Brother Trucker Book Club

Ep 052 Comic Relief

An episode of Brother Trucker Book Club

By DreadPennies
A blue-collar grunt shares what he's been reading while out on the road, everything from fiction and non, young and old, mainstream and indie.
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Ep 054 I'm On A Boat
"The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown, and "Unbroken" by Lauren Hillenbrand
11:47
July 17, 2019
Ep 053 Get In The Boat, Ya Blaggards!!!
"Bloody Jack" by LA Meyer and "Powder Monkey" by Paul Dowswell
11:53
July 15, 2019
Tales From The Road: Bob the Inept Drill Operator
Don't be like Bob.
13:37
July 12, 2019
Ep 052 Comic Relief
"Atomic Robo" by Brian Clevinger and "Skullkickers" by Jim Zubkavich
13:11
July 10, 2019
Ep 051 Different Ways To Die
"The End of Night" by Paul Bogard and "Extreme Makeover" by Dan Wells
11:48
July 8, 2019
Tales From the Road: The One That Got Away
In trucking, everything is your fault. But in blasting, that can be...massaged a little.
13:29
July 5, 2019
Ep 50 Ungrateful Colonials
"1776" by David McCullough and "George Washington's Secret Six" by Brian Kilmeade
09:21
July 4, 2019
Ep 049 Giant Robots FROM SPACE!!!
"Sleeping Giants," by Sylvain Neuvel
08:57
July 2, 2019
End of June Report
What I read in the month of June 2019
09:43
July 1, 2019
Ep 048 What's In Your Head
"Calvin" by Martine Leavitt and "The Hollow City" by Dan Wells
13:39
June 26, 2019
Ep 047 Good Grief
"Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography" by David Michaelis.
13:01
June 24, 2019
Tales From the Road: Here Comes the Boom
Let's talk about blast crew.
12:52
June 24, 2019
Summer Reading List (I'm Back)
A long list of good reads to fill the dog days of summer.
07:58
June 19, 2019
Short-Term Announcement
I'm taking a brief hiatus from the podcast to focus on the needs of a family member. I appreciate your understanding. Thank you, fellow brethren of the truck.
01:32
June 10, 2019
Tales From the Road: Asleep at the Wheel
Being tired just comes with the job. There are ways to manage it and things you should definitely avoid.
16:24
June 7, 2019
Ep 046 D-Day Revisited
"The United States of Japan" by Peter Tieryas, and "The Only Thing to Fear" by Caroline Tung Richmond
10:41
June 5, 2019
Ep 045 You're the Mann Now Dawg
"1491," "1493," and "The Wizard and the Prophet" by Charles C. Mann
14:17
June 3, 2019
End of May report
I read 19 books this month. Yikes. But a lot of them were good!
18:02
June 1, 2019
Tales From the Road: Ballarat
You've never heard of this town until now. I guarantee it.
23:19
May 31, 2019
Ep 044 One Thing Led To Another
"The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss and "Empire of Silence" by Christopher Ruocchio
16:19
May 28, 2019
Ep 043 Memorial Day Special
"Flags of our Fathers" by James Bradley
14:02
May 27, 2019
Tales From The Road: Safety Time!
The least desired and yet most necessary position in the company is the safety dude. And it sucks.
12:31
May 24, 2019
Ep 042 Past Russia, Future Ireland
"Tetris" by Box Brown, and "The Supernaturalist" by Eoin Colfer
09:59
May 22, 2019
Ep 041 A Bone to Pick
"The Last Lost World" by Stephen & Lydia Pyne, and "American Monster" by Paul Semonin.
12:30
May 20, 2019
Tales From The Road: Tonight, We Invade Canada!
My carrier paid me extra to go into Canada, so I went as often as possible.
14:53
May 17, 2019
Ep 040 With and Without Magic
"Undaunted Courage" by Stephen Ambrose, and "Uncharted" by Kevin J. Anderson & Sarah Hoyt.
10:33
May 15, 2019
Ep 039 A World Without Death
"Scythe" and "Thunderhead" by Neal Shusterman.
11:53
May 13, 2019
Tales From the Road: Stuck in the Dirt
Hauling potatoes, gypsum, and hay for fun and profit. Lol really just profit. Lol really just for hauling oh man I am so sad.
11:51
May 10, 2019
Ep 038 I'm Super Thanks For Asking
"Arsenal" by Jeffrey Haskell and "Ex-Heroes" by Peter Clines
09:22
May 8, 2019
Ep 037 Innies and Outies
"How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie, and "Quiet" by Susan Cain. Extroverts v introverts.
10:33
May 6, 2019
Tales From the Road: Flying Solo
I was out from under my trainer's thumb and flying free on the American highways!
10:47
May 3, 2019
Ep 036 This But With That
"His Majesty' Dragon" (Temeraire) by Naomi Novik, and "Hard Magic" (Grimnoir) by Larry Correia.
13:37
May 1, 2019
End of April Report
Nine more books in the...books.
02:30
April 30, 2019
Ep 035 Battle Born
"Area 51" by Annie Jacobsen and "Dry" by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman
13:59
April 29, 2019
Ep 034 Completely Unrelated
"The Likeness" by Tana French, and "Truman" by David McCullough
12:57
April 24, 2019
Ep 033 Ladies' Night
"Lemon Tart" by Josi Kilpack and "Call the Midwife" by Jennifer Worth
14:14
April 22, 2019
Tales From the Road: Training Day
My four-week training run in 2013 was a grueling sprint across 28 states. Here's how it worked.
12:02
April 19, 2019
Ep 032 Bring Me That Horizon
"On Stranger Tides" by Tim Powers, and "Pirate Latitudes" by Michael Crichton.
10:28
April 17, 2019
Ep 031 ¡Extravaganza Española!
Get inundated with Spain books! "History of Spain: Land on a Crossroads" by Joyce E. Salisbury; "The Food of Spain" by Claudia Roden; "El Cid," by Anonymous; "The Adventures of Captain Alatriste," by Arturo Perez y Reverte.
31:16
April 15, 2019
Tales from the Road: Class is in Session
What trucking school entailed, what I learned, and how it ended.
15:48
April 12, 2019
Ep 030 Weaponized Storytelling
"The Paradise War" by Stephen R. Lawhead and "Icefall" by Matthew J. Kirby
12:23
April 10, 2019
Ep 029 Hunting Season
"Monster Hunter International" by Larry Correia, and "The Cardturner" by Louis Sachar
16:16
April 8, 2019
Tales from the Road: Have A Backup Plan
The way that I ended up becoming a trucker was not perhaps the most glamorous. But I'm glad I did it.
12:31
April 5, 2019
Ep 028 Space Vikings in Space
"Dream of the Iron Dragon" by Rob Kroese, and "Skyward" by Brandon Sanderson.
11:56
April 3, 2019
Ep 027 Cruisin' Canada
Let's have us some airship adventures with "Airborn", "Skybreaker", and "Starclimber" by Kenneth Oppel.
24:19
April 1, 2019
End of March Report
Frigging FOURTEEN books this month
10:57
March 31, 2019
Ep 026 Old Wars, New Tricks
"Boneshaker" by Cherie Priest, and "Leviathan" by Scott Westerfeld.
15:04
March 28, 2019
Bonus Episode: Press Forward Saints
You can read my short story, "The Lost City of Jarom," in Mormon Steampunk Vol.3, link below! Press Forward Saints (A Mormon Steampunk Anthology Book 3) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NSJMQBV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_tz6MCbSZ8367J
01:14
March 27, 2019
Ep 025 Take a Hike
The Appalachian Trail is 2100 miles of wild and beautiful wilderness. "A Walk In The Woods" by Bill Bryson, and "North" by Scott and Jenny Jurek, will show two different approaches to hiking the whole thing.
15:01
March 25, 2019
Ep 024 Aim Higher
"The Permission Society" by Timothy Sandefur and "The Buntline Special" by Mike Resnick.
13:33
March 21, 2019
Ep 023 Get Punked
"Sakura: Intellectual Property" is a cyberpunk novel about a rockstar android that gets hacked and turned into a killer assassin in a futuristic Japan, written by Zachary Hill, Patrick Tracy, and Paul Genesse. Then open your pores in the steam room with steampunk sensation "Mortal Engines" by Philip Reeve. There was a movie about it recently. Dig in!
17:26
March 18, 2019
Ep 022 A Wizard Named Harry
Urban Fantasy is a lot of fun as a genre, and "The Dresden Files" is a great entry point.
12:08
March 14, 2019
Ep 021 At Least We Didn't Kill Anyone
The "Unwind" series by Neal Shusterman is a masterful mix of sci-fi, horror, and current events.
11:45
March 11, 2019
Ep 020 Sartre Was Right
"My Side of the Mountain" by Jean Craighead George, and "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen. Sometimes getting lost in the woods seems like the right idea.
11:25
March 7, 2019
Ep 019 The Solar Neighborhood
"Hard Luck Hank: Screw The Galaxy" by Steven Campbell, and "We Are Legion, We Are Bob" by Dennis E. Taylor.
11:35
March 4, 2019
End of February Report
Quick rundown of my February reads, and a bit of griping about how Cliffjumper always dies.
10:56
February 28, 2019
Ep 018 Stick 'Em Up
Murder mysteries! "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith, and "In The Woods" by Tana French.
10:45
February 27, 2019
Ep 017 That Wasn't In The Musical!
Big brick classics like "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo make great musicals. Also "Hamilton" by Ron Chernow.
14:43
February 25, 2019
Ep 016 The Great American Novelist
"Education of a Wandering Man" and "Last of the Breed" by Louis L'Amour.
14:10
February 21, 2019
Ep 015 Soul Power
"Wired for War," a nonfiction by P.W. Singer, paired up with "Defy the Stars," YA sci-fi by Claudia Gray.
07:11
February 18, 2019
Ep 014 Love is in The Air
Valentine's Day is here, time for some saintly martyrdom! Wait, no, I meant romance novels. My hot wife joins us again to discuss Renee Collins, Janette Rallison, and Roseanna M. White.
17:56
February 14, 2019
Ep 013 Go West, Young Man
Special guest host: my wife, Schaara! She joins me for a lively discussion about romance novels by Kasie West and Sarah M. Eden.
15:38
February 11, 2019
Ep 012 All That Glitters
Old and busted: dealing meth. New hotness: dealing makeup. "Glitter" and "Shatter" by Aprilynne Pike.
10:06
February 7, 2019
Ep 011 Out Into The Black
Breaker 1-9, got another dispatch out to space, over. "Tabloid Reporter to the Stars" by Eric James Stone, and "Leviathan Wakes" by James S.A. Corey.
11:02
February 4, 2019
End of January report
Just some numbers for y'all.
03:09
February 1, 2019
Ep 010 The Flight Stuff
"Airman" by Eoin Colfer and "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough
13:05
January 31, 2019
Ep 009 What Am I NOT Good At?
Michael Crichton was a doctor who wrote bestsellers and directed movies while he was creating TV shows and traveling the world holy CRAP. Let' talk about his three dinosaur books.
10:05
January 28, 2019
Ep 008 Another (1,000 page) Brick In The Wall
Read the "Mistborn" series by Brandon Sanderson. We'll talk about other big fantasy books too.
07:24
January 24, 2019
Ep 007 Stay in your box
"Lexicon" by Max Barry, with a brief mention of another novel of his, "Jennifer Government."
07:52
January 22, 2019
Ep 006 Car Trouble...in SPACE!
Did you see "Passengers"? Me neither. But here are two books like it. "Caretaker" by Josie Russell "Zero-G" by Dan Wells
07:40
January 18, 2019
Ep 005 Back For Seconds
Currently on my third read-through of two books that I didn't like the first time! "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins, and "Son of the Black Sword" by Larry Correia.
08:29
January 17, 2019
Ep 004 Robot Roll Call
Are there any good robot books out there? I'm still looking.
10:58
January 14, 2019
Ep 003 Blake x Ben
"The North Valley Grimoire" by Blake Northcott, and "Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal" by Ben Sasse.
09:34
January 9, 2019
Ep 002 The Read-Option
The NFL playoffs just started, so here are some football books!
09:30
January 7, 2019
Ep 001 The Movie Was Better
Usually when a book is adapted for the screen, the print version is still better. Here are some exceptions.
09:10
January 2, 2019
Introducing the Brother Trucker Book Club!
What I'm all about and what you can expect from this podcast.
01:14
December 31, 2018
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