Book club meets fight club - each week high school English teachers Dr. Ian DeJong and Joe Holschuh each bring a book to share with their friend Nick Argires. Weekly themes, winners and recommendations.
114. Big City (RERUN)
In honor of Ian and Joe being on vacation, here's a rerun of the YDKL classic covering America's most popular genre: Big City books. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (1952) vs Native Son by Richard Wright (1940).
Blood of Victory by Alan Furst (2022) vs The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré (1963).
Mrs. Doubtfire bookspired by Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine (1987) vs The French Dispatch bookspired by An Editor’s Burial: Journals and Journalism from the New Yorker and Other Magazines by Wes Anderson (2021).
111. Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954)
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick (2000) vs The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (2013)
109. America III
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie (1993) vs The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich (2005).
Always a jolly time
These guys have great rapport with each other. They welcome listeners into an hour of camaraderie that is more than satisfying.
Thanks to my old literary theory professor and his strange buddies for bringing me my weekly source of serotonin. thanks also for increasing my tbr by approximately 20 books
My new fav!!
I am loving this podcast! I’m a huge bookworm (or lit-head) and this is my new podcast home. You guys are very funny and literate, and that’s a great combo. I’ve sent in a few suggestions and will continue to do so.