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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

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


103. 'I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared!' w/ Ashley Huck & Jenn White

7/15/2017
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Cody is joined by comedians Ashley Huck and Jenn White to deal with the number one threat to ants: wolves! You can find the book on Amazon and in a very—I’m sure—well intentioned, but misguided school counselor’s office. I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared! by Julia Cook (Author), Michelle Hazelwood Hyde (Illustrator) (Grades K and Up) The teacher at the Ant Hill School wants her students to be prepared - for everything! One day, she teaches her students what to do if a "dangerous...

Duration: 01:11:58


102. 'Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality' w/ Scott Duff & Casey Larwood

7/1/2017
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Cody is joined by comic and host of OUTCHICAGO Scott Duff and comedian and returning champion Casey Larwood . You think you know batshit racism? You ain't seen nothing yet! You can find the book on Amazon and, you know, in so many actual places that it would just cause terminal depression in the hearts of good people. 'A Parents Guide to Preventing Homosexuality' by Joseph Nicolosi, PhD {& Linda Ames Nicolosi} Homosexuality. Is it learned, biological…or both? The answer to this...

Duration: 01:23:12


101. 'The Angel Wore Fangs' w/ Matt Baume & Sherman Edwards

6/15/2017
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Cody is joined by returning champions Matt Baume and Sherman Edwards on the trippiest romance/erotica ride you've ever been on. You can find the book on Amazon and in a weird basement somewhere, I'm sure. The Angel Wore Fangs: A Deadly Angels Book by Sandra Hill New York Times bestselling author Sandra Hill continues her sexy Deadly Angels series, as a Viking vangel’s otherworldly mission pairs him with a beautiful chef who whets his thousand-year-old appetite . . . Once guilty of...

Duration: 01:29:48


100. 'My Awakening' w/ Bill Bullock & Peter-john Byrnes

6/1/2017
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Cody is joined by comedians and returning champions Bill Bullock and Peter-john Byrnes for the special all-insanely-racist 100th Episode! You think you know batshit racism? You ain't seen nothing yet! You can find the book on Amazon and, you know, in so many actual places that it would just cause terminal depression in the hearts of good people. But, yay, 100th episode! My Awakening by David Duke My Awakening is a powerful autobiographical account of David Duke's evolution from a...

Duration: 01:39:06


99. 'Adult Golf Joke Book' w/ Joe Lewis & Willie Opper

5/15/2017
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Cody is joined by artist, producer, performer Joe Lewis and performer/writer Willie Opper to get to brass tacks on these gosh-darned adult golf jokes! Bringing you the best adult jokes from the fairway to the green and everywhere inbetween. You can find the book on Amazon and strategically left out in the locker room at the golf course. Absolutely Hilarious Adult Golf Joke Book: A Treasury of the Best Golf Jokes Ever Causing Loud Guffaws and Laughing Convulsions - Hilarious Golf Jokes...

Duration: 01:26:22


98. LIVE: 'Clown Ministry Handbook' w/ Carina Magyar

5/1/2017
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Cody is LIVE at HavenCon in Austin, Texas for one DOOZY of a live show with comedian, journalist, mother, aging starlet, Carina Magyar. You can find the book on the internet and, apparently, from 1/4 of all Tomefoolery listeners. The Clown Ministry Handbook: The Original Book of Clown Ministry Basics With Skits for Service and Worship By Janet Litherland This handbook tells how anyone can become a clown minister. Tells how to organize a clown-ministry troupe for in-church or an...

Duration: 00:57:15


97. 'Truth For Youth' w/ Tamara Lynn Chambers & Kris Simmons

4/15/2017
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Cody is joined by comedian and internet person Tamara Lynn Chambers and stand-up comic Kris Simmons to FINALLY get these young'ins in-line with THE LORD. There are a very specific number of millions of children who need to hear it. You can find the book on the internet and inside of the Ark of the Covenant (which used to be represented by a rainbow before the liberal homosexuqueers stole it). Truth For Youth by Tim Todd (and The Lord) Help us bring the message of the Gospel to America’s...

Duration: 01:29:31


96. 'Battlefield Earth' w/ Molly Kearney & Brandon Kirkman

4/1/2017
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Cody is joined by comedians and artists Molly Kearney and Brandon Kirkman to celebrate the birthday of Lafayette RonRonRonald Hubbard in the only real way possible, by tearing your hair and eyes out. You can find the book on Amazon, at your local cult center, and in the basement of that guy who lives at the corner of the cul-de-sac. Yes, the corner. Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard In a matter of minutes, the human race was nearly wiped out by an alien...

Duration: 01:14:28


95. 'YOLO Juliet' w/ Charlie Baker & Gwynn Fulcher

3/15/2017
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Cody is joined by performer Charlie Baker and writer/performer Gwynn Fulcher to get supes rad up in this Elizabethan homeskillet, broham. You can find the book on Amazon, and in the back pocket of the HIPPEST youth pastor in Nebraska. YOLO Juliet (OMG Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare and Brett Wright Imagine: What if those star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays! tl;dr A...

Duration: 01:11:39


94. 'What Makes Me Amish?' w/ Elizabeth O'Neill & Zach Peterson

3/1/2017
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Cody is joined by comic and writer Elizabeth O'Neill and comedian and podcaster Zach Peterson Ian Belknap to FINALLY answer the ultimate personal question we all have to ask ourselves. You can find the book on Amazon, I'm sure some library somewhere, or at Ezekiel's house. Hi, Ezekiel! What Makes Me Amish? by Charles George This new series offers a vivid, practical discussion of the world’s major religions. Each book in the series examines the origins of a specific religion, its core...

Duration: 01:27:22


93. "The Flight 93 Election" w/ Ian Belknap & Kate Milton Mauldin

2/15/2017
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Cody is joined by writer and teacher Ian Belknap and comedian and activist Kate Milton Mauldin to cut to the quick of current events (and the horror of them all). You can find the essay in question online or in your propaganda sleep pod. The Flight 93 Election September 5, 2016 by Publius Decius Mus (former Bush administration speechwriter and current senior national-security official Michael Anton) 2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway....

Duration: 01:33:53


92. "How To Give A Hand Job" w/ Bill Bullock & Brittany Meyer

2/1/2017
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Cody is joined by comedians Bill Bullock and Brittany Meyer to learn some things which Cody finds incredibly awkward and boy does this episode get PERSONAL. Unofficially sponsored by Mike's Harder Lemonade. You can get your own copy of the book on Amazon, or from that creepy guy. No, not that creepy guy, THAT creepy guy. How To Give A Hand Job: An Illustrated Guide by Nate Hawking The art of the handjob had gone largely neglected in today's sex instruction literature... until now! Nate...

Duration: 01:24:29


91. 'Kennedy's Last Stand' w/ Jack Baker & Matt Drufke

1/15/2017
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Cody is joined by comedians Jack Baker and Matt Drufke to finally get down to brass tacks on this whole Kennedy assassination business. You can get your own copy of the book by drawing a pentagram on the ground and sacrificing, I don't know, a hedgehog? What's the ritual for having a better year than 2016? Kennedy's Last Stand: Eisenhower, UFOs, MJ-12 & JFK's Assassination by Michael E Salla Just before beginning his first term on January 20, 1993, President-Elect Clinton made a very...

Duration: 01:12:08


90. LIVE: 'Don't Make Me Go Back, Mommy' w/ Kelsie Huff & Rachael Mason

1/1/2017
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Cody is joined by comedians and brilliant people Kelsie Huff and Rachael Mason to at the Chicago Podcast Festival to discuss the number one concern of all parents—Satanic rituals. You can get your own copy of the book by drawing a pentagram on the ground and sacrificing, I don't know, a hedgehog? What's the ritual for having a better year than 2016? Don't Make Me Go Back, Mommy: A Child's Book about Satanic Ritual Abuse by Doris Sanford & Graci Evans The words of the text and the...

Duration: 00:37:23

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