Ep 72: Books that Make You Laugh!

Jun 20, 2010 by

Bookbabble Episode 72: Books That Make You Laugh!
Recorded 6 June  2010
Babblers: Lone, Marcel, Renee, Donny

Synopsis:

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What are the books that make the babblers break into a smile?  Perhaps even outright laughter?(Although it must be said that would look weird.  Good for clearing a space for you in public transports, though).  Anyway, babblers list out some interesting picks here, and in true Bookbabble style, a most varied and eclectic mix indeed.  Not just funny books, mind you, but satirical and cynical yet darkly humorous works are also covered.  Plus, critically-acclaimed poet who’s actually crap, and Marcel goes postal.  “Some people shouldn’t be allowed to write!”, he wails. 

(Photo Credit: Christopher Moore from Seattle P-I)

Show Length: 1:09:47

Show Notes:

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Bookbabble Episode 33: Much Ado About Shakespeare

May 3, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 33: Much Ado About Shakespeare
Recorded 3 May 2009
Babblers: Bjorn, Gem, Renee, Donny

Synopsis:
The episode every Shakespeare fan will wish they were here.  Passion coming through pretty clearly for the babblers who turn into the bard’s fanboys, talking from personal viewpoints about what makes Shakespeare great and why you should read him.  If you have even a passing interest in Shakespeare, you’ll want this episode. Trust me.

Show Length: 79:42 mins

Note: Around the time Bjorn explains Macduff’s “was from his mother’s womb untimely ript” in his final encounter with Macbeth in a more modern fashion, close delicate ears for half a nanosecond.

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Bookbabble Episode 3: The New Shakespeare: Gary Barlow?

Apr 26, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 3: The New Shakespeare: Gary Barlow?
Recorded 26 April 2008

Babblers: Lars, Gem, Donny

Synopsis:
Shakespeare was the topic of the day, with the babblers talking about his influence and the various incarnations of the bard’s work today. Also touched on the supposed controversy surrounding the authenticity of Shakespeare. Also, Donny gives some tips and tricks for speed reading, and talks about World Book Day. Finally a gem (sorry!) of a story on the ultimate list: the world’s best books as voted by the people, and why the results are not what they seem. Lars’s parting soundbite says it all.

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