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Investigative Humorist Codex Melcher invites funny friends over to talk about really bizarre, bad, and buckwild books.

Investigative Humorist Codex Melcher invites funny friends over to talk about really bizarre, bad, and buckwild books.

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Chicago, IL

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Investigative Humorist Codex Melcher invites funny friends over to talk about really bizarre, bad, and buckwild books.

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Language:

English


Episodes

155. ‘If I Did It' w/ Peter-john Byrnes

8/1/2019
Codex is joined by comedian Peter-john Byrnes to burn it all to the ground (hypothetically). You can find the book online and at the local Bronco dealership. If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer by OJ Simpson Get the full story in O.J. Simpson’s own words! On July 31, 2007 Federal Court Judge A. Jay Cristol awarded the Goldman family the rights to If I Did It. Thus began one of the strangest odysseys in publishing history. The book, called “one of the most chilling things I have...

Duration:01:28:48

154. '50 Shades of Grey' w/ Amy Sumpter & Alexandra Tsarpalas

7/29/2019
Codex is joined by comedian, rapper, podcaster Amy Sumpter and bon vivant Alexandra Tsarpalas to talk about sexy sexy contract negotiations. You can find the book online and in your aunt’s nightstand. 50 Shades of Grey by E L James Now in hardcover, with a silk ribbon marker and printed endpapers, the first volume of the New York Times #1 bestselling trilogy. When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is...

Duration:01:17:24

153. ’The Way to Happiness’ w/ Jackson Bird

7/22/2019
Codex is joined by writer and YouTuber Jackson Bird to find their own… way to happiness. You can find the book in Glendale or Canada. The Way to Happiness by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard SYNOPSIS: The choice of actions and decisions requires skill and wisdom, not just self-interest or just group interest. Containing 21 precepts, The Way to Happiness helps guide one in those choices encountered in life. This might be the first nonreligious moral code based wholly on common sense. FULL...

Duration:01:30:11

152. ’The Big Lie’ w/ Trish Roberts-Miller

6/22/2019
Codex is joined by Professor Trish Roberts-Miller to *breathes into paper bag*. You can find the book in, honestly, way too many places. The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left by Dinesh D'Souza "Of course, everything [D'Souza] says here is accurate... But it's not going to sit well with people on the American left who, of course, are portraying themselves as the exact opposite of all of this." —RUSH LIMBAUGH The explosive new book from Dinesh D'Souza, author of...

Duration:01:20:21

151. ’The NIV Bible’ w/ Gwynn Fulcher

6/3/2019
Codex is joined by writer and performer Gwynn Fulcher to get so much hate mail. You can find the book online and unlikely elsewhere, it’s a pretty rare book. NIV Study Bible by Zondervan Bibles This best-loved NIV Study Bible features a stunning four-color interior with full-color photographs, maps, charts, and illustrations. Since its first release in 1985, the Gold Medallion Award-winning NIV Study Bible has become the treasured and trusted companion of over nine million Bible...

Duration:01:20:14

150. ’Chariots of the Gods’ w/ Ian Belknap

5/20/2019
Codex is joined by Chicago writer and founder of Write Club Ian Belknap to get to the future of the past of ANCIENT ALIENS. You can find the book online and at a fairly successful convention in Pasadena. Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Däniken (Author), Michael Heron (Translator) THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens. Immediately recognized as a work of monumental importance,...

Duration:01:04:43

149. ’On the Jews and Their Lies’ w/ Tommy Maranges

5/6/2019
Codex is joined by game designer and former Philosophy Bro Tommy Maranges to HOOOOOO BOI. You can find your copy of whatever the fuck this is… uhm… just don’t. On the Jews and Their Lies by Martin Luther The Jews and Their Lies by Luther, Martin. Published by Liberty Bell Publications,2004, Binding: Paperback What shall we Christians do with this rejected and condemned people, the Jews? Since they live among us, we dare not tolerate their conduct, now that we are aware of their lying...

Duration:01:11:18

148. "On the Art of the Cinema" w/ Bobby Reichle

4/24/2019
Codex is joined by comedian, designer, and multitool Bobby Reichle to learn how to be true masters of the revolution and construction… of movies. You can find your copy of the manifesto online but you should probably spoof your IP. On the Art of the Cinema / The Cinema and Directing by Kim Jong Il In his preface the author states: The cinema is now one of the main objects on which efforts should be concentrated in order to conduct the revolution in art and literature. The cinema...

Duration:01:04:32

147. ’The Unabomber Manifesto’ w/ Tom Harrison

4/8/2019
Codex is joined by writer, GM, and podcaster Tom Harrison to try to unpack YET ANOTHER manifesto. You can find your copy of the manifesto online and as a red flag in that guy from work’s backpack. Industrial Society and Its Future by Ted Kaczynski In 1971 Dr. Theodore Kaczynski rejected modern society and moved to a primitive cabin in the woods of Montana. There, he began building bombs, which he sent to professors and executives to express his disdain for modern society, and to work on...

Duration:01:13:18

146. ’The Emoji Movie’ w/ Tamara Lynn Chambers

3/25/2019
Codex is joined by comedian, bestie, YouTuber, actor Tamara Lynn Chambers for THE SWEETEST REVENGE!!!!! You can find your copy of the book online and on fire in a trashcan in Glendale, CA. The Emoji Movie Junior Novelization by Tracey West & Style Guide Discover the world hidden inside your smartphone in this retelling of The Emoji Movie, featuring an eight-page color insert with images from the film! The Emoji Movie pops into theaters on July 28, 2017! The Emoji Movie unlocks...

Duration:01:11:57

145. ‘Behold a Pale Horse’ w/ Bobby Hill

3/18/2019
Codex is joined by comedian and podcaster Bobby Hill to talk about everyone’s favorite American pastime: conspiracy-theory-driven-militias.You can find your copy of the book online and from that one friend you have… you know the one. Behold a Pale Horse by Milton William Cooper Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in topsecret government files since the...

Duration:01:27:45

144. ‘Go Ask Alice’ w/ Brandie Posey

2/25/2019
Codex is joined by comedian, podcaster, and friend of the show Brandie Posey to talk about something she and I both have A LOT of obvious experience with: drugs.You can find your copy of the book online and in your school library near the better books. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous With over a million copies in print, Go Ask Alice has become a classic of our time. This powerful real-life diary of a teenager's struggle with the seductive -- often fatal -- world of drugs and addiction tells...

Duration:01:22:24

143. 'The Anarchist Cookbook’ w/ John-Michael Bond

2/11/2019
Cody is joined by comedian, writer, and podcaster John-Michael Bond to talk more about whose corpses you should be pissing on. You know what you’re getting into and if you don’t, then… well, good luck. You can find your copy of the book online and at that bookstore in that part of town your parents don’t like. The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell Perhaps the most notorius How To manual on the market. This is the most asked for book that we know of. Is it any good? Well, it's now...

Duration:01:21:05

142. ‘The Book of Lies' w/ Andy Sell

1/28/2019
Cody is joined by comedian, podcaster, and writer Andy Sell to… look, it’s Aleister Crowley. You know what you’re getting into and if you don’t, then… well, good luck. You can find your copy of the book online and at that guy you know’s house. You know. That guy. 'The Book of Lies' by Aleister Crowley An admirable collection of Crowley's aphorisms-- Witty, subtle, and instructive paradoxes that challenge and exhilarate. 2018 Facsimile of 1962 Edition. The Book of Lies was written...

Duration:01:36:21

141. ‘Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus' w/ Kathryn Gonzales

1/15/2019
Cody is joined by LGBT+ advocate Kathryn Gonzales to discover our past lives for our future relationships. You can find your copy of the book online and at the church bookshop, probably. 'Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex' by John Gray HARDCOVER: The most well-know, long-lived, and tried-and-tested relationships guide ever: the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus . In this classic...

Duration:01:08:44

140. ‘Empire Beneath the Ice' w/ Dylan Farr

1/1/2019
Cody is joined by comedian Dylan Farr to uncover the true secrets of Antarctica (no, the other secrets of Antarctica, look, Antarctica has a lot of secrets). You can find your copy of the book online and, well, you probably don’t want to go to the other places it’s available. Empire Beneath the Ice by Stephen Quayle (Qualye) In Empire Beneath the Ice, author Stephen Quayle reveals why most of what you learned about World War II and the defeat of Nazi Germany is wrong. You'll...

Duration:01:04:48

139. ‘Holiday eBook Erotica II' w/ Amy Sumpter & Alexandra Tsarpalas

12/17/2018
cw: we do talk about consent and rape in a very straightforward way in this episode Cody is joined by comedian, rapper, and podcaster Amy Sumpter & comedian, spinster, and student of life Alexandra Tsarpalas to let it snow let it snow… you know. You can find your copy of the books online and only online as Baby Jesus intended. Eva's Naughty Christmas: A Short Spanking StoryKindle Edition by Jenna L. Spring Eva Perez wants the best Christmas ever, but when she gets nervous, she begins...

Duration:01:09:58

138. 'The Immortal Nicholas' w/ Matthew Gaydos

12/3/2018
Cody is joined by video producer and podcast host Matthew Gaydos to rediscover the magic of the Biblical Santa Claus (and Biblical Krampus!). You can find your copy of the book online or, yeah, actually, let’s be real, it’s only available online. The Immortal Nicholas by Glenn Beck A thrilling new holiday novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Glenn Beck. BEFORE HE WAS FATHER CHRISTMAS…HE WAS SIMPLY A FATHER. Thirteen-time #1 national bestselling author Glenn Beck...

Duration:01:24:34

137. ’The Trump Card' w/ Zach Heltzel

11/19/2018
Cody is joined by comedian and podcaster Zach Heltzel to finally discover our inner business diva. You can find your copy of the book online or in the bargain bin at Kaybee Toys. The Trump Card by Ivanka Trump INSPIRATION. SUCCESS. CONFIDENCE. PASSION. No one is born with these qualities, but they are the key ingredients for reaching goals, building careers, or taking a blueprint and turning it into a breathtaking skyscraper. In The Trump Card,Ivanka Trump recounts the compelling...

Duration:01:16:40

136. ’Unhinged' w/ Nathalie Holmes

11/5/2018
Cody is joined by comedian and actress Nathalie Holmes in this incredibly silly episode about an incredibly silly book. You can find your copy of the book online or at your friend who likes to say they read the newspaper even if it's just the cartoons and society sections. Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House by Omarosa Manigault Newman #1 New York Times Bestseller The former Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public...

Duration:01:09:30