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The Literary Gentlemen Show
60 minutes | Apr 22, 2017
Episode 41- The Underground Railroad (Finale)
On the finale of the Literary Gentlemen Show, we discuss Colson Whitehead's National Book Award and Pulitzer prize-winning work, The Underground Railroad. We also take a look at the LA Times Book Prize winners and Sir Richard Branson's top 70 books. We also give a special Off the Wall segment where we discuss our favorite books we've covered during the course of the show
59 minutes | Apr 15, 2017
Episode 40 - The Sellout
On our penultimate show, we discuss Paul Beatty's The Sellout. We dive into the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners in a special segment of Literary News. Learn about the amazing about of crap that has been thrown into geysers at Yellowstone, and Apple getting permits to test self-driving car.
76 minutes | Apr 9, 2017
Episode 39 - A Sand County Almanac
This week we discuss Aldo Leopold's classic work on nature and conservation, A Sand County Almanac. We also look at a Vatican-backed book seeking to help LGBT relations and why old books smell the way they do. We also bring a special, spoiler-filled segment discussing the hit podcast S-Town!
74 minutes | Mar 31, 2017
Episode 38 - Lincoln in the Bardo
This week on the show, we discuss George Saunders' smash hit, Lincoln in the Bardo. We also look at why millennials are out-reading older generations, books to read before they become movies in 2017, Congress removing Internet privacy protections, Al Gore's follow-up to An Inconvenient Truth, and much more!
64 minutes | Mar 14, 2017
Episode 37 - The Devil in the White City
This week, we discuss Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City. We look into why kids prefer paper to screens and dive into Harvard Library's Guide to Fake News. We also discuss a controversial new employment bill, and Game of Thrones' newest cast member.
69 minutes | Mar 3, 2017
Episode 36 - The Name of the Rose
This week we look at Umberto Eco's seminal work, The Name of the Rose. We look at what George Saunders has been reading, Ta-Nehisi Coats writing comics for Marvel, the Obamas mega book deal, the Oscar's Best Picture Drama, Book of the Month Club, and more!
71 minutes | Feb 17, 2017
Episode 35 - Shine a Light on Slavery
This week on the show we join the END IT Movement in Shine a Light on Slavery Day. There are 27 million slaves in existence today. That's more than at any point in human history. The good news is there is something you can do to help. We also look at the most popular science books of 2016, a Winston Churchill essay on aliens, and dig into our favorite podcasts.
65 minutes | Feb 10, 2017
Episode 34 - Middlesex
This week on the show we discuss Jeffery Eugenides' Pulitzer-prize winning novel, Middlesex. We get a preview of Senator Elizabeth Warren's upcoming book taking on President Trump, learn about newly discovered Dead Sea Scrolls, and find out why President Trump continues to cause book sales spikes. We give you a Super Bowl LI recap and hear why some people are getting into wrong Uber's.
73 minutes | Feb 3, 2017
Episode 33 - All the Light We Cannot See
This week on the show we discuss Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer-winning novel, All the Light We Cannot See. We also look at how eBooks are getting an IQ boost, J.K. Rowling roasting a book-burning fan, how Saudi Princes travel with their falcons, a style guide for men, and much more!
78 minutes | Jan 27, 2017
Episode 32 - The Sixth Extinction
This week on the show we discuss The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. We also look at why George Orwell's 1984 is at the top of Amazon's bestseller list and why Hollywood is turning to books for its biggest films. We also look at the 2017 Oscar nominations and an interesting twist on the latest Star Wars installments.
59 minutes | Jan 16, 2017
Episode 31 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
This week on the show we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by examining his "Letter from Birmingham Jail". We discover President Obama's secret to surviving the White House, find out why Representative John Lewis' book sales are soaring, and much more.
76 minutes | Jan 10, 2017
Episode 30 - Best Books of 2016
We kick off the new year talking about the books we loved in 2016! We give you the scoop on how to donate books to good causes, Mein Kampf becomes a best seller... in Germany, and much more!
72 minutes | Dec 22, 2016
Episode 29 - Fahrenheit 451
This week we discuss Ray Bradbury's classic novel Fahrenheit 451. J.K. Rowling provides excitement on Twitter, the only book to make Amazon's Top 10 Bestselling Books List for the past decade, interesting new words for the Oxford English Dictionary, and Christmas Traditions!
87 minutes | Dec 15, 2016
Episode 28 - The Wright Brothers
This week we discuss David McCullough's The Wright Brothers the week of the 113 anniversary of their history first flight. We talk about traveling in New England, a holy book written in the blood of a late dictator, and a century late library book. We also take a look at a 47-year-old burger being kept in a Canadian government building, and the surprising best-selling music artist of 2016.
81 minutes | Dec 12, 2016
Episode 27 - A Soliloquy from a Damned Soul
This week on the show, we read and analyze a soliloquy write by our own Christian Adams! We test hiccup remedies live, discuss a Virginia school banning a Pulitzer prize-winning book, "Best Books of 2016" lists, our favorite Christmas movies, and so much more!
66 minutes | Dec 2, 2016
Episode 26 - Sapiens
This week on the show we discuss Noah Yuval Harari's Sapiens (it's really good), making music a career, and the debate of urban vs. rural cities.
78 minutes | Nov 25, 2016
Episode 25 - A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
This week on the show we discuss Donald Miller's A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. We also look at the fake news epidemic, and give you stellar holiday shopping guides!
72 minutes | Nov 19, 2016
Episode 24 - The Universe in Your Hand
This week on the show, we discuss Christophe Galfard's The Universe in Your Hand. We also look at the 2016 National Book Award winners, the cast of 'Hamilton' addressing the future Vice-President, and a man who still doesn't know who won the election.
70 minutes | Nov 11, 2016
Episode 23 - The Importance of Studying Literature
This week on the show we discuss an op-ed on why it is important to study literature. We also talk about the 2016 presidential election, 6 books that help understand Donald Trump's election, an upcoming J.R.R Tolkien bio pic, and bibliotherapy. We also look at how the movie Spectre influenced Mexico City's Day of the Dead celebration and so much more!
87 minutes | Nov 5, 2016
Episode 22 - The Girl on the Train
This week on the show we discuss Paula Hawkins', The Girl on the Train. We talk about the Chicago Cubs first World Series victory since 1908, Trevor Noah: By the Book, a Moscow librarian arrested for 'extremeist' books, weird sounds under the Arctic Ocean, snowballs on the Siberian coast, The Presidential Election, and much more!
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