HUSH Podcast #91 – The Perfect Storm

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Lisa Brown thinks everyone should read The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger. Listen in on the discussion in this episode of HUSH to see if hosts Thad Hartman, Miranda Ericsson, and Lissa Staley agree.

In this new series of You Made Me Read It! episodes, each podcast guest challenges the hosts with a book recommendation and – hopefully – everyone discovers great new reads.

Spoiler Alert: the Andrea Gail sinks and the reader knows it before the story begins. If you want to read the book first, get The Perfect Storm from the library before you listen.

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It was the storm of the century – a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists deemed it “the perfect storm.” When it struck in October, 1991, there was virtually no warning. “She’s comin’ on, boys, and she’s comin’ on strong,” radioed Captain Billy Tyne of the Andrea Gail from off the coast of Nova Scotia. Soon afterward, the boat and its crew of six disappeared without a trace.

Show Notes – The Perfect Storm

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

  • Check out The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger from the library.
  • Preview the discussion topics with the questions about The Perfect Storm from ReadingGroupGuides.
  • See how other readers reacted to the book on Goodreads. Is this a 2 star or a 5 star book for you?
  • After you listen to this podcast, it’s likely you will also want to learn more about the Broadway musical Hamilton and use your library card to check it out from Hoopla.
  • Lisa Brown is watching all of the Star Trek canon from start to finish in one year’s time, from The Cage to Star Trek: Beyond and everything in between. She is blogging about the experience at The Prolific Trek.

Add this to your reading list

Coming up in three weeks, on the next episode of You Made Me Read It! – Michelle Stottlemire recommends Better Off: flipping the switch on technology by Eric Brende. Subscribe via iTunes or check back after August 30.

Thanks for listening!

Interested in hearing more like this? Check out some of our other popular episodes including Best Books of 2015 and the earlier episodes of You Made Me Read It!

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Thad, Lissa & Miranda

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Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. (She's the Community Connections Librarian!) She reads a new book every few days, but is enjoying the audiobook of "Empress of Forever" by Max Gladstone, the ebook "When We Were Magic" by Sarah Gailey and is eagerly awaiting John Scalzi's "The Last Emperox" in April!