Brother Trucker Book Club

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A blue-collar grunt shares what he's been reading while out on the road, everything from fiction and non, young and old, mainstream and indie.

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Ep 054 I'm On A Boat

July 17th, 2019

12:11

"The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown, and "Unbroken" by Lauren Hillenbrand

Ep 053 Get In The Boat, Ya Blaggards!!!

July 15th, 2019

12:17

"Bloody Jack" by LA Meyer and "Powder Monkey" by Paul Dowswell

Ep 052 Comic Relief

July 10th, 2019

13:35

"Atomic Robo" by Brian Clevinger and "Skullkickers" by Jim Zubkavich

Ep 051 Different Ways To Die

July 8th, 2019

12:11

"The End of Night" by Paul Bogard and "Extreme Makeover" by Dan Wells

Tales From the Road: The One That Got Away

July 5th, 2019

13:53

In trucking, everything is your fault. But in blasting, that can be...massaged a little.

Ep 50 Ungrateful Colonials

July 4th, 2019

9:45

"1776" by David McCullough and "George Washington's Secret Six" by Brian Kilmeade

Ep 049 Giant Robots FROM SPACE!!!

July 2nd, 2019

9:21

"Sleeping Giants," by Sylvain Neuvel

End of June Report

July 1st, 2019

10:07

What I read in the month of June 2019

Ep 048 What's In Your Head

June 26th, 2019

14:03

"Calvin" by Martine Leavitt and "The Hollow City" by Dan Wells

Ep 047 Good Grief

June 24th, 2019

13:25

"Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography" by David Michaelis.

Summer Reading List (I'm Back)

June 19th, 2019

8:21

A long list of good reads to fill the dog days of summer.

Short-Term Announcement

June 10th, 2019

1:55

I'm taking a brief hiatus from the podcast to focus on the needs of a family member. I appreciate your understanding. Thank you, fellow brethren of the truck.

Tales From the Road: Asleep at the Wheel

June 7th, 2019

16:47

Being tired just comes with the job. There are ways to manage it and things you should definitely avoid.

Ep 046 D-Day Revisited

June 5th, 2019

11:04

"The United States of Japan" by Peter Tieryas, and "The Only Thing to Fear" by Caroline Tung Richmond

Ep 045 You're the Mann Now Dawg

June 3rd, 2019

14:41

"1491," "1493," and "The Wizard and the Prophet" by Charles C. Mann

End of May report

June 1st, 2019

18:25

I read 19 books this month. Yikes. But a lot of them were good!

Tales From the Road: Ballarat

May 31st, 2019

23:42

You've never heard of this town until now. I guarantee it.

Ep 044 One Thing Led To Another

May 28th, 2019

16:43

"The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss and "Empire of Silence" by Christopher Ruocchio

Ep 043 Memorial Day Special

May 27th, 2019

14:26

"Flags of our Fathers" by James Bradley

Tales From The Road: Safety Time!

May 24th, 2019

12:55

The least desired and yet most necessary position in the company is the safety dude. And it sucks.

Ep 042 Past Russia, Future Ireland

May 22nd, 2019

10:22

"Tetris" by Box Brown, and "The Supernaturalist" by Eoin Colfer

Ep 041 A Bone to Pick

May 20th, 2019

12:54

"The Last Lost World" by Stephen & Lydia Pyne, and "American Monster" by Paul Semonin.

Tales From The Road: Tonight, We Invade Canada!

May 17th, 2019

15:16

My carrier paid me extra to go into Canada, so I went as often as possible.

Ep 040 With and Without Magic

May 15th, 2019

10:56

"Undaunted Courage" by Stephen Ambrose, and "Uncharted" by Kevin J. Anderson & Sarah Hoyt.

Ep 039 A World Without Death

May 13th, 2019

12:17

"Scythe" and "Thunderhead" by Neal Shusterman.

Tales From the Road: Stuck in the Dirt

May 10th, 2019

12:14

Hauling potatoes, gypsum, and hay for fun and profit. Lol really just profit. Lol really just for hauling oh man I am so sad.

Ep 038 I'm Super Thanks For Asking

May 8th, 2019

9:46

"Arsenal" by Jeffrey Haskell and "Ex-Heroes" by Peter Clines

Ep 037 Innies and Outies

May 6th, 2019

10:56

"How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie, and "Quiet" by Susan Cain. Extroverts v introverts.

Tales From the Road: Flying Solo

May 3rd, 2019

11:10

I was out from under my trainer's thumb and flying free on the American highways!

Ep 036 This But With That

May 1st, 2019

14:01

"His Majesty' Dragon" (Temeraire) by Naomi Novik, and "Hard Magic" (Grimnoir) by Larry Correia.

End of April Report

April 30th, 2019

2:54

Nine more books in the...books.

Ep 035 Battle Born

April 29th, 2019

14:23

"Area 51" by Annie Jacobsen and "Dry" by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman

Ep 034 Completely Unrelated

April 24th, 2019

13:21

"The Likeness" by Tana French, and "Truman" by David McCullough

Ep 033 Ladies' Night

April 22nd, 2019

14:38

"Lemon Tart" by Josi Kilpack and "Call the Midwife" by Jennifer Worth

Tales From the Road: Training Day

April 19th, 2019

12:26

My four-week training run in 2013 was a grueling sprint across 28 states. Here's how it worked.

Ep 032 Bring Me That Horizon

April 17th, 2019

10:52

"On Stranger Tides" by Tim Powers, and "Pirate Latitudes" by Michael Crichton.

Ep 031 ¡Extravaganza Española!

April 15th, 2019

31:40

Get inundated with Spain books! "History of Spain: Land on a Crossroads" by Joyce E. Salisbury; "The Food of Spain" by Claudia Roden; "El Cid," by Anonymous; "The Adventures of Captain Alatriste," by Arturo Perez y …

Tales from the Road: Class is in Session

April 12th, 2019

16:11

What trucking school entailed, what I learned, and how it ended.

Ep 030 Weaponized Storytelling

April 10th, 2019

12:47

"The Paradise War" by Stephen R. Lawhead and "Icefall" by Matthew J. Kirby

Ep 029 Hunting Season

April 8th, 2019

16:39

"Monster Hunter International" by Larry Correia, and "The Cardturner" by Louis Sachar

Tales from the Road: Have A Backup Plan

April 5th, 2019

12:54

The way that I ended up becoming a trucker was not perhaps the most glamorous. But I'm glad I did it.

Ep 028 Space Vikings in Space

April 3rd, 2019

12:19

"Dream of the Iron Dragon" by Rob Kroese, and "Skyward" by Brandon Sanderson.

Ep 027 Cruisin' Canada

April 1st, 2019

24:43

Let's have us some airship adventures with "Airborn", "Skybreaker", and "Starclimber" by Kenneth Oppel.

End of March Report

March 31st, 2019

11:21

Frigging FOURTEEN books this month

Ep 026 Old Wars, New Tricks

March 28th, 2019

15:27

"Boneshaker" by Cherie Priest, and "Leviathan" by Scott Westerfeld.

Bonus Episode: Press Forward Saints

March 27th, 2019

1:38

You can read my short story, "The Lost City of Jarom," in Mormon Steampunk Vol.3, link below! Press Forward Saints (A Mormon Steampunk …

Ep 025 Take a Hike

March 25th, 2019

15:25

The Appalachian Trail is 2100 miles of wild and beautiful wilderness. "A Walk In The Woods" by Bill Bryson, and "North" by Scott and Jenny Jurek, …

Ep 024 Aim Higher

March 21st, 2019

13:56

"The Permission Society" by Timothy Sandefur and "The Buntline Special" by Mike Resnick.

Ep 023 Get Punked

March 18th, 2019

17:49

"Sakura: Intellectual Property" is a cyberpunk novel about a rockstar android that gets hacked and turned into a killer assassin in a futuristic …

Ep 022 A Wizard Named Harry

March 14th, 2019

12:32

Urban Fantasy is a lot of fun as a genre, and "The Dresden Files" is a great entry point.

Ep 021 At Least We Didn't Kill Anyone

March 11th, 2019

12:08

The "Unwind" series by Neal Shusterman is a masterful mix of sci-fi, horror, and current events.

Ep 020 Sartre Was Right

March 7th, 2019

11:48

"My Side of the Mountain" by Jean Craighead George, and "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen. Sometimes getting lost in the woods seems like the right idea.

Ep 019 The Solar Neighborhood

March 4th, 2019

11:58

"Hard Luck Hank: Screw The Galaxy" by Steven Campbell, and "We Are Legion, We Are Bob" by Dennis E. Taylor.

End of February Report

February 28th, 2019

11:19

Quick rundown of my February reads, and a bit of griping about how Cliffjumper always dies.

Ep 018 Stick 'Em Up

February 27th, 2019

11:08

Murder mysteries! "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith, and "In The Woods" by Tana French.

Ep 017 That Wasn't In The Musical!

February 25th, 2019

15:07

Big brick classics like "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo make great musicals. Also "Hamilton" by Ron Chernow.

Ep 016 The Great American Novelist

February 21st, 2019

14:33

"Education of a Wandering Man" and "Last of the Breed" by Louis L'Amour.

Ep 015 Soul Power

February 18th, 2019

7:34

"Wired for War," a nonfiction by P.W. Singer, paired up with "Defy the Stars," YA sci-fi by Claudia Gray.

Ep 014 Love is in The Air

February 14th, 2019

18:19

Valentine's Day is here, time for some saintly martyrdom! Wait, no, I meant romance novels. My hot wife joins us again to discuss Renee Collins, …

Ep 013 Go West, Young Man

February 11th, 2019

16:02

Special guest host: my wife, Schaara! She joins me for a lively discussion about romance novels by Kasie West and Sarah M. Eden.

Ep 012 All That Glitters

February 7th, 2019

10:30

Old and busted: dealing meth. New hotness: dealing makeup. "Glitter" and "Shatter" by Aprilynne Pike.

Ep 011 Out Into The Black

February 4th, 2019

11:25

Breaker 1-9, got another dispatch out to space, over. "Tabloid Reporter to the Stars" by Eric James Stone, and "Leviathan Wakes" by James S.A. Corey.

Ep 010 The Flight Stuff

January 31st, 2019

13:28

"Airman" by Eoin Colfer and "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough

Ep 009 What Am I NOT Good At?

January 28th, 2019

10:28

Michael Crichton was a doctor who wrote bestsellers and directed movies while he was creating TV shows and traveling the world holy CRAP. Let' talk …

Ep 008 Another (1,000 page) Brick In The Wall

January 24th, 2019

7:48

Read the "Mistborn" series by Brandon Sanderson. We'll talk about other big fantasy books too.

Ep 007 Stay in your box

January 22nd, 2019

8:15

"Lexicon" by Max Barry, with a brief mention of another novel of his, "Jennifer Government."

Ep 006 Car Trouble...in SPACE!

January 18th, 2019

8:04

Did you see "Passengers"? Me neither. But here are two books like it. "Caretaker" by Josie Russell "Zero-G" by Dan Wells

Ep 005 Back For Seconds

January 17th, 2019

8:53

Currently on my third read-through of two books that I didn't like the first time! "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins, and "Son of the Black Sword" by …

Ep 004 Robot Roll Call

January 14th, 2019

11:22

Are there any good robot books out there? I'm still looking.

Ep 003 Blake x Ben

January 9th, 2019

9:58

"The North Valley Grimoire" by Blake Northcott, and "Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal" by Ben Sasse.

Ep 002 The Read-Option

January 7th, 2019

9:53

The NFL playoffs just started, so here are some football books!

Ep 001 The Movie Was Better

January 2nd, 2019

9:10

Usually when a book is adapted for the screen, the print version is still better. Here are some exceptions.

Introducing the Brother Trucker Book Club!

December 31st, 2018

1:38

What I'm all about and what you can expect from this podcast.

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