The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton / Polly's Casks Double Barrel Aged Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Part 1

Michael & Ethan are joined by Michael’s brother, Nick, to discuss The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton.

In this episode:

  • Michael breaks the Scotch.

  • Ethan is proven thoroughly wrong by our new Patron, Alexis!

  • The podcast turns into a hostage situation.

  • Alexis recommends: Caitlin R. Kiernan.

  • Ethan gets in a wrestling match over two cups.

  • They see just a shadow of a shadow of Plato’s cave and its shadows.

  • Michael fits this novel into the Hunger Games universe.

  • Ethan recommends

  • Michael gets Schroedinger’s Cat shoehorned in.

  • Shout-out to the History of Philosophy without any gaps podcast.

  • Ethan ties it back to Gerald Murnane. Again.

Their next book will be Jacques the Fatalist, by Denis Diderot.  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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Your Hosts: Michael G. Lilienthal (@mglilienthal) and

Ethan Bartlett (@bjartlett)

And Special Guest: Nicholas Lilienthal (@PokeRollNick)

Music & SFX:

"Kessy Swings Endless - (ID 349)" by Lobo Loco.  Used by permission.

"The Grim Reaper - II Presto" by Aitua.  Used under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

"Thinking It Over" by Lee Rosevere.  Used under an Attribution License.

Intermission” by Unthunk. Used under an Attribution-NonCommercial License.