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"What We Forgot about The Fold" Oopsisode

Beards, Books, and Bourbon Podcast

Release Date: 09/03/2021

Theme Show: Setting As Character & Mercantile Bourbon show art Theme Show: Setting As Character & Mercantile Bourbon

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In this episode, we discuss the theme of the setting as a character.  What would a haunted house story be without the house?? What would DUNE be without Arrakis? What would our show be without BOURBON??  Okay, so that's not really a setting, but...it's still bourbon.

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Stephen and Mark spend a few minutes to talk about the caretakers of modern America's grand daddy of haunted houses.  Hugh Crane might've built it, but it was the Dudley's that kept it from falling apart.  ALSO, we try out a 30 year old bottle of Wild Turkey Stephen's father found sitting forgotten in a liquor cabinet.

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WALKED ALONE. We spend some time wandering the halls of one of the greatest haunted house books of all time. "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson.  Iconic.  Classic.  Ground breaking.   To celebrate, Stephen and Mark will crack open and revel of the flavors of Old Elk bourbon.

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"Spin" by Robert Charles Wilson, is an epic tale.  So, yeah. There's a boat load of stuff we didn't get to talk about.

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In this week's episode, we look at the immensity of the history of the universe, and all the things living there, in comparison with the eyeblink time scale of the human race as we come face to face with our much older and more powerful neighbors in Spin by Robert Charles Wilson.  When coming to terms with our fate gets too much, we hide inside Rabbit Hole Cavehill Bourbon.

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We've discussed a lot of books that talk about the experience and imagery of doors.  Physical doors.  Doors in time.  Doors in reality.  Doors as a metaphor.  In this episode, we make like cosmic lizards, break on through to the other side, and get into the Twilight Zone-esque twists of doors.  Along for the ride is Long Branch Straight Kentucky Bourbon, a collaboration between Wild Turkey and Mister Alright Alright Alright himself, Matthew McConaughey.

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"What We Forgot about The Fold" Oopsisode

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MRS. KNIGHT?!?!?!? Let's dive once more into The Fold by Peter Clines as we talk aout the things we forgot to talk about.

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"There's No Star Trek??": The Fold & Jefferson's Bourbon

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We explore the multiverse in "The Fold" by Peter Clines, bringing with us one of the smoothest bottles of bourbon we've had yet, Jefferson's Bourbon.

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What does it mean to be good?  It's something explored in our book of the week, "The Ten Thousand Doors of January".  It's also explored in the complex depth of our whiskey of choice to revisit.  Corsets, Whips, and Whiskey.

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"Revolutions & Upheavals!": The Ten Thousand Doors of January & Corsets, Whips, & Whiskey (S1/Ep20)

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This week, Stephen and Mark are faced with a universe of choices in "The Ten Thousand Doors of January" by Alix E. Harrow.  In it, we learn that stories, doors, choices, and destiny are never exactly what you think they might be. Their guide and solace on this rollercoaster of a novel will be Journeyman Distillery's Corsets, Whips, & Whiskey wheated whiskey.

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