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Bibliophile Adventures

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This podcast is about the love of books. It covers everything from comic books to the classics. At its most basic level it's about the adventure of searching out another great reading experience. From comic books to pulp fiction, classic literature to fantasy and science fiction, this podcast celebrates the joys of literature, and the hunt for the next great read! It is also a community sourced podcast. So if you would like to contribute an episode feel free to email 143podcasts@gmail.com.

Location:

United States

Description:

This podcast is about the love of books. It covers everything from comic books to the classics. At its most basic level it's about the adventure of searching out another great reading experience. From comic books to pulp fiction, classic literature to fantasy and science fiction, this podcast celebrates the joys of literature, and the hunt for the next great read! It is also a community sourced podcast. So if you would like to contribute an episode feel free to email 143podcasts@gmail.com.

Twitter:

@nerdylegion

Language:

English


Episodes

Slow Jogging by Hiroaki Tanaka

10/19/2020
Michael from the Baltic Sea encourages to slow things down a bit and take care of ourselves by reading Hiroaki Tanaka's Slow Jogging! You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:47:09

Valiant Adventures - Rai Volume 1

10/11/2020
Hey everyone! This episode finds Michael from the Baltic Sea going on a Valiant Adventure as he reads Rai, Volume 1, from Valiant Comics! Enjoy the show! You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:34:39

Valiant Adventures: Doctor Tomorrow

9/20/2020
What did you say? Oh, don't even...because it is time for a new episode of Valiant Adventures, featuring the insightful thoughts of our favorite Michael from the Baltic Sea. Stay Valiant!!!! You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:18:16

Valiant Adventures: Quantum and Woody 2020

9/18/2020
Hey. How's it going? Have you been a little down? Frustrated with the world? Wondering what the point is? Don't worry. We are definitely right there with you. Stay strong. We can get through this together. Be VALIANT! This week Michael from the Baltic introduces a new recurring feature: VALIANT ADVENTURES! and takes a look at Quantum and Woody 2020. You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:25:35

Patricia A. McKillip's The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

8/19/2020
Michael from Germany saves the podcast by looking at Patricia A. McKillip's The Forgotten Beasts of Eld You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:39:42

Tolkien Dark: JRR Tolkien's The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun

5/3/2020
Michael from Germany introduces us to Tolkien's poem, The Lay of Autrou and Itroun, written in 1930 and published in Welsh Review in December 1945. You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:42:18

Bruce Chatwin's The Songlines (1987)

3/8/2020
On this episode Michael from Germany discusses Bruce Chatwin's 1987 publication, The Songlines. You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:01:09:41

An Introduction to Larry McMurtry and Lonesome Dove

3/1/2020
Michael from Texas is back to talk about one of his favorite writers, Larry McMurtry. This episode focuses mainly on McMurtry and his career. The next episode will focus on the 1985 novel, Lonesome Dove, and it's sequel and prequels. Thanks for listening. You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:41:12

Michael Moorcock's A Nomad of the Time Stream Part Three

2/27/2020
In this episode, Michael from Germany finishes up taking a look at A Nomad of the Time Streams-- a compilation volume of Michael Moorcock's early steampunk trilogy, begun in 1971 with The Warlord of the Air and continued by its 1974 and 1981 sequels, The Land Leviathan and The Steel Tsar. You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:55:03

Michael Moorcock's A Nomad of the Time Stream Part Deux (1982)

1/26/2020
Michael from Germany continues to investigate what is considered by many to be the first steampunk novel series collected as A Nomad of the Time Stream in 1982. Plus Dostoevsky and much more. Essential listening! You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:50:16

Russell Brand's Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions (2017)

1/6/2020
The New Year is often a time for people to self-evaluate, set goals, and try to find ways to defeat the addictions and habits that they feel are holding them back from a more complete life. By happy coincidence The Bibliophile Adventures Podcast is happy to welcome a new contributor, Adam S.L. (@RetroReprise on Twitter),who has recently felt motivated by Russell Brand's book, Recovery. The book offers guidance on how to help yourself actually succeed in overcoming those things that seem unbeatable. Enjoy Adam's thoughtful, honest, and insightful takeaways from Brand's book. “This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud...My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.” —Russell Brand You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:58:20

Michael Moorcock's A Nomad of the Time Stream (1982)

12/4/2019
This episode Michael from Germany shares on the works of Michael Moorcock, with a focus on A Nomad of the Time Streams a 1982 compilation volume of Michael Moorcock's early steampunk trilogy, begun in 1971 with The Warlord of the Air and continued by its 1974 and 1981 sequels, The Land Leviathan and The Steel Tsar. You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:52:59

Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)

11/9/2019
In this episode, Michael from Germany (@SostheRope on Twitter) discusses Robert M. Pirsig's 1974 book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values. Christopher Lehmann-Haupt described the book as an "intellectual entertainment of the highest order" in his New York Times review. Enjoy the episode, and feel free to send your comments to 143podcasts@gmail.com or the Bibliophile Advenventures twitter. You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:34:35

Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind (2007)

10/19/2019
This week on Bibliophile Adventures, Michael from Germany takes us into Patrick Rothfuss‘ 2007 fantasy novel The Name of the Wind. Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet’s hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.“As with all the very best books in our field, it’s not the fantasy trappings (wonderful as they are) that make this novel so good, but what the author has to say about true, common things, about ambition and failure, art, love, and loss.”-Tad Williams, New York Times best-selling author of MEMORY, SORROW AND THORN, and SHADOWMARCHFeel free to contact the podcast at 143podcasts@gmail.com or reach out to us on twitter. And if you would like to submit an episode on a book, author, album, or even discuss and promote your own work and what inspires you, please, don’t hesitate to contact us and share your bibliophile (or audiophile) adventure! You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:41:27

Professor Elemental's Steampunk Carousel

10/12/2019
The Bibliophile Adventures Podcast is deeply honored to have Paul Alborough, the alter ego of Professor Elemental, join Michael from Germany for a wonderful discussion about steampunk, hip hop, comics, Brexit, creativity, art, and many more wonderful things. Professor Elemental is the steam powered hip hop emcee starring on many albums and in comics, games, radio series and stories. His new album, Professor Elemental and His Amazing Friends II, is out now. In this jam packed collection of fabulous collaborations, you'll head to the far flung future & steampunk speakeasys, visit weird freakshows and mysterious deserts. All with some of the finest names in independent music. Guest starring: Tom Caruana, Ella Jean, The Sweetchunks, Flevans, Lack of Afro, Megaran and so very many more. This is one party that you won't regret in the morning! Soon to be released is a brand new book of comedy horror stories, Professor Elemental's Tales of Wrong. Please visit Professor Elemental's Patreon to lend your support and check out his website, professorelemental.com. Feel free to contact the podcast at 143podcasts@gmail.com or reach out to us on twitter. And if you would like to submit an episode on a book, author, album, or even discuss and promote your own work and what inspires you, please, don't hesitate to contact us and share your bibliophile (or audiophile) adventure! You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:45:03

Audiophile Edition: Professor Elemental and His Amazing Friends II (2019)

10/6/2019
This episode we shift gears a little bit as Michael from Germany reviews the steampunk rap album Professor Elemental and His Amazing Friends II (2019). Why? Isn't this a book podcast? Because it involves storytelling and adventure and because it's awesome! And we're rebels so just enjoy the show! As Professor Elemental himself says, "Every Professor Elemental album is based around telling stories. Whether an epic adventure or a whimsical diversion, they are at the heart of everything that Tom and I create. This then, is our anthology of short stories. A collection of mini adventures, taking on more musical styles than you would have thought possible.Built over three years and featuring 26 friends every corner of independent music; you’ll hear Norwegian pop, Underground Hip Hop, Punky Folk, vintage Swing and everything in between.Join me and my friends on adventures through mysterious deserts, overcrowded freak shows, secret speakeasys and sugar coated underwater odysseys. I promise you’ll find something to like and, if nothing else, it will make you smile." Visit Professor Elemental's site to check out and buy his music! Also check out Cheap Ass Games! Michael talks about them as well! You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:39:51

H.P. Lovecraft's Dream Cycle: The White Ship (1919)

9/29/2019
On this episode Martin from South Carolina (@geekvine on Twitter) takes us into the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, focusing on the short story The White Ship. Originally published in 1919, The White Ship is part of Lovecraft's Dream Cycle stories. If you enjoy this episode then you are in luck. We will be having even more Lovecraft related episodes in the future. Read the story for free here: The White Ship. Email comments and contributions to 143podcasts@gmail.com. You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:49:29

Neil Stephenson's Seveneves (2015)

9/25/2019
This week Michael from Texas takes a look at Neil Stephenson and his 2015 speculative fiction novel, Seveneves. It's a big book with big ideas and quite a few big twists along the way as well. Apologies for the initial audio in the first ten minutes due to some technical blunders. Thanks for listening and reach out with thoughts, comments, suggestions or contributions at 143podcasts@gmail.com. You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:43:20

Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition Players Handbook Part 2 - Character Creation

9/21/2019
Michael from Germany (@SostheRope) is back for another look at the Dungeons and Dragons Player’s Handbook Fifth Edition. This episode he covers the first four chapters, after briefly detailing the movie Secrets of Blackmoor: The True History of Dungeons & Dragons and the importance of Dave Arneson to the game’s development. Also- HG Wells was a gamer!http://fastcharacter.comDungeons & Dragons Beyond Character BuilderPlus a little bit about I’m OK, You’re OK, classic of popular psychology based on Eric Berne’s theory of Transactional Analysis that has helped millions of people who never before felt OK about themselves find the freedom to change, to liberate their ADULT effectiveness, and to achieve joyful intimacy with the people in their lives. You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:48:24

Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition Players Handbook

9/8/2019
RIP Bibliophile Labyrinth Adventures! Long live Bibliophile Adventures! This week Michael from Germany (@SostheRope on Twitter) embarks on a multipart dungeon crawl through all aspects of Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition Players Handbook, beginning with the original Appendix N and the fifth edition's Appendix E suggested inspirational reading list. There will be much more on this in the future! Plus, at the end Michael also adds some comments on Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance!Additional links:Appendix N Reading ListAnother amazing Appendix N Reading ListAppendix E Fifth Edition List143podcasts@gmail.com You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

Duration:00:41:16