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Episode 19: Zadie Smith, NW

This one’s a Tom pick, though we were both pretty into it. In fact, we liked this book so much it prompted a larger discussion about the purpose of novels, and the relationship between truth and art. Don’t worry, though: we found plenty of things to argue about. Like whether Tom’s generation is the worst, whether Mike’s rating system is an affront to mathematics, and whether we’re ready to take over for the NPR Car Talk guys. Continue reading