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Join Aaron Armstrong, Dave Schroeder and friends as they talk about the books they love (and many they really don't) to help you be a better reader.

Table of (Mal)Contents Aaron Armstrong, Dave Schroeder, and friends

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    • 4.8 • 102 Ratings

Join Aaron Armstrong, Dave Schroeder and friends as they talk about the books they love (and many they really don't) to help you be a better reader.

    A Very (mal)Contented Christmas

    A Very (mal)Contented Christmas

    It's the most wonderful time of the year. The trees are decorated. The stockings have been hung with care. The lights are all over every tree. And Aaron is grinching about the whole thing. Which means it's a perfect time for us to drop a very special episode of Table of (mal)Contents!
    Listen in as we discuss

    Our favorite books of the year

    Getting and receiving books as gifts

    What's happening with the show—are we back?


    A few of the books in this episode

    Some of Aaron's favorites of 2021


    The Storyteller by Dave Grohl


    Hail Mary by Andy Weir


    American Gospel by Lin Enger


    Art Matters by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell


    The Hardest Job in the World by John Dickerson



    A few of Dave's favorites of 2021


    Man at Arms by Steven Pressfield


    A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston


    Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber


    The High Divide by Lin Enger


    The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield


    A quick note for listeners: I'm using new software for editing and it's taking a bit to get used to, so if it's a bit echo-y, I apologize. 

    • 46 min
    Introducing: Wildwood Flower Season 2

    Introducing: Wildwood Flower Season 2

    Wildwood Flower: Stories of Women who Built Country Music is back for Season 2!

    Intro episode will drop on October 1st! Available on all platforms.

    To find out more about the podcast, listen to the introductory episode here.
    Subscribe and follow on Instagram at wildwoodflowerpod to stay updated on new episodes and special announcements.

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    Introducing: Feel For the Game, Season 2

    Introducing: Feel For the Game, Season 2

    Welcome back to the Area Code neighborhood: Feel For the Game.
    Nick and Noah return with a series of (mainly basketball) conversations about nostalgic moments in NBA history, current issues plaguing the league, how coping and mental health play a role in sports, and more.
    Tune-in as they unprofessionally, but sincerely explore why sports are bigger than just the score of the game. Subscribe now, and follow along to find out how many times Noah makes an unwarranted Kansas Jayhawks basketball reference.
    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/feelforthegamepod/

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    Introducing: Wildwood Flower

    Introducing: Wildwood Flower

    Welcome the newest resident to the Area Code neighborhood:Wildwood Flower: Stories of Women who Built Country Music.
    Season 1 premiering on June 4th! Available on all platforms.
    To find out more about the podcast, listen to the introductory episode here.
    Subscribe and follow on Instagram at wildwoodflowerpod to stay updated on new episodes and special announcements.

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    The Trial Separation

    The Trial Separation

    Dave and Aaron have to have a talk. It's a hard talk, but it's a good one. Feel the randomness as we discuss:

    The realities of our lives right now

    If Grease 2 is the best sequel of all time (and why does Dave think the answer is yes)

    The best horror writers (since we don't read those books)

    A Stranger Things and Lonesome Dove connection

    Introducing kids to Nicolas Cage


    A few of the books we mentioned
    Superman: Exile & Other Stories


    Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir


    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


    The Midnight Library by Matt Haig


    Freedom by Sebastian Junger

    • 31 min
    Sitting at the Top of the Christian Publishing World

    Sitting at the Top of the Christian Publishing World

    Our friend Mary Wiley joins us this week for a chat about publishing, writing theology books for kids, why we need more books like Gentle and Lowly, and the time a group of people lost their minds when Dave told them about a little book she wrote.
    A few of the books mentioned on today's episode

    Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund


    The Gospel Story and Everyday Theology by Mary Wiley


    The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Ked1992 ,

Great Pod

I am a fan of Scarlets book “Afraid Of All The Things” so I was excited when I found out she was a co host of a podcast. You all are so fun to listen to and have inspired me to read more. Two thumbs up! Highly recommend.

ryanlaustin3861 ,

Love these guys!

Love this podcast and love hearing of their favorite books and discussions each podcast! Keep it up.

TimothyWasHere ,

Books books and wonderful host

A woman, Canadian and a beach bum walked into a recording booth to talk about books. I enjoy the show every week.

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