The pals discuss their most memorable reading experiences of the year 2021.

It's part 2 of our Swim in a Pond in the Rain podcast, recorded before part 1. Mostly Nico wanted to share some grievances. 

January 6, 2022

Snack Babies #6

It's a long over due snack update. Dave converts to Takis, Nico feeds his dog a Swiss futbol, Brick eats ghost pepper chips but doesn't "live squirt" which disappoints Aaron.

Talking about books again! The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco; The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood; Termination Shock, by Neal Stephenson; The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig; Call Us What We Carry, by Amanda Gorman; Ultramega, by James Harren; A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games, by Kurt Kulata; Milwaukee Noir; Milwaukee Anthology; Journey to the End of the Night, by Louis-Ferdinand Celine; The Human Target, by Tom King; Superman and the Authority, by Grant Morrison.

The pals threaten a holiday classic with a blast into the sea.

The Yaks dive into George Saunders' course in a book: A Swim in a Pond in the Rain.

The Yaks flirt with the metaverse. 

The pals talk about the the effectiveness of opening shot stories with dialogue, as well as other techniques.

November 25, 2021

170- Writing Pet Peeves

The pals share things in books--and tv--that get their goat.
November 18, 2021

169- Bad Art Friend

The pals discuss the New York Times article, "Who is the bad Art Friend?" by Robert Kolker.

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