Episode 244: Books to Cheer You Up
This week, Josh and Dietrich look at the books that perk them up when they're having a bad day. Josh talks about the satisfying mayhem of Joe Lansdale, Dietrich discusses the pure joy pouring from every page of Terry Pratchett's novels, and they both agree that Calvin and Hobbes should be part of everyone's collection for pure mental health support. They look at what makes a book work for them as comfort food, and how that can range from humor to horror, and still manage to generate a smile. In addition, Dietrich raves about a book that combines George Romero with a presidential campaign, Josh finally reads one of the icons of modern fantasy, and they look at a book fusing time travel and horror. Finally, they wrap up with an excellent movie, a somewhat disappointing movie, and the only podcast they'd recommend over theirs. You can send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.