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.
S8 E1 - Flashes of Life | Fantasia (soundtrack) | Dogfish Head Nordic Spring
"Fantasia is the first music video" ... - Daniel Difranco
Season 8 is going to be great. -NM
S7 E7 - Dickens | Jim Nabors Christmas | Peppermint Espresso Martini
Our 7th annual Franco Christmas Cast!!! Such a pleasure to welcome Franco Fiorini into the basement for another holiday cast. We started with store brand (it's fine) peppermint espresso poured over vodka and called a martini and it was delish. We could not handle the album. At all. Nor will you, but we should all give it another listen to be sure. Dickens crushed as usual, and this vingette seven years senior to his seminal Christmas Carol lets us, the modern reader, into his affection for this holiday of good will and redemption. Friendship and fellowship abound. Cheers to the beauty of companionship over these seven years!
S7 E6 - Bora Chung | Button:Pusher | Von Trapp Vienna Lager
A very special spooky cast with the always lovely Kailey Tedesco! Author of a new book of poetry about the mother of the Jersey Devil, Kailey picked an incredible cast for us. A translated story from Korean author Bora Chung, the 2014 offered from Button:Pusher, and the Von Trapp brewing keystone Vienna Lager. We chat childbearing, birth control, loss, and that weird time when She and Him dominated the airwaves.
S7 E5 - The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky | Poulenc Sonata for Violin and Piano | New Ridge Festbier
This month we're joined by Tik Tok sensation, Nick Perilli, to discuss cosmic horror, classical music, and a seasonal offering from New Ridge Brewing.
S7 E4 - Leone:Notes on a Life | Mitamu | Peroni
A couple of paisanos dig into the gorgeous and anti-linear LEONE by Giandomenico and Colafella and somehow find their way to Mitamu's incredible debut Sunflower in the east, all while drinking that Italian standby, Peroni.
S7 E3 - Felt in the Jaw | Flying Lesbians | Coors Banquet Beer
Nick and Dan dig into Kristen Arnett's debut short story collection "Felt in the Jaw" from Split Lip Press. Consumption and self indulgence with a suburban backdrop coupled with a dollop of copulation and (warning) sexual abuse. There was a lot to unpack. Nick then unveils the rare find from a Youtube hole "The Flying Lesbians" and the fanboy-ing begins. Here it is: https://youtu.be/sqhlRo1fiH0 ENJOY! Then we drink some beers. Cheers! Happy belated PRIDE to all. We love you. Goodnight.