Friday, April 24, 2015

Good Story 106: Valley of Bones by Michael Gruber



Julie and Scott fight over the Twinkies. Who gets the miracles and who gets the afflictions?  Episode 106, Valley of Bones by Michael Gruber (#2 in a series, but works perfectly as a stand alone book).


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  • Valley of Bones Review at Happy Catholic Bookshelf
  • Friday, April 10, 2015

    Good Story 105: Shall We Dance? (1996)



    Julie and Scott take dancing lessons. The result, of course, is hilarious. Episode 105, Shall We Dance? (1996), directed by Masayuki Suo.


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  • Shall We Dance? on IMDB
  • Lumen Fidei (full English text at the Vatican site)
  • Strictly Ballroom on IMDB
  • Friday, April 3, 2015

    Good Story 104: Foundation


    Julie and Scott join a group of enthusiastic scholars that will soon head to beautiful Terminus to write an Encyclopedia. They hope to be back in time for the next podcast. Episode 104, Foundation by Isaac Asimov.

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  • A catalogue of Asimov's books.

  • Other books mentioned:

    Friday, March 13, 2015

    Good Story 103: Broadchurch



    Julie and Scott spend eight precious hours of their lives watching Series 1 of Broadchurch. They are not disappointed!


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  • Broadchurch on IMDB



  • Friday, March 6, 2015

    Good Story 102: Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore


    Julie and Scott only have ten dollars each. Julie spends it on the perfect Google hyper-targeted local advertising program, and Scott buys all the BAM! t-shirts he can find. In Episode 102, they discuss Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.

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  • Aldus Manutius on Wikipedia
  • Francesco Griffo on Wikipedia
  • Gone but not forgotten: Aldus software company
  • For a quick overview of the book, here's Julie's review of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore




  • Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Good Story 101: Calvary



    Julie and Scott watched Calvary (written and directed by John Michael McDonagh) then discuss it until they run out of things to say. They are both sure they'll think of something to add by Sunday week.


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    Another McDonagh directed In Bruges - we discussed it in Episode 29.

    Julie's review of Calvary.

    Interview with Writer/Director John Michael McDonagh

    Holbein's Memento Mori ... see it from the intended perspective here.

    Read more about it at Wikipedia

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Good Story 100: Among Others


    How best to celebrate 100 episodes of A Good Story is Hard to Find? By talking about another book, of course! Special Guest Br. Guy Consolmagno, Vatican Astronomer, joins Julie and Scott to discuss a book of his choosing: Among Others by Jo Walton. Episode 100!!

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  • Jo Walton's website
  • Jo Walton's LiveJournal
  • Jo Walton on Tor.com

  • Jesuit Br. Guy Consolmagno wins Carl Sagan award.


  • We are blessed!

    Hail Mary, full of grace.
    Our Lord is with thee.
    Blessed art thou among women,
    and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
    Holy Mary, Mother of God,
    pray for us sinners,
    now and at the hour of our death.
    Amen.

    Mother of the Incarnate Word.


    Thursday, January 15, 2015

    Good Story 099: Everything That Rises Must Converge


    Julie and Scott offer 90 fun-filled minutes of inadequate and unworthy discussion about the patron of the podcast - Flannery O'Connor. Everything That Rises Must Converge. Eventually. This is Episode 99!

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  • My Dear God - Flannery O'Connor's Prayers
  • Flannery O'Connor reading "A Good Man is Hard to Find" in 1959
  • Good Story Episode 32: A Good Man is Hard to Find


  • Friday, December 19, 2014

    Good Story 098: It's a Wonderful Life



    Julie and Scott learn what the world would be like if this podcast never existed. They both decided to keep doing it, anyway. It's a Wonderful Life is the subject of Episode 98.


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    Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends. Julie and Scott are blessed with many. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    Good Story 097: In This House of Brede


    Let's face it. Reading In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden is the closest either Julie or Scott will come to being cloistered nuns. Episode 97!

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    LINKS

    - Forgotten Classics: China Court by Rumer Godden

    - Jo Walton's review of In This House of Brede

    The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles: