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Twice a month, comedian Cody Melcher invites a couple of funny friends over to talk about a really really weird book they've all just read. Funny people, crazy books.

Twice a month, comedian Cody Melcher invites a couple of funny friends over to talk about a really really weird book they've all just read. Funny people, crazy books.
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Chicago, IL

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Twice a month, comedian Cody Melcher invites a couple of funny friends over to talk about a really really weird book they've all just read. Funny people, crazy books.

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@Tomefoolery

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English


Episodes

122. ‘Dianetics’ w/ Dan Sheehan

4/23/2018
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Cody is joined by comedian Dan Sheehan to definitely say nothing negative about this glorious book of Truth and Enlightenment. You can find your copy of the book online and at many convenient locations around the city of Los Angeles. Stop in for a personality test! It’s definitely a great and not at all horrific or dangerous way to spend an afternoon. ‘Dianetics' by Lafayette Ronald Hubbardson If you’ve ever felt there was something holding you back in life, ruining your plans and...

Duration:01:14:15

121. 'Was Karl Marx A Satanist’ w/ Lara Beitz

4/9/2018
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Cody is joined by comedian Lara Beitz to answer the age old question. You can find your copy of the book online and, I'm sure, at some dude's house somewhere. 'Was Karl Marx A Satanist' by Richard Wurmbrand It depends on what your definition of the word "Satanist" is. Show Notes: Currently Reading: ‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog' by Muriel Barbery Topics: Red Scare & Satanic Panic Follow TOMEFOOLERY for information about upcoming episodes & books: @Tomefoolery and...

Duration:01:02:00

120. 'Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Never Told’ w/ Andy Sell

3/26/2018
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Cody is joined by writer and comedian Andy Sell to finally point the inconsistencies in David Icke’s theories. FINALLY. You can find your copy of the book online and literally nowhere else. 'Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Never Told' by David Icke "I want to make it clear before we start what the title represents. Everything You Need To Know, But Have Never Been Told does not refer to all that people need to know in terms of information and knowledge. How could you put that...

Duration:01:25:54

119. ‘A New Look at Wife Swapping’ w/ Kelsey Gruebnau

3/12/2018
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Cody is joined by comedian and therapist Kelsey Gruebnau to swap stories ‘bout swapping. You can find your copy of the book online and you know 😉. ‘A New Look at Wife Swapping’ by Roger Blake, PhD The swinger and free love Cultists are continuing to practice their orgies...But their going underground now! Show Notes: Kelsey’s Dissertation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J8675309 Currently Reading: ‘Outlander’ Series by Diana Gabaldon ‘Prey’ Series by John...

Duration:01:18:28

118. ‘Preparing to Be a Help Meet’ w/ Kristin Clifford

2/26/2018
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Cody is joined by writer and comedic personality Kristin Clifford to discuss our future husbands who let us leave the house to talk to each other. You can find your copy of the book online and at your very specific aunt’s house. ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ by Debi Pearl Being a good help meet starts long before marriage. It is a mindset, a learned habit, a way of life established as a young unmarried girl or at least that s the way it should be. Nearly every wife will confess that...

Duration:01:05:37

117. ‘Cookin' with Coolio’ w/ Bobby Hill

2/12/2018
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Cody is joined by comedian and podcaster Bobby Hill to kick it in the kitchen with Coolio (and finally have a fun, not harrowingly political episode). You can find your copy of the book online and at your cousin Jarez’s house. ‘Cookin' with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price’ by Coolio THERE'S ONLY ONE THING THAT COOLIO'S BEEN DOING LONGER THAN RAPPING: COOKING Coolio started making thirty-minute meals when he was ten years old and has since developed a whole new cuisine:...

Duration:01:26:05

New Podcast: So, I've Done Some Googling

2/5/2018
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This is the first episode of the brand new podcast by Cody Melcher available now on its own feed. It's a podcast of whimsy, discovery, wonder, and bullshit. Cody Melcher takes topic suggestions from listeners dives deep into the Google rabbithole to discover more about not only the topic, but how our information is generated. TOPIC: Centaurs 53% of people don't click past the first two Google results. 89% don't go past the first page. The results for this one get WAY wilder than even...

Duration:00:36:08

116. ‘Bernie Sanders for President 2016’ w/ Brandie Posey

1/29/2018
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Cody is joined by comedian and podcaster Brandie Posey to DEFINITELY NOT UPSET ANYONE ABOUT POLITICS. You can find your copy of the book online and in the apartment of, like, the worst of your dude friends. Like, he’s a good enough guy… but… you wouldn’t let him talk to your boss at a work party. ‘Bernie Sanders for President 2016: A Political Revolution’ by John Davis BA JD LLM Why vote for Bernie Sanders for President in 2016? This fascinating book explores all that voters need...

Duration:01:28:00

115. 'Git-R-Done' w/ Zach Peterson

1/15/2018
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Cody is joined by comedian, podcaster, and dark poet of the plains Zach Peterson to GET IT DONE AND SUCH! *airhorn/finger guns* You can find your copy of the book online and if you drive around Kentucky long enough. ‘Git-R-Done’ by Larry the Cable Guy Git-R-Done is chock-full of fart jokes and straight talk about America. I sat down one day and said to myself, “Larry, you’ve done it all. You’ve got three gold records, a successful DVD, a hit TV show, a picture of Shania Twain givin’...

Duration:01:25:49

114. 'The Illuminati in Hollywood’ w/ Dylan Farr

1/1/2018
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THE FUTURE IS NOW and Cody is joined by comedian Dylan Farr to learn the ins and outs of how Cody’s new home: HELLywood. You can find your copy of the book online and from the WORST dude standing on a street corner yelling at people about his new cool idea. The Illuminati in Hollywood: Celebrities, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies in Pop Culture and the Entertainment Industry by Mark Dice The infamous Illuminati secret society represents the pinnacle of power in politics, banking,...

Duration:01:46:08

113. 'Christmas in Transylvania' w/ Amy Sumpter & Alexandra Tsarpalas

12/15/2017
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It’s the holiday season and Cody is joined once more by comedian/writer/director/rapper Amy Sumpter and comedian/character extraordinaire Alexandra Tsarpalas to revisit the INCREDIBLY confusing world of THE VANGELS! You can find your copy of the book in the weirdest holiday display at Barnes & Noble EVER. Christmas in Transylvania: A Deadly Angels Novella by Sandra Hill For the first time ever,the leader of the Viking Vampire Angels, VikarSigurdsson, has been talked into...

Duration:01:31:35

112. ‘Darcy Swipes Left' w/ Improvised Jane Austen

12/1/2017
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Cody is joined by the brilliant women of Improvised Jane Austen to meet our destiny, LOL JK! You can find your copy of the book in the ballroom of the saddest child. ‘Darcy Swipes Left' by Jane Austen and Courtney Carbone Pride and Prejudice, one of the greatest love stories ever told . . . in texts?! Imagine: What if Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy had smartphones and dated IRL (in real life)? A classic is reborn in this clever adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice! A...

Duration:01:30:22

111. 'Real Men Don't Apologize' w/ Le Aboav & Matt Brown

11/15/2017
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Cody is joined by comedian/performer/interpreter Le Aboav and comic/writer Matt Brown to finally become the men we never were but were always meant to be(head)! You can find your copy of the book in THAT GUY’s “Man Cave". 'Real Men Don't Apologize' by Jim Belushi In this "guys guide to life," the star of the hit TV show According to Jim talks about how men can continue to be real men while still managing to make things work with the opposite sex Jim Belushi is a national celebrity...

Duration:01:44:03

110. 'The Devil Wants Me Fat!' w/ Elliot Lerner & Dave Stinton

11/1/2017
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Cody is re-joined by comedian, actor, and writer Elliot Lerner and comedian, writer, and illustrator Dave Stinton // to get The Nemesis out of your Nabisco! You can find your copy of the book at the house of your neighbor who has a lot of free time. 'Help Lord - The Devil Wants Me Fat!' by C.S.Lovett 1977: Learn HOW the devil is able to influence our eating an how to deal with him. Learn how to deal with your appetite. Last learn how to de-program yourself from bad eating...

Duration:01:34:45

109. ‘Baseball as a Spiritual Experience’ w/ Dan Sheehan & Tyler Snodgrass

10/15/2017
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Cody is re-joined by writers/comedians Dan Sheehan and Tyler Snodgrass to avoid talking about baseball while being forced to talk about baseball. You can find your copy of the book at the house of your local old man after you accidentally hit a ball into his yard which also contains a very large dog. 'Fathers, Sons, & Holy Ghosts: Baseball as a Spiritual Experience' by Austin Gisriel No other sport, and indeed few other activities evoke as much passion as does baseball. It is a...

Duration:01:20:22

108. ‘Passenger to Frankfurt’ w/ Kristin Lytie & Eric Scull

10/1/2017
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Cody is joined by podcaster/comedian Kristin Lytie and podcast host/improviser Eric Scull to discuss the intricacies of British aristocracy as they pertain to the realm of Belgian horticulturalists and polite criticism of a Dame in Her Majesty’s literary service. You can find your copy of Passenger to Frankfurt in the furthest-back part of the Agatha Christie display at your local Barnes and Noble. 'Passenger to Frankfurt' by Agatha Christie Christie's superb stand-alone mystery,...

Duration:01:23:11

107. 'Mommy, Who Is Donald J. Trump?' w/ Jordan Holmes & XL

9/15/2017
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Cody is joined by comedians Jordan Holmes and XL to finally teach your kids about nuance and also the complete lack of nuance. You can find your copy of Donald Trump children’s books at your soon-to-be-defunded library. 'Mommy, Who is Donald J. Trump?': An Introduction to the 45th U.S. President (Mommy, What is Democracy? Book 1) by Taffy Jensen WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT The 2016 presidential campaign riveted the nation. As grown-ups discussed candidates, issues, and the nation’s...

Duration:01:05:46

106. 'The Plunder of Gor' w/ Shuffle Quest

9/1/2017
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Cody is joined by the cast of the real-play pop culture tabletop podcast Shuffle Quest (Gwynn Fulcher, Tom Harrison, and Joe Anderson) to dive DEEP into the world of GOR! You can find all 1,549 Gor novels in the basement of your local “that guy”. 'Plunder of Gor' (Gorean Saga Book 34) by John Norman A mysterious package lies unclaimed somewhere in the great port of Brundisium, and it is rumored that its contents could determine the fate of a world. Whether or not that is true, one...

Duration:01:28:45

105. The Alpha Female's Guide w/ Meredith Kachel & Melody Kamali

8/15/2017
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Cody is joined by producer and comic Meredith Kachel and comic Melody Kamali to finally figure out what the whole deal with women is! Amirite fellas?! You can find the book on Amazon and at your friend from middle school’s—you should probably admit to yourself that the two of you have grown apart as you’ve matured and maybe it’s for the best if you made new friends. The Alpha Female's Guide to Men and Marriage: How Love Works by Suzanne Venker America is in love with the alpha...

Duration:01:15:31

104. 5-Year New World Order Anniversary LIVE

8/1/2017
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Cody is joined by friends of the show Peter-john Byrnes, Stephanie Hasz, Bill Bullock, and Brittany Meyer LIVE at The Public House Theatre in Chicago to get down to BRASS TACKS in honor the 5th anniversary of Tomefoolery! All proceeds from the live show went to 826CHI, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for children. AND there was a special charity auction which will forever change Tomefoolery! You can get the books... but do you really want to? 'Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The...

Duration:01:59:56

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