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Literature

We read books, then talk about them in chunks - listen to us get to grips with some of your favourite old classics or pick up something new and read along with us!

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It’s part 2 of our read through with extra silliness of H.G. Wells’ classic, The War of the Worlds - this week we’ve got profound peril, profounder philosophy, and profoundly questionable French accents; all this, and weaponised doorbells too. We spoil you, we really do.

This week we're reading from the start of the chapter 'The Fighting Begins' to the start of the chapter 'What Had Happened in Surrey'.

We’ll be doing The War of the World in 5 parts, which means now is the perfect time to email us and let us know what you think about The War of the Worlds in time for the last episode; masterpiece? Over-rated? Better as a musical? Email us at sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, or tweet us @sharkliveroil.

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It's time for a new book and this time, it's WAR! And not just any war. THE WAR! OF THE WORLDS! We're reading through HG Wells's classic and let me tell you we're both loving every page. In part one we meet the chronically exhausted invaders who are possibly high on oxygen, the comically broad locals who can't form full English words and one brave but foolhardy astronomer, may he rest in peace. The shocks come early as Dave reveals he's never listened to the Jeff Wayne album - and it just gets more and more dramatic from there. 

We'd love to hear what you make of the book. Get in touch at sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or find us on twitter @sharkliveroil 

If you're reading along with us, go from the start of the book to chapter 9: The Fighting Begins. 

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! And to celebrate we're taking on a classic of world cinema. It's a festive treat featuring a world renowned international star. It's a combination of balls to the wall action (a reindeer gets punched in the face) and good old family fun (bad people get punched in the face). It's one man's quest to buy his son's affection for Christmas. It's Jingle All The Way! Merry Christmas!!

Feedback: sharlkiveroilpodcast@gmail.com @sharkliveroil

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It’s the final part of our read-through of the classic Treasure Island, and we’ve got it all: steampunk pistols, unexpected cameos from mediocre English football managers, and character with a level of sangfroid so collossal as to amount to genius. And because it’s the last episode for this book, we’ve got one of our favourite bits: reviews. Next week it’s Crap Christmas Film Club - tune in on Christmas Eve for our fair and balanced assessment of 90’s classic Jingle All The Way.

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It's Part 5 of our read-through and comment-along on pirate classic Treasure Island! This week we're reading Part 5, My Sea Adventure; and, astonishingly, we're reading about an adventure, on the sea!

Also some gentlemanly smack-downs, some realy stupid ideas, and some more really really seriously unbelievably stupid ideas. From the characters, mind you; our ideas are still squarely in our sweet-spot of locquacious mediocrity.

NEXT WEEK it's the last episode so get us your reviews, your thoughts, your sicks jibes, your iller swipes, and send them to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, or @sharkliveroil on Twitter.

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Woooo! Wooooo! Wooooooo! It's that time of year again! So get ready for another Halloween Spooky Special! This year we're going back to Edgar Allen Poe with a readthrough of his short story, Hop Frog. When a vertically challenged disabled court jester gets sick and tired of being pushed around by the king, he hatches a darkly genius plan that is best summed up as "the mic drop to end all mic drops." Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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In part 4 of Shark Liver Oil's read through of Treasure Island, it all goes off in a big way. The officers break cover and go on the offensive. The pirates retaliate and all hell breaks loose. There are canon shots, musket fire, cutlass fights and an all out assault on the stockade. Pirates vs Officers: The Bloodbath. Get ready for the body count to soar!

Love Treasure Island? Hate it? Send us your review and we'll put it on the podcast. sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or find us on twitter @sharkliveroil

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We read the classics, and this week it's Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. This week we've got an ill-advised adventure ashore, some seriously short-term thinking, and the world's first intercontinental ballistic crutch - as well as our continuing obsession with the greatest line in the history of children's cinema.

AH, BILLY BONES!

As always, hit us up on Twitter - @sharkliveroil - or via email, sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, with your thoughts, theories and views on this one. A classic? An over-rated genre piece? Responsible for some of the worst films ever made? Let us know!

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You're in for a rollocking good time as Shark Liver Oil takes on part 2 of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic take of swashbuckling bastardy. We spend some more time with four times Hispaniola Employee Of The Month Winner, Long "wink and the guns" John Silver, we delve further into Trelawney's extremely uncomfortable on-board crush and we are simply amazed at what you hear if you sit at the bottom of an apple barrel for long enough. Promises to be a good one.

Thoughts on the book or the podcast? We'd love to hear them. Email sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or get us on twitter @sharkliveroil

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Shiver me clichés! Keel-haul the classic adventure literary tropes! Above all, don't underestimate blind pirates! It's TREASURE ISLAND!

We're doing Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of derring-do, derring-theft and derring-idiot aristocrats, and it's a treat. Swords! Scars! Mysterious black spots! Blood-letting as the height of medical technology!

As always, get involved on Twitter @sharkliveroil or email us sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com. Nothing but love to you all. Love and piracy.

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It's the third in Shark Liver Oil's "Three Game Of Thrones Podcasts In A Week" Trilogy. And it's the Season 7 grand finale! It's got it all: an all-star political royal rumble, a switcheroo to end all switcheroos that does for Littlefinger, graphic incest on a boat and a wight in a box. Oh, and the wall comes crashing down. Don't forget that. Never forget that.

Get in touch: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or find us on twitter @sharkliveroil

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Apparently THAT REALLY IS THE PLAN, and we're here in the second part of our three-part run to the end of the series to witness it, in all its icy, firey, PROFOUNDLY QUESTIONABLE glory! Romp with us through Winterfell, as a sibling rivalry threatens to give Dave a stress headache! Zip with us the length of an entire continent in the twinkling of an eye on (apparently) Westeros' own version of the hyperloop! And of course, wander with us through the frozen north in the hope that capturing a wight turns out to be a good idea for some reason! It's Shark Liver Oil! It's Game of Thrones! HERE ARE YOUR DRAGONS!

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Hold onto your butts as the first of our TRIPLE THREAT podcast makes it's way into your feed. After the crazy shenanigans of the Loot Train battle, we were all ready for a barn burner of a battle at Eastwatch this week. Sadly that wasn't to be, but we still had the burning of Tarly and Son, the return of the Rower That Was Promised and the start of probably the most ridiculous plan in the history of Game of Thrones as our heroes decide to take a jaunt north of the wall to bag themselves a zombie. Will it be All Wight On The Night?

Keep a look out for episodes 6 and 7, dropping into your feed later this week.

Usual place for feedback: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or @sharkliveroil on twitter.

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What's this? A second podcast in as many hours? You bet your ass it is! Shark Liver Oil comes roaring back up to date with The Spoils Of War! The last ten minutes of this weeks eposide was so balls to the wall oustanding that we just had to get this podcast out. So buckle up for our take on the biggest battle yet! Hardhome? Don't make me laugh, most of those guys were already dead. Blackwater? That's just a starter. Battle of the Bastards? Go eat at the kids table. All aboard the Loot Train!

Some other things happen in this episode too - and we talk about them also.

Feedback etc? Get it to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com @sharkliveroil or Shark Liver Oil Podcast on facebook.

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Better late than never, here's our take on Game of Thrones S7E3, the Queen's Juuuuuustice! An Ironborn captain delivers some hypocritical sass, the Queen of Thorns goes out on a high, we see the probable end of Ellaria Sand (extramarital sex) and Euron Greyjoy just continues to love life. Oh, and the unsullied hit Casterly Rock with a one punch takedown- KO!!

As ever we'd love to hear your feedback on the show or the podcast: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or @sharkliveroil on twitter. You can also find us on Facebook so why not give us a like. We'd like that.

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It’s episode two: it’s Stormborn: it’s SHARK LIVER OIL!
 
This week we’ve got some extremely questionable medical decisions, we’ve got - of all things - actual romance, and we’ve got a moment in which we finally hit the limit of character names we can remember in this story universe. It had to happen; we’ve been doing this so long we’ve gone senile.
 
And if you’ve been listening along with us, or if this is your first week, let us know what you think! We’re on Twitter @sharkliveroil and email at sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com.
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Guess who's back? Back again? Game of Thrones. Still no book. But never fear, Shark Liver Oil is back for season 7 of the TV series. In this episode we wonder about the real reason behind Dolorous Edd welcoming Bran to Castle Black, what is Randyll Tarly's real name and what's really being kept under wraps in the forbidden section of the citidel library? Send your feedback to sharkliveroilpodcastgmail.com or find us on twitter @sharkliveroil and facebook! Yes Facebook! I can't believe it either.

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It's the final chapter in Shark Liver Oil's harrowing read through of The Da Vinci Code. It's taken a while (and it's certainly felt like it) but we're nearly at the end so join us for the final lap. It certainly goes out with a bang (in a fashion). The British polcie break with more than a century of tradition and start carrying guns everwhere, a few people die and The Teacher ends up phoning it in from the boot of a car. We also enjoy reading out some of your reviews which give the book the absolute mauling it deserves. Get involved sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or find us on twitter @sharkliveroil

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Part 3 of our read through of the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown! This week we've got all sorts of good things; from art history to the Hitler Diaries to the possibility the Jesus may not in fact have been conversant in modern social media. As always, get in your thoughts, arguments, theories and alternative facts to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, or on Twitter @sharkliveroil.

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In episode two of our balls to the wall guide to Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code we flick from lonely Silas (he just needs the love of a good woman), to the fleeing and inner monologue riddled brain of Robert and, of course, we drop in on the collapsing clown car that is the (fictional) Parisian police authorities. We also continue to ponder the true mystery that matters - just what on earth was Sophie's grandad getting up to in that basement? It's more thrilling than a midnight drive through Paris in a Smart Car.

Send your reviews to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or find us on twitter @sharkliveroil

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