Rachel & Sam Read a Story is about the fun of reading children's books, but it's also about how little sense these books make when you read them 20 years later. Sit back and let us re-read your childhood favorites, and some new additions to the world of children's lit, and make fun of them all the while! Enjoy!

No spoilers, but Emma Yarlett's Orion and the Dark had a couple of the most creative pages we'd ever seen in a kids book! It's super cool!

Okay, so it's about this little kid whose scared of, well, basically EVERYTHING! Especially the dark. But that all changes when the Dark comes to life and comes into his room and right up to him! Then it's not scary at all! When it's all anthropomorphic and immediately present in the one place in the world you considered safe! Super comforting forever!

Rachel & Sam Read a Story is about the fun of reading children's books new and old, and also about how little sense these books make when you read them 20 years later. We read the books aloud and make fun of them as we go. Enjoy!

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First of all, we apologize to you, the listener, because this has absolutely NOTHING to do with the creation of Nuclear explosives.

Second, we apologize to singing and those implicitly expecting us to be able to sing properly.

Finally we apologize to Chris Ballew. It's just.... we are so so sorry.

Anyway, ENJOY THIS BOOK! YEAH!!!

Rachel & Sam Read a Story is about the fun of reading children's books, and also about how little sense these books make when you read them 20 years later. We read the books aloud and make fun of them while we do. Enjoy!

Follow Sam (@SamGasch) or follow Rachel (@Sknowite). Either way, please subscribe!

Direct download: Sam__Rachel75.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

We kept BJ (@BJcomedy) around for another week before he has to leave to do his fancy schmancy "military training," so what better was to goof around with the ultimate goofball than to read an illustrated picture book not intended for children! Hooray!

You Have to Fucking Eat, by Adam Mansbach and illustrated by Owen Brozman, is a perfect interpretation of a parent's biggest frustration: Getting their goddam kids to eat a motherflipping sandwich. Fuck!

Anyway, this episode may not exactly be SFW, but it's absolutely delightful and evocative. And full of shitty kids.

Rachel & Sam Read a Story is about the fun of reading children's books, and also about how little sense these books make when you read them 20 years later. We read the books aloud and make fun of them while we do. Enjoy!

Follow Sam (@SamGasch) or follow Rachel (@Sknowite). Either way, please subscribe!

Direct download: Sam__Rachel74.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Joined this week by the improviser and overall very funny guy BJ "Honkey" Lange (@bjcomedy). Now, when we say that BJ knows everyone, we are 100% correct and don't look into it.

The book we read is Dr. Suess' EXTREMELY patriotic Oh Say Can You Say! Now, we SAY that's patriotic, but it's really just a book of tongue twisters. How better to celebrate our nation's independence than by misintrepreting some core texts? This is gonna be great!

Rachel & Sam Read a Story is about the fun of reading children's books, and also about how little sense these books make when you read them 20 years later. We read the books aloud and make fun of them while we do. Enjoy!

Follow Sam (@SamGasch) or follow Rachel (@Sknowite). Either way, please subscribe!

Direct download: Sam__Rachel73.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

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