100 episodes

A weekly podcast about books, writing, reading, and raccoons. Hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister, editors at Barrelhouse Magazine and authors of fiction and creative nonfiction. Winner of a 2015 Philadelphia Geek Award for Best Streaming Media Project. You don't need to read the books to enjoy the show!

Book Fight Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister

    • Arts
    • 4.5, 188 Ratings

A weekly podcast about books, writing, reading, and raccoons. Hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister, editors at Barrelhouse Magazine and authors of fiction and creative nonfiction. Winner of a 2015 Philadelphia Geek Award for Best Streaming Media Project. You don't need to read the books to enjoy the show!

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
188 Ratings

188 Ratings

SailorBeqa ,

A Book Podcast that Adds Something

There are lots of book podcasts that are pretty by the numbers. I found this one desperately hunting for some specific analysis of A Separate Peace- a classic, and yet I couldn’t find any decent commentary to help me ride out the feelings of when a good book ends and there’s no one around you to talk about it with.
So I love the episodes where I’ve read the book, and I’ve come to really enjoy even the other episodes as well. It’s a fun window into a world very different from my own.

Duke Croaker ,

Awesome

I love it.

kirsten0929 ,

Come for the book, stay for the rest

I am an avid reader and listen to several book podcasts regularly but this is my favorite (well, it’s kind of tied with Backlisted but for purposes of this review, let’s say it’s my favorite). The format is very informal and conversational, as if you’re joining two dudes…er…professors (which they are) at the local pub to chat about books and stuff over a pint. I love the discussions of the book pick itself, but perhaps love the digressions even more - and there are some (i.e. a lot). They may be ten minutes in before they even mention the book to begin with. They’re both insightful and really funny regardless of what their discussing and I’m loving going back through the archives. Highly recommend for anyone going through chemo for ovarian cancer (which I was early this year) or any other life threatening disease - it’s a great way to pass the time on the bad days. Also highly recommend for healthy people (which I am again now). Five stars. Or to use their rating system, that’s a composite five stars (it's confusing but you get the hang of it).

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