Episode 243: How To Read Gooder
This week, Josh and Dietrich discuss how to become a more critical and analytical reader in the way you consume books of every type and genre. Josh comes at this challenge from the perspective of a teacher who's made a career out of trying to get students to see the depth and symbolism buried in the classics, and talks about letting go of seeing a book as precious or perfect. Dietrich discusses how the process of recording this podcast has changed the way he sees books, from forcing him outside of his comfort zone to speaking about why he loves what he does. They talk about reviews (both reading and writing), discussing books with other people, and finding analytical voices that speak to the things that you're passionate about. In addition, Dietrich revisits a riveting nonfiction book about a terrible storm, Josh raves about the first book from the author of Reincarnation Blues, and Dietrich tries to figure out how to discuss a book about sex on their PG podcast. Finally, they wrap up with two Oscar nominated films, a wonderful adaptation of one of the most unique children's series of all time, and a board game that's right up their listener's alley. You can send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.