Episode 240: How We've Grown As Readers
This week, Josh and Dietrich take a long look at how they've changed as readers, going all the way back to the first books that sparked their love of the written word. They look at Hardy Boys, Piers Anthony, and other books from their childhood, and how those starting points informed which books they explored next. Josh talks about sitting in his school library and picking up his first Stephen King, while Dietrich discusses challenging himself during long patrols in the Navy with books recommended by his future co-host. Finally, they look at how their views of various books have changed, from realizing old favorites aren't quite as good as they hoped, to seeing books first read decades ago in a new light. In addition, Dietrich raves about a retelling of The Iliad, Josh falls in love with a nearly century-old noir novel, and they talk about a Russian science fiction novel. Finally, they wrap up with two films, an old favorite of a television show, and the absolute joy that is The Good Place. You can send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.