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Ep 60 - F*&k That Whale and Other Public Domain Books

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Reading Glasses

Brea and Mallory discuss public domain books and solve some book light problems. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!

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Librivox

Links -

Reading Glasses Facebook Group

Reading Glasses Goodreads Group

Apex Magazine Page Advice Article

Amazon Wish List

Books Mentioned -

Florida by Lauren Groff

Sweet and Low by Nick White

Find Me by Laura Van Den Burg

Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Dune by Frank Herbert

Ep 16: Go Fact Yourself with Jonathan Ames and Janet Varney

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Johnny Whitaker, Janet Varney, J. Keith, Johnathan Ames, Helen Hong, Tom Nolan
Guests: 
Janet Varney & Jonathan Ames
Guests: 
J. Keith van Straaten
Guests: 
Helen Hong
Guests: 
Johnny Whitaker
Guests: 
Tom Nolan

Jonathan Ames created several TV shows, including Bored to Death and Blunt Talk. He’s also the author of many books, including You Were Never Really Here, which was recently adapted into a movie.

Janet Varney stars in the TV show Stan Against Evil and hosts of the podcast The JV Corner.

In this episode, we’ll learn about Jonathan’s experience with having his book transformed into a movie and why, for all his literary expertise, he still has trouble pronouncing certain words. We’ll also hear more about Janet’s involvement at the annual Sketchfest and why she enjoys talking to women about their awkward teen years. And both Janet and Jonathan wonder what Jodie Foster is up to while they are on stage. Is she watching TV with someone while getting a nice neck massage? We may never learn the answer to that question. But GFY listeners will learn other things by listening to this episode.

What’s the difference?

What’s the difference between a “Presidential Pardon” and “Presidential Commutation”?

What’s the difference between “Avenge” and “Revenge”?

Areas of Expertise
Jonathan Ames: 1990’s New Knicks, Detective Novels/Noir Literature and the works of Pema Chodron.
Janet Varney: Jodie Foster movies from the 1970’s to the 1990’s, New York Times crossword puzzles, Alt. Rock 1990’s bands

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Jonathan Ames
Janet Varney

With guest experts:
Tom Nolan, crime novel reviewer for the Wall Street Journal and author of several books.

Johnny Whitaker, actor who’s had roles in shows like Family Affair and General Hospital

Go Fact Yourself is coming to New York for two live tapings on July 21st and 22nd at Caveat NYC! For information on guests and to buy tickets go to gofactyourpod.com.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

Ep 58 - Reading Sword and Glasses Laser - Crossover Episode!

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Show: 
Reading Glasses
Guests: 
Tom Merritt
Guests: 
Veronica Belmont

Oh man! It’s our first crossover episode! We’re doing an episode with Sword and Laser! Brea, Veronica, Mallory and Tom solve a reader problem and discuss the book Mortal Engines! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!

Reading Glasses Merch

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Sword and Laser
Sword and Laser Twitter

Tom Merritt
Veronica Belmont

Reading Glasses Facebook Group

Reading Glasses Goodreads Group
Apex Magazine Page Advice Article
Amazon Wish List

Captain Kirk Bourbon
Locus Award Winners
Pulp Sabotage by Richard Kadrey

Books Mentioned -

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeves
Room to Dream by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
For We Are Many by Dennis E. Taylor
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
The Changeling by Victor LaValle
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

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