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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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English


Episodes

126. ‘My Life as a Dog' w/ Ian Ager

6/18/2018
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Cody is joined by comedian, humor writer, and EMT Ian Ager to open up the magical chifforobe into the world of the Frasier EU. You can find your copy of the book online and in that weird transitional space where a dream starts turning into a nightmare. ’My Life as a Dog' by Moose and Brian Hargrove What can you say about Moose? a lovable canine? A consummate professional? A bright star in the Hollywood universe? Yes, you could say all those things. Or you could just say that he was...

Duration:01:16:29

125. 'The Indigo Children' w/ Joe Kaye

6/4/2018
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Cody is joined by comedianJoe Kaye to retroactively explain away their childhoods. You can find your copy of the book online and in at least one Montessori school. ’The Indigo Children' by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober This book is a must for the parents of unusually bright and active children. Indigo children are those who display a new and unusual set of psychological attributes and show a pattern of behaviour generally undocumented before. In this groundbreaking book on the Indigo...

Duration:01:06:49

123. ‘God Made Dad and Mom’ w/ Jessye Mueller & Matt Young

5/21/2018
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Cody is joined by actor, writer, improviser Jessye Mueller and actor, podcaster Matt Young to prepare for Pride Month the only way Cody knows how: anti-gay children’s books. You can find your copy of the book online and at the worst children’s library ever. ‘God Made Dad and Mom' by Amber Dee Parker This book has full color illustrations on every page. For children ages 5 to 8. Teaches children about traditional family values. Helps parents train up a child according to biblical...

Duration:01:10:09

123. ‘Dangerous’ w/ Kyle Shire

5/7/2018
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Cody is joined by comedian, writer, and producer Kyle Shire to slowly walk into the ocean (metaphorically… maybe). You can find your copy of the book online and only online. If you find it elsewhere, immediately put it down and walk away. ‘Dangerous' by Milo Yiannapoulos The liberal media machine did everything they could to keep this book out of your hands. Now, finally, Dangerous, the most controversial book of the decade, is tearing down safe spaces everywhere. Show...

Duration:01:03:50

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