Don Quixote Part I, Part 1 - Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes/The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14yo

Michael & Ethan dive into the large and daunting Part I of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.  In this episode:

  • Ethan has a heat-stricken brain.

  • Michael clicks only the French “explicit” tag.

  • Ethan decided not to be a jerk, but won’t make that mistake again.

  • Michael is really determined to talk about Nabokov.

  • They don’t let anyone else talk.

  • This isn’t going to become the How I Met Your Mother podcast.

  • They talk about “hot chicks” for far too long.

  • Picture them in bathrobes reading Don Quixote to one another while their wives drink beer and play Madden.

  • Michael resists defenestration.

  • Mass judging a bunch of people without qualification since 2016.

  • Ethan says the most arrogant thing.

  • Michael loses, but Ethan doesn’t notice. Shh, don’t tell him.

  • Ethan forgets the author’s name.

  • Shout out to Pete Bloedel.

  • They both hold a book together, and it’s very precious.

  • They don’t care about this podcast; they just do it.

  • Analysis Tally This Episode: 16

After they finish this gigantic beast of a book, they'll next be reading and discussing Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.  Join the discussion!  Go to the Contact page and put "Scotch Talk" in the Subject line.  We'd love to hear from you!  And submit your homework at the Michael & Ethan in a Room with Scotch page.

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