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Elton Reads A Book A Week

Elton Reads A Book A Week

By Elton Edgar

A random book, a different subject, Elton wades into each one sharing the best of what he discovers, and uncovers in each volume. Ludicrously sardonic, dark, funny, and with topics ranging from UFOs, to time travel,...to the science behind "evil", there's never a dull moment.

It's time to enter this endless library, and see where it takes you...
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Lightning by Dean Koontz (Part Two)

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"WHERE ARE THE JEWELS?!?" Hitler's Holy Relics by Sidney Kirkpatrick (Pt.2)
"WHERE ARE THE JEWELS?!?" Hitler's Holy Relics by Sidney Kirkpatrick (Pt.2)
Join Elton in the exciting conclusion to Hitler's Holy Relics in which we find our hero, Walter Horn and his silent, but deadly sidekick Eugene "Stone Blood, Death Comes For Us All" Dollar, as they hunt down the perpetrators of Crown Jewel thievery! Intense interrogation action, while busting Nazis high and low--ALL while screaming, "WHERE ARE THE JEWELS!?" Will there be deceit? Yes.  Will there be Nazis? Yes.  Will they get killed? Yes--well, a lot of them will, but not all of them. Will there be inappropriate tangents? Um...yeah, probably, sorry about that. Will all quotes attributed to Winston Churchill be accurate? Yes, to the best of my knowledge and imagination. Will there be another deletion of this episode description and another rewrite? F%ck I hope not. Listen to it all now in this part two episode! Listen, share, rate and review! Thank you, thank you. GET THE BOOK HERE! https://amzn.to/3SwKY34 BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR HERE: https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week [[[PATREON CONTRIBUTORS UNLOCK EXTENDED VERSIONS OF THE LATEST EPISODES]]] FOLLOW THE POD ON SOCIAL MEDIA! https://linktr.ee/EltonReadsABookAWeek EMAIL: eltonreadsabookaweek@gmail.com The following music was used for this media project: Music: George Street Shuffle by Kevin MacLeod Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3800-george-street-shuffle License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://incompetech.com The following music was used for this media project: Music: Crinoline Dreams by Kevin MacLeod Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3560-crinoline-dreams License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://incompetech.com The following music was used for this media project: Music: Long Stroll by Kevin MacLeod Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3997-long-stroll License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://incompetech.com The following music was used for this media project: Music: Chilled by Sascha Ende Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/117-chilled License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.sascha-ende.de The following music was used for this media project: Music: Countdown by Alexander Nakarada Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4865-countdown License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/ APOLOGIES SECTION: Elton would like to apologize to the following persons, places, and things: Germany (all of it), the German people (all of them), the German language, The Bee Gees, Winston Churchill, fertilizer factory workers who aren't Nazis, chicken farmers who aren't Nazis, Jenna Fischer, victims of bombing raids, and overused bits. A very special thanks to Jenna Fischer and Diedrich Bader.
01:14:39
October 25, 2022
"Does Churchill write shitty quotes?" Hitler's Holy Relics by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick
"Does Churchill write shitty quotes?" Hitler's Holy Relics by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick
A secret bunker, a cultural treasure, and a special sharp stick that poked Jesus that could help you rule the world?!! Who else but Hitler would be responsible for that odd grouping of nonsense? Who else would be stupid enough to lose it? Join Elton as he recounts the tale of Walter Horn and his hunt for a priceless national treasure stolen by Hitler, but post World War II, became lost to the world.   Lt. Walter Horn, an Army interrogator during WWWII discovers the location of the Crown Jewels of Austria while questioning a German soldier. Little did he know it would send him on a race against time to find the treasure. Hoping to get it before they're melted down or became the subject of a worldwide tug of war between war worn countries looking for payback...or both, he's given only 21 days to find it.  Will he? Listen to find out.  Thank you for listening.  GET THE BOOK HERE: https://amzn.to/3SwKY34 BE SURE TO GIVE THIS PODCAST A FIVE STAR RATING AND REVIEW ON YOUR PODCAST PLAYER OF CHOICE. Ohhhhh...and share it! It helps so much. Again, thank you, thank you, and thank you! CONTRIBUTE: https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week EMAIL: eltonreadsabookaweek@gmail.com SOCIALS:  https://linktr.ee/EltonReadsABookAWeek  The following music was used for this media project: Music: George Street Shuffle by Kevin MacLeod Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3800-george-street-shuffle License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://incompetech.com The following music was used for this media project: Music: Crinoline Dreams by Kevin MacLeod Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3560-crinoline-dreams License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://incompetech.com The following music was used for this media project: Music: Long Stroll by Kevin MacLeod Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3997-long-stroll License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://incompetech.com The following music was used for this media project: Music: Chilled by Sascha Ende Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/117-chilled License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.sascha-ende.de The following music was used for this media project: Music: Countdown by Alexander Nakarada Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4865-countdown License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Artist website: https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/ Elton would like to offer apologies to the following people, places, and things: Jenna Fischer, Frankfurt, Vienna, Private Dollar, Martin Behaim, bell ringers, interrogators, every name I mispronounced, Winston Churchill. Special thanks to Diedrich Bader.
59:40
September 29, 2022
"GREASY BALLS!" ~ Perfect by James Buckley Jr.
"GREASY BALLS!" ~ Perfect by James Buckley Jr.
Enter the realm of what it is to be perfect or close to it anyway. Join Elton as he explores one of the only ways a person can attain perfection. It's not as easy as you think.  APOLOGIES SECTION: Elton would like to apologize to the following people, places, and things: Major League Baseball, James Buckley Jr., Medical professionals from the 1800s, Ty Cobb, New Yorkers and their infants, statisticians, baseball fans with a penchant for politeness but, an inability to recognize personal space, Sandy Koufax. An additional apology for anyone that was left out. GET THE BOOK HERE: https://amzn.to/3VYFVLz CONTRIBUTE: [[PATREON CONTRIBUTORS GET ACCESS TO AN EXTENDED EDITION OF THIS EPISODE]] https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week SOCIALS: https://linktr.ee/EltonReadsABookAWeek ((A special thanks to Diedrich Bader and Jenna Fischer.)) MUSIC (Thank you, Kevin Macleod.) Elevator Music by Tim Kulig Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8872-elevator-music License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Jazzy Comping 2 by Agnese Valmaggia Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8550-jazzy-comping-2 License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license A Night In The Suburbs by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8209-a-night-in-the-suburbs License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Cocktails And Lobsters by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4791-cocktails-and-lobsters License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Space Jazz by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8328-space-jazz License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
01:06:42
April 25, 2022
"Let's Kill Alexander The Great!" ~ What If? by Robert Cowley
"Let's Kill Alexander The Great!" ~ What If? by Robert Cowley
"What If?" by Robert Cowley is one of the greatest books you've never heard of. It's not fiction or science fiction but, could probably inspire both. A collection of essays written by historians that were asked "What if the outcome of one historical military event changed? What would happen?"  What if everything you've ever known could be undone with one change? Imagine how unpredictable reality is. Well, in this episode, we're going to find out. Plus, depending on what you believe in, it's either a lot better or Hell on Earth. Let's find out! Their answers might give you nightmares or maybe angry that they didn't happen. Join Elton as he talks about the dumb luck that made the world you know possible. Rate, review, and/or share the pod! Thank you, thank you! GET THE BOOK HERE: https://amzn.to/3eZo5Yr CONTRIBUTE:  https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week SOCIAL MEDIA: https://linktr.ee/EltonReadsABookAWeek [[APOLOGIES SECTION: "Sorry, Middle East, book sellers, Amazon, historians, and Catholics."]] A special thanks to: Diedrich Bader and Jenna Fischer MUSIC USED: No Good Layabout by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4140-no-good-layabout License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Apero Hour by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3375-apero-hour License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Opportunity Walks by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4173-opportunity-walks License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
01:20:42
March 11, 2022
The Road Ahead by Bill Gates
The Road Ahead by Bill Gates
In this episode-- Bill Gates, King of Microsoft, and one of the most odd, controversial, and insanely wealthy people on Earth. A planet could probably buy, lets be honest. Did you know he wrote a book of predictions about the internet BEFORE it existed (well, the one we know today, anyway)? Being one of a small group of insiders who helped shape the way the internet was, and is, used by the world, it's crazy to think of how much he got wrong (and he did). And how much he actually got right (a lot).  Join Elton as he dives into the life of not one, but THREE things at once in this "Look where we ended up, Bill, you son of a b!tch!" episode of Elton Reads A Book A Week.  [[APOLOGIES SECTION: Sorry, Paul Allen, key-tar players and fans, the classmates of Bill Gates, the good people of UCLA and Stanford, and of course, Bill Gates.]] GET THE BOOK HERE! https://amzn.to/3N09TLf CONTRIBUTE: https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week EMAIL: eltonreadsabookaweek@gmail.com LINKS: https://linktr.ee/EltonReadsABookAWeek MUSIC: No Good Layabout by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4140-no-good-layabout License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Intractable by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3920-intractable License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Apero Hour by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3375-apero-hour License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Opportunity Walks by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4173-opportunity-walks License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Chase by Brian Holtz Music Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7617-chase License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license [[[THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!]]] Thank you, Diedrich Bader ...and Jenna Fischer (please don't sue me).
01:37:22
February 03, 2022
Driving Blind by Ray Bradbury
Driving Blind by Ray Bradbury
What happens when a man with a hood over his head drives a car into a small town? A mountain of dead people and a prison sentence, right? WRONG! Find out why common sense never made the final edit. Along the way, are witch trials, blue boars, electrified swords, carnies, movie stars, oh, and hand jobs from relatives.  There's that too. Join Elton on a journey through the life of Ray Bradbury and one of his books. A literary legend, Ray Bradbury influenced the world of science fiction writing and beyond, far beyond. LISTEN, SUBSCRIBE, REVIEW, & SHARE! Thank you, you're amazing. [Thanks, Diedrich Bader.] GET THE BOOK HERE! https://amzn.to/3f5lmg8 CONTRIBUTE HERE:  https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek  https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week FOLLOW HERE: https://linktr.ee/EltonReadsABookAWeek Stay The Course by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5048-stay-the-course License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license No Good Layabout by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4140-no-good-layabout License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Apero Hour by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3375-apero-hour License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Opportunity Walks by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4173-opportunity-walks License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
01:16:41
December 15, 2021
Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury by Matt Richards & Mark Langthorne (Pt. 2)
Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury by Matt Richards & Mark Langthorne (Pt. 2)
Freddie Mercury led a life so big he couldn't fit into one episode (and it STILL not enough)! In this second half: cocaine dwarves, smoking vaginas, The Sex Pistols, Bohemian Rhapsody, David Bowie, possibly the Queen of England, and more. Join Elton's continued ride through "Somebody to Love: The Life, Death, and Legacy of Freddie Mercury", a book that's long on information and short on needless filler. Sit back, relax, drive, or work (like Elton does) and listen to discover more about a man that grabbed life by the balls and...well, (ahem) enjoyed it in far more ways than one. From Queen's big break to Bohemian Rhapsody, to well lots of stuff, you'll have to listen and find out! So, do that. Oh, and f*cking f*ck you, AIDS. Thank you for listening. (And a special thanks to Diedrich Bader) GET THE BOOK HERE: https://amzn.to/3DCHacx Review, Follow, Like & Share! Follow the pod on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more! CONTRIBUTE HERE:  https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week Your Big Rock Concert by WinnieTheMoog Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6994-your-big-rock-concert License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Jack The Lumberer by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4808-jack-the-lumberer License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Melo Rock 10 by Sascha Ende® Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/383-melo-rock-10 License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Elegant Classical Piano Waltz by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7938-elegant-classical-piano-waltz License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Valse Gymnopedie by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7928-valse-gymnopedie License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Grand Dark Waltz Trio Vivace by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7924-grand-dark-waltz-trio-vivace License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Soft Interlude by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7766-soft-interlude License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Piano In Blues by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7495-piano-in-blues License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Comic Plodding by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3533-comic-plodding License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
01:20:04
September 27, 2021
Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury by Matt Richards & Mark Langthorne (Pt. 1)
Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury by Matt Richards & Mark Langthorne (Pt. 1)
Freddie Mercury considered one of the greatest frontmen of all was the living embodiment of excess. He lived his life moving at the speed of light, but the world, a disease, and fate would bring it to a tragic end. Join Elton as he tries to lighten the mood using one of rock & roll history's greatest and unfortunate son's lives.   From Freddie's birth to Queen's birth, part 1 of the wild life of Freddie Mercury, come for the insanity; stay for the tragedy! Plus, an uncomfortable amount of dick jokes. What more could you ask for? Less? Maybe less..that might be reasonable. Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this episode please consider leaving a five-star review on your favorite podcast provider. It really helps a lot. Oh, and follow it on social media, just search for: "Elton Reads A Book A Week" GET THE BOOK HERE! https://amzn.to/3DCHacx EMAIL: eltonreadsabookaweek@gmail.com CONTRIBUTE TO THE POD HERE:  https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek Elegant Classical Piano Waltz by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7938-elegant-classical-piano-waltz License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Valse Gymnopedie by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7928-valse-gymnopedie License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Grand Dark Waltz Trio Vivace by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7924-grand-dark-waltz-trio-vivace License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Soft Interlude by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7766-soft-interlude License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Piano In Blues by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7495-piano-in-blues License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Comic Plodding by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3533-comic-plodding License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
59:42
July 18, 2021
Mister Touch by Malcolm Bosse
Mister Touch by Malcolm Bosse
It's the end of the world as the 80s knew it and they feel...apocalyptic! Listen as Elton gets to know "Mister Touch" and his rough band of New Yorkers as they battle a pandemic. Plus, survival tips! GET THE BOOK HERE! https://amzn.to/3DsgYkr Contribute here: https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week and here: https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek Samba Isobel by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4316-samba-isobel License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Jazzy Comping 1 by Agnese Valmaggia Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7330-jazzy-comping-1 License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Jazz In The Soul by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6334-jazz-in-the-soul License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Chilled by Sascha Ende® Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/117-chilled License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
01:02:47
June 06, 2021
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
Steve Martin, The New York art world, Ice Cube, and 90s gangsta rap Pokemon; what do they have in common? This episode is what! "An Object of Beauty" may just be the single greatest book in the history of books that aren't listed as great books. Is that a confusing exaggeration? Yes, maybe, you tell me. In this episode, you'll get the low down on Steve Martin, his novel, and how Jesus felt about having a crucified figurine of himself submerged in urine, and so much more. Listen for the funny, stay for the accidental knowledge gain.  A special thanks to Diedrich Bader for making this episode possible.  GET THE BOOK HERE! https://amzn.to/3DCIBaV Contribute here: https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week AND HERE: https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek Follow the pod on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and more! Just search for "Elton Reads A Book A Week" and click the follow button. THANK YOU! Email: eltonreadsabookaweek@gmail.com On Hold For You by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6928-on-hold-for-you License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Sidewalk Shade - slower by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4353-sidewalk-shade---slower License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Jazzy Comping 1 by Agnese Valmaggia Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7330-jazzy-comping-1 License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
54:23
May 04, 2021
So, THAT Happened: A Memoir by Jon Cryer
So, THAT Happened: A Memoir by Jon Cryer
Using "So, THAT Happened: A Memoir by Jon Cryer", we'll get into Jon Cryer's life and various pseudo feuds with other celebrities in this surprisingly sexually euphemism-filled episode of Elton Reads A Book A Week. Join Elton as he explores the inner workings of Jon Cryer, the famous Hollywood actor extraordinaire. He leaves no page unturned in the pursuit of understanding Jon Cryer's one-sided celebrity battles with Robert Downey Jr., Matthew Broderick, and, of course, Charlie Sheen.   Plus, there's a hooker story. Everybody loves a good hooker story. Thank you so very much for listening. If you liked it, please leave a 5-star review with your podcast provider. It really helps a lot. Thanks again. GET THE BOOK HERE! https://amzn.to/3TqFsAh Here are the contribution links I talked about! With you onboard, everything goes quicker and better. Thanks, ahead of time. https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week FOLLOW THE POD ON SOCIAL MEDIA! Contact Elton here: eltonreadsabookaweek@gmail.com Credits: Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license George Street Shuffle by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3800-george-street-shuffle License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Airport Lounge by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3347-airport-lounge License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
01:00:00
April 06, 2021
American Sexual Behavior and the Kinsey Report by Morris L. Ernst and David Loth
American Sexual Behavior and the Kinsey Report by Morris L. Ernst and David Loth
Take a trip through the strange world of male sexuality with Elton as he tries to navigate why men defer to their genitals, sex cults for old people, and why men think they're the best sex-ed teachers. Plus, a wasp loving doctor makes it all possible? In this episode, Elton slips down the sexy, sweaty spine of "American Sexual Behavior and the Kinsey Report, a rundown of the most famous sex study man has ever performed on himself! Wander through the world of male sexuality and maybe answer a few questions you've had or didn't know you had or didn't know you wanted to know...you had. Plus,...masturbation talk! Who doesn't love a touchy-feely episode about self-touching and feeling?  Now, imagine it's funny instead of touchy-feely. EVEN BETTER! Enjoy. GET THE BOOK HERE! Kinsey Listen, review, share, thank you, thank you... GET THE BOOK HERE! https://amzn.to/3SwKY34 BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR HERE: https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week [[[PATREON CONTRIBUTORS UNLOCK EXTENDED VERSIONS OF THE LATEST EPISODES]]] FOLLOW THE POD ON SOCIAL MEDIA! https://linktr.ee/EltonReadsABookAWeek ALL THE WONDERFUL MUSIC IS BY KEVIN MACLEOD, visit him and his wonderful friends here: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/ https://www.tiktok.com/@eltonreadsabook https://www.twitch.tv/erabaw
01:21:12
January 22, 2021
The Cinema of Edward G. Robinson
The Cinema of Edward G. Robinson
An actor that was so great people were afraid he might inspire Al Capone to murder and turn Americans into communists; Edward G. Robinson. In this episode, we'll learn what it takes to make it as an actor in a world that screams "Hell no, ugly!", that some old movies have sketchy titles and the importance of Edward's "third leg". [And a "mummer" is an actor in a traditional masked mime, especially of a type associated with Christmas and popular in England in the 18th and early 19th centuries.] Don't forget that the movie playlist can be found on the Elton Reads A Book A Week Twitter page. GET THE BOOK HERE! Edward G. BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR HERE: https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week[[[PATREON CONTRIBUTORS UNLOCK EXTENDED VERSIONS OF THE LATEST EPISODES]]] FOLLOW THE POD ON SOCIAL MEDIA! https://linktr.ee/EltonReadsABookAWeek Cash app tag--->$EltonEdgar Thank you for listening. Be sure to give the podcast a five-star rating and review! ALL MUSIC BY KEVIN MACLEOD @ https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/
54:03
October 20, 2020
Lightning by Dean Koontz (Part Two)
Lightning by Dean Koontz (Part Two)
Elton finds out a little bit more about the how's and why's of his travels in time (hey, that rhymed...and that did too!) Plus, Dean Koontz's time travel rules are right (well, some of them).  Part 2 of the "Lightning" by Dean Koontz episode. After talking about the book Elton converses with the stranger that appeared before him in part one. As it happens, he knows a lot about somethings, some about other things, and confuses the hell out of everything else. Who the f*ck is he? He's the Count of Saint Germain, a fellow accidental time traveler. He's also a real historical figure. Seriously, look him up on Google. Apparently, he's immortal and is rumored to be older than your Mom's wooden dildo. OOHHHHHhhh, I went there! Ahhh...heh...yeah...but, seriously, if your Mom does in fact have a wooden dildo, you may want to talk to her about it. That's not very sanitary. She's begging for an infection. Oh, and I have my first call in from a sexy assed listener named Viking Power.  GET THE BOOK HERE! https://amzn.to/3zzrmov Here are the contribution links I talked about! With you onboard, everything goes quicker and better. Thanks, ahead of time. https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week FOLLOW THE POD ON SOCIAL MEDIA! AND/OR GIVE THE PODCAST A FIVE STAR RATING AND A REVIEW WHERE EVER YOU GET/GOT THE PODCAST FROM! It only takes a few seconds and every little bit helps. It really does.  THANK YOU!
31:20
October 05, 2020
Lightning by Dean Koontz (Part One)
Lightning by Dean Koontz (Part One)
What if your life was, literally, supposed to be different? What if you had a "guardian angel" that was real...and never aged? Dean Koontz can answer those questions and in this two-part episode, Elton gets into the life of Dean Koontz and his book "Lightning" to find those answers...and also find out why he's been jumping around in time himself. This is part one of, what turned out to be, a two-part episode. This thing just got away from me. I should have cut this down more, but...hell. Next time, I'll be more brutal. The second part for this should be out shortly (I'm editing it now).  GET THE BOOK HERE! https://amzn.to/3zzrmov Here are the contribution links I talked about! With you onboard, everything goes quicker and better. Thanks, ahead of time. https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week FOLLOW THE POD ON SOCIAL MEDIA! Oh, and Cash App if that's your thing: $EltonEdgar Don't have the cash flow? Not a problem. Please like, share, and review this podcast where ever you get your podcasting podcasted from. It helps out more than you can imagine. Thank you so very, very much. BreakintheClouds by Lilo Sound Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5994-breakintheclouds License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Faster Does It by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3741-faster-does-it License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Loopster by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Night In Venice by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5763-night-in-venice License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Opportunity Walks by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4173-opportunity-walks License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Study And Relax by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5764-study-and-relax License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
58:27
September 20, 2020
UFOs The Public Deceived by Philip J. Klass
UFOs The Public Deceived by Philip J. Klass
"UFOs The Public Deceived" by Philip J. Klass, a book hell-bent on ripping UFOlogists a new a**hole, takes apart UFO claims, but is that all?  Elton's journey into thrift books takes him into the rollercoaster world of debunking UFOs. Venture into the world of UFOlogists, the book, the aliens, the opportunists, and lies. Plus, there's an alien at the end of this boo--...podcast!  Thanks for listening. If you enjoy this episode, please leave a review for it via your podcast provider. It helps, so, so, so much. Thanks again. Bossa of Margie by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6167-bossa-of-margie-instrumental License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Airport Lounge by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3347-airport-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Cocktails And Lobsters by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4791-cocktails-and-lobsters License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ George Street Shuffle by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3800-george-street-shuffle License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
43:31
June 01, 2020
Successful Living by The A.I.C.F.
Successful Living by The A.I.C.F.
Time Traveling Elton (Titty) arrives in time to play substitute on the episode for "Successful Living", a book (that's not a book) produced by an accredited college funded by a radio televangelist apocalypse prophet,  to help improve lives...1970s style. It's best to not dwell on it...or you could get cancer while having a heart attack. If you enjoy this episode, please share, rate and/or review it wherever you get your podcasts! I'd be ever, ever so thankful. If you enjoy it so much you want to help it out, contact me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, just search for "Elton Reads A Book A Week" Finally, really, really enjoy it and want to do more, you can contribute here: patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek or anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week You're amazing! Thank you for listening! Seriously. Monkoto by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4072-monkoto License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Bossa Antigua by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3454-bossa-antigua License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Cocktails And Lobsters by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4791-cocktails-and-lobsters License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Kool Kats by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3956-kool-kats License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Apero Hour by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3375-apero-hour License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
53:58
April 12, 2020
Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Again!)
Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Again!)
Sorry, I didn't think the audio in the last version was good enough. I messed with it and hopefully, it's better. Sorry about that, folks. Elton talks about "Living History" by Hillary Rodham Clinton while trying to remain apolitical, gets help from the Angel of Death, and uses a future recording from space to get an episode.  Poor Ensign Swift. Rate & Review this podcast wherever you get your podcasts from. Sharing it with a friend is great too, thanks. If you want to contribute to the podcast's production (which would be phenomenal) feel free to do so here (and we'll be bestest friends forever): https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek Email Elton here: eltonreadsabookaweek@gmail.com Twitter here: https://twitter.com/eltonreadsalot Insta--insta--Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/eltonreadsabookaweek/ Facebookin' here: https://www.facebook.com/EltonReadsTooMuch/ Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Covert Affair by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3558-covert-affair License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Supernatural by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4446-supernatural License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
48:06
March 20, 2020
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
What's wrong with marrying a time traveler? Elton breaks down Audrey Niffenegger's legendary debut while also confronting a time-traveling version of himself. Get ready for some 80s era stripper talk, literal self-loathing, and what may or may not be a "hoot" in this self-aware episode of Elton Reads A Book A Week. If you like "Elton Reads A Book A Week" be sure to tell a friend and/or review it wherever you get it from. It helps more than you know. Thanks.
47:59
February 27, 2020
The Tizard Mission by Stephen Phelps
The Tizard Mission by Stephen Phelps
Elton hits the bar to drown a depressing night when, while there he meets a mysterious man who wants to discuss a book he's recently read, all the while concealing his...true intentions. Music by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com/) Additional music by Unheard Music Concepts (www.unheardmusicconcepts.com) License: CC BY  (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
42:47
November 11, 2019
Who I Am by Pete Townshend
Who I Am by Pete Townshend
Abducted, tied to a chair to wake up in a dank warehouse in the middle of nowhere can be tough, especially when being interrogated via speaker about a Pete Townshend book you'd recently read. Pete Townshend is the legendary guitar player for the band 'The Who' of course, and the person tied to the chair...is Elton. Will he live? Will he die? Will he piss off a cantankerous comic book like super villain enough to be murdered all bloody like? (Was that not mentioned? No? Dammit, these descriptions are always so difficult. Seriously, does anyone read them? If you've read this far, chime in that you do in fact read this by Tweeting or Facebook commenting or Instagram [ing?], because I don't think anyone...DAMMIT I'm rambling. Back to it--) LISTEN AND FIND OUT RIGHT HERE ON "ELTON READS A BOOK A WEEK!" *cough--cough* That kinda hurt. Acknowledgment of where the power of music really lies: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Thunder Dreams" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Music from https://filmmusic.io "I Knew a Guy" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Music from https://filmmusic.io "Black Vortex" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Music from https://filmmusic.io "Satiate" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Music from https://filmmusic.io "Ghost Processional" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
36:54
October 18, 2019
The Science of Evil by Simon Baron-Cohen
The Science of Evil by Simon Baron-Cohen
 "The Science of Evil" by Simon Baron-Cohen, a psychology book about "lack of empathy" being interpreted as "evil" that was so good, it inspired a game show that tortures a contestant with farts, hornets, and much, much more. Oh, and it's spelled "Rikishi", so feel free to Google...and be...AMAZED. I'd also like to thank Nate Winters for the writing help.
36:06
April 15, 2019
ERABAW - Episode 009 - Christmas with Ed Sullivan by Ed Sullivan
ERABAW - Episode 009 - Christmas with Ed Sullivan by Ed Sullivan
 In this episode, Elton talks to kids, the Angel of Death, and Ed Sullivan himself to discover why Ed's Christmas book is so oddly morbid and death-ridden. So, you know, it's a family episode, but for adults; adults with death issues...and Christmas.
42:19
March 04, 2019
The Bill of Rights: Opposing Viewpoints
The Bill of Rights: Opposing Viewpoints
This episode is about The Founding Fathers, a time traveling jack-in-the-box invented by Benjamin Franklin, and a bong. Yep. No joke.
36:21
December 28, 2018
The Reader's Digest Legal Question & Answer Book
The Reader's Digest Legal Question & Answer Book
Elton uses his depreciated cunning, lack of wit, and The Reader's Digest Legal Question & Answer Book to construct a sound legal defense, in hopes of fending off imprisonment...for a crime he may--or may not have commited. "Hard Boiled" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Lobby Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
22:03
August 01, 2018
Judy Garland by Anne Edwards
Judy Garland by Anne Edwards
ERABAW - Episode 006 - Judy Garland by Anne Edwards A painfully good book about the life, consumption, and death of Judy Garland I found on a shelf in a Goodwill store. The perfect read for traffic jams, Coors Light commercial shoots, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. https://www.facebook.com/EltonReadsTooMuch/ https://twitter.com/Eltonreadsalot https://www.instagram.com/eltonreadsabookaweek/ https://soundcloud.com/eltonreadsabookaweek https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek
31:20
May 19, 2018
ERABAW - Episode 005 - Tower of Basel by Adam Lebor
ERABAW - Episode 005 - Tower of Basel by Adam Lebor
ERABAW - Episode 005 - Tower of Basel by Adam Lebor A crazy book about an actual secret bank that...may just rule the world. https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek https://www.facebook.com/EltonReadsTooMuch/ https://www.instagram.com/eltonreadsabookaweek/ https://twitter.com/eltonreadsalot
24:39
April 30, 2018
ERABAW - Episode 004 - Medical Neuroscience by Saunders
ERABAW - Episode 004 - Medical Neuroscience by Saunders
The wonderful world of the brain partially reveals itself in this disturbingly funny take on a medical textbook. Yeah. A muthaf#ckin' medical textbook. Listen, enjoy, and repeat the phrase, "Better this chump, than me." He'll take it. He's easy like that.
22:02
April 22, 2018
ERABAW - Episode 003 - The Spy by James Fenimore Cooper
ERABAW - Episode 003 - The Spy by James Fenimore Cooper
ERABAW - Episode 3 - The Spy by James Fenimore Cooper Oh, the fun filled world of Revolutionary War spies. Can it be more wicked? Maybe, if the women would just...stop...crying. Listen to the latest episode of Elton Reads A Book A Week...The Spy. Contribute here: https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek Follow the podcast here: https://www.facebook.com/EltonReadsTooMuch/ Tweet? Here's the podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eltonreadsalot Instagram? The podcast has one, follow it here: https://www.instagram.com/eltonreadsabookaweek/
18:01
April 15, 2018
ERABAW - Episode 002 - The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman
ERABAW - Episode 002 - The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman
This week's episode enters the wonderful world of flatness with 3 time Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas Friedman. It's connected with connections all over connected...dom. You'll like it. Friends of the podcast contribute and support the love here: https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek Messages for the podcast write their love here: https://www.facebook.com/EltonReadsTooMuch/ Strangers can hear the love here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/elton-reads-a-book-a-week/id1366761102
22:36
April 06, 2018