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Chapter 16: Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72

8/16/2018
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There's journalism, and then there's Gonzo journalism. Hunter S. Thompson hit the campaign trail in 1972 to cover our nation's great election and shared it in a way that remains relevant to this day. Join Chris for some fear, loathing, and Wild Turkey to discuss how Gonzo might be less frightening than our new normal.

Duration:00:29:28

Chapter 15: A Place on Earth

7/8/2018
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The places we call home might be smaller than you think, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Wendell Berry has a wonderful way of reminding us of that in A Place on Earth. Kick back in your own little place on Earth with a pour (or two) and listen as Chris examines what might be worth writing home about.

Duration:00:25:24

Chapter 14: Skippy Dies

3/24/2018
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We are living in the age of adolescence, an age in which we might be perpetually stuck. At least, that’s what it feels like after reading Skippy Dies, one of the most boldly titled books ever. So grab your bourbon, kick back, and get ready to laugh (and cry) at childish things. No matter how old you think you are.

Duration:00:25:22

Chapter 13: No Country for Old Men

1/13/2018
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To read the book first or watch the movie first? That is the question. Whichever you choose, there’s no denying that No Country for Old Men is a battle between good and evil, both externally and internally. And while we discuss it during this episode of Book and Bourbon, we might as well do it over a very, very good bourbon.

Duration:00:26:21

Chapter 12: Alas, Babylon

11/28/2017
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When a book sparks emotion, you have to take notice; no matter the book. Alas, Babylon is a reminder of the threat, both past and present, of nuclear war. And, it’s a reminder that faith and hope are not easily lost. Grab your bourbon (or Knob Creek if you’re playing at home), and settle in for a Gen-Xer’s rant.

Duration:00:29:03

Chapter 11: Cannery Row

10/18/2017
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There are few writers who paint a picture like Steinbeck. From his stories to his characters to his settings to his descriptions, you can't help but be immersed. That's why we're going to start slow with him and pay a visit to Cannery Row. Grab your bourbon.

Duration:00:25:04

Chapter 10: All Our Wrong Todays

8/30/2017
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Are we all just accidents waiting to happen? Maybe. In this episode of the Book and Bourbon podcast, Chris takes a look at All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai, tastes a delicious bourbon, and wonders how humbling it might be to take a trip back in time.

Duration:00:26:42

Chapter 9: The Diamond Age

7/18/2017
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We are literally surrounded by our own personal primers, but do we spend enough time thinking about the experiences they provide? In this episode of Book and Bourbon, Chris takes a look at the lessons learned in The Diamond Age and whether or not fiction holds more truth than the present. Pour some Michter’s, sit back, and relax.

Duration:00:25:21

Chapter 8: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

5/17/2017
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Don’t panic. That’s good advice in any situation, especially when you have a towel within arm’s reach. In this episode of Book and Bourbon, Chris takes a ride on The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to see if it’s science fiction, satire, or comedy. Or maybe it’s all three of those things; applicability doesn’t exactly follow the rules, you know. And as for bourbon, we’ll be sipping on Yellowstone. Need a lift?

Duration:00:24:38

Chapter 7: Stoner

4/5/2017
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If you're keeping a list of the best books you've never heard of, add Stoner to that list. It isn't often that you get an honest look behind the curtain of any given obituary but, when you do, it makes you consider what will be said about you. Pour yourself a generous amount of Four Roses, get comfortable, and join Chris on this journey through William Stoner's life.

Duration:00:24:50

Chapter 6: Super Sad True Love Story

3/2/2017
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Can a novel that’s set in the future leave you feeling nostalgic? You better believe it. This episode of Book and Bourbon takes a look at that connection and why words are the ties that bind … without making you TIMATOV. Also, we'll sip on some Noah’s Mill and announce a change to the podcast. Enjoy.

Duration:00:26:26

Chapter 5: Jayber Crow

2/4/2017
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If you haven't read any of Wendell Berry's novels, Jayber Crow is where you should begin. This episode of Book and Bourbon takes a look at the places we call home and where they fit into this oversized world. So, if the world has you in an emergency to relax, grab your favorite bourbon, kick back, and have a listen.

Duration:00:26:02

Chapter 4: High Fidelity

1/3/2017
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Music, misery, and mixtapes. In this episode of the Book and Bourbon podcast, Chris discusses one of his favorites—High Fidelity—and how that applies to "nothing," new year's resolutions, and his desert island, all-time, top five favorite bourbons.

Duration:00:21:28

Chapter 3: Fear and Loathing

12/7/2016
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Despite its title, there's no reason to be afraid of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Join Chris as he takes a walk down the strip to uncover the gems in this book and pays homage to Hunter S. Thompson with the man's go-to bourbon.

Duration:00:18:01

Chapter 2: Gatsby

12/7/2016
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It doesn't get much better than The Great Gatsby. In this episode of the Book and Bourbon podcast, find out why this classic is like a big party, why we need to keep rowing toward life's earthquakes, and why the last line is tattooed on Chris' arm.

Duration:00:17:30

Chapter 1: The Top Five

12/7/2016
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What's a podcast without an introduction? In this first episode of the Book and Bourbon podcast, Chris explains the reasons behind its name, its purpose, and shares the five most influential books of his life ... as well as the bourbon he's drinking.

Duration:00:14:06