Inspired by Brian Dillon’s new book Affinities, Trevor and Paul have fun exploring the question: Why do we like what we like? The answers are not always black and white or even logical—but they are sure are fun to talk about!
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- Solenoid, by Mircea C?rt?rescu, translated by Sean Cotter
- ‘Salem’s Lot, by Stephen King
- The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder, by David Grann
- The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, by David Grann
- The White Darkness, by David Grann
- Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann
- In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, by Nathaniel Philbrick
- Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, by Alfred Lansing
- Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World, by Peter Moore
- The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France, by Eric Jager
- Affinities: On Art and Fascination, by Brian Dillon
- Andrea Barrett (for example, Ship Fever, The Voyage of the Narwhal, Servants of the Map)
- When We Cease to Understand the World, by Benjamin Labatut
- The Strange, by Nathan Ballingrud
- The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, by Sam Kean
- Caesar’s Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us, by Sam Kean
- A Year in the Maine Woods, by Bernd Heinrich
- The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, by Michael Finkel
- Henri Duchemin and His Shadows, by Emmanuel Bove, translated by Alyson Waters
- Malicroix, by Henri Bosco, translated by Joyce Zonona
- The Sight of Death, by T.J. Clarke
- Bluets, by Maggie Nelson
- Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer
- Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room, by Geoff Dyer
- Kate Zambreno (for example, Drifts)
- Robert Walser (for example, The Walk and The Tanners)
- Sergio Chejfec (for example, My Two Worlds)
- Teju Cole (for example, Open City0)
- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce
- East of the Mountains, by David Guterson
- Wanderlust: A History of Walking, by Rebecca Solnit
- Recollections of My Nonexistence, by Rebecca Solnit
- Hope in the Dark, by Rebecca Solnit
- Men Explain Things to Me, by Rebecca Solnit
- A Field Guide to Getting Lost, by Rebecca Solnit
- The Faraway Nearby, by Rebecca Solnit
- A Paradise Built in Hell, by Rebecca Solnit
- Underland: A Deep Time Journey, by Robert MacFarlane
- PrairieErth: A Deep Map, by William Least-Heat Moon
- The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman
- Loren Eiseley: Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos
- Barkskins, by Annie Proulx
- The Rings of Saturn, by W.G. Sebald, translated by Michael Hulse
- The Peregine, by J.A. Baker
- Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke
- The MANIAC, by Benjamin Labatut
- Barbara Pym (for example, Some Tame Gazelle, Excellent Women, Quartet in Autumn)
- Anita Brookner (for example, A Start in Life, Look at Me, Hotel du Lac)
- A Horse at Night, by Amina Cain
- Patreon Bonus Episode: April 2023
- Lost in Redonda Podcast Substack
- “Mysterious Circumstances,” by David Grann
- “Trial by Fire,” by David Grann
- Snap Judgment: Where No One Should Go
- CriterionCast Episode 185: Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (with Trevor and Scott Nye)
- News from Home, d. Chantal Akerman
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