Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Good Story 268: Fan (2016)


After seeing Shah Rukh Khan's live show, Julie and Scott plan a revue of their own. Their big number is performed by two look-alike fans who locked them in their dressing room. Scott and Julie don't complain because the fans got standing ovations. Episode 268: Shah Rukh Khan In and As: Fan (2016)



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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Good Story 267: Three Tales of Love and Terror



Julie is running in circles in the Long Gallery. Scott's science fiction book has become inexplicably Squashily Sentimental. Episode 267: Three Tales of Love and Terror - Honeysuckle Cottage by P. G. Wodehouse, How Fear Departed the Long Gallery by E. F. Benson, and Dark Benediction by Walter M. Miller, Jr.



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The Haunting of Hill House - episode 71

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Good Story 266: My Cousin Vinny


Julie is trying to learn to cook grits in 10 minutes. Scott asks the witness — and only the witness — how many fingers he is holding up.
Episode 266: My Cousin Vinny (1992)



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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Good Story 265: John Paul the Great


John Paul II shakes his staff and shouts, "A Good Story is Hard to Find!" Scott and Julie cheer. Everyone else looks confused.
Episode 265: John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father by Peggy Noonan.



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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Good Story 264: Baahubali (The Beginning and The Conclusion)


Julie practices walking with a bowl of live coals on her head. Meanwhile, Scott makes final adjustments to his Lawnmower of Death.
Episode 264: Baahubali: The Beginning and Bahubali 2: The Conclusion.


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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Good Story 263: Murderbot Diaries (Books 1 - 4)


Julie has watched all 397 episodes of The Rise and Fall of Sanctuary Moon. Three times. Scott missed most of the episodes because he had to convince the security system that everything is normal, thank you very much.
Episode 263: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells, Books 1-4. (All Systems Red, Artificial Condition, Rogue Protocal, and Exit Strategy)



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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Good Story 262: Moneyball (2011)


Julie and Scott hold tryouts for a new co-host. Julie wants the one with the good looking swing. Scott wants the one whose wife looks most like Karl Urban. Billy Beane tells them they're asking the wrong questions.
Episode 262: Moneyball (2011) directed by Bennett Miller, written by Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, and starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill.


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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Good Story 261: Blue Highways


Julie and Scott travel across America, using only Blue Highways, keeping a sharp lookout for banana slugs and ho-made pies.
Episode 261: Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon.



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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Good Story 260: A Gentleman in Moscow


Scott is in training to be a Man of Intent. Julie is trying to control her borzois. They recover by having cocktails at the Metropol's bar. Vodka. Straight up.
Episode 260: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.



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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Good Story 259: Casablanca (1942)


Julie couldn't win enough at the roulette wheel to get an exit visa to Lisbon until Scott, wearing a very fine white tuxedo jacket, told her to bet on 22. Episode 259: Casablanca (1942) starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.


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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Good Story 258: Ratatouille (2007)


Julie's making Turkey Bone Gumbo and Peach Crumb Pie. Scott's trying to cut these veggies extremely thin. And there's not a rat to be seen, anywhere in the kitchen. At least not one that hasn't washed its hands. Episode 258: Ratatouille (2007) directed by Brad Bird.


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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Good Story 257: Gone with the Wind, Part 2


Scott's got a new job at the saw mill. Julie's helping Frank at the store. They expect great things from these exciting new careers! See how wrong their expectations are in this discussion of the second half of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.


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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Good Story 256: Gone with the Wind, Part 1


Julie and Scott were at the barbecue minding their own business, when suddenly someone started throwing vases. Also the Civil War started. All this and more in the first half of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.


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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Good Story 255: Airlift (2016)


Julie, Scott, and 170,000 of their closest friends are stuck in Kuwait. Which one of them will tell Ranjit about the state of the toilet? Episode 255: Airlift (2016) starring Akshay Kumar.


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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Good Story 254: The Epic of Gilgamesh


Julie's worried about zombies. Scott's worried about another flood. When Gilgamesh shows up with only part of the Bull of Heaven, they really get worried. The Epic of Gilgamesh is the subject of Episode 254.


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  • Forgotten Classics, Episode 144: The Epic of Gilgamesh, in which we hear a retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh and also consider myth and literature.
  • Here is a look at a tablet, written in Akkadian, that contains the flood story:
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Good Story 253: Looper


    Julie and Scott go to France, but they probably should have gone to China. Episode 253: Looper (2012), directed by Rian Johnson and starring Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt.


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    Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    Good Story 252: The Book of Tobit


    Julie and Scott are pretty sure this guy they're on a road trip with is an archangel. Or Karl Urban. One or the other. Episode 252: The Book of Tobit from the Old Testament.


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    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    Good Story 251: A New Leaf (1971)


    Julie spills her Mogen David extra heavy malaga wine cooler on Scott's white rug. With a great effort, Scott holds his temper. It is Lent, after all. A New Leaf (1971), written and directed by Elaine May is the subject of episode 251.


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    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    Good Story 250: The Virginian


    Scott smiles when he says that. Julie refuses to say that at all. Episode 250: The Virginian by Owen Wister.


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    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    Good Story 249: True Grit (2010)


    Julie throws in with some marshals on a manhunt. Scott stays behind to seek a writ of replevin. Episode 249: True Grit (2010).


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    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    Good Story 248: Tuyo


    Julie and Scott remember doing this episode with one other person, but how can they be sure? Will Duquette joins them for Episode 248 and he brought Tuyo by Rachel Neimeier with him.


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