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Douglas Bolles and William Morgan host a lively weekly conversation in which they naturally discuss "the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything" with the interesting authors, thinkers, syncers and philosophers of our day. The show has its genesis in a series of discussions regarding The Sync Book, of which, both hosts are authors.


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FREE 10.01.20 Episode 351: Summer Book Club
The Tunnel
Tonight, for the summer installment of the seasonal book club, the program considers The Tunnel, William Gass's second novel which first appeared on the literary scene in 1995, and at which time was promptly hailed as an indisputable masterpiece. It's the story of a middle aged professor who, upon the completion of his massive historical study, Guilt and Innocence in Hitler's Germany, finds himself writing a novel about his own life instead of the introduction to his magnum opus. The Tunnel meditates on history, hatred, unhappiness, and, above all, language.
Topics: Gaddis, Gass, Postmodernism, William Kohler, Empathy, Guilt & Innocence, Web of Influence, Butterfly Effect, Joyce, Ulysses, Childhood, Perception, Uncle Balt, Shadow, Light, Truth, Beauty, Fascism, House of Leaves, Filth, Dark Thoughts, Nazis, Party of Disappointed People.
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Purchase: The Tunnel from amazon.com

Read: "A 1995 Novel Predicted Tump's America" from nytimes.com

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Listen: The Tunnel Part II on Always Record at thesyncbook.com

FREE 07.07.20

Rosseter (350)

Twin Perfect

Today we really, actually explain Twin Peaks in 42 minutes with the help of Rosseter, host of the Twin Perfect YouTube channel, and creator of the video, "Twin Peaks ACTUALLY EXPLAINED (No, Really)".

FREE 06.09.20

Spring Book Club (349)

Canceled

In the middle of a global pandemic, the 42 Minutes Seasonal Book Club convened on May Day (05.01.2020) to discuss informally what we could could not agree upon reading.

FREE 03.25.20

Winter Book Club (348)

House Of Leaves

Recorded on Leap Day (which synchronistically was the author's original ideal pub. date in 2000), The 42 Minutes Seasonal Book Club explores a house larger on the inside than on the outside, a House of Livres. Published in a full color edition by Pantheon in March of 2000, House Of Leaves was Mark Danielewski's first novel, written as an academic treatise by a blind shut in on a sensational documentary film, the manuscript of which, was later discovered and compiled and with notes by a young delinquent name Johnny Truant.

FREE 03.01.20

Jennifer Haigh (347)

Faith

With Treefort 2020 on the horizon, the program shares 42 minutes with Jennifer Haigh, author of Heat & Light, and who will be appearing at Storyfort Friday, March 27, 12pm at the Owyhee Cafe Space. (And other places too!)

FREE 01.27.20

Julia Claiborne Johnson (346)

Be Frank With Me

With Treefort 2020 on the horizon, the program shares 42 minutes with Julia Claiborne Johnson, author of Be Frank With Me, and who will be appearing at Storyfort this upcoming March.

FREE 11.24.19

Fall Book Club (345)

Underworld

Upon the 30th anniversary of the fall the Berlin Wall, the program celebrates this synchronistically by discussing Don DeLillo's 1997 masterpiece, Underworld.

FREE 10.14.19

David Bushman (344)

Conversations With Chaos

Now that the Autumn chill is fully upon us, the program takes one last look back at the summer of anniversaries with author David Bushman.

FREE 09.09.19

Summer Book Club (343)

The Overstory

Tonight for the summer installment of the 42 Minutes Seasonal Book we speak for the trees! Or more precisely, the bookclub regulars discuss Richards Powers' 2019 Pulitzer Prize winning work of fiction, The Overstory.

FREE 08.24.19

Nathaniel Rich (342)

Losing Earth

Last summer, The New York Times devoted an entire issue of their Sunday magazine to Nathaniel Rich's chronicle of the history of climate change with an emphasis on the decade between the years 1979 and 1989. Today we look back at that work with the author and think about how things have changed.

FREE 08.05.19

James Dyke (341)

The Race Is On

In order to avoid disaster, the international community has agreed to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius. For that to happen, changes are required across all sectors of society. Very few people appreciate just how profound these changes will be. The program considers this with Dr. James Dyke, host and producer of the recent climate documentary, The Race Is On.

FREE 08.02.19

Andras Jones (340)

All You Get

Once upon a time in Hollywood . . . there were movie stars and psyops and tonight for 42 minutes with author, actor, and musician Andras Jones, we run that gamut. His new LP, All You Get, arrives August 8th.

FREE 07.15.19

(More) Spring Book Club (339)

Don Quixote Part II

As Don Quixote was published in two parts, so too does the spring book club meet again to have another go at the Ingenious Gentlemen Don Quixote De La Mancha. Now with more goats!

FREE 07.07.19

Tara Conklin (338)

The Last Romantics

The program considers writing and romance as well as looking back at Treefort 2019 with Tara Conklin, author most recently of The Last Romantics.

FREE 06.21.19

Jeffrey Kripal (337)

The Flip

Today we consider the future of knowledge via The Flip, which is Dr. Jeffrey Kripal's new, ambitious book, outlining a visionary program for unifying the sciences and the humanities to expand our minds, open our hearts, and negotiate a peaceful resolution to the culture wars.

FREE 06.06.19

Spring Book Club (336)

Don Quixote

Somewhere in La Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago. Thus, the book club follows the adventures of this noble Hidalgo who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his sanity and decides to become a knight-errant, reviving chivalry and serving his country, under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire.

FREE 05.28.19

Alan Green (335)

Creatures Of Habit

Upon the first anniversary of Alan Green's magnum opus sync film, Vision & The Voice, he and Doug do a little on air shadow work.

FREE 04.30.19

Danny Colombo (334)

Dream Worlds

With another Treefort Music Fest in the bank, the program wraps up the 2019 festival as well as looking back at the 2016 Boise Spring Sync (and other Dream Worlds) with musician and artist, Danny Colombo.

FREE 04.23.19

Jake Kotze (333)

The Sync Whole

Upon the 10th anniversary of the group sync blog, The Sync Whole, the program shares 42 minutes with its founder, Jake Kotze.

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