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.
May 16th, 2022 | 46 mins 29 secs
1910s, danish, in translation, murder, mystery, psychology, pulp, surreal
Tonight we're discussing Kzradock the Onion Man & the Spring-Fresh Methuselah by Louis Levy, with our guest Kelly Asprooth-Jackson.
March 28th, 2022 | 46 mins 9 secs
1970s, british, crabs, garfield digression, horror, marine life, wales
Tonight we're discussing NIGHT OF THE CRABS by Guy N. Smith, with our guest Chase Greenlee.
March 14th, 2022 | 47 mins 35 secs
1980s, american, dragons, fantasy, roleplaying
Tonight we're discussing Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, with our guest Wendy Wagner.
February 21st, 2022 | 49 mins 21 secs
1970s, animals, british, childrens, poverty
Tonight we're discussing Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien, with our guest Kacey Smith.
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.