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Sinopse

Join Aaron Armstrong, Dave Schroeder and Barnabas Piper talk about the books they love (and a few they really dont) to help you be a better reader.

Episódios

  • Hope, Happiness,  Lunch Shovels

    Hope, Happiness, & Lunch Shovels

    26/05/2020 Duração: 01h05min

    So, many weeks ago, back in the long forgotten times when people socialized together and we recorded our podcast in-person, and before Scarlet teamed up with us to class up this show and keep it firmly in the mostly-family-friendly radio space, there was another co-host. But his life got too busy with a new job, his other show, and a book deadline, so he had to say goodbye to his regular gig here. It took us—especially Dave—some time, but we healed. So, today, Barnabas joins us on the show to catch up! Listen in as we discuss: What we should really call endorsement requests If Scarlet is becoming a weird pet person Writing in normal times vs in the time of social distancing Why Dave should read an advance copy of Barnabas' new book What Scarlet might like about westerns (even if she probably won't read them) The category of books Barnabas wants to sucker punch A few of the books we mentioned this week Hoping for Happiness by Barnabas Piper Another Man's Moccasins by Craig Johnson Doc Savage:

  • American History Pop Quiz, Hot Shot!

    American History Pop Quiz, Hot Shot!

    19/05/2020 Duração: 49min

    As you all know, Dave loves history (almost as much as he loves cats). And because I am a Canadian, he and Scarlet both wanted to help me learn more about American history, in the hopes that I can someday pass a citizenship test. So, we thought, why not have Thomas Kidd join us to help with both? Listen in as we discuss: Is there really more that can be said about some of these well-known historical figures? Why we need to be careful to not read back in our views and context into the past Why he is (and we all should be) fascinated by the biblicism of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin Great modern history writers A book Scarlet is endorsing And, of course, whether Dr. Kidd enjoys the West Wing Thomas S. Kidd teaches history at Baylor University, and is Associate Director of Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion. Dr. Kidd writes at the Evangelical History blog at The Gospel Coalition. He also regularly contributes for outlets such as WORLD Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Wall Stree

  • The YA Grab Bag of Surprise!

    The YA Grab Bag of Surprise!

    12/05/2020 Duração: 53min

    Recently I discovered that McKay's, our favorite second-hand bookstore, has been offering themed grab bags of books to help people stay on top of their reading during this season. So, of course, I bought one—and it was 100% YA fiction. But what kind of YA fiction was it? You'll find out as Scarlet, Dave and I discuss: When we can record in person again Which books from our bag seem like they're worth reading If our McKay's bag accurately reflects Nicholas Cage's career choices Dave prepping for the apocalypse The hot mess of Aaron's (abandoned) quaranbeard Our reflections on talking about Canada for 30 minutes last week How James Patterson could possibly write as much as he does (completely out of jealousy) A few of the books we mentioned this week Death Without Company by Craig Johnson Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron One Second After by William R. Forstchen All Star Superman by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely Me and Earl and the Dy

  • Concentric Circles of Canadian Hatred

    Concentric Circles of Canadian Hatred

    04/05/2020 Duração: 49min

    Two countries unite on today's episode of the show as Drew Dyck joins us for a chat about being Canadians in Americaland, Canadian geography, and life on the interwebs. For those not in the know, Drew Dyck is an acquisitions editor at Moody Publishers, an author, and a fellow Canadian. Listen in as we discuss: What Drew loves best about the online world right now What's the worst thing online right now Fun Canadian city names Why everyone hates Toronto If Canada would be a good place to be in a post-apocalyptic wasteland The right name for an anchor baby Tom Holland vs Tom Holland A few of the books we mentioned this week Your Future Self Will Thank You by Drew Dyck Dominion by Tom Holland The Decadent Society by Ross Douthat Sharing and supporting the show Leave a five-star rating and review of the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to the show. Give us a follow on Twitter and Instagram at @MalContentsPod Be sure to use the Amazon affiliate links above to help us pay for the

  • Reading in the Time of Quarantine, Losing Literacy,  Favorite Reading Spots

    Reading in the Time of Quarantine, Losing Literacy, & Favorite Reading Spots

    27/04/2020 Duração: 59min

    As we continue to trudge through this season of social distancing and everyone sheltering at home, we're all finding it to be a struggle to do some of our favorite things. Y'know, like reading. So today, Karen Swallow Prior—one of our favorite guests from 2019—makes a return visit to the show to talk about reading habits, binge-watching, and generally class up the program. Listen in as we discuss: Which female literary characters men should make a point of studying Why it's hard to read in high-stress situations How we can overcome losing the art of deep, uninterrupted reading Why "TL;DR" is the worst Why Karen started her new B&H classic literature series with Sense and Sensibility and Heart of Darkness Where are our favorite reading spots Why it's a great idea to cite the people on your thesis panel All this, plus a few listener questions! (Thanks Joe Waller and Richard Harbison!) Karen Swallow Prior is the author of On Reading Well and has been a Professor of Literature at Liberty Univers

  • Real Celebrities, Diet Ice Cream,  How We Speak Online

    Real Celebrities, Diet Ice Cream, & How We Speak Online

    20/04/2020 Duração: 01h01s

    We're back with a brand-new episode, and we've brought a friend along! Daniel Darling joins us to talk about some nice, easy subjects including politics, online discussion, and the nature of celebrity. Listen in as we discuss: The difference between being Christian famous and actually famous Why we need to be wise with how we speak online The continued debate over retiring the sucker punch Becoming a writer before social media Scarlet's plan to go back to school Diet ice cream and parenting techniques A few of the books we mentioned this week A Nice Little Place on the North Side by George F. Will The Second Mountain by David Brooks Half Time by Bob Buford A Way With Words by Daniel Darling Anyone by Charles Soule Ember's End by S. D. Smith Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts Good Faith by David Kinnaman & Gabe Lyons The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson Misreading Scripture with Modern Eyes by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien Sharing and supporting the show Leave

  • Scarlet the Benevolent Dictator

    Scarlet the Benevolent Dictator

    13/04/2020 Duração: 46min

    We're back with a brand-new episode, in which Scarlet takes over as our benevolent dictator (she wanted me to call her our benign dictator, but I can't do it). Listen in as we discuss: The myth of extra time Giving books as gifts If giving a book as a gift has ever backfired on us When and why to quit reading a book If we've ever quit books that were convicting and/or offensive How many Churchill biographies Dave has read By the way, this week, we changed our category listing for the show. Let us know if you see it change! A few of the books we mentioned in this episode JLA Vol. 4 by Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, and Howard Porter Ember's End by S. D. Smith Schulz and Peanuts by David Michaelis The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts Sharing and supporting the show Leave a five-star rating and review of the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to the show. Give us a follow on Twitter and Instagram

  • Virus Punching, Proverbs,  Being C.S. Lewis-ish

    Virus Punching, Proverbs, & Being C.S. Lewis-ish

    07/04/2020 Duração: 01h10min

    Well, we're a day later than normal, friends, but we've got a fun episode featuring the whole crew—and our friends, Scott James, as our special guest! Scott is a pediatric physician based in Birmingham, Ala., and the author of several books for families, including the newly released Where is Wisdom?. Listen in as: We weigh in on your answers about retiring the sucker punch Scott corrects us with science We talk wisdom and proverbs Dave leads us through a new segment that maybe doesn't turn out so hot (or does it?) We discuss C.S. Lewis-ish stuff and inspiration from Jimi Hendrix I (Aaron) hot-take Mark Twain's autobiography We discover if John Le Carre worked for MI5 or MI6 A few of the books we mentioned in this episode Where is Wisdom? by Scott James God's Wisdom for Navigating Life by Tim and Kathy Keller The Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain Dead Wake by Erik Larson The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White Ember’s End by SD Smith The Gateway Chronicles by K.B. Hoyle The Spy and the Traitor

  • Big News, Deserted Islands,  the Many Ways to Spell Charlotte

    Big News, Deserted Islands, & the Many Ways to Spell Charlotte

    01/04/2020 Duração: 50min

    We're coming at you with a special bonus episode of the show today, one that we hope is filled with optimism and joy as Dave continues to prep for the apocalypse. Listen in to hear: An announcement about a very special project from our team Our first very important business meeting, working through last episode's issues The multiple ways to spell Charlotte What books we would take on a deserted island and/or have with us if the world was coming to an end The books we're reading right now Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones SeinLanguage by Jerry Seinfeld The Prodigal God by Tim Keller The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baronness Emmuska Orczy Great Expectations by Charles Dickens High Fidelity by Nick Hornby Churchill by Andrew Roberts Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel JLA by Grant Morrison Omnibus The Man Called Cash by Steve Turner Ember’s End by SD Smith And, of course, here's the cover to our upcoming new book: Look for a pre-order link soon! Sharing a

  • Social distancings toll, new projects,  sucker-punching 2020

    Social distancing's toll, new projects, & sucker-punching 2020

    30/03/2020 Duração: 38min

    We're not going to lie: this whole social distancing thing is taking its toll on us here at (mal)Contents HQ. Dave's wearing Tina Turner's outfit from Thunderdome, I'm preparing to put spikes on my car, and Scarlet is… raising chickens and going to the urgent care clinic. It's a dark time, as you can imagine. But still, you might be surprised at how fun this one is, especially when we discuss: Back alley book shopping (I'm not even joking) The new—and very real—project I'm working on If McKay’s is still open during this season Our plans for living in a dystopian nightmare Why we need sucker punch 2020 All this and Dave references Good to Great. The books we're reading right now The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Klay by Michael Chabon Batman Universe by Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Derington Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson Sharing and supporting the show Leave a five-star rating and review of the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to the show. Give us a follow on Tw

  • Episode titles, writing advice,  what’s bad for bookstores

    Episode titles, writing advice, & what’s bad for bookstores

    23/03/2020 Duração: 53min

    We step back in time to the week to the beginning of the month when we last sat in a room together to record a podcast! This time around, we had some fun that’s  We riff on different title ideas for this episode (that I don’t think we ended up using) Advice for past Scarlet, studying publishing Being dependent on Jesus as a writer What’s really frustrating about titling The kind of writers no publisher really want to work with If you can listen to a book you want to read while simultaneously reading a book you have to read If libraries bad for bookstores A few of the books mentioned on this episode The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy Turtles All the Way Down by John Green Hug Your Haters by Jay Baer Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack Sharing and supporting the show Leave a five-star rating and review of the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to the show. Give us a follow on Twitter and Instagram at @MalContentsPod Be sure to use the Amazon affiliate links abov

  • Social Distancing, Post-Apocalyptic Nightmares,  the Special Handling List

    Social Distancing, Post-Apocalyptic Nightmares, & the Special Handling List

    19/03/2020 Duração: 40min

    Since we're all being encouraged to practice social distancing these days, Dave, Scarlet and I decided to plug in our mics and record our first-ever episode where we weren't in the room together (something that hasn't been done on this show since the old Reading Writers days). Listen in as we discuss from the safety of our own homes (and Dave's office): We officially introduce our new co-host! Whether or not it's a good idea to read post-apocalyptic novels when we're kinda maybe sorta at risk of living in one What it's like to be at home all-the-time What I (Aaron) had to do to get on Amazon's "special handling" list Read-aloud time at home and online bookclubs What Dave thinks of Paul Coelho's The Alchemist My commitment to our listeners during this difficult time A few of the books mentioned on this episode Children of Men by P.D. James The Alchemyst by Michael Scott The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Making Sense of God by Tim Keller The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara Nothing to See Her

  • Advance Memoirs, Nick Cage’s Pyramid Tomb,  Recording Around Landscaping

    Advance Memoirs, Nick Cage’s Pyramid Tomb, & Recording Around Landscaping

    16/03/2020 Duração: 52min

    Coming to you from an undisclosed location in Franklin Tennessee, Dave and I are back together, and we’ve got a friend with us! Scarlet Hiltibidal, longtime friend of the podcast, is joining us on the show.  For how long? The short answer is, as long as she wants.  Listen in as we discuss: Dave’s first week at the new job The books Scarlet pitched that someone needs to pick up What other pop culture phenomenon should Twilight be compared to The things that might surprise you about publishing celebrity memoirs What books about Nicholas Cage exist on Amazon Scarlet's beef with Barnabas All while landscaping work is happening outside the conference room window. A few of the books mentioned on this episode When Life Gives You Pears by Jeannie Gaffigan Death By Meeting by Patrick Lencioni Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack Raising Worry-Free Girls by Sissy Goff The Bassoon King by Rainn Wilson Sharing and supporting the show Leave a five-st

  • Sincerity, Awkwardness,  Some Reasonably Big News

    Sincerity, Awkwardness, & Some Reasonably Big News

    09/03/2020 Duração: 37min

    Dave and I are back recording in Nashville after our adventures in Minneapolis, and I've been a bit concerned about something of late: have we become too sincere? Listen in as we also discuss: Why comedy directors do a great job directing dramatic films What are a few leadership books we’ve found actually helpful Why Dave is cleaning out his office A few of the books we mentioned on this episode: Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath Good Strategy Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt Four Disciplines of Execution by McChesney, Covey, & Huling Leading Change by John Kotter Called to the Ministry by Edmund Clowney The First 90 Days by Michael D Watkins Essentialism by Greg Mckeown Team of Teams by Gen. Stanley McChrystal Conversations with Major Dick Winters by Cole C. Kingseed The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell Gibraltar by Roy Adkins and Leslie Adkins So, Anyway… by John Cleese Sharing and supporting the show Leave a five-star rating and review of the s

  • The Mechanics of Mystery Stories, Minnesotan Authors,  Holden Caulfield

    The Mechanics of Mystery Stories, Minnesotan Authors, & Holden Caulfield

    02/03/2020 Duração: 48min

    Shortly before heading out to Minneapolis, Dave and I were starting to get into a couple of books by William Kent Krueger. Well, it turns out that he lives in the area, so while we were in town, he graciously agreed to let us swing by and set up shop in his dining room to talk the mechanics of mystery writing, how he got his start, and, of course, what he's reading. Listen in as we discuss: What makes a good mystery story Why he frequently include 13-year-olds as primary characters in his books A shared favorite book of Aaron & Kent’s Why we might want to revisit The Catcher in the Rye Mystery and crime authors to read and learn from How reading affects his writing Great Minnesotan authors and the role place plays in his stories This episode is sponsored by Gospel-Centered Discipleship. On April 13th, GCD will host their 2020 Writer's Intensive in Louisville KY (right before T4G) featuring Ronnie Martin, Jonathan Dodson and Jared C. Wilson. Learn more and register at gcdiscipleship.com/writers-i

  • Criticism  Community, Side Hustles, and the Power of Moments

    Criticism & Community, Side Hustles, and the Power of Moments

    24/02/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    Continuing our adventures in balmy Minneapolis, Dave and I had the chance to chat with our friend Jeremy Writebol. Jeremy is the director of Gospel-Centered Discipleship (our sponsor for the last few episodes), as well as an author and a pastor. During our chat in a relatively quiet executive lounge, we discussed: The time I gave Jeremy a critical review on his book Dave's commitment to the show and our long introductions Why we need to have a community around us, especially as writers What it's like to build an editorial process from scratch How reading broadly (and beyond your intended genre or field) will make you a better writer What would it be like to write a story about just one moment What a good side gig looks like How writing gives an opportunity to serve the church globally and not just locally When you can mark a book as "done" on Goodreads This episode is sponsored by Gospel-Centered Discipleship. On April 13th, GCD will host their 2020 Writer's Intensive in Louisville KY (right before

  • Half-Canadians, Fluid Language,  the Uniqueness of American Christianity

    Half-Canadians, Fluid Language, & the Uniqueness of American Christianity

    17/02/2020 Duração: 55min

    While in exotic Minneapolis, sitting in a fancy executive lounge at our hotel, Dave and I had a chance to talk with Canadian blogger and author Tim Challies—and as soon as the mics were on, things got heated. Listen in as we discuss: If Aaron is still a Canadian The fluidity of the English language Trends that Tim’s seen in publishing over the last 15 years The benefit of visual theology Tim’s advice for aspiring authors What’s unique about American Christianity from an outsider’s perspective? This episode is sponsored by Gospel-Centered Discipleship. On April 13th, GCD will host their 2020 Writer's Intensive in Louisville KY (right before T4G) featuring Ronnie Martin, Jonathan Dodson and Jared C. Wilson. Learn more and register at gcdiscipleship.com/writers-intensive. A few of the books we mentioned on this episode: A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami Whatever Happened to the Gospel of Grace? by J. M. Boice The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul Ashamed of the Gospel by John MacArthur The Bod

  • Super Bowls, Anna Karenina,  Cries for Help

    Super Bowls, Anna Karenina, & Cries for Help

    10/02/2020 Duração: 54min

    Work travel is often challenging, but one benefit of it is going to conferences is that I have the opportunity to chat with writers who don't often come to Nashville. During the Super Bowl last week, Dave and I sat down to chat with Jen Wilkin, who is one of the best theologically-minded writers I know and a whole lot of fun to hang out with. Listen in as we discuss: What Jen really thinks about Super Bowl Sunday Jen's sci-fi street cred What recommending a book can mean What happened when I (Aaron) watched Les Miserables Why classic (serialized) novels might need to be edited for modern readers What more theologically-minded Christians need to keep in mind about reading What might motivate someone to write a memoir Reading while writing a Bible study All as we listen to smooth jazz and shouts of excitement about whatever's going on in the Super Bowl from the Hilton in downtown Minneapolis. This episode is sponsored by Gospel-Centered Discipleship. On April 13th, GCD will host their 2020 Writer's

  • UFOs, Scary Stories,  J.J. Abrams

    UFOs, Scary Stories, & J.J. Abrams

    03/02/2020 Duração: 45min

    One of my favorite people to interview is Andrew Peterson. He's been on the show once before (in its previous incarnation), and he's a great guy to talk books, music, and theology with. Well, today I have some good news: Andrew joined Dave and me in the studio to talk creativity, music, books, and his beef with J.J. Abrams. Listen in to hear: Where to get the best burrito in Nashville The difference between writing a song, a fantasy/adventure story, and a memoir The best advice to people who want to write but think they don't have the time Andrew’s love of Victorian era ghost stories What happened when Andrew and his wife thought they saw a UFO Two theologians who are fans of murder mysteries What’s happening with The Wingfeather Saga in 2020 A few of the books we mentioned on this episode: Adoring the Dark and The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee English History Made Brief, Irreveren

  • Libraries, weird publishing stories,  Eastern Orthodoxy

    Libraries, weird publishing stories, & Eastern Orthodoxy

    27/01/2020 Duração: 01h02min

    Dave and I are back in the studio, and we've brought along a friend—Joel J. Miller, Chief Content Officer of Michael Hyatt & Company. Dave and Joel are old pals, having worked together at another publisher back in the day, so listen in as they reminisce, while discuss: Joel's career in publishing (and what he misses from his time in the industry) One of the authors Joel really regrets working with (but it's cool for him to share this since the dude he mentions went to jail for defrauding his congregation) What are some good books to read to help someone understand the Eastern Orthodox faith Joel's near-encounter with Owen Wilson What were the most controversial and/or fun books Joel worked on The resurgence of the library The importance of editors Our hot takes on Star Wars Plus, a challenge for our listeners: One of you needs to find a copy of this movie and send it to Dave. (Send it to us via work: 1 LifeWay Plaza, Nashville TN, 37234) This episode is sponsored by our friends at Useful Group. W

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