Bookbabble Episode 21: Judging a president by the cover. The 2008 US Presidential Candidates’ Reading Lists.

Dec 28, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 21: Judging a president by the cover.  The 2008 US Presidential Candidates’ Reading Lists.

Recorded 9 Oct 2008

Babblers: Bjorn, Gem, Donny

Synopsis:
Listen to three non-Americans talk American politics based on their book picks!  It was tough staying on topic for this one, but the babblers talked about the 2008 US Presidential candidates’ supposed reading lists.  Both Obama and McCain plus their VP picks get picked on (although I know you know who got picked on a little more than the others), while vociferously declaring our unbiased evaluations.  Also, Nobel Prize for Literature, and Bjorn’s wildcard pick for this prestigious recognition.

We’re unbiased.  Really.

Links:

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Bookbabble Episode 10: Bad Leeks

Jun 18, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 10: Bad Leeks

Recorded 18 June 2008

Babblers: Bjorn, Lars, Gem, Donny

Synopsis:
The group talks about award-winning books that seem to fall short of the expectations that follows recognition, why it’s not as easy as it seems (at least to us).  Find out why Bjorn loves leek so much, just before he explains his love for Pynchon.  Also, a quick update from our resident Harry Potter correspondent, Amazon sanctions authors, Lars’s quick discussion on Who Speaks for Islam by John L. Esposito and Dalia Mogahed, and Bjorn’s masterful treatment of a classic Swedish poem.

Show Length:
59:29 mins
Special Note: Hmm… let’s see… I forgot to chip in when everyone else said f**k.  I’ve got to take note of that.  Also, Lars mentioned this mysterious entity called ‘Beer Good’.
Links:
Amazon Sanctions Authors (Link from Glenda Larke)
Who Speaks for Islam – as highlighted by Lars in Bookbabble

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