David McGimpsey’s Li’l Bastard — Enthusiasticast Episode 79

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Special guest Kevin Chong endorses David McGimpsey’s Li’l Bastard.

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Kevin Wilson’s The Family Fang – Enthusiasticast Episode 78

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This episode was recorded at the beginning of December, so apologies for all the nonsensical temporal references to ‘last week’, and stuff that ‘just’ happened. Something fresher soon, if all goes according to plan, but in the meantime please enjoy the sounds of us waxing on and off about:

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Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding – Enthusiasticast Episode 76

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It’s the missing episode 76! Where have you been, young lady? Your father and I were sick with worry.

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John Hart’s Iron House — Enthusiasticast Episode 77

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Jon endorses John Hart’s Iron House.

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Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking With Einstein — Enthusiasticast Episode 75

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In this episode Jon endorses Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking With Einstein.

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Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies — Enthusiasticast Episode 74

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Mark endorses Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies.

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Patrick Dewitt’s The Sisters Brothers — Enthusiasticast Episode 73

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Special guest Catherine S. endorses Patrick Dewitt’s The Sisters Brothers.

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Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One — Enthusiasticast Episode 72

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Jon endorses Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One.

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Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem — Enthusiasticast Episode 71

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Mark endorses Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem.

We also mention:

  • Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus
  • Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be.
  • Kate Beaton’s Hark a Vagrant.
  • Charlotte Gill’s Eating Dirt
  • Dani Couture’s Algoma
  • Adam Gopnik’s Winter: Five Windows On The Season
  • Douglas Coupland’s and Graham Roumieu’s Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People
  • Neal Stephenson’s Reamde
  • “The Mongoliad” By Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, and Friends from Subutai
  • Michael Crichton’s Airframe
  • Michael Lewis’ Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
  • Michael Lewis’ Big Short
  • Niall Ferguson’s Civilization: The West and the Rest
  • Sebastian Junger’s War
  • Michael Lewis’ It’s the Economy, Dummkopf! from Vanity Fair
  • Mark Bowden’s Worm: The First Digital World War
  • Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
  • Haruki Murakami’s Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche
  • The Third Reich: A Novel by Roberto Bolaño
  • All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books at Time.com
  • Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood
  • Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast
  • Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking
  • The September Issue — the movie.
  • Tom Wolfe and Martin Amis
  • Joan Didion’s Blue Nights
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Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain — Enthusiasticast Episode 70

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Jon endorses Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain.

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  • Gosling in Drive
  • Girl With a Dragon Tattoo
  • Moneyball
  • Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol
  • Brad Bird and The Iron Giant
  • EW.com Fall Movie Preview
  • Spiderman, Batman, Avengers and Superman
  • Bridesmaids, Hangover II, Terrible Bosses, and The Change Up
  • The Adventures Tin Tin
  • The second Sherlock Holmes movie
  • The Iron Lady
  • My Week With Marilyn, Colin Clark, and The Prince and The Showgirl
  • Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum,  The Informant, Saramago’s Blindness and Outbreak
  • The Killer Elite remake
  • Jason Reitman’s Young Adult
  • The Rum Diary, Diablo Cody and Juno
  • Jason Reitman on The Slash Filmcast
  • In Time, Gattaca, The Truman Show
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • The Casual Optimist
  • The Wire
  • The Muppets
  • Mark Strong
  • Cameron Crowe’s Oeuvre, Elizabethtown, Pearl Jam Twenty, We Bought A Zoo
  • Ides of March
  • xkcd.com, cancer, Jack Layton, Steve Jobs
  • Sloan Crosley @askanyone, How Did You Get this Number, and Frozen Ground
  • David Rakoff, David Sedaris, The Cosby Show
  • Haddon’s Curious Incident Of Dog in The Night Time
  • Ayrton Senna ‘s biopic
  • Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson and his dog Hawkeye

 

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