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Episode 7

Published Thursday December 18th, 2014

This month we're talking about 2014 Year End! Do we really need another best of list? Sure! We also talk about things we started watching or reading but just couldn't get into, and reading resolutions for 2015.
Top picks for 2014 Books, Movies and Music:

  • 00:55 Brian talks about Andrew Smith's books 100 Sideways Miles and Grasshopper Jungle
  • 06:46 Jason loves Bob's Burgers and Owen Pallett's album In Conflict
  • 14:44 Melody talks Best Essays. Her top five of the year are Loitering by Charles D'Ambrasio, Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan, Young Widower by John Evans, and honorable mentions for True Stories, Well Told and Happiness: Ten Years of n+1.
18:52 Reluctant Reads and Watches
  • 19:38 Brian brings on a lively discussion about Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and why we should always start with season 2)
  • 29:52 Jason talks Neil Gaiman's American Gods
  • 36:10 Meredith's choices are Grapes of Wrath and Da Vinci Code, plus Jason mentions Moby Dick and Brian never got around to reading Catch 22.
40:12 The group shares their Reading Resolutions for 2015.


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