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Book (Wine) Club: Reading Between the Wines with Lauren Popish

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Each week, Book (Wine) Club, hosted by Lauren Popish, pairs her latest read with a new wine, and then talks it out with some opinionated and inebriated guests. This season, we will discuss Educated by Tara Westover, Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, and Becoming by Michelle Obama, along with a bunch of other great books. Join us as we read between the wines on Book (Wine) Club.

Each week, Book (Wine) Club, hosted by Lauren Popish, pairs her latest read with a new wine, and then talks it out with some opinionated and inebriated guests. This season, we will discuss Educated by Tara Westover, Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, and Becoming by Michelle Obama, along with a bunch of other great books. Join us as we read between the wines on Book (Wine) Club.
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Each week, Book (Wine) Club, hosted by Lauren Popish, pairs her latest read with a new wine, and then talks it out with some opinionated and inebriated guests. This season, we will discuss Educated by Tara Westover, Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, and Becoming by Michelle Obama, along with a bunch of other great books. Join us as we read between the wines on Book (Wine) Club.

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Episodes

11: There There by Tommy Orange

5/15/2019
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On today’s episode Lillian, Jake, Emily, and I will be discussing how the individual stories of urban Indians living in Oakland collide at a community pow wow in There There by Tommy Orange. This one’s got traditional dancing, family loyalty, and a very dramatic ending. Today we’ll be paring our read with a glass or three of a 2018 Pet-Nat Viognier from Purity Wines. It was selected because it was created in Oakland, and as a sparking wine, it represents the many moments of coming together...

Duration:00:27:59

10: Books by Brené Brown with BBXX

5/1/2019
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On today’s episode, Sasza from BBXX and I will be discussing how vulnerability makes us strong by letting experience all of the good and bad emotions of life in multiple books by Brene Brown. This one’s discusses shame, comparison, and basically every other bad emotional habit you know you have. Since Brene’s concepts can be seen in her Ted talk and all kinds of articles, there isn’t much for us to spoil, so today we are just going to have an open discussion about the book. Today we’ll be...

Duration:00:29:55

09: Educated by Tara Westover

4/17/2019
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On today’s episode, Robbie, Joe, and I will be discussing the story of a woman raised in a survivalist Mormon family in Idaho and her journey to school herself through high school and all the way to earning her PhD from Cambridge in Educated by Tara Westover. This one’s got family drama, tinctures, and more car accidents than all the fast and furious movies combined. Today we’ll be paring our read with a glass or three of 2016 Montinore Estate Pinot Noir. Pour yourself a glass and stay...

Duration:00:28:45

08: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

3/6/2019
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On today’s episode, Sarah, Lauren, and I will be discussing one woman woman’s fight to let go of old hurts and insecurities and make room for self-acceptance and friends in Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. This one’s got some english humor, some light stalking, and a Brazilian wax gone wrong. Today we’ll be paring our read with a glass or three of a 2017 Roberto Henriquez Rivera del Notro Blanco. It was selected for the special smoky flavors of the wine which relate to...

Duration:00:27:59

07: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

2/20/2019
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On today’s episode, Ashley, Sam, and I will be discussing what happens when a Vietnam war vet moves his family to rural Alaska in The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. It has young love, violence, and enough snow to make winter in New York sound balmy. We’ll be paring our read with a glass or three of 2015 Alain Brumont Tannat - Merlot from Cotes de Gascogne, France. It was selected because this wine is very warming and perfect for when it is cold like most of the time in Alaska. It is a dark...

Duration:00:28:45

06: My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

2/5/2019
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On today’s episode, Ryan, Julia, and I will be discussing what happens during the early 2000's when one 25 year old woman living on the Upper East Side decides to sleep a year away with the help of pharmaceuticals in My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh. It has pills, 90’s film trivia, and more blackouts than me at ASU. We’ll be paring our read with a glass or three of Arvay Tokaji Harslevelu 2015 from Tokaj, Hungary. It was selected because wine is the drink of the common...

Duration:00:28:02

05: Bonus Episode - The Third Hotel

1/29/2019
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Welcome to a bonus episode of Book Wine Club. While recording The Third Hotel, Erica, Hannah, and I got side tracked on some pretty hilarious conversations thanks to the wine. This episode has nothing to do with books but there is talk about the Netflix show YOU, our favorite celebs, and New York City spin classes. If you’re just here for the books, skip this episode, but if you want to hear some funny banter between girlfriends, keep listening. You can read my extended review of The Third...

Duration:00:24:05

04: The Third Hotel by Laura van den Berg

1/23/2019
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On today’s episode, Hannah, Erica, and I will be discussing how one woman processes the death of her husband by taking a trip to Havana in The Third Hotel by Laura van den Berg. This one’s got horror movies, ghost sex, and no happy ending in sight. We’ll be paring our read with a glass or three of 2017 Demiselle de Gascaogne Colombard Ugni Blanc from Cotes de Gascogne France. This wine was selected because the Ugni Blanc grapes in this wine are usually used for making cognac, so like our...

Duration:00:28:05

01: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

1/15/2019
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On today’s episode, Alex, Lauren, and I will be discussing what happens when a delusional health tech founder cons investors out hundreds of millions of dollars for a product that doesn’t actually work in Bad Blood by John Carryrou. This true story is stranger than fiction and has corruption, blood, and a romance that only a pedophile could appreciate. We’ll be paring our read with a glass or three of 2015 Domaine du Moulin Cuvee Reserve Rouge Gaillac France Red Wine. This wine is a deep...

Duration:00:26:24

02: The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

1/15/2019
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On today’s episode, Sam, Laura, and I will be discussing how a perfect ordinary male from Ireland makes his way through life from 1945 to 2015 while he and those around him come to terms with his homosexuality in The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne. This sleeper hit novel has unrequited love, self discovery, and the best break up technique I’ve ever seen. We’ll be paring our read with a glass or three of Altesino Rosso di Altesino Toscana 2016. This wine was selected because it uses...

Duration:00:28:06

03: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

1/15/2019
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On today’s episode, Joe, Shira, Alison, and I will be discussing what happens when the AIDS epidemic of the early 1980’s hits Boystown, the gay community in Chicago in The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai. It has betrayal, loss, and a revelation that will have you screaming WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK. We’ll be paring our read with a glass or three of Cuvée Jean-Paul Vaucluse Cuvee Rouge 2016. This wine is from the Rhone Valley in France between two rivers, similar to the two storylines that make...

Duration:00:27:47

Trailer: Announcing Book (Wine) Club

11/27/2018
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Book (Wine) Club is a new podcast from host, Lauren Popish, launching this January. Join us as we read between the wines.

Duration:00:00:53