The new version of the Better Book Titles podcast is here!

Two-Book Minimum (the podcast):

Each week I’ll sit down with an author to have an intelligent conversation about books but ruin it by also inviting my semi-literate comedian-friends to share their thoughts. Produced by Cave Comedy Radio.

The first episode features Benjamin Hale, author of The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore. We discuss biology, incest, writing schools, and Nabokov while Adam Newman (Letterman, Comedy Central) asks us if we’ve seen Congo or the movie Powder. It’s great fun. I hope you enjoy the new version of the show!

http://cavecomedyradio.com/twobookminimum/benjamin-hale-adam-newman



  

Episode #2 of Two-Book Minimum (the podcast) is up on Cave Comedy Radio right now!

Jared Logan (Best Week Ever, Comedy Central) and Ben Greenman (author of The Slippage, co-author of Mo Meta Blues) sit down to talk about eBooks, how to impress The Industry, what books you can buy at Walmart (just 50 Shades), and how to turn all your media input into decent artistic output. It’s great! You’ll love it!

http://cavecomedyradio.com/twobookminimum/ben-greenman-jared-logan



  

Just in time for your Thanksgiving commute: it’s the 3rd episode of Two-Book Minimum! I sit down with Streeter Seidell (author of the book White Whine, and editor/star of College Humor) to discuss who has the right to stupid privileged tweets (the answer is everyone! We all have the right to sound like spoiled idiots). Joining the discussion is Abbi Crutchfield (NYC comic and perfect tweet writer). We talk about which is more offensive: never leaving your class/race bubble or leaving it and addressing the differences people seem to have. It’s a hoot! Enjoy!

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Episode 4 is here!

I sit down with Jeff Ryan (author of Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America) to discuss what makes a great piece of nonfiction, which game is “the greatest” and what could make others better. Jason Saenz (co-host of Unlimited Lives on XM) joins us to talk about gaming and some beautiful childhood memories. If you’re not a big gamer, I implore you to listen to the last ten minutes!

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Episode 5 of Two-Book Minimum is up!

J. Courtney Sullivan (author of Maine and The Engagements) sits down with me to talk about marriage, divorce, dating and big Catholic families. She attempts to convince Marcus, me, and our special comedian guest Jon Fisch (Letterman, Comedy Central) to get married. We also spend a lot of time on Tinder together. Enjoy!

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Rachel Fershleiser (one-time bookseller, editor of “Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs”) talks with me about her work at Tumblr connecting authors and readers through the magic of the Internet. Comedian Adam Conover (College Humor, Best Week Ever) steps in to praise the Internet and admit he’s never eaten at Cinnabon. Enjoy!

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“The pro and the con: so the pro is total equal access to the means of distribution to everyone in the country where people, whoever they are, whenever they have an idea, they can spread it as far and wide and hopefully to some degree those ideas are picked up based on their merit…that sea-change invention of technology on par with the invention of the printing press, in terms of revolutionizing the way that we communicate as a species versus…sometimes people write you a mean e-mail? Yeah, I’d say let’s just burn the whole thing to the ground.”

Adam Conover, on the Internet and trolls on Episode #6 of Two-Book Minimum with Rachel Fershleiser and Dan Wilbur

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Adelle Waldman (author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.) sits down to talk about relationships, writing from a male perspective, and bad blowjobs while Jermaine Fowler (MTV2’s Guy Code) asks Dan how often he has sex right before doing a comedy show. Reading! Sex! Love! What’s not to like?

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Today on the Two-Book Minimum podcast, comedian/author Dave Hill (Tasteful Nudes) joins me to discuss manliness, Rock memoirs, and physically impossible sexual acts. Christian Finnegan (Comedy Central, Are We There Yet?) talks to us about Morrissey, how the human body works, and a few thoughts on sports.

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It’s the best episode of Two-Book Minimum yet!

I sit down with author/comedian Baratunde Thurston to talk about his book, How To Be Black. Joined by the great Marcus Parks (the producer of this very podcast), I ask a few huge questions about race and Baratunde (sometimes) assures me I’m not a terrible person. We talk about all-black lunch tables, what words you shouldn’t use, and…of course, Delilah. Basically, we solve every problem concerning inequality in under an hour (not really).

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On this week’s Two-Book Minimum podcast I sit down with comedian Sue Smith (Vh1’s Best Week Ever) and Jeremy P. Bushnell (author of The Weirdness) to discuss the Devil, Unitarians, which car philanderers drive,  how to mess with first-year college students, and God’s intentions. Strangely, the conversation only gets heated when everyone starts talking about literary criticism. I eventually make a point.

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“The difference between good writing and bad writing is ‘did the author do what he set up to do?’ You can’t say ‘this is a novel about my first love and by the end you’re going to be heartbroken’ then none of that comes out of the book. And I’m not talking about a book that was structured that way on purpose, but a writer not doing his work! If a book gets published, an editor looked at it and plucked out specific paragraphs that didn’t fit in the novel…There are cracks in something other people deem perfect… If there’s a level of perfection to strive for, there’s also laziness and garbage material. You know the level of perfection you want to reach, and if that’s true then there must also be bad art.”

Pieces of Dan’s rant on criticism from the Two-Book Minimum podcast with Jeremy P. Bushnell.

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