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413 – WMTBG (The Liar, by Tobias Wolff)

This first episode of What Makes This Book Great (WMTBG) features "The Liar," one of my favorite short stories, by Tobias Wolff. Music: "Home Again,"…
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412 – ROMA 36 (Covid 1)

An unhinged opening rant from the good people at Profit-Driven Pharmaceuticals, followed by a mention of this very funny animation of Joe Rogan and I…
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411 – Eli Marienthal (Back to Earth)

Eli and his buddy, Jesse, run Back to Earth, an organization created to take groups of boys and young men into the wilderness for ten…

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