02.01: Inherent Vice In which we begin Season Two: Inherent Vice. In this podcast we discuss Chapters 1 through 4, including character, theme, and humor analysis, and manage to fit in a real-time example of how the internet is a liar.
01.06: Slow Learner In which we discuss the final story in Slow Learner, “The Secret Integration” and wrap up our discussion of the collection. We’ll be back with Season 2: Inherent Vice sometime in late September/early October. See you then!
01.05: Stand-alone episode In which we celebrate Pynchon in Public Day with an interview Dr. Martin Paul Eve about his newly released book, Pynchon and Philosophy: Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno. (Amazon) (Powell’s) Note: No, you didn’t miss episode seven. We wouldn’t be Pynchonites if we embraced linear narratives and expositions.
01.04: Slow Learner In which we discuss one of the more complex stories in Slow Learner, “Entropy,” and welcome a new panelist, Jason. He’s Irish – if you can’t tell – and we test his metal by having him explain the concept of entropy.
01.03: Slow Learner In which we continue our discussion of Mr. Pynchon’s short story collection, Slow Learner. The story under our collective microscopes this time is “The Low-Lands.” Included in this episode is our first “Pynch-song,” one of Pynchon’s many songs set to music.
01.02: Slow Learner In which we begin our discussion of Mr. Pynchon’s short story collection Slow Learner. First we talk about the Introduction, the only extant Pynchon-on-Pynchon writing available, and then move to the first short story, “The Small Rain.”
01.01: Stand-alone episode In which we offer a gift of readings to you, Loyal Listeners. The Christmas season shows up often enough in Mr. Pynchon’s books, and here are three examples taken from V, Gravity’s Rainbow, and Mason & Dixon. Added in is a little holiday music, arranged and performed by one of our podcasters. […]
00.02: Bleeding Edge In which we wrap up our discussion of Bleeding Edge, talk of money and jokes, and make clear what is the best thing on the internet.
00.01: Bleeding Edge In which we discuss the new novel, Bleeding Edge, before any of us have had proper time to digest it.
00.00: Stand-alone episode In which we test the international waters, figure out what technical issues might need addressing, and talk a bit about Pynchon in Public Day and about what we hope to do with this podcast.