Interesting book discussion with the authors.
First recording in Rebel Underground Studios since Season 1.
The Reinis traveled down to record in studio.
Matt and Ben started the episode sharing a mic, then made the guests share instead.
Ben is taller than both hosts imagined.
Allan is Aaron's father.
10:41 Thankfully the book was good so Ben could give an honest review
Tom Bombadil represents the ideal pacifist. Tolkien used him to represent the ideal to strive for, but an impossibility to achieve in the real world.
33:00 Allan Reini calls Ben "Oh Great Catholic Ben"
I hope this doesn't come off as a joke. I'm actually interested: did Ben's review where he brought up that it was mostly an evangelical Christian base in the book, did his review when he brought that up, did that influence your decision to add these other elements in?
Under oath, I will say...yes.
So, influences on the series: Star Wars, Star Trek, Blade Runner...Ben De Bono.
Ben is Right: Future Flight of the Angels books will include non-evangelical Christians
October 2014 is the Reini's release date goal for the sequel.
They released it only five years later, not bad
It's the three-year anniversary of the podcast.
We talk over each other. It's part of our charm.