BCSC: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Part 1

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Hello you lovely Shmooks! We're back in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, talking all about the Half Blood Prince! No surprise here, but we're both incredibly excited to talk about the mysteries, the revelations, and the weird stuff going on in this book, so put on a pointed hat, grab a butterbeer and enjoy!

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See you next week!

BCSC: Weiners on Broadway

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You've made it!  We have your weiner in lights on BROADWAY!  This Extracurricular episode was supposed to be about movie/tv adaptations of books, and it kind of is, but it's more about gabardine, Roger Klotz, what exactly Michael Fassbender is from, and, you guessed it, weiners.  Join us!  You're a star!

And come back next week on Thursday, June 26 ready to talk about the first half of Watchmen, so chapters 1-6.  We're gonna be joined by Bobby Koester and you won't want to miss it!  I mean, I assume...we haven't recorded it yet.  See you then!

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See you next week for Watchman Part 1!

BCSC: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Part 3

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Welcome to our talk finishing up Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  While we're happy to see you, it can't be ignored that this time we meet this time after the most solemn of events.  Let's pour out a little pumpkin juice for one of our fallen comrades.  Let's also freak out about how awesome Dumbledore is.  Let's also talk about how there's no such thing as a guilty pleasure and how I love watching crap tv.  Amen.

On the next Shmook Club we're going to invite our friend Bobby Koester back to the Shmook Clubhouse to talk about the first half of Watchmen by Alan Moore, so read up to Chapter 7 (meaning through Chapter 6, WILL) and be ready to talk about it on Thursday, June 26.  But we'll be back next week with an Extracurricular episode, so talk to you then!  Take 'er easy!

 

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See you next week!

BCSC: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Part 2

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By virtue of Educational Decree Number 666 (eesh), we're back this week to talk about the second part of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!  Umbridge is stumping around like she owns the joint, Dumbledore still isn't making eye contact, and Harry is feeling urges he doesn't quite understand.  It's way more dramatic than that makes it sound.  Listen up!

The next time we talk about the book will be after we finish it up, so read straight on through to the end and be ready in 2 weeks on Thursday, June 12.  But we'll be back in your brains next week with a little Extracurricular action.  Talk to you soon!

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See you next week!

BCSC: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Part 1

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Wotcher, friends!  This week we're talking about the first third of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and it looks like things are off to a pretty bumpy start for Harry and the gang.  We get into some Molly vs. Sirius talk, a little book vs. movie action, and as always, Kristen vs. William in a battle of wits that'll leave you breathless.  Jump on in!

We'll be reading the next third of the book, which bring us up to Chapter 26, which is page 570 or 64%, and talking about it in 2 weeks on Thursday, May 29.  Don't worry though, we'll be back to warm your ears up next week with a little Extracurricular action.  Talk to you then!

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BCSC: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Part Two

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We are gathered here today to listen to Kristen and William cry like little babies about the death of Cedric Diggory.  Amen.  Join us on a journey through the Triwizard Tournament where we compare the book to the movie and have a great time doing it.  Also, how do we feel about fantastical beasties?  Find out!

Next time we'll be talking about the first half of The Gunslinger, which is the first book of The Dark Tower series.  We'll be reading up to page 106 which is at exactly 50% of the book for our e-reader readers, and so stop reading before the section marked "IX."  We'll be back to talk about it on April 17, so get to it if you want to follow along!

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Until next time, you can get in touch with us by e-mailing us at shmookclubrules@gmail.com.  

See you shmooks!

BCSC: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Part One

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The Quidditch World Cup!  The Triwizard Tournament!  Games are fun so everything should be awesome, right?  Not if the bad guys have anything to say about it!  This week we're talking about the first half of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as well as juggalo weddings and puppy anniversaries.  It's a celebration!  Come join us.

And get ready for our next episode by finishing The Goblet of Fire and being ready to talk about it on Thursday, April 3rd.  And please tweet us @krissypajamas and @willrogers2000 with any thoughts on the show, books, juggalos or puppies, or e-mail us at shmookclubrules@gmail.com.

See ya in the stacks! (Library stacks.  Sorry.)

BCSC: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Hello, magical boys and girls!  I hope you're being careful, there's a madman on the loose...or is there?  Join us this week as we discuss Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  We get into some deep Harry Potter canon shit by discussing different magical animal breeds and whether The Amazing Johnathan is a wizard.

And get ready for next time, where we'll be comparing/contrasting/talking the hell out of 2 big deal Batman comic books- Batman: Year One by Frank Miller, which you can find here, and The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, which you can find here.  We're going to be reading both of them straight through so follow along with us and we'll talk about it on Thursday, March 6.

And as always if you have any thoughts on the shows, any of the books we've read, or The Amazing Johnathan, tweet us @willrogers2000 and @krissypajamas or email us at shmookclubrules@gmail.com.  Talk to you soon!

WBKE - Episode 12: Nerd Culture Part 2

EDIT: Hey guys, evidently I blew it. This episode required some tricky editing, and as a result, we refer to something at the end of the episode seemingly out of no where. We had been discussing how a man in Taipei died in an internet cafe, and no one noticed for hours. So for background info, check out the article here to have some idea what we're talking about: Gamers Ignore Corpse in Internet Cafe. Now, I obviously could go back and edit the references we make out of the episode, but it's not that big a deal.  Just know that we had been talking about how nerds get too invested in things. It's insane that this guy died sitting in a chair in front of a computer. Also, Bobby asks how this is possible, since the guy died after just 10 hours of sitting. He asked why being immobile for a long time evidently kills you. Wouldn't people die in their sleep every night? I made the hilarious joke that when it's recommended you get 8 hours of sleep a night, 8 hours isn't the minimum...It's the maximum! "You gotta get outta that bed, baby!"

Man, I should have left all that in, that's hilarious. I'm hilarious.

Anyway:

This week, Bobby and I are joined again by Michael Costa and Matt Battaglia to have another conversation about a whole bunch of nerdy bullshit. We might actually be nerdier in this one.

This episode has it all: The Walking Dead, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Batman, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and a renewed debate over which one of us is the nerdiest. The decision is honestly pretty surprising.

We also talk about the concept of saying "well the book is better than the movie."

Here's how to get the show:

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Or download the free Stitcher app on your Apple/Android/Blackberry device and search "WBKE" to stream the show on your phone!

I hope you enjoy the show guys, please spread the word if you do, and then:

Head over to the Facebook page for the show and click the like button: click here!

Please look for Matt and me (Will) on Twitter: MattJBatt and WillRogers2000

And as always, e-mail us at WillAndBobby@gmail.com with comments, questions, suggestions for topics, or requests to host!

Episode 13 next week!

WBKE - Episode 11: Nerd Culture Part 1

This week on Will and Bobby Know Everything, our good friend Matt Battaglia joins us to discuss nerd culture, and eventually, which one of us is the nerdiest. It's a pretty fast paced episode, where we furiously debate whether or not these franchises suck:

The Walking Dead, Comic Book Men, Star Wars, and Harry Potter.

We each also admit something that we are embarrassed about, and shockingly, Bobby has a shit ton of them.

Also, Bobby tells some insanely fascinating stories, one about a friend, and one about himself, and I'm kicking myself for not asking him more questions about them!

This episode is crazy, it's fun, it's fast paced, and we cover almost everything. ALMOST! There will be a Part Two next week with Mike Costa added to the conversation!

So here's what you should do:

Click here to listen straight from your browser!

Click here to go straight to the iTunes page for the show!

Or download the free Stitcher app for Apple/Android/Blackberry devices and search for "WBKE"

For more detailed instructions on how to get the show, click here!

As always, please send and comments or questions to us at WillAndBobby@gmail.com. Also feel free to send any requests for topics or requests to host, because we're definitely open to both. It doesn't matter where you are, because Skype exists, and our feeling is that everybody has something worth talking about.

You can also find us online on Facebook by clicking here (please click the Like button), and find me and Matt Battaglia on Twitter where we're WillRogers2000 and MattJBatt! We also technically have a Twitter account for the show, which I'll start working on eventually, so follow it if you want: it's just WillAndBobby.

Alright, that's all I've got, listen to the show, and if you like it, please pass on the word, we want to expand our audience and we can really use your help! Thanks and take care!

Part 2 next week!