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"No Monsters Required" - Abandon with Starward Two-Fold Whiskey

Beards, Books, and Bourbon Podcast

Release Date: 05/05/2023

"Wherever you go, there you are." - The Cartographers & 5 Trail Whiskey

Beards, Books, and Bourbon Podcast

In this week's episode, Stephen and Mark dive into a story about familes.  The families you are born into, the familes you make, and the worlds you create together.  Come explore with them as they find brave new worlds in Peng Shepherd's masterful novel, "The Cartographers".  It's a long road, and the path is unclear, and so they will pair the book with Five Trail Whiskey.

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How does a story drive forward?  How do the connections between the characters, the setting, the author, and the reader all work in concert to weave a tale that people want to read or tell or listen?  We're waxing philosophical on tonight's episode, and appropriately enough, we're sampling some West Cork Irish Whiskey to put us in the right mood.

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It's another 15 minute dumpster fire, brought to you by Stephen and Mark and Starward Two Fold.

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What if you could live 10,000 lifetimes, and the only requirement would be to find perfection before using them all up.  Do you think you could do it?  Stephen and Mark are pretty sure they wouldn't make it, getting distracted by loud thoughts, like Stephen's gout toe, or France.  This is the simple premise of a deceptively complex book about life, love, the self, and reaching for something perfect in "Reincarnation Blues" by Michael Poore. But one thing that is close to perfection, is a bottle of Widow Jane 10 Year Bourbon.

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Stephen and Mark are back with another amazing book from author, Blake Crouch.  Abandon is a town where things never seem to go well for people.  Not a hundred years ago, and not now.  Possibly not ever.  Is it haunted?  Is it cursed?  Stephen and Mark explore  a deserted town called Abandon.  During their stay, they will sample Starward Two-Fold Whiskey.