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131: Bibliotheque Discotheque



The library is open for an epic mega-nerd sesh as we jam out to trivia and quizzes about books. Earn your book club gold stars with the return of Dana's "Ya Burnt" segment - can you name the classic children's book by their haterade one-star review? Chris plays appraisor again talking cold, hard, cash - the most expensive books on the planet. Sneaky authors and their literary anagrams, book facts, and the incredulous ways people stored books in the olden days.

ALSO: @WordsAreSoWeird, NY's official state snack

RUNTIME: 48 minutes 53 seconds

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You were showing your 'yankee-ness' with your pronounciation of Bexar.

You can see some discussion on wiki.,_Texas

Just FYI. Always enjoy the show.

October 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Bell

A slight correction to a comment made in this week's podcast about last week's podcast reference to Venus flytraps. The comment was about the use of vinegar based barbeque sauces on the insects in the tarheel state... vinegar based barbeque mopping sauce is on the coast; tomato based spicy dipping barbeque sauce is favored in the western parts of the state; mid-state folks just can't agree on which one to use on the mosquitos. (those strange folks down in South Carolina use a mustard based sauce)
Jim Wike
Lenoir, NC

October 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJim Wike

I don't know if you know about this but I suspect that you do you guys need I mean need to read the reviews for the sugar-free Haribo gummy bears.. And put in a segment. they are long descriptive and some of the funniest things I've ever read in my entire life me and my brothers read them together and I laughed so hard I can't breathe and I really am crying like tears are coming down my face it's so funny there are people still coming up of stories because they were unaware of the delightful reviews or cautionary tales whichever you like which one of the stories actually tells of how Harbio gummy bears saving his life. I truly felt the need to bring this to your attention for the shared love we have of poop and bodily functions and descriptive language.

October 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAenjoli Chavez

Hello and greetings from Latvia. I wanted to ask about the digital library - what was it called or what is the website to it. Didn't quite catch the name while listening. Thank you!

October 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJēkabs Balodis

Having grown up near San Antonio I was confused about what library you were talking about for a bit. In the south Texas area everyone says "bear county" when referring to "Bexar county". Just like ya'll, us Southerners will merge English or Spanish syllables together to make it more convenient to say.


November 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterClay Maeckel

Glad to hear Roald Dahl's darker short stories mentioned here. The 007 fan in me was disappointed, though, that no one mentioned that he wrote a screen play for one of the James Bond movies ("You Only Live Twice")! Pretty interesting dude. (I probably mentioned this in a comment before but I never miss an opportunity to talk about James Bond.)

Great show, as usual!

December 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaire

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