New Year, New Format! For Season 3 we here at Book.Record.Beer have decided to return to form and combine book, record, and beer into one show again while also doing our best to cover a song from the record.
Now, join us THE LAST FRIDAY of the month for our usual cast focused on a book, album, and beer, along with our cover of one of the songs from the record will hit the airwaves.
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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.
S5 E3 - Christmas Eve | If We Make It Through December | Corsendonk Christmas Ale
THEE Book.Record.Beer Holiday coast host Franco Fiorini joins the gents for this one as they dig into Gogol, your favorite authors favorite author, offering of a Ukrainian folk tale drenched in his own wit and told through the critical lens only Gogol could possess. They weep for the soul of a nation exposed through Pheobe Bridger's EP of Christmas cover songs and make it all better with the cause of and solution to all of life's problems, the beer this time being Corsendonk's perfect creation, their Christmas Ale. The gents try and decide what make a Christmas thing and Christmas thing and if art really can save the soul of a people. The last cast of 2020 sees a group of men deciding to take some time to spend with one another as a way to combat this awful year and the numerous ways 2020 has tried to extinguish the human spirit. Yet it prevails. Cheers and love to everyone as we try to do and be better.
S5 E2 - Lakewood | Frances the Mute | Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
Season 5, Episode 2! The boys dive into Megan Giddings's sci-fi, horror, and very timely novel, LAKEWOOD, before discussing The Mars Volta's 2005 release, Frances the Mute. They wash down the heaviness of the book and record with Dogfish Head's Palo Santo Marron while pontificating the merits and pitfalls of small-batch breweries and pizzerias, and waiting in line. Happy Thanksgiving listeners! If you are reading this, we are thankful for you 🖤
S5 E1 - Cask of Amontillado | Meliora | Dunkin Pumpkin - Scarecrow -Nosferatu
Season 5!!! We made it!!!! A Nick Gregorio production brings us Edgar Allen Poe's classic "The Cask of Amontillado while Daniel brings us the Poe expertise. We dive into Ghost's anti-metal metal album Meliora. And all the dudes have their own autumnal brews. Nick M. sips on Harpoon brewery and Dunkin Donuts offering of the Dunkin Pumpkin. Daniel sucks down some Great Lakes Nosferatu and Gregorio chugs some Free Will Scarecrow. It's all good fun and a beautiful start to season 5. Thank you all for listening. We promise to start getting better.
S4 E12 - Death Industrial Complex | Shrines | Pumking
We finish our 4th year with one of our favorite writer's on as a guest! Kailey Tedesco, author of She Used to be on a Milkcarton, and Lizzie Speak, among others, chose Candice Wuehle's haunting "Death Industrial Complex," a poetry collection channeling late photographer Francesca Woodman. We also, dig into the synth-heavy (ala Little Feet, etc.) Purity Ring and their 2012 album Shrines along with the Pumking beer. We remember macabre moments with our grandmother's and why this just might be one of the most interesting times to be reading poetry. Cheers to four years!!!
This month's cast is brought to you by Gnick Gregorio. We've assembled in our respective studios with not one, but two guests! Author and editor of Trident Press, Nathaniel Kennon Perkins joins us to talk about indie publishing and his collection "The Way Cities Feel to Us Now." And, Cody Bluett of Dweller talks to us about their latest album "Aquarium." Crack open a *Mike's Hard Lemonade or spiked seltzer and **listen along.
S4 E10 - Master and Margarita | In Name and Blood | Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
Serendipity! Kismet! Fate! Chance! Like minds! Whatever the reason, or lack thereof, this was a very special cast. The gents has the very special pleasure of welcoming celebrated author Bud Smith to the cast for this one. Author of the novel "Teenager," memoir "Work" and short story collection "Double Bird," Bud is a humorous and very real voice in American literature. He weighs in on Mikhail Bulgakov's masterpiece "The Master and Margarita," as well as Murder City Devils' "In Name and Blood" while Nick M. knocks back North Coast brewing co's "Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout." And all before noon. This is a fun one and we are so very thankful for Bud's good taste in reading The Master and Margarita and singing its praises a week or so before recording so we could invite him on the show with us. A grand time was had by all. Enjoy and thank you for listening!
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