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Books are awesome, and you need more of them in your life. 

Join Aaron Armstrong, Dave Schroeder and Barnabas Piper every week as they talk about the books they love (and a few they really don’t) to help you be a better reader. Listen to every episode of the Table of (mal)Contents on Apple Podcasts or on your favorite podcast app and follow us on Twitter at @malContentsPod.


Mar 23, 2020

We step back in time to the week to the beginning of the month when we last sat in a room together to record a podcast! This time around, we had some fun that’s 

  • We riff on different title ideas for this episode (that I don’t think we ended up using)
  • Advice for past Scarlet, studying publishing
  • Being...

Mar 19, 2020

Since we're all being encouraged to practice social distancing these days, Dave, Scarlet and I decided to plug in our mics and record our first-ever episode where we weren't in the room together (something that hasn't been done on this show since the old Reading Writers days).

Listen in as we discuss from the...

Mar 16, 2020

Coming to you from an undisclosed location in Franklin Tennessee, Dave and I are back together, and we’ve got a friend with us! Scarlet Hiltibidal, longtime friend of the podcast, is joining us on the show. 

For how long? The short answer is, as long as she wants. 

Listen in as we discuss:

  • Dave’s first...

Mar 9, 2020

Dave and I are back recording in Nashville after our adventures in Minneapolis, and I've been a bit concerned about something of late: have we become too sincere? Listen in as we also discuss:

  • Why comedy directors do a great job directing dramatic films
  • What are a few leadership books we’ve found...

Mar 2, 2020

Shortly before heading out to Minneapolis, Dave and I were starting to get into a couple of books by William Kent Krueger. Well, it turns out that he lives in the area, so while we were in town, he graciously agreed to let us swing by and set up shop in his dining room to talk the mechanics of mystery writing, how...