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In these literary episodes, the Nerdy Show crew share the books they’re currently reading, do dramatic readings from the best and worst nerd literature, talk with notable geek authors, and discuss a book they’ve read along with the community! It’s a sexy party in the library, and you’re the guest of honor.

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In these literary episodes, the Nerdy Show crew share the books they’re currently reading, do dramatic readings from the best and worst nerd literature, talk with notable geek authors, and discuss a book they’ve read along with the community! It’s a sexy party in the library, and you’re the guest of honor.

    Episode 15 :: Read-Along: The Handmaid's Tale

    Episode 15 :: Read-Along: The Handmaid's Tale

    This episode is dedicated entirely to Margaret Atwood's landmark dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale. It's a horrifying story that gets closer to reality with each passing day - in which America has been overthrown by religious fundamentalists and anyone not male, white, and heterosexual is killed or subjugated. We experience this awful reality through the eyes of a woman trapped in sexual servitude; her existence reduced to being a walking womb to compensate for the future's low birth rate.
    Join Cap, Denika, Jess, and Brandon for an overview of the novel, a dramatic reading, and then spoiler-intensive discussions on both the book and the recent television adaptation. We discuss the challenges of the world, and the narrative itself, as well as the novel's massive cultural impact, parallels in our own reality, and even manage to make some jokes to soften the blow of how hard this book hits.

    For links and more info, head to the main episode page:
    https://nerdyshow.com/2017/11/nerdy-show-book-club-episode-15-read-along-the-handmaids-tale

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 14 :: A Handmade Tail

    Episode 14 :: A Handmade Tail

    As we brace ourselves for our forthcoming dissection of the disturbingly relevant Handmaid's Tale, we first divert into greener and more peculiar pastures by talking about the other things we've read. Join Cap, Denika, Brandon, and Jess as they unload on a wide expanse of literary explorations. Discover a genre specifically about faeries being dicks, explore the world of video game translation and The Legend of Zelda to a point of fascinating minutia, learn what's the opposite of Death Note, and gird your loins for the Funky Pickle.
    For links and more info, head to the main episode page:
    https://nerdyshow.com/2017/10/nerdy-show-book-club-episode-14-a-handmade-tail

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    • 41 min
    Episode 13 :: Into the Pop Culture Garbage Hole

    Episode 13 :: Into the Pop Culture Garbage Hole

    From the pages of Nerdy Show – it’s Nerdy Show Book Club! In these literary episodes, we share the books we’re currently reading, do dramatic readings from the best and worst nerd literature, talk with notable geek authors, and discuss a book we’ve read along with the community.
    When you consume a ton of media, it's inevitable that you'll come face-to-face with some tentacle-waving garbage monster of obscure pop culture. The question is: is it bad bad or good bad? Will you find surprising brilliance to unnecessary direct-to-video sequels of classic films? Can a blatant sampling of the best-known sci-fi media of the past 30 years provide a fresh perspective? Real monkey/ typewriter/ Shakespeare kinda stuff.

    Join Cap, Colin, Denika, and Brandon as they plummet into the recesses of the pop culture garbage hole: an inevitably frequent stopover for any nerd with a media addiction. Our Read-Along Book for this episode is Ready Player One author, Ernest Cline's Armada. Can this modern day retelling of The Last Starfighter (and many other nerd staples) stand aside his dazzling debut? We also dabble in dystopian fiction, discuss the metaphysics of simulation theory as told by a thought-form entity, and read from a young reader adaptation of Mortal Kombat: the movie.

    For links and more info, head to the main episode page:
    http://nerdyshow.com/2016/07/nerdy-show-book-club-episode-13-into-the-pop-culture-garbage-hole

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    • 2 hr
    Episode 12 :: Journey Into Mythic Fiction

    Episode 12 :: Journey Into Mythic Fiction

    From the pages of Nerdy Show – it’s Nerdy Show Book Club! In these literary episodes, we share the books we’re currently reading, do dramatic readings from the best and worst nerd literature, talk with notable geek authors, and discuss a book we’ve read along with the community.
    It's been an obscene amount of time since we cracked open Book Club, but neither hell, nor high water, nor the waning attention spans of modern man can hold us back from our quest for enthralling brain-pictures. Join Cap, Colin, Brandon, and Denika as they share what they read during our long absence and we discuss our community read-along: Neil Gaiman's grim fairytale, The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

    Explore the dark truths of Denika's late night reading, Colin's frustrations with Earthsea, and a true story of a sexual awakening from The Shaggy Dog while growing up raised by early 20th century pseudoscience. Then, indulge in an exhilarating reading from read the Gooflumps classic, Stay Out of The Bathroom. And finally wander into the haunting and beautiful world of our featured book with a spoiler-free discussion (and a safely quarantined spoilerific one at the end) as well as a dramatic reading. What's the difference between mythic fiction, magical realism, and other arbitrary literary genres? Discover the answers (or not) within!

    For links and more info, head tot he main episode page:
    http://nerdyshow.com/2016/05/nerdy-show-book-club-mythic-fiction/

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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Episode 11 :: Read 'Til You Puke!

    Episode 11 :: Read 'Til You Puke!

    From the pages of Nerdy Show - it's Nerdy Show Book Club! In these literary episodes, we share the books we’re currently reading, do dramatic readings from the best and worst nerd literature, talk with notable geek authors, and discuss a book we’ve read along with the community.
    It's been an eon since Nerdy Show Book Club last convened and we're backed up with awesome books to talk about! We're rekindling the Book Club flame - not just as a returning segment of Nerdy Show, but as its own standalone program. Join Cap and Colin for this catch-up episode where they share their favorite reads from this unexpected hiatus.

    We've got follow-up discussions from our interviews with Michael Grant (Animorphs, BZRK) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, Rain of the Ghosts), heavy reading, hard-boiled pulp stories, and a dramatic reading of 90s literary masterpiece: Gooflumps: Eat Cheese and Barf! So click on the reading lamp, catch up on our belated community read-along, and crack open this new episode of Book Club!

    For links and more info, head to the main episode page:
    http://nerdyshow.com/2015/08/nerdy-show-book-club-11/

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    • 47 min
    Episode 10 :: Go BZRK with Michael Grant

    Episode 10 :: Go BZRK with Michael Grant

    If you grew up in the 90s, chances are you read some Animorphs. This shape-shifting sci-fi series was a seminal read for legions of nerdy teens; some of whom may have grown up to host podcasts. Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate (the writing duo better known to Animorphs fans as K.A. Applegate) are back! In this episode we review their latest joint book, Eve and Adam, and interview author Michael Grant who’s recent solo work includes the mega-hit young adult series, Gone and the balls-to-the wall adult sci-fi trilogy: BZRK. Join Cap, Colin, Brandon, and Jessica as we learn about he and Katherine’s crazy life in the world of young adult fiction, the origins of Animorphs, and Grant’s latest projects including the forthcoming conclusion to the BZRK trilogy and the upcoming Messenger of Fear.
    As always, we discuss what other books we’ve been reading and review our findings. Plus- in this episode there’s not one, not two, but three dramatic readings! Hear us read from Eve and Adam, Star Wench, and the mid-90s parody abortion: Vegemorphs: The Fungus Among Us! You can change your pants… but can you change into a plant?

    For links and more info, head to the main episode page:
    http://nerdyshow.com/2014/01/episode-163-go-bzrk-with-michael-grant/

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    • 2 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

dumpstat1 ,

Book Club without the wine but all the dick jokes you can handle

Seriously if the title dosen't grab you I don't know what will :) The group picks a book of a sci-fi, fantasy or even historical nature and get into what makes it worthy of the test of time either for good or bad......usually bad. Plus they're slowly teaching Brandon how to read so for the love of god think of the children! (even the 20ish year old ones)

kraftybasterd ,

The Book Club You've been Longing For!

Do you enjoy books of the "nerdy" variety? Do your literary tastes lean toward science fiction, fantasy, Neil Gaiman, Margeret Atwood, and lauding "Ready Player One" while angrily sobbing over "Armada"? If so (and even if you don't know all these references), this is a podcast book club for you! Every episode features a discussion about a community read along (as of this comment, the book is "The Handmaid's Tale" by Atwood), as well as a comedic reading of another bit of fiction, and a general discussion about literature and pop culture between some really enjoyable podcast hosts. I cannot stress enough that this is one of my favorite podcasts to look forward to, and I regularly rel-listen to the episodes. Still not convinced? Morgan Freeman Vampires is a thing you will learn about from this podcast.

DisdonnBates ,

A great book club to belong to

I love Nerdy Show, and their opinions on books is one to be loved as well. Read along with these guys, I know I did. Armada was meh, but the fact that I was not alone in my half-like of something gives me the feeling of accomplishment reading a book should give, or something. Keep it up guys! Also, seriously, follow along with them, they usually read some pretty good stuff.

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