John E. Swan came on the show to talk about the beauty of insensitivity, the tricky business of influence, and feeding your demons.
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In this episode, Ben and I talk about how most books just aren't doing it for us, a scrambled bootleg version of Pierre Guyotat's Tomb for 500,000 Dead Soldiers, cool new indie presses, typos in books, plotlessness, and working as a cleaner.
Bill is back to talk about how his indie title Gravesend evolved into a huge success, his upbringing in New York City, being translated into French, George Pelecanos, and appearing in the New York Times. Finally, we talk some shop, covering characters and themes in Gravesend.
Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland stops by the podcast to talk about his new tragicomic memoir Tragedy + Time. We talk writing as therapy, OCD, dealing with hecklers, this time I saw Tom Green lose his shit, how writing jokes informs (or doesn't inform) writing books, and an awesome bit about a red hawk.
On today's episode of the podcast, Scott and I talk strange theatergoers, Sicario, mean art, Stray Bullets, Antibirth, the recent phenomenon of "sensitivity reading," cultural appropriation, Alex Jones, and our fundamental disagreement on conspiracy theories.
I talk to Kelby about not drinking, ghosts, magic, demons, The Invisibles, new projects, rap, written dialogue, and why we think traditional narratives have got to go.
Keep an eye out for The Way We Came In. I'll let you know when it drops.
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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.
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.