The penultimate installment of the Gobbledy-Book Club is here, as Kenn Edwards of So Let's Get to the Point and Project Batman joins Paul and AJ to discuss chapters 7-8 of J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst's S. The book--both books!--is heading toward its conclusion, so of course, things only get more complicated. S. becomes the assassin he was destined to be, Jen and Eric draw closer and closer, and major headway is made in the pair's investigation. Oh, and there's a napkin. We talk a lot about the napkin. Plus, the gang talks about Funko's incredibly expansive 2014 toy line.

Next: discussion of S. draws to a close with an all-star jam band reunion of our co-readers.

Direct download: Episode_172.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm CDT

Shifting identities. Confessions of love. Chases in the dark. Names. Lots of names. These things and more can be found in chapters 4-6 of J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst's S., here discussed by your learned and astute co-readers. The Debatable Podcast's Greg Sahadachny joins Paul and AJ for the second week of the Gobbledy-Book Club, talking about the unique way he started reading the book, whether Eric and Jen's marginalia or Ship of Theseus itself is more captivating, and what a "second" is. If the boys scratched the surface last week, this time they plunge headfirst into the dark, mysterious world of S. Come on in, the water's fine.



Next: discussion of S. continues as Kenn Edwards of So Let's Get to the Point and Project Batman helps explore chapters 7 and 8.

Direct download: Episode_171.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm CDT

This week marks the beginning of our very first Gobbledy-Book Club, in which we’ll be discussing the J.J. Abrams/Doug Dorst novel S. every week of February. For our first discussion, Paul and AJ talk the book’s first three chapters with the lovely Pam Smith, who may or may not be married to one of your dashing hosts. The gang discusses the book’s seriously ingenious book-within-a-book structure, the pervasive concept of multiple identities, the numerous thematic/stylistic ties to Abrams’ Lost, all those cool little inserts, and how exactly you’re supposed to read the damn thing. Plus, we pay our respects to the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Next: the Gobbledy-Book Club continues with a discussion of chapters 4-6, pp. 111-259.

Direct download: Episode_170.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am CDT

The exceedingly British Wesley "Wezzo" Mead makes his triumphant return to Gobbledygeek, where he regales Paul and AJ with the triumphant story of his triumphantly watching five terrible movies (well, one of them wasn't bad) in one triumphant day. It's all very triumphal. Paul also recounts how Alabama went post-apocalyptic wasteland after a few inches of snow, there's a far too thorough discussion of the leaked Ninja Turtles designs, and to cap it all off, there's some Breaking British News.

Next: our first-ever Gobbledy-Book Club begins! We'll be having a month-long discussion of S by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst. If you'd like to read along, we're starting with the first three chapters, up through page 110.

Direct download: Episode_169.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm CDT





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