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Nov 26, 2018

In this episode, we relax to the musings of the great Victorian classicist Benjamin Jowett, and his thoughts on Plato's "Republic". It's as perfectly ponderous as you imagine.

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Nov 19, 2018

This episode is specially dedicated to those who find lists and repetition relaxing. Instead of a book, we're reading the Joint List of Eastbound Transatlantic Passenger Sailings for December through April 1925. Bon voyage!

PS Apologies for mangling ship and city names, and for pronouncing Cobh as "cob" and not "cove"...


Nov 12, 2018

In this episode, we venture through some of the 700+ pages of the 1872 Sears Roebuck & Co. Catalog, and discover everything there is to know about freight shipping. We also trip into the Drugs Department, which is both quite boring and mildly horrifying.

All Boring Books readings are taken from works in the...


Nov 12, 2018

In this episode, we read the first two chapters of "The Principles of Geology," by famed-but-mildly-ponderous geologist Sir Charles Lyell. Honestly, it was kind of interesting, but try not to notice.

All Boring Books readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading,...


Nov 12, 2018

In this episode, we'll ramble through a chapter of "The Loyalists of America and Their Times," written by a Canadian, so that's fun. And really rather boring.

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