In Books, Beards, Booze co-hosts Bob, Derek, and Tonya talk books, drink booze, and have beards. Each week they chat about literary news, discuss what they are reading, debate various topics, and periodically do a deep dive on a short story.
Just letting you guys know we are alive, and will be starting this back up as soon as it is safe for us to do so.
Bob fills you in on what's going on in light of all this covid brouahaha, and then rambles for a bit.
We're back! Season 4 has begun, with this, our episode where we do a deep dive into the weird west genre. This year we are going to tackle a different genre of fantasy each month, as well as generally just talk about whatever we feel like! Enjoy!
The gang gives out their award for the best Book, Booze, Beard, and Short Read of the year!
The gang now tackles all the rumored adaptations that have caught their eye! See the full list here:
The gang discusses all the soon to be coming out Sci-fi and Fantasy adaptations for TV and the big screen, running down the list provided by Tor.com as seen here:
The gang talks themselves into a fit of hunger as they discuss the best, tastiest sounding foods in fantasy.
The gang discusses what would happen if they got sucked into a portal to a magical world! Is this our most silly episode yet? Perhaps!
The gang talks about their favorite funny fantasy novels, scenes, and characters. It gets silly.
The gang each pick three of their favorite characters, and imagine them as 13 year olds going out for their last year of trick or treating! What costumes do they wear? What shenanigans do they get up to? Who's the bad kid?
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The gang talks about their favorite ghost stories they've read, and then start talking about creepy events that have happened to them. Maximum Spoop.
In honor of it being spoopy season, the gang talks about the best monsters in fantasy!
Like Cthulhu Mythos stuff, but not a fan of Lovecraft himself? Why not check out the folks he influenced?! Bob gives a lesson on those who carried on the mantel of weird cosmic horror!
The gang goes deep on this months free to read short stories:
Elegy of a Lanthornist by M.E. Bronstein
The Mirror Dialogues by Jason S. Ridler
The gang talks about what makes for good fights and battles in fantasy, and discuss some of their favorite examples of both. Shockingly, Bob manages to extol the virtues of sieges yet again.
Bob and Tonya talk about all the cool book related to-do's they encountered at DragonCon this past weekend!
The gang debates which fantasy race they think is over done, and which needs more love. Excitingly Derek chalks up a rare win when Bob admits defeat.
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