Brother Trucker Book Club

Brother Trucker Book Club

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Great book recommendations and reviews from a full-time trucker who reads a little of everything!


Hunger Games Special!
Jun 1 • 108 min
I am once again joined by my lovely wife Schaara to discuss the newest Hunger Games novel, THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES! Spoilers ahead!
Ep 112 The Important Things
Apr 30 • 20 min
“More” by Monique Berish, and a special announcement for the next few months. Check out the “Welcome to the Faro” Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts!
Ep 111 A Bone to Pick
Apr 21 • 11 min
The Dinosaur Artist by Paige William, Brand of the Warlock by Rob Kroese
Ep 110 American Titans
Apr 10 • 33 min
Titan, by Ron Chernow; Rough Riders, by Mark Lee Gardner; The Diamond of Jeru, by Louis L’Amour; and a mailbag!
Ep 109 I Hate You Corona Virus
Mar 31 • 22 min
Maxwell Cain: Burrito Avenger, by Adam Lane Smith. | Republic of Pirates, by Colin Woodard. | Hellhound on my Trail by DJ Butler. | Pivot Point, by Kasie West. | Brave Companions, by David McCullough
Ep 108 Let’s Get Lost
Mar 20 • 20 min
Four Seasons in Rome, Anthoney Doerr | The Quick and the Dead, Louis L’Amour | The Call of the Wild, Jack London | A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Mark Twain
Ep 107 The Artist’s Hand
Mar 6 • 14 min
Dinotopia, by James Gurney
Ep 106 Drink Booze, Fight Wars
Mar 1 • 22 min
Stillness is the Key, Ryan Holiday. | Gunpowder & Embers, Ringo/Ezell/Smith. | Wettest County in the World, Matt Bondurant | Empire of Silence, Christopher Ruocchio (ep44) | MH Nemesis, Larry Correia. (Ep29) | Washington Hypothesis, Timothy Ballard.
Ep 105 A Whole Lotta Stuff
Feb 20 • 20 min
Pirates of Pangaea, by Dan Hartwell and Neill Cameron | CyberFrog, by Ethan Van Sciver | Clockwork Scott, by Aprilynne Pike and Ashley Moore | All You Need is Kill, by Hiroshi Sakurazaka | The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane | Soldier’s Heart, by…
Ep 104 No Blood for Sugar
Feb 10 • 36 min
Battle Chasers, by Joe Madureira | Primordial Threat, by M.A. Rothman | Mystwick School of Music Craft, by Jessica Khoury | Mistaken Reality, by Traci Hunter Abramson | Stalking the Unicorn, by Mike Resnick.
Ep 103 Bloomin’ In The Hills
Jan 30 • 21 min
Interview with the Robot, by Lee Bacon. | The Lady and the Highwayman, by Sarah M. Eden | Late Bloomers, by Rich Karlgaard. | Hillbilly Elegy, by JD Vance
Ep 102 A Salute to Christopher Tolkien
Jan 19 • 13 min
J.R.R. Tolkien’s oldest son and the shepherd of the literary Empire died this week. I share my thoughts on his work, and a list of what I’ve read this month.
Ep 101 Charlie and Spider
Jan 10 • 11 min
“Anansi Boys” by Neil Gaiman
Ep 100 We Made It!!!
Dec 31, 2019 • 41 min
Strap in for a huge episode where we look back at this year, I make three recommendations, and we plug in the GPS for 2020!
Ep 099 Game Time
Dec 27, 2019 • 11 min
“This Is Not A Game” by Walter Jon Williams, and “The Dragons of Dorcastle” by Jack Campbell
Ep 098 Git ‘er done
Dec 18, 2019 • 9 min
“Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans” by Brian Kilmeade, and “True Grit” by Charles Portis
Ep 097 Space Sucks
Dec 17, 2019 • 10 min
“Galaxy’s Edge” by Nick Cole and Jason Anspach, “Battlefield Earth” by L. Ron Hubbard
Tales From the Road: The Martian
Dec 13, 2019 • 7 min
New adventures!
Ep 096 Rogue Endings
Dec 11, 2019 • 10 min
“Beastly” and “Cloaked” by Alex Flinn
Ep 095 Get Jolly
Dec 9, 2019 • 11 min
“The Candy Cane Caper” by Josi S. Kilpack, “Detroit Christmas” by Larry Correia, and “Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, and Silent Nights” by Ronald D. Lankford
Tales From the Road: End of November Report
Dec 6, 2019 • 15 min
17 books holy crap read them all!!!!
Ep 094 Accidental Fudge
Dec 4, 2019 • 6 min
“Lt. Terry’s Christmas Fudge” by Gerald N. Lund and “Christmas By Accident” by Camron Wright
Ep 093 Rise Up and Be Men
Dec 2, 2019 • 14 min
“Shop Class As Soulcraft” by Matthew B. Crawford, and “The Appearance of Power” by Tanner Guzy.
Mister Friday: A DreadPennies Production
Nov 28, 2019 • 126 min
An audio narration of the “Mister Friday” trilogy by Graham Bradley. Contains all three installments, including “Black Friday,” “Cyber Monday,” and “The Game Goes On.”
Ep 092 The Notorious ERB
Nov 27, 2019 • 21 min
“A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, “John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood” by Michael Sellers
Ep 091 Nowhere Beneath
Nov 25, 2019 • 10 min
“Nowhere Girl” by A.J. Paquette and “Shadows Beneath” by the Writing Excuses podcast
Tales From the Road: Shop Boys
Nov 22, 2019 • 23 min
Some mailbag questions, books I read in 2013, and fostering a healthy work environment.
Ep 090 Inside Information
Nov 20, 2019 • 18 min
“The Cunning Man” by DJ Butler and Aaron Michael Ritchey, “Tom Stranger: Interdimensional Insurance Agent” by Larry Correia.
Ep 089 The 800LB Gorilla
Nov 18, 2019 • 13 min
“Dumb Criminals and Overeager Cops” by Zachariah Parry, “How to Become A Federal Criminal” by Mike Chase, and “A Night Divided” by Jennifer A. Nielsen —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: Junctions
Nov 15, 2019 • 5 min
Quick episode today. Arrividerci, Turdwater.
Ep 088 Steel Slippers
Nov 13, 2019 • 13 min
“The Lunar Chronicles” by Marissa Meyer, consisting of “Cinder,” “Scarlet,” “Cress,” “Fairest,” and “Winter.”
Ep 087 Thanksgiving Mega Episode!
Nov 11, 2019 • 33 min
“Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford, “Mayflower” by Nathaniel Philbrick, “The Mayflower and Her Passengers” by Caleb H. Johnson, “Squanto” by Charles River Editors, and “Brian’s Winter” by Gary Paulsen.
Tales From the Road: Quit Being Fat
Nov 8, 2019 • 9 min
You can be healthier as a trucker. Do it.
Ep 086 Salute Your Shorts
Nov 6, 2019 • 9 min
“Snapshot” by Brandon Sanderson and “Drawing Out The Dragons” by James A. Owen.
Ep 085 Chopping Wood
Nov 4, 2019 • 10 min
“Woodsong” and “Woods Runner” by Gary Paulsen
Tales From the Road: End of October Report
Nov 1, 2019 • 20 min
14 books and a true story about driving my truck through a crew of zombies!
Ep 084 The Other Side
Oct 30, 2019 • 14 min
“When” by Victoria Laurie, and “Life After Theft” by Aprilynne Pike. Bonus reference for “The Scarlet Pimpernel” by Baroness Orczy. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 083 Way Back When
Oct 28, 2019 • 13 min
“Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand and “Beowulf” by Anonymous, translated by Seamus Heaney. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 082 Killers of Killers
Oct 24, 2019 • 22 min
“I Am Not A Serial Killer” by Dan Wells, and “The Screaming Staircase” by Jonathan Stroud. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 081 Of Death and Middle School
Oct 21, 2019 • 13 min
“Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things” by Ted Naifeh, and “Everlost” by Neal Shusterman. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: The Faraday Job
Oct 18, 2019 • 11 min
Blowing up stuff for fun and profit.
Ep 080 “Carous-Hell”
Oct 16, 2019 • 10 min
“Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury, and “The Thief Lord” by Cornelia Funke —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 079 Spaces In Between
Oct 14, 2019 • 13 min
“The Stress of Her Regard” and “Alternate Routes” by Tim Powers —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: Screwed
Oct 11, 2019 • 11 min
Don’t make someone else handle your mess. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 078 What You Gonna Do
Oct 9, 2019 • 12 min
“Steelheart”, “Firefight”, “Calamity”, from the Reckoners series by Sanderson. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 077 One For The Kids
Oct 7, 2019 • 13 min
“The Wish List” by Eoin Colfer, and “Skulduggery Pleasant” by Derek Landy. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 076 Of Trees and Terror
Oct 2, 2019 • 14 min
“Spell Check” by Julie Wright and “The Halloween Tree” by Ray Bradbury —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
End of September Report
Oct 1, 2019 • 9 min
14 books in all, most of them good. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 075 Ruined Childhood
Sep 30, 2019 • 21 min
“Tarzan of the Apes” by Edgar Rice Burroughs and “Faithful Place” by Tana French. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Sleepless Hollow, Chapter 3: The Book in the Box
Sep 28, 2019 • 19 min
Josie meets a man called Crowe, and he’s got some questions about the book in her mom’s coffee shop. Sleepless Hollow arrives 10/4 on Amazon! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: Turn Them Wheels
Sep 27, 2019 • 13 min
Today I talk about being a trucker and a writer, and the larger life lessons on forward progress. If the wheels aren’t turning, you’re not earning. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Sleepless Hollow, Chapter 2: Endless Watch
Sep 26, 2019 • 21 min
Meet Silas Proctor, ghost and protector of Sleepy Hollow! What’s his connection to Josie? Hmmm…
Ep 074 What’s Up In The Hood
Sep 25, 2019 • 16 min
“Hood,” “Scarlet,” and “Tuck” by Stephen R. Lawhead. The best version of the Robin Hood legend out there. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Sleepless Hollow, Chapter 1: A Distant Relation
Sep 24, 2019 • 36 min
The entire first chapter from my forthcoming novel, SLEEPLESS HOLLOW! It will launch on 10/4/2019, and I hope you all grab a copy. Enjoy!
Ep 073 Yo Robot
Sep 23, 2019 • 16 min
That’s the title of “I, Robot” in Spanish. Let’s chat about Isaac Asimov and the Three Laws of robotics! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: Brother Trucker, Meet Maverick
Sep 20, 2019 • 12 min
Today! 3 different times I drove my truck onto an airfield, including the time I got buzzed by a fighter jet. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 072 Let’s Get Wild
Sep 18, 2019 • 18 min
“Guts” by Gary Paulsen and “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 071 Havens and Watches
Sep 16, 2019 • 29 min
“Fablehaven” and the follow-up series, “Dragonwatch” by Brandon Mull. Guest-starring my wife! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: My 10,000 Mile Summer
Sep 13, 2019 • 11 min
From May to August of 2018, I put 10000 miles on a work truck by hauling boxes of contaminated dirt to a dump. All. Day. Long —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 070 Familiar But New
Sep 11, 2019 • 12 min
“The Accidental Highwayman” by Ben Tripp, and “Woven” by David Powers King and Michael Jensen —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 069 The Other Kind of Super
Sep 9, 2019 • 13 min
“Confessions of a D-List Supervillain” by Jim Bernheimer, and “Bonehead” vol. 1 by Bryan Hill and Rhoald Marcellius —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: Imex to Coquitlam
Sep 6, 2019 • 15 min
I have driven every mile of the I-5 in America. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 068 A British Orphan Who Does Magic
Sep 4, 2019 • 11 min
The Bartimaeus series, by Jonathan Stroud! Includes “The Amulet of Samarkand,” “The Golem’s Eye,” “Ptolemy’s Gate,” and “The Ring of Solomon.” —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 067 It Could Happen
Sep 2, 2019 • 15 min
“Prey,” “Next,” and “State of Fear” by Crichton. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
End of August Report
Sep 2, 2019 • 13 min
10 books this month. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: Everybody! Hates! Dispaaaaaaatch!!!
Aug 30, 2019 • 20 min
I’ve had 2.5 good dispatchers and a truckload of crappy ones. Buckle up, brother truckers! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 066: 138 Books in 20 Minutes
Aug 28, 2019 • 22 min
Let’s go through EVERYTHING I READ IN 2018 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 065 Basque-et of Goodies
Aug 26, 2019 • 12 min
Two books by Basque-American author Caryn Larrinaga! “Superhero Syndrome” and “Donn’s Hill.” —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: Hobbs and MSHA
Aug 23, 2019 • 17 min
OSHA, MSHA, UITC, and more! These are the safety standards for construction, mining, oil, and how they work. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 064 Back From the Dead!
Aug 21, 2019 • 11 min
“Brother Frankenstein” by Michael Bunker and “The Revenant” by Michael Punke. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 063 Mistborn In All Its Glory
Aug 19, 2019 • 32 min
Today we are joined again by my cosmically hot wife to discuss the entirety of Brandon Sanderson’s MISTBORN series. Here we go! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: The August Mailbag!
Aug 16, 2019 • 17 min
Where do you eat? How much do you work? HOW DO YOU WEAPONIZE BODILY FLUIDS?! All this and more in the inaugural mailbag! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 062 I LiKe dRaGoNs
Aug 14, 2019 • 15 min
“Eragon” by Christopher Paolini and “Mysteries of Cove” by J Scott Savage —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 061 A Monkey, A Ball, and A Castle
Aug 12, 2019 • 15 min
“Congo,” “Sphere,” and “Timeline” by Michael Crichton. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: Thicker Than Blood
Aug 9, 2019 • 14 min
Here’s an insight into working in oil refineries as a trucker. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 060 The Janus Effect
Aug 7, 2019 • 18 min
“Elantris” by Brandon Sanderson and “Warbreaker” by also that dude —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 059 Inconceivable
Aug 5, 2019 • 12 min
“The Princess Bride” by William Goldman and “As You Wish” by Cary Elwes
Tales From the Road: 2,000 Miles Into Hell
Aug 2, 2019 • 22 min
I made two round trips to Mordor in a week. It was rough. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
End of July Report
Aug 1, 2019 • 13 min
9 more books read in July. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 058 Build a Bridge Out Of Her
Jul 31, 2019 • 14 min
“Witchy Eye” and “Witchy Winter” by D.J. Butler, and “Looking for Calvin & Hobbes” by Nevin Martell —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 057 Through the High Tech Looking Glass
Jul 29, 2019 • 17 min
“Off to Be the Wizard” by Scott Meyer, “Jumper” and “Wildside” by Steven Gould, “Outland” by Dennis E. Taylor —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: Blast Crew Goes to Mordor
Jul 26, 2019 • 12 min
My favorite adventure from the Brimstone days. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 056 Happy Pioneer Day!
Jul 24, 2019 • 13 min
“Undaunted” by Gerald N. Lund and “Unforgettable” by Eric James Stone —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 055 Morituri Te Salutem
Jul 22, 2019 • 17 min
“Arena Mode” by Blake Northcott, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, and “Red Rising” by Pierce Brown —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: Exactly What You Need
Jul 19, 2019 • 16 min
I got to jump in a reservoir in my work clothes. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 054 I’m On A Boat
Jul 17, 2019 • 13 min
“The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown, and “Unbroken” by Lauren Hillenbrand —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 053 Get In The Boat, Ya Blaggards!!!
Jul 15, 2019 • 13 min
“Bloody Jack” by LA Meyer and “Powder Monkey” by Paul Dowswell —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From The Road: Bob the Inept Drill Operator
Jul 12, 2019 • 15 min
Don’t be like Bob. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 052 Comic Relief
Jul 10, 2019 • 14 min
“Atomic Robo” by Brian Clevinger and “Skullkickers” by Jim Zubkavich —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 051 Different Ways To Die
Jul 8, 2019 • 13 min
“The End of Night” by Paul Bogard and “Extreme Makeover” by Dan Wells —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: The One That Got Away
Jul 5, 2019 • 15 min
In trucking, everything is your fault. But in blasting, that can be…massaged a little. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 50 Ungrateful Colonials
Jul 4, 2019 • 10 min
“1776” by David McCullough and “George Washington’s Secret Six” by Brian Kilmeade —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 049 Giant Robots FROM SPACE!!!
Jul 2, 2019 • 10 min
“Sleeping Giants,” by Sylvain Neuvel —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
End of June Report
Jul 1, 2019 • 11 min
What I read in the month of June 2019 —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 048 What’s In Your Head
Jun 26, 2019 • 15 min
“Calvin” by Martine Leavitt and “The Hollow City” by Dan Wells —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 047 Good Grief
Jun 24, 2019 • 14 min
“Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography” by David Michaelis. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: Here Comes the Boom
Jun 24, 2019 • 14 min
Let’s talk about blast crew. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Summer Reading List (I’m Back)
Jun 19, 2019 • 9 min
A long list of good reads to fill the dog days of summer. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Short-Term Announcement
Jun 10, 2019 • 3 min
I’m taking a brief hiatus from the podcast to focus on the needs of a family member. I appreciate your understanding. Thank you, fellow brethren of the truck. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Tales From the Road: Asleep at the Wheel
Jun 7, 2019 • 18 min
Being tired just comes with the job. There are ways to manage it and things you should definitely avoid. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 046 D-Day Revisited
Jun 5, 2019 • 12 min
“The United States of Japan” by Peter Tieryas, and “The Only Thing to Fear” by Caroline Tung Richmond —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 045 You’re the Mann Now Dawg
Jun 3, 2019 • 15 min
“1491,” “1493,” and “The Wizard and the Prophet” by Charles C. Mann —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
End of May report
Jun 1, 2019 • 19 min
I read 19 books this month. Yikes. But a lot of them were good! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: Ballarat
May 31, 2019 • 24 min
You’ve never heard of this town until now. I guarantee it. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 044 One Thing Led To Another
May 28, 2019 • 17 min
“The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss and “Empire of Silence” by Christopher Ruocchio —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 043 Memorial Day Special
May 27, 2019 • 15 min
“Flags of our Fathers” by James Bradley —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 042 Past Russia, Future Ireland
May 22, 2019 • 11 min
“Tetris” by Box Brown, and “The Supernaturalist” by Eoin Colfer —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 041 A Bone to Pick
May 20, 2019 • 14 min
“The Last Lost World” by Stephen & Lydia Pyne, and “American Monster” by Paul Semonin. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From The Road: Tonight, We Invade Canada!
May 17, 2019 • 16 min
My carrier paid me extra to go into Canada, so I went as often as possible. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 040 With and Without Magic
May 15, 2019 • 12 min
“Undaunted Courage” by Stephen Ambrose, and “Uncharted” by Kevin J. Anderson & Sarah Hoyt. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 039 A World Without Death
May 13, 2019 • 11 min
“Scythe” and “Thunderhead” by Neal Shusterman.
Tales From the Road: Stuck in the Dirt
May 10, 2019 • 13 min
Hauling potatoes, gypsum, and hay for fun and profit. Lol really just profit. Lol really just for hauling oh man I am so sad. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 038 I’m Super Thanks For Asking
May 8, 2019 • 11 min
“Arsenal” by Jeffrey Haskell and “Ex-Heroes” by Peter Clines —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 037 Innies and Outies
May 6, 2019 • 12 min
“How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie, and “Quiet” by Susan Cain. Extroverts v introverts. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: Flying Solo
May 3, 2019 • 12 min
I was out from under my trainer’s thumb and flying free on the American highways! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 036 This But With That
May 1, 2019 • 15 min
“His Majesty’ Dragon” (Temeraire) by Naomi Novik, and “Hard Magic” (Grimnoir) by Larry Correia. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
End of April Report
Apr 30, 2019 • 4 min
Nine more books in the…books. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 035 Battle Born
Apr 29, 2019 • 15 min
“Area 51” by Annie Jacobsen and “Dry” by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 034 Completely Unrelated
Apr 24, 2019 • 14 min
“The Likeness” by Tana French, and “Truman” by David McCullough —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 033 Ladies’ Night
Apr 22, 2019 • 15 min
“Lemon Tart” by Josi Kilpack and “Call the Midwife” by Jennifer Worth —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales From the Road: Training Day
Apr 19, 2019 • 13 min
My four-week training run in 2013 was a grueling sprint across 28 states. Here’s how it worked. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 032 Bring Me That Horizon
Apr 17, 2019 • 12 min
“On Stranger Tides” by Tim Powers, and “Pirate Latitudes” by Michael Crichton. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 031 ¡Extravaganza Española!
Apr 15, 2019 • 32 min
Get inundated with Spain books! “History of Spain: Land on a Crossroads” by Joyce E. Salisbury; “The Food of Spain” by Claudia Roden; “El Cid,” by Anonymous; “The Adventures of Captain Alatriste,” by Arturo Perez y Reverte. —- This episode is sponsored by…
Tales from the Road: Class is in Session
Apr 12, 2019 • 17 min
What trucking school entailed, what I learned, and how it ended. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 030 Weaponized Storytelling
Apr 10, 2019 • 14 min
“The Paradise War” by Stephen R. Lawhead and “Icefall” by Matthew J. Kirby —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 029 Hunting Season
Apr 8, 2019 • 17 min
“Monster Hunter International” by Larry Correia, and “The Cardturner” by Louis Sachar —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Tales from the Road: Have A Backup Plan
Apr 5, 2019 • 14 min
The way that I ended up becoming a trucker was not perhaps the most glamorous. But I’m glad I did it. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 028 Space Vikings in Space
Apr 3, 2019 • 13 min
“Dream of the Iron Dragon” by Rob Kroese, and “Skyward” by Brandon Sanderson. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 027 Cruisin’ Canada
Mar 31, 2019 • 25 min
Let’s have us some airship adventures with “Airborn”, “Skybreaker”, and “Starclimber” by Kenneth Oppel. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
End of March Report
Mar 30, 2019 • 12 min
Frigging FOURTEEN books this month —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 026 Old Wars, New Tricks
Mar 28, 2019 • 16 min
“Boneshaker” by Cherie Priest, and “Leviathan” by Scott Westerfeld. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Bonus Episode: Press Forward Saints
Mar 27, 2019 • 2 min
You can read my short story, “The Lost City of Jarom,” in Mormon Steampunk Vol.3, link below! Press Forward Saints (A Mormon Steampunk Anthology Book 3) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NSJMQBV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_tz6MCbSZ8367J —- This episode is sponsored…
Ep 025 Take a Hike
Mar 25, 2019 • 16 min
The Appalachian Trail is 2100 miles of wild and beautiful wilderness. “A Walk In The Woods” by Bill Bryson, and “North” by Scott and Jenny Jurek, will show two different approaches to hiking the whole thing. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Ep 024 Aim Higher
Mar 21, 2019 • 15 min
“The Permission Society” by Timothy Sandefur and “The Buntline Special” by Mike Resnick. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 023 Get Punked
Mar 18, 2019 • 19 min
“Sakura: Intellectual Property” is a cyberpunk novel about a rockstar android that gets hacked and turned into a killer assassin in a futuristic Japan, written by Zachary Hill, Patrick Tracy, and Paul Genesse. Then open your pores in the steam room with…
Ep 022 A Wizard Named Harry
Mar 14, 2019 • 12 min
Urban Fantasy is a lot of fun as a genre, and “The Dresden Files” is a great entry point.
Ep 021 At Least We Didn’t Kill Anyone
Mar 11, 2019 • 11 min
The “Unwind” series by Neal Shusterman is a masterful mix of sci-fi, horror, and current events.
Ep 020 Sartre Was Right
Mar 6, 2019 • 11 min
“My Side of the Mountain” by Jean Craighead George, and “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen. Sometimes getting lost in the woods seems like the right idea.
Ep 019 The Solar Neighborhood
Mar 4, 2019 • 11 min
“Hard Luck Hank: Screw The Galaxy” by Steven Campbell, and “We Are Legion, We Are Bob” by Dennis E. Taylor.
End of February Report
Feb 28, 2019 • 10 min
Quick rundown of my February reads, and a bit of griping about how Cliffjumper always dies.
Ep 018 Stick ‘Em Up
Feb 27, 2019 • 10 min
Murder mysteries! “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith, and “In The Woods” by Tana French.
Ep 017 That Wasn’t In The Musical!
Feb 25, 2019 • 14 min
Big brick classics like “Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo make great musicals. Also “Hamilton” by Ron Chernow.
Ep 016 The Great American Novelist
Feb 21, 2019 • 14 min
“Education of a Wandering Man” and “Last of the Breed” by Louis L’Amour.
Ep 015 Soul Power
Feb 18, 2019 • 7 min
“Wired for War,” a nonfiction by P.W. Singer, paired up with “Defy the Stars,” YA sci-fi by Claudia Gray.
Ep 014 Love is in The Air
Feb 14, 2019 • 17 min
Valentine’s Day is here, time for some saintly martyrdom! Wait, no, I meant romance novels. My hot wife joins us again to discuss Renee Collins, Janette Rallison, and Roseanna M. White.
Ep 013 Go West, Young Man
Feb 11, 2019 • 15 min
Special guest host: my wife, Schaara! She joins me for a lively discussion about romance novels by Kasie West and Sarah M. Eden.
Ep 012 All That Glitters
Feb 7, 2019 • 10 min
Old and busted: dealing meth. New hotness: dealing makeup. “Glitter” and “Shatter” by Aprilynne Pike.
Ep 011 Out Into The Black
Feb 4, 2019 • 11 min
Breaker 1-9, got another dispatch out to space, over. “Tabloid Reporter to the Stars” by Eric James Stone, and “Leviathan Wakes” by James S.A. Corey.
End of January report
Feb 1, 2019 • 3 min
Just some numbers for y’all.
Ep 010 The Flight Stuff
Jan 31, 2019 • 13 min
“Airman” by Eoin Colfer and “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough
Ep 009 What Am I NOT Good At?
Jan 28, 2019 • 10 min
Michael Crichton was a doctor who wrote bestsellers and directed movies while he was creating TV shows and traveling the world holy CRAP. Let’ talk about his three dinosaur books.
Ep 008 Another (1,000 page) Brick In The Wall
Jan 24, 2019 • 7 min
Read the “Mistborn” series by Brandon Sanderson. We’ll talk about other big fantasy books too.
Ep 007 Stay in your box
Jan 22, 2019 • 7 min
“Lexicon” by Max Barry, with a brief mention of another novel of his, “Jennifer Government.”
Ep 006 Car Trouble…in SPACE!
Jan 18, 2019 • 7 min
Did you see “Passengers”? Me neither. But here are two books like it. “Caretaker” by Josie Russell “Zero-G” by Dan Wells
Ep 005 Back For Seconds
Jan 16, 2019 • 8 min
Currently on my third read-through of two books that I didn’t like the first time! “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins, and “Son of the Black Sword” by Larry Correia.
Ep 004 Robot Roll Call
Jan 13, 2019 • 12 min
Are there any good robot books out there? I’m still looking. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ep 003 Blake x Ben
Jan 9, 2019 • 9 min
“The North Valley Grimoire” by Blake Northcott, and “Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal” by Ben Sasse.
Ep 002 The Read-Option
Jan 7, 2019 • 9 min
The NFL playoffs just started, so here are some football books!
Ep 001 The Movie Was Better
Jan 2, 2019 • 9 min
Usually when a book is adapted for the screen, the print version is still better. Here are some exceptions.
Introducing the Brother Trucker Book Club!
Dec 31, 2018 • 1 min
What I’m all about and what you can expect from this podcast.