Good biographies vs bad ones, the Tolkien movie, and Canadian coffee


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We all love biographies and memoirs. Well, Dave and I (Aaron) do a lot more than Barnabas. But we all do love to talk about biographies and memoirs! And this week we’re joined by Dave’s daughter, Madelyn, who helps keep us on track as we discuss:

  • What makes a good biography and why we love them
  • The greatness of the word “bloviating”
  • What makes a good memoir vs a bad one
  • Why Christian biographies are so hard to write
  • The national foods of Canada
  • How Aaron really feels about Canadian coffee
  • How we feel about the Tolkien movie that we haven’t seen yet
  • Madelyn’s choice for the Jack Reacher Sucker-punch of the Week

Thanks to our sponsor, Gospel-Centered Discipleship, for their support. Check out the newest title from GCD Books, A Restless Age: How Saint Augustine Helps You Make Sense of Your Twenties by Austin Gohn.

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