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The Mookse and the Gripes Podcast

May 5, 2022

This week, Paul and Trevor discuss short books (fiction): what makes them special? Which authors specialize in brevity? How have short books impacted our lives as readers?  We each share five or our favorites, as well as a ton of great listener recommendations.

And be sure to stick around for a fun giveaway and a...


Apr 21, 2022

If you're a bibliophile, what could be better than a book about books? This week, Trevor and Paul are joined by their good friend Simon Thomas to talk about their favorite novels set in the world of books, authors, libraries, and bookstores. We each choose three favorites, but we certainly don't limit our discussion to...


Apr 7, 2022

This week’s mega-episode is all about one of our very favorite authors. Trevor and Paul discuss Austen’s six major novels, chat about what makes her work so special and even take a crack at ranking their favorites! 

We also share listener feedback about favorite title and chat about various adaptions, both good and...


Mar 24, 2022

In this episode, Trevor and Paul discuss great literary years. What have been some of the most noteworthy bookish years so far? What made them so special? They also travel back 100 years to arguably the greatest literary year in history and explore the works that changed literature forever. 

And they share readers‘...


Mar 10, 2022

In this episode, Trevor and Paul spend some time talking about one of their favorite publishers, Archipelago Books. They each share three of their favorite Archipelago titles and talk about a few they want to read soon.

This episode also includes an amazing giveaway that will supply one lucky winner with a year's worth...