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!

It's a Nerdist School Network cross-promotion!

Amanda Barnes (@BarnesWrites and @C) co-hosts the super wonderful and fun podcast The Novice and Frank! It's all about the world of comic books and superheroes, but did we have the perfect book for her!

Superheroes taught us a valuable lesson about controlling our emotions and not being a dick. And we had a wonderfully fun time trying to figure out what they're names/super powers are! Isn't it great when a lesson also turns out to be fun?

Seriously though, don't be a dick.

And listen to Amanda's podcast.

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!

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

Direct download: Sam__Rachel157.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

We are joined this week by the incredibly talented and wonderful person, Harry Valentine (@hairyvalentine).

And together we read a book that took three years to complete and won an ACADEMY AWARD. So I think THAT means that it should be good enough for you!

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a wonderful journey into fantasy and an exploration of the love of a really good book. That is, assuming it isn't just the story Morris's brain concocts as he lies dying in the streets.

Ummm.....

ENJOY!!!!!

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!

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

Direct download: Sam__Rachel156.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

It's that time again. Passover! That time of year when we give up the sweet, sweet carbs we love and settle down to a nice, underwhelming book.

This year's entry is Sesame Street themed! And boy, was it.... fine.

Grover and Big Bird are visiting their friends in Israel, for some reason, because they don't know any Jews that live near them. For some reason.

But WHATEVER! It's Passover! They don't need to explain anything! Just shovel out a new book so that they can cover that small part of the population that wasn't already covered.

Also, I can't do Grover's voice. Like, at ALL.

But in all seriousness, Sesame Street only exists because of the wonderful people at PBS. PBS provides a wonderful service to families and children all over the country. It's important and should be protected. Please, Support PBS. And support other services like it.

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!

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

Direct download: Sam__Rachel155.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

It's the Three Pigs! (editor's note: Not Little Pigs)

One builds a house out of straw, another out of sticks, and a third out of bricks! But they build their houses out of THE VERY FABRIC THAT KNITS THEIR WORLD TOGETHER.

AND NOW THAT FABRIC HAS BEEN TORN ASUNDER AND THEY MUST JOURNEY THROUGH THE VOID!!

But anyway, it's fun! Listen now!

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!

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

Direct download: Sam__Rachel154.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

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