minutes of sleep the night before. CHEERS!
S6 E3 - The Low Low Woods | Sour | Bonfire Nights Smoked Lager
Morbid romance cast! Our dear friend Kailey Tedesco joins us with some killer picks in Carmen Maria Mechado's "The Low Low Woods" a graphic novel set in a burning Pennsylvania town. She also chose Olivia Rodrigo's album "sour" and Gregorio brings the beer with Workhorse Brewing's "Bonfire Nights" smoked lager. Trauma is the main course in this cast as the graphic novel deals with notions of inherited trauma and the act of giving consent to remember. We love having Kailey on and hope you all check out her many gorgeous books of poetry as well. Cheers!
S6 E2 - Everything Ravaged | Fever Ray | Arctic Berry Ale
We welcome very special guest Eric Weingarten for the Daddy episode! Hours before Nick Gregorio becomes a father and months after Nick M becomes one for a second time the crew gets together to discuss Wells Tower's only fiction collection "Everything Raged, Everything Burned," Fever Ray's self-titled album and Icelandic brewery Einstok's arctic berry ale. Notion of manliness and fatherhood arise as do Gregorio's alarming difficulty with IKEA furniture.
S6 E1 - The Ghost Ships | A Charlie Brown Christmas | Celebration
After a brief absence from good ol' Nick M, the boys are back Thin Lizzy style with their good friend Franco for our traditional holiday cast. Season six will be an interesting one pivoting to short story collections instead of novels. (diversify baby!!) We get into UK author Angela Carter's holiday trip between myth and Puritanical rejection of joy with her story "The Ghost Ships: A Christmas Story" from her collection
"American Ghosts and Old World Wonders." Nostalgia reigns as we dig into Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" soundtrack to the special of the same name and finally imbibe the brews we've come to love over the holidays as well as some new concoctions we've found this year. We thank you all for listening and hope this offering brings some joy in these fading hours of 2021. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!