372 Pages We'll Never Get Back
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Conor Lastowka and Michael J. Nelson are reading a book they're pretty sure they're going to hate. Read along with us for a podcast book club of Ready Player One and Armada by Ernest Cline.
||CleanEpisode 20 – Hope You Like Adjectives!||Wow! The Eye of Argon more than surpassed our expectations. Our ovals widened rotundly with every additional sentence Theis crafted. My god, the first four (4.5, really) chapters were only like six thousand words and we spent nearly two hours discussin.||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 – The Eye of Argon||We teased it in our last episode, but we’re finally ready to reveal to you: our next book is called The Eye of Argon. We figured, what could possibly carry the torch of Ernest Cline’s terrible books, and decided: how about a typo-riddled fantasy nov||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 – A Crummy Commercial||We are back! Don’t worry, there is no new Ernest Cline book. But we’ve decided to launch back up to try to tackle some books which may be just as bad or even worse! DO NOT GET TOO EXCITED! There’s no real content in this episode.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 – We’ll Do It Live… Or Will We?||Recorded live at Sisyphus Brewing in Minneapolis on April 11th, this is our first ever live show… Is how this post used to start before the recording of our live show was lost in an epic tech meltdown! But never fear,||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 – And Then All That Happened, The End||When we last left Zack Lightman, he was submerged beneath the Antarctic Ocean, trying to retrieve his father and save the world. But then it was getting close to happy hour, so Ernest Cline decided to just wrap things up and hit publish on one of the m.||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 – Some Light, Pre-Apocalypse Boning||As humanity’s potential end draws near, our heroes still have not been allowed to say goodbye to their loved ones back on Earth. So they all do what any normal person would do in that situation: bang the hell of out someone they just met a few hours a||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 – A General Uses the Term “Snackage”||The Europan death armada is just hours away, and mankind’s last defense force is behaving about how you’d expect: grinning, crushing hard, and making references to classic 80s horror anthologies. With only 100 pages left in the book,||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 – Or as it Came to be Known, Episode 13||The calendars may say that it’s March, but to us it’s Clinetober! Here at 372 Pages we’re power-leaping into the month like a terrible Godzilla simile from the classic Toho kaiju flick Godzilla. This week’s reading may have broken the all-time r||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 – The Hot Geek Girl Laughed at my Episode Title||Mike and Conor cover an absolutely thrilling stretch of Armada in this episode. Hold your breath because we’re about to discuss all of this: not one but TWO phone contact exchanging scenes, not one but TWO briefings in a large auditorium,||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 – Insanely hot (but relateable) moms||In this episode we meet Zack’s insanely hot TV addicted gamer mom. Turns out the Hot but Relateable Mom trope isn’t just a Clineian invention, and Conor reveals where he’s seen it turn up recently. Also, Mike was able to pull some strings and secu||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 – What Have We Done?||In this first fifty pages of Armada, our hero sees a flying saucer, reads a giant list of movie release dates, and then goes to work. Somehow we talked about this sequence of events for 1 hour and 20 minutes.||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 – Season 2: Armada||We’re back with a new season! Join us as we read Ernest Cline’s followup to RP1, Armada. We’re extremely excited to read what is widely regarded as Cline’s bad novel. We’ll talk about our expectations, see if we can guess whether a critic wa||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 – 1980s Reference||We’re done!!! After one last robot fight, video game speedrun, and rote recitation of a popular “geek” movie, we’ve finally reached the titular 372nd page. Tune in for the Dumb Sentence of the Book, one last Fan-Fic or Real,||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 – 1973 Was My Favorite Year in the 80s||In this episode, Wade Watts faces the possibility of a lifetime of slavery! But then he gets out of it easily thanks to his hacking prowess, which he totally has had all along but forgot to mention. We’ll talk the unceasing cultural relevance of the||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 – Rush for a Change of Atmosphere||Join us in our detailed recreation of the living room from Family Ties for Episode 6! The gunt is in it’s homestretch, so what better time to pause your novel for a detailed description of the plot of Blade Runner. We’ll also play Black Tiger,||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 – Several Discreet Openings||This week we’re talking Wade’s Rig. And folks — it is a hell of a rig. We’ll also discuss the seemingly booming post-apocalyptic economy that makes all this gunting possible, venture into the immersive world of text adventure games,||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 – Delightful 80’s References and Several Hundred Dead Children!||We’ll discuss whether eating rotted Greenland shark meat is better than Ready Player One, take a thrilling look at server redundancy and connection lag, analyze various rigs, and examine what has to be one of the top three most romantic chat logs we||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 – Ducks and Hairy Knuckled Chucks||It’s another classic episode of 372 Pages We’ll Never Get Back! We’ll guess whether passages came from RP1 Fan Fiction or the novel itself, break down our hero’s obsession with the definitely-a-sexy-lady Art3mis,||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 – A List and a Lich||Update your Gunter Wiki, crapburgers, it’s time for a new episode! This week we calibrate our tastes with Mike’s, delve into the delightful parenthetical autistism of James Halliday, take a closer look at the infamous “List” that initially caugh||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 – A Miniseries About a Housecoat||In this episode, we’ll learn how calibrated your tastes are with Conor’s, meet our Rubenesque main characters, discuss the book’s generously amorphous definition of 80s pop culture, examine how hard it is to pull of convincing computer operating||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0 – A Book We’re Probably Going to Hate||Welcome to 372 Pages We’ll Never Get Back! This is a podcast book club where we are reading the bestselling novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. In this episode, Mike and Conor lay out their expectations,||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The Citizen Kane of podcasts about books the hosts might not like.
Makes me want to do a barrel roll.
I'm already Geeking my Geek off!
I have not yet read Ready Player One and have no idea if I'll love it or hate it, but just the presence of Mike Nelson and Conor Lastowka is enough to get me on board! Whether they eviscerate the book or unexpectedly fall in love with it (I won't lie, my money is on the former), I'm sure that it will be an entertaining journey!