Hardcover Hooligans

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

30 episodes of Hardcover Hooligans since the first episode, which aired on July 3rd, 2023.

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    Danylo Was Right (The Three Body Problem - Part 2/2)

    July 15th, 2024  |  47 mins 44 secs
    book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, geek, review, sci fi, the three body problem

    We finish the Three Body Problem! Turns out, it's just fine. Juuuuuuust fine.
    Danylo is right about everything, big boat attack, aliens are revealed

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    We Skipped All the Way to THREE Bodies???? (The Three Body Problem - Part 1/2)

    July 1st, 2024  |  1 hr 15 mins
    book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, geek, review, sci fi, the three body problem

    Danylo and Mc venture into the world of science fiction. Who knows what's going on in 2006??
    Secret military base, browser-based MMO, mysterious clocks!

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    Kissin' Boys and Makin' Noise (Fourth Wing - Part 2/2)

    June 17th, 2024  |  1 hr 16 mins
    book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, fantasy, fourth wing, geek, review

    Mc has finished Fourth Wing and he has some thoughts! And they are good! (mostly)
    Spicy booktok content, dragon magic, and secrets are revealed.

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    Dungeons ;) and Dragons (Fourth Wing - Part 1/2)

    June 3rd, 2024  |  1 hr 9 mins
    book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, fantasy, fourth wing, geek, review

    Mc is reading Fourth Wing and he has a lot to say, surprisingly not all of it is positive!
    Love at first sight, terrible writing, and an innate urge to walk across an 18-inch balance beam.

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    Riddle Me This! (A Court of Thorns and Roses - Part 2/2)

    May 20th, 2024  |  1 hr 24 mins
    acotar, book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, fantasy, geek, review

    Danylo finishes telling Mc all about A Court of Thorns and Roses.
    Another fantasy riddle game, fantasy creatures falling in love, an 'exciting cliffhanger'.

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    Fairy!? I Hardly Know Ye! (A Court Of Thorns and Roses - Part 1/2)

    May 6th, 2024  |  1 hr 26 mins
    acotar, book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, fantasy, geek, review

    In the most unlucky move of all time, Danylo has been reading A Court of Thorns and Roses!
    Everything sucks, why are we doing this, are you even enjoying anymore?

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    “I Binge-Watched My Son’s Death In Angband” (The Silmarillion - Part 3/3)

    April 22nd, 2024  |  1 hr 30 mins
    book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, fantasy, geek, review, tolkien, tolkienfans

    Danylo and Mc finally finish The Silmarillion, and with that all of J.R.R. Tolkien’s most notable work.
    Turin Turumbar is the most depressing man of all time, Mîm sucks, and a hidden city becomes no longer hidden in dramatic fashion.

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    Werewolf Island (The Silmarillion - Part 2/3)

    April 8th, 2024  |  1 hr 19 mins
    book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, fantasy, geek, review, tolkien, tolkienfans

    The tragic saga of the Silmarils continues with a talking dog, Sauron doing a Battle of the Bands, and the coolest heist ever.

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    2 Dune 2 Furious (Dune Part 2 Movie vs. Book)

    March 25th, 2024  |  1 hr 5 mins
    book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, geek, review, sci-fi

    Danylo and Mc have a timely discussion on a movie that came out like a month ago. They discuss the differences between Frank Herbert’s novel Dune (1965), and the recent film Dune Part 2 (2024) by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet and a very bald and very white Austin Butler. Does Space Elvis love knife fights? Yes, yes he does.

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    Angels Doing Karaoke (The Silmarillion - Part 1/3)

    March 11th, 2024  |  1 hr 10 mins
    book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, fantasy, geek, review, tolkien

    If you thought fantasy couldn’t get nerdier than the appendices of Lord of the Rings, let us introduce you to The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the "prequel" to Lord of the Rings. It is very cool. And beautiful. And also boring sometimes. Is it for everyone? No. Is it for anyone? Well…

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    Real Nerd Sh*t (The Lord of the Rings - Appendices)

    February 26th, 2024  |  1 hr 7 mins
    book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, fantasy, geek, review, tolkien

    That’s right, the appendices of The Lord of the Rings have so much frickin’ nerd stuff we need a whole separate episode.

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    An Infamous Scouring (The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King - Part 2/2)

    February 12th, 2024  |  1 hr 35 mins
    book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, fantasy, geek, review, tolkien

    Danylo and Mc read and discuss the finale of Lord of the Rings. There's like twelve different endings, including Sharkey and the infamous Scouring of the Shire.

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    Doomscrolling On a Palantir (The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King - Part 1/2)

    January 29th, 2024  |  1 hr 40 mins
    book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, fantasy, geek, review, tolkien

    Mc and Danylo read Book 5 (a.k.a. the first half) of The Return of the King. Battles with orcs, battles with pirates, and battles with despair!
    Plus, Mc shares an internet book culture pet peeve.

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    New Evil City (The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers - Part 2/2)

    January 15th, 2024  |  1 hr 15 mins
    book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, fantasy, geek, review, tolkien

    Our heroes get ever closer to Mordor, where it’s dangerous to look at the evil stuff for too long. Danylo definitely thought this part was going to be boring (it was not), and Mc gets confused about the layout of a cave. But in all sincerity, the main take is that these books definitely don’t get enough credit for their subtlety, nuance, and literary merit. It’s just good.

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    It’s an Entmoot, Baby (The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers - Part 1/2)

    January 1st, 2024  |  1 hr 9 mins
    book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, fantasy, geek, review, tolkien

    Danylo and Mc chug some ent-draughts and discuss the first half of The Two Towers. Dwarves love running actually, Wormtongue is the alt-right pipeline, and waving around a sword cures depression. We also meet the second and final woman in these books! Wow!

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    The Crypto Mines of Moria (The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring - Part 2/2)

    December 18th, 2023  |  1 hr 30 mins
    book, book podcast, books, booktok, comedy, criticism, discussion, fantasy, geek, review, tolkien

    Danylo and Mc read the second half of The Fellowship of the Ring, during which they try to answer the question “what if Frodo was wearing armor made of Bitcoin?”