Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel/Islay Storm - Part 2

Michael & Ethan continue in their discussion of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, really getting into the nitty-gritty of why anything even matters. But is that inherently nihilist? Find out today on Michael & Ethan in a Room with Scotch! In this episode:

  • It will inevitably turn into a Dadaist digression on the environment and the solipsistic nature of man.

  • This book is both Shakespearean and American.

  • They confuse characters.

  • They talk too much (is that possible) about Shakespeare.

  • Both of them agree, “It’s not Sartre.”

  • Michael asks impossible questions.

  • Ethan brags.

  • Find out which letter is the most skeptical of the entire alphabet, according to Michael.

  • There is no fourth wall.

  • Lydia is a butt.

  • Michael blows wide the paradigm.

  • Michael gets real, full of the paranoid shakes.

  • Ethan challenges us to look up Love Story. Maybe this is it?

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