Every week we discuss the first page--and only the first page--of a different novel, ranging from cult oddities (Tarnsman of Gor) to literary classics (Paradise Lost) to influential thrillers (Jaws). Each episode focuses on that first page and uses it as a jumping off point for an idiosyncratic discussion of media and how we make stories make sense.
January 17th, 2022 | 55 mins 48 secs
1990s, mars, scifi, star trek
Tonight we're discussing Star Trek: The Captain's Table #1 War Dragons by L.A. Graf, with our guest Braden Lamb.
January 9th, 2022 | 55 secs
Tonight we're discussing [title], by [author], with our guest [guest].
January 3rd, 2022 | 44 mins 55 secs
1960s, aliens, mustache, scifi
Tonight we're discussing Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper, with our guest Peter Rogers.
December 22nd, 2021 | 56 mins 47 secs
1800s, british, christmas, ghosts, holiday, novella, victorian
Tonight we're discussing A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, with our guests Kacey Smith & Braden Lamb.
December 17th, 2021 | 51 mins 31 secs
1990s, fairy tale, fantasy, low fantasy, polish, video games
Tonight we're discussing The Witcher: Blood of Elves by Andrej Sapkowski, with our guest Jeremy Greer.
November 27th, 2021 | 45 secs
We're takin' a break!
November 22nd, 2021 | 56 mins 13 secs
1980s, christian, fantasy, religion, satire
Tonight we're discussing Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert Heinlein, with our guest Moacir P. de Sá Pereira.
November 15th, 2021 | 58 mins 29 secs
1600s, chrisitan, epic, parrots, poetry, satan
Tonight we're discussing Paradise Lost by John Milton, with our guest Rachael Jones.
November 8th, 2021 | 42 mins 15 secs
1960s, cold war, opens on a chess board, plague, scifi
Tonight we're discussing Plague From Space by Harry Harrison, with our guest Michael Yichao.
November 1st, 2021 | 38 mins 44 secs
1800s, childrens, fairy tale, fantasy, goblin
Tonight we're discussing The Princess & the Goblin by George MacDonald, with our guest Diana Loraine.
October 29th, 2021 | 39 mins 9 secs
1800s, british, epistulary, gothic, horror, vampire
Tonight we're discussing Dracula by Bram Stoker, with our guest Kacey Smith.
October 25th, 2021 | 50 mins 57 secs
1990s, criticism, fantasy, horror
Tonight we're discussing the first page of Imajica, by Clive Barker, with our guest Jess Chautin.
October 22nd, 2021 | 41 mins 45 secs
2010s, american, england, historical, horror, vampire, vampire friday
Tonight we're discussing Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers, with our guest Braden Lamb.
October 18th, 2021 | 53 mins 37 secs
1990s, clones, divorce, love triangle, romance, scifi
Tonight we're discussing The Klone & I, by Danielle Steel, with our guest Morgan Pielli.
October 15th, 2021 | 47 mins 40 secs
1990s, franchise, horror, romance, soap opera, vampire, vampire friday
Tonight we're discussing Dark Shadows: Angelique's Descent, by Lara Parker, with our guest Will Hughes.
October 11th, 2021 | 36 mins 15 secs
1990s, american, hard scifi, mars, scifi
Tonight we're discussing Red Mars, by Kim Stanley Robinson, with our guest Chris Vandyke.