Season 4, Episode 4 – Clovenhoof by Heide Goody & Iain Grant

Many apologies for these last two episodes being up WAAAAY late. Matt, who usually does this, has been going through some rather tumultuous times with having been laid off in the same week that he purchased a new car and a house! Most people would be all, “Without a job this isn’t the time to be making purchases.” but not Matt, no, sir. Damn the boilers, full steam ahead! WAY TO GO, MATT!

*ahem* Anyway…

Imagine a book, told in the style of Terry Pratchett, only it’s not Terry Pratchett, about the Devil, only it’s not really the Devil but his dumber body double, sent to Earth as part of a forced retirement package. Now, take this dumb Devil, remove all knowledge of how humans behave, what money is, and anything resembling common sense and you have Jeremy Clovenhoof. Whackiness ensues.

Season 4, Episode 4 – Clovenhoof by Heide Goody & Iain Grant

 

Season 4, Episode 3 – The Illustrated Prophets of the Ghost Ants, by Clark Thomas Carlton

 

Matt and Tyler found this particular book through the Bookbub service and had to read it because the premise is, shall we say, a little strange. As in the people in it are little.

Ok, the Earth suffers an unspecified catastrophe and all life on it aside from humans and insects are wiped out and somehow humans shrink to the size of bugs.

We told you it was a little strange. Give it a listen.

Season 4, Episode 3 – The Illustrated Prophets of the Ghost Ants, by Clark Thomas Carlton

 

Season 4, Episode 2 – Fifty Shades of Grey: The Motion Picture

Well, they finally did it, they went and made the movie. And of course Tyler and Matt had to go see it.

Any surprise that they enjoyed the experience of watching the movie more than the movie itself?

Matt even made a special friend.

Just trust me, go listen to the damn podcast and tl;dr, go watch Secretary instead (it even has a Mr. Grey).

Season 4, Episode 2 – Fifty Shades of Grey: The Motion Picture

 

Season 4, Episode 1 – Divergent by Veronica Roth

Welcome back to Your Book is Why Daddy Drinks, the 2015 version!

Tyler and Matt kick off the year with Divergent by Veronica Roth, a book that is a patchwork abomination of trope-y mediocrity derived from the pieces of other, similarly trope-filled YA fiction. Come see the average character who is secretly amazing! Come watch the boy-love interest treat the female main character like crap! Marvel at the plot points and join your hosts in scratching your head while asking, “But, wait, how does that work? Why’d that happen? WHAT?!”

Season 4, Episode 1 – Divergent by Veronica Roth

 

Season 3, Episode 12 – The End is Nigh! (End of 2014 Podcast)

This is it, the moment we (ok, just Tyler and Matt) have been waiting for: the wrap-up on the year. In this podcast Tyler and Matt discuss the ten books they read over the course of 2014, rank them on their own and then come together to talk about them one last (and mercifully short) time.

See you all later in January for the first ‘cast of 2015!

Season 3, Episode 12 – The End is Nigh! (End of 2014 Podcast)

 

Season 3, Episode 11 – Books That Don’t Suck (The Good Book Podcast)

It’s that time of year again. That time of year that doesn’t involve Matt and Tyler reading stupid crap, where we get to read good crap that we like a lot!

Season 3, Episode 11 – Books That Don’t Suck (The Good Book Podcast)

 

Season 3, Episode 10 – Bear by Marian Engel

Seriously, you guys, what is with you and suggesting books that involve people trying to fuck animals and/or mythological creatures? Really.

So, Bear by Marian Engel…probably the most boring book featuring person on animal sex from one of the more unlikeable characters we’ve read. Also a fairly boring bit of prose but supposedly won an award.

I blame Canada. Canadians are weird.

Season 3, Episode 10 – Bear by Marian Engel

 

Season 3, Episode 9 – EEEEET’S THE CONVOLUTION 2014 CONCAST!!! (In the Breath of a Moment by Andrew Kieniksman)

Joining us again for another awesome Concast at Convolution was Dan, Ed, and ever-awesome Kendra. There was singing. There was acting. There were haiku. So many haiku. We were incredibly more entertaining (and drunk) than the book we read, which was In the Breath of a Moment, by Andrew Kieniksman, a collection of self-published “stories” that this guy scraped together from his own internet posting.

It was, at the time we found it, the fourth worst-rated book on Amazon.com, a whopping 1.7 stars at this present moment.

In the Breath of a Moment by Andrew Kieniksman

 

Season 3, Episode 8 – Mina by Marie Kiraly

You’d think that getting sexed up by the vampire, Dracula, would make for an entertaining story but, no, what we’re left with is this professionally published piece of fanfic that attempts to be a story about a woman’s sexual awakening and empowerment and just flails about in that way that Victorian costume dramas tend to.

Season 3, Episode 8 – Mina by Marie Kiraly

 

Season 3, Episode 7 – The Overton Window by Glenn Beck

Take a trip down your self-made road (because we all know taxes for roads is TRULY UNAMERICAN) as we stroll down Freedom Lane into right-wing conspiracy land with The Overton Window by Glenn Beck. Originally we balked at the idea of reading this book because we weren’t sure we were going to be able to separate our criticism of the artist with the art. Turns out this book was bad enough were that wasn’t that big of a concern after all.

Season 3, Episode 7 – The Overton Window by Glenn Beck