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Big Book Club's "What the Whale!"

Arlington VA Public Library

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Big Book Club's "What the Whale!"

Big Book Club's "What the Whale!"

Arlington VA Public Library

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Arlington VA Public Library is reading "Moby-Dick" this summer, and we're going to have a seriously good time while we do it.Each week on the podcast, librarians Jennie, Megan, Pete and special guests will discuss the reading, drop pop culture references, and ask or answer questions that come up during the Sunday discussion.

Latest Episodes

Episode 1: The Big Book Club's "Oh Boy, Tolstoy!" Trailer

Welcome to the Big Book Club

2 min2018 JUN 1
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Episode 1: The Big Book Club's "Oh Boy, Tolstoy!" Trailer

Episide 2: Introducing the Big Book Club's "Oh Boy, Tolstoy!"

We introduce Pete, Megan and Jennie, the podcast hosts, and explain how the Big Book Club will work.

5 min2018 JUN 1
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Episide 2: Introducing the Big Book Club's "Oh Boy, Tolstoy!"

Week 1 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 3: Shameful librarian confessions, disagreements over French translations (of lack thereof) and footnotes, thoughts on the introduction, and awe over the number of people (almost 200!) who have signed up to join us on this crazy ride.

17 min2018 JUN 7
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Week 1 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Week 2 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 4: We Monday-morning quarterback our first Facebook discussion, and learn about the fascinating meaning of having a pineapple at your soirée.

16 min2018 JUN 14
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Week 2 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Week 3 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 5: We talk about reading Tolstoy with no guilt, how much we love the Facebook discussion, and get a special announcement from the Library Director.

18 min2018 JUN 22
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Week 3 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Week 4 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 6: When Jennie goes to away to the American Library Association's Annual Conference (ALA), Pete makes extra bad Dad Jokes, and we find out that there somehow is not a regency romance titled "Stolen by the Duke."

23 min2018 JUN 28
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Week 4 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Week 5 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 7 takes us 1/4 of the way through "War & Peace," the training wheels have come off (we no longer have to flip to the cast of characters ever other page) and we find ourselves surprisingly invested in the characters and their lives.

26 min2018 JUL 6
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Week 5 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Week 6 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 8 takes us down the rabbit hole of many conspiracy theories, references to every piece of fiction we can think of that leans on Freemason conspiracy theories, and some discussions of good parenting, terrible field hospitals, and turning nouns into verbs.

25 min2018 JUL 12
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Week 6 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Week 7 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 9 - shade is thrown, field trips to Richmond are proposed, and modern cultural trends are traced back to War and Peace.

14 min2018 JUL 21
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Week 7 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Week 8 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 10 - The Rostov's are examined, engagements are dissected, and the possible benefits of leeches are tentatively discussed.

22 min2018 JUL 28
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Week 8 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Latest Episodes

Episode 1: The Big Book Club's "Oh Boy, Tolstoy!" Trailer

Welcome to the Big Book Club

2 min2018 JUN 1
Comments
Episode 1: The Big Book Club's "Oh Boy, Tolstoy!" Trailer

Episide 2: Introducing the Big Book Club's "Oh Boy, Tolstoy!"

We introduce Pete, Megan and Jennie, the podcast hosts, and explain how the Big Book Club will work.

5 min2018 JUN 1
Comments
Episide 2: Introducing the Big Book Club's "Oh Boy, Tolstoy!"

Week 1 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 3: Shameful librarian confessions, disagreements over French translations (of lack thereof) and footnotes, thoughts on the introduction, and awe over the number of people (almost 200!) who have signed up to join us on this crazy ride.

17 min2018 JUN 7
Comments
Week 1 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Week 2 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 4: We Monday-morning quarterback our first Facebook discussion, and learn about the fascinating meaning of having a pineapple at your soirée.

16 min2018 JUN 14
Comments
Week 2 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Week 3 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 5: We talk about reading Tolstoy with no guilt, how much we love the Facebook discussion, and get a special announcement from the Library Director.

18 min2018 JUN 22
Comments
Week 3 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Week 4 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 6: When Jennie goes to away to the American Library Association's Annual Conference (ALA), Pete makes extra bad Dad Jokes, and we find out that there somehow is not a regency romance titled "Stolen by the Duke."

23 min2018 JUN 28
Comments
Week 4 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Week 5 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 7 takes us 1/4 of the way through "War & Peace," the training wheels have come off (we no longer have to flip to the cast of characters ever other page) and we find ourselves surprisingly invested in the characters and their lives.

26 min2018 JUL 6
Comments
Week 5 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Week 6 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 8 takes us down the rabbit hole of many conspiracy theories, references to every piece of fiction we can think of that leans on Freemason conspiracy theories, and some discussions of good parenting, terrible field hospitals, and turning nouns into verbs.

25 min2018 JUL 12
Comments
Week 6 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Week 7 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 9 - shade is thrown, field trips to Richmond are proposed, and modern cultural trends are traced back to War and Peace.

14 min2018 JUL 21
Comments
Week 7 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Week 8 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!

Episode 10 - The Rostov's are examined, engagements are dissected, and the possible benefits of leeches are tentatively discussed.

22 min2018 JUL 28
Comments
Week 8 of the Big Book Club: Oh Boy, Tolstoy!
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