Books & Booze

Books & Booze

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A free-wheeling podcast that combines books, booz…
#16 - Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Nov 21 • 91 min
Guest: Kim Ukura, bookish blogger & podcaster Book: Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Katy Butler Boozes: Gin & Tonic Main topics: End of life care, physician assisted suicide, reading, reviewing “bad books”, podcasting, blogging, being a “dork”, and more.…
#15 - Blitzed
Oct 27 • 74 min
Episode #15 - Blitzed Guests: Stefani Manard & Big Dev from the Shot of History podcast Boozes: Bourbons: Elijah Craig, Jim Beam, and Bulleit Main topics: Nazi’s & drugs, history, podcasting, reading recommendations, and Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s views on…
#14 - The Geometry of Wealth
Aug 22 • 102 min
Episode #14 - The Geometry of Wealth Guest: Brian Portnoy Boozes: Noah’s Mill bourbon and Bulleit bourbon Main topics: Money, meaning, reality vs expectations, investing, and reading (plus recommendations) Find more Brian & John: Follow on Twitter:…
#13 - Civilization and Its Discontents
Jul 31 • 140 min
Episode #13 - Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud Guest: Tom Beck Booze: Lagunitas Aunt Sally Main topics: Sigmund Freud, religion, morality, and civilization Part 1 - Freud (~23 mins) 0:00:00 - Intro - Tom Beck 0:03:27 - Why Freud? 0:07:29…
#12 - The Magic of Thinking Big
Jun 12 • 118 min
CEO of Toujours Planning and co-host of the Worth It! Podcast, Dustin Granger, joins the show to sip Maker’s Mark bourbon and discuss The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz. Topics include: Thinking big, finding meaning, confidence, goal setting,…
#11 - Drinking In America
May 30 • 97 min
Ron McIntire from the Grasping at Beers blog joins the show for a second visit to share four different kinds of booze and to discuss Drinking in America by Susan Cheever. Topics include: the history of alcohol in the United States, John’s & Ron’s own…
#10 - 50 Shades of Grey
Apr 26 • 123 min
Author and traveling winemaker Amira Makansi joins the podcast to discuss 50 Shades of Grey. Topics include: Power dynamics in relationships, sexual taboos, wine and writing, politics, and more. The Sowing (Seeds Trilogy #1):…
#9 - I Know This Much Is True
Mar 24 • 114 min
Rich Young joins the podcast to split a bottle of Green Spot Irish Whiskey and discuss I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb. Topics include: Mental illness, self-delusions, bullying, masculinity, denial. Subscribe and Rate us on iTunes. (Please!)…
#8 - Last of the Unanswered Questions
Jan 15 • 129 min
Retired politician, current entrepreneur, author, and world traveler Elliot Killian sits down to discuss a variety of interesting topics including: How Elliott ran for elected office at age 19 (and won), Elliott’s two short stories that peaked at #6 and…
#7 - I read 100 books in 2017, and here are the 4 that I recommend
Jan 7 • 24 min
John read 100 books in 2017, and narrowed them down to 4 books that you should read. The top 4 are: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, Tribe by Sebastian Junger, War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges, and Doing Good Better by William MacAskill.…
#6 - Saint of Auschwitz
Nov 29, 2017 • 75 min
Ron McIntire joins the podcast to discuss Saint of Auschwitz, a biography of Catholic saint Maximilian Kolbe, who sacrificed himself in a Nazi concentration camp. Despite John’s initial trepidation due to his rejection of Catholicism, the pair enjoy and…
#5 - Doing Good Better
Nov 8, 2017 • 122 min
Billy Ray Taylor joins the podcast to discuss Doing Good Better by William MacAskill and drink Lagavulin 16 year scotch. Topics include: Effective Altruism, moral philosophy, problems of loyalty, leadership organizations, and how to make the world better.…
#4 - Hammurabi’s Code
Sep 30, 2017 • 70 min
John’s first solo episode is a deep dive into Hammurabi’s Code and its relevance in today’s society. 00:00 - Introduction: Why try a solo episode? 03:30 - Low-carb boozin’ 04:47 - What makes Hammurabi’s Code so unique and fascinating? 10:42 - Who were the…
#3 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Aug 19, 2017 • 81 min
Bridget McNeela joins the podcast to discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and share 3 local wines. Topics include: scientific advancement, medical ethics, informed consent, scientific education, individualism vs collectivism, and…
#2 - Ready Player One
Jul 30, 2017 • 105 min
Geek culture writer, and host of the Blurbing It podcast, Monica Piluso joins the show to drink copious quantities of Pinot Grigio and discuss Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Topics include: geek culture, escaping reality, serial killers, cults, virtual…
#1 - The Hunger Games
Jul 14, 2017 • 106 min
Pawel Bogdanowicz joins the program to drink a bottle of Tito’s Vodka and talk Hunger Games, sort of. Major topics include: Political protests, reality TV, schadenfreude, the morality of nuking alien puppies, poop problems, North Korea, and rebellion…
#0 - Where Good Ideas Come From
Jul 3, 2017 • 17 min
Host John Leven discusses his show’s premise, inspiration from Steven Johnson, John’s background, and what to expect in future episodes.