Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour: An Introduction, by J. D. Salinger/Dalwhinnie 15yo - Part 1

One of Ethan's favorite authors comes under the scalpel in this episode, as the pair discusses J. D. Salinger's Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour: an Introduction.  This is part one of that discussion, part two will come in two weeks!

In this episode:

  • Michael & Ethan play Calvinball and Whose Line Is It, Anyway? simultaneously.
  • The loss comes sooner than ever.
  • Michael & Ethan decide not to be rational.
  • A new regular segment: "Names with Michael"!
  • Ethan disagrees with Michael a lot (sort of).
  • Michael & Ethan are very mysterious.
  • The dog is a good girl.

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Come back in two weeks to hear the conclusion of this discussion!

Next month, the pair will discuss Ravelstein by Saul Bellow.  Read along!

Special thanks to Cody Hardin!

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Ethan Bartlett (@bjartlett)

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