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.
July 26th, 2021 | 24 mins 40 secs
1960s, american, barbarian, fantasy, gor, pulp, scifi
Tonight we're discussing Tarnsman of Gor, by John Norman.
July 16th, 2021 | 38 mins 3 secs
2000s, american, celebrity, humor, litfic, movies, new york
Tonight we're discussing Shopgirl, by Steve Martin, with our guest Diana Loraine.
July 16th, 2021 | 44 mins 40 secs
1980s, english, horror, skull opera, vampires
Tonight we're discussing Necroscope, by Brian Lumley, with our guest Alexander Danner.
July 16th, 2021 | 30 mins 54 secs
1970s, american, horror, literature, movies, sharks, thriller
Tonight we're discussing Jaws, by Peter Benchley, with our guest Kacey Smith.