Episode 63 – The Immortal Nicholas

The Immortal Nicholas by Glenn Beck

The holidays are upon us, and that, unfortunately, means that Caitlin read The Immortal Nicholas by Glenn Beck with us. We have to admit–we liked it a lot better than we liked The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck (who has shocked us all by getting moderately woke since the publication of these books)! But The Christmas Sweater was the most soul-crushing book we’ve ever read, so that’s a very low bar to clear. Tune in now to hear us make sense of this Biblical hurt/comfort fanfiction that somehow is supposed to be a heartwarming story to read to your good Christian children at bedtime! Happy holidays from Worst Bestsellers!

Note: Apologies for the audio issues with this episode! Our noble editor Becca did her best to salvage it, and we’re going to do our best to investigate and resolve the underlying causes. (It’s probably ghosts.)

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: “Nicholas Was” by Neil Gaiman

Comedy Bang! Bang! – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar Rap

Glenn Beck Says Voting for Hillary is a ‘Moral, Ethical Choice’

Glenn Beck Becoming a Voice of Reason is More Surprising Than Donald Trump Becoming President

Glenn Beck: Empathy for Black Lives Matter

Ophios Pteros (Winged Serpents)

Krampus on Wikipedia

 Candy pairing: Caitlin says white chocolate Kit-Kats, Kait says an orange in your stocking, Renata says Christmas peppermint nougats.

Coming up next: Bests & Worsts of 2016, Part 1

 

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Episode 62 – Outlander Kitchen

Outlander Kitchen by Theresa Carle-Sanders

With American Thanksgiving approaching, we wanted to make sure we had enough #herbs on hand, so we had Lucky Peach cookbook reviewer Paula Forbes read Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook by Theresa Carle-Sanders with us! Based on a blog based on the book series based on Doctor Who fanfiction, the cookbook actually made more sense to us than the first Outlander book did. Pour yourself an overly-elaborate cocktail, harvest your #herbs, and join our dinner party!

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: OutlanderKitchen.com

What is a spurtle and how to cook with it

Meet the author bringing the recipes of Westeros and Warcraft to our world

Elven lembas bread recipe

 Candy pairing: Kait says goat cheese, Paula says fun-size Snickers, Renata says herbs.

Coming up next: The Immortal Nicholas by Glenn Beck.

 

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Episode 61 – The Bridges of Madison County

Kait, Renata, and their guest Lyette read the Fifty Shades of Grey of the 90s, The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller. Like Fifty Shades, this book reminded us that women need men (or lizard people) to teach them about their sexualities, and also that men are garbage. Listen now to learn about bridges, antique cameras, and the worst possible inheritance your mom could leave you!

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: ‘Bridges of Madison County’ Brings Iowa to Broadway

A Big Year for ‘Bridges’

“This is Not My Beautiful House” by Kim France

Dar Williams – Iowa

Adventure Cats

 Candy pairing: Kait says a chocolate rose, Lyette says Necco wafers, Renata says applesauce souffle.

Coming up next: Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook by Theresa Carle-Sanders.

 

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Episode 60 – Dark World

Dark World by Zak Bagans & Kelly Crigger

We’re not alone…we sense a presence…oh, it’s podcast editor Becca and supernatural aficionado Wren, who joined us to discuss Dark World: Into the Shadows With the Lead Investigator of the Ghost Adventures Crew by Zak Bagans and Kelly Crigger! Like the reality show that inspired this book, the ghost broventures of Zak and the rest of the Ed Hardy Boys documented here are absurd, testosterone-laden nonsense…but also pretty fun? Lock yourself in with this episode for a good debunking!

Readers advisory: Here.

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Footnotes: Ghost Hunting With James Corden and Reggie Watts

Bobby Mackey’s Music World

I Live in a Clown Motel: A Journey Into the Heart of America

Reddit: Post-It Notes Left in Apartment

Candy pairing: Becca says Spoopy Woopy Ghosty Toasties, Kait says X-Treme Protein Bar for Men, Renata says Ghost Peeps, Wren says darkest dark chocolate.

Coming up next: Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller.

 

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Episode 59 – A is for Alibi

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

Our friend Sarah came back to discuss A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton! A turns out to be for an Adequate mystery, an Awkward romance, and an Awful way to learn the alphabet, all wrapped up into one series. This episode is perfect for listening to on long stake-outs or drives to seedy motels. Listen now to hear us struggle to discuss something we didn’t hate!

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: Sue Grafton spreads the ‘W’ word

 Candy pairing: Kait says her parents’ candy dish, Renata says milk chocolate Dove Promises, Sarah says spearmint starlights.

Coming up next: Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of The Ghost Adventures Crew by Zak Bagans.

 

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