Billionaire Book Club: A Podcast About Books

by Mike Langley

Billionaire Book Club: A Podcast About Books
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 31
  • Last: 4 Mar 2018
There's a lot of great books out there but only so many hours in a day (experts believe there are between 22-27 hours in a a day). You just haven't got time to read all the books you want to - wouldn't it be great if someone could do it for you? Look no further. Each week, Mike Langley will read a book recommended by his guest and then have a conversation about it. Feel like you've read a new book without all that pesky reading! New episodes every Sunday! Reach out to Mike at mikelangleycomedy@gmail.com with any questions, comments, or suggestions!

Episodes (31)

  • Amy Lynne Berger Talks One More Thing
    Amy Lynne Berger Talks One More Thing
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    Published: 4 Mar 2018 Duration: 41:43
    I sat down with actor, comedian, and writer Amy Lynne Berger to talk about her excellent choice, B. J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories (2014). It's the best book of short humor pieces I've read since Jon Stewart's Naked Pi... Read more →
    I sat down with actor, comedian, and writer Amy Lynne Berger to talk about her excellent choice, B. J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories (2014). It's the best book of short humor pieces I've read since Jon Stewart's Naked Pi... Read more →

  • Meredith Houff Talks The Most Magnificent Thing
    Meredith Houff Talks The Most Magnificent Thing
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    Published: 25 Feb 2018 Duration: 36:35
    I sat down to talk with educator Meredith Houff about her choice, The Most Magnificent Thing, which was written by Ashley Spires and published in 2014. It's a great read about a little girl (and her dog/assistant) who tries and tries to bri... Read more →
    I sat down to talk with educator Meredith Houff about her choice, The Most Magnificent Thing, which was written by Ashley Spires and published in 2014. It's a great read about a little girl (and her dog/assistant) who tries and tries to bri... Read more →

  • Phil Stamato Talks The Swerve
    Phil Stamato Talks The Swerve
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    Published: 18 Feb 2018 Duration: 44:34
    This week, I sat down with standup comic and student of the classics Phil Stamato to talk about The Swerve: How The World Became Modern, written by Stephen Greenblatt and published in 2011. It tells the story of a long-lost text, On The Nat... Read more →
    This week, I sat down with standup comic and student of the classics Phil Stamato to talk about The Swerve: How The World Became Modern, written by Stephen Greenblatt and published in 2011. It tells the story of a long-lost text, On The Nat... Read more →

  • Monique Moses Talks Ready Player One
    Monique Moses Talks Ready Player One
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    Published: 11 Feb 2018 Duration: 42:34
    I sat down with Monique Moses to talk about Ready Player One, written by Ernest Cline and published in 2011. The book tells the story of a dystopian future in which civilization has mostly fallen apart and everyone spends much of their time... Read more →
    I sat down with Monique Moses to talk about Ready Player One, written by Ernest Cline and published in 2011. The book tells the story of a dystopian future in which civilization has mostly fallen apart and everyone spends much of their time... Read more →

  • David Sonshine Talks The Fifth Sacred Thing
    David Sonshine Talks The Fifth Sacred Thing
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    Published: 4 Feb 2018 Duration: 43:28
    In this episode, I sat down with David Sonshine to talk about The Fifth Sacred Thing (1993) by Starhawk. This is a really cool book which tells the story of a dystopian future in which an eco-feminist society in the Bay Area comes into conf... Read more →
    In this episode, I sat down with David Sonshine to talk about The Fifth Sacred Thing (1993) by Starhawk. This is a really cool book which tells the story of a dystopian future in which an eco-feminist society in the Bay Area comes into conf... Read more →

  • Mike Diaz Talks How To Win Friends And Influence People
    Mike Diaz Talks How To Win Friends And Influence People
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    Published: 28 Jan 2018 Duration: 39:53
    I sat down with my friend and colleague Mike Diaz, who chose the book How To Win Friends And Influence People (1936) by Dale Carnegie. It's a fascinating book that lays out principles for human relationships, and demonstrates with exhaustiv... Read more →
    I sat down with my friend and colleague Mike Diaz, who chose the book How To Win Friends And Influence People (1936) by Dale Carnegie. It's a fascinating book that lays out principles for human relationships, and demonstrates with exhaustiv... Read more →

  • Dre Wright Talks The Autobiography Of Malcolm X
    Dre Wright Talks The Autobiography Of Malcolm X
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    Published: 21 Jan 2018 Duration: 41:11
    I sat down with Dre Wright to talk about the vital, classic work The Autobiography of Malcolm X As Told To Alex Haley (1965). Dre is a friend and coworker who may soon be starting a podcast of his own - stay tuned! We get into the arc of Ma... Read more →
    I sat down with Dre Wright to talk about the vital, classic work The Autobiography of Malcolm X As Told To Alex Haley (1965). Dre is a friend and coworker who may soon be starting a podcast of his own - stay tuned! We get into the arc of Ma... Read more →

  • Colin Canny Talks Fire And Fury
    Colin Canny Talks Fire And Fury
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    Published: 14 Jan 2018 Duration: 41:09
    This week, I sat down with my friend and coworker Colin Canny to talk about the new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (2018) by Michael Wolff. Colin agreed to speed read the book with me so that we could get an episode out in... Read more →
    This week, I sat down with my friend and coworker Colin Canny to talk about the new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (2018) by Michael Wolff. Colin agreed to speed read the book with me so that we could get an episode out in... Read more →

  • Shand Thomas Talks The Vacationers
    Shand Thomas Talks The Vacationers
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    Published: 7 Jan 2018 Duration: 43:55
    This episode had me sitting down Shand Thomas to talk about Emma Straub's The Vacationers (2014). It's a fun and breezy story of - you guessed it - people on vacation, and we had a blast chatting about it. We covered the characters' relatio... Read more →
    This episode had me sitting down Shand Thomas to talk about Emma Straub's The Vacationers (2014). It's a fun and breezy story of - you guessed it - people on vacation, and we had a blast chatting about it. We covered the characters' relatio... Read more →

  • Momoh Pujeh Talks The Power Of Now
    Momoh Pujeh Talks The Power Of Now
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    Published: 31 Dec 2017 Duration: 48:59
    I sat down with standup comedian Momoh Pujeh to talk about his selection, The Power of Now (1997) by Eckhart Tolle, a book which extols the importance of "Now" (read the book or listen to the episode for a deeper understanding of the concep... Read more →
    I sat down with standup comedian Momoh Pujeh to talk about his selection, The Power of Now (1997) by Eckhart Tolle, a book which extols the importance of "Now" (read the book or listen to the episode for a deeper understanding of the concep... Read more →

  • Julianna Haubner Talks Ragtime
    Julianna Haubner Talks Ragtime
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    Published: 24 Dec 2017 Duration: 46:29
    In this episode, I sat down with Julianna Haubner, who my friend and colleague from our college newspaper, the Colby Echo. She is one of the most voracious readers I know and is currently an editor for the publisher Simon & Schuster. We had... Read more →
    In this episode, I sat down with Julianna Haubner, who my friend and colleague from our college newspaper, the Colby Echo. She is one of the most voracious readers I know and is currently an editor for the publisher Simon & Schuster. We had... Read more →

  • Jeremy Bent Talks The Dispossessed
    Jeremy Bent Talks The Dispossessed
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    Published: 17 Dec 2017 Duration: 44:46
    I sat down with Jeremy Bent to talk about Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed (1974). This is a riveting science fiction novel about two worlds & societies that have largely existed in isolation until the narrative present, and the story o... Read more →
    I sat down with Jeremy Bent to talk about Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed (1974). This is a riveting science fiction novel about two worlds & societies that have largely existed in isolation until the narrative present, and the story o... Read more →

  • Ellen Castellini Talks The Dinner
    Ellen Castellini Talks The Dinner
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    Published: 10 Dec 2017 Duration: 33:08
    I talked with Ellen Castellini about The Dinner (2009) by Herman Koch, which tells the story of two families who must address a horrible secret over the course of - and this came out of left field for me - a dinner. It's a by turns grim and... Read more →
    I talked with Ellen Castellini about The Dinner (2009) by Herman Koch, which tells the story of two families who must address a horrible secret over the course of - and this came out of left field for me - a dinner. It's a by turns grim and... Read more →

  • Kelsey Nash Talks The War Of Art
    Kelsey Nash Talks The War Of Art
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    Published: 3 Dec 2017 Duration: 53:33
    In this episode, I talk with my friend Kelsey Nash about Steven Pressfield's The War of Art (2002). It was an honest and interesting conversation about the different battles we fight in trying to do creative work (or, different facets of "R... Read more →
    In this episode, I talk with my friend Kelsey Nash about Steven Pressfield's The War of Art (2002). It was an honest and interesting conversation about the different battles we fight in trying to do creative work (or, different facets of "R... Read more →

  • Maggie Bower Talks East of Eden
    Maggie Bower Talks East of Eden
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    Published: 26 Nov 2017 Duration: 41:51
    My friend Maggie Bower came on to talk about John Steinbeck's East of Eden (1952). This is one of my favorite books too, and I really enjoyed talking about Maggie's first reading of the book while leading a 50 day canoe trip in Ontario, the... Read more →
    My friend Maggie Bower came on to talk about John Steinbeck's East of Eden (1952). This is one of my favorite books too, and I really enjoyed talking about Maggie's first reading of the book while leading a 50 day canoe trip in Ontario, the... Read more →

  • Sarah Jean Alexander Talks Inferno (A Poet's Novel)
    Sarah Jean Alexander Talks Inferno (A Poet's Novel)
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    Published: 19 Nov 2017 Duration: 37:36
    In this episode, I sat down with friend and poet Sarah Jean Alexander, who chose the book Inferno (A Poet's Novel), by Eileen Myles. This was a really interesting book that explores poetry, writing, queerness, and living in New York, among ... Read more →
    In this episode, I sat down with friend and poet Sarah Jean Alexander, who chose the book Inferno (A Poet's Novel), by Eileen Myles. This was a really interesting book that explores poetry, writing, queerness, and living in New York, among ... Read more →

  • Ken McGraw Talks Belushi
    Ken McGraw Talks Belushi
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    Published: 12 Nov 2017 Duration: 42:07
    I sat down with actor and comedian Ken McGraw to talk about his choice, Belushi: A Biography (2005) by Judith Belushi Pisano and Tanner Colby. We get into Belushi's tremendous life & works, his influence on Ken's life and comedy, as well as... Read more →
    I sat down with actor and comedian Ken McGraw to talk about his choice, Belushi: A Biography (2005) by Judith Belushi Pisano and Tanner Colby. We get into Belushi's tremendous life & works, his influence on Ken's life and comedy, as well as... Read more →

  • Bridget Scanlon Talks Cloud Atlas
    Bridget Scanlon Talks Cloud Atlas
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    Published: 5 Nov 2017 Duration: 50:17
    I sat down with Bridget Scanlon to talk about David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas (2004). It's a great read, both interesting for the story/stories it contains as well as it's stylistic and structural innovations. Bridget and I talk about the nove... Read more →
    I sat down with Bridget Scanlon to talk about David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas (2004). It's a great read, both interesting for the story/stories it contains as well as it's stylistic and structural innovations. Bridget and I talk about the nove... Read more →

  • Ben Hargrave Talks The Meditations Of Marcus Aurelius
    Ben Hargrave Talks The Meditations Of Marcus Aurelius
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    Published: 29 Oct 2017 Duration: 40:55
    This episode has me talking with Ben Hargrave about The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. We talk about its prescriptions for living a good life, the good emperor's emphasis on death and on what matters, and the weird serendipity you feel whe... Read more →
    This episode has me talking with Ben Hargrave about The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. We talk about its prescriptions for living a good life, the good emperor's emphasis on death and on what matters, and the weird serendipity you feel whe... Read more →

  • Brandon Follick Talks You'll Grow Out Of It
    Brandon Follick Talks You'll Grow Out Of It
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    Published: 22 Oct 2017 Duration: 40:17
    In this episode, I got to talk with my fried Brandon Follick about the book You'll Grow Out Of It (2016) by Jessi Klein. We talk all about her hilarious writing style, my love of baths, and how her style in the book relates to some of her s... Read more →
    In this episode, I got to talk with my fried Brandon Follick about the book You'll Grow Out Of It (2016) by Jessi Klein. We talk all about her hilarious writing style, my love of baths, and how her style in the book relates to some of her s... Read more →