Gobbledygeek: Episode 173 – S: Part 4 – What the Monkey Did
The long and winding road of the Gobbledy-Book Club has led us here, through factories and caves and cellars, to the final two chapters of J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst’s S. Paul and AJ host an all-star jam band reunion of their co-readers: Paul’s better half Pam Smith, whom we have to thank for just about everything; The Debatable Podcast host and Ukrainian royal Greg Sahadachny; and Kenn Edwards of So Let’s Get to the Point and Project Batman, who might just be recording your entire existence as a podcast. Believe it or not, the show is (mostly) able to contain all five of them as they get to the important business of discussing the conclusions of both Ship of Theseus and the Jen/Eric marginalia, the importance of endings, and the open-ended nature of many of the tale’s mysteries (sound familiar, Lost fans?). Plus, the gang says goodbye to the late, great Harold Ramis.
Some helpful links to aid in your enjoyment of this week’s episode!
“Doug Dorst puts the S. in ‘Ship of Theseus’ with this JJ Abrams collaboration” by Wayne Alan Brenner, The Austin Chronicle
Pam on Twitter
Greg on Twitter
Kenn on Twitter
The boys are on their own again to pay tribute to the work of Harold Ramis. They’ll be watching Meatballs, Stripes, Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day.
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