Book and Bourbon
By Chris Reed
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A good book and a good bourbon go hand in hand, especially when you have both in your hand right now. Join Chris Reed in this "book club of a podcast" as he discusses favorite books, the lines that stay with us, and the bourbons everyone should try.
||ExplicitChapter 15: A Place on Earth||The places we call home might be smaller than you think, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Wendell Berry has a wonderful way of reminding us of that in A Place on Earth. Kick back in your own little place on Earth with a pour (or two) and listen..||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 14: Skippy Dies||We are living in the age of adolescence, an age in which we might be perpetually stuck. At least, that’s what it feels like after reading Skippy Dies, one of the most boldly titled books ever. So grab your bourbon, kick back, and get ready to laugh...||3/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 13: No Country for Old Men||To read the book first or watch the movie first? That is the question. Whichever you choose, there’s no denying that No Country for Old Men is a battle between good and evil, both externally and internally. And while we discuss it during this...||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 12: Alas, Babylon||When a book sparks emotion, you have to take notice; no matter the book. Alas, Babylon is a reminder of the threat, both past and present, of nuclear war. And, it’s a reminder that faith and hope are not easily lost. Grab your bourbon (or Knob Creek..||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 11: Cannery Row||There are few writers who paint a picture like Steinbeck. From his stories to his characters to his settings to his descriptions, you can't help but be immersed. That's why we're going to start slow with him and pay a visit to Cannery Row. Grab your...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 10: All Our Wrong Todays||Are we all just accidents waiting to happen? Maybe. In this episode of the Book and Bourbon podcast, Chris takes a look at All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai, tastes a delicious bourbon, and wonders how humbling it might be to take a trip back in time.||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 9: The Diamond Age||We are literally surrounded by our own personal primers, but do we spend enough time thinking about the experiences they provide? In this episode of Book and Bourbon, Chris takes a look at the lessons learned in The Diamond Age and whether or not...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 8: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy||Don’t panic. That’s good advice in any situation, especially when you have a towel within arm’s reach. In this episode of Book and Bourbon, Chris takes a ride on The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to see if it’s science fiction, satire, or..||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 7: Stoner||If you're keeping a list of the best books you've never heard of, add Stoner to that list. It isn't often that you get an honest look behind the curtain of any given obituary but, when you do, it makes you consider what will be said about you. Pour...||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 6: Super Sad True Love Story||Can a novel that’s set in the future leave you feeling nostalgic? You better believe it. This episode of Book and Bourbon takes a look at that connection and why words are the ties that bind … without making you TIMATOV. Also, we'll sip on some...||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 5: Jayber Crow||If you haven't read any of Wendell Berry's novels, Jayber Crow is where you should begin. This episode of Book and Bourbon takes a look at the places we call home and where they fit into this oversized world. So, if the world has you in an...||2/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 4: High Fidelity||Music, misery, and mixtapes. In this episode of the Book and Bourbon podcast, Chris discusses one of his favorites—High Fidelity—and how that applies to "nothing," new year's resolutions, and his desert island, all-time, top five...||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 3: Fear and Loathing||Despite its title, there's no reason to be afraid of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Join Chris as he takes a walk down the strip to uncover the gems in this book and pays homage to Hunter S. Thompson with the man's go-to bourbon.||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 2: Gatsby||It doesn't get much better than The Great Gatsby. In this episode of the Book and Bourbon podcast, find out why this classic is like a big party, why we need to keep rowing toward life's earthquakes, and why the last line is tattooed on Chris' arm.||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 1: The Top Five||What's a podcast without an introduction? In this first episode of the Book and Bourbon podcast, Chris explains the reasons behind its name, its purpose, and shares the five most influential books of his life ... as well as the bourbon he's drinking.||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This is the gold. Two fantastic worlds colliding like peanut butter meeting chocolate. Between Book and Bourbon I probably do more than I should of one, and less than I should of the other, but this podcast inspires me to do both better. This is gold I say.
You had me at hello.
Chris, I love the podcast, keep up the great work. I would have to say Chapter 4: High Fidelity and the first sentence is probably my fav so far.
"Nothing…that’s the dreaded answer to the dreaded question, what are you thinking about right now?"