24 episodes

Books we love, books we hate. Jay and Phil, two old friends with wildly different tastes recommend books for each other, then discuss them, sometimes with surprising results

Dog-eared and Cracked Jay and Phil

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Books we love, books we hate. Jay and Phil, two old friends with wildly different tastes recommend books for each other, then discuss them, sometimes with surprising results

    The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

    The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

    It's Phil's pick this time around and Jay, under the influence of Chew-Z spends far too much time debating the meaning of the word 'stigmata'. More importantly, what does a Barbie doll like character called Perky Pat have to do with colonies on Mars? There's a lot to unpack in this second go around with a Phillip K. Dick novel and Jay experiences 60 Freuds of stress as he ends up having to reread the book. (Yes stress is measured in Freuds in the Dickensian universe.) If you enjoye...

    • 38 min
    The Year of Living Biblically

    The Year of Living Biblically

    Pigeon eggs and puzzles, the guys live vicariously through AJ Jacobs as he spends a year living his day to day according to the bible. Has Jay picked a book that Phil enjoyed reading? Or has Phil taken it a step too far this time as he recklessly reads the book by...wait for it...listening to it!If you enjoyed this podcast and have some ideas for books that you'd like us to recommend for each other, leave us feedback on Facebook or at dogearedandcracked.ca (Seriously, if you don't recom...

    • 35 min
    Dune

    Dune

    Wait has Phil picked a book this time that' s not out of print? Hold on, this book has actually been read by a few people. What? Has Dog-eared and Cracked finally sold out ? Picking a book to read that isn't obscure or a hundred years old ?That's right we are taking on Dune this time! Despite all the sand in this book, this podcast is no day at the beach. Tune in to Jay's disappointment when he discovers the book's constant references to spice have nothing to do with the Spice Girls.&nb...

    • 38 min
    The Night of the Gun

    The Night of the Gun

    In this episode, Jay takes on Phil's pick and together they try and figure out if this is just another junkie memoir or a genuine investigation into the fallacy of our memories.Along the way, Jay introduces controversy in his revolutionary and heroic attempt to change the rating scale. Will Phil hold fast or will the ensuing chaos put the entire future of the podcast in jeopardy?If you enjoy listening to the podcast and have some ideas for books that you'd like us to recommend for each other,...

    • 35 min
    Autumn

    Autumn

    Autumn, a collection of essays by Karl Ove Knausgaard, is Jay's pick on this episode. Will the book become Phil's gateway drug to other Knausgaard collections or do Autumn's leaves blow away in the wind of criticism? (That sounded better in my head)And how does Phil manage to bring baseball into the conversation...yet again?If you enjoy listening to the podcast and have some ideas for books that you'd like us to recommend for each other, leave us feedback on Facebook or at do...

    • 27 min
    Knowledge of Angels

    Knowledge of Angels

    Jay drags out every philosophy and theology book he owns to try and keep up with Phil on this one. Turns out Knowledge of Angels involves a child raised by wolves, a shipwrecked atheist and a Grand Inquisitor. Spoiler alert, he's not called the Grand Inquisitor because he's a really good listener. If you enjoy listening to the podcast and have some ideas for books that you'd like us to recommend for each other, leave us feedback on Facebook or at dogearedand...

    • 37 min

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