Bibliophile Adventures

This podcast is about the love of books. It covers everything from comic books to the classics. At its most basic level it's about the adventure of searching out another great reading experience. From comic books to pulp fiction, classic literature to fantasy and science fiction, this podcast celebrates the joys of literature, and the hunt for the next great read! It is also a community sourced podcast. So if you would like to contribute an episode feel free to email 143podcasts@gmail.com.

Bibliophile Adventures is hosted by Michael Sparkman and produced by Michael Sparkman. You can support this show by visiting our merch store or feel free to get in touch with us via Twitter, @BibliophileLab1, by sending us an e-mail.

Bibliophile Adventures has released 16 episodes since launching on Jun 06, 2019

The Bibliophile Adventures Podcast is deeply honored to have Paul Alborough, the alter ego of Professor Elemental, join Michael from Germany for a wonderful discussion about steampunk, hip hop, comics, Brexit, creativity, art, and many more wonderful things.  Professor Elemental is the steam powered hip hop emcee starring on many albums and in comics, games, radio series and stories.  His new album, Professor Elemental and His Amazing Friends II, is out now.   In this jam packed collection of fabulous collaborations, you'll head to the far flung future & steampunk speakeasys, visit weird freakshows and mysterious deserts. All with some of the finest names in independent music. Guest starring: Tom Caruana, Ella Jean, The Sweetchunks, Flevans, Lack of Afro, Megaran and so very many more. This is one party that you won't regret in the morning!  Soon to be released is a brand new book of comedy horror stories, Professor Elemental's Tales of Wrong.  Please visit Professor Elemental's Patreon to lend your support and check out his website, professorelemental.com.  Feel free to contact the podcast at 143podcasts@gmail.com or reach out to us on twitter.  And if you would like to submit an episode on a book, author,  album, or even discuss and promote your own work and what inspires you, please, don't hesitate to contact us and share your bibliophile (or audiophile) adventure!

This episode we shift gears a little bit as Michael from Germany reviews the steampunk rap album Professor Elemental and His Amazing Friends II (2019).  Why?  Isn't this a book podcast?  Because it involves storytelling and adventure and because it's awesome!  And we're rebels so just enjoy the show!  As Professor Elemental himself says, "Every Professor Elemental album is based around telling stories. Whether an epic  adventure or a whimsical diversion, they are at the heart of everything that Tom and I create.  

This then, is our anthology of short stories. A collection of mini adventures, taking on more musical styles than you would have thought possible.

Built over three years and featuring 26 friends every corner of independent music; you’ll hear Norwegian pop, Underground Hip Hop, Punky Folk, vintage Swing and everything in between.

Join me and my friends on adventures through mysterious deserts, overcrowded freak shows, secret speakeasys and sugar coated underwater odysseys. I promise you’ll find something to like and, if nothing else, it will make you smile."

 Visit Professor Elemental's site to check out and buy his music!  Also check out Cheap Ass Games!  Michael talks about them as well!

On this episode Martin from South Carolina (@geekvine on Twitter) takes us into the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, focusing on the short story The White Ship.  Originally published in 1919, The White Ship is part of Lovecraft's Dream Cycle stories.  If you enjoy this episode then you are in luck.  We will be having even more Lovecraft related episodes in the future.  Read the story for free here:  The White Ship.  Email comments and contributions to 143podcasts@gmail.com.

This week Michael from Texas takes a look at Neil Stephenson and his 2015 speculative fiction novel, Seveneves.  It's a big book with big ideas and quite a few big twists along the way as well.  Apologies for the initial audio in the first ten minutes due to some technical blunders.  Thanks for listening and reach out with thoughts, comments, suggestions or contributions at 143podcasts@gmail.com.

Michael from Germany (@SostheRope) is back for another look at the Dungeons and Dragons Player’s Handbook Fifth Edition.  This episode he covers the first four chapters, after briefly detailing the movie Secrets of Blackmoor: The True History of Dungeons & Dragons and the importance of Dave Arneson to the game’s development.  Also- HG Wells was a gamer!

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Plus a little bit about I’m OK, You’re OK, classic of popular psychology based on Eric Berne’s theory of Transactional Analysis that has helped millions of people who never before felt OK about themselves find the freedom to change, to liberate their ADULT effectiveness, and to achieve joyful intimacy with the people in their lives.

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