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

Bibliophile Adventures is hosted by Michael Sparkman and produced by Michael Sparkman. Get in touch with us via Twitter, @BibliophileLab1, by sending us an e-mail.

Bibliophile Adventures has released 25 episodes since launching on Jun 06, 2019

This week the Bibliophile Labyrinth Adventures Podcast is happy to welcome a new contributor, Martin (@geekvine on Twitter). Martin guides us into an ancient Hindu text that is part of the Vedic writings, the Upanishads (800-500 BCE) and references Vernon Katz and Thomas Egenes, The Upanishads: A New Translation, 2015. He shares their origin, their meaning, and their importance to him. Thanks for listening. Look for Bibliophile Labyrinth Adventures on Twitter! 

This episode covers JRR Tolkien's posthumous work, The Story of Kullervo, written when he was at Exeter College, Oxford, from 1914 to 1915 and published in 2015. Michael from Germany discusses it and its source material, the Finnish epic poem Kalevala, a work that influenced not only Tolkien but Longfellow's Hiawatha, fantasy, Dungeons & Dragons and much more. One of the important themes of this episode is the importance of sharing stories and shared story telling. If you are interested in submitting an episode about a book, an author, or a genre that you love, please email Thanks for listening! Tell a friend! Share the show! 

In episode three we are happy to introduce a new member to the show, Michael from Germany. Michael provides another perspective on Piers Anthony's 1968 novel, Sos the Rope. He offers thoughtful, considerate, and insightful commentary on the book. Enjoy this wonderful episode and hopefully many more from him in the future. You can find Bibliophile Labyrinth Adventures on Twitter to comment and participate, or you can email us at Thanks for listening and if you enjoy what we are doing feel free to join in and tell your friends! 

In episode two we look at Vollmann's The Dying Grass, a historical novel about the Nez Perce War of 1877. 

In the first episode of Bibliophile Labyrinth Adventures we take a look at fantasy/science fiction author Piers Anthony's second novel, Sos the Rope. Plus, a little Bob Dylan! 

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