August 1, 2018
The reigning champ of JDO Show appearances is back.
We talk about the sad conclusion to Jordan's LA Confidential journey, getting back into movies over television, James Gunn, offensive jokes, a surprisingly deep look at American History X, white supremacists co-opting cool imagery, alternate-universe David and Jordan, the Trader Joe's shooter, proximity of violence, why America is a haunted monster, ironic suicidal ideation on Twitter, rules for using Twitter responsibility, and rejecting the new.
July 14, 2018
The publisher-in-chief of Eraserhead Press stopped by to talk about the invention of Bizarro as a genre, the early days, Bizarrocon, Edgefield, renewing creative enthusiasm, dealing with difficult personalities, the evolution of print on demand technology, judging a book by its cover, ass goblins, the nicest cease and desist letter of all time, the secrets to selling books, Andrew Zimmern, Parasite Milk, how to build a readership, building momentum, The Unyielding, and what she looks for in a book.
Rose on Twitter
July 4, 2018
we talk: fucked up shit on the internet, mean art, does the internet cause bad behavior, weird kids' videos on Youtube, lie machines, underground shit, how to read difficult books, adjusting expectations, the internet isn't real,
Buy Amygdalatropolis here
inside the castle
an ideal for living by eugene thacker
June 25, 2018
Today I talk to Elle Nash, the author of Animals Eat Each Other
We talk about indestructible babies, poor kid food, random number generators, AI, the frightening depths of algorithms and metadata, running a magazine, communication between authors and editors, nu metal for babies, the cultural embarrassment around nu metal, bad brains, animals eat each other, short novels vs. long novels, tao lin’s “trip”, charles manson, mk ultra, LSD, and talk of the future (featuring adorable baby noises)
You can pick up her book here
witch craft mag
May 17, 2018
Joe Milazzo is a novelist focused on consciousness. He is the author of Crepuscule with Nellie, a surreal and dense "speculative historical fiction novel about Thelonious Monk, his wife Nellie, and his confidant and patron the Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter."
In this episode, we talk gift economies, uncomfortable art, Tropisms, Joseph McElroy's Plus (a novel about a brain coming into consciousness in space), the opacity of social media, Philip K. Dick, going crazy while reading a crazy book, anchor characters, and "woodshedding."
May 10, 2018
This is kind of an older one. I fell behind on posting episodes. Sorry guys.
Rachel Bell is one of my favorite writers and she always makes for a fun podcast guest. We talk about her adventures in France and being a professional memer and some weird shit.
Find all of her info here
Hear her new album "Coping" here
May 7, 2018
Mike McCrary comes on the podcast to talk about people getting upset about the F-word in books, how he writes books so fast, Pomodoro technique, outlining a series, how to get an agent, golden handcuffs, my Chuck Palahniuk theory, blurbs, the "rubber sheet" scene, making concessions, and the changing landscape of Austin, Texas.
Mike's books can be found here
April 18, 2018
Today we have Tom Stern, the author of My Vanishing Twin. Tom and I have a fun conversation about the St. Louis city museum / meowolf, parallel dimensions, writing road trips, doing the work, Flannery O’Connor, vanishing twins, pursuing your passion, unlikeable characters, how to mix art with commerce, and “finding your way” into projects you might not be in love with.
Check out My Vanishing Twin here
April 11, 2018
Ken Ilgunas, author of This Land is Our Land, comes on the show to talk about our right to roam by foot across the country. He takes an interesting, bold position: that we should really rethink how we view both private and public property, with an eye towards opening them up to more freedom. We also talk visiting ancestral homelands, trespassing across America, how few people own most of the land, wildness vs. wilderness, Trump despair, setting out to create ideas that will outlive you, The Long Now Foundation, Present Shock, Out of the Wreckage, allemansrätten, and we close out with some fun talks about forest baths, moose chases, cactus injuries, and why Oklahoma was the scariest state to walk across.
This Land is Our Land
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