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Words About Books is a podcast where two wannabe writers read and discuss books. Read along with us, or just enjoy the show! New episodes every Sunday.

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Words About Books is a podcast where two wannabe writers read and discuss books. Read along with us, or just enjoy the show! New episodes every Sunday.

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English


Episodes

Star Wars: Thrawn Treason (Part II The Final Thrawntier)

4/14/2024
It has been a long time coming. We're finally wrapping up another Thrawn Trilogy. There isn't much Thrawn left. Is this the last of Thrawn we'll ever see?? What about the Grisks? The answer may surprise you... and it's "there isn't anywhere for this to go and it all ends in Rey Star Wars." Support the show Discord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:00:50:27

Talking About Tolkien - Barrels out of Bond (The Hobbit, Ch 9)

4/13/2024
Notably absent from this chapter is the most embarrassing CGI barrel fight in motion picture history. Support the show Discord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:00:43:34

Discussing Star Wars Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn (We will never stop)

4/7/2024
This might as well just be "Words About Thrawn". This blue alien has come in and just taken over the podcast. I think if you count the bonus super-cut we have, as of this week, talked about Thrawn for 13 episodes. Thrawn has tied with Dune! He cannot be stopped! Support the showDiscord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:00:56:28

Talking About Tolkien - Flies and Spiders and Bombur (The Hobbit, Ch 8)

4/5/2024
The gang is taken prisoner by sentient spiders. Fortunately, Bilbo has a very particular set of skills that makes him a nightmare to spiders like these. Support the show Discord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:00:46:24

Oops All Ben!

4/1/2024
Captain Nate accidentally messed up the crunchitizing machine and we got ALL BEN! OOPS! Support the showDiscord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:00:44:24

Discussing Bookshops and Bonedust by Travis Baldree

3/31/2024
The author of the legendary Legends and Lattes is back with another novel featuring everyone's favorite orc. Can Baldree rekindle the magic and produce another cozy fantasy story for the ages? Support the showDiscord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:01:04:43

Talking About Tolkien - Queer Lodgings aka Beorn to Be Wild aka The Hobbit Ch 7

3/27/2024
In this chapter the squad finds themselves in Queer Lodgings as guests of a giant, muscular, half-man half-bear. You know, Tolkien was right, language is fun. Support the showDiscord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:00:42:48

Finishing Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert (Part III)

3/24/2024
This week we wrap up an early Dune Month with the final part of Heretics of Dune! Including an interesting fight between Duncan and an Honored Matre that involves plans within plans and a beefstick. You've been warned now. Support the showDiscord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:00:50:02

Talking About Tolkien - Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire (The Hobbit, Ch6)

3/21/2024
This is a short chapter and a suspiciously long run time. I really hope we didn't go on any long tangents about the deep theological conundrums inherent in Tolkien's mythology... Support the showDiscord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:00:58:02

Discussing Dune Part 2 (The Movie) ft. The Gravy Man

3/17/2024
We have a special guest, James of https://ifyouwantthegravy.wordpress.com/ here to help us understand this ground breaking medium of sight and sound that the kids are calling "movies". We'll be talking about Part 2 of Dune. Will this adaptation hold up to the legendary novel? Could it perhaps be even better? Find out on this exciting episode of Words About DUNE! Support the showDiscord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:01:29:57

Talking About Tolkien - Riddles in the Dark (The Hobbit, Ch 5)

3/13/2024
Bilbo finds a magic ring and riddles for his life. I'm sure it's just a regular magic ring that turns you invisible and not some soul-crushing doomsday weapon. Support the showDiscord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:00:51:14

Continuing to Discuss Heretics of Dune (Dune V Part II)

3/10/2024
We're back with Heretics of Dune! Or Dune V-II. Today we advance slowly into the story a little further, kind of like how Frank advanced slowly into the story in this book. That's the WAB treatment at work! You get little hints and bits and pieces of the plot in between talking about how Kevin J Anderson is garbage! Just like the book! Support the showDiscord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:00:53:01

Talking About Tolkien: Over Hill and Under Hill (The Hobbit, Ch4)

3/6/2024
The gang learns that thunderstorms are just giants playing football. Gandalf may or may not be in possession of weapons grade explosives. A lot more pony's are explicitly left to die than you might expect from a children's book. Support the showDiscord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:00:27:29

Discussing Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert (Part 1)

3/3/2024
It's that time again: Dune month. If you're wondering why it's early this year its because the movie came out and we want that SEO. We're talking about Heretics of Dune. The fifth book in Frank Herbert's Dune series. It is not what the movie is about. Enjoy. Support the show Discord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:01:53:39

Talking About Tolkien: A Short Rest (The Hobbit, Ch 3)

2/28/2024
The gang takes a short, tiny, small...2-week long...rest. If you got invited to hang out with Elrond, you wouldn't be very quick to leave either. But just who is Elrond? Support the showDiscord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:00:33:57

Discussing a NEW RELEASE The Gorgon Incident by John Bierce

2/25/2024
This book is available Feb 27th, 2024 wherever good e-books are sold (or at the very least on Kindle). This week we're discussing a book by PATRON John Bierce! We've covered The Mage Errant #1, The Wrack, and interviewed him and now we're BACK FOR MORE! We talk about several stories in the series and hopefully don't ruin our friendship with JB forever! Should be a good one! Support the show Discord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:01:03:56

Talking About Tolkien: Roast Mutton (The Hobbit, Ch2)

2/21/2024
Bilbo begins his adventure. He runs 2 miles in under 20 minutes, and he even tries his hand at pick pocketing. Maybe there's more to this hobbit than meets the eye. Support the show Discord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:00:28:52

Discussing Ghost Hunting for Dummies by Zack Bagans

2/18/2024
This is literally the worst book I've ever read. Support the showDiscord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:01:28:43

Talking About Tolkien: An Unexpected Party (The Hobbit, ch1)

2/14/2024
Ben once said that if we ever covered Tolkien it would have to be an entirely different podcast. Nate said "Ok." Now here we are, talking about Tolkien. On this podcast we will go through Tolkien's books chapter by chapter adding context and discussing the real world inspirations behind the story. You're encouraged to read along with us. In this episode, we discuss Chapter One of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Party. If you want early access to these episodes, check out our Patreon! Support the showDiscord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:00:40:44

Solving The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo

2/11/2024
This week we're taking a look at a Japanese murder mystery from the 40's. Written by the legendary Seishi Yokomizo, whose work only recently became available in English, The Honjin Murders is a locked room mystery in the style of Agatha Christie and John Dickson Carr. I sure hope there isn't some strange Rube Goldberg machine involved... Support the showDiscord - https://discord.gg/6BaNRtcP8C Twitter - https://twitter.com/wabpod Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wordsaboutbookspodcast Blog - https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/ Buy the Books - https://bookshop.org/shop/wabpod

Duration:01:50:40