103: Everything Else That Used to Be Worthwhile

In which we sit around talking in proper nouns about chapter five (v) of Thomas Pynchon’s V. We’ll be back in two weeks with a discussion on chapter six.

We’ve talked before about the Baader-Meinhof Complex. If you’d like to know more, you can read about it here.

Radiohead has a song called “Fog” on their album Knives Out that seems to reference V. They also have a version called “Fog (Again)” that was the source of a joke in our episode.

Bo occasionally mentions that he was born without a sense of smell, a condition called congenital anosmia. Here’s a very good video that explains the condition and what it’s like to live with, if you would like to learn more.

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