Very happy to have Elle Nash on the show. Her novel, Animals Eat Each Other, will be out from Dzanc Books in 2018. She's the fiction editor over at Hobart Pulp, and the founding editor of Witch Craft Magazine.
In this episode we talk about her pregnancy, life in Arkansas, her time as a follower of Islam, the necessity of spiritual practice, living your best life, corporate drone-ism, politicians, and Marilyn Manson.
P.S. A few of the ideas I express in this one (particularly the stuff about the current failure of scientific materialism) is cribbed entirely from the work of Gordon White, who explains these things WAY better than I do on the recent episode of Against Everyone with Conner Habib. So check that out, after you listen to this one.
Dave stopped by to talk about Spiderman. Spoilers: it wasn't good.
The kid Joey comes on to discuss the books he's been reading. We also talk about how uncomfortable we both are with our butts. Enjoy!
Had ol' Keaton on the program to talk Wonder Woman, Get Out, Silence, Hacksaw Ridge, Split, why CGI sucks, why people choose children's movies as ideological battlegrounds, and my favorite topic: grown-ass men who comment on real-world events using comic book metaphors.
In this episode, we talk self-publishing, Florida, punk bands, Henry Rollins, depression, bad relationships, drinking, writing, pro wrestling, and being chill with regards to making books.
Brian's books are a lot of fun. Check them out here.
Here's his publishing work: House of Vlad
On this ramble episode I talk about my time in Oregon as one of rehabilitation, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I also talk about some new, exciting ideas I've been hipped to, such as restructuring your life around what you love and want rather than what you hate, and refusing to do things that take away my love for art and life. I also explain the new structural direction for Broken River, which I think is somewhat radical in that it's a "solve" for the problem of how to have an ethical budget-less publishing house.
I had David James Keaton on the show to talk about Alien: Covenant. We both liked it! Inside you will find a spirited defense of the film, along with more tangents than you can shake a stick at, including bad criticism, disappointing captains, CGI, what makes this movie work, Wonder Woman, and neoliberalism.
Bud Smith is the author of several books, including F 250 and Dusty Bunny City (co-created with Rae Buleri). Joseph Grantham is one half of Disorder Press, which published Dust Bunny City. This is the funniest episode of the podcast yet.
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Rappers who love crime fiction are must-have guests on the JDO Show. Mr. Rocca is one of the coolest guests I've had so far. A 20-year veteran of the hip-hop game, he now raps as one half of Career Crooks (with Small Professor), and writes for Passion of the Weiss, Red Bull Music Academy, and several other awesome outlets. We talk about his life amongst the organized crime of South Philly, his love of Megan Abbott, work ethic, prioritization of time after fatherhood, and learning humility and wisdom after the tumultuous journey of youth.
Check out Career Crooks new album here
Check out his Instagram here