Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Good Story 149: A Christmas Carol



Julie takes Bob Cratchit's coal. Scott throws snowballs at carolers. Neither can figure out why the clock keeps ringing 1:00 all night long. Episode 149: a discussion of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.


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  • The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits by Les Standiford
  • Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World by Simon Callow


  • Monday, December 12, 2016

    Good Story 148: Kubo and the Two Strings


    Scott searches for strings. Julie searches for a good story. They find a paper samurai, a snow monkey, and a beetle in Kubo and the Two Strings (2016).


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    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Good Story 147: Concourse by S. J. Rozan



    Julie's gang name is Brigid. Scott's is Patrick. Together they lead The Leprechauns to drive the snakes out of the Bronx. Episode 147: Concourse by S. J. Rozan.


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  • "The Simple Art of Murder" (1950) by Raymond Chandler


  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Good Story 146: The Intouchables


    Julie grooves to Earth, Wind, and Fire and Scott likes Vivaldi. Yet they've been able to do this podcast together for 6 years. The Intouchables (2011) is the subject of Episode 146.


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    Monday, October 31, 2016

    Good Story 145: The Halloween Tree



    Julie never knows what to cook for the mummies in her closet. Scott soars on the tail of a kite which is harder than you'd think since he's dressed as a gargoyle. Together they go to unexpected places on the trail of The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury.


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    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    Good Story 144: The Witch


    Julie and Scott head out to live in the woods because, frankly, everyone else is just doing it wrong. Sure, they'll miss butter and glass windows and apples, but they'll have more pointy sticks than anyone has ever had. And a witch. Or two. The Witch (2015) is the subject of Episode 144.


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    Some links:
  • Beware the Online Culture of Wrath by Steven D. Greydanus
  • Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne, read by Julie!
  • And Rappaccini's Daughter, also by Nathaniel Hawthorne, also read by Julie! Part 1, Part 2


  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Good Story 143: Rumpole of the Bailey



    Julie plans to use the flu to her utmost advantage, as it is a disease with endless possibilities. Scott, his wig and gown a complete disgrace, heads down to Pomeroy's for some plonk. Episode 143. Rumpole. Of the Bailey.


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    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Good Story 142: Lilies of the Field


    Scott gives away lollipops. Julie wants to sing both parts of Amen with no help. Lilies of the Field (1963) starring Sidney Poitier is the subject of Episode 142.


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    Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, San Antonio, taken by Jason Merlo Photography

    The Painted Churches of Texas


    Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    Good Story 141: Dune



    Julie eats spice cake and can see the future, which, paradoxically, complicates her decision making. Scott just says, "Mmmm, spice cake" and has another piece.  Arrakis. Dune. Desert planet. Episode 141.


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    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Good Story 140: The Great Escape


    Scott leads music practice but gathers too large an audience. Julie sprinkles dirt on the commandant's shoes. Both of them wind up in the cooler, without a single baseball. The Great Escape is discussed in Episode 140.




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