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Investigative Humorist Codex Melcher invites funny friends over to talk about really bizarre, bad, and buckwild books.

Tomefoolery Codex Melcher

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Investigative Humorist Codex Melcher invites funny friends over to talk about really bizarre, bad, and buckwild books.

    155. ‘If I Did It' w/ Peter-john Byrnes

    155. ‘If I Did It' w/ Peter-john Byrnes

    Codex is joined by comedian Peter-john Byrnes to burn it all to the ground (hypothetically). You can find the book online and at the local Bronco dealership.
     
    If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer
    by OJ Simpson
     
    Get the full story in O.J. Simpson’s own words!
    On July 31, 2007 Federal Court Judge A. Jay Cristol awarded the Goldman family the rights to If I Did It. Thus began one of the strangest odysseys in publishing history.
    The book, called “one of the most chilling things I have ever read” by Barbara Walters, skyrocketed up bestseller lists across the country in fall 2007 as the national media relentlessly covered O.J. Simpson’s dramatic Las Vegas arrest for armed robbery and kidnapping.
    Originally written by O.J. Simpson, this edition includes essays by the Goldmans and a member of the Goldman family legal team that reveal the fascinating story behind the bankruptcy case, the book’s publication and the looming court proceedings, that would eventually lead to his conviction.
    In 1994, Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson were brutally murdered at her home in Brentwood, California. O.J. Simpson was tried for the crime in a case that captured the attention of the American people, but was ultimately acquitted of criminal charges. The victims' families brought a civil case against Simpson, which found him liable for willfully and wrongfully causing the deaths of Ron and Nicole committing battery with malice and oppression. In 2006, HarperCollins announced the publication of a book in which O.J. Simpson told how he hypothetically would have committed the murders. In response to public outrage that Simpson stood to profit from these crimes, HarperCollins canceled the book.
    The Goldman family views the book as his confession, and has worked hard to ensure that the public will read this book and learn the truth. This is O.J. Simpson's original manuscript, approved by him, with up to 14,000 words of additional key commentary.
     
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    Previous Episodes:
    5. ‘Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze’ w/ Peter-john Byrnes
    16. ‘White Rabbits’ w/ Jill Bernard
    24. "SCUM Manifesto" w/ Kelly Stone
    25. ‘Days of War Nights of Love’ w/ Goodrich Gevaart
    29. ‘American Boomerang’ w/ Chad Briggs
    33. "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" w/ John-Michael Bond
    48. 'The Coming of the Fairies' w/ Peter-john Byrnes & Tamara Lynn Chambers
    57. "Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles" w/ Peter-john Byrnes & Sherman Edwards
    74. 'Bachelor Pad Economics' w/ Peter-john Byrnes & Patrick McManus
    83. 'Atlas Shrugged' w/ Peter-john Byrnes & Kevin Lobkovich
    100. 'My Awakening' w/ Bill Bullock & Peter-john Byrnes
    104. 5-Year New World Order Anniversary LIVE
    132. ‘Communion' w/ Peter-john Byrnes
     
    Currently Reading:
    ’The Twelve Caesars’ by Suetonius
     
    Topics: a surprising amount about Claudius and hot tubs
     
    Follow TOMEFOOLERY for information about upcoming episodes & books: @Tomefoolery and Facebook.com/Tomefoolery. Please rate and review on iTunes!
     
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    154. '50 Shades of Grey' w/ Amy Sumpter & Alexandra Tsarpalas

    154. '50 Shades of Grey' w/ Amy Sumpter & Alexandra Tsarpalas

    Codex is joined by comedian, rapper, podcaster Amy Sumpter and bon vivant Alexandra Tsarpalas to talk about sexy sexy contract negotiations. You can find the book online and in your aunt’s nightstand.
     
    50 Shades of Grey
    by E L James
    Now in hardcover, with a silk ribbon marker and printed endpapers, the first volume of the New York Times #1 bestselling trilogy.
    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
     
    Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
     
    Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
     
    This book is intended for mature audiences.
     
     
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    Previous Episodes:
    6. ‘The Fir Tree’ Holiday Special w/ Kristin Clifford & Alexandra Tsarpalas
    70. 'Anybody Can Be Cool' w/ Alexandra Tsarpalas & Rad Turkin
    64. 'Women of the Klan' w/ Amy Sumpter & Michael Timlin
    51. '31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife' w/ Amy Sumpter & Alexandra Tsarpalas
    89. Holiday eBook Erotica w/ Amy Sumpter & Alexandra Tsarpalas
    113. 'Christmas in Transylvania' w/ Amy Sumpter & Alexandra Tsarpalas
    139. ‘Holiday eBook Erotica II' w/ Amy Sumpter & Alexandra Tsarpalas
     
    Currently Reading:
    'The Power' by Naomi Alderman
    'Dare to Lead' by Brené Brown
     
    Topics: hoo baby. contracts.
     
    Follow TOMEFOOLERY for information about upcoming episodes & books: @Tomefoolery and Facebook.com/Tomefoolery. Please rate and review on iTunes!
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    153. ’The Way to Happiness’ w/ Jackson Bird

    153. ’The Way to Happiness’ w/ Jackson Bird

    Codex is joined by writer and YouTuber Jackson Bird to find their own… way to happiness. You can find the book in Glendale or Canada.
     
    The Way to Happiness
    by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard
     
    SYNOPSIS:
    The choice of actions and decisions requires skill and wisdom, not just self-interest or just group interest. Containing 21 precepts, The Way to Happiness helps guide one in those choices encountered in life. This might be the first nonreligious moral code based wholly on common sense.
     
    FULL DESCRIPTION: 
    True joy and happiness are valuable.
    If one does not survive, no joy and no happiness are obtainable.
    Trying to survive in a chaotic, dishonest and generally immoral society is difficult.
    Any individual or group seeks to obtain from life what pleasure and freedom from pain that they can.
    Your own survival can be threatened by the bad actions of others around you.
    Your own happiness can be turned to tragedy and sorrow by the dishonesty and misconduct of others.
    I am sure you can think of instances of this actually happening. Such wrongs reduce one's survival and impair one's happiness.
    You are important to other people. You are listened to. You can influence others.
    The happiness or unhappiness of others you could name is important to you. Without too much trouble, using this book, you can help them survive and lead happier lives.
    While no one can guarantee that anyone else can be happy, their chances of survival and happiness can be improved. And with theirs, yours will be.
    It is in your power to point the way to a less dangerous and happier life.
     
     
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    Previous Episodes:
    71. 'Managing a Dental Practice: The Genghis Khan Way' w/ Jackson Bird & Mara Wilson
    128. ‘Shut Up!' w/ Jackson Bird
     
    Currently Reading:
    ‘Game of Thrones’ by George RR Martin
    ‘Out of Salem’ by Hal Schrieve
     
    Topics: “you are well within your rights to insist that people bathe regularly and wash their hands"
     
    Follow TOMEFOOLERY for information about upcoming episodes & books: @Tomefoolery and Facebook.com/Tomefoolery. Please rate and review on iTunes!
     
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    152. ’The Big Lie’ w/ Trish Roberts-Miller

    152. ’The Big Lie’ w/ Trish Roberts-Miller

    Codex is joined by Professor Trish Roberts-Miller to *breathes into paper bag*. You can find the book in, honestly, way too many places.
     
    The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left
    by Dinesh D'Souza
     
    "Of course, everything [D'Souza] says here is accurate... But it's not going to sit well with people on the American left who, of course, are portraying themselves as the exact opposite of all of this." —RUSH LIMBAUGH
     
    The explosive new book from Dinesh D'Souza, author of the #1 New York Timesbestsellers Hillary's America, America, and Obama's America. 
     
    What is "the big lie" of the Democratic Party? That conservatives—and President Donald Trump in particular—are fascists. Nazis, even. In a typical comment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says the Trump era is reminiscent of "what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor."
     
    But in fact, this audacious lie is a complete inversion of the truth. Yes, there is a fascist threat in America—but that threat is from the Left and the Democratic Party. The Democratic left has an ideology virtually identical with fascism and routinely borrows tactics of intimidation and political terror from the Nazi Brownshirts.
     
    To cover up their insidious fascist agenda, Democrats loudly accuse President Trump and other Republicans of being Nazis—an obvious lie, considering the GOP has been fighting the Democrats over slavery, genocide, racism and fascism from the beginning.
     
    Now, finally, Dinesh D'Souza explodes the Left's big lie. He expertly exonerates President Trump and his supporters, then uncovers the Democratic Left's long, cozy relationship with Nazism: how the racist and genocidal acts of early Democrats inspired Adolf Hitler's campaign of death; how fascist philosophers influenced the great 20th century lions of the American Left; and how today's anti-free speech, anti-capitalist, anti-religious liberty, pro-violence Democratic Party is a frightening simulacrum of the Nazi Party. 
     
    Hitler coined the term "the big lie" to describe a lie that "the great masses of the people" will fall for precisely because of how bold and monstrous the lie is. In The Big Lie, D'Souza shows that the Democratic Left's orchestrated campaign to paint President Trump and conservatives as Nazis to cover up its own fascism is, in fact, the biggest lie of all.
     
     
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    Previous Episodes:
    66. ’The Fight for America’ w/ The Roberts-Millers
     
    Currently Reading:
    ‘Hitler at Home’ by Despina Stratigakos
    ‘Hitler and His Generals: Military Conferences 1942-1945’ edited by Helmut Heiber, David Glantz
     
    Topics: IT’S NOT TRANSFERENCE, IT’S PROJECTION AND IT’S NOT PROJECTION.
     
    Follow TOMEFOOLERY for information about upcoming episodes & books: @Tomefoolery and Facebook.com/Tomefoolery. Please rate and review on iTunes!
     
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    151. ’The NIV Bible’ w/ Gwynn Fulcher

    151. ’The NIV Bible’ w/ Gwynn Fulcher

    Codex is joined by writer and performer Gwynn Fulcher to get so much hate mail. You can find the book online and unlikely elsewhere, it’s a pretty rare book.
     
    NIV Study Bible
    by Zondervan Bibles
     
    This best-loved NIV Study Bible features a stunning four-color interior with full-color photographs, maps, charts, and illustrations. Since its first release in 1985, the Gold Medallion Award-winning NIV Study Bible has become the treasured and trusted companion of over nine million Bible readers. The in-depth notes are coded to highlight notes of special interest in the areas of character study, archaeology, and personal application. Full-color photos, maps, and illustrations make this study Bible accessible and friendly.
    Referred to daily by millions of pastors, students, church leaders, and other Bible readers around the world, the over-20,000 NIV Study Bible notes are the handiwork of the same translation team that produced this Bible’s text. The very best evangelical scholarship that brought you today’s most popular modern English Bible also contributed to the most celebrated and widely used study notes in existence. All of these features, and more, also make it perfect for homeschool use. Like no other Bible, the NIV Study Bible places an entire resource library for Bible study in your hands.
    Features:
    * Full text of the world’s most popular modern English Bible—the New International Version (NIV)
    * Over 20,000 study notes, with icons to make important information easy to spot
    * Introductions and outlines provide valuable background information for each book of the Bible
    * In-text maps, charts, diagrams, and illustrations visually clarify the stories in the Bible
    * 16 pages of full-color maps plus time lines and presentation page
    * Words of Jesus in red
    * NIV concordance plus subject and study notes indexes
    * 7.9-point type size
     
     
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    Previous Episodes:
    41. "Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate" w/ Gwynn Fulcher & Sarah Shockey
    65. 'The Book of Mormon' w/ Gwynn Fulcher
    87. 'How to Avoid False Accusations of Rape' w/ Jen Ellison & Gwynn Fulcher
    95. 'YOLO Juliet' w/ Charlie Baker & Gwynn Fulcher
    106. 'Plunder of Gor' w/ Shuffle Quest
     
    Currently Reading:
    ‘We Are Never Meeting in Real Life’ by Samantha Irby
    ‘God Help the Child' by Toni Morrison
     
    Topics: the holiest of holy books NOW WITH FULL-COLOR PICTURES!
     
    Follow TOMEFOOLERY for information about upcoming episodes & books: @Tomefoolery and Facebook.com/Tomefoolery. Please rate and review on iTunes!
     
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    150. ’Chariots of the Gods’ w/ Ian Belknap

    150. ’Chariots of the Gods’ w/ Ian Belknap

    Codex is joined by Chicago writer and founder of Write Club Ian Belknap to get to the future of the past of ANCIENT ALIENS. You can find the book online and at a fairly successful convention in Pasadena.
     
    Chariots of the Gods
    by Erich von Däniken  (Author), Michael Heron (Translator)
     
    THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER
    The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens.
     
    Immediately recognized as a work of monumental importance, Chariots of the Gods endures as proof that Earth has been visited repeatedly by advanced aliens from other worlds. Here, Erich von Däniken examines ancient ruins, lost cities, spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Däniken's theory that we are the descendants of these galactic pioneers—and he reveals the archeological discoveries that prove it...
     
    The dramatic discoveries and irrefutable evidence:
    • An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid
    • Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts
    • Computer astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins
    • A map of the land beneath the ice cap of Antarctica
    • A giant spaceport discovered in the Andes
     
    Includes remarkable photos that document mankind's first contact with aliens at the dawn of civilization.
     
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    Previous Episodes:
    56. 'When The Mosque Comes To Town' w/ Ian Belknap & Kris Simmons
    93. "The Flight 93 Election" w/ Ian Belknap & Kate Milton Mauldin
     
    Currently Reading:
    'Lit: A Memoir' by Mary Karr
     
    Topics: MEMORIES OF THE FUUUUUUTUUUURE
     
    Follow TOMEFOOLERY for information about upcoming episodes & books: @Tomefoolery and Facebook.com/Tomefoolery. Please rate and review on iTunes!
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min

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Laughing in the face of danger

Codex takes these horrible “books” and manages to spin lessons of gold out of them. Not to mention the fabulous guests. It makes the unstomachable seem laughable and that soothes my rampant anxiety and depression in a big way

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