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Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong.

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Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong.

    Episode 175: Weather

    Episode 175: Weather

    Today, with another short break from Middlemarch, Julia, Rider, and Tod talk about Jenny Offill's latest novel Weather. They also discuss the beauty of the "bidet life" and the adjustment of fearing everything.
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    • 51 min
    Episode 174: Middlemarch, Book 5

    Episode 174: Middlemarch, Book 5

    The return of Literary Disco! Today, we continue our march through Middlemarch as we read the George Eliot classic and book five, The Dead Hand.
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    • 34 min
    Episode 173: Bookshelf Revisit, Summer 2020

    Episode 173: Bookshelf Revisit, Summer 2020

    This week, Julia, Rider, and Tod do an old-fashion bookshelf revisit where each of them take a volume for their shelves and bring it up for discussion.
    Julia's pick: The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
    Rider's pick: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
    Tod's pick: Death, Immortality, and Meaning in Life by John Martin Fischer
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    • 36 min
    Episode 172: Middlemarch, Book 4

    Episode 172: Middlemarch, Book 4

    This week is part four of our #Quarantine read of George Eliot's long and intimidating classic novel from the nineteenth century, Middlemarch.
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    • 30 min
    Choose Your Own Houdini

    Choose Your Own Houdini

    Today, in another departure from our Middlemarch read, we will read one of the new Choose Your Own Adventure books, which unlike the beloved books from the 80s, the new Choose Your Own Adventure novels are based on the lives of historical figures, except that they are all spies!
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    • 30 min
    Episode 171: Middlemarch, Book 3

    Episode 171: Middlemarch, Book 3

    This week is part three of our #Quarantine read of George Eliot's long and intimidating classic novel from the nineteenth century, Middlemarch.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
307 Ratings

307 Ratings

Mmarkus M. ,

Listening for years

Great book podcast. The trio work really well together. Sure more often than not Rider Strong comes as as an insufferable pretentious dude, but it’s balanced by Todd’s lovable insufferableness and Julia’s loveliness and intelligence.

Alliecats9 ,

Surprisingly enjoyable

I really enjoy listening to this. I like that they don’t always agree. It’s fun to hear the differing opinions and see all sides. Readers and writers, you should tune in!

Etwkc ,

So fun!

Why all the hate for Tod in the reviews? All three hosts bring unique and interesting points of view to the books they review! They have great chemistry and are super entertaining. This has exposed me to so many books that I never would have heard of but end up loving! This podcast is definitely worth your time. I look forward to each new episode!

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